The rumored $500 million funding round for Magic Leap is real, and Google is leading it. The tech company is leading a $542 million round for Magic Leap, a virtual and augmented reality startup that could take on a bunch of companies. Magic Leap has made headlines recently for its life-like augmented reality tech that is supposed to launch relatively soon in a consumer-ready device.
Riding an unexpected wave of positively glowing reviews, Amazon’s highest-end e-book reader to date has started shipping. But if you’re not amongst those who boarded the Kindle Voyage before it was cool, you’re likely in for a long wait.
Staples has launched an investigation into a possible security breach that may have left customer credit cards vulnerable. The office supply retailer’s locations in the northeast may have been affected, according to reports. After it was found there was a trend of fraudulent credit transactions that could be tied back to Staples, the company publicly acknowledged an investigation on Tuesday.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 might be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop even sooner than anticipated. The latest version of Android was expected to reach the phone later than other Android devices, but the Twitter account for Samsung Mobile has tweeted a picture showing the Note 4 with lollipops on its display. Given the hint, it is pretty clear an upgrade to Lollipop is just around the corner.
If part of your day involves lots of phone time, it pays to have a good earpiece. It doesn’t really matter if you’re in an office, mobile office, or just chit-chat with people frequently. That earpiece is going to be your best friend for quality, wireless communication.
Much virtual ink has been spilled over the years on Sony’s mystifying inability to widely release its amazing Android-powered gear on the North American continent. But just when we were about to completely lose hope for a reversal of fortune, the Xperia Z3 trio came to light.
Microsoft doesn’t normally make a fuss over every new Windows product release from no-name brands such as E Fun, but the Nextbook 10.1 has been announced on the platform’s official blog, so it’s clearly a big deal.
In stark contrast with Sony’s habitual sluggishness, things are moving mighty rapidly on the Xperia release front this fall, with the “full-sized” Z3 smartphone en route to T-Mobile and multiple Canadian carriers, and the compressed Z3 Compact handheld available in unlocked form stateside.
Not all amazing tech products bring something entire new and different to the table. Sometimes all you need is the right ingenuity to combine existing features, and to also have an eye for design. That’s exactly what the development team behind the Bluesmart connected carry-on did.
One of the more surprising recent Google releases, the Nexus Player set-top box, and perhaps the most predictable in a while, the Nexus 6 phablet, are expected to roll out to end users at around the same time.
It seems the mega-success of the first-generation mid-range Galaxy Mega phablets caught everyone off guard, Samsung included. Otherwise, we can’t explain why the sequel took so long to materialize. Or why the original 5.8/6.3 inch pair spawned just the one heir.
Google is updating all of its applications to add support for Material Design, the new design that is being used in Android 5.0 Lollipop. One of the apps that is being updated is Gmail, and it turns out the next version of the mobile email application will have support for Outlook and Yahoo accounts.