In other hardware news that doesn’t deal with plummeting through the sky to your death, Walmart has begun selling an Android smartphone that costs $10. Actually the exact price is $9.82, which depending on the sales tax in your area, is just over the $10 mark. Here in Las Vegas, that means it’ll cost around $10.60.
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Google has announced that your Android Wear watch will no longer need to be connected to your Android phone in order to have data access and online capabilities. This is all thanks to the new cellular support that Google has brought to Android Wear as of yesterday’s announcement.
Vuzix has announced today that their iWear VR headset has won eight different International CES 2016 Innovation awards including two “Best Of” awards, one for gaming and one for Virtual Reality. With all the news lately revolving around other headsets like the Gear VR and Oculus Rift, it is always interesting to see other headsets out there holding their own.
Recently it was announced that the Consumer Edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset would be hitting store shelves in the near future (November) and would cost a mere $100. Well pre-orders are now live for the new VR headset over on BestBuy as well as Samsung’s own website, and still for the mere $100 price tag as well.
Back in August of this year we reported on a rather cool device called the Touchjet Wave. What this device does is turn your current HDTV into a giant touchscreen Android tablet basically. One of the issues some people pointed out was that this would lead to a ton of finger prints on your TV, especially with kids, even though you don’t actually have to touch the screen for it to register as a tap. Well it looks like Touchjet decided to make a new device that solves this problem called the Touchjet Pond.
In pretty much 20 minutes from now Google will be going live with their Nexus event and, of course, they will also be live streaming the entire thing for anyone who can’t actually be there. So if you are looking for where to watch the Nexus event, you can do so here or pretty much every other tech website on the internet, or YouTube as well.
The wearables category of mobile devices has gone from being a niche space in consumer electronics to becoming the new frontier of mobile hardware and software development. San Jose based tech firm, Titanium Falcon, hopes to join the ranks of Google, Apple and Fitbit with a clever offering of their own; a gesture driven smart ring known as Talon.
Razer’s currently existing series of audio devices/headsets called Kraken now have some new headsets added to the line. This time, however, the new headsets are geared towards use with mobile devices, mainly for mobile gamers. Anyone needing an in-line mic and plenty of stereo sound can use these though.
You may remember last week when it was reported that Google’s modular Android phone called Project Ara was being ‘recalculated’ and that there was a possible change in plans coming to the project. The Project Ara Twitter account, where all of this was originally announced, also stated that we can expect more updates to arrive this week. Those updates have begun and the first one is that the release of Project Ara is being delayed till sometime in 2016.