Smartphones

Nothing Phone Lighting Explained, Plus Pre-Orders Hit DropX

A look at the back side of the Nothing Phone (1) in Marques Brownlee’s video. Screenshot: YouTube / MKBHD Nothing, the smartphone brainchild of CEO Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, is once again testing the efficacy of its hype machine. The company is currently known for its economical earbuds, the Ear (1), which offer a …

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Apple Patent Explores Phone Charging Touch Keyboard

MacBook Pro 14Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Apple’s MacBooks haven’t changed much over the past decade or so. Some of the latest models were recently redesigned with modern features, but their form remains that of traditional laptops. That isn’t due to a lack of ideas. Between each model refresh is a flood of patents conjured up by …

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Vodafone’s One for One Phone Recycling Program Will Bring Old Phones Back to Life

An unfortunate consequence of our collective lust for shiny new gadgets is a growing mountain (sometimes literally) of electronic waste. Far too many of our devices are difficult to recycle, and so much of our e-waste ends up in landfills, where toxic chemicals may seep into the ground and pollute the local water supply. The …

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Vodafone’s One for One Phone Recycling Program Will Bring Old Phones Back to Life

An unfortunate consequence of our collective lust for shiny new gadgets is a growing mountain (sometimes literally) of electronic waste. Far too many of our devices are difficult to recycle, and so much of our e-waste ends up in landfills, where toxic chemicals may seep into the ground and pollute the local water supply. The …

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Sanders, Warren Put Apple on Notice With Universal Charger Push

Apple iPhone 12 ProPhoto: Caitlyn McGarry/Gizmodo Apple is in the spotlight again after a group of Senators published a letter on Thursday asking the US Commerce Department to establish a universal charging standard for smartphones. Signed by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the document urges the Department …

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Why Your iPhone Takes So Long to Install Updates Automatically

Photo: nikkimeel (Shutterstock) If you rely on your iPhone’s “Automatic Updates” feature to download and install new versions of iOS for you, you’re going to be waiting a while for the next update. You might not notice until someone sends you an emoji you can’t see, or you’re taunted by that red pop-up in Settings, …

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Using smartphones to screen for disease

The healthcare landscape is constantly evolving with the introduction of new innovations using artificial intelligence (AI) and hardware technologies. Google Health recently unveiled how AI can be utilised both in and out of the hospital setting, using gadgets you already own, to generate quick results. “Accessing the right healthcare can be challenging depending on where …

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