Google is set to launch its own smartphone by the end of the year in an effort to compete more directly with Apple and Samsung devices, according to The Telegraph.
Citing "senior sources" familiar with the matter, the report claims that the company plans to unveil a Google-branded handset that is separate from its Nexus range of phones, which are designed and manufactured through partnerships with the likes of LG and HTC. Google is also said to be in discussions with mobile operators about the release of the phone by the end of 2016.
Regular readers know I'm a fan of Dollar Tree, I like to shop there and everything sold there really is just $1. These tall kitchen bags are another example of why I like the store. They are quality bags. You get 10 bags for $1, the fresh scent is nice and the flap ties allow you to quickly tie up a full bag and take it outside to the dumpster or trash can. Compare that to discount bags sold at places like Walmart - $2.75 for a 30 count box (9 cents each), but the bags easily rip, they're not scented, the quality just isn't there. These GoodSense brand bags are every bit as good as brand name bags like Hefty ($7.63 for a 40 count box, that's 19 cents each) and you can really stuff them full.
The next time you're at Dollar Tree, pick up a few boxes, you'll be glad you did.
Destiny's next expansion Rise of Iron will be available only to the latest-generation gaming consoles, Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft Xbox One.
Destiny is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. The game was released in September 2014 for Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
In a recent announcement, Bungie confirmed that the next expansion for the game, which will be released in September this year, will not be available for legacy consoles Xbox 360 and PS3.
There is just over a month to go before the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Now is the time when the rumors start becoming a real possibility and it seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available in just one variant after all. There have been different versions of rumors up until now with each of them claiming that the Galaxy Note 7 will be available in a solitary version or be available in two variants just like the Galaxy S series.
Samsung will provide the phone with the famed stylus, although it is expected to work on a larger 5.8-inch screen. After several generations, the Samsung Galaxy Note series is set to receive an increase in screen size. The display is expected to use the familiar Super AMOLED technology along with QHD resolution. For those anticipating for the 4K display on the upcoming Galaxy Note, there may be some disappointment in this regard.
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Is the current Xbox One on its last legs? If recent rumors are to be believed, Microsoft’s console is set to be replaced by as many as three devices, including a whopping “Project Scorpio” due in 2017.
Last week, both Kotaku and Polygon suggested that Microsoft may be working on a far more powerful successor to the Xbox One, due in 2017. Known as “Project Scorpio,” the next Xbox (the Xbox Two?) will be roughly four times as powerful as the current console, with about six megaflops of performance, according to Polygon.
Both sites also reported that the new console would at least technically be able to process virtual reality (VR) simulations, though there was no indication whether Microsoft would release its own VR headset to compete with the Oculus Rift, or simply allow the Rift to tap into its hardware. Ars Technica also found one developer reportedly working on a VR game for the console. Of course, Microsoft already has an augmented reality headset in development, known as the HoloLens.
HP refreshes Pavilion portfolio with new all-in-one PCs, x360 convertible tablets, tower | VentureBeat | Business | by Jordan Novet
HP is today pulling the covers off several new Pavilion laptops for consumers, as well as new Pavilion all-in-one PCs and a Pavilion PC tower that’s as powerful as an earlier model but 30 percent smaller. Each of these new devices runs Windows 10 out of the box.
The new all-in-ones have some compelling options. For the 23.8-inch model starting at $699.99, there’s a new “micro edge display” option that shrinks the bezels down from 26mm to 6.4mm. With this option included, the PC is reminiscent of a modern television display.
But that’s not all. You can also choose to have the 23.8-inch model — or the 27-inch model starting at $999.99 — equipped with a new “Privacy Camera.” It’s a rectangular piece of plastic that sits nestled inside the device on the top edge, just behind the display. When you push down on it, it pops up, revealing a camera and a microphone. You hear the sound of Windows 10 recognizing that components have been connected. When you’re done using the camera, you just push down the piece of camera-bearing plastic to return it to its place, and you hear the sound signaling that the mic and camera have been disconnected.
Also, on Monday’s 1st quarter earnings call Netflix posted a conservative 2nd quarter forecast for subscription growth. So despite a record 6.74 million subscriber additions in the 1st quarter, the bad news prevailed and investors sent Netflix shares tumbling 10% including after-hours trading.
YouTube will today begin supporting 360-degree live streaming on its service, confirming reports from earlier this year stating that such a feature was in development. One of the first videos to take advantage of this more immersive format will be this year’s live stream from music event Coachella, where select performances from the festival will now be live streamed in 360 degrees.
Also new today is support for spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos, the company says.
With this announcement, YouTube is the first to launch 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio at scale, we should note.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is rearranging the notification panel on its mobile apps in an effort to broaden the audience creating, watching and reacting to live video on its social network.
The shift announced Wednesday is part of Facebook's effort to turn its live video feature into a marquee attraction as more people use their smartphones to record and share snippets of their lives.
Initially introduced as a tool for celebrities eight months ago, Facebook's live video option is now available in 60 countries.
To help promote it, Facebook is moving the button for its Messenger service so that the new video option can be highlighted on the notification panel. When pressed, the video button will show a directory of live streams from a user's friends, as well as segments available to anyone on the world's largest social network.