Facebook is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire mobile navigation app Waze for between $800 million and $1 billion. Talks between the two companies began around six months ago, and a term sheet has already been signed, according to business daily Calcalist.
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Google has been keen to show us what Google Glass can do, and this week the company revealed the specifications behind the magic. In addition to a 5-megapixel camera capably of recording 720p video, the snazzy spectacles will pack 16GB of internal storage, and a 640×360 display that is the “equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away,” according to Google.
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a company called Paragon is showing off an awesome new tablet dock called the cTablet Docking Station. It lets you mount your device within your car’s dashboard, providing you with a cutting-edge in-car entertainment system that’s already full of all your media, your navigation apps, and lots more.
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Thanks to the original PadFone’s rather disappointing start, we thought the probability of seeing a successor at Mobile World Congress was slim at best. But we couldn’t be more wrong. Asus has just unveiled the PadFone Infinity, a 5-inch smartphone that transforms into a 10.1-inch tablet with the help of a clever docking station.
The device has some impressive specifications, including a 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera. But do you really want a smartphone that transforms into a tablet? We went hands-on with the device to find out.
We’ve spent weeks drooling over leaked renders and rumored specifications for the HTC One, but at press events in London and New York today, the device finally got its official unveiling. Thanks to all those rumors, there wasn’t a great deal of surprise in HTC’s announcement. But nevertheless, the One looks like an incredible smartphone.
In addition to its 4.7-inch LCD display, which boasts a full 1080p resolution with 468 pixels-per-inch, the One sports a gorgeous form factor (one of the nicest I’ve seen on an Android device), a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a new “UltraPixel” camera technology that captures around three times more light than than conventional 8-megapixel cameras.
While today’s smartphones may boast just as many pixels as your television and a faster processor than your PC, they’re not great at going outdoors. Drop any of them onto hard concrete without a case and you can almost guarantee you’re in for a pricey repair bill. That’s not the case with the new Samsung Xcover 2, however.
Announcing just this morning, the Xcover 2 is “the ideal smartphone for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.”
You know what the world really needs? Yet another golfers gadget. And what could be more essential to the world than a Universal Golf GPS and Smartphone Mount for your golf cart? Yes, I’m serious.
Samsung looks to be preparing to take on the iPad mini with the Galaxy Note 8.0, a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1, which is expected to be priced very aggressively. In addition to an 8-inch display, the device will reportedly offer a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, and of course, Samsung’s S Pen stylus.
If you lose a smartphone and you use a service that can track its location via GPS, ignore it when it tells you that your handset is a Wayne Dobson’s house. For the past two years, this 59-year-old retiree has had cellphone owners showing up at his Las Vegas home demanding their devices back. They turn up at all hours of the day, yelling and threatening to call the police.
But Dobson is no thief, and he doesn’t have their phones. It’s a strange glitch that appears to be affecting devices on Sprint, and its making this man’s life a misery.
At CES 2013 this week, Bracketron has unveiled a new line of in-vehicle mounts designed to stick your smartphone or tablet to your windshield or dashboard for use on the road. Both feature suction cups that’ll provide you with a safe and secure way to use hands-free apps without taking your hands off the wheel.