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Google’s 3D Smartphone: Project Tango

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s Project Tango is putting 3D Point Cloud capture into a smartphone, reports PhoneArena. Using an advanced custom-made processor and Kinect-like infrared cameras, the smartphone can make 3D indoor maps quickly and easily. iFixit got their hands on a Project Tango device and gave it their usual teardown treatment to expose its internals. They found […]

Google Play Revenue Growing Fast

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s application marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s App Store in Q1, according to a new report from App Annie. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably ahead” in terms of worldwide revenue“, reports TechCrunch, generating a whopping 85% more revenue than Google Play. However, Google Play is now narrowing that revenue […]

Amazon Phone: 6 Cameras?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Amazon plans to sell its own-brand of smartphone with a 4.7″ touchscreen, 6 cameras and a 3D display, according to BGR. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the company’s cell phone will be announced in June and released in the third quarter. BGR says Amazon’s first phone will be powered by a Qualcomm […]

Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]

Android-powered Cameras

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 10th, 2014

Point and Shoots running Android 4.2 are dropping like cherry blossoms in the Spring. They offer built-in WiFi for local connectivity or posting to social networks and enable you to download apps from Google Play for advanced features such as HDR or timelapse, voice activation, or simply to watch videos, listen to music or use […]

March Win for Turner and NCAA

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 9th, 2014

According to Turner Sports, March Madness Live 2014 shattered all previous online viewing records for the tournament, netting a total of 69.7 million live streams. That includes all the platforms where the service was available, which included a website, as well as mobile apps on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows devices. Turner says the […]