September 26, 2022

Google Wallet on your smartwatch: Which watches have tap-to-pay?

One of the biggest draws to owning a smartwatch is the ability to make touchless payments anywhere that allows it. So what Wear OS watches utilize Google Wallet and touchless payments? Here’s our up-to-date list of smartwatches that can use Google Wallet.

September 22, 2022

Google’s Pixel Watch price sets a high bar for quality – what’s your top priority? [Poll]

The Pixel Watch is finally coming, and it’s going to have a price tag of $349 to start in the US. With that price, Google has a high bar to clear to keep its first smartwatch competitive, but will it nail the fundamentals?

June 24, 2022

Pixel 7 Pro prototype seemingly confirms some specs, reveals new details

A prototype model of the Pixel 7 Pro has been analyzed for new details about its hardware, as well as seemingly confirming some previously reported specs.

May 27, 2022

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro poised to use the same displays as the Pixel 6 series w/ slight tweaks

According to newly uncovered specs for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the upcoming flagship phones poised to use the same displays as found in the Pixel 6 series but with a few tweaks.

May 18, 2022

What do you think was the best product announced at I/O 2022? [Poll]

A week ago at Google I/O 2022, we saw some interesting new launch announcements including a brand new wave of products — some of which we won’t see fully until later this fall.

May 14, 2022

This week’s top stories: Google I/O highlights, Pixel hardware roadmap, more

In this week’s top stories: highlights from the Google I/O conference include a roadmap for the Pixel series, showcasing Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and much more.

April 15, 2022

Mobvoi releases new Wear OS watch faces for TicWatch, but you have to pay for them [U]

Mobvoi’s TicWatch smartwatches, the Wear OS models, are getting a new batch of official watch faces. Here’s how to get them on your device.

April 11, 2017

Motorola’s new low-end devices leak as 5-inch Moto C and 4,000 mAh C Plus

Motorola is adding more affordable devices to its lineup with the Moto C. Leaked via VentureBeat, the 5-inch device is apparently aimed at “first-time smartphone buyers” and comes in a number of configurations.

April 3, 2017

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Fire tablets from $40, Yamaha AV Receiver $300, Aukey Dual-USB Wall Charger $6, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Amazon Fire tablet sale brings best prices of the year from $40

Yamaha’s Aventage 7.2-Ch AirPlay A/V Receiver on sale for $300 (Reg. $400+)

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Dual Port Wall Charger $6, more

Google Play Free App of the Week: Chameleon Run (Reg. $2)

Nintendo Switch Review: The hybrid that changed my mind about consoles

9to5Rewards: Fabriq Wireless Speaker w/ AirPlay and Alexa [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: Brother Monochrome Laser Printer $45, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Satechi’s USB-C Travel Charger keeps all of your devices powered up on-the-go

Chris is your digital co-driver that works with iOS and Android

Stanley enters the competitive 3D Printer market w/ new prosumer model

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

DODOcase launches 40% off sitewide sale

Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat has HomeKit + Alexa control: $199 (Reg. $249)

Twelve South Fermata Headphone Charging Stand first notable price drop: $72

March 30, 2017

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Gear S2 $100, Ecobee3 Thermostat $199, Twelve South Headphone Stand $72, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch 50% off today: $100 shipped, more

Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat has Alexa control: $199 (Reg. $249)

Twelve South Fermata Headphone Charging Stand first notable price drop: $72

B&H takes up to $300 off high-end 2016 MacBook Pro models (Tax NY/NJ only)

Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro is on sale for $1,280

Save $234 on Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air: $765 (Reg. $999)

Apple’s AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Base Station goes to $159 (Reg. up to $199)

iTunes and Amazon launch DreamWorks $10 HD movie sale: Bee Movie, Shrek, more

Don’t Think Twice is this week’s iTunes $1 HD Movie Rental (Reg. $5)

Blyss iOS puzzler goes free for very first time (Reg. $2)

9to5Rewards: Mophie iPhone 7 Juice Pack Air Battery Case [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Elgato Eve HomeKit-enabled Smart Light Switches from $40, 2-pack $76

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Garmin Forerunner 935 hits with a big price tag, impressive data-driven features

Flter uses VPN and Tor over your home network to protect privacy and security

Musicon is the super intuitive way for kids to create and learn to play music

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Belkin offers two Wemo Mini Smart Plugs for $51 ($70 value)

Mac App Roundup: MacX Media Bundle $20, Disk Drill PRO 3 $35, Lifetime Mac Bundle $39, more

Amazon’s popular 6-inch Fire Tablet (refurb) is selling at $35 (Orig. $100)

AmazonBasics iPhone 7/Plus cases available from $1 in multiple styles

Ringke iPhone 7/Plus cases $4 Prime shipped

February 7, 2017

Vice goes behind the wheel of Waymo’s newest Chrysler Pacifica self-driving minivan [Video]

Google’s self-driving car efforts were spun-out into an Alphabet company called Waymo back in December. That was followed by the company’s latest self-driving car fleet, Chrysler Pacifica minivans with in-house sensor suits, beginning testing last month. Now, Vice News has gotten the opportunity to take the latest Waymo self-driving test vehicle for a ride around Mountain View

June 14, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: BlackBerry PRIV (unlocked) $375, Pebble Steel $80, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Unlocked AT&T BlackBerry PRIV down to $375 shipped (Reg. $649) | Newegg

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to $200 off, more

Daily Deals: MacBook Air 13.3-inch Laptop 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB $829, JBL Charge 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $80, more

Now you can get the UE Boom 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for $150 ($50 off)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon Gold Box saves everyone’s Father’s Day with tools, watches, grooming, drones and dad clothes

July 23, 2015

2015 Moto G shown off in leaked promo video ahead of July 28 unveiling

A new video has surfaced that claims to showcase the upcoming 3rd generation Moto G. The clip, which appears to be a promo video straight from Motorola, shows the device in all of its glory and reveals several specifications.

