In an effort to brighten up the world of tablet, Acer has released at the Iconia One 7, a device we’re getting the opportunity to put our hands on this morning. This device is extremely light at just 0.73 lbs., 330 g, and thin at just 0.35-inches or 8.95mm. Perhaps the most important element here for users - the display - isn’t top-notch, but it’s certainly coming with a fine quality for its resolution at 1280 x 800.
In a sort of post-mortem before the date of death occurred, former CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop - now working with Microsoft - confirmed the death of the brand. Nokia will no longer be used as a smartphone brand, he made clear, suggesting that Microsoft had not yet chosen a new brand to represent the phones being made at this time.
Though the NVIDIA Tegra 4i won’t necessarily push privacy on its own, the Blackphone delivered with said SoC will be all the more powerful for it. NVIDIA and the combined venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone behind Blackphone have made clear that they’ll be bringing the Blackphone to the market with no less than NVIDIA’s most powerful smartphone-based mobile processor to date.
Over the past week Nike has begun dissolving its Nike Fuelband wearable device division in favor of focusing on its underlying software. Recently acquired by Google, the team at Nest showed interest in the just-let-go team of engineers nixed from Nike. Today it’s become apparent that they’re attempting to hire the lot.
If you have a Verizon* Samsung Galaxy S5 and you’re experiencing a camera error this week, you’re not alone. Several - an unknown number, that is - users have reportedly had what’s likely the same problem as you’re having. In addition to the error: "Warning: Camera Failed," the back-facing camera simply does not work.
This week a tip on Amazon’s first smartphone has made its way public, revealing the name "Amazon Prime Data." This data service has been suggested to be tied to AT&T exclusively, and very possibly related to AT&T’s Sponsored Data program. With this program, certain apps and traffic have their data traffic bills footed by the company that they benefit.
There’s a "Crystal Collection" Samsung Galaxy S5 coming your way soon, straight from the folks at Swarovski. Tapped "Swarovski for Samsung" in this particular collaboration, the Crystal Collection Galaxy S5 will have a massive number of carrot-shaped crystals along its backside.
This week the folks behind Unreal Engine 4 have made clear their very real and live intent to take on the console universe. Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have been added to Unreal Engine 4’s software suite, allowing console games for the next wave to take part in this engine’s graphics greatness.
Over the past year, a number of devices similar to the Protag "Duet" have been released. They’ve all worked in a similar fashion - notifying you when you’re a certain distance away from your smartphone. Here with the Duet, limits are cut. No longer are you limited to iPhone, iOS, or one certain kind of device on Android.