Tag Archive: Features

LG announces new AI-based camera features for upcoming V30s at MWC

LG is turning to AI as the differentiator for its upcoming phone.

LG is all set to announce an upgraded variant of the V30 at MWC dubbed the V30s, and ahead of the event the manufacturer has highlighted a few features that will be making their way to the device. The company said that it was researching AI-based solutions for over a year now, focusing on image and voice recognition:

LG spent more than a year  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: The top 5 features we want to see

We’re in the middle of Galaxy S9 hype season right now — and that’s all well and good — both the S9 and S9 Plus look pretty great so far.

But we’ll have to wait a few more months for the most interesting Samsung phone of 2018 — the Galaxy Note 9.

That’s because the Note line could experience something of an existential crisis this year, as Samsung once again tries to figure out what makes a  [Read More…]

DJI’s new Mavic Air drone blends features from Mavic Pro and Spark

The famed drone company’s new model hits the sweet spot between its pro-level and “just for fun” siblings.

Drone-maker DJI officially announced today at an event in New York City that it’ll be launching an new mid-range hobby drone that expertly spans the gap between its $ 999 Mavic Pro and $ 499 Spark models. Called the Mavic Air, the drone is slated to cost $ 799 and will be released January 28.

Like its  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV gets new features for live TV programming

Live TV for your Fire TV.

Amazon’s Fire TV is in the news once again, and this time it’s (thankfully) not about Google removing more content from the streaming platform. Instead, Amazon is finally bringing live television programming to it.

If you’re subscribed to Amazon Channels (more on this in a bit), you’ll see a new row on your home screen that’s titled “On Now.” This is where you’ll see a list of any shows that are  [Read More…]

Google Assistant SDK picks up new languages and features

Google Assistant on third-party speakers is about to get a lot smarter.

Although the Google Assistant first launched as an exclusive feature for the Pixel/Pixel XL and Google Home in 2016, it’s rapidly expanded to other Android phones, tablets, and third-party smart speakers. The Google Assistant SDK is what allows manufacturers to add the virtual assistant to any device with a microphone and speaker, and it’s gaining a few new features to expand its usefulness.

The  [Read More…]

Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2 with new features and bug fixes

Now with picture-in-picture, smart text selection, and more.

Essential rolled out the first beta of Oreo for the PH-1 back in mid-November, and while it’s been great to play around with the new version of Android, there have been some noticeably missing features and multiple bugs that have made us anxious for beta two. This was supposed to be pushed out last week but was delayed due to “a few regressions” that Essential caught “last minute.”

However,  [Read More…]

Jacquard by Google app gets Illuminate and Find My Phone features

Making your jacket even smarter.

If you’re one of the ten people that decided to throw down $ 350 for Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Google’s Jacquard technology, you’ll be happy to know that the companion app is receiving its first major update with a couple new features to keep your jacket as smart as can be.

The latest version of the app is now 1.1.1(5), and the two biggest additions are Illuminate and Find  [Read More…]

Google Lens will gain shopping features, AR component in the works

There are some exciting features planned for Google Lens.

Google Lens wasn’t much more than a party trick when it first launched on the Pixel 2 as a part of Google Photos, but now that Google’s visual search service is integrated right within the Google Assistant, it’s quickly become a truly functional tool for finding more information on objects around you in the real world. Artem Russakovskii from Android Police recently reached out to Lens’ Engineering Lead, Rajan Patel,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo update: Top features + what’s new!

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners around the world will soon be getting their first major Android update. The upgrade to Oreo keeps the core GS8 experience the same, but brings welcome performance tweaks and a handful of new features on top of everything else this phone could already do.

First of all, though, your Galaxy S8 is still a Galaxy S8. This update doesn’t make any drastic changes to the overall look or feel of Samsung’s software, even though technically  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8: Top 8 S Pen features!

Iconic smartphone features are few and far between. Yet with the original Galaxy Note back in 2011, Samsung defined an entire category of phones. You can dismiss it as gimmickry, but the S Pen is unique — no-one has managed to do pen input on a phone as well as Samsung.

The new Galaxy Note 8 takes the S Pen’s capabilities to new levels, further refining features that Note owners have appreciated for more than half a decade. In  [Read More…]