Google has announced that Chrome 49 for Android will include support for Physical Web-enabled beacons, allowing users to receive notifications on their smartphones from physical beacons placed nearby. The feature leverages Google's Project Eddystone, which was introduced in mid-2015 as the company's new open Bluetooth Low Energy beacon standard. Show More Summary
While our wireless carriers bicker over who offers the fastest service, Qualcomm went and pulled back the curtain on the Snapdragon X16 modem, a dry sounding bit of networking tech with huge implications. With it comes the promise of insanely fast gigabit LTE download speeds... Show More Summary
Noted leaker @evleaks is reporting that the HTC One M10, thought to be the next flagship device from HTC, will launch in the U.S. the week of May 9. He also claims that HTC will release a watch before that time. Small consolation, HTC...Show More Summary
Rareform’s iPhone 6/6s Case ($40) is truly unique — each of the company’s cases have a different look, as the back of the case features an original piece of reclaimed billboard, cut, washed, and sewn into a matte, rubbery polycarbonate shell. Show More Summary
Disney's Star Wars: Commander [Free] has just gotten a new update with a Night Raids feature. Springing from the heroic defense challenges introduced last summer, now at night you can defend your base from raiders. You can deploy heroes and starfighters to protect your hero command and starship command buildings. If you successfully defend your
Look inside just about any Android Wear smartwatch (plus a few running alternative OSes, no less) and you'll find one of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400-series chips thrumming away inside. The company's stranglehold on wearable gadget processors...Show More Summary
Knotmania [$2.99] is the kind of game that's best enjoyed by people who get satisfaction from untangling complicated wire tangles. I don't know how headphone cords get so magically knotted up with no difficulty like that, but at least in Knotmania, you're dealing with living worm-like creatures that tangle themselves up of their own volition.
"Too often do I see game developers, especially new ones, dealing with player feedback in the worst way possible. You will always get bad comments and feedback from players, regardless of how good your game is."...
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is now available on the Google Play Store. Should you happen to be a big fan of the series of games, you'll be able to take this particular title on your smartphone wherever you go. There's never going to be a moment where you can't run someone over, steal some vehicles or shoot at the police. Show More Summary
The Internet of Things isn't dead, it's just taking a nap. Well, sort of. A year ago, it felt like new IoT products were being announced practically every day. Some were Kickstarter projects with broad ambitions, while others were big brand presentations that had consolidated their plans into single channels to release products later in the year. Show More Summary
As nice as the Windows Insider program is for getting a peek at upcoming features, it's not for everyone -- even the "slow" ring can be risky on a device you depend on. Microsoft has a compromise you might prefer, however. It's introducing...Show More Summary
Instagram today said users will soon see how many views their video posts receive. Instagram says it is adding this data because view counts are "the most widely expected form of feedback on video." The view count will appear where previously the app showed the number of likes. Show More Summary
Like match three puzzlers? If so, Jelly Blast, the innovative iOS and Android game which launched last year, is worth a look. Jelly Blast sees you head off on an epic adventure through the Candy Kingdom with your friends Lily, Mr. Hare, and Mr. Rabbit, as you visit a variety of sweet treat-inspired locations. [Read more]
Millions of people in Southeast Asia are going online for the first time through their smartphones. The region’s “mobile-first” approach makes it especially attractive for e-commerce, social network, and gaming companies—when their apps work, that is. Unfortunately, users are often frustrated by slow connection speeds. Neumob, a service that decreases load times for… Read More
OmniVision today announced a new imaging sensor that can be used for facial recognition as well as standard imaging. The OVT2744 is a 1.4-micron PureCel sensor that uses OmniVision's RGB-Ir technology to capture 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second, 720p video at 90 frames per second, or 2-megapixel still images. Show More Summary
Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac for only $4 — half off the regular price. While uninstalling apps on a Mac is usually as simple as dragging them to the Trash, many apps still leave a little bit extra behind, cluttering up your Mac and using space needlessly. Show More Summary
The Samsung Gear S2 Classic will be available in both rose gold and platinum tomorrow from various retailers in the U.S. The company announced the two new variants of the wearable last month, initially launching in China. Samsung, Best...Show More Summary
Alto's Adventure, the popular endless snowboarding game, has at last made its way to Android. The game sees you slide down a snowy mountain in an effort to catch your pack of escaped llamas. Alto's Adventure was previously only available on iPhone and iPad. Show More Summary
Samsung said the Rose Gold and Platinum variants of its Gear S2 Classic smartwatch go on sale February 12. The Rose Gold version comes with a white leather band, while the Platinum comes with a black leather band. Each includes the rotating bezel for controlling the Tizen operating system. Show More Summary
Need an extra Lightning cable for syncing and charging your Apple device? This 3-foot cable from Apple will do the trick, featuring a USB 2.0 plug at the opposite end for connecting to a charging adapter or USB port. Grab one today while they're on the cheap!...