Lenovo is planning to kill off the Moto X branding with subsequent releases falling under a new Moto Z banner, according to reports.VentureBeat s Evan Blass, who claims to have spied marketing materials, says new devices are on the way to replace the existing Play and Style handsets.The two new flagships will be called Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style according to the well-connected Blass aka @evleaks .Recent reports have claimed these new flagship models are set to launch this summer with 5.5-inch displays.See also: Moto G4 2016 vs Moto G3 2015 Speculation has also suggested the devices, codenamed Vertex Moto Z Play and Vector Thin Moto Z Style will also feature modular backpacks.These may include a Pico projector, an optical zoom lens, stereo speakers and more.
The factory images should arrive shortly for the supported devices: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus Player, General Mobile 4G, and Pixel C.Google launched the first Android N developer preview in March and the second preview in April.In past years, Google has unveiled the next Android version and released the accompanying developer preview at its I/O developer conference, but with Android N, the company is starting much earlier — we re at I/O 2016 and the company is already on the third preview.There are two big features the Android team is highlighting in the third preview: seamless updates like in Chrome OS!The third preview naturally includes everything that inside the first two previews, but these features are being shared for the first time today.Google says that seamless updates are inspired by how Chromebooks apply updates.The next time you restart your Android phone or tablet, it will boot up using the updated system image.Seamless updates are a huge addition that will have massive implications on the Android ecosystem years down the road.Developers will be happy to know that VR mode brings performance enhancements, including single buffer rendering and access to an exclusive CPU core.VR mode lets apps take advantage of smooth head-tracking, stereo notifications, and low latency graphics.Of course, we knew that was the case thanks to Google Cardboard s success, but now the company is baking support and improvements right into its mobile operating system.As you might expect, the new preview also includes a few API changes check out the diff reports and a slew of bug fixes.
Google Cast-enabled productsGoogle Cast, a platform that allows you to simply stream audio and video from one device to another on the same network without muddling through page after page of settings, has grown from a niche convenience to an essential function in the last two years.In that time it's left the Google Chromecast where it was first developed and leapt to everything from TVs to stereo systems.It's hard to imagine now, but back in those beginning days there were only four compatible apps: YouTube and Netflix were supported on Android, iOS, and Chrome web apps, while Google Play Music and Google Play Movies & TV were also supported, but only as Android apps.But, today, there are well over a thousand supported apps, and the ecosystem shows no signs of slowing down.Those aforementioned products will soon be joined by a lineup of TVs from Magnavox, Philips, Polaroid, Toshiba and Westinghouse, as well as Google's very own smart speaker that it's calling Google Home.In order to properly welcome the these devices into the world we've rounded up the entire list of Google Cast-ready receivers from both past and future for your viewing pleasure.
You can unlock your computer with it, automatically have your photos sorted by who s in them, and even swap your face with your dog in Snapchat.Strangely, in its video demo and marketing images, FindFace seems to focus only on women, which makes the app look like it could be used for nefarious purposes.Already, the startup has been approached by the local Moscow government to work alongside the city s 150,000 CCTV cameras to help identify criminals on-the-fly.Kabakov imagines a world where cameras fix you looking at, say, a stereo in a shop, the retailer finds your identity, and then targets you with marketing for stereos in the subsequent days, The Guardian reported.In today s world we are surrounded by gadgets, Kabakov told The Guardian.This means the FindFace algorithm can t access multiple profile images like it can with the less secure Vkontakte.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA—Google is showing off a major Android Auto upgrade at Google I/O, and many of the features address long-standing user requests.On the Android Auto home screen, the navigation bar changes to an Android Auto-style app switcher with Maps, Music, and Phone icons.Notifications appear as huge, full-screen pop-ups with large, simple text strings.Still, Google says it wants to adhere to the regulations anyway, so expect to see limits on list views and a six-tap maximum once you get inside an app.If you're plugged into a car, you'll get the casted interface; if there's nothing plugged in, the app will boot into a standalone mode.Google is working on Wi-Fi projection, so if you buy a new Wi-Fi compatible car or get a new stereo you'll be able to beam the Android Auto interface to the car screen without a wire.
