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4-09-2017, 07:45

Manufacturers iPhone decided to give new names to the devices that you plan to release for sale. So, new names will get iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Edition, replacing the iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8, respectively.
Manufacturers of accessories for smartphones iPhone recently started to change the names in the "supported devices" — from the list disappeared iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus.
Some experts suggest that the iPhone 8 could be called iPhone Pro. The prefix "Pro" often appears in the names of laptops and tablets of Apple, so it can replace the traditional figure.
Some users do not rule out the option with X iPhone — so it may sound like the name of the new gadget.
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Note, Apple has officially confirmed that the presentation of the new iPhone on 12 September.
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4-09-2017, 07:43

Do you think that smartphones have not receive any new technologies? As it is not so! We are on the verge of significant changes to both design and appearance of the gadgets. This is due to the displays in the flagship has already consumed almost the entire front surface. In such critical moments the producers don't yet know which technologies will work and, along with interesting solutions and sometimes offer questionable. Really useful innovations or we are testing new features and technology?
Best of all, the evolution of screens in mobile devices demonstrates a simple regularity: each year the ratio of the area occupied by the display, and the area of the entire front panel of gadgets. Last year, the average ratio among the leaders was about 70%. Now the majority of the exhibited novelties has a ratio of about 80%. At the same LG G6 screen is 78% of the area of the front panel, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus this figure is 84%.
The change of the ratio of the area of the screen to the surface of the flagships of Samsung for 8 years
When there are no more opportunities to increase displays, manufacturers offer new solutions in this area, sometimes interesting and sometimes strange. Let's try to figure out which display innovation really useful and what screens we will see in the near future.
Frameless: killer keys
Everything goes to the fact that in a short time the display will be truly frameless and occupy the entire surface of the smartphone — at least frontally. The imagination already draws a stunning picture devices of the near future, but, alas, all is not so rosy. Companies have to go to various tricks in order to increase the occupied display area. The same Samsung abandoned the logo on the front panel and engaged in the optimization of free space in the phone.
The first went under the knife physical keys. The vast majority of manufacturers have long ceased to use them, making the virtual buttons. Did that even to Samsung, the company has long remained a supporter of the mechanical Home button. However, the tactile response from the now touch-sensitive buttons left — this chip was first introduced by Apple called 3D Touch. Their counterparts of the technology used by some Chinese company, so that in the future we should expect more distribution touch buttons with feedback.
Another, somewhat unexpected decision to further optimize the available space was offered by several smartphone manufacturers to abandon the traditional speaker. Sounds strange, but technologies to do this exist already for a long time. We are talking about bone conduction of sound: if the normal speakers the sound wave is formed by the membrane and then enters the ear, the bone conduction speakers vibration is transmitted directly to the temporal bone. To some it will seem unsafe, but in fact the headphones with bone conduction are widely used by people with hearing complications, as well as sportsmen by keeping your ears open and not bothering to hear what's happening around. Dynamics with bone conduction, there is one significant advantage — your interlocutor can't hear nobody else, even if it is very close to you.
This technology has already been used in Xiaomi Mi Mix and, according to rumors, that such a speaker will get Essential Phone from Android Creator Andy Rubin and the Apple iPhone 8.
Headphones with bone conduction AfterShokz Bluez 2S
The unresolved issue with the proximity sensors and lighting, which have become a fixture in any modern smartphone. However in the smart watch Gear S3 Samsung managed to make a fully round display, by placing a sensor below the matrix. On the performance of the sensor is not affected, and it is possible that in the near future, the sensor will move under the display and on the smartphone. If we can do the same thing with the proximity sensor, is unclear, but we have no doubt.
Samsung Gear S3 of light sensor is placed under the matrix
Finally, there is a front facing camera (and Samsung flagships — and even iris scanner Iris of the eye), which neither to move, nor to hide will not work very much any way. His decision (and probably the only possible) proposed by the developers of the above mentioned Essential Phone. They just made the screen a kind of a recess where he placed the lens. Despite all the concerns, it looks not so bad, so selfie lovers need not worry.
A critical opinion. Little who misses a scattering of buttons in the old communicators but the frameless displays have a significant drawback — the inconvenience to use. Gadget with such a screen is simply not something to grasp, now if you use a smartphone with a very thin framework, we are constantly faced with random taps. To solve the problem, companies will have to engage seriously in the development of special algorithms to devices able to distinguish intentional from accidental pressing and did not respond to the latter.
Infinity Display (18:9): pocket screen
If you put in a stack of several smartphones from the same line, but different generations, you will notice that their sizes from year to year is not too change. Diagonal displays, however, are growing. A simple "stretching" of the usual display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 not achieved, so now the fashion includes long screens with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Gadgets such matrices has already released the Samsung (Galaxy S8), LG (model Q6) and even Micromax (Canvas Infinity). One of the advantages of this solution include the possibility of increasing the area of the screen without changing the dimensions and geometry of the body, as well as the widespread use of standard movie allows you to watch movies on smartphones without black bars.
A critical opinion. Many of us are already used to control gadgets with a 5.5-inch display with one hand, using real acrobatics when caught smartphone. But to do the same with gadgets with Infinity Display was more difficult: to reach the top of the screen is almost impossible now.
Additional screens: a niche solution
What could be better than a high-quality display in smartphone? Of course, the second display! According to some producers, of course. Outset that the idea is not new — these gadgets was released by Sony Ericsson in the mid-noughties.
For a long time this decision has been forgotten, but in recent years it is experiencing a new birth. The purpose of a second screen up with a variety. In LG V10 it was a narrow strip above the main display for notifications and shortcuts.
Second screen V10 may serve as additional Doc with the program shortcuts
The smartphone Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus a second screen mounted on the back panel. A 1.9-inch AMOLED-matrix is needed primarily for quick viewing information and convenience selfies on the main camera. All that we have seen in the old "classic" beginning of the century, which once again confirms the proverb about a new and well-forgotten old.
Meizu Pro 7 the second display is used for notifications and selfies
So how can you not mention the YotaPhone is the first smartphone with E-Ink display. The decision unusual, but very niche. First gadgets Yota focused on reading lovers who don't want to carry a phone and an e-book. On the other hand, e-ink is not blinded by the sun and consume almost no battery power, and therefore can be useful in many different situations, whether navigating the city or a quick look at that just came in the notification. Recall that despite all the vicissitudes that accompanied the development of the YotaPhone, a few days ago was presented is the third in the line version of the device with a 5.2-inch display E-Ink Carta of the last generation.
The back panel of the YotaPhone 3 busy touch E-Ink display
A critical opinion. In the era of Always-On displays allow you to display a lot of useful information with minimal power consumption, and high-quality front-facing cameras, the idea of installation in smartphone a second screen seems strange. Besides, it complicates the design of the gadget and makes it less reliable — the risk of scratching located on the back panel display is very large. The only viable idea (and then only in quite narrow circles), it seems only the screen e-ink YotaPhone, although the use of such a device will have to very carefully.
Always-On: changing the LEDs
Almost invisible was the actual death is just a tiny element of the led notification light. And the "culprit" again steel screens. At the dawn of the communicators of the indicators had to be not less than two, and the LEDs showed not only the presence of the missing notifications and the status of operation of the wireless modules. Now they are almost everywhere replaced technology always on display, and iPhone users do go without them with the very first model of "Apple" smartphone. The most effective Always-On works with AMOLED screens, since they are turned off (black) pixels do not consume energy. But the producers contrive to do "always on screen" and IPS-matrix. For example, in Nokia 8 to display notifications is enabled only part of the display.
A critical opinion. Smartphones and so occupy a large part of our lives, and the technology Always-On provokes literally staring at the screen of the gadget, carefully look at the notification icons. But to see the glow of the good old led, enough to throw the device a cursory glance.
Edge displays: beauty at the expense of ergonomics
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4-09-2017, 07:40

