It seems as if Volkswagen logistics staff are using Google Glass for work. It certainly looks that way, with the car company issuing what it describes as “3D smart glasses” to a number of employees following a successful three-month trial.
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While most of the world still balks at the notion of using nuclear energy to power large-scale enterprises, Russia recently announced plans to build what could be its largest data center right on top of the Kalinin nuclear power plant.
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Fossil has put the Q Founder, its first Android Wear smartwatch, on sale. The watch costs $ 295 in the U.S., and has a traditional style to it, along with comprehensive fitness tracking and other fun features.
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Tech Tats are temporary, adhesive wearable gadgets packed with biosensors. They can read vital signs and provide health data, not to mention possible applications for mobile payment solutions and the financial world.
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We have been hearing a lot about modular devices from watches to phones, and now computers. For those unfamiliar with modular devices, they aim at being basically an upgradable device. Rather than using a device for a year or two than buying a new one, you will instead just buy upgradable parts.
Today, we are talking about the Infinity modular laptop by One Education. It combines a laptop and a tablet in one, and is designed for kids. The main thing that sets it apart from other devices is its modular capabilities. You will be able to replace the CPU, camera, battery, and more. It also runs Android, but they are working on a full Linux desktop experience too. This is great for being future proof and keeping upfront cost down.
The base model will come with an 8.9-inch screen, 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and cameras on the back and front. One Education plans on making new modules like faster hardware, Windows 10 support, better cameras, and stronger Gorilla Glass screens.
If you are interested in picking one of these up, head over to One Education’s Indiegogo page. They are trying to raise $ 50,000 with early bird prices of $ 250 each, or if you are a school or large organization, you can buy a 10-pack for $ 2,390. They are expected to ship the Infinity next September.
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By Cat DiStasioFuel efficiency is one rating that can really set a car apart from the pack. Although you can't yet walk into just any dealership and drive away in a vehicle that gets more than 100 miles a gallon, there are some sweet rides out there…
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It’s been an interesting year for Nvidia, what with the worldwide recall of its SHIELD Tablet thanks to some battery issues that caused the tablet to become a potential fire hazard. In recent weeks, the graphics company released a revised version of the tablet called the SHIELD Tablet K1, which has been well-received. Moving on, Nvidia is in the process of developing a new SHIELD Tablet sporting the powerful Tegra X1 processor, which has been spotted being put through its paces on GFXBench.
According to the benchmark results, this new tablet, appropriately called the SHIELD Tablet X1, sports the following specifications:
It isn’t known whether the SHIELD Tablet X1 supports MicroSD memory cards, nor what the megapixel count is for the front and rear cameras. NFC is one feature that appears to be missing as well. It’s good to see that the tablet is running Marshmallow from the outset, though. It’s unknown when Nvidia’s SHIELD Tablet X1 will be officially announced, but CES 2016 just around the corner, you can guarantee more details will be announced or leaked in the coming weeks.
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Huawei officially announced the Mate 8, the sequel to last year’s Mate 7. With a 6-inch display, the Mate 8 has both feet planted firmly in phablet territory, though the high screen-to-body ratio should make using the phone easier than you think.
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Thinking of going out on Black Friday? Just don’t. Stay in and enjoy time with the family. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t bother with Black Friday.
T-Mobile's ongoing feud with Sprint continues to have some benefits for your bottom line… and this time, T-Mobile is trying to tempt you with cold, hard cash. As of November 26th, the carrier is running a month-long promo that promises an extra $ 20…
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Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time In Shaolin album? The group spent nine years recording 31 tracks for a special LP, then decided to sell just one copy of it — for a very high price, of course. It was finally purchased by a private American c…
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Samsung might not be doing so well in the mobile industry, but its smartwatch sales are up “several hundred percent” compared to last year, according to one executive. That might be due to the Gear S2’s massive popularity in South Korea.
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Samsung’s deals for Black Friday went live, a few days ahead of the big day. The company is offering hundreds of deals on wearables, TVs, tablets, and more. You can find most of its smartphone deals through the various carriers.
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Tech for everyone on your holiday and Christmas lists. Laptops, phones, TVs, home theater, gadgets, and more.
The Samsung Galaxy A series isn’t as well known as the Galaxy S, Note, and Edge models, but they are some of the nicest phones you will ever hold in your hand. The Galaxy A9 could be Samsung’s next chapter in the A series.
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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming large over the horizon, HTC revealed its deals for the pair of fiscal holidays. Interestingly, the main deal seems to be a free One A9, though there are a few caveats.
