A new leak regarding the next generation Motorola Moto 360 indicates the company has plans to increase the resolution of the screen to 360 by 360. This is not the first time this screen resolution has surfaced in connection with the new Moto 360. Recently, a device named “Smelt” showed up on a developer’s console with the same 360 x 360 resolution. This new resolution means the screen should look a little better and also hints that Motorola may have figured out a way to get rid of the lip on the screen. Read more
Ever since Google launched its Nexus Player set-top box, we’ve been waiting for the flood of Android TV devices to hit the market, so far though it’s been slim pickings. One Android TV set-top box that is on the horizon is Razer’s Forge TV bundle that was originally due to arrive back in February, but is now up for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Samsung has announced a new tool intended to help developers get on board the virtual headset train. The Gear VR framework, or GearVRf, is an open source framework that developers can utilize to prepare videos and apps for use on Android-powered virtual reality devices. Read more
Amazon’s latest update to their Echo device brings support for a handful of new services that are a welcome addition. Pandora support is now completely native to the device, so you’ll be able to talk to Echo to create stations or play and pause music. Prior to this update, you’d have to start music on a smartphone or tablet, then stream it through Echo.
Music lovers aren’t the only ones getting new features with this update, though. Major league baseball and major league soccer are both coming to the device, so you’ll be able to quickly get scores or ask when games are. Read more
Forgetting to charge your smartphone the night before will often mean that your device dies on you midway through the day, leaving you unable to
play Plants Versus Zombies send important work emails. If you’re an EE customer though, the days of seeing your smartphone become utterly useless when the battery goes flat may be at an end, thanks to the UK carrier’s new customer reward scheme appropriately called “EE Power” that will roll out in the coming weeks. Read more
So OnePlus has finally unveiled the DR-1 (or GameChanger if you will) and as Rob predicted here, it is indeed an April Fool’s Day joke. If you are desperate to own something with OnePlus branding there is a limited quantity available for purchase. Read more
Demonstrating heretofore unheralded altruism and generosity in an era of digital spartanism, LG has announced that while supplies last, customers who purchase a new G3 phone will also receive an aptly-named VR for G3 virtual reality headset.
Samsung has announced a new Chef Collection series item that brings the cutting-edge technology of their popular smartphone devices to the cutting-edge technology of kitchen devices. The Samsung Galaxy BLADE edge is the first smart knife that also has smartphone capabilities. The Galaxy BLADE edge comes with all of the features of the Galaxy S6, but in a chef’s knife form factor. Samsung capitalizes on the strength of the new Gorilla Glass 4 that we have seen survive some serious impact to bring this new device to market which will see thousands of impacts on the cutting board. Read more
When ALCATEL announced their new ONETOUCH Watch at CES 2015, they indicated they had plans to make it available in the U.S. market through a new online store. Those plans have come to pass as a couple versions of the smartwatch are now listed on the web site. The small/medium band version of the ONETOUCH Watch is listed as “coming soon” for the previously announced price of $149.99. Potential buyers can go ahead and add the smartwatch to their cart to pre-order it, which ALCATEL indicates will be available on April 30th. Read more
The Nvidia Shield Portable has been around for a quite a while now, so it should come as no real surprise to learn that Nvidia is planning to release a new version of the device with updated hardware and firmware.