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Haptic feedback is a major component in this new technology invented at the University of Tokyo. Photo: Shinoda Lab

HaptoClone is a new creation from researchers in the Shinoda Lab at the University of Tokyo that can let you practically feel what isn’t actually in front of you. It at least gives you the illusion that you’re feeling it. The technology is trippy in theory, but in practice it very well may lead to a more personal level of communication through our smartphones and computersĀ – or dare I say more intimate.

The LG G4 is to come with an f/1.8 aperture. Photo: LG

The LG G4 is to come with an f/1.8 aperture. Photo: LG

LG is set to announce its new G4 at the end of this month, and itĀ has been busy teasing its arrival since it issued invites to its press event.

The South Korean company’s latest video focuses on the handset’s brand new camera sensor, which is to boast an f/1.8 aperture that should result in significantly better photos in low light.


The new Galaxy S5 boasts a ton of fancy new features, but one of the things Samsung has been pushing most since the handset was unveiled back in February is its built-in heart rate sensor. But just how revolutionary is that new sensor?

Well, as it turns out, not very. In fact, based on the hands-on video below, you can get the same results using your smartphone’s camera and LED flash with an app like Heart Rate Monitor from Runtastic.


We’ve already seen some fuzzy snaps of the HTC M8, the upcoming success to the flagship HTC One, and now we have some specifications, too. A reliable source claims the device will offer a slightly larger 5-inch display with the same 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box.


We’ve seen the HTC One Max, HTC’s upcoming phablet, a number of times in recent months, and the last leaked images suggested it may come equipped with a fingerprint scanner on its back. Now that’s been all but confirmed in the latest snaps, which clearly show where the sensor will be situated and other exciting features.

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