Virtual reality is a hot topic these days, and it seems Samsung is dunking their toes in early. Some images of what appears to be Samsung’s rumored Gear VR have made their way onto the internet, conspicuously close to the upcoming IFA 2014 event. Bearing the model number SM-R320, the Gear VR is expected to compete with Sony’s upcoming Project Morpheus headset. The headset boasts the advantage of being developed in collaboration with Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift, and is rumored to feature an OLED display.
Owners of the Galaxy S 5 in need of even more battery life can look to next month for an important purchase. On September 8, Mophie will ship its battery case for the Samsung flagship. The Galaxy S 5 has a 2800mAh battery and Mophie’s battery case will add an additional 3000mAh. It will be available in both black and white color options to match the device’s color.
It costs $99 and, as previously mentioned, will ship on September 8. Mophie has the accessory up for pre-order today.
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Ever since Samsung announced its Level line of audio products, the Korean tech giant has been trying to tell consumers how brilliant and high-quality these products are. However, in case you weren’t enthused thus far, Samsung has decided to switch from telling to showing. Watch these video explanations (after the break) for why Samsung’s audio line is different from the competition.
Just yesterday we heard rumors that Verizon was planning on launching a new app store for Android devices with the help of other wireless carriers and manufacturers. This wasn’t actually the first time that Verizon tried to make its own app store work (remember Vcast Apps, anyone?), but their last attempt was unsuccessful, to say the least. Despite that rumor, it looks like Verizon can see the writing on the wall, and they’re claiming they have no intention of creating any more app stores.
A Verizon spokesperson said they don’t want to bother creating another app store, saying the carrier has “been there, done that.” It’s very clear that consumers don’t want or need a carrier app store, so good on Verizon if they’re being truthful about this.
Connected cars have been on everyone’s minds of late, but one problem keeps arising when considering merging mobile tech with your vehicle: upgrading. You may get a new tablet or phone every year or so, but a car? Maybe once or twice a decade. However, fear not, for Unimax has an answer.
It includes a 55mm stereo speaker along with a passive radiator. It’s compatible with all phones, but if you have the Samsung Level App, you will get Volume Control, Text-to-Speech, S Voice, and SoundAlive.
With every new phone comes new accessories, and the Galaxy Note 4 won’t be alone. It appears Samsung is working on an ultrasonic cover that could be utilized for those that have vision-related disabilities.
According to SamMobile, the cover will detect nearby objects from its ultrasonic sensor and provide feedback. Users will also be able to choose between three different levels: short, middle, and long.
An insider with a Note 4 prototype sent in the complete description from the accessory, of which you can see after the break.
Now that we know the Moto 360 (and some other new Motorola products) will be launched September 4, Google will look to kick their marketing for Android Wear into full gear.
Four new promotional videos for the wearable-OS have popped up online — the videos mostly show off the voice command capabilities of the devices. Hit the break for the four videos.
At last!! We finally know when Motorola will unveil the Moto 360 and the Moto X+1, not to mention the Moto G2. An invitation just hit our inbox for an event on September 4 in Chicago. The image also hints at some sort of new earbuds.
We are very much looking forward to what Motorola has in store for us!!
For those businesses that have been using mobile devices to run their businesses, their only choices in accepting credit or debit cards were either Square or PayPal. However, Amazon has decided to throw its hat in the ring as they have unveiled their own card reader. Called Amazon Local Register, the company is looking undercut the competition.