Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter to make it to market by December. Read More
Fuhu, the company that created the nabi tablet for kids, unveiled the 20 and 24 inch nabi Big Tab today to increase collaboration and sharing in the average household. Read More
Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September.
The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as w…
Firefox OS is a would-be competitor to Android and iOS, the two major mobile platforms out there, with all the challenges that entails, but the process of getting things going has been slow. Today, however, Mozilla has shipped the Flame Developer reference phone to developers who created apps for the platform or pre-ordered the device, and they’re providing video tutorials for new… Read More
Did you know that Android has a built-in mechanism for locating or locking your lost phone? Google hasn’t done the best job marketing it, but it’s actually been baked right in since Android 4.4*. Today that feature gets even better, with the addition of a trick that seems so obviously great in hindsight: your lost phone can be set to call you — and only you — as soon… Read More
Earlier this year, at its IO developer conference, Google announced Fit, its service for bringing health and fitness tracking to the Android ecosystem. It’s essentially Google’s version of Apple’s HealthKit service and will launch with the release of Android L later this year. Today, however, the company announced the Preview SDK for Fit so that developers can now start… Read More
In a world where Windows is cheaper than free software, things get weird.
Microsoft and Samsung are currently locked in a public pissing match over royalties. Samsung agreed to pay Microsoft for use of the software company’s intellectual property relating to the South Korean firm’s sale of Android-based devices. Read More
The last LG phone I owned was the LG Shine in 2008 and I never thought I would want an LG phone after that. Since then I’ve owned mostly Samsung devices, but after using LG’s new flagship phone for about a week, I’m ready to switch back. Read More