Aki Anastasiou discusses the latest developments in the field of consumer technology.
Do you have any idea how many people use Whatsapp every day?
Just a year ago one billion people around the world used WhatsApp every month. Today, one billion people around the world use WhatsApp every day to stay in touch with their family and friends.
Whatsapp also announced that every day 55 billion messages are sent; 4.5 billion photos are shared daily and over 1 billion videos are sent on Whatsapp every day.
This week I have been playing with Samsung’s Dex. Samsung DeX lets you connect your Galaxy S8/S8+ to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a desktop experience powered by your phone.
You can turn any place into a workplace. Ultimately what Samsung want to do is to make workspaces more flexible and perhaps a replacement for a notebook. There are certain apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and even Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom that work with Dex.
Together with the X-Folding Touch Pro Bluetooth Keyboard the two works well together and offer an alternative in terms of portability when travelling. Samsung DeX gives you what you want from a desktop experience: a big screen, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse – it won’t replace a notebook for everyone but it is an essential tool for those that use their S8 for everything.
Technology to detect disease in human breath could be coming to your smartphone.
That's the idea behind a new kind of breathalyser — one that would be much smaller and more sensitive than those used by police on the side of the road. Noushin Nasiri, a material engineer at the University of Technology Sydney, is trying to develop what would be the world's smallest sensor for detecting disease in a person's breath.
Using nanotechnology, she's fabricating the "science behind a dog's nose" into a rectangular disk that one day might be able to slot into your smartphone, analyse your breath and tell you if it detects an illness.