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Showing posts from October 16, 2016

Your smartphone Can Be Used as Chemical Weapon!

Not just catching up fire or exploding as you sleep next to them, dozens of dangerous gases are being produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices like smartphones and tablets, scientists have warned. The team has identified more than 100 toxic gases released by lithium-ion batteries, including carbon monoxide, which can cause strong irritations to the skin, eyes and nasal passages and harm the wider environment. According to the researchers from the Institute of NBC Defence and Tsinghua University in China, many people may be unaware of the dangers of overheating, damaging or using a disreputable charger for their rechargeable devices.

Xiaomi smartphone with a ‘bendable display’ concept video leaked

When talking about smartphone innovations, fold-able or bendable displays almost always get a mention. A number of companies are already working on concept devices with foldable displays, and  one such company could be Xiaomi. A couple of photos and a short video clip has surfaced online that shows a bendable display in action and MIUI running on it. This Xiaomi concept display was spotted on Baidu and it can apparently be bent backwards, forwards, left and right, GizmoChina reports. The 35-second video clip shows a display bent forwards, and we get a glimpse at what MIUI would look like on such a display. Before you get all excited though, we should warn you that this could be a concept or an ardent fan’s fantasy. After all, the photos or video don’t show any electronic components behind the display that are required to connect to a working smartphone. It just feels too good to be true, and we advise you to take it with the proverbial pinch of salt. There are rumors that the upc