For the past little while, Samsung has been getting a lot of flack for continuing to make their flagship smartphones with plastic rather than using metal.
But this past week they released the Galaxy Alpha. With the Alpha, Samsung has finally changed the rounded, all plastic design we’ve come to know (and most people hate) and brought a metal frame to this thin and light smartphone.
Well, sort of.
If you are a parent, or maybe have a niece or nephew, you know what it’s like to try to make these kids happy. One dad has taken this to the next level.
First, he built a mission control desk for his 2 boys. He says after he had built the control center, it was obvious that the next step was to build a spaceship. And that is exactly what he did.
Over the weekend, Samsung revealed a new device by the name of the Galaxy Tab Q. Specs include a 7″, 720p display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, up to 64 GB of microSDXC storage, NFC, and a 3200 mAh battery.
The Q does fall into the ‘Tab’ family of devices but it also supports voice calling, turning this ‘Tab’ into a ‘Phab.’ Why Samsung thinks enough people want to use a 7″ tablet as their primary phone to have made one available to purchase, I’m not quite sure. But, if you are one of the few, and currently reside in China, you can pick on up now here.
Boeing is in England this week at the Farnborough Airshow showing off their new 787-9 Dreamliner. Even though this is a commercial aircraft, you can see in the video below it is able to maneuver very easily even at low altitude. Now don’t get too worried about flying in one of these on your next trip, this is just a demonstration of what the plane is able to do in order to convince companies to buy them.
And just in case you don’t think this video is real, here is one taken during the airshow earlier this week.
Austrian architecture firm, Coop Himmelb(l)au has come up with a new way to take yourself ‘off the grid.’ “The CHBL Jammer Coat is a piece of clothing that enables its user to disappear: Google can’t find you anymore,” as Coop Himmelb(l)au describes.
As you can see in the images below, this ‘piece of clothing’ is most definitely not inconspicuous at all. Instead of being hidden from those around you, it allows you not be tracked (or accessible) in any way via your phone, tablet, or any other device while it is being held inside any of the multiple pockets of the coat.
As has happened a lot recently, more iPhone 6 pictures have been released. 9to5Mac has been given some new pictures of iPhone 6 dummies via Sonny Dickson.
These pictures don’t really show us a whole lot more than we’ve already seen. But they do show how the camera and flash will look on the back of the device. The images also show the size difference between the 5.5″ iPhone and 4.7″ iPhone.