With the announcement and release of the Nexus 5 to the Google Play store, Google has also started the process of releasing videos, including commercials, for the new device. The first one to hit YouTube is centered on capturing the moments that matter in our lives, like marriage. Hit the break to check out the video. » Read the rest
We’re still waiting on some kind of announcement about Android 4.4, and KitKat knows that. Today they posted a short animation video on their official Google+ page in another tease for the elusive version of Android. The video stars two little Androids, one of which is trying to eat a KitKat. The second Android is dressed as a magician and “borrows” a piece of the KitKat to use a wand to perform a magic trick. Unfortunately, the magician’s magic “trick” is really to just eat the KitKat and disappear.
Maybe there isn’t really anything to read into here, and it’s really just a small ad for KitKat to run. They could be trying to hint that KitKat will be announced on Halloween, which seems to be the latest rumor since the 28th has come and gone, but even that isn’t supported by many details from the animation. The video is pretty short and fun to watch either way, and you can check it out below.
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This ain’t your typical tear-down video. NVIDIA went ahead and created a video featuring a bunch of guys blowing up their brand new SHIELD gaming-tablet, humorously showing off the parts of the device as they flew across the screen in tiny bits and pieces. No use in me telling you about it, so go check it out for yourself below!
Samsung just released a video which displays the recently unveiled, gorgeous Galaxy Note 3— the 6.5 minute clip highlights some of the main features included on the device, like Action Memo, Multi Window, and Scrapbook. It also shows off the S Pen and goes over the S Finder interface for a bit as well.
The Galaxy Note 3 will be widely available around the world in 120 countries come September 25, but we’ll have to wait and see to find out which carriers will be offering the device and for how much.
Be sure to check out the video below!
This is why I love Android. The simple fact that developers can take their stake in a product and customize tools to fit their own (and other users’) needs is a beautiful thing, and is perfectly displayed in what Koush from CyanogenMod has been doing for quite a while now (here, here, here, here, etc.).
Today, Koush announced that he has successfully built Chromecast into the CyonagenMod framework, now allowing any app with audio or video to cast directly to your TV. Yep, that’s right. You don’t have to wait for your favorite application to come out with Chromecast support anymore. So if you were holding off getting Chromecast until that glorious day finally came, it is no longer an acceptable excuse— unless of course you don’t want to load up CyanogenMod onto your phone, which is obviously a huge barrier for many of us that don’t want to deal with the rooting process.
Koush is pretty much breaking records right now considering the amount of stuff he’s developed for Chomecast so far, including streaming local videos/pictures to Chromecast, Dropbox support, RSS video support, and now showing Cast support built into the CM framework. Crazy stuff.
Check out the video after the break of Koush demonstrating it all for you, himself. Let’s hope this becomes available very soon!!
A little over a month ago, Instagram 4.0 launched with video support, and today’s update to 4.1 enhances video support. Most notably, you can now import videos into Instagram and then upload to the social network. Vine doesn’t have this ability, so this is just another step in Instagram trying to surplant Vine.
In addition, video support for Ice Cream Sandwich devices has been added. Instagram 4.1 can be downloaded through the Play Store link after the break.
Source: Instagram Blog
With the Moto X official announcement complete, Motorola has released a couple videos on YouTube to showcase some of the new features of the device. The first video is titled “Moto X – Always Ready” and demonstrates the touchless, voice activation features of the device, which appears to rely heavily on Google Now. The second video is titled “Moto X – Quick Draw” and highlights some of the camera functions of the Moto X, especially the ability to quickly access the camera with the flick of the wrist.
Both videos also give a little taste of all the customization features available to buyers of the Moto X. Hit the break to view the videos. » Read the rest
If you need a little Moto X leak fix today, you are in luck as a new four minute long video of the device has surfaced thanks to a Vietnamese web site. Given all of the leaked renders and other images, there probably is not a whole lot of new information available in the video. Still, you can get a good look at the hardware itself, including several details, along with the operation of the device. Check it out below.
Although Google Glass is still a product in beta development, the people who have managed to get their hands on a pair have been busy trying to figure out just how the devices could change the world. ESPN apparently decided one way might be to change the game of football, especially at the professional level. NFL games have all kinds of cameras scattered throughout a stadium during a game, including what was at one time the “latest” technology, the SkyCam. So why not add another one, this time giving you a player’s or coach’s view of things. With that in mind, ESPN visited the St. Louis Rams to give it a go using a couple pairs of Google Glass devices. » Read the rest
Game developer Vector Unit is getting ready to release Riptide GP2, a sequel to their original Riptide title. They have already gained some buzz for the title by partnering with NVIDIA to get the title ready for the SHIELD gaming device. To help ramp things up even more, Vector Unit released three videos today that show off some of the gameplay and graphics that players will experience in the game. You can check them out after the break. » Read the rest