Google has added two new voice commands to the Search app on Android that will let you launch the camera on your phone or tablet using just your voice.
If you need to take a picture, all you have to do is hit the microphone button or say “Ok Google” and then say the voice command “Take a picture”. If you want to record a video, say “Record a video” instead. If you think this is not very useful, then you are absolutely right. Read more »
The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit were unveiled in Taiwan today, and so were their prices.
The Gear 2 will run you $299, and the Gear Fit will cost $199. Read more »
Amazon has slashed $70 off the Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9 slate and you now can get it for just $129. You can place your order right now and get the tablet on your doorstep as early as tomorrow.
The promotion is available only in the US and will last until the end of the day. Read more »
Google’s smart HDMI stick Chromecast, which turns any HDMI-capable TV into a smart TV with streaming capabilities from Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, and Google Play movies among others, has become officially available outside of the US.
The device goes on sale today in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, with localized streaming services for many of those countries. Read more »
Samsung unveiled a new mirrorless camera and it’s tiny – the Samsung NX mini is 22.5mm thick and its metal body weighs 158g. It may be tiny, but it’s smart – the NX mini a smart camera to boot, though Samsung is mum on the OS (it’s most likely Tizen).
With a 3” flip up screen, the NX mini is a selfie-taking machine. Read more »
Samsung’s Gear 2 line of smartwatches was unveiled at MWC last month running on Tizen OS and providing calling, messaging and notification capabilities from a paired Galaxy smartphone.
A rumored next generation of the Gear 2 will supposedly do away with the pairing requirement, and be able to provide calling capabilities through an integrated SIM slot. Read more »
Sony has revealed a new virtual reality system, called ‘Project Morpheus’, exclusively for use with the PlayStation 4 console. Project Morpheus, which has been in development for over three years, is similar in concept to the Oculus Rift and will immerse the players in the game world by strapping a pair of screens to their eyes and tracking their head movements.
Morpheus has two 960 x 1080 displays inside, one for each eye, which add up to 1920 x 1080 resolution for both eyes with a 90 degree field of view. Just like the Oculus Rift, these stereoscopic displays help enhance the 3D experience and make you feel part of the game. Read more »
It looks like Apple has decided to contract their iPad Mini 2 retina displays to their biggest competitor in the mobile technology space: Samsung.
Sharp, LG, and the not-so-known AUO (a Taiwanese company) produced the screens for the previous iPads. Read more »
Today Sony UK has tweeted its Xperia Z2 comes with “award-winning camera technology” and just an hour later Nokia UK has challenged itto a #Cameraduel.
Nokia’s picture includes the Finns’ best cameraphone to date – the Lumia 1020, of course. Read more »
Last week we got a glimpse of the new S Band that Samsung is planning to reintroduce alongside as part of the updated health and fitness aspects of the new Galaxy S5.
The S Band fitness tracker was recently glimpsed at the Samsung Roadshow in Germany in the flesh, and has also gone up for pre-order in the country for €80 on Amazon. Read more »
Microsoft’s Xbox One is already available in 13 countries, and it looks like the Redmond-based tech giant is looking to expand its market share.
The Xbox One will be available in 26 new countries, and we’ve got the full list after the jump. Read more »
Thinking about picking up a Nokia Lumia 1520? Well the Microsoft Store has a deal for you.
You can get a $100 bill credit and 50% off the phone’s flip cover. There are some stipulations, however. Read more »
HTC’s current flagship smartphone, the HTC One might make an appearance in the upcoming superhero movie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to a new promotional page on the company’s US website.
The newest promotional campaign from HTC might see Captain America using the HTC One as his personal gadget or we might see the smartphone having a small cameo in the upcoming movie. Read more »
The new Mac Pro from late 2013 supports only Windows 8 and above installation via Boot Camp. Apple has updated the Boot Camp requirements on its support webpage and the latest generation Mac Pro is the first to drop Windows 7 support.
This means if you want to install Windows 7 you won’t have such an option. You’ll have Windows 8, 8.1 or later version of the Microsoft’s OS. Read more »
Google’s Chromecast topped Amazon sales charts – it’s a small, cheap HDMI stick that streams video and music on your TV. But those use Google’s media library, Amazon can’t let that stand – and, apparently, it won’t.
Amazon subsidiary and designer of the Kindle, Lab126, is reportedly working on just such an HDMI stick. Read more »