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Medge’s Tech Packs carry and charge your phone and tablet

Medge’s Tech Packs carry and charge your phone and tablet

9:00 am on January 7, 2016 in Accessories

If you’re tired of carrying around a USB battery in your pocket, Medge’s bags and backpacks might interest you. Medge has a number of products that have USB batteries built into them with wires running through the body to exposed ports on the bag’s outside, similar to the headphone cables that companies have been running headphone cables through backpacks for[Read More…]

Google announces new Android TV and Google Cast speaker partners as well as multi-room audio coming to Google Cast speakers this year

Google announces new Android TV and Google Cast speaker partners as well as multi-room audio coming to Google Cast speakers this year

8:45 am on January 7, 2016 in Android TV and Chromecast
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Without actually being present for any big announcements themselves, Google has had a presence at CES this year, with a number of new Google Cast speakers as well as AndroidTV units being announced. Google has this morning welcomed their new partners and announced expanded functionality for Google Cast speakers coming this year. Android TV Major TV manufacturers using Android TV[Read More…]

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Lego Education wants to teach kids about robotics and code with WeDo 2.0

Lego Education wants to teach kids about robotics and code with WeDo 2.0

8:30 am on January 7, 2016 in Other News
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Lego Education (the part of the company with 100% less Star Wars than usual) has announced the release of its WeDo 2.0 kits for classrooms at CES 2016. WeDo is a classroom kit that allows kids to build Lego solutions to tasks and learn about physics, coding and robotics along the way. The new version is a serious update to[Read More…]

Netflix is now available (pretty much) everywhere on the planet

Netflix is now available (pretty much) everywhere on the planet

8:15 am on January 7, 2016 in Apps and Games, Other News
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Netflix just announced near-global availability of their service during a keynote presentation by CEO Reed Hastings, announcing the birth of a new “global TV network”. The streaming video service is now available in 130 new countries, with a commitment from the company to add more in-language content to address the needs of consumers in these new markets. In addition to[Read More…]

Samsung makes the connected fridge a reality with the Family Hub

Samsung makes the connected fridge a reality with the Family Hub

8:00 am on January 7, 2016 in Other News
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Samsung’s made good on the “connected fridge” idea at CES 2016 with the launch of its Family Hub refrigerator, due for release later this year. The Family Hub is is intended to recapture and reinvent the time in years gone by when the kitchen fridge was the place we’d stick pictures, make note of appointments and share information with the[Read More…]

Sony announces new 4K AndroidTV TVs coming in 2016 – Marshmallow updates are coming for 2015 models too

Sony announces new 4K AndroidTV TVs coming in 2016 – Marshmallow updates are coming for 2015 models too

10:43 pm on January 6, 2016 in Android TV and Chromecast
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At CES today, Sony unveiled a new series of UHD HDR TV’s with Google’s Android TV platform running. This is Sony’s second generation of Android TV units, and the new series will be available in two series in a range of sizes from early 2016. The higher end XBR-X930D series will be available in 55″ and 65″, while the highest[Read More…]

Fitbit Announce A New Addition To Their Lineup, The Blaze

Fitbit Announce A New Addition To Their Lineup, The Blaze

10:20 pm on January 6, 2016 in Accessories, Android Wear and Smartwatches
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Announcements are coming thick and fast at CES 2016, with many new smartwatches being unveiled. Today, the company that arguably made wearable tech a household requirement had their turn. Following on from Casio, New Balance, Samsung and Huawei, Fitbit have announced a new smartwatch, the Blaze, adding to their ever-expanding collection of devices. The Blaze is “its smartest, most stylish,[Read More…]

3D video camera available from Vuze for under US$1000

3D video camera available from Vuze for under US$1000

10:13 pm on January 6, 2016 in Other News
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With the focus on 3D, as well as VR these days thanks to Samsung’s Gear VR, Google’s Cardboard, Occulus’ Rift, HTC’s Vive and so on, there’s a massive cry for content to feed these devices. The need isn’t just for content, it’s easily creatable and shareable content and this is where 3D and animation content creator Human Eyes and their[Read More…]

Intel and New Balance to launch their own Android Wear watch later this year

Intel and New Balance to launch their own Android Wear watch later this year

8:30 pm on January 6, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches
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Intel’s press events are generally quite fun, with a lot of aspirational technology announced, but they also announce new partnerships and upcoming products. The latest announced today is a partnership with sportswear maker New Balance, which will see a range of new products released over the coming years. The first out of the blocks will be an Android Wear watch[Read More…]

Samsung expands its Chromebook line as demand grows

Samsung expands its Chromebook line as demand grows

3:32 pm on January 6, 2016 in Chrome OS and Devices, News
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Not content with watches, fridges and crossover tablets, Samsung has also taken the wraps off a new Chromebook today, unveiling the Chromebook 3 at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Like other Chromebooks before it, Samsung’s Chromebook 3 is designed for use on the road, weighing in at just 2.5 pounds, it’s comfortable to hold and use with improved grip. A[Read More…]

Sony The Latest To Announce Google Cast Speakers at CES

Sony The Latest To Announce Google Cast Speakers at CES

3:19 pm on January 6, 2016 in Android TV and Chromecast, News
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It now seems that everyone is doing it. Google must be over the moon for so many companies to be adopting their Google Cast technology into their wireless speakers. This morning we reported on Harmon Kardon announcing their new Omni+ range of wireless speakers, and now it is Sony’s turn. Sony is introducing new audio functionality to their speakers to[Read More…]

Harmon Kardon Announce Multi-Room Speakers With Google Cast Support

Harmon Kardon Announce Multi-Room Speakers With Google Cast Support

11:00 am on January 6, 2016 in Accessories, News

Here at Ausdroid we have covered and reviewed quite a few multi-room speaker setups, most with Google Cast support. All the big names are starting to throw their hats into the ring as the world becomes more connected. Now well known speaker company Harmon Kardon is having their turn. Over at CES, Harmon Kardon have announced their new multi-room audio range,[Read More…]

Samsung unveils first Galaxy device that isn’t Android, in the Galaxy TabPro S 12″

Samsung unveils first Galaxy device that isn’t Android, in the Galaxy TabPro S 12″

10:21 am on January 6, 2016 in News, Tablets
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Until now, Samsung has reserved its Galaxy name for Android devices, but that ends today with the Korean giant unveiling the Galaxy TabPro S, shown above, a giant prosumer tablet powered by Windows 10. By integrating the most popular features of tablets and laptops, Samsung things its onto a winning formula, with a full notebook PC functionality in a lightweight[Read More…]

Samsung releases new Gear S2 range to greet the new year

Samsung releases new Gear S2 range to greet the new year

9:58 am on January 6, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, NFC
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Samsung claims leadership the wearable category, and while we somehow doubt the veracity of that claim, its Gear S2 range is certainly a contender. Though it isn’t Android Wear, Samsung’s Tizen platform has finally come of age, and as I discovered last year in my review of the Gear S2 (and Gear S2 Classic), these are remarkably enjoyable and usable watches. Plus[Read More…]

Android Distribution numbers for December are now live – Marshmallow still straining for 1% market share

Android Distribution numbers for December are now live – Marshmallow still straining for 1% market share

9:52 am on January 6, 2016 in Android Development
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It’s that time of the month again, Google has taken stock of all the devices hitting the Google Store and collated the Android version they’re using and supplied some nice data for developers to check. Google supplies this data to help developers choose what versions of Android to target, but really, it’s 4.0 upwards these days to get the best[Read More…]