blue linkEarlier this year at CES 2015, Hyundai showed off an upcoming Android Wear app called Blue Link. The idea of the app was to allow Android Wear owners who also happened to own Hyundai cars to be able to unlock their cars remotely via their wrists. The good news is that if Blue Link is an app you’ve been looking forward to, it is finally here.

The car maker has officially released the updated Blue Link app and you can go ahead and grab it for yourself via the Google Play Store and it should work with your Android Wear device. The app will allow users to lock/unlock their car doors, start or stop their car engines, flash lights, or honk the horn. It will be compatible with cars as old as the 2012 Hyundai Sonata. Read full post →Hyundai’s Updated Blue Link Android Wear App Is Finally Released

unispectralIf you have seen episodes of Star Trek, you might recall a certain device called the Star Trek Tricoder. Basically it is a handheld device that has the ability to analyze objects that it is pointed at, breaking it down into chemical components and whatnot without the user even having to pick it up.

If you thought that was the stuff of science fiction, think again because an Israeli startup by the name of Unispectral Technologies claims they have the technology to make it a reality and all they need is your smartphone. The company’s technology involves an optical filter compatible with most smartphone camera lenses and an accompanying software. Read full post →Startup Claims It Can Turn Smartphones Into Hyperspectral Sensors

Earlier builds of iOS were often compared to that of earlier Android builds where they seemed faster and more responsive. However Android has since managed to catch up but could the same be said for iOS? While iOS 8 is Apple’s latest operating system, it seems that it is actually slower than earlier builds of iOS.

Omni developer William Van Hecke has recently put together a video in which iOS 8 running on a new iPhone 6 is compared to an older iPhone with older hardware running on iOS 3. In iOS 8 as you will notice in the video above, it seems that it takes longer for the OS to recognize inputs versus iOS 3 when input is registered the moment the finger touches the screen. Read full post →Video Shows iOS 8’s Slugginess Versus iOS 3

macbookairsysteminfo-800x586If the rumors are to be believed, we might be able to look forward to Apple announcing their new Retina MacBook Airs at the event on the 9th of March, but could the event also play host to Apple’s refreshment of their existing MacBook Air lineup? Well if a recent screenshot is anything to go by, the answer is yes.

A new screenshot has surfaced which allegedly shows off the specs of Apple’s upcoming hardware refresh for the 13-inch MacBook Air. According to the screenshot, it shows the device running on an Intel Core i5-5250U processor clocked at 1.6GHz, along with an Intel HD 6000 GPU which so far has been pretty impressive for gamers who are looking for an above average mobile GPU experience. Read full post →Alleged Refreshed MacBook Air Specs Spotted In Screenshot

google_wallet-1024x881With Apple Pay bursting onto the scene, it basically meant that there was one more mobile payments provider that other companies had to compete with. Then there were rumors about Google possibly acquiring their competitor Softcard which later turned out to be true and if you’re a current Softcard user, you might want to take note of this.

The company has recently announced that come 31st of March, they will be shutting down and cease their operations. “We are pleased to let you know that Google has acquired technology from Softcard to power the next generation of mobile wallets. What does that mean for you? As of 3/31 your Softcard app will no longer work. You can continue to use the Softcard app until 3/31. After that your Account will be closed.” Read full post →Softcard To Cease Operations Come 31st Of March

htc-vive-valve-3During MWC 2015, HTC surprised us all with the announcement of the HTC Vive, a virtual reality headset that was developed together with Valve, much like how Samsung turned to Oculus to help with the development of the Gear VR. So far initial reviews and hands-on with the headset have been impressive, so much so that Valve’s boss Gabe Newell proclaimed that zero percent of users have since experienced any sort of nausea. Read full post →Valve Boasts Zero Percent Of People Using Their VR Headset Get Nauseous

AmberAlerts1Waze is a great app if you’re planning a trip or if you’re looking for the shortest route home. It’s also great if you’re trying to avoid roadblocks which while unappreciated by law enforcement officials, are submitted by users looking to help out other Waze users. Speaking of community, Waze has recently been updated with integrated AMBER alerts.

For those unfamiliar, AMBER alerts are usually broadcasted in the event that a child goes missing. According to Waze, “The AMBER alert program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies and the wireless industry that aims to galvanize communities in the search for and the safe recovery of missing children.” Read full post →Waze Updated With AMBER Alert Integration

lg-g3-phone-002Unfortunately for LG fans, the company did not unveil their new flagship phone at MWC 2015, instead opting to unveil new mid-range handsets. Instead word on the street has it that LG might unveil the device at a separate event in April to avoid competing with the likes of Samsung, and if recent reports are to be believed, it could be quite a fight.

A recent report from the Korea Times has quoted LG’s head of mobile division Cho Juno as stating that the upcoming LG G4 will sport a radical new design. This seems to be in line with what Samsung has done this year with the Samsung Galaxy S6 which came with a brand new design and made use of more premium materials such as metal and glass. Read full post →LG G4 Could Sport An Overhauled Design, According To LG Exec

ipad_pro_4The 12-inch iPad Pro is an Apple product that has been rumored to be in the works for a while now. No word on when it will launch, if at all, but if you were hoping to see it announced at either Apple’s 9th of March event or WWDC 2015 in the middle of the year, you’d be disappointed to learn that will not be happening.

According to reports, word on the street has it that Apple has delayed the production of the iPad Pro and has since pushed it to September. Apparently this is due to the difficulty of obtaining the necessary displays needed for the device. This is actually a pretty huge delay as previous reports have suggested that production was supposed to begin this quarter. Read full post →Larger iPad’s Production Delayed To September [Rumor]

vaio phoneIt wasn’t too long ago that Sony sold off their VAIO computing division which has since lived on as its own brand producing laptops, but could laptops be all VAIO might be interested in? We have heard rumors that VAIO could be thinking about jumping into the phone business and now thanks to new evidence, it looks like there could be some truth to those rumors after all.

According to various reports, a VAIO-branded smartphone has recently been certified over in Japan. The handset has the model number VA-10J and apparently it has been approved by Japanese authorities back in December of 2014, meaning that if and when it is released, it will be allowed to go on sale in the country. Read full post →VAIO Smartphone Certified In Japan, Retail Packaging Surfaces