Belkin has announced that its WeMo Smart LED Bulbs, which can be controlled by its Android app, are now on sale in the US and Canada, both as individual bulbs as well as in a Starter Kit that includes a WeMo Link which can control up to 50 of those lights.
Although Motorola is all about the Moto X, the Moto G and the Moto 360 these days, the manufacturer is not neglecting its exclusive partnership with Verizon with regards to the Droid line of smartphones. We may not have to wait long to see a new device added to Big Red's roster, as CNET mentions that Motorola is working on launching a new Droid smartphone next month.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in the US on October 17th, with preorders starting September 19th, i.e. tomorrow. Every major US carrier has committed to carrying Samsung's new large-screen stylus-equipped smartphone, and will all likely be offering pre-orders of their own at the same time. Additionally, Samsung is offering a $200 guaranteed trade-in on any working smartphone.
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If the numerous color variants of the HTC One M8 don't strike your fancy, how about a football-themed edition of the handset? To celebrate the return of Europe's premier football tournament, HTC is launching the UEFA Champions League collector's edition One M8.
Samsung has today announced that the Galaxy Note 4 will be available to pre-order in the UK from this Friday, Sept. 19. Samsung retail stores in the UK will get first dibs on Note 4 pre-orders, while Three, Carphone Warehouse and other outlets will open up pre-orders the following Friday, Sept. 26. The Galaxy Note 4's general UK release is slated to take place in just over three weeks, on Friday Oct. 10.
It's now possible to purchase the Nest smart thermostat and smoke detector directly through Google Play in both France and Ireland. Nest was purchased by Google earlier this year, enabling the tech giant to pick up new hardware that helps consumers keep their homes warm and safe, while saving some pennies on the side.
After announcing a "goodwill impairment charge" yesterday that sees Sony's losses mounting to $2.1 billion for the annual year, the handset vendor has mentioned that it is looking to restructure its electronics arm. The first stage involves cutting 1,000 jobs from the mobile division, which amounts to 15 percent of the unit's total workforce.
Amazon is offering up a refreshed hardware edition of its Kindle HDX 8.9, which is up for pre-order today alongside the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 slates. The refreshed hardware gives the HDX 8.9 some added power to make it stand out in the crowd, and Amazon says that its latest flagship slate will be the first to come with Dolby Atmos with simulated 3D sound for all that multimedia streaming you'll be doing with Amazon Prime Instant Video and Music.
Amazon has just announced Sangria, the next version of its mobile operating system Fire OS. Fire OS 4 "Sangria" is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and is launching with the just-announced Fire tablets. The latest OS version brings UI refinements (still focusing on Amazon's content), user profiles, Family Library content sharing and Firefly to all compatible devices.
OnePlus announced that the company has cancelled production of the bamboo StyleSwap cover for the OnePlus One phone. Originally created to give more flexibility and allow for customization of the affordable handset, similar to what Motorola Mobility offers for the Moto X, the cover proved too challenging to manufacture for OnePlus and the company has canceled its plans to mass produce the bamboo back shell.
While the majority of us aren't busy updating to iOS 8 today, we know there's a pretty big group of folks that have an Apple product or two, and probably want to know more about what's new, how it all works, and why we want to update to Apple's newest version. That's where Rene and his crew over at iMore come into the picture. They've been going on no sleep and Red Bull for a few days, and they've assembled everything you will ever need to know about iOS 8 all into a mega-day of posting.
Google's global augmented reality game Ingress has a new video to help you better understand it. Ingress is GPS-based game that's all about urban exploration as you fight for control of 'portals'. Check out the video to learn more about this game available on Android and iOS.
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