For some smartwatch buyers, the circular Moto 360 is the best-looking wearable device out there, and the Motorola gadget is definitely popular with buyers — at least when compared to other Android Wear devices. To make it even more appealing, SteelConnect has created some interesting accessories that are currently available for purchase on Kickstarter, including a hook that can turn the Moto 360 into a smart modern pocket watch, as seen in the image above. More →
The recently released Android 5.0 Lollipop update is Google’s most important OS upgrade in recent years, bringing users a completely new design language as well as many new features. But it appears that Lollipop also comes with a serious bug that affects some Nexus smartphone owners who already upgraded their devices to Android 5.0.
Even though there’s more than a week to go until Black Friday 2014 is here, some of the companies engaged in these fierce Black Friday wars are already prepared to offer customers some incredible deals. Such is the case with Walmart, which on Wednesday announced a few pre-Black Friday sales, including several hot iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 deals.
Google Maps is one of the most popular mapping applications out there, whether it’s on desktop computers or mobile devices, and Google is constantly improving it. In addition to all the cool features the company has added over the years, especially following its major 2012 Google Maps overhaul, there’s one neat trick not many regular users may know about, and it can significantly improve your Google Maps experience. More →
Unlike other retailers, Apple has traditionally stayed away from offering significant price discounts for Black Friday, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t getting ready for a busy Black Friday 2014 shopping season. In fact, Apple on Wednesday has published a special gift-themed page on its website that highlights some of its most recent products. More →
Apple on Tuesday released WatchKit for developers, which has revealed various details about the Apple Watch, including screen resolution and app functionality, but also details about how users will interact with the wearable device. As The Verge points out, the Apple Watch might be Apple’s most complex device yet when it comes to the number of ways users can interact with it. More →
For many years, Apple has decided not to engage in a megapixel war with rivals when it comes to its iPhone cameras, instead deciding to improving the iPhone’s camera performance without any significant increases to image sizes. Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still have 8-megapixel sensors, their cameras are even better than previous models, and have been highly praised in reviews from professional photographers who thoroughly tested their abilities when it comes to taking pictures and recording videos.
However, Apple might be planning a major update for its iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7) models next year, according to what Apple insider John Gruber said during the latest episode of The Talk Show podcast. More →
Apple is expected to launch the Apple Watch at some point in early 2015 — some reports point to a Valentine’s Day release date, while others say the wearable device will arrive later in spring — and the company might sell as many as 40 million units in the first year, according to a recent report from Asia. But those buyers looking forward to buy an Apple Watch should also be prepared to purchase an iPhone, or other supported iOS device, in case they don’t already own one, to fully take advantage of the smartwatch.
In addition to cutting down the total number of smartphones it’ll launch next year, Samsung also plans to launch foldable smartphones at some point in 2015, ZDNet reports. The company has already launched a couple of handsets with curved displays, including the Galaxy Round and the Galaxy Note Edge, but it’s yet to mass produce a smartphone with a flexible display that can actually be folded in half.
The developers behind Popcorn Time have come up with a new version for Android devices, available in beta starting today, and its main new feature is offline playback support. In other words, users who like streaming videos through “Netflix for Pirates” will be able to do so even when there’s no Internet connection available. More →
Virtual reality is getting better and better, with companies such as Facebook, Samsung, Google and others growing more interested in offering such entertainment options to customers in the future. But one artist is already determined to push his limits and experiment virtual reality in a completely different way — and he’s looking for your help to make it possible.
Mark Farid wants to wear a VR headset for 28 days and experience life events as lived by another person. To make it possible, he needs to raise £150,000 (around $234,557) on Kickstarter in the coming month.
Back to the Future fans are surely familiar with Marty McFly’s special auto-lacing shoes from the future, and many of them may have been dreaming about wearing them one day. Interestingly, as we’re getting closer to 2015, the year when Marty arrives in the future, a company is getting ready to launch the first shoes with auto-lacing capabilities — and while the Powerlace P-One shoes look nothing like the sneakers in the movie, they certainly seem able to get the job done. More →