Samsung sends out invites to ‘Unpacked’ event to debut Galaxy S7

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It looks like we'll know soon enough how many of those Galaxy S7 rumors were true as invitations to Samsung's "Unpacked" event have been sent, according to Android Central The event will happen on Sunday, February 21 in Barcelona, Spain, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress, which is held in the same city. See also: Samsung's Galaxy S7 could look almost exactly like the Galaxy S6 The announcement follows similar moves in 2015 and 2014 when Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy incarnations just ahead of or at the beginning of the MWC main event So far, there are plenty of rumors to go on. Several of those indicate that, physically, the Galaxy S7 could look an awful lot like the Galaxy S6. Read more... More about Samsung , Smartphone , Smartphones , Mobile World Congress , and Tech Read more »

Which smartphone has the best camera?

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For many people now, their camera is on their smartphone, and finding the best camera is an essential part of the purchasing process. On this episode of MashTalk , we discuss our recent experiment to find the best smartphone camera on the market See also: We took 6 smartphones around NYC to see which camera can capture it all We also discuss why hoverboards are blowing up (sorry) and whether some of the Internet-related suggestions from the most recent GOP debate have merit Listen to the episode on Libsyn, above, or on iTunes. You can also subscribe to MashTalk on iTunes by clicking the button below to get our latest episodes, instantly. If you like MashTalk, please fill out our audience survey Read more... More about Smartphone , Camera , Tech , Apps Software , and Gadgets Read more »

HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

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 HUDWAY is a piece of glass that turns any smartphone into a heads-up display on the front of your car. The device beams information from your phone to a thin layer of curved glass mounted to the front of any dashboard for turn-by-turn navigation and phone messages. We hear of the poor fool who lost their life because they were texting or looking at their phone while driving all the time. Read More Read more »

Hands on with Microsoft’s Lumia 950 XL

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Mashable's Chief Technology Correspondent, Lance Ulanoff, checks out Microsoft's flagship smartphone, the Lumia 950 XL. The new phone features a 20-megapixel camera, improved image quality and "Living Pictures." Read more... More about Mobile , Microsoft , Smartphone , Tech , and Apps Software Read more »

Verizon will soon launch free on-demand TV service

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You will soon be able to watch some TV shows on your smartphone for free, courtesy of Verizon . The company plans to launch a free on-demand video service, expected later this month, called Go90 , Verizon confirmed. The app-based streaming service will offer live sports and events as well as content from television networks and original series. See also: The cord-cutter's guide: How to pick the best TV online Unlike previous entertainment offerings from the company, Go90 will not be limited to Verizon subscribers. Anyone with the app will be be able to use the service, which will be ad-supported, Verizon confirmed to Mashable Read more... More about Verizon , Tech , Apps Software , and Apps And Software Read more »

GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session

 The Hero4 Session is the smallest GoPro yet. It’s a one and a half inch cube and weighs just 2.6 ounces. That’s about half the weight of an iPhone 6. And users will not need to lug around different cases to use the camera. It’s waterproof. This is part of the company’s efforts to reduce the amount of stuff needed to use a GoPro camera. The smaller size comes with… Read More Read more »

Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6 Now On Sale For $200

 If you’d like to dip your toe into the virtual world ahead of the coming consumer launches of Gear VR, Valve and HTC’s Vive, and the Oculus Rift, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 is available today. You still need $200, and either a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, and a willingness to forgive bumps with a product designed specifically for techie early adopters, but it’s… Read More Read more »

Report: Montblanc ‘e-Strap’ can turn any watch into a smartwatch

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Watch companies have a lot to worry about in 2015. It will be the year of the smartwatch, if Apple has anything to say about it, and traditional watch manufacturers will face new competition from those looking to bring smart notifications, calendar alerts and even phone calls directly to your wrist. See also: From Gym to Board Room: All 34 Apple Watch Designs in One Place Montblanc has an novel way for "dumb" watches to stay relevant, according to aBlogtoWatch : an e-Strap that turns your existing non-smart watch into one that can receive notifications and messages. The band will vibrate every time an alert comes in. Read more... More about Mobile , Apps , Wearables , Watches , and Tech Read more »

Was the Amazon Fire Phone a Gross Miscalculation?

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The Amazon Fire Phone is teetering on the edge of oblivion, and there are signs everywhere. I haven't spotted a single Fire Phone in the wild since it shipped in late July, and Amazon has millions of dollars in unsold inventory. Even AT&T, which Amazon partnered with, seems less than enthused about the phone. See also: 25 Best Free Android Apps A look at the carrier's website tells you a little about the current smartphone pecking order. There's a large photo of Apple’s iPhone 6 on its homepage; navigate to its cellphone page and you’ll find that the first slots are filled by Apple (the iPhone 6 , 6 Plus , 5C and 5S ); the next ones are filled by Samsung (the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Mega 2). Read more.. Read more »

DodoCase Cardboard Headset Aims to Make DIY Virtual Reality Attainable

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Do it yourself virtual reality that harnesses the power of the smartphone isn't a new idea. But Dodocase could be the first company ready to capitalize on the concept. Google created a stir a few months back when it released Cardboard to everyone attending its I/O developers' conference. Cardboard represented the cheapest virtual reality headset one could possibly build, either with a kit provided by Google, or with blueprints provided for free online. See also: Virtual Reality Is Ready to Manipulate Your Memories Phone accessory maker DodoCase released its own version of Cardboard, a Virtual Reality Viewer , it created after collaborating with Google. DodoCase founder Patrick Buckley said the company was inspired by the idea of getting some form of virtual reality to more people. Read more... Read more »