Credit is due to Fxtec on all those counts, as it nailed the design of the keyboard mechanism. The screen slides out with a satisfying pop, and I enjoyed typing on the backlit keys even if doing so didn’t feel any faster than a touchscreen. If one were to graft this experience onto, say, a Samsung Galaxy Note, you might have a niche phone that genuinely appealed to a keyboard-loving audience, even if it was too thick and unwieldy for everyone else. With the Pro1, however, the problems quickly pile up once you look beyond the keyboard hardware. … [Read more...] about This retro smartphone proves why so many phones look exactly the same
Why we care: Clowns are having a moment right now. First, they were mysteriously popping up in the schools and forests of South Carolina, spreading terror-filled awareness, and then It–a veritable clown extravaganza–became the highest-grossing horror movie ever. But clown as horror subject is old hat by now. The forthcoming Chinese film Animal World promises to present clowns in a whole new light: that of urban-dwelling, ass-kicking martial arts experts. (And also Michael Douglas. He’s there too.) … [Read more...] about Vigilante Clown, Monsters, And Michael Douglas. WTF Is This Chinese Movie Trailer?
Learning to play piano—or any instrument, for that matter—is difficult. It requires learning a totally new language, an understanding of music theory, and practicing for hours every day to sync your brain with your muscle memory. I should know: I badly play a Nord Piano 2 I bought years ago, a red 88-key beast that can exquisitely reproduce the sounds of a royal grand piano or a funky electric keyboard. Playing it is an amazing sensation, a pure joy—a joy that required sweat and tears over the years, beginning when I was in primary school. … [Read more...] about Want to learn to play piano? This innovative keyboard will teach you
With this new battery, your smartphone could stay charged for five consecutive days, according to the researchers. It could also power an electric vehicle for more than 600 miles on a single charge. Currently, eight electric vehicle models can drive more than 200 miles on a single charge, with the Tesla Model S topping the list with the ability to go 370 miles on one charge; other manufactured EVs tap out around 250 miles. (The revamped Tesla Roadster, for which production is set to start in 2020, will reportedly have a 620-mile range from its battery pack.) Shaibani sees the Li-S battery as something that will transform how phones, cars, computers, and even solar grids are manufactured in the future. “Our research team has received more than $2.5 million in funding from government and international industry partners to trial this battery technology in cars and grids from this year,” she says in a statement. … [Read more...] about This new kind of battery could keep a phone powered for five days
“The year 2020 will be a key milestone of ESG and Sustainable Finance in Asia,” said Jason Tu, Co-founder and CEO of MioTech. “MioTech looks forward to working with both industry leaders and regulators to build the technology infrastructure, set up the evaluation standards and promote the investment ecosystem for Sustainable Finance in Asia.”Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about Horizons Ventures continues to lead Series A+ Financing into MioTech