There has been a lot going on in the news for Motorola these few weeks. With its upcoming launch event in Chicago, Motorola has already been rumoured to release a couple of new devices, including the alleged Moto X+1 and Moto G2. However, a leaked CPU-Z screenshot of an unknown device has surfaced. It is believed to be the next Motorola Droid device, allegedly called the Droid Turbo.
Low on battery, heading out the door? Problem solved with the new VOOC In-car Fast Charger. pic.twitter.com/LvLQBCXGQW
— OPPO (@oppo) August 20, 2014
One of the year’s best mobile innovations has got to be Oppo’s VOOC charger. Capable of charging the Find 7‘s 3000mAh battery from 0 to 75% in just 30 minutes, the VOOC charger fixes one of the modern smartphone’s major annoyances. But given that the charger is more than two times larger and heavier than a standard microUSB charger, some may prefer a more portable option – such as an in-car charger, which Oppo has just teased via its Twitter page.
Good news for U Mobile subscribers in the East Cost and East Malaysia, U Mobile is now offering extra 100% of data for its UMI 18 prepaid users when they activate their plan today. The move is part of the telco’s aggressive measures to expand its market presence, especially in the region.
The Diablo III Reaper of Souls expansion pack may have been out on PC and Mac since March, but console players have been kept waiting for their opportunity to join in the quest to stop Malthael. That wait is now over with the launch of Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
What happens when a trending pop culture takes the world by storm? Big companies jump on it, of course. In this case, China has began starting a trend in which users are slapping a perfume bottle-like case onto their smartphones. With that, Sony is seizing the opportunity by releasing its new camera in a shape of a perfume bottle.
It is without a doubt that technology made for children is getting more and more mainstream. There are apps made specially for toddlers and young kids, special tablets, headphones, and even smartwatches, just to name a few, and it looks like Google would like to join in as well. It has been reported that Google is working on web services specially catered for kids below 13 years old.
Steve Ballmer may have been replaced by Satya Nadella in February, but the former Microsoft boss has only now stepped down from the board of directors. This not unexpected as he had originally stated in August 2014 that he would be retiring from the company within 12 months. The announcement was made in a public letter on Microsoft’s website as he cited his outside engagements making him “too busy” to attend to his duties on the board.
Several online communities have come together to establish a new research partnership to promote open, publicly accessible, and ethical academic inquiry into the vibrant social dynamics of the web. Called the Digital Ecologies Research Partnership, or DERP, it will provide academics with a single point of contact for retrieving data and metrics from the allied communities.
There really is an HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1 in existence, and it’s on sale as of last night in the United States. Externally, the hardware is exactly identical with the regular M8; while on the inside, it trades Google’s voice assistant for Cortana. This isn’t just a simple OS swap, as HTC has thought to bring BlinkFeed and several other Android features over to this new device. The only problem with all this is that it is currently only available to Verizon customers.