Google is known for celebrating April Fool’s Day every year with a bunch of hoaxes that often involve launching fake new products or canceling existing ones.
This year, it’s Google Nose (Beta). Called ‘the new scentsation in search’, Google Nose will let you search for things by smell. You can search for things such as a wet dog or car exhaust and you get the smell, images and description from Google’s Aromabase. You will even get a list of recommendations from ‘People who sniffed’. And SafeSearch lets you not smell things you are not sure of. Read more »
Rumor has it that Apple is working on its own smart watch, which will reportedly be dubbed iWatch.
Well the TheDogHouseDiaries has posted a comic, which gives a fun look at the mobile space right now. Read more »
In a rather awkward interview on national Finnish television show, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop didn’t hesitate to unequivocally call the iPhone “embarrassing” after the interviewer showed him his Apple smartphone. Shortly after that, Elop threw said smartphone on the ground.
In his nagging for more information regarding the yet unofficial, but highly rumored Lumia 928, the interviewer shared to Elop that he uses an iPhone, but also expressed his disappointment with the device and a desire to change it for a Lumia 928. Apparently, Elop felt he had no choice, but to throw the expensive smartphone away. Read more »
A recent Indiegogo project that has caught our eye is a nifty new virtual keyboard called Minuum that could forever change the way we type on a mobile device.
It does this by squeezing down the full QWERTY keyboard into one row, no longer forcing you to choose between precision and accuracy. Read more »
Rovio, the folks behind the popular Angry Birds franchise, has released a new game based on the upcoming Dreamworks animated movie The Croods.
The game lets you trap, hunt, and tame various fictional creatures on both iOS and Android mobile devices. Read more »
Google’s recent Google Glass promo campaign left many of us speechless and dreamy about what the future holds for us. However, what Google didn’t touch upon was how the Glass project will affect dating.
Well, to give us a taste of what Glass might be able to do to help people in this aspect, famous YouTube comedian Dartanion London has made a pretty hilarious video. Read more »
Google’s annual I/O event for developers is approaching and the company has begun preparations with a new website. But then this is Google, so you can expect them to do something fun with the website.
And as it happens, they have. The website shows large clickable I and O images. When you click them, you will see 1 and 0 appear below. Click them in a particular order and a new page opens with an Easter Egg. Read more »
Sony had an impressive video wall at its MWC booth, which was built entirely out of Sony Xperia ZL smartphones (196 of them). And it’s a candidate for a world record – it’s not official yet, but the current record is held by a setup with only 72 phones. Guinness is expected to confirm the record.
The video wall was created by Visionmill and one of the guys who worked on it, Matt Mapleston, shared some details on the wall on his blog. Read more »
Over the past several years, Samsung has gradually risen to become one of the top ten most valuable brands, and one of the top dogs in the mobile realm.
To get a taste of how exactly they accomplished this, dutch site typhone.nl has created a nifty new infographic of Samsung’s evolution. Read more »
Rovio, the makers of the hugely popular mobile game Angry Birds, announced Angry Birds Toons, a web cartoon series based on their game title.
Angry Birds Toons will feature weekly episodes that looks to answer perhaps the most burning question of all – namely, why are the birds so angry?! Read more »
The Sony Xperia Z is an Android-powered daredevil and three videos show it participating in so-called Xperimentations – all in slow motion, of course, everyone knows action scenes need to be shot that way.
Check out the videos after the break, they are just 38 seconds each. And don’t forget your umbrella. Read more »
Power outage or not, all the Super Bowl commercials ran as planned. One of them was about the recently launched BlackBerry 10 OS and its Z10 flagship. Or so it seemed.
Instead of focusing on what the BB10 OS can do, the commercial shows what it can’t do because 30 seconds are just not enough for listing its features. Read more »
Walt Disney Studios showcased an ‘extended’ trailer of their upcoming superhero movie, Iron Man 3, during the Super Bowl. Why the word ‘extended’ is in quotes is something you will have to see for yourself when you watch the trailer.
The trailer also shows Iron Man attempting to rescue a whole bunch of people falling from a damaged airplane and cuts just before we see how he manages to save thirteen people when he can just carry four. Read more »
The full Samsung Super Bowl ad is now out and stars Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd (and several Samsung Galaxy gadgets, of course). The two comedy actors are trying to figure out an ad for the “Next Big Thing” – and there’s a surprice cameo from LeBron James too.
While the teaser poked fun at all the copyright-related goings-on, the full ad takes after cliched Super Bolw videos instead. Check out the ad after the break. Read more »
Samsung’s marketing push has been getting stronger and stronger recently, so it’s no surprise that the company will air one of its ads during Super Bowl. In fact the company just released a short version of the 2 minute ad, which you can check out below.
We’ve seen anti-Apple ads, ads that focus on every significant (and not so much) feature of the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, you name it. Last year we saw the Galaxy Note Super Bowl ad. Now a year later the game day video will be dedicated to the successor of the phablet – the Galaxy Note II. Read more »