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New phone prototype has NINE lenses, expected to launch this year

From the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy S9, most of the big-name smartphones now come with a dual-lens camera. But in a bid to take on these devices, Light is reportedly developing a phone with not two - but nine rear cameras. According to The Washington Post, Light is currently working on the prototype, which could be ready by the end of 2018. But why nine cameras? Well, Light says that this arrangement of cameras is capable of capturing 64-megapixel shots, as well as better low-light performance and sophisticated…

Apple Maps to Be Rebuilt ‘From Ground Up’

Apple Inc is rebuilding the widely used mapping application on its iPhones from the ground up with its own dataset, but Amsterdam-based TomTom NV will continue to be a data provider for Apple’s maps app. Apple did not say how its use of TomTom would compare to its previous use, but TomTom shares fell after the news. Apple said it is completely rebuilding its Maps app - the most frequently used app on its iPhones - with data gathered by its own fleet of sensor-equipped vans and with anonymous data from iPhone users that…

WATCH: Dubai gets world’s first robot policeman

DUBAI: The world's first operational robot policeman has joined Dubai police and is ready to engage with people on city's streets, Dubai police tweeted on Monday. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS AND PHOTOS Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, director-general of Smart Services at Dubai Police told media houses like CNN and Arabian Business Magazine that citizens can ask the robot questions, pay fines and access a variety of police information, adding that this one is first of a fleet of robots as Dubai plans to…

Google buys city-guide app maker

"We'll be removing Jetpac's apps from the App Store in the coming days, and ending support for them on 9/15," stated a posting on JetPac's homepage. (bit.ly/1b66Re9) San Francisco-based JetPac has created a mobile application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Earlier this year, Google bought Nest Labs Inc, which makes smart thermostat and smoke alarms, for $3.2 billion, making the deal one of the largest in Google's history. Google was not available for comment outside of normal…

Yahoo to buy analytics startup Flurry

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) will buy mobile analytics startup Flurry to beef up a fast-growing mobile advertising business that still lags Google Inc's (GOOG.O) and Facebook Inc's (FB.O) in scale.