Category Archives: Future Hardware

McGill university researchers develop self charging batteries powered by ambient light

Scientists are developing new self-charging batteries that harvest energy from light and could put an end to our smartphone recharging woes. Lithium-ion batteries have allowed the rapid proliferation of mobile devices such as phones, tablets and computers. These tools however … Continue reading

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These are the two most important features people overlook when buying laptops

The point of this story is that the machine that looks and feels best in-store isn’t necessarily the one that will serve you best in life. A laptop should work for at least three years to justify the amount you’re … Continue reading

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Samsung Gets the 128GB DDR4 RAM Ready For Mass Production

Last year, Samsung had introduced a 64GB 3D TSV DDR4 DRAM, and now it has revealed that it has begun mass production for the first ever TSV (through silicon via) DDR4 (double data rate-4) in 128 GB modules. Joo Sun … Continue reading

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World’s first smartphone, IBM Simon, turns 20

The world’s first smartphone, IBM Simon, a $900 far-cry from sleek modern iPhones and Galaxy smartphones, turned 20 today. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went … Continue reading

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Tiny, Reversible Type-C USB Connector to Debut by 2015

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that it has completed work on designing the much-anticipated USB Type-C connector. USB Type-C will replace the existing Type-A and Type-B used across millions of computers, peripherals and portable devices today. The single … Continue reading

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