Back at the end of 2012, I mentioned a company had created an interesting game controller for Android smartphones and small tablets called the PhoneJoy. The controller turned up on Kickstarter and raised about $70,000 within a few months to come to market.
If 13th Lab has its way, you could soon be playing first-person games using your surroundings as a battlefield. Or a space station, a temple and anything else you can imagine. The computer vision company is working on Rescape, an FPS platform for mobile devices that can scan and digitize your environment, turning it into a video game map.
Do you feel like having some delicious cookies today? Since I’m going with the assumption that everyone wants to do good inherently, then you might want to reach for your phone every time you want a cookie – just make sure you install the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app first.
Samsung today took wraps off it’s hotly-anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone. But instead of focusing on software bells and whistles, the company says the phone is all about the things consumers want most – fast network connectivity, a great screen and camera, and durability.
The smartphones that we think are affordable here in the US, are often way out of reach for people in developing nations. Many of these places don’t get subsidies, so they have to pay the entire amount for their smartphones up front.
If you are in need of a new tablet that has access to mobile broadband, a new offering is available as of today at Verizon. The Google Nexus 7 tablet has arrived at Verizon and you can get it with or without a contract.
Valentine’s Day is almost here and as such, there is no shortage of red stuff on the market. Red versions of gadgets like smartphones can make great gifts. Just be sure you or the person you are gifting can live with red on a daily basis.
The past couple of years saw the launch of tiny computers meant to replace the traditional desktop setup. We have Android mobile devices that dock into larger devices, Android-on-a-stick HDMI devices, Windows 8 and its hybrid army and Canonical’s vision of a smartphone that’s also an Ubuntu desktop computer.
Razer has pulled the covers off something a bit different for it at CES 2014. The new product isn’t a gaming mouse, keyboard, or headset. Rather the Razer Nabu SmartBand is a compact wearable device meant to interface with your smartphone and more.
You may or may not recall Google TV. That was Google’s first attempt at an operating system aimed at the TV. The biggest product to use that Google TV was was the Logitech Revue, which failed miserably and was retired.
Another day, another gazillion Bluetooth speakers. Vizio recognizes this lack of market differentiation, and has come up with a wireless speaker which truly ups the ante. Vizio’s upcoming series of portable speakers will fully support running Android apps on a built-in touchscreen.
A few months ago we checked out an iPhone case that had several add-ons with different functions. The Pivothead SMART glasses have a very similar feature. The glasses have two microUSB ports – one at the end of each temple – from which you can attach small accessories called Smart Mods.
Taking panoramic photos using only your own hands can be problematic, as it’s tricky to keep steady and to turn around at just the right speed. That’s why RadiantModo Studio decided to make an accessory that will allow you to take perfect panoramas every single time.