Ford is kicking off CES 2016 Press Day as I’m typing this and CNET has the live stream of the event. We’ve included it below, for those interested in checking out the latest in Ford’s car tech. Hey, maybe we’ll see some Android Auto action, since they did finally give in yesterday and announce support for both it and Apple CarPlay.
Either way, enough from me, let’s sit back and watch. (more…)
To kick off CES, Under Armour and HTC announced their take on an entire “fitness system.” It’s called the UA HealthBox and it’s a combination of products that includes a fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, and scale, along with the UA Record app, to give you a total fitness picture. (more…)
Jaybird, one of the few noteworthy and quality Bluetooth sport earbud brands, announced two new products to its line-up today, the Jaybird Freedom and Jaybird X3. Both will be available later this year, along with a patent pending app to give you custom sound profiles on each. (more…)
This time last year, ASUS unveiled the ZenFone Zoom, a smartphone with its focus solely on being one of the best mobile cameras you could purchase inside of a smartphone. At the time, it was announced that the Zoom would launch sometime in Q2 of last year, but as 2015 pressed on, no Zoom ever launched. Now, in 2016, ASUS is back, announcing official availability set for February 1. (more…)
Over the weekend, Accuweather began pushing out a big update to its Android app that only a few users were seeing. Today, Accuweather announced that it is available globally to all. The update introduces Google’s Material Design language to weather fans, but also includes performance improvements throughout. (more…)
Our first Internet of Things story of CES 2016!
AT&T announced today that they will make 4G LTE modules available for those looking to get into IoT or the “Internet of Things.” With these modules, made by Wistron NeWeb Corp (WNC), connectivity in IoT gets access to AT&T’s ever-growing 4G LTE network. (more…)
After doing its best to ignore Google and Apple’s attempts to enter its cars, Ford is giving in and will add Android Auto and CarPlay to its 2016 and 2017 line-up of rides that are equipped with SYNC 3, their newest infotainment system. All of its 2017 cars will arrive with Android Auto and CarPlay out of the gate (again if they have SYNC 3 on board), while its 2016 models with SYNC 3 will have the option to upgrade. (more…)
Last year at CES, LG was one of the only major Android OEMs to announce a new device (the G Flex 2), and so far, they appear to be off to a decent start for 2016, too. This morning, the company announced the launch of two new devices for CES this week, the K7 and K10. The K line is the successor to the L line, borrowing premium features from more high-end devices, making them available in a more affordable package. (more…)