Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava has just launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the ‘Iris Alfa’, and rather surprisingly it packs quite a lot with regards to specifications for the money.
We’ve known for a while now that Google is redesigning the File Manager application within Chrome OS and today some leaked details have appeared online. If a report published by OMG Chrome is anything to go by, it looks like the search engine giant has baked a new ‘Cloud Import’ feature into its latest build of the app.
Back in October, Google invested in a startup called Magic Leap, a company that makes specialized augmented reality hardware. Now a new patent is revealing just what Google saw in this company.
Magic Leap’s new technology is called “cinematic reality” and will offer a 3D experience not offered on any other device. It’s a pair of smart glasses and other than seeing 3D virtual objects and scenery that can be downloaded from the cloud, users will also be able to share the real-life environment around them to another user. Imagine being at a concert, a sporting event, or some other tourist attraction and being able to share exactly what you see with someone else.
A new report has revealed that Samsung’s upcoming circular display smartwatch will come equipped with wireless charging functionality, much like the Moto 360. This is not to say that the device won’t require a cradle, but merely that it will be compatible with a wide range of wireless charging stations.
Reports in the past have suggested that Samsung will utilize a metal unibody design on the Galaxy S6 much like what we saw on the Galaxy Alpha and the subsequently launched A series of smartphones.
As most of us know by now, HTC is prepping the launch of its Hima/One M9 flagship. The company has even teased the imminent arrival of the flagship by posting a teaser which says “utopia in progress”. A new report now tells us what this event could have in store for us.
Marriott’s efforts to block its customers’ personal WiFi hotspots have ended, according to a statement from the company.
Last month, Microsoft and Google expressed concern over the issue, and Marriott is finally backtracking.
In an email to Inc., a Marriott spokesperson said, “Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed hotels,
The FCC had also filed a complaint against Marriott, so that was likely part of the decision to stop using cell jammers as well.
If you have been hoping to purchase the OnePlus One smartphone but have been unsuccessful in obtaining an invite, OnePlus is going to open a small window of time for you to place an order this Tuesday. Specifically, on Tuesday, January 20th, between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Two versions of the OnePlus One will be available during this special sale. The 16 GB Silk White model and the 64 GB Sandstone Black model will be on sale for $299 and $349 respectively.
If you want to grab the OnePlus One without an invite, visit the source link and be sure to setup a reminder to do so Tuesday, between 7 and 9 pm EST.
Google has started the process of rolling out an update to YouTube taking it from version 6.0.3 up to version 10.02.3. The jump in version number seems odd as most indications thus far are that the changes are mostly cosmetic in nature with no major changes or features included. The biggest change seems to be in the “intents” screen that pops up when a user decides they want to share a video. Instead of a list of applications to choose from, a grid display is brought up instead.
The technology behind the self-driving car being developed by Google is incredible. And things are starting to look very promising for the project as Google was able to secure various manufacturing partners for a launch targeted in 2020. Right now, there is one rather important roadblock for Google. Its self-driving car is not familiar with snow. The company has yet to figure out a way for its self-driving car to operate successfully (and safely) in snowy conditions. Why is that? The self-driving car has been primarily used in California and, more specifically, Mountain View where it is highly unlikely to snow. A Google employee at the Detroit Auto Show did explain that it is something the company is working on.
Via: Business Insider UK
A leaked document from Verizon shows a device codenamed “LG-VK815” listed next to other Verizon Wireless tablets: LG-VK410 and LGV700.
The 815 seems to be a step up of sorts from the original LG G Pad 8.3’s codename, 810. This could be suggesting the 815 is a new G pad tablet coming from Verizon — of course this is all very speculative, but it’s something to keep an eye out for nonetheless.