You’ve probably heard about the Samsung Galaxy S4 fiasco in which a Galaxy S4 literally caught fire while it was charging. Even though Samsung has been making their best efforts to keep this news under the rug, they haven’t exactly been successful. Richard Wygand is the owner of the flammable phone, and he took his issue to social media to make the problem known.
Perhaps in anticipation of a busy holiday season, today, LG Electronics announced the LG G Pad 8.3 which is the first device to be considered a Google Play Edition tablet. This tablet will feature Android 4.4 Kitkat and it is available in the United States starting today.
Google’s Chromecast is really pushing the pedal to the metal. Do people still say that? They’ve added a ton of new apps to Chromecast, so if you’ve purchased the $35 streaming dongle, you’re in luck. Google also announced that it added support for personal media clouds from Plex and RealPlayer Cloud.
If you’ve been waiting for that optimum moment to purchase the Kindle Fire HDX for the holidays, today is your lucky day. On Amazon, there is a $45 holiday discount on the tablet, and that’s a pretty good deal
We don’t know a whole lot about this, but it seems Google might be planning an Android 4.4.1 update in Chromecast which will allow Android devices to mirror a TV screen. Welcome to the future, folks!
As you know, Google Glass is becoming more of a reality everyday. But for those of us who are not in the developers’ inner circle, we’re all just waiting for more news about the release date and features. But it seems Conan O’Brien didn’t feel like waiting any longer, and he took it upon himself to showcase what he thought the features of Google Glass should be. Conan introduced the over-bearing Google Glass Helper, which does exactly what it sounds like: helps you with almost everything. Well actually, everything.
Here we are-it’s the beginning of December and suddenly the holidays are beginning to feel very real. And if you’re like me, you took one look at those Black Friday lines and said “nah, I’ll just get my holiday shopping done later.” Well folks, it’s go time and I’m here to save you some stress. The Soundfreaq Sound Spot is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list, except maybe your roommate who likes to play music AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT. So let’s cut to the chase.
I had to do it. I mean I’m still trying to fix my permanently dropped jaw because Microsoft just went in a weird direction. The funny thing is, when I was writing the story on Sony’s SmartWig, I wanted to say “what’s next? a smart bra?” And look! It’s quite literally in the works. Am I psychic or is Microsoft just spying on me? I want a cut of these sales! But enough rambling, let me tell you what me know.
Sorry United States, but you’re just going to have to wait for the Yotaphone. The launch date for the android-powered dual-screen Yotaphone was announced today at a press event in Moscow, and SURPRISE the launch date is today. The awesome thing aspect of the Yotaphone is that it pairs a standard LCD screen with an eInk display. The Yotaphone has been confirmed at a price point of €499/19,990 RUB which was the price it was rumored to be.
Well if you’ve ever had some cursing-filled rants at your USB plugs, you might find yourself a little more zen with the next generation. So take a seat and get ready for the details.
If you thought Google Glass was a monumental change for wearable technology, wait ’til you hear about what Sony has in the works. The company just filed a U.S. patent for a “SmartWig,” which will be used to detect things such as blood pressure and brain waves. You know, because what’s the point of wigs if they can’t have some more functionality?
If you like the sound of your voice, today is your lucky day. Google has released a new Chrome extension called “OK Google” which allows users to make voice commands to their browser. The Google Voice Search Hotword extension is available now in the Chrome Web Store. If the user wants to use voice commands, all they have to do is use the “OK Google” hotword first.