vector smartwatchFor those who are unfamiliar with timepieces, every year there is a watch event held called Baselworld where watchmakers from around the world come together and show off their latest products. Now this year’s Baselworld was particularly exciting as the event saw the debut of smartwatches from otherwise more traditional companies, like Breitling for example.

It also saw two smartwatches from Vector make their debut – the Luna and the Meridian, and for those who have been keeping tabs, you will be pleased to learn that these two smartwatches have been pegged for a general release come September later this year. For those who are unfamiliar with Vector, they are a company founded by former Timex CEO Joe Santana, so safe to say that they have some experience with watches. Read full post →Vector Smartwatches Will Be Launched In September


Are you a fan of drones? If you are and you’re more of a hobbyist rather than a professional who uses the drones for work-related matters, you might be interested to learn that Parrot has recently unveiled an entire new series of minidrones. These drones will target users who want to use them in the air, land, or sea, so depending on your preference, there is something for everyone.

Starting with the Airborne models, these are drones that can take to the skies. It will come in two variants – Cargo and Night. Each weighs a mere 58 grams and can be controlled via Parrot’s FreeFlight 3 mobile app after pairing it with the drone via Bluetooth. They also come with built-in cameras, albeit VGA quality, allowing you to snap photos as it flies. The difference in the models is that as their names imply, the Cargo version can carry a tiny payload while the Night model has built-in LEDs that can be used to fly around at night. Read full post →Parrot Announces New Minidrones For The Sea, Land, And Air


fcc-net-neutralityOver the years we have seen an improvement in mobile security especially when it comes to smartphone theft. Companies like Apple and Google have made it so that it is harder for thieves to access your data which in turn will deter them. They have also created features that lets you wipe a phone and render it useless remotely, thus reducing its resale value.

However not all OEMs have gotten on board with these features and this is something that the FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is urging them to do. While it is currently not compulsory for OEMs to include features like data-wiping or remote locking, this is something that Wheeler is urging OEMs to adopt. Read full post →FCC Urges Smartphone OEMs To Adopt Anti-Theft Technologies



bmw-i3Smart driving cars appears to be the way of the future, or at least that’s what many carmakers are speculating as more of them are starting to develop the technology themselves. Now it seems that over in China, we might have a new player in the form of Baidu who has recently announced that they will be launching their own self-driving car by the end of the year.

Baidu and BMW have an existing partnership that was announced back in 2014. Now it seems that their partnership could be bearing fruit in the form of a self-driving car. Now this isn’t a commercial release but rather a prototype that will test Baidu’s own self-driving technology, with the car being made by BMW. Read full post →Baidu’s BMW Self-Driving Cars Could Launch End Of The Year


google logoIn a ruling made last year by the EU, Google was ordered to entertain “right to be forgotten” requests which basically scrubs links related to a person/organization from Google’s own search results. According to the recent numbers, Google has apparently denied about 59% of the requests, something that French privacy watchdog CNIL isn’t too happy about.

So much so that they have issued Google an ultimatum and have given them 15 days to delist links globally or face sanctions. Now it seems that the CNIL isn’t demanding that Google agree to every request, but at the moment the delisting of links seems to only apply in the European region, but the CNIL is asking Google to remove it on a global scale which we suppose makes sense. Read full post →French Privacy Watchdog Wants Google To Delist Links Globally


nokia moonrakerA couple of years ago when wearable technology like smartwatches were starting to catch on, there were rumors that Nokia might have something in the works. We kept hearing about rumors of the device until one day they just stopped, presumably because Microsoft had killed the project upon acquiring the company.

Well if you were curious as to what Nokia could have had in the works, you’re in luck because thanks to Evan Blass (more affectionately known as @evleaks), he has stumbled upon an image on a Tumblr page that supposedly shows off what the Nokia smartwatch could have looked like. Read full post →Nokia’s Now-Cancelled Moonraker Smartwatch Revealed


volta chargingAs it stands electric car charging stations aren’t as widespread compared to gas stations. This means that you will need to know where you want to go lest you find yourself stranded in the middle of the highway with no more juice left to power your car. Of course car makers have been trying to create more EV charging stations, but they can’t be expected to cover everywhere, right?

Well this is where Volta comes in. For those unfamiliar, Volta is a startup company based in Honolulu and what they have done is increase the number of EV charging stations. These EV stations are also free but if you’re wondering what’s in it for Volta, how about ad revenue? Yup, the company basically provides free EV charging stations and in return, these stations will feature an ad display. Read full post →Charge Your Electric Car For Free By Looking At Ads


samsung-galaxy-s6-edge_012If the rumors are to be believed, Samsung could be working on a larger version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge dubbed the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Last we heard the rumors suggested that the phone could feature a display between 5.4-5.5 inches which makes it slightly larger than that of the Galaxy S6 Edge’s 5.1-inch display.

However according to a report from the folks at SamMobile, they have heard from their sources that the upcoming smartphone’s display will be even larger. Assuming their sources have it right, the upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (or whatever it will be called) could sport a display of 5.7-inches. This essentially makes it the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Read full post →Alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Specs Revealed


Earlier this month you might recall that music identification tool SoundHound launched their own voice assistant software called Hound. The app is currently in beta but so far from initial impressions, it seems that many were very impressed with Hound’s capabilities. Well if you’re wondering how it stacks up against the competition, wonder no more.

The folks at Typhone.nl have conducted a test between the various voice assistant features on multiple platforms. This meant that Hound had to go up against more established players such as iOS’ Siri, Android’s Google Now, and Microsoft’s Cortana. So how did Hound fare against all the competition? Pretty damn well. Read full post →SoundHound’s “Hound” Beta Blows Away The Competition In Tests


Fujifilm-X-T1-camera-leakThe Fujifilm X-T1 is one of the better and more underrated mirrorless cameras around, especially when you have companies such as Sony constantly advertising their cameras everywhere. While the camera is pretty decent, there are probably some things and improvements that photographers would like to see in its successor.

This then begs the question, when will we see the Fujifilm X-T2? Considering the X-T1 was announced just last year, a successor will not be announced so soon. According to the folks at Fuji Rumors, they have learnt from one of their sources that the X-T2 could be announced a few months after the X-Pro2. Read full post →Fujifilm X-T2 Will Be Announced After The X-Pro2 [Rumor]