Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus expected to have dual front cameras

A new generation of Samsung’s Galaxy A-series phones are rumored for a release this January, as reported by Android Police. A user manual was uploaded online to Samsung’s website, which provides minimal details on what we can expect for next year’s new A-series … Continue reading Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus expected to have dual front cameras

Hisense now sells an Alexa-compatible air conditioner and dehumidifier

Hisense today announced new Amazon Alexa integrations for two of its appliance products: its Wi-Fi-connected HiSmart air conditioner and HiSmart dehumidifier. The products, which are mainly controlled through iOS and Android mobile apps, can now change cooling settings, dehumidifying modes, and other … Continue reading Hisense now sells an Alexa-compatible air conditioner and dehumidifier

Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018

Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors. Titled Clear ID, these are expected to work … Continue reading Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018

Toyota and Panasonic eye joint development of new EV batteries

Japan’s Panasonic Corp and Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday they will consider jointly developing batteries for electric vehicles. The move could help Panasonic extend its lead as the world’s largest automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturer. The announcement builds on an existing agreement under which … Continue reading Toyota and Panasonic eye joint development of new EV batteries

Dutch police will stop using drone-hunting eagles since they weren’t doing what they’re told

Last year, police in the Netherlands were ready to deploy a team of eagles to take down rogue drones. Now the police say they’ve stopped using the birds because training them is more expensive and complicated than they anticipated, reports Nos, as spotted by Gizmodo. The eagles wouldn’t … Continue reading Dutch police will stop using drone-hunting eagles since they weren’t doing what they’re told