Huawei has taken the wraps off of a new Smartband device that features two industry-leading features. It’s the first ever LTE-enabled device of its kind, and it will utilize the company’s 4.5G network, which is labeled as being somewhere between 4G and 5G in terms of speed. The 4.5G network isn’t set to go live until next year, but this band is jumping on board earlier. Read more
We received our first glimpse of LG’s Watch Urbane last week, and we generally liked what we saw. LG’s latest Android Wear offering is what happens when Contemporary and Classic Unite (according to LG), eschewing the need to scream out that it is a smart watch to all and sundry. While there’s no official word on availability just yet, LG has just released a video showing off the Watch Urbane in all its glory, as seen after the break.
OnePlus, the underdog phone manufacturer from China, is banding together with Ultimaker, a 3D printer company, to give you the opportunity to win all kinds of great prizes. Read more
Somebody tell me they wouldn’t love to be able to charge their smartphone battery from 0 to 100 in one minute. That is like an impossible dream right? Well actually, it just might come true sometime next year.
The nanotechnology department at Tel Aviv University stumbled upon the technology while looking into Alzheimer’s disease. Apparently a particular peptide molecule can absorb a charge much faster than regular smartphone batteries. They company developing the battery is called StoreDot, and they also reside in Israel.
Over the weekend we saw some images that were supposedly of the Huawei Ascend P8 surface on the Internet. The device that was shown in those images was obscured by a case making it difficult to determine much detail or even verify that the device is the Ascend P8. A new set of leaked images has surfaced, this time for a case that is meant for the Ascend P8, and these images may provide us with a few more clues about what Huawei has planned for their forthcoming smartphone. Read more
YouTube’s a pretty awesome service for people of all ages, but it’s hard to restrict what age groups have access to suitable content. Sure, there’s integrated parental controls, but they can be disabled with a mere click of a button — so many parents end up banning their children from using the website purely for this reason.
Obviously, Google isn’t too happy with this decision as it means they’re getting less views, and parents aren’t too keen on the idea of preventing their children from using the service either as it hosts loads of great content geared towards helping their little ones learn.
In an effort to solve this issue, Google has today launched a brand new YouTube Kids app on both the App Store and Play Store.
As you already know, Android Wear watches and iPhones aren’t compatible. Despite Google claiming that they’ll work on supporting iPhones in the future, to this day you’re still out of luck.
But that hasn’t stopped one intrepid Android developer from getting the two devices to engage in some friendly, albeit limited, dialog. Read more
Could 2015 be the year of the wearable? Geeksphone certainly hopes so, with its announcement that it is developing a health and fitness tracker called GeeksMe. Aside from having the usual features of a fitness tracker, the GeeksMe wearable can also monitor your sexual performance. Yes, you read that correctly.
We’ve all read about how Sony is struggling to turn market share into meaningful profits, with the possibility of leaving both the television and smartphone markets in the future being raised. Keeping that in mind, it should make complete sense that Sony has released a premium MicroSD card that is being sold in Japan for $160. Right?
Pebble’s website was updated today to tease a new model to its best-selling smartwatch. Read more