galaxy gear tizen

Recently we featured the first ever custom Tizen ROM for the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung. Released last year the smartwatch was initially powered by a modified version of Android. Earlier this year Samsung updated it to its homegrown Tizen OS. The first custom ROM added root and a couple of other features and now the developer has released an updated version of the TizenMod 3 custom ROM.

Read full post →Tizen Custom ROM Opens Up The Samsung Gear And Gear 2



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There’s an acute shortage of driving titles on the PlayStation 4 and owners of Sony’s console like me are anxiously waiting for Driveclub to be released. This title was supposed to be a launch title for PS4 however it was delayed. It will now be released almost a year after it was originally intended to come out. Over the past couple of weeks several details about the game have been revealed, game director Paul Rustchynsky has shared some more through Twitter.

Read full post →Additional Driveclub Details Revealed



iwatch

Over the past few years we have been constantly hearing that Apple is working on a wearable device. The company itself has dropped no such hints so the situation isn’t really that clear. Ming-Chi Kuo, the famed Apple analyst at KGI Securities, says in a new report that its possible for Apple to push the iWatch release to next year probably due to issues with the manufacturing process.

Read full post →iWatch Release May Not Happen Till 2015 [Analyst]


galaxy mega 2 specifications

While all eyes are on Samsung to unveil the Galaxy Note 4 next month, we have also been hearing rumors about the successor to Samsung’s mid-range line of Galaxy Mega phablets. Today a new leak has emerged online bringing to light what are claimed to be the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 specifications. As expected it will be a device with mid-range specifications and a large display just like the first Galaxy Mega.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Specifications Leaked


With Android 4.2 Google introduced a new feature which essentially put panoramic images on steroids. Almost a year back Google unveiled a feature called Photo Sphere which allowed Android users to take panoramic pictures with their smartphones. At some point Android owners might have counted this as a leg up on their iOS counterparts but today Google went ahead and released the Photo Sphere app for iOS.

The native camera app in Android OS now includes the feature that was shown off last year. It allows users to take 360 degree immersive panoramic images using their smartphone’s camera.

Fire up the app and tap on the shutter to bring up virtual dots which guide the user as he or she tilts or rotates the camera to capture the scenery around them. Once the images are captured Photo Sphere stitches them all together. The final image can be scrolled to view a complete 360 degree picture.  If the process is following meticulously the end result is worth seeing particularly if you have a really good camera on that smartphone.

Google’s Photo Sphere app is now available for download free of cost through the iTunes App Store. Do take it for a spin and see what you can create using its powerful core feature.


uber corner store

There is no shortage of services that allow users to order products they use daily from the comfort of their computer of mobile device. Amazon has one, and so does Google. The latest contender in this space in Uber, an on-demand ridesharing service that has expanded exponentially over the past couple of years. The new service is called Corner Store and its being run as an experiment for a limited time only in Washington, DC.

Users within the supported area will be able to order products from a list that includes over 100 different items. The service can be accessed through Uber’s app. If a driver is available users will then receive a text message with a link to items that are available for purchase.

The driver will be dispatched and make a call before arriving to the user’s location to take the order. Once the driver arrives the order has to be confirmed in person. Users don’t have to worry about paying a service fee or tipping the driver after the products are fetched.

Starting today Uber Corner Store will be available from Monday to Friday between 9am – 9pm EDT in Washington DC. Uber says that it will work to build supply as well as increase hours of operation to include weekend and late night orders.

The entire inventory list can be viewed on the company’s website, which includes the size of each item and unit price. All orders will be charged to the Uber account so the entire transaction will be cashless from order to delivery.


ballmer board memberIt is now a year since Steve Ballmer dropped the bombshell that he would step down from being the CEO of Microsoft, and half a year after Satya Nadella took over the helm of Microsoft, it looks as though Ballmer is about to exit stage left from his position on the Board of Directors, too.

Read full post →Steve Ballmer Is No Longer A Microsoft Board Member


driverless speedGoogle’s self-driving vehicle is still a work in progress, and one of the more interesting recent developments have certainly raised our eyebrows. Apparently, Google has allowed their self-driving car to actually break the legal speed limit by up to 10mph, at least according to the head of the project, although the local authorities are not going to be too amused by this, and certainly would not approve should the ride run afoul of the law.

Read full post →Google’s Driverless Cars Can Speed


samsung level box miniWireless speakers are dime a dozen in the market, but this does not mean that there is no room for one more model. Samsung has just announced the launch of their Level Box mini wireless speaker, where it comes in a 55mm size alongside a passive radiator, being specially optimized in order to deliver premium-quality sound, all crammed into a light and compact metallic body. Style and performance in a single package, what is there not to like about it, right?

Read full post →Samsung Level Box Mini Wireless Speaker Announced


iphone6 camera leak

A new report out of China suggests that LG has taken the lead from Sharp, Japan Display and Samsung. The Korean company will reportedly be the largest provider of display panels for the iPhone 6. While Apple is expected to divvy up the orders between multiple suppliers to ensure it has flexibility in the supply chain, if this report is indeed true, then LG would be the one dealing with the bulk of all orders.

Read full post →LG Largest Display Supplier For iPhone 6 [Report]