Posts Tagged: could

NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts’ info

The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits rentals of most apartments for less than 30 days u…
Engadget RSS Feed

Gene-edited rice plants could boost the world’s food supply

Rice may be one of the most plentiful crops on Earth, but there are only so many grains you can naturally obtain from a given plant. Scientists may have a straightforward answer to that problem: edit the plants to make them produce more. They've us…
Engadget RSS Feed

Graphene ‘stimulation’ could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking cancer cells. The mystery material? Graphene, a semi-metal that's composed of a single la…
Engadget RSS Feed

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could get Android Oreo update in May

New reports out indicate Samsung may be on the verge of rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones possibly as soon as mid-May. If Samsung and carriers are able to stick to this timeline, then the S7 devices will be getting the update one to […]

Come comment on this article: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could get Android Oreo update in May

Visit TalkAndroid


TalkAndroid

Grammarly patches bug that could expose everything you write

Grammarly, a copyediting extension for Chrome and Firefox that points out typos and grammatical mistakes, had a major bug that allowed any website you visit to log into your account and read everything you ever wrote. It made all your documents, hist…
Engadget RSS Feed

Huawei’s 8.4-inch Mediapad M5 tablet gets Bluetooth certification, could launch during CES 2018

To say that the tablet market is as flat as a pancake could be an understatement. Since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 back at MWC 2017 in February, well, there hasn’t been a whole lot for tablet lovers to get excited about in the Android world. And yes, I include Amazon’s Fire tablets […]

Come comment on this article: Huawei’s 8.4-inch Mediapad M5 tablet gets Bluetooth certification, could launch during CES 2018

Visit TalkAndroid


TalkAndroid

Fox News impartiality breaches could threaten Sky merger

As Fox waits to find out whether it will be allowed to complete its merger with broadcasting giant Sky, UK media regulator Ofcom today delivered a fresh blow to proceedings. The watchdog confirmed that two Fox News shows, hosted separately by Sean Ha…
Engadget RSS Feed

DNA ‘robots’ could sort molecules in your blood

Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldn't it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a 'robot' made from a single DNA strand that autonomously picks up molecule…
Engadget RSS Feed

New computer models could direct scientists to epic cosmic events

Now that they're spotting gravitational waves more often, scientists are expanding their search for cosmic events. Specifically, they're using new computer models to depict the cataclysmic collision that occurs when a black hole joins a neutron star…
Engadget RSS Feed

Next ‘MST3K’ DVD box set could be its last

The cult of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is currently in full swing. There's the gleefully cheesy Netflix revival, which came off the back of a successful Kickstarter from the show's creator Joel Hodgson. And, Twitch recently aired a six-day long MST…
Engadget RSS Feed

An LG G6 Mini with a 5.4-inch display could be on the way shortly

It looks like the LG G6 isn’t the only device to be launched with the G6 label — LG is reportedly preparing an LG G6 Mini, which, according to recent specs, will feature a 5.4-inch display.

The post An LG G6 Mini with a 5.4-inch display could be on the way shortly appeared first on Digital Trends.

Android Army–Digital Trends

Virtual reality could help elderly people avoid potentially fatal falls

Researchers have been investigating whether VR tech could be used to help prevent falls among the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions. Here’s what they’re busy planning.

The post Virtual reality could help elderly people avoid potentially fatal falls appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Theranos settlement means it could have a lab again in 2019

Theranos has been headed toward disaster for a while through its dodgy blood testing methods, but it might have just avoided the worst possible outcome. The biotech outfit has reached a settlement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service…
Engadget RSS Feed

Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way

Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.

The post Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

HERA telescope upgrades could reveal the earliest stars

When it first went online in February 2016, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) radio telescope in South Africa boasted 19, 42-foot-diameter antennas aimed at the "Cosmic Dawn" of the universe. The antennas are designed to detect a specif…
Engadget RSS Feed

Video cameras could soon determine your heart rate from across the room

Panasonic recently introduced a program for monitoring your heart rate — with just software and a video camera. The program analyzes changes minute in the skin from a video camera or even a webcam.

The post Video cameras could soon determine your heart rate from across the room appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Forget petroleum — tomorrow’s car tires could be made from grass

University of Minnesota chemists have developed a more eco-friendly way to manufacture tires by making them out of grass and trees — and all without affecting their color, shape or performance.

The post Forget petroleum — tomorrow’s car tires could be made from grass appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Turn down for what! This innovative music app could actually improve your hearing

There’s no shortage of music apps for your smartphone, but TSC Music actually promises something a bit different. How? By detecting the worst key frequency of your hearing and stimulating it.

The post Turn down for what! This innovative music app could actually improve your hearing appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Experts warn wearable baby monitors could cause unnecessary doctor visits

A recent report indicates that parents should exercise caution when using wearable monitors, like smart onesies or socks, that track infant breathing rates and other metrics. They might be giving off false alarms.

