The Google Chromecast supports a Backdrop feature, which allows the device to turn your TV into a slideshow/background display for different pictures, sources of information, and weather updates. It’s pretty cool, especially if you like to keep your TV on all the time.
However, it looks like Google has some big changes for Backdrop, and it’s being renamed Ambient Mode for all of those new features.
As we wrap up our Xperia XZ2 review, Sony has announced that it will be holding a press conference during IFA 2018 in Berlin which will also double as a launch event. It’s thought that Sony is already on the cusp of launching its follow-up to the XZ2 range with the appropriately named XZ3 and XZ3 Premium.
Evan Blass has managed to sneak everyone a look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 with a full press render, confirming a few details and design changes. The most striking feature is probably that yellow-accented S-Pen, which looks really slick, but there’s a few other things on the backside that are worth mentioning.
While the Galaxy Note 9 is set to launch on August 9th at an event in New York, it’s thought that the Galaxy Tab S4 (and likely the Galaxy Wear smartwatch as well) will launch at the end of next month during IFA 2018 in Berlin. This means that we still have close on six weeks worth of leaks to look forward to, although today’s installment gives us pretty much the full list of specifications for Samsung’s upcoming flagship tablet.
Last week the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an agreement paving the way for ZTE to resume operations. According to the agreement, in addition to the $1 billion fine already paid by ZTE, the company would have to deposit $400 million into an escrow account that could be seized in the event of future violations; replace their entire leadership at the board and senior management levels; and live with a 10-year suspended ban. ZTE made all of that happen and was able to re-open last Friday. As of Monday, ZTE stock was surging with news that they were effectively back in business, up by 17% from opening at times.
Looking for a small drone to play with but don’t want to sink a ton of money into it? Nano drones are perfect options thanks to their smaller size and cheaper pricing, and you won’t have to feel as bad if you accidentally destroy it or lose it.
Right now we’re offering a slick discount on the Skeye Nano 2 Drone, so you can score your own tiny drone to practice with, and this thing’s even packing a built-in camera.
In recent years we have seen an ever-increasing focus on technology accessories designed to help people live a healthier life. The most popular of these have been fitness trackers that started out measuring steps, but have morphed to be able to measure many more activities and things like heart rates. A new device from Lumen goes in another direction by focusing on diet. This is not just a food tracker though. The new Lumen device uses your breath to assess your metabolism and then provides custom food and meal suggestions to help you “lose weight, optimize workouts and reach their health and fitness goals.”
If you needed a good promotion to finally jump the Galaxy S9, Samsung is bringing something huge. Exclusively for Amazon Prime Day, if you purchase a Galaxy S9 through Amazon today you’ll get a bundle worth over $400, including some smart home monitoring stuff and some Echo devices. Dollar for dollar, this is easily the best value promo we’ve seen on Samsung’s 2018 flagship.
In case you weren’t already aware, today is Amazon Prime Day which means that there are some remarkable savings to be had on a whole bunch of stuff. Getting in on the act is Anker with not one, not two, but eight Deal of the Day items ranging from power banks to wall chargers and even a Eufy RoboVac on offer with at least a 30% reduction in price. That’s right, savings start at 20% and crank up all the way up to a whopping 43%.
Cloud storage doesn’t come cheap, and any low prices you see are likely to include a low amount of space. There’s a special offer on Talk Android Deals, however, that knocks the price of a popular service down to $36. It’s the Zoolz Dual Cloud Storage (1TB) package. Aside from getting 500GB of instant cloud storage, you get 500GB of cold cold storage. This means you can store away things that always need to be accessible or put them into a virtual storage locker to look at way later on.
It is hard to imagine that there are app developers out there that still limit themselves to the iOS world considering how dominant Android is. Nevertheless, they are out there. However, the group got smaller by one with the announcement this past Friday that WeTransfer is now available for Android through the Google Play Store.