Huawei is baking AI into its next mobile chip to outperform iPhones


We’re only days away from the launch of the next iPhone, and Huawei is already trying to one-up Apple with bold claims about its next product, the Huawei Mate 10. The next handset from the #3 phone maker on the planet will come with the company’s own Kirin 970 chipset, which will feature AI processing capabilities, making it the first-ever Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for smartphones. That should make for better sensing abilities on board the device, instead of having to rely on AI in the cloud to understand what to do with all the data your phone collects about…

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With Half A Billion Customers Lost, McDonald’s Gambles On Mobile Ordering To Get Them Back

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MyWay Mobile Storage Donates Portable Storage Containers to 2016…

MyWay Mobile Storage of St. Louis is honored to contribute to the Festival of Nations, which helps celebrate the multicultural diversity of St. Louis. The annual festival will be held on August 27th…

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Half a billion Android devices are impacted by the latest evolution of mobile malware

The latest malware scare might be the most terrifying to date.
Mobile security company Skycure co-founders Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit announced at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week that a new form of malware puts a vast majority of Android device users at risk. Called “accessibility clickjacking,” it’s one of the more ingenious methods of gaining access to someone’s phone.
As Skycure explains, clickjacking is a technique which tricks victims into clicking on an element that might not actually appear on the screen. By overlaying something relatively benign on the display, a user might be manually allowing access to his or her phone without ever knowing the difference.

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Wileyfox is Europe’s newest mobile brand — here’s how its first smartphone stacks up

Wileyfox Swift

Fledgling European mobile phone brand Wileyfox announced its arrival in the smartphone realm a month ago, and now the London-based company is preparing to launch its first ever product: The Wileyfox Swift.

Initially slated for launch this week, Wileyfox revealed that shipping for the $ 200 Android device has been delayed until September 30. But while you wait, VentureBeat has grabbed some serious hands-on time with the phone, and here’s the lowdown on what you need to know.

Vital stats

Wileyfox Swift: Rear view

Above: Wileyfox Swift: Rear view

The Wileyfox Swift is powered by Cyanogen OS, the commercial, customizable Android-based operating system from Cyanogen Inc. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, 5″ Gorilla Glass screen (1,280 x 720 pixels), 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage (expandable up to 32GB). It also supports 4G, has two SIM card slots, and it will set you back €179 EUR (£129 GBP / $ 205 USD).

As a slight aside, launching a month after the Swift is the souped-up €279 (£199 GBP / $ 315 USD) Wileyfox Storm, which offers a 5.5″ full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, a whopping 20MP rear-facing camera, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of storage (expandable up to 128GB).

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Available for preorder now through the Wileyfox website, as well as online retailers such as Amazon, Expansys, and E-buyer, the Swift is pitched squarely at the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) market, with localized call center support, a replacement screen service, and an extended three-year warranty offered for the equivalent of around $ 15 for each service.

That said, the phone can be purchased in other territories, including the U.S., but Wileyfox said the “experience will not be full” elsewhere. For example, in the U.S., data streaming would be limited because the phone uses CDMA — voice and SMS should be fine on the Swift, as would Wi-Fi, but 4G / LTE would suffer. And there won’t be dedicated phone support outside EMEA, either.

Look and feel

Perhaps the most immediately striking facet of the Wileyfox Swift is its looks — it doesn’t resemble a cheap phone, despite what its price would have you believe. The rough-ish, sandstone black rear, embossed logo, and colored brand marking gives it a premium feel.

Wileyfox: Back

Above: Wileyfox Swift (Right): Back

The front side sports a clear screen with no physical buttons, and down the right edge you’ll find the volume control and power button. On the bottom edge is the micro-USB port and two speakers.

Wileyfox Front

Above: Wileyfox Front

Image Credit: Paul Sawers / VentureBeat

The Wileyfox Swift is noticeably light in the hand — at 135 grams, it’s 30 percent lighter than my OnePlus 2, though it is also around 0.5″ smaller. While this is good, it does make it feel a little bit cheaper to me — but that’s probably just because I’m used to a heftier handset.

