Not wanting to be left out this holiday season, Toshiba has gone above-and-beyond simply keeping pace with its competitors. Today, the company has issued a press release unveiling what may be the gadget to purchase this December. It is a portable hard drive that is both wireless and capable of directly Casting to devices like the Chromecast.
Earlier this week Samsung finally started selling their new Gear VR device through their web site for $199. Even AT&T jumped in on the excitement, listing it on their site as well for interested consumers even though the device sold out quickly. As the devices are getting into the hands of consumers, buyers on Verizon and Sprint are discovering their Galaxy Note 4 devices are not quite ready to be used with the Gear VR for lack of a software update.
The users who find themselves in this situation are reporting that attempts to use Gear VR with their Galaxy Note 4 just generates a warning message that “you need to update your device.” Unfortunately, even though this was disclosed in the official press release about the Gear VR, it seems most people missed it. Even worse, thus far there is no information forthcoming from Verizon or Sprint regarding how long their customers will have to wait for the software update to be issued.
Better get moving, folks! It is Tuesday and that means HTC is hosting another round of Hot Deals. Today, the company is discounting each and every smartphone case offered in its online store. That means you can add style or protection your One (M8), One (M7), One Mini, One Remix, Desire 816, and Desire 610 at a very low cost. For example, the Double Dip Case for the One (M7) costs just $1. The Flip and Dip cases for the One (M8) have 75% taken off of. All other cases are available with 50% discounts.
The promotion ends tonight at 12:00AM ET / 9:00PM PT.
Starting today, residents in India can pick up HTC’s latest mobile accessory, the RE Camera, from online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 9,990 ($160). The device is currently available in white and black colorway’s with stock of the teal and orange versions expected to arrive soon.
While Samsung may have missed the rumored Dec. 1 launch date, it looks like rumors that had the month of December pegged for the launch were right. Samsung has the Gear VR headset listed on their web site for $199.99. AT&T also has the the new VR unit up on its web site for $199.00. Before you stop reading though to go get one, you should know that it currently appears to be sold out on AT&T’s web site. Also, you’ll need a Note 4 to go along with the VR headset. What it does is cradle the Note 4 for an immersive 360-degree view. If you have the new Note — or are planning on buying one — here’s what you’re in for spec wise:
Verizon’s vice president of network support, Mike Haberman, recently held a roundtable discussion with reporters covering Verizon’s plans for 2015 concerning network development. Haberman committed Verizon to carrier aggregation, a few other LTE Advanced features and hinted at being able to purchase a LTE femtocell in order to boost coverage indoors.
Just a few days ago we learned that HTC is already planning a successor to its barely-launched RE Camera, HTC’s lay consumer answer to GoPro. HTC is confident that the RE could sell enough units in Taiwan alone to merit a second-generation device.
For those that have been looking at picking up the new folio case for the Nexus 9, Amazon is running a deal where the device comes in for $42 less than the $130 you’ll normally pay for it. That’s right, for about $88 you’ll be able to pick up the official keyboard/case combo made specifically for the Nexus 9. However, those interested in the accessory may have to wait a bit.
In the tech world, like physics, there seems to be a quest for unification. One, ultimate, idea that encompasses all other ideas. This hunt manifests itself in the constant debate about the size of smart devices. Whether consumers would be happy with something the size of a phablet and only own one device or would people rather have something that fits better in the hand and also own a tablet? (This generalization assumes that many would not see the utility in owning both a phablet and a tablet.)
Nano Magnetics Ltd has now begun working on the development of a device that straddles the middle-ground of this discussion. It’s introducing the concept of possessing multiple small devices that can turn into a larger, connected device.
The latest ads in Motorola’s marketing campaign for their flagship smartwatch take a humorous approach towards promoting the Moto 360. The ads are both under half a minute long and have the same classy feel that watch commercials on prime time television do, but end with reminders that the real world isn’t always so elegant.
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