RAW image capture brings new possibilities to Android photography, but not everyone will need or want to use it. Or can.
You've probably seen (or heard) a bit of talk about RAW images and Android lately. Some of us are pretty excited about what this brings to our smartphones, and the very cool stuff we can do with RAW images transferred to our computers. And some of us are a little confused about what a RAW image is, and why all these Android camera nerds are excited about it.
Simply put, having a camera on your Android that takes RAW images means you have a better set of image data to use when editing the picture than you would with a standard jpeg image. While the small sensor and fixed focal length on a smartphone means it won't measure up to a "real" camera, you can now capture shots with your Android that simply weren't possible before. HDR can only do so much ...
Let's get our hands dirty and look at what a RAW image is, and what you can do with one once you've captured it.
Verizon Wireless and Sprint will pay a combined total of $158 million to settle billing complain charges filed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Under the terms of the settlement, Verizon will pay $90 million, while Sprint will have to spend $68 million, for a total of $158 million. At least $120 million of the total amount will go to reimbursing consumers hit with the charges.
Featuring a brushed aluminum texture, Body Glove's Satin Case isn't your average skin cover — it's made to take a beating and resist bacteria.
Skin covers are vital for proper protection — serving as the backbone for many cases for the Galaxy S6. Their job of absorbing impacts and enhancing grip around your device can't be matched, unless doubled with a polycarbonate shell. Body Glove's Satin Case, however, does the job all on its own while keeping a reasonably slim form.
Cyanogen has closed out their C round of investments with a strategic investment from Foxconn.
The team at Cyanogen has ended another round of investments, this time with Foxconn pitching in as well. To date the company has raised $100 million in funding, while pushing forward to break Android away from Google.
We're a little less than a week away from ASUS' North American launch of the ZenFone 2, and it's time to announce the 30 fine folks who we're inviting to the event in New York City next Monday. (And, ya know, quite possible one those new phones will find their way into their pockets.)
And we won't make you wait any longer. Here they are:
MediaTek wants to challenge companies like Qualcomm on the high-end with the announcement of the 10-core Helio X20.
The new 10-core processor from MediaTek has been designed so that the cores are arranged in three groups, or "clusters," which the company claims will allow the Helio X20 to handle different tasks more efficiently.
Sonos plans to roll out Sonos 5.4 during the summer, but Android users can get in on the beta now to check out all the new features.
The next big update from the team at Sonos will be version 5.4, which is set to bring sound enhancements to the PLAY:1 speaker, improvements to the tools for streaming partners, and an easier home theater set-up. While most other speaker companies want you to upgrade to the latest speaker model to get the best performance, the Sonos team wants to make sure anyone with their speakers gets the best at all times.
Micromax's wholly-owned subsidiary Yu Televentures launched its second handset — the Yuphoria — in India for ₹6,999 ($108), with the device going on sale from May 28.
During the launch event, Micromax revealed that the Yu Yuphoria was designed entirely in India, and that the device will be assembled in the country in the future (initial units will come from China). The highlight of the Yuphoria is a metal frame running along the sides of the phone, which is a first in this segment.
In a blog post today, Google's Chris Urmson said that the company's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 "minor" accidents in the last 6 years.
Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car program, took to a blog post today to talk about how the company is approaching safety with its autonomous vehicles. Urmson notes that, so far, Google's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 "minor" accidents, none of which were caused by Google's vehicles themselves.
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