Indeed, many people will like its deftness, and looking at other premium phones on the market, the Swift isn’t actually too light — the marginally larger Samsung Galaxy S6 weighs only 3 grams more, while the slightly smaller iPhone 6 comes in at 129 grams. In other words, the Swift is about the right weight for its size; it’s really just down to what you’re already accustomed to.

Under the hood

With Cyanogen OS on board, Wileyfox brings some useful features to the mainstream market. Cyanogen is already supported by many handsets, but in the West not many actually ship with the OS preinstalled.

Highlights include being able to lock some apps in protected folders on the home screen. Tap on a folder, hit the little padlock icon, enter a code, and voila.

Folder Protection

Above: Folder protection

Other neat little touches include Privacy Guard, which gives users easy access to control what data is shared with which apps. And with Truecaller built in, the Swift can block spam calls and texts from specific numbers — a giant smack in the face to robocallers everywhere.

Truecaller and App Privacy

Above: Truecaller and App Privacy

General performance

One of the downsides of Cyanogen OS is that it is prone to bugs, and at times it’s not the most responsive to touch. For example, occasionally I would attempt to swipe down from the top to access notifications and settings, and literally nothing would happen. This was similar to what I experienced with the OnePlus One, which ran Cyanogenmod 12.

That said, it’s not prevalent enough for it to be a deal-breaker — it just gets a little frustrating at times for those 5 seconds or so I’m desperately trying to swipe the screen.

In terms of juice, the Wileyfox Swift packs a removable (yay!) 2500mAh battery that promises stand-by time of up to 200 hours and talk time of up to 10 hours (2G) or 8 hours (3G).

Of course, nobody really uses their smartphones for calling anymore — they use them for tweeting, WhatsApp-ing, Google Maps-ing, YouTube-ing, and Spotify-ing. I didn’t stress-test the battery; I used it as I would any phone throughout a day (Google Maps, Twitter, BBC News app, and very little media streaming), and it lasted from when I awoke to when I went to bed, at which point there was around 10 percent battery remaining.

Elsewhere, the 13MP camera works pretty well for daylight shots, but I found it lacked somewhat in clarity for low-lighting situations. But at $ 200, this was never promising the best lens on the market. The on-board dual speakers were actually pretty darn good for casual listening at this price point, though you would of course want to use a Bluetooth speaker if you’re hosting a party.

The cherry on the cake, for me, is the display. It may not be full HD, but I found the screen to be clear and crisp. Again, this isn’t going to be for perfectionists who love watching movies on their phone with all the trimmings, but for the price it’s definitely very good.

Wileyfox Display

Above: Wileyfox display

Dual-SIM

This feature gets a special mention. dual-SIM phones are popular in many developing markets, but they’ve never really become much of a “thing” in the West. There’s no real reason why dual-SIM devices shouldn’t be popular in Europe or the U.S. — it was one of the reasons why I upgraded my personal phone to the OnePlus 2.

The use cases for dual-SIM are numerous. You can have one number for all your friends and family, and one for companies that may be inclined to call at inappropriate times. The second SIM slot can basically be your spam line, just like that Yahoo email account you keep for special occasions. You could have one domestic SIM and one business SIM, if you travel abroad often. Or you could have two domestic SIMs — one for calls and SMS, the other for Internet — if you find separate good deals from two companies.

And if you have absolutely no need for two SIMs, you don’t have to use that second slot.

Verdict

In our original assessment, we stated that Wileyfox wants to be the OnePlus of Europe. While the basic sentiment of that still rings true, it doesn’t really tell the whole picture — OnePlus sells premium phones at a knockdown price. The Wileyfox Swift is a decent mid-range device — and excellent value for the money — but it’s definitely not a premium phone.

The Wileyfox Swift should be well received when it finally goes to market. However, it sits in an awkward position for me. The customization options are excellent, but it feels a little like the handset is aimed at a more tech-savvy market, where fine-tuning privacy options are important. It’s a market, perhaps, that would be more inclined to shell out for a proper high-end phone.

