LG is launching the Watch Urbane LTE in South Korea on LG U+ tomorrow. The watch will cost KRW 650,000 ($590/€540) and will come with a contract for KRW 10,000 a month ($9/€8.3).
With it you’ll get 50 minutes of voice calls – the Urbane LTE can do regular and VoLTE calls – 250 messages and 250MB of data. Read more »
Facebook has announced two new Messenger related features at its F8 event. The first is Messenger Platform. Facebook has turned its messaging service into a platform, that allows integration with third party applications.
For example, you can now have the Giphy app integrated into the Facebook Messenger app on your phone, which lets you access Giphy content from within the Messenger app. Giphy now integrates within the Messenger app, allowing you to choose a GIF, which you can then send to your friends on the Messenger app. The person on the other end receives the GIF in their Messenger app. Messenger shows them the app that you used to send the GIF and then can click on the handily available Install button to install the app if they don’t have it. Read more »
Microsoft teamed up with the Swedish manufacturer of audio accessories Coloud to create an active headset for Lumia smartphones. Hoop by Coloud is already available in Europe for €29.
The headphones are available in three colors that are typical for Microsoft Lumia smartphones – green, orange, and black. Read more »
If you want to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge but haven’t settled on a carrier to sign a contract with, this might help. T-Mobile will give you a one year subscription to Netflix for free if you buy either Galaxy S6 device from it.
Like the carrier says, this is a value of more than $100, so if you are also a fan of Netflix, it basically means you’ll be paying a lot less for the smartphone as you would at other carriers. Read more »
Qualcomm seems to be pretty proud of its Quick Charge 2.0 technology, that is an integral part of some high-end smartphones which use its top of the line chipsets. The Motorola Nexus 6 is in this situation, and Qualcomm has used this particular device in a new promotional video for Quick Charge 2.0.
Three of them, to be precise. They’re said to be identical, except each uses a different charger. The leftmost unit has a 5V 1A charger, the center one gets a 5V 2A charger, while the Nexus 6 on the right works with a Quick Charge 2.0 enabled charger. Read more »
Sony promised several interesting features at the launch of the PlayStation 4 gaming console but not all of them were available out of the box. But now the company plans to correct that by rolling out the 2.50 system update for the PlayStation 4 gaming console.
The new PS4 2.50 system packs several new features and enhancements like the option to Suspend/Resume the games by using the PS button. Quite a nifty feature to switch from Rest mode and then continue enjoying the game where you left off. Read more »
With a rumored announcement in April, the LG G4 is the next big-name flagship to come this year. Inspired by intensifying leaks, designer Ivo Maric headed for the drawing board and came up with a very appealing concept of how the upcoming high-end smartphone might look.
Consensus so far is reached over at the rumor mill, that the G4 will not sport a metal body, and that will be reserved for an even more premium model. But if any of those ends up as hot as these renders, we’re all for it! Read more »
As some of you surely remember YouTube has its sights set on Twitch – the popular game streaming platform, and was on the verge of paying $1 billion to own it last year. The online video giant has surely recognized the growing popularity of online streams and has likely not given up on its goals to enter the market.
Seeing how the deal was cancelled, allegedly due to “antitrust concerns” and Twitch was acquired by Amazon, for the sum of $970 million it is only natural that YouTube is looking at other options to deliver the service. A new report has surface, stating that the company is already hard at work on a new YouTube Live platform, which will focus on live streaming games and e-sports. Read more »
The iPhone in all its generations has often been the subject of aftermarket luxurious touch-ups and the iPhone 6 is no exception. We had Amosu’s pink paint job a couple of months ago, and then Goldgenie gave the smartphone a dedicated Year of the Goat gold treatment. Then an out-of-this world Diamond Ecstasy edition followed, which commanded the exorbitant £2.3 million price tag.
Another take on the matter now comes from London-based customization shop Vorsteiner, and yes, the company is otherwise specialized in producing sick body kits for premium car brands. Read more »
Opera Mini has been around of Windows phone devices, since September 2014, so quite some time has passed. The browser is still in beta, but a brand new update signifies that development is still active on the project.
The new version comes with a total redesign of the user interface. Everything looks slicker and feels smoother. The update does not come with a detailed change log, so there might be some more improvements hidden away, under the fresh new exterior. Read more »
Yesterday, Uber sent out a promotional email to its loyal customers for bringing more users on-board the Uber app. In return, those users will be rewarded with Uber Credits that can be used to pay for a ride. The promotion was launched in all major cities of India.
In the mean time, Delhi government sent out instructions to the IT Ministry to blocking the popular taxi- hiring app services – Uber and Ola in Delhi. Read more »
Amazon has brought its flagship Kindle model to the Indian stores. The company is selling both, the Wi-Fi as well as the 3G model on its Indian website. The Kindle Voyage is priced at Rs. 16,499 ($265) and the Kindle Voyage 3G is priced at Rs. 20,499 ($329).
The Kindle Voyage is the thinnest Kindle Amazon ever made, with a new flush glass front and magnesium body. The glass on the front is anti-glare and textured to give the feel of paper. Read more »
Hewlett-Packard will feature Bang & Olufsen audio in its products going forward. Previously, the PC manufacturer had a partnership with Beats Audio, which was struck before its acquisition by Apple.
The first HP products with audio tech from the Danish company will appear this spring. Read more »
It looks like Gmail users will soon be able to pay bills without leaving their inbox. According to a report in Re/code, Google is working to bring the aforementioned functionality to its popular email service.
Google’s future offering is reportedly dubbed Pony Express. Read more »
The original 4G-capable Moto G from last year is now being offered by Motorola with a pretty neat price reduction. Normally retailing for $199.99, the phone can be yours for just $159.99 – but you have to act fast.
The deal is only valid until 10:59 AM CT on March 25, which is tomorrow. So you have under 24 hours to do the deed, if you’re so inclined of course. Read more »