Something that sets the Galaxy Note range apart from the Galaxy S series of handsets is the inclusion of the S Pen, Samsung’s take on the stylus. Every time a new Note handset is released, the S Pen receives a whole bunch of new features and functions, and it would seem that the upcoming Note 5 will be no different, with the latest rumour being that the S Pen will sport an Auto Eject ability. This rumour comes about thanks to the publication of a trademark application from Samsung by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The SmartBand 2 SWR12 could become available soon, as the companion application for it is was put on the Google Play Store, and as expected, quickly pulled shortly after.
Right now, there are three separate deals running through HTC’s online store. It covers the RE Camera, Pinhole Press products, and select accessories. The savings are nothing to laugh at either as each deal will save $50 or 50%.
Earlier today, Microdia took the wraps off its latest microSD card with its astonishing 512GB capacity thereby wiping the floor with competitor SanDisk’s current top offering of 200GB.
Intel’s Rezence wireless charging standard has been in the works for a while now, but the company says it’s ready to be shipped in consumer devices starting in 2016. Fortunately for us, that’s only a year off.
Rezence uses magnetic resonance for transferring power, and it should theoretically have a bit more range than what we’re currently working with. Intel’s SVP, Kirk Saugen, claims that everything from keyboards and mice to laptops should start being integrated with Rezence tech. For all of the other devices (and our older stuff) there should hopefully be some add-ons that will allow everything to take advantage of wireless freedom. Read more
Bad news if you were trying to hunt down an LG G Watch R instead of a Watch Urbane; it looks like production of LG’s first rounded smartwatch is coming to an end.
The G Watch R is showing unavailable in Google’s store, which typically only happens at the end of a device’s lifespan, and while LG’s US site doesn’t say anything about it, Best Buy doesn’t show any available inventory. The key there is that it’s “unavailable,” not “out of stock.” Read more
If you are getting more and more excited the closer it gets to June 12th, the release date of Jurassic World, then this may well send you over the edge. Or at least to Best Buy anyway, because the retailer has teamed up with universal Pictures and Samsung to bring an exclusive clip of the film to selected Samsung devices.
ASUS has announced a handful of new tablet covers for their ZenPad 8.0, including a crazy 5.1 surround sound speaker system integrated into a case. The case contains 6 speakers for that full surround sound experience, and can run for up to 6 hours on a single charge.
It’s definitely a unique case, but for someone that watches tons of movies on their tablets it’s a fantastic idea. Read more
ASUS has been extremely busy at the Computex event today. First it announced the ZenWatch 2, then a new Chromebox and just now, a pocket-sized projector that can play video from Android smartphones and tablets via a micro-USB.
Google bought Nest in 2014 with the plan for big things. The Nest thermostat is one of the most powerful WiFi connected thermostats in the word, but programming the temperature in your home is only the tip of the iceberg.
Google started a program called “Works With Nest” last year that allows Nest to communicate with various other home automation devices. The goal is to make Nest a central part of the home automation system, but not the full controller. For example, if you have Philips Hues lights, there are various apps to control those lights on a regular basis. However, the Nest thermostat can kick things up a notch by adding additional controls since it knows when someone is in or out of the house. If Nest detects that you just arrived at home, it might turn on certain lights, or if you have left the house, it could turn off lights that you forget.