Each week, we’ll publish a recurring feature where we highlight the top 5 pieces of industry news that you need to keep an eye on.
1. What are ‘phone seismometers’?
‘Phone seismometers’ may just have shown their true value. An app that turns your smartphone into a way to detect earthquakes has been downloaded over 200K times to date. Called MyShake, it was launched on Android in February this year. The app is sensitive enough to record even smaller earthquakes with a minor magnitude of 2.5. Read the piece here.
2. Tech-for-good – Giving a quadriplegic man the ability to drive
A specially modified car has given American Sam Schmidt the chance to drive. The former race car driver was left quadriplegic following a car accident, and now Arrow Electronics have worked with a Corvette to embed special technology that will allow Sam to actually control the car. Full story here.
3. Are these the top smartphone devices of 2016?
Take a look at this list from a contributor at Forbes of what he considers to be the most effective and powerful smartphones for this year just gone. Do you agree? More here.