The new G5 smartphone from LG Electronics has a design that includes a slide-out battery and the option to add other modular components.
LG’s G5 runs Android ‘Marshmallow’ 6.0 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor.
Is a dedicated voice recorder better than a smartphone app?
Mark Bridge writes:
If I'm interviewing someone for a podcast, I'll generally use my Zoom H4N recorder and a separate microphone or two. But I don't need the same level of high-quality kit if I'm interviewing someone for a written interview. Why carry an expensive recording device when your mobile phone can do the same job?
SMS Audio, the audio brand co-founded by Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, is working with Intel Corporation on a headphone system that’ll incorporate biometric sensors.
Its forthcoming 'SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel' will include an optical heart rate monitor to collect fitness data.
Telefónica - the parent company of O2 in the UK - and Dolby Laboratories have signed a global agreement that’ll see the two companies working together to drive the adoption of premium sound in smartphones.
As part of the deal, Telefonica will offer its customers “the best devices from leading handset manufacturers” with Dolby Audio technology.
After a few weeks of rumours, Apple has confirmed that it’s acquiring Beats Electronics - the audio company founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre - along with the Beats Music streaming service.
The total deal is worth around $3 billion and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.