Phone JioPhone was officially launched in July this year, and pre-orders started on August 24.
Apparently, the device is very much loved by the customers, because just two hours after the start of pre-orders, the number of applicants amounted to 3 million people, and 24 hours later their number exceeded 6 million.
The source reports that at the time of closing pre-orders on August 25, the number of people willing to buy a JioPhone was about 10 million, and this phenomenal success for a device of this level.
By the way, JioPhone is equipped with a 2.4-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 2-Megapixel main and 0.3 MP front cameras, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM, support for microSD cards up to 32 GB, physical keyboard. 
Source: http://ilenta.com/news/smartphone/news_17632.html
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4-09-2017, 07:38

Startup SolarWindow Technologies have shown a clear liquid coating for Windows that can collect energy from sunlight.
The new material window can be turned into transparent solar panels that receive energy from sunlight, says Seeker .
On the glass or plastic glazing is applied to a special liquid coating which then dries up under the influence of low temperatures. It is made of carbon material, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. The result is a thin transparent film.
Thus the electricity is generated directly on the glass, then it through the wires, each thinner than a human hair, is applied to the edges of the window frame, which is already present in the wires is fed to the grid of the dwelling.
"Conventional solar panels are inherently opaque and thus through them it is impossible to see. And SolarWindow is being developed to support the architectural beauty and transparency of the window when generating electricity," - said General Director of SolarWindow John Conklin. Target applications for these Windows are high, city buildings and skyscrapers.
SolarWindow the company announced in late August that has partnered with a California firm Triview Glass Industries, which produces special glass panels for architectural firms and commercial developers. According to John Conklin, "this is an important first step to bring technology from the lab to the sun." The company is also working to use their solar film to existing Windows.
Previously NV was informed that the Chinese have developed an innovative solar panels that can generate electricity even at night and during cloudy rainy weather. In order for solar panels can produce energy even at night, Chinese scientists have added to the phosphor with a long Plascon.
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4-09-2017, 07:35

Office of patents and trademarks United States has given Amazon a patent for the design of the speaker drone.
Why you need a talking drone
Because it is convenient. 
First, he will be able to speak to clients for data verification prior to the issuance of the parcel. 
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Second, he can change the route of delivery. For example, if you have programmed a drone to deliver a package, but plans have changed and you forgot to cancel the command and now see how the drone flies off into the distance. 
Third, in case of an accident, talking drone will be able to signal people down below they were careful and did not hit the radius of the drop zone.
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