The post Experts warn wearable baby monitors could cause unnecessary doctor visits appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

A new Huawei Watch with LTE connectivity could launch in February

Two years ago, Huawei launched its first smartwatch. The Huawei Watch became one of the world’s best smartwatches because of its gorgeous design, admirable battery life, and brilliant software. It turned out being a product that accomplished almost everything you expect from a device in its class. That’s exactly why a successor wasn’t introduced in […]

Come comment on this article: A new Huawei Watch with LTE connectivity could launch in February

Visit TalkAndroid


TalkAndroid

New Samsung smartphone could be its first with Tizen 3.0

Samsung is reportedly developing a phone called the Samsung SM-Z250F, which could be the first to feature Tizen 3.0, the latest version of Samsung’s self-built operating system.

The post New Samsung smartphone could be its first with Tizen 3.0 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Android Army–Digital Trends

Heartbeat passwords could be used to keep your medical records safe

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York think the best way to protect a patient’s personal electronic health records could be using their own unique, distinctive heartbeat.

The post Heartbeat passwords could be used to keep your medical records safe appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

The key to smaller cameras that don’t suck could lie in this incredible material

Researchers recently used graphene to develop a tiny camera sensor with a high resolution — and low noise levels. The supermaterial helps the smaller sensors to manage more pixels without degrading image quality.

The post The key to smaller cameras that don’t suck could lie in this incredible material appeared first on Digital Trends.

Mobile–Digital Trends

Apple could be planning new wearables, starting with Carl Zeiss smart glasses

Apple might be looking to get in on a risky market where Google famously failed with its botched Google Glass project. According to rumors, Apple is currently exploring smart glasses as part of a push into augmented reality.

The post Apple could be planning new wearables, starting with Carl Zeiss smart glasses appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

Fossil could be the only company that really gets wearables right in 2017

Fossil is taking the same approach to its wearable tech as it does to its fashion-forward watch range, by updating them seasonally to reflect the latest trends. We’ve been looking at the latest versions.

The post Fossil could be the only company that really gets wearables right in 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Mobile–Digital Trends

Future Apple AirPods could use magnetic ear hooks to keep them off the ground

One of the biggest issues with the Apple AirPods is that they can fall out of your ear and you could lose them. An Apple patent, however, suggests that could change in a future version thanks to magnetic ear hooks.

The post Future Apple AirPods could use magnetic ear hooks to keep them off the ground appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

This 2-millimeter sensor could bring cameras to the smallest smartwatches

Sony’s latest sensor design is only a single megapixel — but it’s also only 2 millimeters and weighs a tenth of a gram. The tiny sensor and lens combo could wind up in wearables like smartwatches or even drones.

The post This 2-millimeter sensor could bring cameras to the smallest smartwatches appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

A 60 fps, 4K action camera could be coming in 2017 from Yi Technology

In 2017, a 4K, 60 fps action camera could hit the market and challenger-brand Yi Technology aims to make the first one. The company teased its new cameras during a pre-CES announcement over the weekend.

The post A 60 fps, 4K action camera could be coming in 2017 from Yi Technology appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

This tech could dramatically improve image quality in existing smartphones

A company called Almalence is working on an app that drastically improves image quality in today’s phones, without requiring any new hardware. Similar to how HDR photography works, it samples the sensor multiple times for each image.

The post This tech could dramatically improve image quality in existing smartphones appeared first on Digital Trends.

Mobile–Digital Trends

‘Cool’ tech: Innovative air conditioners could work by beaming heat into deep space

In a recently published paper, researchers from Stanford University describe an impressive new refrigeration method for providing cooling: simply beam the heat into space.

The post ‘Cool’ tech: Innovative air conditioners could work by beaming heat into deep space appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

You could soon pair touchscreen devices just by pressing them together

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smart new system called CapCam, which lets users pair mobile devices with other touchscreens simply by pressing them together.

The post You could soon pair touchscreen devices just by pressing them together appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

How snapping a quick selfie could help identify genetic diseases

Facial recognition can do some pretty impressive things, but could it help diagnose a genetic disease simply by looking at a person’s features? This medical tech startup certainly thinks so.

The post How snapping a quick selfie could help identify genetic diseases appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Apple could invest $1 billion in SoftBank Vision Fund for emerging tech

According to reports, Apple is in talks to invest $ 1 billion in the SoftBank Vision Fund — aimed at investing in emerging technologies. That could help Apple gain insight into recent tech innovations.

The post Apple could invest $ 1 billion in SoftBank Vision Fund for emerging tech appeared first on Digital Trends.

Mobile–Digital Trends

Nuclear battery could turn hazardous waste into lasting clean energy

Could nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol certainly think so — and they’ve created a battery to prove it.

The post Nuclear battery could turn hazardous waste into lasting clean energy appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Wearable exoskeleton could let earthbound scientists control robots on space station

A European research project lets scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in Germany. It could one day allow earthbound scientists to control a robot on the ISS.

