Wireless charging is one step closer to cross-platform ubiquity, with the news that the Wireless Power Consortium - which counts among its members such manufacturers as Nokia, RIM, HTC, Samsung and LG - has finalized the Qi charging standard. Defining a technology capable of wirelessly funnelling up to 5W into a mobile device, the new standard will hopefully mean an end to fumbling with microUSB or proprietary chargers, and instead having a single platform on which multiple devices can be rejuiced.
One of the things I always hate the most when my cell phone needs charged is that I know I will end up crawling around under the desk trying to find the cable to plug my phone in. I was so glad when WildCharge came out with a wireless charging solution for the iPhone and gladly gave up my charge and sync port to never have to plug in a wire again. There are lots of companies seeing the potential of wireless power and one of the latest to take up the cause is Nokia.
Just in time for holidays; the first of its kind, World’s first OLED powered Kodak photo frame with on-the-air connectivity is now available at Amazon. If you have a deep pocket here’s what you’ll get for a dollar shy of a grand : a thin profile 7.6-inch WVGA screen with incredible vibrant color, 180-degree viewing angle and 30,000:1 contrast OLED sensations, Wi-Fi connection for streaming photos from pc or photo-sharing sites; news, sports, weather reports from Framechannels , 2GB storage memory, and video and music playbacks.
One thousand dollar price tag for a digital photo frame at sub 8-inch is a big sum of money to spend; but the Kodak is a bleeding edge photo frame with OLED screen and an industrial’s first touch-frame control system, it’s touch sensitive too. It requires no backlighting support and Kodak even throws in a dynamic ambient light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness according to room conditions. That and no color shifts with its brilliant viewing angles worth the asking price for the rich and wealthy.
We first caught a glimpse of the LG Revolution 4G back in February when it was announced to be Verizon's first VoLTE (voice-over LTE) smartphone and will be the third of four 4G LTE devices slated for the carrier. The device later hit the FCC in March signaling an oncoming launch. But today, some images cropped up that reveal an actual release date.
We mentioned earlier today that Verizon announced its plans for heading towards a complete 4G voice over LTE (VoLTE) network with the very first VoLTE smartphone being the LG Revolution. The folks over at IntoMobile got more up close and personal with the device offering up a nice little video.
Sony announces Xperia Z4v, a device destined in the United States for Verizon alone. This device is the next in line for Xperia devices after the Xpeira Z3 released in 2014. This device is the direct descendant of the Xperia Z3v, the uniquely Verizon-carried edition of the Z3 in the United States. This device has a 5.2-inch Full WQHD "Triluminos" display - that's LED with Sony's "X-Reality" technology, technology they suggest provides a "wider palette of rich, natural colors and enhanced color depth and gradation without risk of over saturation."
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is not your grandpa’s Caddy. Neither is it the BMW M3 or M4, despite the team responsible for the sedan and coupe duo admitting that the Bavarians were the primary target. V-Series has been Cadillac’s sledgehammer retort to German Autobahn-bruisers since 2004, and the ATS-V is the third generation of car to wear the badge. It’s straightforward in principle: take an existing Caddy, put it on a diet, slam a beefy engine under the hood, and market it as American power. Now, for the first time, the V-Series line is splitting, and it’s doing so in a mighty interesting way.
Samsung has a lackluster track record making flagship smartphones with serious lust-appeal. Its plastic-bodied Galaxy range was the Camry trying to play in Mercedes and Audi territory, earnestly ticking the boxes on the spec sheet, but failing to grasp that owners care about a sense of prestige as much they do a roster of the latest functionality. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and its flashy Galaxy S6 edge sibling are a lesson hard-learned, then, with both patchy sales and increasingly vocal criticism in 2014 demanding changes be made. 2015 might well be the fiercest year in phone tech yet; these two are evidence of Samsung's A-game.
Congratulations internet, you've been pranked. Or you came here first and your April Fools' Day 2015 is about to be busted. Either way, the day is about to get terrible for you. Welcome to heck. This is a rundown and rap-up of all the best and worst and in-between pranks from all around the web, which you're going to read, because here it is. This year the collection made by the biggest names in tech is just horrible, so I hope you're happy with yourself.
NVIDIA by now has three devices bearing the "SHIELD" brand: a handheld, a gaming tablet (plus optional wireless controller), and a TV box/slab. The latest, which now bears the name of "NVIDIA SHIELD", boasts not only of Android TV support but also of the chip makers most powerful mobile system-on-chip to date: the Tegra X1. In comparison, perhaps even compared with the SHIELD Tablet, the original SHIELD, now called SHIELD Portable, feels rather old and almost neglected. Hope, however, might spring eternal, with sightings of a new Portable in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications.