Nanoport Technology Inc. is an R&D lab company that provides technology solutions for new form factors, haptics and develops new ways to connect electronic devices. This company is Toronto-based and has about 20 employees. At this moment is the largest shareholder in Titan Haptics. The development of Nanoport started in 2017 with magnetic arrays and possibilities of controlling and manufacturing them. The result of haptics in the laboratory was going in the right direction, and the company got numerous inquiries from various industries. What is Titan Haptics? Haptics is the science and technology of transmitting and processing information that got sent through touch. In simple
Smartphones gain PC-strength VR capabilities via new codec
NGCodec, a company that specializes in developing algorithms, silicon logic and FPGA implementations for cloud video processing, this week announced the availability of their potentially transformative cloud-based encoding technologies via the Amazon AWS Marketplace. The company’s RealityCodec acts as a low-delay H.265/HEVC encoder, which allows much of the processing load of VR video streams to be shifted into the cloud. The codec also boasts sufficiently low latency that it can reliably deliver VR streams to untethered, mobile, VR head-mounted displays. “We have worked diligently to bring our advanced video codecs to the Amazon Cloud and to demonstrate the potential for cloud media and virtual reality,”
Amazon Wants You to Wake up and Travel with Alexa
Amazon, hoping to replicate the success of its Echo device, is poised to extend its eyes and ears into every part of your life with the launch of new voice-controlled and camera-equipped Alexa devices designed for bedrooms, living rooms and even your car. Amazon prides itself on its almost pathological focus on what its customers want, rather than what its competitors are doing. But its new Alexa products are clearly a response, at least in part, to new smart speaker offerings from Google and Apple. Amazon is betting that it can defend its franchise by using an old trick – aggressive pricing – and by finding ways
Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade coming to Windows Phone 8.1
Unlike its predecessors, Windows 10 Mobile shares a lot with the Windows 10 PC systems, potentially giving the mobile users a perfect solution for their mobile demands. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile is the latest attempt to take on smartphone OS leaders Apple (iOS) and Google (Android). After months of announcements and discussion going, Microsoft finally released the OS upgrade for select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. “Consistent with our approach to the Windows 10 PC upgrade, we are focused on delivering a high quality experience for our customers,” said Michael Fortin (Corporate VP, Core Quality, Windows and Devices Group). “The Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app can be downloaded from the Windows Store
Samsung’s New Strategy: VR First
Over the past decade, we’ve heard ‘Mobile First’ mentioned by all major CEOs, with companies shifting their focus to ‘Mobile First’, a strategy where development of solutions for mobile devices takes precedence over everything else. Mobile First saw the rise of ‘client lite’ computing, but not in a way IBM and Oracle have hoped, with the major benefactor being Intel – its x86 servers powered almost every cat video you saw on your favorite social network. The dawn of mixed reality will require completely different focus. While delivering content on a small surface screen was nothing more than shifting the desktop and communication from the workplace, the advent
Smartphone Gaming in 2016
In the first few months of any new year, consumers excitedly begin to anticipate the year’s incoming smartphones which are, not coincidentally – usually given their first introduction, during the February/March festival and trade show season (Lunar New Year and Mobile World Congress). This year is no different as smartphone manufacturers begin to leak whispers of what we can expect with their latest releases. In many ways, everything we look for in a smartphone; screen, processor, memory, battery life, can all be summed up by what smartphone gamers look for too. Gamers are reliant on every aspect of a smartphone’s features and, while some fans
Samsung Electronics to Announce Galaxy S7 in January 2016
According to the Korean publication ET News, Samsung plans to change the product introduction cadence for their Galaxy S flagship lineup. According to sources in the supply chain, ET News claims the announcement of Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in January 2016, probably during the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The product announcement should follow with a complete turnaround in the company’s smartphone sector, by splitting Samsung’s models into Premium and Sub Premium, followed by Mainstream and Entry Level. If that sounds like a bad idea, you’re not the only one. The idea behind Samsung’s plan is a simple one. They want to attract more customers and diversify their lineup, but is
Will Xiaomi’s Disruptive Force Move Around The World?
Xiaomi has taken the market by storm and forced the hand of major phone manufacturers. But it won’t become a global force anytime soon.
Gionee Elife E7 Mini: Well-Built Midrange Smartphone
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini’s swivelling camera makes for interesting smartphone photography, but with Jelly Bean still powering the mid-range device, an Android update is quite overdue.
MediaTek Gains Bigger Share for High-End Smartphone Chips: Brokerage
MediaTek is expecting more profits from high-end smartphone chip market.
HTC and Samsung Introduce Mid-Tier Smartphones to Taiwan
HTC and Samsung both introduced their new low-cost mid-tier smartphones to Taiwan on the same day.
Inventec Ready for Mass Production in India
Inventec gears up for mass production in its new plant in India.
Motorola Returns to China with New Devices
Motorola returns to China and introduces new products to the market.
HTC to Sponsor Three Professional Online Gaming Teams
HTC will sponsor three professional online gaming teams in 2015.
HTC Plans to Launch More Branches in Taiwan
HTC is planning to launch more branch stores in Taiwan in 2015
Chinese Smartphones Occupy Bigger Marketshare
More and more Chinese brand name smartphones occupy the global market
Barclays Upgrades HTC’s Stock Rating
Barclays upgraded its stock rating for HTC, now that the smartphone maker has new strategy
Xiaomi to Introduce Mi Note to Taiwan in Q2
Xiaomi is planning to introduce Mi Note to Taiwan during Q2
Xiaomi Founder Vows to Become Top of the Smartphone Market Within 10 years
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun encouraged young people to dream big, and thinks that Xiaomi can best its rivals in less than a decade.
MediaTek Reaches Its Sales Target for Q4 2014
Mediatek reached its goal for Q4 2014