Entries by Rodrigo Gomez

Synaptics Debuts New Fingerprint Sensors Capable of Scanning Through Display Glass

Synaptics Debuts New Fingerprint Sensors Capable of Scanning Through Display Glass Amid rumors suggesting Apple plans to debut a 2017 iPhone with an edge-to-edge display with built-in Touch ID, Synaptics has announced its own under-glass fingerprint detection solution, debuting a new line of Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors. The FS9100 sensors are capable of […]

Galaxy Note 7 broke basic engineering rules

Galaxy Note 7 broke basic engineering rules, says damning new report A teardown of the Galaxy Note 7 may have provided insight into why the infamous smartphone was prone to explosions, causing Samsung to recall and eventually cancel the device entirely. While it’s obvious the battery was a key reason for the device’s failure, a […]

iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues

iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues Apple is offering to replace the batteries of a “small number” of iPhone 6S phones with a fault that makes them unexpectedly shut down. The phones with this fault were manufactured between September and October 2015, it said in a statement. Affected devices will suddenly stop working even […]

Qualcomm asks for US ban on ‘infringing’ smartmobes

Cheap-and-cheerful Chinese vendors aren’t paying their dues Qualcomm’s trade troubles have taken a new twist, with the company launching a trade complaint to get some Chinese vendors banned from the USA. In an action filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the chip company takes issue with two companies operating under smartphone maker Zhuhai […]

New Nokia D1C

Nokia is expected to make a return to the smartphone market in 2017. The company has ditched the Windows OS in favour of Google’s Android OS, which has the largest market share. One of the two expected Nokia phones to be launched next year is the D1C, which is possibly the phone shown in the […]

InvenSense is on sale

Which of These Companies Could Buy InvenSense? STMicro, Sony, and Intel could all benefit from buying the motion sensor maker. Leo Sun (TMFSunLion) Nov 4, 2016 at 1:00PM Chipmaker InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) is reportedly interested in selling itself, according to multiple reports citing unnamed sources. InvenSense supplies motion sensors to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Samsung, and other mobile-device […]

Kodak Enters Smartphone Market With Ektra Camera Phone

Kodak has announced the new Kodak Ektra Smartphone, a smartphone designed for photographers, with a 21 megapixel sensor, f/2.0 lens, optical image stabilisation, 4K video recording, a physical shutter release button, and a camera grip on the left of the smartphone. The smartphone is being released with manual controls, numerous shooting modes, a virtual mode […]

LG employs strict quality test on V20

An LG Electronics employee conducts a drop test on the V20 smartphone at the company’s manufacturing facility in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday. / Courtesy of LG Electronics PYEONGTAEK, Gyeonggi Province ― LG Electronics’ V20 smartphone is getting off to a good start, attracting growing attention for its unrivaled audio and camera functions. But the company […]