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The Good: The LG G Flex 2 sports a uniquely immersive and comfortable arched design, a sharp 1080p display, the latest Snapdragon 810 processor and a scratch-resistant coating.
The Bad: The device’s camera takes muted photos, its battery capacity is smaller than its predecessor, and performance can be slow at times, pending a software update.
The Bottom Line: No longer just a daring experiment, the G Flex 2 finally has the killer screen and top-of-the-line processor that its bold design deserves.
Here’s a story about a tech miracle that involves flying and an Air in the air. Reddit user av80r, also known as Carl, has a passion for flying. He hopped into a single-engine two-seater SportCruiser aircraft and took off for a leisure flight from Lanseria International Airport in South Africa. He was heading down the runway when the canopy (essentially the cockpit cover) popped open slightly. By that point, Carl decided his best bet was to come back down to Earth. On the way back, he realized an orange Thule bag containing his MacBook Air laptop was missing, having been sucked out at 1,000 feet in altitude.
The search for the airborne baggage was initially in vain, until Carl discovered someone had posted on his Facebook wall about finding his bag. A farmer named Malopo had just missed getting hit by the flying Thule. Maloto’s boss went through the bag, found Carl’s details and tracked him down on Facebook to facilitate the reunion between the pilot and his gear. Carl gave both the farmer and his boss reward money for their help.
Smartphone innovation has come along way since the time of the original BlackBerry. The introduction of the of the original Apple iPhone has inspired radical shifts in hardware and software. Occasionally, we tend to see technology efforts triumph or tank, like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge’s curved screen and the Amazon Fire Phone’s “3D” cameras.
No matter how fast or far technology goes, your Smartphone will control them all!
Without smartphones as the always-on-you control center for accessing and manipulating these other devices, there would be no convenient way to unlock your smart door when in range, while also programming your DVR to record a new show. Through apps and sensors, phones have become the ultimate all-in-one key fob to coordinate your wide variety of disparate gadgets.
For now, at least, the flurry of innovation around smart devices and the Internet of Things is still very much tied to the phone, a status that isn’t likely to budge for years to come.
Free iTunes material is just a click away. If you have moved away from iTunes and toward streaming services for your digital media consumption needs, it may be time to double back to iTunes, or at least stop by once in a while. After removing the free Single of the Week from iTunes at the beginning of this year, Apple today added a new section titled “Free on iTunes” featuring free songs and TV shows.
The Apple iTunes store has always been hub for viral uploading of music, movies, and other media, but the “Free on iTunes” will be revolutionary. Head to the iTunes Store and look for the blue Free on iTunes button in the Music or TV Shows tabs. On the TV Shows tab, some free shows were listed outside of the Free on iTunes section, each denoted with a yellow Free tag. Currently, Free on iTunes offers 16 songs and 24 TV shows. Instead of the usual Buy button, each of the free offerings features a Get button.
Go Download the latest version of iTunes and get your free iTunes music, movies, and TV shows today!
Every day births a new cell phone. With that Gathered below is the rogues gallery of recent disappointments that just weren’t able to live up to their promise. Arm yourself with the knowledge of the phones you can safely skip:
ZTE Grand X, December 2014
Though it’s competitively priced off-contract, the Grand X is hardly worth the trouble. Its dual-core processor is glacial, its low-res touchscreen isn’t responsive to the touch, and it ships with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Posh Orion Pro X500 , December 2014
Aimed toward emerging smartphone markets and users on a budget, the Orion Pro X500 is inexpensive and has dual SIM card slots. Unfortunately, its poor 5-megapixel camera, hefty build, and fuzzy 5-inch display outweigh its pros.
Huawei Ascend Y550 , November 2014
The “Y” appended to Huawei’s Ascend series stands for “youth,” but it might as well stand for “yuck.” The Android device’s performance simply stalled and buckled, from the low-resolution screen to the 5-megapixel camera and beyond.
For the full list of phones not to buy, refer to Cnet’s list “Don’t Buy These Phones”
CES 2015 is behind us, which means now is the right time to begin anticipating the following innovation buffet: Mobile World Congress. New telephones and tablets make the rounds at the yearly meeting held in Spain, yet Samsung has yet to authoritatively affirm any expression on its normal forthcoming lead cell phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Along these lines, what would we be able to anticipate from a Galaxy S6? The majority of this are a combination of rumors and assumptions, but here our best taught surmises on the points of interest of Samsung’s next huge telephone.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was divulged at Mobile World Congress 2014 in February; its antecedent, the Samsung Galaxy S4 got its own splashy (and accidentally disputable) dispatch occasion at Radio City Music Hall weeks after MWC in March 2013. Both telephones went marked down a couple of weeks after the fact. Whispers are flying and we believe that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress
Here are a few specs that we have come across concerning the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6:
– Rumors suggest that the screen size will be around 5.5 inches.
– The Samsung Galaxy S6 operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, will be the star of the show, coupled with Samsung’s TouchWiz Android skin.
For more information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 click here.
Entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Daymond John unveiled a new line of gold- and platinum-tempered glass-screen protectors, which each double as a mirror, under his company Moguls Mobile at CES on Wednesday.
Check out our Mashable link for more fun information.
The most essential thing about CES may be the show itself: The industry as a whole came together in meetings, at parties, in back rooms, and on the show floor to coalesce around tech’s dominant and increasingly intertwined themes. Before the week’s end, we picked up a feeling of what the tech of 2015 will look like, and we saw more than a couple of sparkling illustrations of what’s to come.
This is the future we saw in Las Vegas.
– The cable TV model is about to get disrupted in a big way. Years from now, the one announcement from this CES that’s likely to be remembered is Sling TV.
– Drones and 3D printers are continuing to evolve rapidly. Whether the laws are ready for them or not, quadcopter drones seemed to be everywhere at CES.
– The Internet of Things connected home is amping up, and even regular appliances are getting innovative makeovers.
– Self-driving cars hit high gear. Audi set the tone for automakers at CES by sending a car — with no driver
For more insight into what CES 2015 had to offer check out CNET.
In addition to what we can hope to see this new year, CES 2015 will showcase the most recent in car tech including advanced automotive parking systems, GPS integration and cutting edge auto entertainment elements.
Ford CEO Mark Fields will be on hand at CES 2015 to give a keynote address, where I expect he will show off the up and coming era of the organization’s lodge tech, Sync 3.0. Ford models set a standard with Sync in 2007, making consistent Bluetooth telephone and individual sound hardware joined with the auto. Considering this legacy, I am energetic to see the following venture in Ford’s infotainment.
Dieter Zetsche, Mercedes-Benz’s President, guarantees to disclose another auto idea in his keynote address. I expect that idea auto will be the same REC 14 exploration vehicle that Mercedes-Benz will make part of its Detroit car exhibition show the accompanying week. The expression “research vehicle” may inspire pictures of a harsh, unfinished body with odd jolt on pieces, however Mercedes-Benz’s past F125 research vehicle was a wondrous thing.
Chrysler will be showing its superb and underrated Uconnect infotainment framework amid the show days. This framework not just offers an exceptionally instinctive client interface on an extensive touchscreen in Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, yet the most recent variants accompany an inherent information association supporting a mixed bag of applications, including Yelp. A Chrysler representative lets me know the organization will have declarations around Uconnect, which I expect will detail new applications fused into the framework.
Rather than new model dispatches, which automakers save for committed automobile fairs, CES 2015 will peculiarity forefront car engineering. We will see the most recent creation offerings and, even better than what was already great, get a glance at what innovations will be accessible in the following decade.
For more information and upcoming car tech at CES, check out CNET.