Of course you do.If you didn't have the 2004 phone yourself, chances are you envied everyone else around you who did.It's also when Lenovo is pegged to reveal the new Moto X phones, supposedly codenamed the Vertex and Vector Thin.It's said to be a thicker phone with a much larger battery as a trade-off for the lower performance.Supposedly, both phones will allow for LG G5-esque modular upgrades, only here they'll snap onto the rear of the phone like specialised backplates.A report from VentureBeat suggests these so-called "Amps" will offer features like extended battery life, a camera grip with optical zoom, stereo speakers, a pico projector, and a grippable backing with a wide angle lens.
Wireless ear plugs that even no cable between the plugs is not unique. But now it has emerged into a headphone Swedish project on Kickstarter. And Truu has a couple of unique advantages. Among other things, they are charged also wirelessly by simply putting them on the charging pad. Photo: Truu Wireless The plugs can be put together thanks to magnets, which also allows them to be turned off to save power. Frequency response: 18-22000 Hz Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL - 2dB Weight: 5 g Duration in stereo: Up to 5 hours Duration in mono: Up to 15 hours Standby time: 240 hours Charging time: 70 minutes Read more on truuwireless.com
They re great phones and if you have the money to spend, they re both highly recommended.But if you want a pure Android experience or if you want a great phone with a nice big screen that doesn t cost an arm and a leg, the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition is still one of the best options out there — and right now it s on sale starting at just $299 unlocked on Amazon.Here s what you need to know:Carrier freedom: Moto X Pure Edition is unlocked and works on all major networks5.7″ Quad HD display stereo sound: Immerse yourself in entertainment with a vivid, edge-to-edge display that s enhanced by rich stereo sound.21 MP camera: Take crystal-clear pictures and get great results in any light.Advanced water protection: Never let spills, splashes, or rain stand in the way of using your phone.All-day battery: Stay powered up for a day, and then someTurboPower charging: Get up to 10 hours of extra battery life in just 15 minutesPure Android experience and helpful Moto Enhancements: Boost performance, receive upgrades faster, and teach your phone how to work best for youMoto X Pure Edition Unlocked Smartphone, 16GB Black U.S. Warranty – XT1575 : $299.00 with free Prime shippingFollow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the webThanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
Wireless speakers have gotten much better than they used to be in recent years, following a long period when portability seemed to be the most important aspect, often at the expense of sound quality.The acoustic design of the Sonica was handled by Igor Levitsky, who also happens to be the designer behind Oppo s PM series of planar magnetic headphones.The Sonica features two 15-watt amplifiers powering two 3.5-inch woofers and a pair of 3-inch bass radiators, but it doesn t stop there.All of these are controlled using the free companion app, available for both iOS and Android.The Sonica offers Bluetooth connectivity, but also features Wi-Fi, including AirPlay.Audio can come from a number of different sources, including USB drives, DLNA servers, or NAS drives, with multiple built-in antennae and MIMO technology for the best wireless signal possible.
Ultimate Ears, makers of the popular Roll waterproof bluetooth speaker, has announced that a follow up called the Roll 2 is coming later this month.We were impressed when we reviewed the original last year, and its successor looks set to improve upon its design in a couple of key areas.The feature is called Block Party, and should be helpful when listening as a group should your original party DJ go AWOL.As well as offering an improvement in the maximum volume of sound by 15 percent, the Roll 2 also boasts an improved wireless range of 100 feet up from 65 feet for the original .Shower stereoThis improved range should be helpful if you're making use of the Roll 2's IPX7 waterproof rating and want to make sure your phone keeps well clear of any potential water danger.You may also find yourself making use of this increased range if you choose to pair two Roll 2 speakers together to listen to music in stereo.
