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  • Chromecast Now Lets You Use Your Own Photos As Its Wallpaper

    Chromecast Now Lets You Use Your Own Photos As Its Wallpaper

    Remember back in April when hidden code spotted in the Chromecast implied that things like custom wallpapers and weather forecasts were coming soon? Sure enough: Google has just pushed an update to its iOS and Android Chromecast apps, and these things (and more!) are now live. Read More

  • Please Stop, HTC. Please.

    Please Stop, HTC. Please.

    Have a new phone? Better use fashion models to show them off. Because real people wear outfits that look like monochrome jellyfish and never smile and they want… no, need… your products. That’s just what HTC did today in an industry that is plagued with gender inequality and “booth babe” marketing. They had models of both sexes strut around with phones designed… Read More

  • HTC Just Launched RE, A Flip Camera For Your Smartphone

    HTC Just Launched RE, A Flip Camera For Your Smartphone

    HTC is indeed launching a camera, as the rumors suggested. The new RE (just RE) resembles a tiny periscope, and it’s not quite a GoPro, but it’s not quite a Flip camera, either (but it really seems like one). Instead, it’s designed to be a solution not unlike a mobile smartphone camera, albeit without the screen attached. HTC CEO said that today marks a “new milestone… Read More

  • HTC’s Desire Eye Puts Selfie And Back Cameras On Equal Footing

    HTC’s Desire Eye Puts Selfie And Back Cameras On Equal Footing

    HTC’s new Desire Eye is a brand new camera that includes two 13 megapixel cameras, with the same capabilities front and back. Each has a dual color LED flash, similar to that found on the iPhone, and they come in two-color plastic unibody designs. It has IPX67 waterproofing, (which is the same as that found in the Samsung Galaxy S5) and is good for quick submersion in shallow water… Read More

  • Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Yesterday morning, Belkin routers stopped allowing users from accessing the Internet. In a statement provided to TechCrunch Belkin identified and outlined steps it will take to prevent it from happening again. “One of our cloud services associated with maintaining router operations was negatively impacted by a change made in our data center that caused a false denial of service. Read More

  • Watch HTC’s ‘Double Exposure’ Phone (And Camera?) Event Live Right Here

    Watch HTC’s ‘Double Exposure’ Phone (And Camera?) Event Live Right Here

    HTC has an event today, kicking off at 4 PM ET, and it’s called “Double Exposure,” which has led everyone to logically conclude that it’s camera-related. The rumor mill has been actively trying to anticipate what’s coming, and it seems highly probable we’ll witness the introduction of new selfie-specific smartphones based on the HTC One M8, and the… Read More

  • Apple Sends Out Invites For October 16 iPad And Mac Event

    Apple Sends Out Invites For October 16 iPad And Mac Event

    Apple has just made official the event many were anticipating for October, at which it will likely debut new iPads and Macs, as well as launch the public version of OS X Yosemite, the latest update to its desktop operating system. It’ll happen October 16, and we’ll be there to bring you all the news as it happens. The event will be taking place at Apple’s own Town Hall theater… Read More

  • Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple’s HomeKit is still in its earliest days, with the connected home framework technically shipping with iOS 8 but not offering up any consumer endpoints to explore just yet. The latest beta of the Apple TV operating software shows (via AppleInsider) we could be nearing more visible HomeKit feature debuts, however, as it sets up the streaming set-top box to become a smart home hub… Read More

  • Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App

    Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App

    Google’s Chromecast is the most popular “connected device” – or so infers a new report from app analytics firm App Annie, which analyzed the top apps associated with connected devices across both iTunes and Google Play in the U.S. Google’s Chromecast app was in spot #1, in terms of downloads, followed by Fitbit, DirectTV, HP ePrint, Kodak Kiosk Connect… Read More

  • Google Turned A Camel Into A Street View Car To Map The Liwa Desert

    Google Turned A Camel Into A Street View Car To Map The Liwa Desert

    Google took to the sands to expand its globe-spanning Street View imagery, using its Trekker camera pack modified and mounted to an actual camel’s hump to capture photos from the Liwa Desert, a pristine wonderland straight out of fantasy tales in the United Arab Emirates. The use of camels was meant to avoid having any kind of impact on the surrounding environment, which has played home… Read More

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