September 25, 2014

Sony invites press to Oct. 9 event in NYC for possible US Xperia Z3 announcements

Sony has just sent out invites to press for an event coming up in NYC that could possibly see the company carry out the US launch of its latest Xperia Z3 lineup. The company already took the wraps off the new devices at IFA early this month, but it’s possible we’ll get a US-based event to officially unveil the devices here and announce available stateside.

We went hands-on with the new flagship Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone earlier this month on the IFA show floor in Berlin. The new device features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3,100mAh battery.

The Xperia Z3 unveiling arrived alongside announcements for the Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia E3 and Xperia Z3 tablet also announced earlier this month at IFA.

(via AndroidCentral)

May 28, 2014

Google Ventures’ Uber will be installed on AT&T Android devices soon, use Google self driving cars later

A couple pieces of news from car service app Uber today, including the announcement that it’s partnering with AT&T to preinstall the app on Android phones sold by the carrier:

AT&T and Uber have joined forces—and networks—to deliver seamless Uber access to AT&T customers. Starting this summer, the Uber app will begin to be embedded in new AT&T Android phones.  AT&T will also be one of Uber’s key providers of new wireless service to drivers on the Uber platform in the United States, supporting Uber’s rapid growth across the country, which currently includes more than 60 U.S. Uber cities.

Uber is also said to be one of the first partners in line to operate Google’s new built from scratch self-driving cars unveiled last night.

During an interview at the Code Conference last night, Google’s Sergey Brin said that Google would operate its new self-driving cars itself initially but eventually partner with lots of companies and “possibly Uber”. TechCrunch followed up today claiming its sources say “Uber will eventually be a part of Google’s pilot self-driving car program” and allow users to request the cars once “there are enough prototypes on the road and the cars are deemed road-safe.

A clip from Brin’s interview last night where he mentioned Uber is below:

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February 25, 2014

Samsung debuts two new mobile processors at Mobile World Congress

Samsung revealed its two latest mobile chips today during the World Mobile Congress: the Exynos 5422 and 5260. The 5422 is an octa-core processor featuring four ARM Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four smaller Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 5260 is a hexa-core chip that sports two 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 cores paired with four 1.3 GHz A7 cores.

Both chips are able to intelligently pass specific tasks to whichever set of cores will provide better performance. This optimization, Sasmsung says, can help extend battery life up to 10%.

June 6, 2013

Gameloft releases first trailer for upcoming Modern Combat 5 title [Video]

With each instalment of the popular FPS Modern Combat series on iOS and Android, Gameloft seems to be getting a little closer to matching the quality of gameplay we expect from the top of the line console games in the genre such as Call of Duty.  While it’s no secret the Modern Combat series has borrowed a lot from COD (as have many other FPS games), the latest trailer for the upcoming Modern Combat 5 title looks to be the closet thing to an immersive, action-packed COD-like shooter that we’ll have on mobile devices. Note: On top of the gameplay, the logo towards the end of the video (including the animations) is little too close to the Call of Duty Modern Warfare series for my liking. Gameloft has been accused several times of knocking off games from big developers in the console world, most notably with its Gangstar (aka GTA clone) and NOVA (aka HALO clone) series.

We don’t learn a whole lot from the trailer itself, but it does appear much of the action will be taking place in Venice, Italy this time around. Despite the shameless similarities to other big franchises, those excited for the upcoming Modern Combat 5 will seemingly have to wait until E3 to hear more about when and for how much it will be coming to iPhone, iPad, and Android. 

June 5, 2012

LG’s Google TV now features OnLive cloud-based gaming

OnLive showcased its cloud-based gaming platform on LG’s G2 Google TV sets today during the E3 conference in Los Angeles. The company highlighted its Universal OnLive Wireless Controller with the LG G2 TV, and then detailed its “growing library of hundreds of top-tier, console-class video games on-demand” with demos available for every title. The sneak […]

Sony signs HTC as first PlayStation Mobile partner

Sony announced its first partnership to bring PlayStation Mobile certification to HTC devices. The video game maker revealed the news at E3 yesterday. The collaboration allows HTC owners to access a slew of classic PlayStation games, while also giving HTC an enticing edge over other Android manufacturers (including Sony). Moreover, HTC devices can make use of third-party apps and games […]

June 4, 2012

Microsoft announces ‘SmartGlass’ wireless streaming app for Xbox/Android

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Microsoft just wrapped up its presentation at this year’s E3 event. While we did not hear anything about iOS support for its new cross-platform Xbox Music service, the company did confirm Xbox SmartGlass would come to both Android and Apple devices. SmartGlass incorporates at least some of Apple’s AirPlay-like features that enable users to send video from their mobile devices to Xbox Live and Windows 8. It would also allow phones and tablets to be used as a second screen for providing content related to video or games on Xbox.

Microsoft demoed the feature with Madden on Xbox. It allowed players to use their tablet’s touchscreen to draw plays. Unfortunately, Microsoft only mentioned support for Windows 8 mobile devices for the Xbox gaming features:

Microsoft announced ahead of the E3 conference a new software application called “SmartGlass,” which can be downloaded on Windows phones and Windows 8 tablets, as well as devices powered by rivals such as Apple Inc’s iOS and Google Inc’s Android operating systems… For TV, someone watching “Game of Thrones” on the “HBO GO” streaming service via Xbox could simultaneously browse websites about the show’s cast.

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