The Galaxy S8 might be the talk of the town at the moment, but updates are still flowing to devices like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Verizon’s S7 line-up is receiving new software today that introduces support for Big Red’s One Talk service and the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app.
The updates should be small and will arrive as software versions G930VVRU4BQC5 and G935VVRU4BQC5. (more…)
The Blackberry KEYOne, a TCL-made phone attempting to bring back the glory days of physical keyboards, will arrive in the US on May 31. At this time, no carrier partners have been announced. (more…)
This morning, Samsung announced that its mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, has expanded into four new markets. Over the next couple of days, Samsung Pay will officially arrive in Sweden and United Arab Emirates (UAE), followed by an “early access” launch in Hong Kong and Switzerland. (more…)
Amazon’s Echo line of products expanded this morning with the introduction of the Echo Look, a “hands-free camera and style assistant.” I know, all of you dudes in the building are asking if it’s April 1 today, and I can tell you that it isn’t. This is a real product. In fact, as silly as it may sound to you and I, I’m not sure it’s as silly as you think! (more…)
After making its public debut last fall, Google Trips hasn’t seen many updates. Today, that changes, thanks to an update that adds several new features to Google’s trip planner and organizer.
In the update, you’ll now find an option to share every single one of your reservations from a trip to someone through a single, organized email. You’ll also find a new button in the Reservations tab that lets you add notes, flights, restaurants, hotels, etc. in case you need to make some manual changes. Finally, all of your past and upcoming train and bus reservations “will automatically be organized in one place,” according to Google. (more…)
A pair of Google-branded Bluetooth headphones with Active Noice Canceling (ANC) stopped off at the FCC today. We didn’t know that Google had such an audio device in the works, but the filing doesn’t really hold anything back. In fact, we have full photos, a user manual, etc. (more…)
Google Maps is now not only your parking advisor, it’ll help you locate your car after a night or day on the town in a mysterious city. Thanks to a new update, saving your parking location with notes and a meter timer is now easier than ever.
Once updated, Google Maps should recognize as you drive somewhere and then park. It’ll then place a “You parked here” pin and dot on the map wherever you stopped, or you can always tap on your blue location dot and then “Save your parking” to access the settings at any time. From there you can even drag your parking location, should it not be accurate. (more…)
What happens when a Googler on the Daydream team decides to take on a camera challenge from some of his nerd camera friends who work in computational photography? You are seeing it for yourselves in the images in this post. Beautiful, right? Would you believe it if I told you these photos were taken with Google’s Pixel and Nexus 6P phones under extreme low light conditions at nighttime? (more…)