They are all too damn big. Bigger, bigger, bigger. Bigger is better. Bigger means more value. Bigger means more will buy them. Bigger. BIGGER.
I can’t stand it. Outside of Motorola and Apple, no one wants to make a phone you can actually use anymore. Well, use with one hand efficiently that is. It’s one giant race to see who can do it bigger, with more pixels and megapixels and inches and batteries. Why? Stop it already, Samsung, LG, Sony, Oppo, and the rest of you. I don’t want to use two hands just to control my smartphone. (more…)
According to a tweet from @evleaks, Verizon is soon to feature the upcoming One (M8) Mini from HTC, a device which still has yet to be unveiled. Not much is known about the M8 Mini, however, a few rumors have given the device a list of specs which we should expect, but they are not very titillating. (more…)
It is nearing the end of April, and we have already seen two flagship devices from HTC and Samsung. However, it seems that more than ever, the public is eagerly awaiting what LG will unveil to compete against the One (M8) and Galaxy S5.
The LG G3 is by no means a complete mystery, as we have already seen multiple leaks over the past few weeks. Today, we have another look at the reported flattened UI, and possibly a few new features for the upcoming device. (more…)
Thought Google Camera‘s only killer feature was software depth-of-field? Think again. A crafty developer has created Depthy, an open source program that adds a parallax effect to photos taken with Google Camera’s Lens Blur mode.
The program’s feat is accomplished by using Lens Blur’s depth mapping, which produces a three-dimensional model of the subject being captured in order to achieve the “blur” effect. Depthy essentially makes the map navigable, allowing you to pan around the image to see “behind” objects in frame. The effect is pretty mindblowing. (more…)
It is uncommon to see a manufacturer give exact sales and shipment figures for devices, unless of course it is Samsung boasting how many flagship devices they were able to sell off in just a couple of months. Today, however, Motorola sent out a brief tweet detailing the exact number of devices the company shipped globally during Q1 of 2014, stacking up to 6.5 million. (more…)
Owners of the DROID DNA on Verizon can breathe a sigh of relief, as HTC reports that they have finally received approval for an Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 update to be pushed to the device.
Since the last update to the device was Android 4.2.2, the bump up to Kit Kat should bring new life to the aging DNA, a device that sports a modest 5″ 1080p display and Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. (more…)
Since Google is now selling its Nest Thermostat on Google Play, and we know that the $249 price for something like a home thermostat is turning more than a few of you off, we wanted to give a couple away. We have been Nest users for over a year now (our review) and still think it’s one of the best Android accessories you will ever purchase. To say that we wish everyone could experience a Nest, is an understatement.
But again, the $249 price tag is no joke, so to help ease the wallet strain on a couple of you, we have two to give away to the DL community.
The contest, like others, uses Rafflecopter to give you multiple chances for entry, while also making it easy to manage on our end. You don’t have to do all of the steps below, but the more you do, the more entries you will receive.
Ready to turn your home into a smart home? (more…)
Not that you should be shocked by this, since we broke news on it yesterday, but Google is now selling Nest Thermostats through Google Play for $249.
For those new to the Nest, you are looking at a thermostat that couples beautiful design with the ability to learn from your life to help save you money and make temperature control something less painful than it ever has been before. It can be controlled via mobile and web apps remotely, learns from your daily schedule, will set itself to auto-away if it doesn’t sense your presence, sends you monthly energy consumption reports, and can be easily installed by you. It’s an awesome product, even at its $249 price. (more…)