If you got your hopes up for NVIDIA’s 500 GB Shield TV earlier today, bad news. Turns out that particular model was just a development kit, and it won’t actually be available to the general public. Your choices are going to be limited to the 16 GB version, which at least has expandable storage.
It’s hard to imagine how NVIDIA would cram a massive hard drive like that into this console, considering they would either have to use a standard spinning hard drive (which would be loud and not so energy efficient) or it’d spike the price far higher than $299 if they used a solid state drive. Read more
LG has already shown off some of what the G4 will be able to do ahead of the official announcement, and today they’ve released a second video detailing quite a bit about the camera, plus a few other things their 2015 flagship will be capable of. Read more
Hotel Tonight is the latest app to step into the world of Material Design interfaces. The newest update to the hotel-booking app brings bold colors with a flattened design and sleek interface, ditching the older style in favor of tabs and pull-out menus. It’s even sporting a new app icon. Read more
Google built Classroom to make education more efficient with technology and computers. They’ve slowly been adding new and useful features every once in awhile, and today the platform is getting a few new tricks. Read more
Google is in the middle of an antitrust battle with the European Union, and the lawsuit has the potential to cost the company billions. It’s not a giant leap to assume the EU has a vendetta against Google for some reason, especially when other major government agencies like the FTC in the US have dismissed all of their antitrust investigations against the search engine, but the EU commissioner says that’s simply not the case. Read more
Some new images and video of Oppo’s upcoming smartphone have leaked, and thin bezel enthusiasts should be excited. The device will reportedly succeed the Oppo R5, and it features some impressive technology that gives it a completely bezelless design. Left to right, the phone is nothing but screen. Read more
Google has updated their Play Services app to version 7.3 with a few new features, notably one adding a user interface for trusted places.
This UI will let you select an area as “trusted” within a ring, which will disable security features in that zone. This would be useful if you wanted to remove your password on your lock screen at home but keep it on everywhere else. Read more
In just a few days, OnePlus will be holding an event for some upcoming product announcement. the company posted an “invitation” on Google+ and Twitter with the comment “from here on out, anything can happen.” Yep, pretty vague.
There are no details on what this event is going to be, although we’re expecting a new OnePlus device soon, and the company is planning some video game accessory, too. My money’s on the game device, but hey, anything can happen, right? Read more
Pocket, one of our favorite apps for saving content to read later, is celebrating its third birthday this week. The app has been around a little longer than that, but it was previously called Read It Later. The change to Pocket signified a new direction for the company, and several years later it’s turned into one of the best apps on Android. Read more
Surprise, surprise. AT&T and Verizon are altering what software ships on the Galaxy S6, limiting some of the preloaded Microsoft apps available. When it was first announced, the S6 was supposed to ship with Skype, OneNote, and OneDrive pre-installed. No one likes bloatware, but Skype and OneNote are actually pretty useful apps, and Samsung and Microsoft were tossing in 100 GB of free space of OneDrive storage, so it wasn’t an awful deal. In fact, it was probably one of the better app/service partnerships we’ve seen on a device. Read more