What’s new in headphone tech?

The slow death of the 3.5mm headphone jack—the once ubiquitous audio connector present on smartphones, portable audio players and laptops—might not be the most convenient technological change for consumers, but it has sparked some remarkable innovations. Wireless connectivity, active noise cancellation and even integrated digital assistants have transformed the humble headphone into cutting-edge technology. Best …

LG G8 ThinQ front-camera set to rival Apple’s Face ID

The upcoming LG G8 ThinQ’s selfie camera will feature ‘time-of-flight’ technology to improve selfies and facial recognition – which is the same tech found in Apple’s Face ID camera on the latest iPhones. LG has confirmed it’s teamed up with microelectronics manufacturer Infineon, to use the latter’s time-of-flight technology in the upcoming LG G8 ThinQ’s …

Best mirrorless camera 2019

Since Panasonic launched the first mirrorless camera in 2008, the genre has grown massively, with models to suit every budget and ability. Mirrorless cameras allow you to swap and change lenses like a DSLR, but because the mirror inside the camera has been removed (hence the name, with mirrors used to bounce light from the …

Mood-forecasting tech could help stop bad moods even before they strike

Imagine an app or wearable device that could tell a day in advance that an at-risk individual would experience suicidal thoughts — and alert the person and their trusted contacts. That might soon be a reality, thanks to the nascent field of mood forecasting. We’ve become used to fitness trackers and other electronic devices that monitor our physical …