Another day closer to the announcement of the N3 and we have another leaked photo. This time, we’re looking at the entire backplate of the device and it reveals one very important thing. The N3 will sport a fingerprint scanner. Besides that we see the new camera in all its glory. From what we know the device will feature various materials including an aerospace alloy (lithium alloy) and steel. We’re less than two weeks away from the big unveil. Of course at the rate that the Oppo N3 is “leaking,” we may know everything there is to know about the device.
Samsung just announced a new successor to the Exynos 5, the Exynos 7. According to Samsung, the new processor is 57 percent more powerful than its predecessor. The kicker here is that the older processor, the Exynos 5 5430 is powering one of the variants of the new Galaxy Note 4. However it looks the new processor will be doing the same.
The first Galaxy Golden was originally marketed as a premium flip-smartphone with some less than premium specs. The original had a dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, two 3.7-inch screens (800×480) displays and Android 4.2. We’re not sure how successful the Golden was but it appears that Samsung saw enough purchases to make a sequel and this go-around shows some better specs.
HBO is set to launch a standalone streaming service in 2015, at least according to Richard Plepler, HBO CEO. What this means is that instead of having to pay for a HBO package through our cable or satellite provider, we’ll be soon be able to stream HBO much like we do via Netflix. What this also means is that we can watch Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire or True Detective without a.) illegally doing so or b.) “stealing” your friend’s HBO Go password. Of course, HBO is wading into an already somewhat filled pool of streaming services. No word on when in 2015 exactly, we’ll see this but either way, it’s coming.
source: NBC News
AOL announced earlier today that it would make its library of premium content available for Android TV. Original programming includes short-films like “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi,” movies from Miramax, and HuffPost and TechCrunch clips. With barely a glance at the platform since it was debuted in June, Google’s opened the flood gates this afternoon.
I know that after I got my Moto 360 I was thinking to myself, man I would love to play Pokemon Red, or Mario on that thing. Given its small size, it would do wonders to bring back the glory days of me squinting at a tiny screen in an effort to beat whichever game I was playing. Well it looks like I, and anyone else with an Android Wear watch, will be able to do just that.
Stewart Jordan, the cofounder of Peek — a portable eye exam kit — was almost diagnosed as being blind and without treatment and contact lenses would most certainly be that way today. As such, Stewart is using Peek, a set of apps loaded onto smartphones and a clip-on adapter, to help ophthalmologists with diagnosing eye conditions around the world. The newest smartphone to be apart of this process is the new Xperia Z3.
As we roll ever closer to Oppo’s announcement of the N3 flagship, we’re seeing more and more teasers from the company. From specs to an updated cooling system, to a aerospace-grade alloy (and steel), the N3 is shaping up to be an interesting and powerful device. Despite Oppo showing us various camera designs, the whole thing remained a bit of a mystery. Those that remember the N1 know that the camera swiveled, giving people unprecedented selfie power long before selfie phones became a thing. Well Oppo has finally taken a bit of the mystery away after it leaked the above image on Weibo.
In August, news broke that Google was working on a new Hangouts app for the desktop. Similar to that of Facebook Messenger’s Chatheads feature, Hangouts would feature floating bubbles for conversations that was also easily moved around the desktop environment. Fast forward about six weeks and that new app is now live. Here are some of the features: