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Google Maps Out 3D Future with Project Tango

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The future of 3D isn’t all about special glasses and overpriced cinema tickets as Google has recently announced a prototype handset that can create a 3D model of a room, with exciting implications for gamers and the visually-impaired. With software that can track the 3D movement of the device, codenamed Project Tango and sensors that can create a 3D map of an indoor space an accurate model of that environment can be created. (more…)

How cheap can a Smartphone get? Mozilla thinks very

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

In this week of bountiful smartphone news where the best and brightest new devices of the mobile world are getting shown off at the Mobile World Congress Mozilla has decided to see how low it can set the smartphone price bar. The company best known for making the web browser Firefox has announced plans to create a smartphone that they hope will sell for around $25, or about £15. Not surprisingly these devices will be camping out in the basement of the low end of the smartphone market. (more…)

Nokia Surprises with Trio of Android Xs

Monday, February 24th, 2014

There has been plenty of rumour and evidence lately pointing to the launch of a Nokia handset running Android, and as expected that device has been unveiled this week. However less expectedly it’s one of a trio of smartphones running Android called the X, X+ and XL. Rather than being a hasty attempt to rush out devices running Google’s OS the triple X lineup looks to be a carefully planned move to provide a gateway to Nokia’s better spec’d Windows Phones. (more…)

Great Scott! Self-lacing shoes by 2015?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Back in 2011 Nike released a replica of Marty McFly’s sneakers from Back to the Future II called the Nike Mags. These special shoes were limited to a release of 1500 pairs and auctioned off to raise money for the Michael J. Fox foundation to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Although they looked just like the sneaks from the movie they lacked one vital feature – they didn’t tie themselves up. But now it’s looking like the Mags might make a return in 2015, with the futuristic feature. (more…)

Budget BlackBerry Tipped for MWC Announcement

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Since its relaunch things have been pretty quiet on the BlackBerry front, the gambit of abandoning its QWERTY-rich lineup not seeming to have paid off. In fact it’s fair to say it backfired with the touchscreen-only Z10 costing the company $1bn, a move which should have led them to rename the company InTheRedBerry. Despite this fact, and that BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen recently said it was going to back to its physical keyboard roots, it’s looking like the trouble phone-maker is going to be launching a new device at the MWC. (more…)

Lumia 1320 Landing in UK Feb 24

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Despite being launched back in October 2013 and available in other countries for a while it has taken Nokia’s latest phablet, the 1320, quite a while to reach the UK. But now Nokia has blessed the affordable device with a release date, confirming that it will in fact be arriving on our shores Feb 24. That’s only a week away and pre-orders have already begun. (more…)

Google may Dangle Chromecast Dongle in UK in March

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Just when you thought there wasn’t enough Google in your life the Android-maker releases a new must-have gadget. This time it’s the Chromecast Dongle, already available in the US, and it may be released in the UK in March. The device promises to be one of Google’s most inexpensive and opens up all kinds of content that can be viewed on your TV simply by plugging it in and controlling it remotely via a smartphone or tablet. (more…)

Apple Researching Smart Ways to Power its Smart Watches

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

There have already been rumours recently that Apple has been looking into creating screens for its next gen iPhone that can collect solar energy and now it seems it’s researching similar tech for its incoming iWatches. Given the limited battery space smartwatches have there’s obviously a need for alternative methods of powering the devices and Apple is also looking at inductive charging. (more…)

Motorola Says Goodbye Google, Hello Lenovo

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

 

When Google purchased Motorola it seemed like a potential apocalypse for every smartphone maker in the world. The combination of the company that has made the world’s most popular mobile OS and the ability to make its own hardware was a recipe for disaster. Especially after its success with its Nexus branded (but made by other people) handsets. That was 2012 though and things haven’t gone quite the way everyone thought they would, ending in more of a disaster for Google than anyone else with it selling off the company to Lenovo for a lot less than was paid for it. (more…)

Google Set to Get Smarter with AI Acquisition

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Google is buying startups lately like the average person might buy a bag of crisps from a vending machine and its latest purchase is a company called DeepMind. As the name hints at the company specialises in artificial intelligence and there were reports last year that Facebook was also interested in acquiring it at one point. It would seem that the startup’s artificial intelligence is as deep as Google’s pockets as it’s said to have been bought for a cool $500m (possibly more according to some sources). (more…)