The Chrome Beta app for Android is now getting an update from Google, which brings an interesting feature to the fore. The update cleverly asks users before downloading a file which the user might have previously downloaded.
The upcoming Amazon Prime Air service will deliver goods from the online retailer to locations specified by customers. A patent filed last September, though, reveals that the service could actually deliver to customers wherever they are. It would be done by utilizing GPS technology found in practically every smartphone on the market today. Even when a customer changes his or her location, the Prime Air drone will adapt and reroute itself. The filing also reveals that Prime Air drones will communicate with each other to trade information relating to traffic and weather.
Amazon is still working on bringing Prime Air to the public despite pushback from the government.
The first virtual reality headset for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is now available online. Owners of those two Samsung devices can head over to Samsung or Best Buy’s sites to purchase the Gear VR Innovator Edition headset. Both are selling the virtual reality headset for $199. If choosing Best Buy’s in-store pickup, the wait is about 3-5 days. The electronics retailer will start selling the Gear VR Innovator Edition in its stores on May 15.
A new report has surfaced indicated German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler have partnered with Chinese search giant Baidu in an effort to buy the Nokia Here business unit from Nokia. The mapping unit appears to be valued at more than €2 billion ($2.2 billion USD) according to the reports, but more importantly will help the automakers stave off Google’s entry into the self-driving car market. At least, that is what the automakers are hoping. Read more
Three is currently rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S5 in Austria. This upgrade brings the latest build of Lollipop, in addition to a plethora of bug fixes and stability improvements to the handset.
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Dell is now rolling out the Lollipop update to all Wi-Fi variants of the Venue 8 7840 located in Brazil. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the slate, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
According to an online publication called Reuters, the European Union antitrust regulators have decided to discontinue its investigation into U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm’s patent licensing deals.