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5 months ago

The head of Google's Cardboard team is now in charge of all of its VR projects

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Google is apparently getting more serious about entering the virtual reality market. A new report, which Google has confirmed, says that Clay Bavor, its vice-president for product management and leader of its apps team, will now be in charge of all of its virtual reality projects. Bavor was also the leader behing Google's Cardboard VR viewer team.

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5 months ago

Snag iOrange's USB-C cables for as low as $8 with coupon code at Amazon

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If you're in the market for some new USB-C cables, you'll want to check out this deal from iOrange at Amazon. Whether you are in the market for a short cable, like just one foot, or need something longer, like ten feet, you are in luck. Each cable length has its own coupon code, so you'll want to pick from the list below.

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5 months ago

Grab Anker's 13000mAh power bank for $25 at Amazon with coupon code

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Anker is offering its 13000mAh power bank with dual-USB output for just $25 at Amazon with coupon code WRS5DIQV. That's right, you can save $8 on this large battery pack that will provide you with enough power to charge your phone, tablet or just about any other electronic.

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5 months ago

Amazon reportedly working on a smaller, battery-powered version of their Echo connected speaker

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Amazon is reportedly getting ready to launch a smaller version of its Amazon Echo portable speaker. A new report claims the device could go on sale "in the coming weeks".

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5 months ago

HTC Vive pre-orders begin on Feb. 29, CEO says VR 'is more important' than smartphones

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HTC now has a pre-order date for its long-awaited HTC Vive virtual reality headset. A new report says that HTC has confirmed February 29 will be when pre-orders begin for the headset, with a wider commercial launch still planned for April 2016. A price tag has yet to be announced.

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5 months ago

You can now play Jeopardy and ask Alexa to skip between chapters on the Amazon Echo

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Amazon has added a number of new features to the Echo this week, including the ability to jump back and forth between chapters of a book with voice commands, and the ability to play Jeopardy. Once enabled in the app settings, you'll be able to ask Alexa to play Jeopardy, at which time you'll be asked a number of questions from categories including world history, travel, pop culture and more.

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5 months ago

Tronsmart Titan is the 5-port quick charging station you want

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Five USB outputs to charge your gear is nice. Put Quick Charge 2.0 rapid charging speed into each port and you've got the Tronsmart Titan.

While multi-port USB chargers have been around for some time, integrating Quick Charge into them has been a more recent development — and most of the time these only integrate a single such rapid charging port. Enter the Tronsmart Titan, which puts Quick Charge into all five of its USB ports.

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5 months ago

Everything you need to know about the ANT VR kit for the Lenovo VIBE K4 Note

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Earlier this week, Lenovo launched the VIBE K4 Note in India. The smartphone packs in an innovative technology, dubbed TheaterMax, that offers an immersive large screen experience on smartphones powered by Lenovo Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

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5 months ago

The Best WiFi Smart Bathroom Scales of 2016

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Keep your health goals and achievements in plain view while using one of these Android-friendly smart scales.

Summer is just around the corner, which means there's only a few months left to shed those extra pounds before hitting the beach — so track your progress with the perfect smart scale under your feet. If you aren't already familiar with these intelligent weight watchers, they provide an easy way to track your weight, BMI, progress and goals using a corresponding app on your Android device. Let's hit the list for the complete rundown.

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5 months ago

Grab a DBPOWER sports armband for your phone for just $3.50 at Amazon with coupon code

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DBPOWER is offering a 50 percent savings on its sports armband at Amazon with the coupon code D4YPGOPP, so you'll only pay $3.50. There are three different size pouches to fit your smartphone of choice in it, whether it be large or small. The pouch allows you to place your smartphone, a house key, ID and even cash if you need it inside, and then it gets strapped to your arm.

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5 months ago

SCOSCHE announces a plethora of new USB-C accessories

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Accessory maker SCOSCHE has announced a new lineup of USB-C products, including new adapters, port hubs, and cables. These new product lines give you several options for connecting, syncing, and charging your devices over USB-C connections like those found on the Chromebook Pixel.

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5 months ago

Google reveals more hardware partners for Android TV and Google Cast

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Google is making new friends and partners as it continues to expand the reach of its Android TV and Google Cast platforms. The company revealed those new partners as part of its CES 2016 announcements.

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5 months ago

Google's Project Brillo has gained a whole lot of partners to help make IOT less terrible

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Project Brillo is slowly becoming more than a just a project.

If there's one thing the disconnected reject pile of internet-connected toothbrushes and refrigerators we begrudgingly refer to as the Internet of Things is in need of, it's direction. Some kind of grand, unifying force that will make using all of these potentially interesting products actually useful when bound together as a single household of objects. Google's Project Brillo, which we first heard about during their most recent developer conference, seems to have all the bits in place to offer that guidance. All we need now is some hardware partners willing to jump into bed with Google and support both Brillo and the Weave networking protocol that will help pull it all together.

Fortunately, this is CES and that's exactly what we have now.

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5 months ago

SanDisk's Connect wireless flash drive gets a storage boost to 200GB

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SanDisk's Connect is a USB 2.0 flash drive that offers Wi-Fi connectivity, letting you connect to the flash drive from your Android device to easily transfer content. At CES 2016, SanDisk is launching a higher-storage model in the series, offering 200GB for those looking to store and stream media on the go.

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5 months ago

Your Amazon Echo may soon be able to start your Ford vehicle with a simple voice command

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Ford and Amazon are working together to add new features to the Amazon Echo connected speaker so its owners can control various features of Ford's cars that will have its new SYNC Connect technology. The partnership was announced today at CES 2016.

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