We’re getting really close to the holiday season, meaning you might either be too busy planning trips to catch up on all the news online or just too much into the holiday mood to care about anything else. Whichever the case, here’s a round-up of what you missed over the week.
Apple’s next iPhone might be able to break its own fall
Wipe those tears away if you are crying over your cracked or damaged iPhones. Apparently, Apple’s patented a drop protection mechanism that might let its next smartphone identify when it’s dropped, measure the point of impact, and alter its centre of gravity to prevent maximum damage. That might just be the one of the coolest things we’ve heard in a while.
Xbox One is reportedly moving into the wearables space
The list of tech vendors moving into the wearables space is never-ending – word’s out that the Xbox One console could be the next to come paired with a fitness tracker. If the rumours are true, this would mark the second wearable that Microsoft will unveil. And it apparently should launch sometime in 2015.
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Watch out – the HTC One (M9) might have a 5.5in display
This is why we advise you to take any news leak or rumour with a pinch of salt – there has been a new report, indicating that the alleged HTC One (M9) might have a 5.5in display instead of the 5.2in display it was previously said to have. And to throw us into greater confusion, it also speculates a possible partnership between HTC and Bose for the device.
Intel and Google might be collaborating for Google Glass
The hype surrounding Google Glass might be dying down, but the company’s apparently not backing down – the rumour mill has been spinning in speculation of a partnership between Intel and Google for the Glass. It’s said that the tech eye gear will boast an all-new chip made by Intel, replacing the Texas Instruments processor used in the current model.
Razer’s Nabu smartband is now officially available for purchase
If you were one of the lucky ones at CES earlier this year, you would have seen the Razer Nabu. But since then, no news about the availability of the part smartwatch, part fitness band was said, until now. It’s officially on sale, for US$99.99 (about S$131) but it’s only available in the US for now.