According to the ever-present “sources familiar with the matter”, HTC has decided to give up on the idea of creating its very own smartwatch.
In an age in which seemingly every Android smartphone maker has branched out into this new wearable category (undoubtedly helped by the existence of the Android Wear platform), this might sound like an odd decision. Read more »
If you aren’t new to the Internet, or tech in general, you probably know those Apple promo videos – featuring a grey background, and Jony Ive using his wonderful accent to tell you how revolutionary every single millimeter of the company’s newest product is. Well, IKEA noticed, and it decided to have a go at this very unique genre of ads.
The result is seriously hilarious. As you can see in the video, IKEA is introducing the world to a brilliant new device: “it’s not a digital book, or an e-book, it’s a bookbook”. Read more »
Alongside the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and Gear S, Samsung also announced the Gear VR yesterday during its event at IFA Berlin. And today the virtual reality headset developed in partnership with Oculus is already up for pre-order in the UK, believe it or not.
For now only one retailer seems to have it. Mobile Fun specializes in accessories for your devices, and since the Gear VR needs a Note 4 to function it probably qualifies. To be among the first people in the UK to own one of these, you’ll have to shell out £150. Read more »
Not wanting to let other companies have all the device-launching fun these days, HP decided to introduce four new or updated products of its own. First up, we have the new Envy x2, coming to succeed the detachable tablet of the same name that was introduced back in 2012.
The new Envy x2 comes with Intel’s Core M processor, and will get both 13.3″ and 15.6″ screens. The keyboard dock has been redesigned, now coming with a fabric wrapping. Read more »
The AMOLED display-touting Samsung Galaxy Tab S, in its 10.5-inch iteration, is now officially headed to Sprint in the United States.
It will be released by the carrier on September 12. Using Sprint’s Easy Pay installment scheme, you’ll be able to grab one for $0 down (plus tax), then followed by 24 monthly payments of $27.09. That said, you will obviously need to get a service plan for it. Read more »
LG’s round-faced smartwatch running Android Wear, the G Watch R, is due to become available on October 14. The news reportedly comes straight from the Korean company itself.
LG hasn’t yet officially announced pricing for the G Watch R internationally. However, the press release unveiling the new watch for the German market mentioned a recommended retail price of €299. Read more »
Amazon made its Fire TV set-top box official back in April, which is also when it became available for purchase in the US. However, it hasn’t been available anywhere else. Until today.
The Fire TV is now up for pre-order in both the UK and Germany, marking the device’s entry into Europe. Read more »
By now you probably know that Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 earlier today. Yet here we are, mere hours later, and the company’s chief competitor from its native South Korea, LG, is already mocking it.
The image above was posted on Twitter by LG’s arm in Jordan. It takes aim at a new feature that lets Galaxy Note 4 owners take selfies by placing a finger on top of the heart rate monitor on the back of the phablet, then taking said finger off of it. Read more »
Samsung’s latest ad for the Galaxy Tab S line (and specifically, in this case, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5) was filmed on the streets of New York City. The Korean company sent a representative to talk to random people and ask them what they think about the tablet.
The twist, however, is that said guy also had an iPad Air on him, and this allowed for some interesting hands-on comparisons between Samsung’s flagship tablet and Apple’s. Read more »
Samsung and Nike have announced today that they’re partnering up to bring the Nike+ Running app to the Samsung Gear S smartwatch.
The watch was made official yesterday, and it is Samsung’s first wearable that can work independently of a smartphone. The Nike app will be able to exploit this capability, by tracking your moves and mapping your runs using only the GPS and 3G connection built into the Gear S. Read more »
The Photo Sphere feature has been a staple in Google’s Camera app for Android for quite a while now, but today the search giant has decided to bring the exact same functionality to iOS.
It’s done this by releasing a new app for Apple’s mobile operating system. It’s called Photo Sphere Camera, and, as you’d expect, its one goal is to let you create Photo Spheres on iOS. Read more »
Today Samsung has unveiled the newest member of its Level family of audio products – the Level Box Mini. This is a wireless speaker that’s supposed to deliver “premium-quality sound within a light, compact metallic body”.
Inside is a 55mm stereo speaker with passive radiator, alongside a 1,600 mAh battery that should last for 25 hours of music playback, 30 hours of talking, and 1,000 hours of standby. Read more »
A few hours ago, the long leaked Windows Phone running version of the HTC One (M8) finally got official as a Verizon exclusive. And the carrier didn’t wait long to upload the first video about the new handset to its YouTube channel.
The strangely named HTC One (M8) for Windows basically brings you the exact same hardware that’s inside its Android-running sibling, only with Windows Phone 8.1 running the show. Read more »
LG has let us know that it will be showcasing the world’s first 21:9 curved IPS monitor at the IFA trade show in Berlin at the beginning of September.
As you may have gathered from the above, this is a new monitor that features ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and comes with a curved IPS panel. Its size is 34″, by the way. Read more »
The iPad Mini from 2012, sans Retina Display, is still being sold as you may know. Its normal starting price (for the 16GB Wi-Fi model) is $299, but now you can get it for just $199.
The only thing you need to do is buy one from Target, though you must do that this week – as this is a limited time offer. Read more »