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Apple’s HomePod isn’t the most feature-intensive smart speaker on the market. But, with the upcoming HomePod features, the company is hoping to make the device more appealing. At the September 12 event, Apple unveiled five new HomePod features that could make the smart speaker more of a contender to Amazon Echo and Google Home. UPCOMING APPLE HOMEPOD UPDATES Search by Lyrics: Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that you’ll soon be able to search for a song by its lyrics. For example, if you can’t remember that Eminem song, you’ll be abl...
Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced it is launching “the world’s first commercial 5G broadband internet service”, dubbed Verizon 5G Home on October 1, 2018. The revolutionary 5G internet service will be available in certain parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento at the initial stage. The wireless telecommunication company further committed to roll-out the 5G broadband connectivity for consumers in more areas soon. Verizon is also expecting to be the first to introduce 5G mobile service. It further noted that fo...
Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics Corp is close to making its second major acquisition in a bid to cement its position in the lucrative market for automotive chips. Renesas on Tuesday said had reached an agreement to acquire Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for $6.7 billion. Renesas is the second largest producer of auto-related chips after NXP Semiconductors NV. It controls about 30% of the global market for automotive microcontrollers. But weak in manufacturing analog chips like those used in processing ...
HP Inc. on Monday stepped into the world of 3D metal printing with Metal Jet. HP Metal Jet is the world’s most advanced 3D printing technology for mass manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. The company launched the machine at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The printing technology giant aims to transform the $12 trillion manufacturing industry in the mid of the digital industrial revolution. The automobile, industrial, and medical industries jointly manufacture billions of additive metal componen...
Qualcomm Inc.’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., rolled out a new chipset, Snapdragon Wear 3100, designed specifically for Wear OS infrastructure. On September 10, 2018, the company made an official announcement about the new processor at an event in San Francisco. At the launch event supported by Google, the chipset maker emphasized that the new Qualcomm processor for Wear OS would allow the customers to enjoy the blend of fashion watch, smartwatch, sports watch and an analog watch on a single Android wearable...
Google will host an event on October 9, 2018, where it will announce a new line of hardware including its flagship smartphone, Google Pixel 3. It will live stream the event on Google’s YouTube from 11 am (US Eastern time) onwards. The search giant has sent out a tiny GIF invitation to all the media houses for the hardware event to be organized in New York. The invitation reads out “I <3 NY” and "#madebygoogle” hinting launch of much-awaited flagship smartphones, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. Google’s hardware events are generally packed...
Apple Music rolled out a new feature comprising ‘Top 100’ charts on Friday. To be precise, the company released 116 ‘Top 100’ music charts – one global and rest of them are for each nation where Apple’s music streaming service is available. So, if the Apple Music subscribers travel from one nation to another, they can now easily get to know which top music the country people are listening to. New Feature of Apple Music Apple Music, in a software upgrade, showcases the 116 ‘Top 100’ music charts under the tab ‘Browse’. The appeara...
Amazon launched a new version of its 8-inch tablet worth $80 on September 6, 2018. The updated Fire HD 8 tablet flaunts hand-free digital voice assistant support and an improved front camera. The e-commerce did not make major changes in the new generation of Amazon tablet when compared to 2017 Fire HD 8. Similar to its predecessor, 2018 Fire HD tablet is also packed in a sturdy plastic body, which Amazon claims is twice durable than the iPad Mini 4. The device is equipped with an 8-inch HD display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1...
Apple’s 2018 version of iPhone X will be called iPhone Xs Max, according to the latest rumor. The new iPhone X is due to be launched during Apple’s most hyped event of the year slated for September 12, 2018. What’s more to look forward to the event? It is said that there are two more iPhone models on the agenda and a refreshed edition of Apple Watch 4. The event will be organized at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in California. Apple New iPhone X Models The Apple aficionados will get to see the three new iPhone ...
Since the introduction of phone cameras in the year 2000, the technology has only maintained a growing pace to dispute our need for a dedicated digital camera in keeping those special memories. It was like arriving at the technology’s climax when HTC released the first dual camera smartphone. But until today, we are still counting more and more additional lenses. A recently leaked image, first released by Chinese outlet IT Home, suggests we would soon get a 5 camera Nokia phone as the first smartphone to feature a Penta-camera system...