Google has been keen to bolster their online shopping initiatives, and a recent acquisition should really ramp up those efforts. Google has purchased Rangespan for an undisclosed amount. The service is a back-end solution for online retailers, which aims to help them stay ahead of shopping trends.
We've seen various kinds of headbands that use electricity for some purported result: the Foc.us tDCS we reported on about this time last year, for example, and the electrode-toting Cefaly headband, which aims to treat migraines. The latest among them is one called Halo (not to be confused with the game), which uses electricity to (potentially) make you smarter.
It would appear that the LG G3 is going to take some heavy cues from the last generation, building on the LG G2’s unique look and feel. This device will have the same odd back-facing keys as its predecessor, as well as the LG G Flex. This device will also be coming in multiple colors - starting with black and white.
The power of the tilt will be utilized in the first-ever Amazon smartphone if this weeks’ anonymous reports are to be believed. While most smartphones have a gyroscope sensor inside, their uses are relatively few - depending on the apps they choose to use, that is. Amazon’s smartphone is said to use the gyroscope to massive effect.
The Virtuix Omni gaming treadmill went up for pre-order in August of last year, and will begin shipping out to those buyers this upcoming July, giving them only a couple months left of waiting. For those who pre-order one of the treadmills now, that shipping date will be bumped to September.
With the first version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, we saw a fairly traditional-looking handheld camera up front (with a big display behind.) With the Galaxy S4 Zoom, we saw the device line begin to transform into smartphone - but it was still rather thick. Now with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, it would appear that the brand has found a way to become much, much thinner.
One of the many things that has irked people who spend their hard-earned money on CDs and DVDs through legitimate means is that the movie and music studios wanted it to be illegal to make a copy or rip your own content for personal use as a backup. The UK government has announced that it will be stepping in and this summer it will legalize the ripping of CDs and DVDs.
Google loves smartphones, but with Project Tango it’s hoping to make them even smarter and more aware. The handiwork of Google’s skunkworks Advanced Technology and Projects Group, it explores what happens when you add high-resolution 3D mapping sensors to an Android device, and what the potential is for gaming and more. We caught up with Johnny Lee, technical program lead at Google, to find out more about the project and get some hands-on time with the prototype device.