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Full specs of iPhone 6 leaks with shatterproof screen and water-resistant body

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: September 9, 2014

With just a little more than 12 hours from its official launch, the iPhone 6’s full specs get detailed in a leak from a Chinese marketing material. What’s surprising is that it won’t just have a scratch-resistant display, but a shatterproof one on top of it being water-resistant. Read the complete specs after the break. iPhone 6 leaked specs straight from a source in China: 4G LTE: all models Sim: Nano-SIM Announcement: Sept 9th Release: Sept 19th Dimensions: 137.5 x 67 x 7 mm (5.41 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) Weight: 113 g (3.99 oz) TouchID: 500 dpi pixel density…

Help donate clean water by not using your smartphone

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: February 26, 2014

Here's something different. The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, or UNICEF, has launched a campaign called the Tap Project that enables mobile users help provide clean water to those in need by not using their smartphones or tablets for a short period of time. According to UNICEF, there are 768 million people around the world who do not have safe, clean water to drink. In addition, there are 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to a proper toilet. The Tap Project aims to help address this problem by issuing a challenge to mobile users around the world. The…

This smartphone is water, dust, and explosion-proof

Relevance: 73%      Posted on: August 30, 2014

The Bartec Pixavi Impact X is probably the toughest smartphone that will soon be available. In addition to the usual water- and dust-proofing of phones, it boasts being imperishable to impact, drop, corrosion, and explosion. Yes, you read that right. It runs on an Android Jelly Bean OS and has dual rear cameras as part of its unique functionality. Bartec Pixavi Impact X specs: 4.3-inch display @ 800 x 480 resolution Glove-compatible capacitive touch 2mm-thick Gorilla Glass Flipscape one-hand videography Captures 8-megapixel images Records Full HD videos @ 30fps Bluetooth 4.0 3G, HSPA+ Wi-Fi 150 x 65 x 12mm 200…

Galaxy S5 tested in water and sand, no WFT present

Relevance: 62%      Posted on: April 7, 2014

During the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, they demonstrated its water- and dust-proof capabilities. See how this new flagship smartphone can be your companion on your next beach trip. Watch the video below to see it in action! As seen on the video, people have been trying to operate the phone while submerged in water but aren't successful since the Galaxy S5 doesn't support wet finger tracking. Still, the phone could handle being buried in sand and washed off with water alternately -- making it fit to go with you on your adventures this summer.

Firebox iKettle: Water heater with WiFi!

Relevance: 61%      Posted on: October 16, 2013

You know that punch line Eat Bulaga hosts use to say during Juan for All, All for Juan segment? Well, the shit sort of got real, and it comes in the form of the Firebox iKettle – a WiFi-enabled water heater that can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone through a downloadable app. Apart from slapping a Wi-Fi chip inside the stainless-steel pot’s base, Firebox has also imbued the iKettle with a fancy LED-lit control panel, complete with 5 shiny buttons for easy access to its different heating modes. You can also configure the iKettle to ask if you want…

Xiaomi outs super slim 4K TV…and a water purifier

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: July 17, 2015

Xiaomi has been known to have introduced and sold obscure products in the past. Well it seems like there's no stopping the Chinese company from dipping its toes outside of the smartphone market as they introduce the super slim Mi TV 2S and a water purifier. Xiaomi Mi TV 2S specs: 48-inch display 4K resolution Quad-core processor 2GB RAM Smart TV with "$10 billion online TV library" 9.9mm thin body Android 5 Lollipop OS The Mi TV 2S is also reported to be able to display a full, uncompressed YUV 4:4:4 gamut in 4K at 60fps -- a feature usually seen only…

Water-Powered Cell Phones

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: October 15, 2007

Here's one indication that water will be a more expensive commodity in the future -- water-powered batteries for the mobile phones. Korea mobile manufacturer, Samsung, has recently unveiled at the 2007 Korea Electronics Show a new source of fuel-cells. The new fuel cell, powered by H2O, could power a handset for 10 hours -- almost twice as long as current rechargeable batteries. These water-powered handsets are expected to hit the market by 2010. Users will only have to change the hydrogen cartridge when the energy is depleted. Isn't that gonna be costly? However, they add that later handsets will be…

This lamp runs on tap water and table salt

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: August 3, 2015

Here's another invention that displays the ingenuity of our Filipino scientists. Meet SALt, a LED lamp that is powered by tap water and table salt. SALt stands for Sustainable Alternative Lighting and is made by the company's co-founder and CEO, Engr. Aisa Mijeno. It's a lamp equipped with LEDs and uses Galvanic cells and saline solution to power itself. All you need is one glass of water and two tablespoons of salt. Or just use ocean water if you live along the coastline. The SALt lamp can be used for 8 hours a day for up to 6 months. Aside…

This Filipino Ice-Maker Machine turns water into ice in seconds

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: July 5, 2015

This un-identified Filipino-owned ice-maker machine turns ice-water into ice is a matter of seconds. Watch this amateur video on how they make ice water into ice by merely dipping it into a bath of cold water. We're not particularly sure sure what the set-up is and the chilling machine they use here but the video clearly shows how a seemingly regular ice water turns into solid ice after dipping into the vat and merely flicking the plastic. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document,…

WaterBoy, a machine that turns air into potable water

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: August 3, 2013

GreenFocus Inc., a company based in Taguig City, has brought to the Philippines a U.S. technology that can turn air into drinking water - the WaterBoy. The WaterBoy is capable of producing 30 liters of pure alkaline water per day using nothing but air. The machine does its job by harvesting humidity from the air, purifying it through a four-stage process, dehumidifying it, then dispensing it as pure cool drinking water. Cody Bodlovic, Field Service Manager of GreenFocus Global Inc. Philippines, said that WaterBoy is perfect for countries like the Philippines which is mostly humid all throughout the year. The…