In March of 2015, Periscope was acquired by Twitter. Periscope is an application dedicated to live feeds. Users can watch live feeds and also host them. Viewers can comment during the live stream and like the broadcast with a simple tap of the screen. Tapping the screen gives the broadcaster more hearts which pushes them up in popularity. In the few months since Periscope has been relaunched for iOS, people have live streamed all kinds of things from concerts to weather reports and even training exercises.
We’re at the point in the release cycle of LG’s newest flagship, the G4, where we know pretty much all we’ll know about it without getting our hands on one. Which pops the questions: “When will it be available?” and “What will I have to pay?”. Over the next few weeks we will be keeping an eye on carriers and other retailers for news about release dates and pricing info, and will relay it here for you guys.
We connect to the internet in so many different ways by using our computers, cell phones, tablets and now even our cars. With this new age of technology it’s no shocker that our houses would start to connect to the internet to provide us with an easier lifestyle, as well. Home Automation has been around for a little while now. Things like Nest, Philip’s Hue light bulbs and even smart mattress covers have transformed the way that we live our lives by making things automatic.
Shazam is one of the leading services for finding out what that song is that’s playing on the radio that you didn’t hear the title to, as well as getting lyrics to songs as well. They’ve pretty much gotten so big that TV shows have Shazam spots in shows so that you can get access to featured content. Now with a new update, you’ll be able to find everything faster.
If you’re a fan of space or electronic music and you’re looking for a new case for your phone, then check this out. Google and Skrillex are teaming up to bring some pretty cool science to your phone. Today Google announced that Skrillex has launched a satellite named Nanou into the stratosphere. Nanou has been tasked with taking photos of the Earth from high in the sky. Not only are Google and Skrillex letting you take a look at those pictures, but they’re also bringing them to your smartphone in the form of live wallpaper.
ASUS is no stranger to the mobile scene. They’ve had unique transformable tablets, phone-tablet duos, and even just your run-of-the-mill smartphones. Earlier in the year at CES, ASUS announced it’s newest flaghip the ZenFone 2, and after a few months, it is now ready to show its face here in the states.
It’s no secret that phone OEMs are trying to fit larger screens into smaller bodies. With phones like the LG G3 (and G4) and the new Zenfone 2, bezels are getting smaller and screens are getting bigger. One of the leaders in bezel-less devices happens to be Sharp whose Aquos Crystal showed us just how much screen, and how little bezel, a device could feature. Keeping with their bezel free mantra, Sharp has just unveiled two new phones that also feature a bezel-less display.
It’s not uncommon for manufacturer to have a main flagship and then create one or more offshoot variants to it with specific use cases or target markets. LG did it last with with the LG G3 and the Vigor, Stylus, and Vista variants and they seem to be continuing the trend this year. Late last night, LG announced the G4 Stylus and the G4c — new variants of the recently announced G4.