Verizon’s Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Now Available for Pre-Order

The Xperia Z2 Tablet from Sony is now available for pre-order through Verizon’s website. This development comes a few short days after a leaked screenshot showed employee training had begun for the device.

Verizon has the distinction of being the exclusive retailer of the Z2 Tablet. It’s available on the carrier’s website for $599.99 without contract or $499.99 with a two-year agreement.  (more…)

“No, I Said” Command in Google Now Lets You Correct Butchered Voice Searches

Voice searches with Google Now can sometimes be an exercise in futility it seems. Its accuracy is predicated on many factors, such as the quietness of your surroundings and the clarity of your speech, so results can be pretty inaccurate at times.

Thankfully, Google is acknowledging this problem. The company is rolling out a new feature which allows you to correct misheard words and phrases with your voice. (more…)

Sprint’s Projector/Charger/Set-Top LivePro, the Only Hotspot You Will Ever Need

Most mobile hotspots are appropriately conspicuous, since they’re meant to be portable and stowable, after all, but the ZTE-made Sprint LivePro makes no stride to be subtle. Debuting first on Sprint, the 3G/4G hotspot is a veritable Swiss army knife, sporting a built-in DPL mini projector, back-up battery, and even HDMI out for media streaming.

The projector, powered by Android 4.2, takes MacGyverism to the extreme. In addition to the 5,000mAh battery, it packs a 4-inch touchscreen, built-in speaker, and headphone jack. Plus, it’s launching with a companion app that can serve media to it wirelessly. (more…)

LG Announces the Kizon, a Smartwatch for Kids

The practicality of wearables is still being debated, but you have to hand it to LG for coming up with a pretty good use case. The Kizon, announced yesterday, is a smartwatch for kids that allows parents to track their location and communicate with them.

Parents can use the built-in GPS to locate a child, or talk to them through the device’s microphone. Kids can call easily by pressing the “One Step Direct Call” button on the Kizon.  (more…)

Verizon Begins Training Employees for Launch of Sony Xperia Z2 (Updated)

No matter how many times Sony denies it, leaks have the Xperia Z2 pegged as a Verizon exclusive on American shores. When it will exactly hit retail, however, is another matter entirely.

Thanks to new information courtesy of PhoneArena, there is reason to hope that a launch is just around the corner. A screenshot of a Verizon employee training module shows an online course for the Xperia Z2. That’s a far cry from confirmation, but could be a sign that an announcement is imminent.  (more…)