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Apple working on bendable display screens

Apple has filed a new patent with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office which suggests that the tech giant is working on an advanced iPhone or personal device with a bendable display screen. The filing, titled ‘Electronic Devices With Soft Input-Output Components‘, outlines potential solutions for fitting stretchable LCD and OLED panels onto a consumer… Read More

Smartphone app looks inside objects to reveal components

A new mobile app which is able to look directly inside objects and display information on their contents has been developed by a team of German engineers. The app, named ‘HawkSpex’, was designed by developers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, and aims to read the constituents of an object in… Read More

WhatsApp to introduce live location sharing feature

Instant messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly looking to introduce a feature whereby users will be able to track their friends’ location in real-time. Leaked information, including screenshots, from the WABetaInfo Twitter account announced that the tracking update, ‘Show My Friends’, will work on WhatsApp beta version for iOS and 2.16.399+ for Android. The source… Read More

Newly rebranded 8 West to focus on IoT and drones

After completing a management buyout (MBO) from its former parent company, DeCare Systems of Cork has rebranded as 8 West and will focus primarily on innovative drone and IoT products. The buyout from Anthem, Inc. was announced last November, and completed on January 1. It was entirely self-funded, and completed without venture capital. As an… Read More

iPhone 7 allegedly bursts into flames, damages vehicle

Australian surf instructor Mat Jones has informed local news that his iPhone 7 allegedly burst into flames, damaging his car before the fire was extinguished. Mr. Jones confirmed that his iPhone 7 was only a week old, that it had not been dropped or damaged in any way, and that he had not used a… Read More

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