Black Friday craziness has descended upon us, with everyone and his dog discounting all the items under the sun trying to entice your hard-earned cash out of your wallet, or purse for that matter. Amazon is one of the biggest culprits, cutting prices on its Kindle and Fire hardware in the UK and the US, some of which were already cheap to start with. Read more
The Samsung Gear VR, along with units from other manufacturers, is hitting the market this holiday season, meaning there will be plenty of people in possession of the devices. If you happen to be one of those people or have a friend who gets a set, you may want to make sure they are aware of these safety warnings. Read more
If you cast your mind back a week, you may recall that Google employee Benson Leung published a post over on his official G+ page disclosing that the OnePlus’ official Type-C cable is not safe for use with Android-powered smartphones and tablets as it doesn’t comply to the operating system’s USB compatibility specifications.
OnePlus has now issued a statement revealing that the cable is only safe for use with the OnePlus 2 and may cause damage to third-party devices. As a result, the Chinese company is offering all customers who purchased a wire independently for use on a non-OnePlus handset a full refund.
Nest is sending out an update to all of its thermostats that will allow them to make small changes in-order to keep your house at the ideal temperature. Nest says it has done this by creating even better algorithms that take into consideration things like weather, drafts, and your schedule.
The weather is getting colder, which means many of us are going to start wearing gloves soon. Unfortunately, those gloves make it pretty tough to interact with phones and other gadgets, which is where these knitted smartphone gloves come in handy. Read more
Earlier this year U.K. wireless carrier launched the 4GEE Action Cam, a device meant to compete with the likes of GoPro. To make things interesting, EE built in support for a live streaming video service over their 4G network using skeegle. Now, just in time for the holidays, EE is launching another device in their line of “connected” devices, the 4GEE Capture Cam. The Capture Cam is designed to be a wearable camera that is lightweight and can be quickly clipped on to a person’s clothing.
Just like the Action Cam, the Capture Cam comes with built-in support to broadcast live video over EE’s 4G network. The camera itself is an 8MP unit capable of capturing still images and video at a variety of resolutions. Inside buyers will find 4GB of memory which can be expanded to 64GB with an external memory card.
EE will be releasing some accessories in January 2016 that can be used with the Capture Cam including a waterproof case, a flexible universal mounting adaptor and a lanyard. In addition, existing accessories like helmet mounts, bike mounts and a car suction mount that are available for the Action Cam will also work with the Capture Cam.
Consumers interested in the 4GEE Capture Cam can get the device on a 24 month plan for £10 ($15 USD) per month with 1GB of data and £15 ($23 USD) per month with 2GB of data and an upfront cost of £9.99 ($15 USD) for new customers or no cost for existing EE customers. Alternatively, customers can buy the device upfront for £129.99 ($196 USD) with 2GB of data pre-loaded, for £149.99 ($226 USD) with 6GB of data pre-loaded, or £199.99 ($301 USD) with 24GB pre-loaded or existing customers can add the device to a shared plan for £10 ($15 USD) per month.
Google is always working on new and innovative technologies to bring to market, but some ideas get a little crazier than others. One of those ideas was basically a Star Trek communicator badge.
Smartwatches are handy little things, notifying us of messages, calls, appointments and many other things while allowing us to keep our smartphones in our pockets. It’s something that can be extremely handy when in meetings or at the gym. If you don’t already own one, you’ll be glad to find out that we have joined up with the online retailer, Pandawill, to give away a Zeblaze Crystal smartwatch. Join us after the break for details on how to enter the giveaway. Read more
To celebrate its official release in the United States, Samsung has today broadcast its first official TV advert for the Gear VR. The 30-second clip shows just how easy the unit is to use and highlights the capabilities of virtual reality.
Check it out after the break.
The second version of Google’s Chromecast has been out for a couple of months now and has been well received, our very own Jeff Causey reviewed it for us, and said that Chromecast v2 was a ‘more well-rounded streaming device‘. If you live in the UK and have thought about ordering the Chromecast v2, either for yourself or as a gift, then Google will throw in some Play Store credit as an incentive. Read more