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An online quiz that illustrates the words you use the most on Facebook as a "word cloud" has gone viral — and it's a great reminder of why you should be wary of connecting ostensibly fun games with your account. UK-based VPN comparison website Compa…
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From seasons to octopuses and chocolate, environmental issues stand to impact the things we love. What if we could help change the way people discuss climate change, so that the issue and its consequences could become more relevant and tangible to people around the world?
Leading up to COP21, a conference which will bring leaders from around the world together to develop a global climate agreement, we’re encouraging the YouTube community to join the discussion by uploading their own videos that share their concerns about how environmental issues may impact the things they love. The conversation on YouTube will live through a simple hashtag: #OursToLose.
With the help of YouTube creators from around the world, including Casey Neistat (U.S.), Finn Harries (U.K.), Golden Moustache (France), Jamie Curry (New Zealand) and Flavia Calina (Brazil), we’re also encouraging people to show further support by signing the Avaaz petition, a campaign aimed at delivering clean energy worldwide by 2050.
Whether you’re questioning how global warming can impact your day-to-day life, curious about new sources of energy, or concerned about the melting Arctic, we hope that you share your ideas through #OursToLose videos to help make the climate conversation more accessible to people around the world.
The YouTube community can empower tremendous collaboration, advocacy, and creativity. Through #OursToLose, we hope to continue helping people to broadcast their message, empower their communities, and even catalyze a global movement to further action on climate change.
Marc Hertz, Programming Coordinator, recently watched “Misconceptions about Climate Change” and Aaron Taylor, Associate Product Marketing Manager, recently watched “What’s Possible: The UN Climate Summit Film.”
Apple looks to be prepping the launch of a support app offering users a more efficient way of troubleshooting and solving issues with the company’s devices. For Apple, such an offering should also help to ease the pressure on its in-store Genius Bar service.
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Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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The Nexus 6P is by no means a cheap phone. Google enlisted Huawei to make a premium device constructed of metal, but it seems that the Nexus 6P isn’t holding true to the $ 499 starting price. In October, rear panel glass was spontaneously shattering for some people. Quite bizarre, right? At least the most recent issue is very realistic and not nearly as random. The microphone’s functionality, according to multiple posts on the Google Product Forums, is posing a problem. There are owners of the Nexus 6P reporting that the phone’s microphone is not projecting their voice with strength or quality to people on the other end of a call.
Jamie Corbett, one of the Nexus 6P owners experiencing issues with his unit’s microphone, said the following in his post:
“While talking to my wife today she could barely hear me and said it sounded like I was very far away or muffled. This was while I had the headset to my ear like normal. If I put it on speaker, she said it would sound okay. I tried to find others with this issue and a similar issue, but couldn’t. Please help!”
Representatives on behalf of Google have only said that they are investigating the issue. One area that the company could be looking at is noise cancellation and the multiple microphones it takes to enable that. Apparently covering the microphone on the rear of the Nexus 6P alleviates the issue; however, others are discrediting that temporary solution and say it does nothing at all.
Let’s all just hope that Google can fix this through a software update instead of Huawei being forced to recall the Nexus 6P.
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It's been a heck of a week. With the world still reeling from the Paris attacks, more people than ever are concerned with their personal security. That's why we're featuring five of this week's best posts about stuff that keeps us safe — and one a…
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With the holiday season quickly approaching, manufacturers and retailers around the world have begun posting Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, HTC will be hosting a plethora of deals on its latest tech gadgets. Between November 26 and December 2, consumers can trade in a fully functional Apple iPhone for a brand new HTC One A9, the company’s latest release. If you trade-in the latest iPhone, nobody will even notice you got a phone! Consumers can also trade in a Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone during the same period for a $ 200 value. The company is also accepting LG G4 and G3 trade-ins for a $ 100 rebate.
HTC has also put many of its devices on sale. Starting November 30, the One M9 will get a 40% price cut and the Nexus 9 will also be slashed 40% of its original price. Buyers of a Nexus 9 32GB will also have the chance to win a totally free Logitech keyboard. Additionally, all accessories will go on sale for the same 40% difference. But perhaps the biggest deal is on the company’s RE action camera, which will be 60% off during the period. And if you’re one of the first 900 buyers, the deal is even sweeter. HTC has agreed to ship the first 900 buyers a bonus RE Protection Pack free of charge.
HTC is in desperation to get back on track after a poor year, and why not start this holiday season. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be a great time to invest in the HTC family of products. Now’s the time to save!
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Rumpl is back on Kickstarter with another super-comfy blanket. Like Puffy, its earlier release, the Super Fleece is inspired by clothing. It’s supposed to feel as soft as your favorite hoodie.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai denies recent rumors concerning a possible in-house chip and the sale of Sony’s mobile business.
