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YouTube adds support for 60fps videos

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If you are a seasoned videographer or someone who regularly uploads gaming videos on YouTube, you’d have notice that the framerate was capped at 30fps, which meant regardless of the framerate of the original video file, once uploaded the video will only playback at 30fps max on YouTube. \

That changes today. YouTube has finally introduced the option of displaying higher framerates up to 60fps, so whether it is a video shot in 48fps or a gameplay video at 60fps, they will playback in all their high framerate glory on YouTube. Read more »

Motorola releases official demo video for the Moto 360

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Back at the Google I/O we got a lot of new information and a proper demonstration of the new Android Wear devices, including the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. Not just that but both devices also went on sale the same day on the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the one that most people have been waiting for – The Moto 360 – was nowhere to be seen and will only be arriving later this year.

So while you will be having to wait for sometime before you can get your hands on the Moto 360, Motorola has uploaded a demo video to show how the watch looks like in action. Read more »

LG and Google to team up for Project Tango

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Remember Google’s Project Tango?

Well it looks like Google is going to be teaming up with LG to make an actual product that’ll hit the market next year. Read more »

Germany won’t be renewing its Verizon internet contract, blames the NSA

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Unsurprisingly, Germany wasn’t too happy when it discovered that the NSA had spied on them. So how did they respond? By cutting ties with Verizon.

The German Ministry of the Interior will not be re-upping with Verizon for internet service after its contract with the provider will end in 2015. Read more »

Update to Google Drive makes file management easier

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The Google Drive mobile application is a pretty nifty way of checking all of your cloud storage files on the go, but file management is a bit clumsy.

The latest update looks to fix that, by making file interaction an easier process. Read more »

ESPN app reaches 1.7 million simultaneous viewers for USA-Germany game

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Some say that soccer will never be popular in America, and that may be true, but the numbers from ESPN’s mobile app suggest otherwise.

The USA-Germany game reached 1.7 million viewers, on the ESPN app alone during the World Cup game between the two countries. Read more »

Buy a cardboard VR kit for $20

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One of the treats offered from Google to developers at the end of the company’s keynote yesterday, along with a free smartwatch, was a VR kit made out of cardboard called, #cardboard.

Well if you’re sitting at your computer, grimacing in envy because you weren’t one such developer at I/O, then you’re in luck, because you can purchase an unofficial kit yourself for $20. Read more »

Opera Mini 8 for iOS comes with a complete redesign

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Opera Mini for iOS has been fully revamped, now sporting a much more modern UI, which falls in line with the iOS 7 guidelines. Hence, Opera Mini 8 for iOS uses the very fashionable flat design, yet retains the features that have made it famous.

It’s still able to save you mobile data, and you can choose from two compression modes. And if you don’t like the new default look, you can change it by picking another theme. Read more »

Nikon intros D810 full-frame DSLR camera

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Today Nikon has finally decided to take the wraps off its successor to both the D800 and the D800E full-frame DSLR cameras that were introduced back in 2012. The new device is called Nikon D810, and it sports a 36.3MP CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter.

The D810 thus keeps the resolution of its predecessors, while coming with Nikon’s Expeed 4 image processing engine (the same as the one in the D4s) that promises to greatly improve the quality of your shots. Read more »

iPhone 6 360-degree view now available

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The upcoming iPhone 6 has been leaking like crazy recently, thanks in large part to some people getting access to dummy units of the smartphone.

And now someone has used all of the images which got leaked so far, along with some Photoshop prowess, to create a 360-degree view of Apple’s next handset, in perpetually-rotating GIF form no less. Read more »

Apple adds camera to iPod Touch 16GB, drops the price of the entire range

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In a surprise move Apple quietly updated its iPod touch lineup. The entry-level 16GB version got a big update, while the whole lineup got a price cut.

The iPod Touch 16GB was unveiled just over a year ago and it was a stripped down version with no camera or color options. Now, Apple has made it an equal citizen. Read more »

Jolla Launcher for Android now available for alpha testers to download

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The sign up for alpha testers of the new Jolla Launcher has almost drawn to a close and those who signed up can now download the custom Android homescreen. Jolla wants to give users a taste of the gesture-based interface of Sailfish OS without having to buy the Jolla phone.

This initial version of the Jolla Launcher targets Nexus 4 and 5 owners, but it supports any Android 4.3+ device. You still have a day left to sign up for the alpha test program. Read more »

Nokia Glance Background beta is now over, app remains available

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Nokia Beta Labs released the Glance Background app last October. It spices up the Lumia-exclusive Glance screen with a background.

The Glance Background was in beta phase since the official release and its trial is now over. Read more »

NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 powered the Android TV and Auto demos yesterday

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Since yesterday Android runs on just about anything – TVs, cars and new 64-bit enabled devices. NVIDIA provided the power for yesterday’s demos, the company revealed that both the Android TV devkit and the Android Auto demo were powered by a Tegra K1 chipset. The Project Tango tablet devkit (which was on the showroom floor) also uses K1 for its advanced computer vision.

Android L has full support for 64-bit processors like the ones inside the Tegra K1. Read more »

Google Search app updated to support ‘Ok Google’ hotword from any screen

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Google has released an update for the Search app on Android (v3.5.14), which brings with it a very useful addition.

Earlier, you had to be in the Google Search app to be able to use the “Ok Google” hotword to invoke voice search. With the latest update, you can now use it on any screen on the phone as long as the screen is on. It also works from the lockscreen even if you have a password set on the device. And if you have the device connected to a charger, the screen doesn’t even have to be on to use voice search. Read more »