See larger imageThe $150 BrydgeAir Keyboard $150 MSRP; available for $140 on Amazon for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro features a lightweight aluminum body, an unparallelled typing experience, and stereo speakers.See larger imageThe Power Wallet $80 MSRP; currently on sale for $20 through Photojojo and Amazon is a super cute faux leather day bag with room for cards, cash and other such stuff—the interior also holds a 2,800-mAh battery for recharging your phone on the go.See larger image See larger imageThe $70 Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphones $70 MSRP; available for the same price on Amazon effortlessly connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or Bluetooth-enabled device, with a range of up to 33 feet and can play for 18 hours on a single charge.It comes in gold, silver, or space gray.See larger imageThe Sospendo wearable rig is an iPhone and iPad mount that, er, mounts you.The project is still in the Kickstarter funding stage; a pledge of $25 will help you get one of the devices if it hits production.
This is a ruggedized and waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker with an IP67 rating, meaning it s impervious to dust penetration and that no harmful amount of water will enter its enclosure when submersed in water down to one meter.There s mild thump, but it s not over-emphasized and it leans heavily toward the low mid-range.That may make the kids sad; then again, perhaps they ll appreciate being able to understand the lyrics.Indeed, one of the tunes I test with is Renegades, by the X Ambassadors you ve probably heard it in a Jeep commercial .Said cap is snug, and not particularly easy to pry open, but you ve been warned.Cool if you re not peace-seeking hikers looking to commune with nature s symphony.
This is a ruggedized and waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker with an IP67 rating, meaning it s impervious to dust penetration and that no harmful amount of water will enter its enclosure when submersed in water down to one meter.There s mild thump, but it s not over-emphasized and it leans heavily toward the low mid-range.That may make the kids sad; then again, perhaps they ll appreciate being able to understand the lyrics.Indeed, one of the tunes I test with is Renegades, by the X Ambassadors you ve probably heard it in a Jeep commercial .Said cap is snug, and not particularly easy to pry open, but you ve been warned.Cool if you re not peace-seeking hikers looking to commune with nature s symphony.
The OWL stereo viewer was launched by May's London Stereoscopic society in 2009 and uses the Victorian technology of stereoscopy simply combining two images shot from different angles to create one image with the illusion of depth to allow users to view 3D images printed on cards.May explained why virtual reality was an obvious next step for his OWL project: " Virtual reality just came out of the woodwork.As May would explain, the £25 viewer is about comfort as much as anything else.Asked whether he saw a dark side to the emerging tech, he explained: "I think there is a darkness to it.There's a darkness to lots of things though."You could perhaps be with your loved ones, maybe they died years ago and you can still be with them and among them.
The app is an equalizer that adds depth and bass to regular MP3 files, turning audio played through even the junkiest of ear buds into something worth listening to complete with better bass and the sort of 3D sound that makes various speakers appear in mid-air.Now obviously the changes aren t for everyone – purists won t want to listen to the late Peter Schickele albums on anything but an old Victrola – the app is an interesting addition to your music arsenal.You play your music through it and then select various effects including 3D surround sound simulation and various boosters.The app has already been available on OS X for five years and the company that created it, Global Delight, has over 2.5 million monthly active users.The key differentiator in the market is, its unique audio processing logic, by which Boom iOS app can spatialize ordinary stereo music into a very realistic surround experience on headphones.Bach tracks may soon sound amazing on your old JVC headphones, a dream that the great flugelhorn players have had for centuries.
