Chromecast now available in Austria and Hong Kong

While those of us in the US have had access to the Google Chromecast device for a long time, in some countries the device has been unavailable. Google has announced that the Chromecast has now been rolled out to a couple new countries. Fans of streaming video to the big screen [Read More...]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw - September 19, 2014 at 2:52 am

Google’s “Active Watching” Patent gets Mixed Responses

Google’s progress in the world of voice activation has been ground-breaking and exciting, giving users the chance to control their phone with a simple, “Okay, Google.” The latest iteration of the Moto X has further improved the quality of this feature by detecting the location of the voice issuing commands. However, Google [Read More...]

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Energous WattUp tech promises true wireless charging

Anyone who has smartphone or tablet knows that having to fiddle with wires to charge can be annoying. There are wireless charging solutions on the market that allow you to flop your smartphone on a charge pad and power up without having to plug a wire in. What we would [Read More...]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw - at 1:52 am

Run any Android app on your Chromebook with this hack

Last week, Google announced the first four Android apps that can run on Chrome OS, but there is already a hack that will let you run just about any Android app you want. This hack, created by vladikoff, uses a JavaScript script allowing you to sideload any Android APK onto your [Read More...]

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Smartphone microscope uses a small glass sphere for lens

Microscopes that are used in labs and educational institutes around the world are expensive devices. They are also typically rather large and bulky meaning that they can’t easily be taken into the field for work on site in many instances. A new and inexpensive smartphone attachment has been designed that [Read More...]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw - at 12:52 am

Take a look inside Samsung’s Gear VR

We know a lot about Samsung’s Gear VR, but it’s difficult to actually imagine what it would be like to wear the device. Fortunately the folks at Samsung Tomorrow shot a video (with a Galaxy K Zoom, of course) of the inside of the Gear VR to give you an [Read More...]

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Alien Creeps TD tower defense game hits Android

Tower defense games have been around in all sorts of different iterations for a long time. If you like the genre, a tower defense game called Alien Creeps TD has received a new update on Android that fixes numerous bugs according to developers. The game has the player trying to [Read More...]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw - September 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm

OnePlus calls off StyleSwap covers and labels new pre-order system “a blessing”

To call the OnePlus One’s launch ‘smooth’ would be nothing close to the truth. OnePlus experienced production issues and software woes. Then there was the sexist contest and the alleged exploding device. The latest issue has to do with the StyleSwap covers, a replaceable back panel made out of various [Read More...]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw - at 11:52 pm

Chromecast support for Sling app debuts

Sling has made an announcement that will make fans of Chromecast devices very happy. According to Sling, the single most requested feature for the Slingbox M1, 350, and SlingTV/500 devices is support for Chromecast. The good news is that support is now here. The Sling player app for Android smartphones [Read More...]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw - at 10:52 pm

Google testing optional Home button for Chrome’s Android app

The Chrome app for Android does not have a quick way to get to a homepage. So how is Google going to fix that? By adding a Home button, of course! Users of Google’s web browsing app are reporting that within the Settings menu, there is a selection to activate [Read More...]

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