News: Technology

GoPro's deal with Huawei gives it a foothold in smartphones

Monday  09:21,   27 february 2017
Engadget

The P10 and P10 Plus will ship with GoPro's video editing app.Appropriately, GoPro is sprucing up the stand-alone Quik app for Android and iOS users. There's an easier editing flow with new options to both personalize and stylize videos (similar [...]

Samsung adds a controller to Gear VR; includes a touchpad for easier interaction

Monday  09:21,   27 february 2017
T3

Gear VR gets a power up to make it more like Google's Daydream ViewSo now Samsung has added a controller with a touch pad to enable easier and better interactions with apps (like dragging and dropping as well as the ability to[...]

This New Android Phone Is Like One Massive Screen

Monday  08:55,   27 february 2017
Time

The LG G6 is smaller than the iPhone 7 but still has a huge screen.Since the borders around the G6’s screen barely exist, LG was able to fit a 5.7-inch display on a phone that feels more compact than most big phones, including Apple’s. Samsung[...]

Phonemakers pile in to exploit Samsung weakness

Monday  08:52,   27 february 2017
Reuters

Chinese challengers Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Gionee are in hot pursuit, while BlackBerry and Nokia announced models exploiting their retro appeal. Samsung itself presented two new tablets pending the launch of its next flagship device, the Galaxy S8,[...]

The new Moto G5s trade fun colors for mature looks

Monday  04:50,   27 february 2017
Engadget

When Lenovo/Motorola first revealed with 4th-generation Moto G and Moto G Plus last year, it did so at a surprisingly secretive launch event in India. That was probably just as well: they were perfectly decent mid-range phones that didn't seem to[...]

Nokia reboots iconic 3310 with colourful feature phone redesign

Monday  04:50,   27 february 2017
CNET

<p>Close your eyes and picture your first phone.</p>Chances are you're picturing the Nokia 3310, a midnight blue and grey marvel that launched in September 2000 and introduced many a phone fan to the mobile world. With its swappable and[...]

Huawei seeks to exploit Samsung gap with new smartphone

Sunday  19:06,   26 february 2017
Reuters

Huawei [HWT.UL] is introducing a mass-market version of its premium business phone, to take advantage of a gap created by the withdrawal of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 after a crisis with its batteries catching fire. Huawei has aggressively [...]

Nokia is back from the dead with a trio of pure Android phones

Sunday  19:06,   26 february 2017
The Verge

Nokia’s phones are making a comeback. HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is unveiling a trio of Nokia-branded Android devices today.It’s literally the single biggest difference to the thousands of[...]

Edge of darkness: looking into the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

Sunday  18:36,   26 february 2017
The Guardian

It would take a telescope as big as a planet to see the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. But a team of scientists think they know how to do itThe Milky Way’s great black hole is 25,000 light years distant, surrounded by dense[...]

Four ways you are making your tech life harder

Sunday  18:06,   26 february 2017
USA TODAY

In life, sometimes things are simpler than they seem, and the same is true for tech. You might think your smartphone, flashy HDTV, or computer is as good as it can get, but it’s probably not. So grab your notebook filled with passwords, barely[...]

Smartwatch showdown: best timepieces for your wrist

Sunday  17:20,   26 february 2017
USA TODAY

Since I first started reviewing smartwatches three years ago, I’ve been pretty underwhelmed. Most are expensive, typically $200 or more. They’ve kept you tethered to your smartphone rather than freeing you from it. Battery life blows — with some[...]

BlackBerry KeyOne keyboard phone kicks off a new BlackBerry era (hands-on)

Sunday  16:35,   26 february 2017
CNET

<p>The KeyOne is the BlackBerry brand's big comeback phone, the one we've been hearing about for the last few months.</p>For longtime BlackBerry fans, the KeyOne is shaping up to fulfill hopes of the brand's renewed glory. And while[...]

Uber image battered by company culture skids

Sunday  16:35,   26 february 2017
AFP

Accusations of sexism, cut-throat management, and a toxic work environment have Uber trying to pull its image out of a skid as competition revs in the on-demand ride market. "Experienced managers know how to prevent these kinds of problems, or make[...]

Huawei Watch 2 will last 25 days, still track steps

Sunday  16:35,   26 february 2017
CNET

<p>Huawei's new smartwatch may be the first one I actually wear for more than a month.</p>Huawei's new smartwatch may be the first one I actually wear for more than a[...]

Google's digital assistant comes to new Android phones

Sunday  16:05,   26 february 2017
Reuters

<p>Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Sunday that it will bring its digital assistant to smartphones running the latest versions of its Android operating system, vastly expanding its reach.</p>The Google Assistant was limited to the technology [...]