Google Lens is coming to other Android flagships and the Apple iPhone

AI/AR powered Google Lens is a feature currently found only on Google’s Pixel line. You could consider it a way to use your camera instead of your voice or fingers to initiate a search. Whatever you take a picture of becomes the subject of an internet search. This was unveiled last May during Google I/O 2017, and Google Lens will soon be made available for other handsets.

Google Lens will soon be supported by flagship phones from manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, and Nokia (HMD). The feature works with the English language only, but can be found in various countries …


ZTE Blade X2 Max coming soon to Cricket Wireless

The Blade V9 is not the only smartphone ZTE plans to introduce in the United States this spring, but it might be one of the few high-tier devices coming from the Chinese handset maker.

It appears that a mid-range Android phone that goes by the name of ZTE Blade X2 Max will be available in the US via Cricket Wireless, though details about release date and price remain a mystery.

In fact, aside from a picture of the device that was obtained by AndroidAuthority, no other information about the smartphone was made public. However, we expect this one to be a mid-range phone since it’s …

The sequel to Warhammer Quest is coming to Android in March

Warhammer Quest, one of the better titles in the Warhammer franchise, is a tactical turn-based mobile game developed by Rodeo Games and launched back in 2013. In the meantime, the Rodeo Game’s co-founder Ben Murch decided to start another studio called Perchang, which released a very successful game called … Perchang.

In fact, the reason Perchang was able to release of Warhammer Quest 2 is the success it achieved with its first new game. Warhammer Quest 2: The End of Times made its debut on iOS last year and costs $4.99.

Earlier this week, Perchang confirmed the sequel to Warhammer …

Essential says "a new wave" is coming on February 15 – will we see a new phone?

Several months back, Essential confirmed that it was working on a next-generation handset, saying that this should be easier to repair than the original Essential Phone. Now, the company is getting ready to announce something on February 15 – that’s Thursday – and this might have something to do with a new smartphone. 
Essential took to Twitter to inform the world that “a new wave [of something] is coming” on February 15. The company also shared an image – seen above – showing what resembles the fingerprint scanner of the first Essential Phone. This could mean …

Render of Moto E5 Play shows that the phone is coming to Verizon

Thanks to a render disseminated today by super leaker Evan Blass, we now have a fresh look at the Moto E5 Play, which is headed to Verizon Wireless. Pre-paid carrier Cricket Wireless will also offer the same handset under the Moto E5 Cruise name. Last month, we showed you a render of the Moto E5 which is the first Motorola handset to feature a rear-facing fingerprint scanner since 2011’s Motorola Atrix. The scanner will be located under the rear camera, and will contain an image of the iconic Motorola batwings logo.

The Moto E5 Play, the first “Play” variant for the Moto E budget line, will …

No less than 157 emojis are coming to Android and iOS in 2018

Back in December, Unicode presented those interested with an expanded list of emojis that might be coming to mobile platforms like Android and iOS this year. The list wasn’t final, so we had to wait two more months for the Unicode Consortium to publish the list of characters that smartphone makers can include on their devices.

Dubbed Emoji 11.0, the list contains no less than 157 emojis that you might see on Android and iOS devices in the second half of the year. One interesting fact is that the list includes emojis with different hair color and style for the first time: red hair, white …

Tesla is coming to 800 Home Depot stores

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Tesla is going mainstream. No, not the electric cars. 

Elon Musk is bringing his solar panels and Powerwall batteries to 800 Home Depot locations in the U.S., Bloomberg reported this week. That’s a big boost for the venture, previously known as SolarCity. The products, also available for sale on Tesla’s website, will now be exposed to more customers’ eyes.

The dedicated spaces inside Home Depot stores will be Tesla-branded and be staffed by Tesla employees. In some retail locations, the large installations will include a visual demonstration of how the devices work. According to Bloomberg’s report, the new areas will arrive the first half of the year.  Read more…

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Mario Kart is coming to mobile!

One of the most famous and beloved Nintendo franchises – Mario Kart, is driving its way to our mobile devices. The game is called Mario Kart Tour and is expected to be available for kart enthusiasts by March 2019. 

The announcement was made through the Twitter account of Nintendo America, stating the game was in development. 
The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z— …

Instagram's 'Type' mode is coming to your smartphone!

 

Popular social media Instagram is releasing a new feature for its stories, called ‘Type’, and it brings to the table the ability to type (what a surprise!) in various styles. The new feature was already available in some regions, but with Instragram’s latest update it will be released worldwide.

What is different about the new feature is it requires absolutely no images whatsoever, all the magic is done using words instead. You can use different new fonts and styles to express what you felt right after you ate that delicious mac-and-cheese, …