With a manual shutter and RAW support, the G4 is almost like a pocket-sized DSLR. Add in a gorgeous display and removable battery, and you've got one of the best Android phones of the year.
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Perhaps the best feature? Microsoft says it's solved the pain and friction of simply joining a videoconference.
The Vessyl calorie-counting cup is probably the most ridiculous, unnecessary gadget I've seen demoed in all my years as a tech journalist- yet somehow, inexplicably, the company behind it has just announced that it's surpassed $US1 million in pre-order sales.
The Gear Live is the best smartwatch I've ever used--but that's not a remarkable achievement considering all the crappy-to-middling efforts we've seen from Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm. If I were being generous, I'd say Samsung finally landed on a simple, wrist-friendly interface that does away with messy nested menus and convoluted features like voice calling.
The iWatch won't be an official product until it's announced on the stage of an Apple press event, but a Thursday report lends more credibility to rumours that Apple's smartwatch is imminent. Referencing various anonymous supply-chain sources, Reuters has reported that Taiwan's Quanta Computer will begin production of Apple's mythical wearable in July.
PCWorld's Jon Phillips uncovered a 10-year-old HP Compaq TC1100 and compared it to a state-of-the-art Surface Pro 3. The only similarities? Both devices run a proper Windows desktop.
The HP Compaq TC1100 is only 10 years old, but in mobile computing years, it's laughably archaic.
Oh, come on. Of course Microsoft is at least considering the release of a smartwatch. Any megabrand tech company would be fiscally negligent if it didn't invest R&D, if only a little bit, in the wearables space.
Perhaps you haven't heard? All signs point to Nike exiting the activity tracker market, halting further development of its FuelBand hardware, and focusing on software instead. It's not a surprising turn of events, so let's explain what happened - briefly.
Patience, patience, young Explorer. Tomorrow's Glass will be more fashionable than today's.
Google's smartglasses are far from perfect, but we have to give the company credit for always positioning the current iteration of Glass as a work-in-progress. I would qualify the Glass Explorer program as the ultimate alpha test of any prototype in consumer-tech history--insomuch as Google has recruited thousands of hardware testers, publicly, to help its engineers work out the kinks.
Just one day after announcing updates to its Gear smartwatch line, Samsung on Monday revealed the Gear Fit, an activity-tracking wristband that shows the company understands that not every wearable needs to include an exhaustive laundry list of features.
Don't look now, but Sony has quietly released a new smartwatch, and I'm almost surprised to report it's not a total disaster.
Microsoft could have impressed the world with the update to its entry-level Surface tablet, but instead it released the Surface 2. The new tablet's price tag might be $50 less than the original, introductory cost of the Surface RT, but no price reduction can mitigate the Surface 2's fundamental problems--most of which stem from Microsoft's operating system and apps ecosystem.
At its Wednesday hardware launch event, Google gave Asus Chairman Jonney Shih just a quick, 15-second shout-out. "We worked very closely with Jonney and his team to deliver the first Nexus 7," said Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president who oversees Android, Chrome and Google apps.
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