That said, the Wileyfox Swift could find a sizable niche in the gift-giving fraternity. It’s the perfect price for someone to buy a family member / significant other for their birthday or Christmas. You probably wouldn’t buy a $ 600 iPhone for your dad, but you’d maybe drop a couple hundred bucks on a Swift.



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This Batshit Crazy Company Wants to Build Mobile Private Islands

Yachts are for chumps. People who really know how to spend their money get submersible yachts from Migaloo, a mysterious company that offers five different models of underwater palaces. But true evil villains just go for the Migaloo’s crown jewel: Kokomo Ailand.

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Tokyo Game Show 2015: Console Needs More 3rd Party Support, Mobile Has Peaked

One of the signs in gaming before the floor falls out from beneath you is that of wanton excess. This year?s Tokyo Game Show had that in abundance, not from console publishers mind but the mobile gaming contingent. Yet in Japan, many feel the market has peaked so the excess was very telling.

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MyWay Mobile Storage of Grand Rapids Sponsors Annual Michigan Titanium…

MyWay Mobile Storage, the leading provider of moving and storage solutions, has been a proud sponsor of the Titanium Triathlon, since the inaugural event in 2012.

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Mobile Software Computing: Mobile Industry on Cloud – What is Cloud Computing?

Lately, Cloud Computing was in the gossip news as two technology leaders, HP and Dell, were warring it out to buy a cloud computing company. So, what exactly is Cloud Computing?

The hottest wave in the world of technology is the growth of Cloud Computing. While many technologically advanced people are aware of Cloud Computing; it is still a new term for the mass. In this blog, we will be in brief going over what Cloud Computing is and how Mobile Cloud Computing is shortly going to be the future of communicating and conducting business all over the world.

Cloud Computing is a new form of accessing data (applications, documents, music files, video files, pictures, and so forth) from anyplace in the world without the need of actually carrying the data with you thru the use of memory cards, hard drives or flash cards, The main advantage of such a technology is that it frees individuals from their desktop and allows them to access their data anywhere and anytime. By hosting everything on a ‘cloud’, users no longer have to worry about leaving home without having all their information accessible to them.

Without going into an thoroughly analysis on Cloud Computing, one can already start to realize the major benefits and advantages a Cloud Computing user can experience by having all of their information available to them wirelessly. And then when you take into consideration that there are more than 4.5 billion Mobile-Phone users all over the world, it starts to make lot more sense the impact and influence Mobile Cloud Computing is going to have on the way we communicate and conduct business.

Currently throughout the world, there are more “feature” mobile phone users than “smart” phone users and since “feature” mobile phones do not have enough processing power or memory to support huge amounts of data, Cloud Computing seems to be the ideal solution for those “feature” mobile phone users. Cloud computing will allocate these “feature” mobile phone users to have the same amount of data access available to them as “smart” phone users except for the simple fact that “feature” phone users will not physically have their data stored onto the phone (due to the low processing/memory capabilities), it will be on their cloud and accessible to them when required. This extra advantage of Cloud Computing allows developers and mobile industry companies to start targeting a larger market than only “smart” phone users, which in turn will give Cloud Computing more thrust going into the future.

Another reason why Cloud Computing will have a major impact on the mobile world is due to the popularity of mobile applications on different devices. Mobile Applications have a countless number of benefits to its users but one major hitch which many mobile users face is the fact that some mobile applications will work only on a specific device but not on another device based on mobile platforms. For example, one mobile application may run only on the BlackBerry while it will not work on an Apple iPhone. This solution of mobile applications only running on specific devices can easily be solved if a user decides to switch and use Cloud Computing as a form of accessing data and applications for their devices; if an application can be accessible from the web, it certainly can be accessible through cloud computing.

What the future truly holds for Cloud Computing and the Mobile world is still undecided but experts foresee that within 2-3 yrs, all technologically superior countries will be using mobile cloud computing as their primary method of accessing data through their mobile phones. The future is bright for cloud computing but its users will have to patiently wait until cloud computing reaches it best possible potential in the mobile industry.

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