According to a post made on China’s microblogging site Weibo today, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the world’s first smartphone to feature an optical fingerprint sensor.
With the iPhone 7, Apple diversified its modem supply for the first time. The company chose Intel and Qualcomm to provide baseband chipsets for two variations on the iPhone.
The Intel version supports the GSM, WCDMA, and LTE networks, and Qualcomm's supports GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE networks. Qualcomm's modem powers the Verizon, Sprint, and SIM-unlocked iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
If you have one of those versions, congrats! Your iPhone is capable of much better cellular reception than the Intel model, according to extensive testing from Cellular Insights.
Late Wednesday, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would be adding its own hardware to new all new Tesla cars to allow up to Level 5 autonomy. In the automotive industry, Level 5 denotes a fully self-driving vehicle. Musk said that it would be some time before Tesla’s software would advance to meet capabilities of the new hardware available, which the company is calling “Hardware II.”
Still, the CEO stressed that all new cars would come with the new hardware suite, even if the software isn’t activated.
Philips Hue lights are cool, but are you using them to they’re fullest potential? Sure, you can control them from your smartphone and turn them on from anywhere, but there are so many other useful tricks you can take advantage of. Here are a handful of clever uses for your Philips Hue setup.
A person on the MacRumors forums drew attention to the feature after encountering trouble with their phone suddenly shutting down. Powering it back on, they were greeted with an unusual "The Home Button May Need Service" pop-up, plus the software button at the bottom of the screen.
Rebooting initially caused the error message to go away, but soon the phone's Taptic Engine was vibrating three or four times in a row for each button press. Rebooting again left the hardware button non-functional.