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With the release of Fallout 4 you need sustenance when wandering the wastelands. Ben mods the game controller mounted Hot Pockets dispenser build with motors and 3D Printing. Survive the Hot Pocketlypse and visit the element14 community for the p…
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From children’s health to women’s safety, wearable tech now covers a broad spectrum of uses, and it would seem that we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these devices’ true potential. Here are some of our favorite health wearables.
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LG’s follow-up to the Watch Urbane, with its own SIM card and 4G LTE, so it can be used entirely independently of your phone, has had its launch canceled due to a complicated technical issue. Currently, it’s unknown whether it will ever be released.
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Google wants to have a presence in China again with the possible launch of the Google Play Store in the country next year. According to Reuters, Google will comply with Chinese law on filtered content.
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Jawbone may be in trouble, as it lays off 60 employees and closes its New York office. The company says no more changes will be made, but the wearable maker may also be scaling back other facilities.
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The Huawei Watch is a very attractive Android Wear smartwatch with a round face and all the specs you’d expect. Here’s everything you need to know about the device from specs to price and release date.
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The incredibly popular photo sharing service Imgur has today started rolling out a brand new update for its official Android application via the Play Store. The upgrade makes it easier than ever to scroll through an endless sea of content on tablets without having to return to the main screen. It also focuses on GIF playback; making it significantly smoother and faster on mobile devices.
To install the update on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet, simply open up the Play Store, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on Imgur, then tap the update button. Alternatively, you can hit the link below to initiate the download on your smartphone from the Web.
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Just in time for the holidays, Cricket Wireless is launching a rewards program for its loyal customers.
Through a partnership with mPLUS Rewards, Cricket Wireless customers can rack up points to be redeemed for gift cards, contest entries, donations, and more. So how do customers get said points? Things like creating an account, enrolling in auto-pay, and making on-time payments are simple ways to get points. But apps and games that are connected to mPlus Rewards, which totals more than 1,500, can be used also be used.
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Introducing Cricket Rewards: The Only Integrated, Mobile Loyalty Program No-Contract Customers
Rewarding customers for the simple things they do every day through an exclusive agreement with mPLUS Rewards by SessionM
ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Wireless announces a new twist on the traditional customer loyalty program with the launch of Cricket Rewards. The only program of its kind in the no annual contract space, Cricket Rewards gives customers a super easy way to earn redeemable points through the things they do naturally like checking the weather, tracking their fitness, or just being a Cricket customer.
Powered by an exclusive relationship with SessionM’s Mobile Marketing Cloud and mPLUS Rewards (the world’s leading mobile loyalty platform), Cricket Rewards is accessible through the Cricket Rewards app, MyCricket app or Cricketwireless.com website. Customers who sign up can start earning points quickly through Cricket activities like opening and registering an account, adding AutoPay or making on-time payments. They can earn even more by participating in an integrated points-sharing universe that includes over 1,500 mPlus Rewards powered applications and a number of other offers that will be included in the program through social media, events, and sponsorship activities.
And as these points rack up, customers are able to redeem them for things they love and things they love doing, like:
- Shopping with gift cards at participating retailers including AMC Movie theaters, Amazon, GameStop, Old Navy, Sears & Target and loads more.
- Entering sweepstakes to win big prizes and exclusive experiences.
- Making charitable donations to local and national organizations including the American Heart Association, ASPCA, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and more.
There are even special holiday bonuses:
- Cricket is teaming up with AMC Movie Theaters to give consumers a chance to earn more points by simply checking in when they see a flick.
- And Cricket is launching a new $ 25,000 Selfie Sweepstakes – customers who enter not only get a chance at the big grand prize and lots of other cool swag, they also get extra Cricket Rewards points just for entering. More reasons Cricket is the “Merrier Carrier” this holiday season.
“Cricket Rewards is unlike any other loyalty program in the no-contract industry,” said Janna Ducich, vice president & CMO, Cricket Wireless. “We listened to our customers and delivered a program that is quick, easy, and fun – with lots of options for rewards. While other carriers charge you to belong to their rewards program or take loads of your time just to sign up or redeem, we don’t. We reward customers for simply doing what comes naturally. We reward you for being you.”
The My Cricket app and Cricketwireless.com include a fully integrated dashboard so consumers can easily track their mPLUS Rewards. There is no limit to the number of points customers can earn, and there is no expiration date on points as long as you stay engaged/active in mPLUS Rewards – so customers can save up for something special or sample a variety of rewards.
