The CellScope Loa is an accessory that converts a smartphone into a blood parasite-detecting microscope, and due to its accuracy, speed, and ease of use, it could save lives in countries where disease treatment is urgently needed.
Yet another instance of a law enforcement agent being filmed behaving badly, a U.S. Marshal was recently recorded grabbing a smartphone away from a citizen filming the police and smashing the device on the ground.
Screen manufacturer Sharp is apparently waiting to put a 5.5 smartphone display with a 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution -- making 806ppi -- into production during 2016, meaning 4K UHD phones are headed our way next year.
A new Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview release, Microsoft's very first beta for mobile, includes Project Spartan, plus a bevy of core app updates. It's still unstable, but progressing closer toward a final release.
LG is looking for 4,000 people in 15 countries to try out its soon-to-launch G4 smartphone. Part of a marketing push to boost the handset's pre-launch buzz, LG wants those who get the phone to spread the (hopefully positive) word via social media.