Weekly Recap: BlackBerry DTEK50, One Billion iPhones, SamsungOne font, Dyson 360 Eye, Pokéball Aimer

BlackBerry DTEK50

BlackBerry DTEK50.

Last year, BlackBerry introduced its first-ever Android phone, the Priv. Following disappointing sales, BlackBerry has come out with the DTEK50, its latest touchscreen phone… without a keyboard. The handset itself will look familiar – it comes from TCL Corporation, the Chinese company that brought us the Alcatel Idol 4 handset. But the DTEK50’s software is unique, as it is all about security and data encryption. BlackBerry guarantees that its Android phone is “the world’s most secure smartphone”.

Circuit Breaker, “Hands-on with BlackBerry’s touchscreen phone.”

One Billion iPhones

Tim Cook holds the billionth iPhone at an employee meeting in Cupertino. Photo Apple.

On Wednesday, during a company meeting, Tim Cook announced the sale, this week, of Apple’s billionth iPhone. Rumour has it that the iPhone 6S will merely continue its evolution with the next model, while a revolution is being planned for 2017, to coincide with the iPhone’s 10th birthday.

CNET, “It’s official: Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones.”


Samsung developed its own font called SamsungOne. Photo Samsung.

Several large corporations have developed bespoke typefaces to identify their brand. In the IT world, Google has Roboto, and Apple, San Francisco; now, Samsung has joined the select group with its SamsungOne.

The Verge, “Samsung developed its own font called SamsungOne.”

Samsung Newsroom, “SamsungOne, the New Universal Typeface for Samsung.”

Dyson’s new robotic vacuum cleaner

Roomba might have something to worry about, were it not for the $999.99 price tag…

Circuit Breaker, “The Dyson 360 Eye is the best robotic vacuum, which is why it’s $1,000.”

Mashable, “Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum is an able Roomba competitor, despite its blunders.”

Pokeball Aimer

3D printable Pokeball aimer.

Can’t quite get that perfect throw? Frustrated when countless pokeballs randomly fly sideways? Worry no longer! This 3D printable Pokéball aimer ensures your finger never goes astray. Simply slip your iPhone into the case, give it a flick, and you’ll be catching Pokémon with ease. You might never miss a Gyarados again, or even a Pidgey. The creator put his plans for 3D printing on Mini Factory.

Laughing Squid, “Pokeball aimer, a 3d-printable Iphone case that helps users catch Pokémon in Pokémon Go.”