LG has announced they plan to showcase some of their latest smart home technology at IFA 2015. Headlining the devices will be the LG SmartThinQ Sensor which can be used to retrofit any normal home appliance to become a pseudo-smart appliance. LG also indicated their new devices will be compatible with the AllJoyn open platform for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Read more
LG has announced a 23-karat gold version of the Watch Urbane in a fairly limited capacity, called the Watch Urbane Luxe. The watch stands up to some other premium wristwatches and includes an alligator leather strap and a hefty $1,200 price tag. Read more
With IFA just around the corner, LG has given us an insight to its brand new, state of the art SmartThinQ sensor, which the South Korean company is set to showcase at the event in Berlin on Friday, September 4.
Amazon has rolled out a couple updates to their Amazon Echo home assistant appliance to help improve its usefulness. The first new feature that will impact the most users is the ability to play audiobooks and music from multiple Amazon accounts. Read more
If you have purchased a new smartphone this year, there is a good chance your device supports Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 2.0 technology that helps decrease the amount of time it takes to juice up your device. There is also a good chance that your smartphone manufacturer only shipped a regular charger to you instead of a Quick Charge 2.0 charger. If you want to take advantage of some Quick Charge capabilities or just want a good, beefy charger, Newegg is holding a flash sale through Monday for a pair of devices from Tronsmart. Read more
GigSky, the first global mobile network designed for travelers, showed off its 90-country coverage using the GigSky SIM and app during last night’s launch of the Obi Worldphones.
ZTE has announced they plan to showcase products from four product lines at IFA 2015. ZTE’s CEO Adam Zeng says the company hopes to show “our global commitment to product longevity and will see us rollout more products from our four core product lines across markets worldwide.” Headlining the charge will be the ZTE Axon smartphone which will be the company’s new flagship device intended for global markets. Read more
Drones are pretty popular right now. People enjoy flying them around, especially if they have cameras to get a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding environment. The problem with most drones is that they are bulky and very expensive. The Code Black Drone, which you can get from Talk Android Deals, is compact and affordable, making it the perfect drone to start with.
If you’ve ever sat in a coffee shop with your smartphone or tablet, wishing you had a physical keyboard you could carry in your coat pocket so you could type out your dissertation with ease, it seems that LG has listened. LG’s Rolly Keyboard is a full-size wireless keyboard that supports devices up to 10 inches and rolls up into a solid bar when not in use.
Samsung has announced three wireless audio speakers to fill out its lineup of audio equipment. The speakers, labelled the R1, R3, and R5, will be shown off at IFA 2015 next month.
The speakers build on Samsung’s existing R6 and R7 features with a better touch interface and an improved multi-room experience through the companion app. Read more