Of all the things we can do with our smartphones, a new study points out we’re not doing the most obvious. You can change the channel on your TV, watch a movie, and even get turn-by-turn directions to just about anywhere. Still, we’re not doing that one thing that can make all that worthwhile, or possibly functional at all.
The Android tablet fans have been waiting for may have just cleared WiFi certification. An HTC tablet, going by the codename “Flounder”, quietly passed through the WiFi certification board earlier this month. Though we don’t get a glimpse of what specs this one has under the screen, it tells us enough to make us believe even more your Nexus 10 replacement is an HTC device — and won’t have a 10-inch screen.
A group of researchers are claiming they’ve been able to hack Gmail and other services with a 92% success rate. Among those found to be vulnerable to the attack were several apps which house important financial info, as well as personal data. The group is set to release their findings at a cybersecurity conference in San Diego soon.
This week white hat hacker Ben Caudill has revealed the identity of a friend in the app Secret. He’s done this with a simple method that allows him to identify the Secrets (generally anonymous) posted by those he has on his contacts list. While this may seem like a death-bell for the app that prides itself on anonymity, it’s all par for the course.
It’s less than a month now before we expect Samsung to reveal their own Android-powered VR headset the likes of which we’ve seen before only a few times. With "devices" like Google Cardboard already released in small supply, Samsung is readying their own headset that’ll work with Samsung smartphones specifically. This is the Samsung Gear VR.
The latest set-top box to surface is the VidOn Box from a company by the same name, a small router-like entertainment device that runs XMBC (now called Kodi). Unlike some similar boxes, however, it comes with a unique software subscription bundled into the overall price that tosses in some extra features.
Just like we find with the iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4 details are poorly guarded and flying around freely. This time, we get details on the camera for Samsung’s big-screened big seller. Not only an impressive megapixel count, the camera on Samsung’s Note 4 might have another neat hardware trick up its sleeve.
There’s a game out there today called T.E.C 3001 for Android devices that’ll destroy your love for Temple Run. This game is limited to NVIDIA SHIELD devices, but it’s so intense you’ll consider buying the lot. And don’t forget to turn your TRON helmet on, don’t want to get erased.
Ouya, which is trying in earnest to make a home on your living room shelf, has inked a deal with Xiaomi to bring their software to the Chinese market. An agreement between the two was confirmed by Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman and Xiaomi executives. Though not a hardware distribution agreement, the deal will see the Ouya platform on various Xiaomi devices.