Now that our calendars read 2014, it’s a good time to look back at the world of tech from 2013. Last year was all about wearables – from Google Glass to Galaxy Gear and beyond, we’re now interacting with technology in more ways than ever. That’s also led to a massive rise in the Quantified Continue Reading →
Bluetooth
A new Bluetooth chip from Broadcom is seeking to be in your next smartwatch or other connected wearable device. On Wednesday, the company announced the BCM20736, a Bluetooth Smart system-on-a-chip which is now available in samples to device makers. What makes this latest silicon different? It has built-in support for wireless device charging as well Continue Reading →
Google Glass
Google Glass may still be a pipe dream for most people, but the Internet giant is already planning ahead by tying down a partner to produce prescription lenses for its smart eyewear. Google first confirmed its plans for prescription lenses back in March, but as Slash Gear notes, Venture Glass’s Tim Moore has revealed a Continue Reading →
Samsung
At Samsung’s Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we’ve seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy Round) could find its way into both typical smart devices like Continue Reading →
The 2014 International CES (January 7-10 in Las Vegas) is around the corner. Thinking back to last year’s show, there were a few trends that stood out: The Goldilocks Screen-size Strategy If the 4″ iPhone screen was too small and the 5.7″ Samsung Galaxy Note screen was too big, perhaps the 4.7″ HTC One screen Continue Reading →
Android KitKat
The launch of Google Inc.’s Android KitKat, the next version of the most widely used operating software for smartphones and tablets, is drawing near. Google executives haven’t announced a release date but people who have been briefed on KitKat say that it is coming soon. There have been several reports about KitKat’s likely features based Continue Reading →
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear
When Samsung first showed off the Galaxy Gear smartwatch “Samsung Unpacked” last month, the possibilities that the company’s first smartwatch held were endless. The Galaxy Gear featured a tiny, 1.6-inch full color screen along with a 1.9 megapixel camera, a speaker, two microphones and a suite of dedicated apps. But do the possibilities stack up Continue Reading →