Moto Mods Development Kit announced


This past summer saw two smartphone manufacturers try to incorporate some modular concepts into their flagship phones with LG and Lenovo employing the strategy. In the case of LG, the implementation of modules was fairly slick for the LG G5, but the company dropped the ball on items like availability, pricing and building an ecosystem. Hoping to avoid that same fate, Lenovo has announced the availability of a development kit geared toward enabling anyone to create a Moto Mod that will work on a Moto Z device. Read more

Samsung struggling with Galaxy Note 7 recalls and refunds in South Korea prompting government action


Samsung continues to struggle with their Galaxy Note 7 debacle and although they have been relatively proactive in trying to address the issue, that does not mean they are not making some missteps. In their home country of South Korea, Samsung got out in front of the issue quickly by doing a voluntary recall. Unfortunately for Samsung, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards is stepping in now and asking the company to extend the period of time for consumers to get a refund and to provide some additional information concerning steps to remove existing devices from the market. Read more

Google beefs up Drive’s search function with natural language processing technology


Searching for files or folders on the cloud is usually only as good as the terms you are typing in, which means if you are incorrectly spelling a word, the results may not show what you are looking for. For Google Drive users at least, the act of searching for an item has just become a little easier thanks to Google integrating its search technology with it, enabling users to find files or document with greater speed and ease. Read more

HTC announces the mid-range 5.5-inch Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle


HTC announced a couple of new handsets earlier today, the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle, aimed at the hotly contested mid-range market. The two models boast different levels of specifications with the Desire 10 Lifestyle featuring a surprising appearance from a processor that simply shouldn’t be seen in 2016, both handsets sport 5.5-inch displays and are constructed out of laser etched plastic with some design cues taken from the higher-specced HTC 10. Join us after the break for more details. Read more