The leather back cover of the upcoming LG G4 will be a bona fide luxury item. LG revealed that the 100% vegetable-tanned hide on the back of its flagship smartphone takes up to twelve weeks to process.
In addition to being environmentally friendly, vegetable tanning is apparently “the most traditional and the most recognizable” tanning method available. Read more »
LG released a brand new promo video for the upcoming G4 flagship smartphone. Unlike the clip from a couple of days ago that focused on the handset’s 16MP camera, the new video is all about the brand new UX 4.0 user interface by LG.
The Korean giant’s latest promo effort focuses on four key features of the user interface. They include Quick Shot, Gesture Interval Shot, Ringtone ID, and Quick Memo+. Read more »
It looks like Samsung has a Jawbone-rivaling fitness band coming our way. The Korean giant received a patent for such device from the Patent and Trademark Office in the United States.
Samsung’s patented device does not pack a display like the Gear Fit. Read more »
EA Sports released a UFC mobile game for Android. The graphic-intensive game was previously available in only a few markets globally – now everyone can install it for free from Google Play.
The game features real UFC fighters and touch-optimized controls that consist of taps and swipes; special moves appear as separate buttons at the bottom of the screen. Read more »
Google rolled out an update to its search engine, which boosts the ranking of mobile-friendly pages. The update affects search rankings only on mobile devices in all languages.
Mobile searchers will now find it easier to find high-quality pages that don’t require tapping or zooming. Read more »
A changelog for Android 5.1.1 made an appearance in the Android Open Source Project. Google is yet to release to release the aforementioned Lollipop build.
Sporting the build number LMY47V, Android 5.1.1 will bring a number or under-the-hood improvements to the platform. Read more »
Samsung continued its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge marketing blitz with another promo video. The latest clip showcases the various options for charging the battery of the two flagship devices.
A tad longer than one minute, Samsung’s video highlights the fast and wireless charging capability of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Read more »
It looks like Apple has a version of its ultra-expensive Apple Watch Edition that’s reserved only for high-profile celebrities. The ultra-limited edition of the smartwatch packs a band made of solid gold.
The Cupertino giant has handed out the exclusive gadget to the likes of Beyonce and the fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld. Read more »
AT&T announced that it will offer the ZTE Spro 2 smart projector in the United States. The Chinese tech giant’s gadget combines a projector and mobile hotspot in a single package.
Pricing and availability of the device will be announced at a later date. At this point the ZTE Spro 2 is listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on AT&T’s website. Read more »
The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge promo video is focused on the official Clear View Cover for the duo of devices. In order to showcase the sleek accessory, the Korean giant employed a rather fluffy looking Persian kitty.
Samsung’s Clear View Cover for the Galaxy S6 family allows users to handle phone calls and notifications without opening the case. Read more »
Electronic Arts released a trailer of the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront video game. The blockbuster title will hit the shelves later this year, on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Star Wars Battlefront blends first-person and third-person action with mind-blowing graphics. Read more »
In a truly surprising fashion Microsoft released its mobile top-down shooting game Halo: Spartan Strike for Apple iOS devices. The touch-optimized premium title is now available in the Apple App Store for $5.99.
The Redmond giant also made the game’s predecessor Halo: Spartan Assault available for iOS. Read more »
Google released a Handwriting Input application for Android devices. The input method allows Android users to handwrite text on their smartphone or tablet in a whopping 82 languages.
Handwriting Input offers support for both printed and cursive writing. Read more »
April has been a busy month for the folks from iFixit. After tearing down HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge, the handy people picked apart the sleek new Apple Macbook with 12” Retina display.
The new addition to Apple’s notebook lineup received the rather horrific repairability score of 1 out of 10 from iFixit. Read more »
Apple acquired the small camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino giant paid about $20 million for the Israel-based company.
LinX specializes in making ultra-compact camera sensors for slim smartphones. Read more »