From the beautifully crafted and compact Moto X to the phenomenally long-lasting Droid Maxx with its ridiculously high-capacity battery, Motorola's new Android smartphones for 2013 have a lot to offer. And thanks to Motorola Mobility's recent acquisition by Google, its latest mobile phones flaunt some truly innovative Android features. … Read more
The HDMI Forum, the nonprofit body that oversees the HDMI specification, recently announced version 2.0. There were numerous changes, not least support for higher frame rates than are possible with the current 1.4 specification.
Do you need to upgrade? Will your cables still work? What does this mean for the future of TVs? Do you care? Answers for all these questions (except maybe the last one) below...… Read more
Legend has it that an NFL player practicing in Super Bowl week heard one of his coaches shriek the cliche: "There is no tomorrow!"
The player replied: "Well, if there's no tomorrow, I'm not staying here." He then walked off.
The question, therefore, is what you would do if you were in a job interview and you realized the world was about to end.
The Chilean arm of LG decided to test this hypothesis, while at the same time showing off its no-doubt marvelous 84-inch Ultra HD TV.
Pushing to make the industry dream of 4K TVs a market reality, Samsung unveiled a mammoth new 98-inch S9 model on Thursday at the IFA electronics show and, perhaps more notably, an OLED prototype with the higher screen resolution.
TV makers, eager to find a new selling point for TVs now that flat panels are no longer a novelty, are hoping that quadrupling the number of pixels to the 4K range -- 4,096x2,160 is one option -- called Ultra HD or UHD. That's a notable change, as long as you're sitting close enough to your TV, … Read more
A year later than expected, HDMI 2.0 has arrived, bringing support for higher-end high-resolution 4K TVs to the widely used video-audio connector technology.
The previous, 2009-era version of the High Definition Multimedia Interface, HDMI 1.4, supports 4K "Ultra HD" video, but with some limits: at a resolution of 3840x2160 it worked at up to 30 frames per second, and at 4096x2160 it reached only 24fps.
HDMI 2.0, though, can cram more bits down a high-speed HDMI cable -- 18 gigabits per second rather than 10Gbps for HDMI 1.4. That means it supports 4K video … Read more
A Ultra Camera is a useful camera app that looks good, but it offers little new to the field of camera apps and lacks some other useful options. Integrating Aviary editing tools -- a common practice for many free apps on the App Store today -- the app has quite a few tools in place, but the strength of Aviary's suite is also a weakness, as the app fails to stand out in any significant way.
After loading the app, you can start taking photos right away. Choose your options, open the camera, and take a photo. It is … Read more
Since Always On first started torture-testing gadgets over a year ago, the people have been calling for a television to go through the paces of destruction. Well, people, the time has come. While sparks are sure to fly in this much-anticipated torture test, we even have a TV-themed future tech and unboxing to boot.
First up, the crew journeys south to see what's brewing at Sony Pictures Studios. The answer is 4K...lots and lots of 4K. This technology turns your living room viewing experience into a night at the movies and even brings 50-year-old classic films back from … Read more
If resolution is as important as some say it is, then this should be no contest. On one side, we've got a 50-inch Ultra HD 4K LED LCD. On the other side, we've got a 720p plasma. A $500 50-inch plasma.
Head-to-head, with a variety of content and objective measurements, how do they compare?
The results may surprise you.… Read more
The Moto X and new Droid smartphones are always listening and waiting for your next command. Motorola's latest devices have a feature known as Touchless Control, which enables the device to perform hands-free commands at a second's notice, even if it is in sleep mode.
The phones can also be programed to automatically read text messages aloud when you are driving and be silent during meetings or while you are sleeping.
Touchless Control builds upon Google's … Read more
Motorola delivered a punch with its new Droid smartphones. Partnering with Verizon Wireless, the company announced the Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, and Droid Maxx at a press event in New York City last month. All three handsets are equipped with Motorola's custom X8 Mobile Computing System, 720p displays, 2GB of RAM, and 10-megapixel rear cameras. Motorola isn't pushing the specs, however, but is instead focusing on the unique features it has bundled with the devices.
Here's a list of some of those features and instructions on how to use them:
1. Motorola Migrate
It can be a … Read more