The tech that will power the 22nd century

The tech that will power the 22nd century

Main image: The 22nd century will be about much more than flying cars. Credit: Airbus If predicting the future is dumb, then predicting advances in technology is even dumber. Challenges will appear that we’ve never contemplated, and knowledge we now hold dear will in many cases be proven false. The prediction game can soon become more a reflection of ‘us’ in the 21st century rather than ‘them’ in the 22nd

Apple developing low-power ARM chip for the Mac

Apple developing low-power ARM chip for the Mac

Apple is currently working on an ARM-powered chipset for its Mac, according to sources at Bloomberg, The new chipset will run alongside the existing Intel processors to handle low-power tasks. According to Bloomberg, the new chipset will handle tasks such as Power Nap, a feature of macOS that allows the computer to perform tasks such as checking for emails and software updates when the computer is sleeping. Relegating

LG X Power Review

LG X Power Review

In the mid-range segment of the smartphone market you really have two types of products. The first are smartphones like the Moto G, which try to provide a good all-around experience. They aren’t really exceptional in any respect, but the hope is that providing a decent experience in every respect will lead to a good overall user experience. The second type of device

Apple Power Adapters for Select Mac Laptops and iPads were Recalled

Apple Power Adapters for Select Mac Laptops and iPads were Recalled

Apple has announced today that they are recalling AC wall plug adapters for its MacBook laptops and iPads in select countries. The issue stems from a design flaw that, if broken, causes the AC plug to pose a risk of electrical shock if touched. The adapters were shipped outside the U.S. from 2003 to 2015 and their total number should be rather huge. Nonetheless, the number of failures

Wi-Fi HaLow: Long-Range, Low-Power Wi-Fi for Internet-of-Things Devices

Wi-Fi HaLow: Long-Range, Low-Power Wi-Fi for Internet-of-Things Devices

 There are more than 6.8 billion devices with Wi-Fi technology in use today, but the number of devices that need to share data or access the Internet wirelessly will grow exponentially in the coming years because various wearables, driverless cars, smart sensors and other devices that belong to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) world. The Wi-Fi Alliance this week announced the IEEE 802.11ah

Intex Aqua Power: It’s All About the Battery

Intex Aqua Power: It’s All About the Battery

We’ve seen a spate of low-cost phones with large batteries launching in the past few weeks, and it’s a trend we’re very happy about. For too long, the emphasis has been on cutting phones down to make them as slim as possible, which has meant major compromises in terms of battery life. At least customers can now choose utility over style. The Intex Aqua Power is a surprisingly affordable phone which boasts of not

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano: The Power of Size

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano: The Power of Size

While there never really was an era where video cards were small, the focus on size and power efficiency over the last couple of years feels a bit like a return to at least some earlier roots in the PC video card industry. After traditional blower style cards peaked at 300W at the turn of the decade while other cards reached as long as 13”, we’ve slowly but surely been backing

Xiaomi 5,000mAh, 16,000mAh Mi power bank

Xiaomi 5,000mAh, 16,000mAh Mi power bank

Accessories Xiaomi is all set to conduct its next sale for 5,000mAh, 16,000mAh Mi power bank today at 2PM on its company’s website. The company has not undertaken previous registrations for the flash sale , and users can just head over to the website and make the purchase. The company will be making available limited stocks of the power banks, and hence it is recommended to make the purchase as soon as the sale

Analysing AMOLED Power Efficiency Improvements

Analysing AMOLED Power Efficiency Improvements

Over the last few years we’ve been repeatedly reporting how Samsung was able to improve AMOLED power efficiency by employing better emitter materials on each new device generation. This went largely unverified as nobody really tried to accurately measure the actual power consumed by the screen. To rectify this situation, I went ahead to try to measure the screen power consumption