AT&T will carry ZTE’s second portable hotspot projector

zte_spro_2_projectorAfter showing off the SPro 2 at CES this year, ZTE has announced that the portable projector and hotspot will be coming exclusively to AT&T’s LTE network later this year. There’s always a chance that they’ll eventually release a WiFi-only model like they did with the original, but for the time being AT&T is going to be your only option.

The SPro 2 can connect up to 10 different devices to its wireless hotspot and can stream media from Google Play or several other connectivity options. The projector will blast a 720p image up to 120 inches, and it’s a fairly small, compact device, so it’s easy to carry around.
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No stylus, no problem: Lenovo AnyPen allows many pointy objects to scribble on Yoga Tablet 2′s screen

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Have you ever had a shared computer at work and seen one of the most infuriating atrocities ever committed to a computer’s monitor, i.e. marks and scratches from someone dragging their pen across the screen? Now picture seeing this done to a beautiful tablet display. I’ll wait for your cringes to end.

Fear not! That person in the corner of Starbucks writing on their tablet with something other than a stylus isn’t wrecking their Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2′s screen, they’re taking advantage of Lenovo’s newest technology: AnyPen. AnyPen will allow owners of a Yoga Tablet 2 to ditch their stylus and grab a regular pen to mark all over the display with the same, or sometimes better, accuracy as a stylus. (I say sometimes better because I’ve yet to find a stylus that isn’t complete rubbish.)
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What the Nexus Player could have been, Razer finally introduces an Android TV set-top box worth buying

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Android TV in itself has a lot of promise, but the first major device, the Nexus Player, isn’t all that spectacular. It lacks an Ethernet port and doesn’t have enough storage to satisfy even the most casual gamer. When Android TV was announced at Google I/O, Razer was mentioned as a manufacturer that would offer an Android TV set-top box, and that time as finally come. They introduced Forge TV today at CES, and it looks very promising.


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BMW teams up with Samsung, slaves your Beamer to your Samsung tablet

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Riddle me this, dear reader: when is a car no longer a 1.5-ton machine? When it becomes an accessory to a 1-lb tablet, perhaps?

The common motif at CES 2015 this year is the highlighting of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how all of our physical possessions can be controlled by one another with the user at the helm. Talk Android reported yesterday about Viber’s new Android Wear app that will allow consumers to start their vehicles, lock and unlock the doors, and track their automobiles via GPS from their smart watch (of course, so long as the car has Viber’s SmartStart 4.0 installed).

So what will BMW’s Touch Command bring to the masses? Keep reading after the break for more information. 
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Samsung brings the midrange Galaxy A5, A3, E5 and E7 to India

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Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy A and Galaxy E series of smartphones in India, which is one if its key Asian markets. A total of four devices have been announced in the region – the Galaxy E5, Galaxy E7, Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5.

The Galaxy A3 and the A5 have been already available in other parts of the world, but the Galaxy E5 and the E7 have been freshly launched. All four smartphones run on the Snapdragon 410 quad core SoC. Read on for more details on the hardware of the four smartphones.

Galaxy E5

  • 5 inch 720p Super AMOLED display
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 2,400 mAh battery

Galaxy E7

  • 5.5 inch 720p Super AMOLED display
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 2,950 mAh battery

Galaxy A3

  • 4.5 inch (960 x 540) display
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1,900 mAh battery

Galaxy A5

  • 5 inch 720p display
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 4G LTE
  • 2,300 mAh battery

The four smartphones will be available soon in the country with a reasonable asking price. The Galaxy A3 and the A5 have been priced at 20,500 INR ($323) and 25,500 INR ($401) respectively, while the Galaxy E5 and the E7 will cost 19,300 INR ($304) and 23,000 INR ($362).

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Alcatel OneTouch introduces the new Pop family of smartphones and a tablet

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At some point we might start seeing the Palm brand within Alcatel OneTouch products, but this year’s CES brings us more POP family devices.

The Pop 10 is a 10-inch tablet that features an IPS display, a quad-core processor, 8 GB of internal storage, a 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE Cat 4 connectivity, and we have no idea what version of Android. I think it’s safe to say that it won’t be Lollipop. One interesting feature is the ability to place voice calls on it, plus they will offer a keyboard dock.


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