Verizon and Ericsson test 5G on the historic Indy Speedway (VIDEO)

What can be more fitting than for Verizon and Ericsson to test its zippy 5G network right on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the location for this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 race. This mobility test was able to achieve data speeds as high as 6.4Gb/sec in a car traveling faster than 60mph. The test employed Ericsson’s advanced radio technology. Some of this technology is designed to send signals to a specific user, even if that user is a moving target traveling at a rapid speed. This so-called beam forming and beam tracking replaces the current scattershot approach where signals are sent …


Scary video of sea lion dragging girl underwater is why you shouldn't mess with nature

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If you think sea lions are the cutest, you might think again after watching this absolutely terrifying video of a young girl being dragged underwater.

The mobile video, shot by college student Michael Fujiwara in Steveston Harbour in Richmond, British Columbia, shows a massive sea lion swimming and grabbing bread that someone threw into the water. 

At one point, it hops up from the water really close to a little girl, who was kneeling near the dock’s edge. 

The animal suddenly leaps from the water, grabs the girl’s dress and drags her into the water. Read more…

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Telegram 4.0 released with video message support, Telescope and Bot Payments

The team behind Telegram has just announced a range of new features that are now available in the latest version of the application. Telegram 4.0 has been recently released to include important new functions like video messages and Telescope.

Once you download Telegram 4.0, you’ll be able to send video messages to your contacts. Simply head to any chat on Telegram and tap the mic icon to switch to camera mode. Then, tap and hold the camera icon and record your video message.

The application compresses video messages and sends them even as they are being …

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is a mashup of two all-time classic video games, out on Android and iOS

Hey, love classic video games? Of course you do, who doesn’t! It’s hard to talk about classic games without mentioning either Arkanoid or Space Invaders, which are both mashed up in Square Enix’s brand new and potentially awesome game, now live both on iOS and Android!

Non-ambiguously dubbed Arkanoid vs Space Invaders, it’s a combining gameplay elements from both classic titles, which essentially means that you will be shooting down hordes of enemies and destroying blocks at the same time. 
With over 150 levels and 40 unlockable characters on deck, …

HTC celebrates 20 years of innovation by looking back and looking ahead (VIDEO)

Days after introducing its latest phone, the U11, HTC released a video that celebrates its 20 years in the competitive business of manufacturing mobile devices. Because the company often built handsets for other firms, you might not have realized that HTC was involved in the production of many game changing smartphones. That includes the first Android powered handset, which was marketed in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G1.

In early 2010, Google launched the Nexus series with the Nexus One, which was actually built by HTC. The Nexus branded devices all feature stock Android, which eliminates …

HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more

A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. The phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube. However, it has been posted on another site. The video reveals some of the functions of Edge Sense, a new feature that opens some applications when the bottom sides of the unit are squeezed together. Edge Sense gives the phone’s user the ability to snap a picture by using Edge Sense like a shutter button.

Squeezing in the sides also opens …

TNT and TBS announce major updates to both networks' streaming video apps

Cable networks TNT and TBS have announced that major updates are getting pushed out now for the pair’s streaming video apps. Those using the apps on mobile platforms like iOS and Android will receive the update, as will users of Apple TV and Amazon Fire. The updates will include complete redesigns of the apps and will also add new platforms such as Roku, Chromecast & VIZIO SmartCast. Later this year, the apps will be offered on certain game consoles and connected televisions.

The redesigned TNT and TBS apps will be the first from major television networks to employ a technology called …

Video of Moto X (2017) presentation reveals dual camera, IP68 certification rating and more

We’ve seen various leaks of the Motorola Moto X (2017), and today’s leak might be the best one yet. The unannounced handset was the subject of an official presentation, and while a video played on a front screen promoting the specs and features of the phone, someone was in the back recording the presentation on the sly. The Moto X was the flagship series for Motorola until last year’s Moto Z handsets took over.

According to the presentation, the Moto X (2017) is equipped with a 5.5-inch display. The newly announced Snapdragon 660 chipset is under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU …

HTC U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording, new video teaser suggests

HTC wants us to get excited about its upcoming flagship smartphone – the HTC U 11. The handset will be officially announced next week, on May 16, but, before that, HTC released a new video teaser to keep our interest piqued.

HTC’s new video – embedded above – is quite short, and is accompanied by a “360 real-life recording” caption. From this, we can conclude that the U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording – or maybe 360-degree video recording, too? This is the second U 11 feature that HTC is (kind of) confirming, after the phone’s squeezable frame – apparently …

Updated UI makes it easier for Android users to video chat on WhatsApp


Video calling launched on WhatsApp last November. Already, the app hosts on an average day 340 million minutes of video calls. There are an average of 55 million video calls made each day on the messaging app, which was purchased by Facebook for a final price of more than $21 billion back in 2014. WhatsApp’s voice and video calls are free, even to other countries. That’s because both features employ a carrier’s internet connection.

Now, WhatsApp has made it easier for Android users to launch video chats thanks to an updated UI. A dedicated video calling button is available that starts …