The newly released firmware that many expected to fix Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi issue wasn't exactly getting it done. According to Microsoft's changelog, The System Firmware Update 7/8/2014 includes an update that improved system stability related to "Wireless network controller and Bluetooth" – However the wireless controller driver built was dated June 3rd, which means it was compiled before Surface Pro 3 shipped and most likely did not contain any fixes to the Wi-Fi issues that were found after it hits end-users.
If you are anything like me, every time when I get a new Android phone or tablet I would root it and flash my favorite custom ROM. That is where the fun starts for me personally owning Android device. Now the first Android Wear custom ROM is out; Gohma ROM is specifically made for the LG G Watch. As of this writing it is still on preview releases.
It is not unusual for Hollywood to refer to the US Military personnel for realistic movie plot, but this time it is the other way around. Legacy Effects, the company known for designing props for movies such as Iron Man and RoboCop has been hired by the U.S. Military to design a war suit to protect soldiers in the field.
From time to time, sports event like World Cup brings the best of us, AND also the worse in many – that include companies. KLM, a national air carrier from Netherlands decided it was funny to tweet "Adios Amigos!" accompanied with a departure sign photo that includes a man in sombrero and a poncho as soon as Netherlands beats Mexico in the tournament.
This week details are spilling on Acer’s next Chromebook device, the first working with an Intel Core inside. This device will be working with Intel Core i3 processor and is being suggested by Acer to be the "most powerful Chromebook on the market." Strangely it would appear that Acer isn’t about to let a whole lot more in the way of details be pushed other than this.
NASA has been working on its Morpheus lander for a while with various systems having already undergone testing. The space agency is now set to conduct one of the most important tests for the Morpheus lander yet, free flight with an autonomous landing. NASA says that there will be no crew present during this test.
Koushik Dutta has added Amazon Fire TV support to his AllCast, a popular app that lets you mirror your Android screen or streams content from Android devices to your TV. Users will need to install the receiver app on their Fire TV; which is free, however AllCast for Android cost $4.99 to have all its features enabled – which I personally think worth every penny.
Air travel is a very safe way to travel long distances in a short time, but it is often subjected to turbulence, something that can range from a minor annoyance to a terrifying experience, particularly if it causes the plane to buck and jerk. Detecting it is a science still in the works, and amongst the possibilities is one proposal suggesting the use of common GPS.
2014 is the Year of Wearables, and the inaugural Plug and Play Wearable Health and Fitness Expo will be the place to see many of them on March 6th. Taking place at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA., the event - in partnership with Gizworld and Acommence Advisors - will feature panel discussions on the future of wearable technology with industry experts from Basis, Misfit Wearables, LUMO BodyTech, JayBird, Norwest Venture Partner, Breathometer, and more.
SlashGear is an official Media Partner & Sponsor, and our own Chris Davies will be co-hosting as many international wearable health and fitness startups rapid-fire pitch their products to an audience of VCs, big brands like Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Intel, and more, and press.
While many of the items that are shown off for the first time at MWC each year are new tablets and smartphones, we also see a number of components that will find their way into future devices at the show. One of those new components that has been unveiled is the Aptina AR2520HS advanced back side illumination (BSI) image sensor. The sensor offers lots of nice features.