In the past few days, we’ve seen a slew of devices get the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop all around the Canadian region. Just yesterday, we saw the HTC One M7, Motorola Moto X (2014) and Moto G (2013) get the update, as well as the HTC One M8 a few weeks ago. We’ve just gotten word that the next handset to receive Lollipop in the region is the LG G3, and it should be rolling out as we speak.
Lenovo’s new Vibe X2 smartphone sports a ‘multi-layered’ design with its edges giving the impression of different coloured layers stacked together. It also ticks almost all the right checkboxes when it comes to hardware specifications and at a price less than Rs 350 is worthy of being referred to as a ‘value for money’ phone. But is the phone a good buy? We try to find out in our review.
The feature was first spotted by Google Plus user Kevin McLaughlin and doesn’t appear to be dependent on navigation. The phone detects that the user is driving down a route that, we assume, the user has used before, and shows nearby gas stations, along with directions, distance, and the detour required to reach each station.
It would be really nice if Google were able to pull in gas prices for each station, but even in this form, the feature can be very useful. With that said, checking gas stations on Google Now isn’t something you’d normally do while driving, but perhaps Google has bigger plans for this feature.
Have you seen this new card? Let us know what seems to trigger it.
Apple debuted a new iPad ad to air during tonight’s Oscar’s. Apple highlights the new ad on their website which features students at Los Angeles County High School, using the iPad to write, produce, shoot, score, and edit films. It features a voiceover from Martin Scorsese and is called “Make a film with iPad”.
Ever since Google’s Nexus 6 was announced last year, it’s become one of the most polarizing smartphones ever to be released. In the past, Nexus smartphones have been modest and (mostly) affordable, but the Motorola-made Nexus 6 takes a different stance. It’s big, powerful, and features one of the best Android experiences on the market today.
We’ve certainly seen some awesome projectors in the tech world lately, but none quite like this. The Beam smart projector is powered by your Android device, and has a ton of functionality like waking you up in the morning with the latest news, showing you your social updates when you come home, and much more. But that’s not the most interesting aspect of this projector. Beam can screw into any size light socket so you can view your media wherever you’d like. Of course, you can use the included power cable to plug it into any wall outlet, but what’s the fun in that?