It seems Google has finally realized no one really wants a $300 bowling ball whose only real abilities are streaming your music and movies from the cloud while completely ignoring all the content on your Android smartphone or tablet and using them just as a glorified remote control.
So now they have done the sensible thing and suspended the launch of the device by removing it from the Play Store. Meanwhile, they are working on making it “do even more than it does today”, which is not much. Read more »
Carphone Warehouse will be selling two limited edition Olympic-flavored versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The device will be available exclusively from CW starting August 1 and the price starts from 28 quid a month from Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Talk Mobile and Three.
The first edition is a marble white with a Team Great Britain logo on the back and the other other one is a pebble blue decorated with the British flag on the back. Read more »
Razer has announced the latest entrant in its gaming series of mice, called the Ouroboros. Keeping with their tradition of naming their products after extinct or mythical creatures, the Ouroboros mouse shares its name with an ancient symbol depicting a serpent swallowing its own tail and forming a circle.
The Ouroboros has got quite an interesting design. It has a customizable design that reminds one of the Cyborg R.A.T.7, although it is not quite as customizable. What you can do on the Ouroboros is adjust the length of the back arch, making the mouse longer. The arch also tilts so you can have a shape that fits your palm best. Read more »
Google obviously has invested a lot in delivering all the content for their Google Play store – especially, the videos and the music. So much that they actually had to design and build their own hardware device that allows you to consume the Google play digital content right on the biggest screen in your house.
Enter Google Q, the web-connected, “social” box that runs Android. It’s meant to stream content for you from the cloud, where supposedly you have all your digital content. Read more »
The Nike+ running app provides a nifty way to track your workouts as well as receive recommendations on how to improve for your next workout, as well as compete against your friends or anyone in the Nike+ community.
The app, which has been an iOS-exclusive until now, finally lets Android users join the party. Read more »
If you’re ever lost in the wilderness and your cellphone is busted or has no signal, you’re not as totally screwed as you may think.
It turns out that you can make yourself a handful of nifty survival tools if you crack open your cellphone. And these just may save your life Read more »
Sony showcased a flexible 9.9″ OLED screen at SID’s Display Week 2012. The screen is just a prototype for now and wasn’t even physically present at the event – they just showed a video of it.
Sony said “We have just made the panel and did not have time to evaluate its reliability for bringing it out”, but even so “it is a realistic choice for volume production of a flexible OLED panel”. Read more »
A new type of capacitive display allows any type of button to protrude from a touchscreen on command. When no longer needed, the buttons drop back down seamlessly into the screen.
Combining the best aspects of a touchscreen interface with physical keys, this Tactile Layer technology from Tactus could drive the final nail in the hardware QWERTY keyboard’s coffin. Read more »
If you are a fan of the Monster headphones, you’d be glad to know that the company has just announced new models.
Called Inspiration, Diamond Tears Edge and VEKTR, they are all quite the lookers. Read more »
The MK802 may look like an ordinary USB stick, but it’s a fully-functional computer.
Of course, you need to attach it to a display, and connect some sort of keyboard/mouse combo, but the MK802 could very well be the smallest PC around. Read more »
As you may recall from the official unveiling of the Galaxy S III last month, the new Samsung flagship is set to have a veritable slew of accessories available.
While there are no real surprises here, these official press images will give you a closer look at what sort of extras you can expect to be available for the highly anticipated phone. Read more »
When Samsung announced its Galaxy S III Android flagship, it also unveiled several cool accessories that would allow you to “cut the cord” – go the wireless route on things like HDMI TV-Out (with the AllShare Cast dongle), listening to music (with the S-Pebble) and charge phone without plugging any cables with the wireless charging kit.
Well, it seems that we’ll have to wait for a part of this cable-free dream to come true as the wireless charging kit has been delayed. Read more »
A new touch sensing technology by Disney Research in Pittsburgh could drastically alter the way we interact with our environment, our tools, and our technology.
Touche can be used in a wide variety of applications, from expanded touchscreen interfaces on smartphones, to everyday objects such as doorknobs, and even liquids. Read more »
In a manner befitting for a flagship, the freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S III will storm the market with a serious entourage of original accessories. They range from a flipcase, all the way to a wireless streaming dongle. Here’s a quick look at some of them.
We will begin with the S-Pebble MP3 Player. Read more »
Furniture giant IKEA is apparently out to improve the disposable camera concept. The company has unveiled a digital camera housed in a cardboard body, which it plans to sell in its stores around the globe.
The cardboard IKEA digicam can store up to 40 pics and has a USB port for transferring them to your computer. Read more »