Join us for the best tech of the week in two quick minutes! This weekend we feature a gorgeous iPhone 6 concept that might be close to the real thing, a miraculous new camera, a wireless charger that works from 15 feet away and more.
If you’d like to hear John Biggs and Charlie White talking about this week’s countdown, listen to this Top 5 Coolness Countdown podcast, and see high-rez pics of the stories they’re describing in the five posts below:
What will the iPhone 6 look like? There are plenty of hints, and artist Martin Hajek puts all the evidence together in the most beautiful concept art yet. Be sure to click the double arrow on the upper right of this gallery to see the full-screen versions of Martin’s high-rez pics — check out the smooth, rounded corners, curved display and ultra-thin design — and you might be looking at the next handset from Apple, on its way in September.
via Martin Hajek
Camera maker Lytro has created a new professional-grade camera that allows you to change focus of shots after you take them. Best known for the original, rectangular Lytro camera, the company’s new Lytro Illum model has a large zoom lens and a a 40-megaray light field sensor. What does that mean in regular-person speak? It can take some amazing shots.
It’s now available for preorder at an introductory price of $1,499.
Ever have trouble deciding which Netflix movie to watch? Now there’s Netflix Roulette, a website that randomly picks a movie or TV show for you. Filter by specific genres, just movies, only TV shows or everything on Netflix, push the button and there it is — entertainment for the evening. Find it at netflixroulette.net.
Researchers at the Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, Korea have created a system that can wirelessly charge computers and cellphones up to 15 feet away from the central charger, a feat that means we may soon be able to do away with wires and other messy cabling.
via Huffington Post
As Google considers spreading its gigabit fiber connections to 34 more lucky cities in 2015, here comes the bloated telephone dinosaur AT&T with a similar idea. The piggish telecom says it’s thinking about rolling out its own brand of gigabit fiber in 100 cities. Isn’t competition great?