About the New Cricket Wireless
Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 310 million people; easy and affordable plans prices that include taxes and fees – no surprises; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About. To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com. And connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketnation and Twitter at www.twitter.com/cricketnation.
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New data from research company Gartner shows Windows Phone’s market share dropping to 1.7 percent during the third quarter from 3 percent last year. Android and iOS continued to dominate, and Huawei saw a big increase in phone sales.
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Struggling Sharp has told its workers to buy a load of Sharp stuff this holiday season to help dig it out of its financial mess. The Japanese electronics maker has even offered guidelines suggesting how much money different types of workers should spend.
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LG has just confirmed that it’s currently working on a mobile payment system, which it hopes will challenge both Android and Samsung Pay. Unfortunately, no details were given with regards to when the service will launch, but recent speculation suggests that there will be an opt-in public beta test in South Korea next month.
Judging from the details provided by LG in its official statement, it looks like its payment platform is set to support MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and NFC (Near Field Communication), which will deliver an identical tap-to-pay experience to Samsung Pay. However, LG claims its service will excel in terms of software.
Not only is it boasting that the service will be more convenient than its competitors, but the South Korean company also claims that it will be more versatile and functional due to the application’s extremely intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
LG owners: Are you excited to hear that the company is working on its own payment platform? Are you planning on using it? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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We review the Nexus 5X, Google’s long-awaited sequel to the affordable Nexus 5. Unfortunately, this Nexus has some problems.
Google’s Alistair Pott, a Google Play product manager, made a bold announcement in the Android Developers Blog — “Minimum purchase price for apps and in-app products reduced on Google Play,” the headline reads.
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NASA wants to send its 6-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot R5 (which also goes by the more intimidating name "Valkyrie") to Mars and other extraterrestrial locations. The agency originally designed the R5 for search-and-rescue missions, though, s…
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Chinese outfit Meitu introduced the V4, an Android-powered smartphone that packs a whopping 21-megapixel camera on the front. At $ 548, the V4 isn’t exactly cheap, but for some, it’s almost impossible to put a price on selfies.
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Sprint has announced a revamped LTE services to deploy to markets with a significantly improved wireless experience for customers. This new network is deploying to 77 markets today, and it offers some notable new technologies that should make a world of difference for Sprint customers.
LTE Plus utilizes all three of Sprint’s bands of spectrum, using the 2.5 GHz band for speed, the 1.9 GHz band for coverage, and the 800 MHz band for building penetration. Carrier aggregation allows LTE Plus to bond multiple spectrums together to beef up the bandwidth and speed available to users, and Sprint claims the new network doubles both of those. Pretty impressive, especially considering that claim means capable devices can reach theoretical speeds of up to 100Mbps on that network.
The biggest claim that LTE Plus can make? It’s faster than Verizon and AT&T’s LTE network. Third party testing in 44 of the biggest markets show that data is transferred faster on Sprint’s LTE Plus network than Verizon or AT&T’s LTE network, which should give Sprint’s marketing department some serious ammunition to work with.
You can hit the link below to check out where Sprint is deploying this new network.
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The LG G4 is an amazing phone, but it’s far from a hit. LG will likely offer another G series flagship next year, so now is a good time to start the speculation. Here’s everything we know so far about the LG G5.
Apple Pay is growing rapidly, so we’ve built a list of all the vendors, retailers, and companies that plan to support Apple Pay or already do. Plus, we’ve integrated details on its forthcoming international launch.
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If you're a music-loving MetroPCS customers, you'll want to know about this. The prepaid provider has just launched a new streaming product called "Music Unlimited" that gives you a way to access your subscriptions without going over your data cap….
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MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering developed a synthetic hydrogel that is strong enough to compare with industrial superglue, but is made of 90 percent water. The synthetic adhesive is inspired by natural occurring hydrogels, like in barnacles and mussels.
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow has finally arrived. Find out whether the new version of Google’s mobile OS will make it to your smartphone or tablet. We’ve got update news from Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony, and more.
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The Activité Steel is the newest addition to Withing’s Activité line of stylish trackers that pack all the power of a Fitbit into an attractive, analog watch. The Steel is cheaper than the original Activité, but features many of the same materials.
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SwiftKey continues its dominance in word prediction by adding Double-Word prediction to version 6.0. Emoji fans will also love the revamped emoji panel and improved settings. This update is now available in Google Play.
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Selfie Mirror is a smart device that allows users to capture and upload photos and videos. Built in lighting and custom frames enhance media. The mirror can also connect to other smart devices through the house, and stream music.
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