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You can’t text behind the wheel in France anymore, even when pulled over

There has been a recent increase in accidents caused by distracted drivers behind the wheel, and the number one culprit of distraction is the cell phone. Having these super-fast mobile computers in our pockets really entice us to take them out while waiting at a light or when stuck in traffic. In France, a new court ruling from the Court of Cassation has altered the current texting and driving laws that are in effect. Specifically, the law states : The use of a telephone held in hand by the driver of a vehicle in circulation is prohibited. This court ruling has changed the legal...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform is built on 10nm and brings AR and AI

Qualcomm announced its new Snapdragon 700 series back in February and it's now making the first of the two chipsets to lead the lineup official. The Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, as Qualcomm calls it, sits above the Snapdragon 660 and below the Snapdragon 835 and 845, aiming to trickle flagship functionality down to midrangers. The Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform is built on an efficient 10nm process and uses the new Kryo 360 CPU. The new SoC brings a multi-core AR Engine for on-device neural network processing and a Spectra 250 image signal processor that can perform multi-frame noise...

Xiaomi Mi 9 render appears with probable technical specs

In April this year, Xiaomi had unveiled the Mi 8 flagship cameraphone. It is going that the Chinese manufacturer might announce the Mi 9 cameraphone with topnotch specs by the exact same time in the approaching year. Well-known tipster and designer Benjamin Geskin has shared a render of the upcoming year’s flagship cameraphone from the manufacturer alongside with its probable specs. The render of the Xiaomi Mi 9 shared by Geskin shows that it will be sporting a smaller notch than the recently introduced Xiaomi’s notched phones. The leakster has guessed that the Mi 9 could be equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED present that will be equipped with an under-screen fingerprint reader. The back panel of the cameraphone is fitted with a vertical triple camera setup. An LED flash is placed between the first 2 digital camera sensors. It may feature 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the major scanner of the triple sensor unit. Related gossips have claimed that the Mi 9 can be approaching with 48-megapixel + 13-megapixel + 16-megapixel triple sensor system. The cameraphone is rumored to be fueled by the upcoming Snapdragon 8150 chipset and 6 GB / 8 GB RAM. The highest configuration edition of the smartphone might feature 10 GB of RAM. It can be featuring a 3,700mAh battery with Quick Charge 5.0 support. The glass rear of the phone will allow it to support wireless charging. Finally, the tipster claims that the Mi 9 could go formal as a 5G telephone. The leak does not contain any reports on the pricing of the smartphone. Before launching the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Chinese company is expected to announce the 5G edition of the Mi MIX 3. Xiaomi has presently confirmed that it will be launching the Mi MIX 3 5G version in China by the close of Q1 2019. Probably this cameraphone may carry much better specs in comparison to the Mi MIX 3 that was announced recently. What’s your take on the render of the Xiaomi Mi 9? Do you think that the actual will resemble the more than render? Let us know your views by posting comments below.

Motorola Moto C goes on sale, costs $95

The Motorola Moto C has been launched in India, around a couple of weeks after it was officially announced. The device carries a price tag of INR 5,999, the equivalent of $95. Color options include Pearl White and Starry Black. Some of the handset's key specs include MediaTek's MT6737M chipset, 5-inch FWVGA (854x480) display, and 5MP/2MP camera combo. RAM is 1GB, while internal memory options include 8GB and 16GB. The phone packs in a 2,350mAh removable battery, and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Via

ZTE Blade Spark is a $99 smartphone with a fingerprint scanner

ZTE has launched a new device on AT&T's prepaid segment called the ZTE Blade Spark. The Blade Spark marks the second Blade-branded device to hit the United States (the first was the ZTE Blade V8 Pro). Equipped with a Snapdragon 425 CPU and 2GB of RAM, the Blade Spark is an entry-level offering at $99 which also packs biometric security in the form of a fingerprint scanner. While this smartphone won't get any awards for its performance, it has the power and efficiency to get most of what you need to get done: calls, messages, social media, and casual games. There's even a selfie...