In recent times, when we’ve discussed HTC’s share price, it’s usually to report that it has dipped once more (or even plummeted), worsening the Taiwanese handset maker’s financial predicament. Which makes this article much more pleasant to write, because today we have news that HTC’s share prices jumped up by more than 20% in since Friday last week, and is now sitting at $99 TWD (Taiwanese Dollars). Read more
It’s true. That’s not a bad thing, though. The accessories just replaced the innovation.
MWC 2016 saw both Samsung and LG announce two fantastic flagship phones for 2016, but neither of those phones broke the mold or pushing the mobile industry into a new direction like we’ve seen both companies do before. In fact, if you want to really dig into it, 2016 will probably be one of the most boring years for smartphones ever. Read more
It’s bad news for Nook fans in the UK because Barnes and Noble has announced that it will stop selling its digital content in the country from March 15 . This means that the Nook Store, the Nook Reading App for Android (or iOS), and the company’s UK website will cease to operate from the date mentioned. To soften the blow, Barnes and Noble says it has partnered up with the UK supermarket brand, Sainsbury’s, to bring the ‘vast majority‘ of purchased books to the retailer’s ‘Entertainment on Demand’ service. Read more
Anyone who has tried a virtual reality headset will be able to tell you that it is pretty cool. The only problem with them is you can only visually experience what is going on, and the entire physical portion is left out, until now. Six Flags will be equipping some of their roller coasters with Samsung Gear VR headsets.
The NBC app for Android devices offers up full episodes and clips of top shows, and now supports Google’s own streaming accessory. Read more
The Alexa voice assistant aims to help users control their home environment, and now the system supports products from both Honeywell and Nest.
Amazon has taken the wraps off of two new devices for your home today, both of which tackle different tasks. The Echo Dot is essentially a smaller Amazon Echo, and the Amazon Tap is a smart, connected WiFi and Bluetooth speaker for playing music with voice commands. Read more
There’s no better way to build up excitement for a device than by incorporating it into some historic moment, and that’s exactly what Samsung did with the Gear 360. Casey Neistat took Samsung’s 360 degree camera to the Oscars just a few days ago and managed to capture Leonard DiCaprio’s first ever win for his role in The Revenant, all in 360 degree video. Read more
With the excitement ramping up for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, Amazon Echo owners are in for a treat thanks to Amazon’s collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC Comics. The result of the partnership is a voice-powered choose-your-own-adventure game called The Wayne Investigation. Read more
The HTC Vive only opened up its pre-orders yesterday for $799/€899. A pretty costly device considering the Oculus Rift is only about $600 and the Samsung Gear VR is only $100. However, despite the price difference, the HTC Vive sold 15,000 units in only 10 minutes.