Smartphone News Report [24th June 2017]


Welcome to Droidengage’ s news report for 24th June 2017. As usual, we have curated the most interesting smartphone news around the globe for you to digest. Keep yourself updated on the latest things that happened to smartphones, their brands and the new decisions and actions they’ve taken.

Click on the either the titles or the “Continue reading” permalinks and it will take you to the particular news content you want to read.


6 Smartphone Brands That Couldn’t Stop Themselves From Copying Apple

The world’s Technology field has passed the level of technology brands copying designs and ideas from each other, we all need companies that will go to their design and planning tables and come up with unique, amazing designs and technology that will WOW the whole world.

It feels so frustrating hearing that a new phone has been announced; rushing to take a look at the phone only to realize that it looks like a phone you’ve seen trending somewhere else in the smartphone market. Continue reading


Whatsapp doesn’t always add new features quickly but Whatsapp is currently testing a new feature that everyone will certainly love. Continue reading


Angry Birds: Evolution, yet another Angry Birds game

Angry Birds: Evolution

The Angry Birds franchise is pretty much known all over the world. There are numerous games, toys, and an animated movie that have been released under the banner of Angry Birds. Right now there’s a new game on the market. This game is called Angry Birds: Evolution. However, it is slightly different from all the other Angry Birds games, which have largely focused on making the birds furiously smash into things and knock them down. This time around, you collect the birds and make them evolve into other Angry Birds characters. Oh, and you still get to kick the pigs off the island. Continue reading


Mozilla Is Offering a $2M Bounty to People Trying to Decentralize the Internet

In the most recent season of Silicon Valley, the protagonist Richard Hendriks abandons the video chat business he started with his friends to pursue his own dream of creating a new internet. Although Hendriks’s peers initially look at him askance for doggedly pursuing such a crazy idea, the dream of decentralizing the Internet is alive and well IRL. Continue reading


Snapchat’s new map feature raises fears of stalking and bullying

With Snap Maps, users plot their snaps onto a map others can see where they are and what they are doing.

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that lets users track other people’s location in real time, raising concerns among safety and privacy advocates.

Snap Maps, launched this week, plots users and their snaps onto a map so friends and other Snapchatters can see where they are and what they are doing. Continue reading


MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

Artwork by Canadian Louis-Philippe Demers, which shows an artificial skull with robotic eyes which follows the motion of a visitor, during a press preview for the Robots exhibition held at the Science Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The exhibition which shows 500 years of mechanical and robotic advances is open to the public form Feb. 8 through to Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?

AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify noises, and understand text as three different problems, and built algorithms suited to each individual task. Imagine if you could only use one sense at a time, and couldn’t match anything you heard to anything you saw. That’s AI today, and part of the reason why we’re so far from creating an algorithm that can learn like a human. Continue reading


More Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play

For the second time this month, Google has removed Android apps from its Google Play marketplace. Google did so after a security researcher found the apps contained code that laid the groundwork for attackers to take administrative “root” control of infected devices Continue reading


BlackBerry’s no-phone business model isn’t working out as planned

BlackBerry Ltd, the company that once led the world’s “smartphone” market and ruled the corporate mobile e-mail world, posted its financials today for the most recent three months, and they were not pretty. Software and professional services sales were down by 4.7 percent, totaling $101 million for the quarter, and as a result, the company missed analyst expectations for revenue by a wide mark. Continue reading


11 New Technologies That Will Change The World Entirely

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So many technologies have come and gone.

Some of them are good, others are extremely bad and so many others are in-between good and bad.

When God created man, he didn’t create man with anything other than the things in the garden of Eden, but he gave us the brain that we’ve used to idealize the technologies of today and make them come alive. Continue reading


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