Mozilla’s new logo, Lumia 1020 converted to microscope, other news

Owner of popular PC browser, Mozilla Firefox, has re-branded and outed a new logo. According to the company’s creative director Tim Murray “reinforces that the Internet is at the heart of Mozilla.” I wouldn’t say I like the logo right off the bat, but eventually, we’ll get used to it.

Mozilla

Converting the Lumia 1020 into a microscope

Scientists have harnessed the amazing 41 MP lens of the Nokia Lumia 1020 to make a digital microscope. The contraption can also serve for molecular diagnostics and DNA sequencing in the field. This is cheaper than the regular machines, and can help doctors in remote areas. Read more on the detailed medical paper HERE.

ZTE announces specs for Hawkeye

ZTE used popular votes and requests from users to conceptualize a new device named ZTE Hawkeye. This phone has front cameras tracking your eye movement. Pages can scroll automatically up-down or left-right based on your eye movement. It will also feature an adhesive back that can stick on any surface. It will be up for shipping later in 2017.

App revenue scores for 2016

Based on research conducted by App Annie, app downloads soared for 2016 by 15%. Adoption increased in emerging markets, with banking apps and e-commerce apps on the fore front. Quick fact: Pokemon Go made $960 million from July till the year ending 2016.

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Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 4 in India

Xiaomi has just announced the Redmi Note 4 in India. Recall, it was initially launchrd in China, late last year. It was launched in three variants: 2GB/32 GB,  2 GB/32 GB, and 4GB/64GB. This device has a 5.5 inch 1080p display, 4000mAh more. See the full specifications HERE.

Vine becomes Vine Camera

It is official. Vine (social network) is dead. The app is now updated to Vine camera – available on iOS and Android. The new Vine Camera allows users to shoot six seconds videos with the same familiar interface/tools of the previous app. The catch now, is the video has to be shared elsewhere.

Etoniru Chibueze

Chibueze is an award-winning gadget reviewer and geek. He loves research, while living and breathing tech. You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter ,OR LinkedIn

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