The post Wearable exoskeleton could let earthbound scientists control robots on space station appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

Apple could be planning new wearables push, starting with smart glasses

Apple might be looking to get in on a risky market where Google famously failed with its botched Google Glass project. According to rumors, Apple is currently exploring smart glasses as part of a push into augmented reality.

The post Apple could be planning new wearables push, starting with smart glasses appeared first on Digital Trends.

Mobile–Digital Trends

An all-new Inspire drone from DJI could be flying into view on November 15

Two years after its launch, it looks as if DJI is about to unveil the second generation of its high-end and rather pricey Inspire 1 drone. The original was highly praised when it landed in 2014, so we’re expecting great things with the next version.

The post An all-new Inspire drone from DJI could be flying into view on November 15 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Samsung’s latest chip could make bulky smartwatches a whole lot thinner

Smartwatches are getting better, but they still have a few drawbacks, such as their bulk. Samsung hopes to change that with a new chip that offers faster processing and compatibility for LTE, but in a smaller package.

The post Samsung's latest chip could make bulky smartwatches a whole lot thinner appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

Infrared camera could help dentists discover cavities much earlier

A new smart technology could provide a new way for dentists to carry out checks for cavities: using a noninvasive infrared camera that could catch tooth damage before it’s too late.

The post Infrared camera could help dentists discover cavities much earlier appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

How the UN thinks virtual reality could not only build empathy, but catalyze change, too

Technology is hoping to turn empathy into action. Or at least, the United Nations is hoping to do so. The intergovernmental organization is 71 at this point, but it’s constantly finding new ways to better the world’s citizenry.

The post How the UN thinks virtual reality could not only build empathy, but catalyze change, too appeared first on Digital Trends.

Mobile–Digital Trends

Remote wireless charging for your smartphone could be closer than you think

The day when you walk into a room and your phone automatically begins to charge up wirelessly may be closer than you think. We saw a working prototype of Technovator’s XE power router charging up an iPhone from several feet away.

The post Remote wireless charging for your smartphone could be closer than you think appeared first on Digital Trends.

Android Army–Digital Trends

Garmin’s Fenix Chronox could be the most stylish sports watch we’ve ever seen

Garmin combines luxury and sport with its latest smart watch, the Fenix Chronos, which features an ultra-sleek look, yet still carries the features would expect from a sports watch under the hood.

The post Garmin’s Fenix Chronox could be the most stylish sports watch we’ve ever seen appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

OnePlus X could soon get an official Marshmallow build

OnePlus took to their own forums to announce that a community build of OxygenOS 3.1 (Marshmallow) is available to flash on OnePlus X handsets, indicating that a final build may not be too far off. OnePlus has promised in the past the X would receive an upgrade to Marshmallow, but never provided a specific timeline […]

Come comment on this article: OnePlus X could soon get an official Marshmallow build

Visit TalkAndroid


TalkAndroid

‘Interscatter communication’ could help your brain implant talk to your iPhone

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a way of letting next-gen wearables and implants communicate with the outside world using 10,000 times less power than regular Wi-Fi.

The post ‘Interscatter communication’ could help your brain implant talk to your iPhone appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

Real smartwatches have curves: Third-gen Asus Zenwatch could swap shapes

After two models with a distinctive rectangular screen, Asus may switch to a circular screen for the Zenwatch 3, according to early rumors. Here’s what we think we know about the new smartwatch.

The post Real smartwatches have curves: Third-gen Asus Zenwatch could swap shapes appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wearables–Digital Trends

GoPro’s Hero5 camera could pack GPS

GoPro most definitely has a future planned beyond drones and virtual reality rigs. Both an FCC filing and an apparent video leak suggest that the upcoming Hero5 action camera will give you a couple of good reasons to ditch your Hero4. To start, the F…
Engadget RSS Feed

Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone could become the world’s largest solar farm

Canadian energy companies, U.S. investment firms, and Ukraine government negotiating to build a 1GWh solar plant at the site of the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown, which today would be the world’s largest.

The post Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone could become the world’s largest solar farm appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Chernobyl site could be rebuilt as a massive solar farm

A new proposal from the Ukrainian government hopes to turn part of the wasteland around the world's largest nuclear disaster into a 60 square km solar and renewable energy park. As the Guardian reports today, the Ukraine is currently seeking funding…
Engadget RSS Feed

Soft-wheel robot could play a role in rescue missions or even deep space exploration

“Upon seeing this work, a friend at Iowa State suggested that we have committed the proverbial reinventing of the wheel,” Aaron Mazzeo, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, tells Digital Trends.

The post Soft-wheel robot could play a role in rescue missions or even deep space exploration appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cool Tech–Digital Trends

Companies could use ‘intermediate’ web security certificates to spy

A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues electronic certificates (duh) to verify identity on the Internet. They're a key part of secure communications online — and thus super important. Then there's intermediate CAs, signed by a…
Engadget RSS Feed