dropbox notesEarlier this month we reported that Dropbox was testing some kind of online service called Project Composer. More details of that service has since emerged and it has been officially unveiled as Dropbox Notes. However at the moment the service is still in its beta phase and participation is by invite-only, although users can request for one.

Unfortunately not much is known about the service for now but it seems to be somewhat similar to Google Docs, at least based on the screenshot above. In the image, you can clearly see that there are at least two people who are editing the document at the same time. This is a feature of Google Docs where users can edit the same document simultaneously, thus fostering collaboration amongst its users. Read full post →Dropbox Notes Wants To Take Google Docs On

Vivo-X5Pro-32Mp-front-cameraSelfies are all the rage these days and it seems that smartphone OEMs and even camera companies are starting to create products that will appeal to users who enjoy taking selfies. For instance Vivo is said to be working on a new phone in the form of the X5 Pro and according to a recent teaser posted by the company, its front-facing camera is no joke.

Assuming we got the details right, it seems that the Vivo X5 Pro’s front-facing camera will be that of a 32MP sensor. Yes, you read that right, its front camera will have a higher resolution than the majority of smartphones out there. In fact its 32MP resolution also means that it has a resolution higher than some compact cameras in the market today, that’s insane! Read full post →Vivo’s Upcoming Smartphone Will Pack A 32MP Selfie Camera

android wear gear 2The Samsung Gear 2 is a smartwatch from Samsung that was launched early last year. It ran Samsung’s own smartwatch platform instead of Android Wear which is fine if you’re perfectly happy with the default features of the watch. However if you’re looking for more app compatibility, Android Wear appears to be the natural choice here.

Now the good news for Samsung Gear 2 owners is that if you wished the device ran Android Wear instead of Samsung’s own smartwatch platform, you’re in luck as XDA developer biktor_gj has successfully managed to port Android Wear over onto the smartwatch. This was the result of about four months worth of work and it seems that progress is a tad slow. Read full post →Android Wear Successfully Ported Onto The Samsung Gear 2

With devices like the Oculus Rift, gamers are already experiencing a more immersive form of gameplay where their view is the entire game and its world, as opposed to just staring at a computer monitor or TV. However it seems in a bid to make these games feel even more realistic, an engineering team at Rice University have created a glove that allows gamers to “feel” objects within the game.

Dubbed the Hands Omni glove, the device relies on haptic feedback to provide gamer with the feeling of touching something inside the game. According to one of the students working on the project, Thor Walker, “What we’ve made is a glove that uses air to inflate bladders underneath your fingers. So you can hook this up to a video game and when you reach out and grab a virtual object, it feels like you’re actually grabbing that object.” Read full post →Hands Omni Haptic Glove Lets Gamers “Feel” Virtual Objects

system_on_carAt the moment the headlights of our cars help to illuminate the roads we are driving on at night, and while there are some cars with smarter headlights that will be able to follow the car’s turning around bends, Carnegie Mellon University’s researchers have come up with even smarter headlights that could make its way into vehicles in the future.

These smarter headlights are basically programmable headlights that will help aid the driver in all sorts of situations. For example the researchers are working getting it to avoid illuminating raindrops or snowflakes in poor weather, and can even help to reduce glare when the high beam is being used. It will also be able to detect the lane you are driving on and illuminate it more brightly compared to adjacent lanes. Read full post →Car Headlights Of The Future Could Do More Than Just Illuminate

DRONE212At one point in time growing up, having our parents drop us off at school, kiss us, hug us, and fuss over us can be a bit embarrassing especially in front of your friends, but it looks like this dad from Knoxville, Tennessee has taken home the award as the world’s most embarrassing dad through his antics of following his daughter to school via a drone.

Chris Early, the dad in question, was told one day by his 8-year old daughter Katie that she wanted to walk to school on her own. According to Early who spoke to WVLT, “She said you’re not going to come watch me, but I had another idea,” and boy what an idea that was. He decided that if he could not be there to watch her, he’d have a drone fly above her and ensure that she got to school safe. Read full post →Dad Follows Daughter To School Via Drone

Xperia P2Recently Sony announced the Sony Xperia Z4 handset but oddly enough its launch was limited to just Japan. We later heard rumors that the Xperia Z4 is a Japan-only handset and that another flagship for the rest of the world was on its way, and if the recent rumors are to be believed, that handset could very well be the Sony Xperia P2.

Specs and dimensions of the Xperia P2 were recently posted onto a Chinese website. It’s hard to tell if these specs and dimensions are the real deal, so take it with a grain of salt for now. That being said, its specs do seem to point towards it being a high-end device. For starters it is said to sport a 5.2-inch Full HD display. Read full post →Sony Xperia P2 Is The Company’s Flagship For The Rest Of The World?

apple watchElectronics in Brazil are subject to extremely high prices, a little ironic considering that some of the companies that make your electronics such as Foxconn have operations in the country as well. That being said did you know that Apple’s most expensive Apple Watch in the country will set customers back a whopping $30,000?

This is according to MacMagazine in Brazil who has listed the prices of the Apple Watch in the US against that in Brazil. The most expensive model is the Apple Watch Edition which in the US would have cost an absurd $17,000, but after applying taxes and whatnot, it rockets to $30,000 in Brazil. So if that’s the most expensive, what is the cheapest? Read full post →Apple Watch Edition In Brazil Will Set You Back $30,000

ubeam prototypeWireless charging technology at the moment isn’t really wireless per se. You’d still have to put it on a wireless charging mat which means that there is only so much freedom you have when it comes to moving it around. The only upside is that you’ll have one less cable to trip over. However last year we reported on a company called uBeam that was developing technology that would allow for wireless charging via ultrasound.

The good news is that if you wanted to see that technology made available, the folks at TechCrunch are reporting that there are several major brands who are vying for the opportunity to invest in the company in hopes of scoring exclusive deals, which in turn would allow them to offer uBeam’s wireless charging technology at their retail locations. In fact Starbucks, a company who currently offers wireless charging in some markets, is said to be close to landing a deal. Read full post →uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is About To Be Funded

jony iveLast year Apple’s Jony Ive was reportedly quoted as saying that Swiss watchmakers were in trouble in the fact of the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch. This sentiment was shared by Swatch’s co-inventor who felt that the Swiss watch industry might have missed the boat on the whole smartwatch market.

However in a recent interview with Jony Ive and Marc Newson at the Conde Nast International Luxury Conference, Ive’s comments seem to suggest that luxury watchmakers have nothing to fear from the Apple Watch. Vogue International’s editor Suzy Menkes asked the duo on their thoughts of how the Apple Watch impacted the luxury watch industry. Read full post →Apple Watch Not A Threat To Luxury Watchmakers, Jony Ive Claims