Fossil is one of the world’s biggest watch manufacturers, and they’re getting their feet wet with in the smartwatch market with the Fossil Q.
The Fossil Q is the company’s first attempt at an Android Wear smartwatch, and it looks like one of the more compelling designs we’ve seen on some of these connected watches. It features a design worthy of the Fossil brand, and it’s powered by Intel and Google’s wearable platform. Read more
We’ve heard plenty of information about the bigger of the two Nexus phones Google will be unveiling this week, but the smaller Nexus 5X hasn’t been talked about quite as much. We already know what kind of hardware to expect, but up until this point, we haven’t heard anything about pricing or availability, which are two pretty big details. Read more
The beta program of Samsung Pay began rolling out in the US on August 27th to a select few, but now Samsung’s mobile payments service is available to everyone. Everyone using a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 handset anyway.
India may well have one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets, but internet access can be a little patchy, both in terms of coverage and in speed. But that could be about to change, with the announcement that Google, in partnership with Indian Railways and RailTel, will provide high-speed WiFi in 400 train stations across India. The announcement coincided with the visit of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, to the GooglePlex. Read more
Go Pro has just announced the latest addition to its line-up of action cameras, the HERO+, an upgraded variant of its entry-level HERO camera. Besides a bump in megapixels and FPS, the HERO+ also brings Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to one of Samsung’s 2015 flagship devices, then this promotion could be of interest. Samsung is offering to pay your monthly installments until the end of 2015 if you upgrade to a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or the Note 5. And, if you trade in a qualifying iPhone, the deal gets even better.
Samsung has today launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Galaxy J1 Ace, in India. The handset is available to purchase from the South Korean company’s online portal in either Black, White or Blue hues for INR 6,300 ($95).
The folks over at IT168 managed to get their hands on a brand new Xiaomi Mi 4c, and have dismantled it simply to show us the level of difficulty it requires to repair and rebuild. The handset can be taken apart in fourteen relatively easy steps, but due to an abundance of small parts and screws, it would be somewhat tedious to rebuild at home.
Hit the break to see a few key images from the teardown.
Google Hangouts is rumored to get an update to version 5.0 pretty soon, and it’s going to bring a handful of much needed bug fixes. One of the biggest things that’s been lacking in Hangouts has been GIF support, and it looks like the update will be fixing that.
Currently, Hangouts 4 sends GIFs as static images until the recipient taps on the image. That takes a lot of fun out of sending GIFs, so being able to see the files animate in real time is a very welcome addition. Read more
YouTube’s upcoming ad-free subscription service looks like it’s slated for an October release, which should be less than a month away, assuming everything stays on track. This new service is expected to be rolled up into YouTube’s Music Key subscription, which we think might get a name change to YouTube Red. Nothing is certain just yet, but we’ve all expected something to happen with Google’s video streaming service sooner or later, and we’ve been hearing things for a while. Read more