Hearty greetings to all you deals-loving Giz UKers, joining us today for our daily round-up of some noteworthy bargains to snap up from the this place we call the internet.For the not-so-princely sum of £19.95 down from £40 , you can pick up one of Sky's clever little Now boxes, which grants you access to all sorts of great content by connecting up to your home's Wi-Fi – including Sky's healthy collection of box sets – and with this deal you get a six-month entertainment pass chucked in.That gives you access to hot channels like Sky Atlantic, Fox, Discovery and Comedy Central, and all sorts of other programming.Pick up the deal at Argos now.More Deals!TV & videoGamingXbox One: 1TB console bundled with Forza 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5 Guardians and a £25 Xbox voucher now £279.99 at Microsoft Public Affiliate Program UK Headphones & videoJBL Flip 2 Small: Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Rechargeable Stereo Speaker with Built-In Microphone Carry Case Not Included - Special Black Edition now £54.99 at Amazon UKiPads & tabletsSamsung 10-inch Tab E: get a Jam Touch Bluetooth Speaker Free, Use code TDX-9HFJ now £129 at Tesco directComputingTP-LINK TL-WR702N: Universal N Nano Travel Router/Wi-Fi Range Extender/TV, Gaming Set-top Adapter with USB Charger now £15.94 at Amazon UK
Hearty greetings to all you deals-loving Giz UKers, joining us today for our daily round-up of some noteworthy bargains to snap up from the this place we call the internet.For the not-so-princely sum of £19.95 down from £40 , you can pick up one of Sky's clever little Now boxes, which grants you access to all sorts of great content by connecting up to your home's Wi-Fi – including Sky's healthy collection of box sets – and with this deal you get a six-month entertainment pass chucked in.That gives you access to hot channels like Sky Atlantic, Fox, Discovery and Comedy Central, and all sorts of other programming.Pick up the deal at Argos now.More Deals!TV & videoGamingXbox One: 1TB console bundled with Forza 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5 Guardians and a £25 Xbox voucher now £279.99 at Microsoft Public Affiliate Program UK Headphones & videoJBL Flip 2 Small: Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Rechargeable Stereo Speaker with Built-In Microphone Carry Case Not Included - Special Black Edition now £54.99 at Amazon UKiPads & tabletsSamsung 10-inch Tab E: get a Jam Touch Bluetooth Speaker Free, Use code TDX-9HFJ now £129 at Tesco directComputingTP-LINK TL-WR702N: Universal N Nano Travel Router/Wi-Fi Range Extender/TV, Gaming Set-top Adapter with USB Charger now £15.94 at Amazon UK
If you are a fan of the rock band Queen, you will recognize the name Brian May as the guitarist for the band.Being a rock star isn t all that May is up to, he is also an astrophysicist and owns a company called the London Stereoscopic Company that makes something called the Owl Stereo Viewer.May and his company have now rolled out a new product called the Owl VR Smartphone Kit that turns the existing Owl Stereo Viewer into a smartphone holding VR headset.The adapter allows the viewer to hold a smartphone and the works is made from polypropylene with a design that allows it to collapse down to a thin profile for storage and portability.The Owl VR Smartphone Kit also has optical lenses and fully adjustable focus so every user can arrange the device for ideal viewing of side-by-side 3D images.Plus, with the apps that are available for smartphones, it s now possible to take your own 3-D images and enjoy them instantly using this simple OWL Kit."
In the last couple of years, the Chinese smartphone makers are all racing to achieve the same goal: Launch a premium, flagship phone at a fraction of the price of an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy.On paper, its new flagship Axon 7 passes the specs test with flying colors — even surpassing most rivals in certain areas.The Axon 7's biggest claim to fame, however is RAM: The phone comes in two configurations, either with 4GB or a whopping 6GB of RAM, which is 2GB more than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, or 4GB more than an iPhone 6S Plus.Of course, it's not just how much RAM the phone has — how the memory is handled makes far more difference in real-world performance.Other specs of note are a fingerprint scanner, dual stereo speakers coupled with what ZTE calls a dual Hi-Fi chipset and Force Touch tech similar to Apple's 3D Touch display , which is only available in the most expensive variant.The Standard edition costs 3,299 RMB or $503, while the Force Touch-equipped Premium edition costs 4,099 RMB or $625.
Symantec boffin Satnam Narang says some 2500 Twitter accounts, including those of journalists and other notables, have been compromised and used to sling pornography and links for dating sites.The accounts include those of a Telegraph journalist, a CNN correspondent, the National Post editor-in-chief, WKYT weekend anchor, CNBC television show OptionAction.Attackers changed the Twitter account pictures and biographies to material plugging the sexual services sites."It s likely that the attackers earned money by redirecting users to these sites through affiliate programs," Narang says."Rather than tweeting or direct-messaging users, the attackers used these compromised accounts to like tweets and follow other users, hoping to capitalise on users being curious enough to investigate their Twitter profiles."Narang estimates the scammers would earn a healthy US$4 for each user who clicks shortened URLs embedded into the compromised profiles and signs up for an account on the adult sites.
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