Roku has a new lineup of devices for the holiday shopping season, five in total. Ranging in price and specification, the devices are up for pre-order beginning today, with in-store availability starting early October.
The five devices are as follows – Roku Express, Express+, Roku Premiere, Premiere+, and Roku Ultra. The least expensive model, the Roku Express, features 1080p streaming, a simplistic IR remote control, 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity, and comes with a HDMI cable for connecting to your TV. Pricing for the Express is $29.99, while the Express+ is $39.99. (more…)
Day 2,504 in the books at Droid Life. This week, Google finally launched Allo after debuting it at Google I/O in May, and we posted our review of the Moto Z Play. If you haven’t already seen it, it’s a video review (not 2,000 words), and we are very proud of it. Let us know what you think.
Other top Android stories include photos of the Pixel and Pixel XL in white surfacing, details on Google WiFi and Chromecast Ultra have leaked, and Google made official the date which they will unveil their latest smartphones. Are you ready? We most definitely are.
Catch this week’s greatest stories below. (more…)
Beginning September 25, Verizon prepaid customers will have access to HD Voice, the company’s tech that delivers increased audio quality and clarity. HD Voice service also includes access to video calls, calls over WiFi, 6-way calling, plus the ability to surf the web while talking. (more…)
According to reports this morning, Twitter may be looking to sell itself off before year’s end. Possible buyers have already been named, with three large companies reportedly leading the pack of potential suitors. The first two companies are Google and Salesforce, with a separate report claiming Verizon is even in the mix to acquire Twitter. (more…)
The Uncertain, published for SHIELD Android TV owners, is available on Google Play priced at $14.99. In this game, which has quite the story to it, you play as an Engineering Robot who seems quite curious about the human race that has been extinct for quite some time.
On Earth now, a race of robots live in complete harmony, not ruled by war, and remain completely logical in all aspects of robotic life. Better said by the game’s description, “Imagine that you have to make a moral choice in a world with no such term as morality. Every decision made here is a set of zeros and ones, and sometimes it has nothing to do with common sense.” (more…)
If you happen to be signed up for the Chromecast Preview Program, the one we first detailed earlier this month, it appears that its first update (version 1.21.72444) is now rolling out. Inside, Google says it is just a bit of bug fixes and stability improvements for the Chromecast (1st Gen) and Chromecast Audio. That’s nothing too fancy, but always welcomed. (more…)
Yahoo confirmed this afternoon that user information, such as names, email addresses, birth dates, and even unencrypted security questions & answers have been stolen. According to the announcement, the information for at least 500 million Yahoo users was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what Yahoo is calling a “state-sponsored actor.” State sponsored simply means an individual or group of individuals acting on behalf of a government body. (more…)
While many were asleep last night, T-Mobile’s LTE network saw a nationwide outage. According to the company’s official Twitter, the issue was acknowledged at 12:31AM Pacific (3:31AM Eastern). Two hours later, at 2:47AM Pacific, they tweeted that they were back online. (more…)