We already saw a few promo videos for Sony’s new Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2, but the Sony Developer World also released videos. They are aimed at devs, which is good since they focus more on describing the features than on getting you to buy one.
The videos don’t really give out new information, but offer a good summary of the specs and clarify some things that weren’t 100% clear yesterday. Read more »
Smartphones aren’t going to be the only thing that Sony is going to announce at its upcoming event on June 25, Tuesday. The company has teased today its plans to unwrap a new smartwatch at its event on Twitter.
There, the company has published a photo stating a research by BI Intelligence, stating that one in three people want to have a smart wrist wear. Sony already has a smartwatch, announced over an year ago, so it’s clearly a time for a refresh. Read more »
Twitter wars are picking up pace recently. First it was HTC, Samsung and LG that exchanged pleasantries on the 140-character network and now it’s Nokia, who used a fan-made Condescending Wonka meme, originally posted on Nokia’s Conversations Blog to attack Samsung.
The meme clearly targets the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom and its fatty 15.4 mm waistline. Read more »
Google Glass is available only to a select few and one of them agreed to sacrifice the $1,500 smart glasses in the name of science. By which I mean “people who want to see gadgets disassembled.”
Glass was apparently not meant to be torn down but the Catwig team that did the disassembly managed to put it back together in fully operational condition and with only minor cosmetic damage. Read more »
Google has released a new update for Google Glass, which should make one of the most popular uses of the device an even better experience. First up is HDR photography. Now when you take a picture with your Google Glass, the device will take multiple photos at different exposures and then combine them to create an image with greater dynamic range. This will allow you to see more details in the bright as well as dark areas of the shot that are otherwise not possible with a single exposure shot.
The other feature being added is the ability to add captions to your pictures before sharing them. Now, once you are done taking your picture, you will see an option to add a caption. Select it and then simply speak your caption and it will be added to your photo.
You can check out more samples of HDR images taken with Google Glass in the link below.
ASUS has officially announced its Transformer Book Trio at the on-going Computex 2013. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a three-in-one mobile device, which dual-boots Windows 8 and Android and aims to give you a netbook, a tablet and a Windows 8 desktop PC in one device.
The Transformer Book Trio sports an 11.6-inch detachable display and the PC Station dock has an Intel Core i7 processor, keyboard and a 750 GB hard drive. The tablet display can be detached and the main part can be hooked to an external display to use as a desktop PC. Read more »
Samsung has extended its collection of NX camera’s with the latest addition being the NX2000. The image of the NX2000 smart camera leaked earlier and now, the company has officially announced the availability of the sharpshooter, which is based on a SMART camera technology.
The NX2000 comes with a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DRIMe IV engine, providing improved picture processing and color reproduction. Read more »
Google started shipping the early developer version of the Google Glass to early adopters last month but the rest of us still don’t have much of an idea how the device is even operated. Thankfully, there is a new Google video which demonstrates just that.
In the Google Glass how-to video, you are told that the UI is made up of cards arranged horizontally, with the ones on the left being new. You scroll through the cards by swiping along the touch sensitive side of the Glass. When you want to select a card, you tap on the side; to go back, you swipe down. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a few surprises in store for those upgrading from the Galaxy S III. It uses a new NFC chipset, which doesn’t support the company’s older NFC tags, dubbed TecTiles. So if you’ve set up those around your crib keep in mind your new Galaxy S4 won’t be able to communicate with them.
Samsung has issued a statement that its new NFC tags, TecTiles 2, will be available in the coming weeks and will be compatible with older NFC-enabled devices. Read more »
Google has given Glass sets to a select few and hasn’t really revealed much about its market availability thus far.
Speaking to Radio 4 Eric Schmidt has finally confirmed that Google Glass will hit the retail shelves next year (that narrows it down) but hasn’t said anything about pricing. A number of developers have been given the option to pre-order Glass at the staggering $1500, but that doesn’t look likely as final pricing. Read more »
Those lucky few, which got to pre-order a Google Glass set at Goole I/O last year have already received the Google Glass Explorer Edition (XE) and decided to share some photos of an unboxing, and even some footage captured with the Glass itself.
Brandon Allgood has an unboxing image, which shows the Google Glass set along with sunglasses, pouch and charging piece. Read more »
Ever since the device was announced, the exact specifications of Google Glass have been a mystery. Well, not anymore. Google has updated its website for Glass and added some basic specifications, which gives us a better idea of what the device would be like.
For starters, Google Glass has a 640 x 360 resolution display, which might not sound like much but remember it’s sitting very close to your eye. Google says it is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away. The camera is capable of shooting 5 megapixel images and 720p videos. The sound will be transferred to your ears through bone conduction. Read more »
A new mobile entertainment solution called Phonepad will allow you to turn your Samsung smartphone into a tablet or a gaming console. Think a third-party external screen, complete with a built-in battery and speakers along the lines of the ASUS Padfone lineup.
Phonepad transforms your existing smartphone into a 10-inch LED HD slate just by inserting the phone into a docking station. Read more »
I’ve watched my share of beautiful time-lapse videos and I thought those can hardly surprise me anymore, but a new experimental time-lapse project, which uses Google Street View imagery takes things to a whole new level.
The project calls the resulting videos hyperlapses and indeed, they can be amazing providing you find the right sort of scenic routes in good weather. And I do mean it, when I say “find”, because the tool lets you make your own custom hyperlapses, too. For a taste, here’s a stunning hyperlapse demo, created by the authors of the project. Read more »
In a bid to gain more popularity for its smartphones, Alcatel has turned towards Hollywood. The manufacturer’s One Touch Idol smartphones will make an appearance in the upcoming blockbuster Iron Man 3.
Along with Alcatel smartphones, the latest Tony Stark adventure will also feature products by TCL – the Chinese company which owns the handset manufacturer. Read more »