Updated Spectacles are here; changes include new colors, HD video, water resistance and higher price

After selling 220,000 Spectacles at $129.99 a pair, Snap is back with a slightly more costly and updated version of the video recording glasses. Major changes include the ability to snap photos and record video in HD. The glasses are now water resistant and come in onyx, ruby, and sapphire. At $149.99, the new Spectacles are priced $20 higher than the first-gen model, and will offer faster uploads of pictures and videos to a smartphone. Once loaded on a handset, the images can be shared on Snap’s Snapchat messaging app.

Similar to the original Spectacles, pressing on the “record” button …

OnePlus 6 will be the first water resistant OnePlus phone

Not long after confirming some important details about the OnePlus 6 – including the fact that it’ll pack a Snapdragon 845 processor – OnePlus today revealed another thing about its upcoming flagship phone. More exactly, the company took to Twitter to indirectly confirm that the OnePlus 6 will feature some kind of water resistance. 
As you can see in the tweet below, OnePlus knows that customers “hate it” when they can’t use a phone because it’s raining. The folks at OnePlus say they hate this, too, and that can only mean one thing – the OnePlus 6 is water resistant. 
Until …

HTC U11 ad banned in the UK for misleading consumers about water resistant capabilities

HTC is once again in the spotlight but not for right reasons. Although many would believe that all publicity is good publicity, trying to mislead your customers is likely to hurt your business rather than boost it.

The Taiwanese company has been promoting the HTC U11 in the UK since last year. Starting mid-2017, HTC’s promotional campaign included an ad that was meant to highlight the new squeeze gestures of the U11.

The advert shows British Olympic diver Tom Daley using the HTC 11 at a swimming pool, jumping from the highest platform and taking selfies of himself by squeezing the …

Facebook in hot water as the FTC examines possible violation of 2011 consent decree (VIDEO)

The other day, we told you about a company called Cambridge Analytica. According to the New York Times, the consulting firm, hired by the Trump campaign in 2016, got its hands on as many as 50 million Facebook profiles without permission. The latter was used to create psychological profiles of voters. The Trump campaign employed the data to determine the areas of the country where it needed to place more ads or arrange for a personal appearance by the candidate.

When the story first broke, the Times characterized the use of the Facebook profiles as a data breach, a term that Facebook …

Pixel 2 supposedly features IP68 water resistance, 64GB/128GB storage, always on display

We’re about one month away from the official unveiling of the new Pixel phones, but we’ve already had our fair share of leaks. Some of the information surface in one of the most recent reports concerning the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones might not have been known before.

The folks over at 9to5google have obtained pictures of the Pixel 2, as well as some information about the forthcoming phone. Apparently, the smaller Pixel phone will have a dark silver back, while the front side features a shade of gray.

As far as specs go, the report says the Pixel …

Samsung officially announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro with 5 ATM water resistance and improved strap design

Just last week, at least two local Samsung websites published the official product pages for one of the company’s latest wearables, the Gear Fit 2 Pro. And while we were sitting there wondering whether this was a weird but deliberate decision on Samsung’s part, all the info was pulled, proving it was actually just mistake.

But today at the Korean giant’s pre-IFA press conference, the Gear Fit 2 Pro was finally made official, this time for real. And just as we’ve already seen, it’s little more than an update on an already existing (but still quite good) …

Samsung Gear Sport is official: 1.2" Super AMOLED display, 5ATM water resistance

Samsung just announced its newest smartwatch, the Gear Sport. 
Armed with a sleek, minimalist design, a round Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels, and an improved interface, the Gear Sport is a wearable aimed at the athletes and sport-savvy folks out there making it easier to meet your health and wellness goals as easy as it gets.

The Gear Sport is well-equipped to endure almost anything you might throw at it while practicing your favorite sport – aside from being shock-proof as per the MIL-STD-810G standard, but as a whole, …

Samsung Gear Sport shows up in leaked promo material, will offer 5 ATM water resistance

At this year’s IFA expo, Samsung is expected to launch no less than two* different wearables — one is the Gear Fit 2 Pro, which Samsung accidentally revealed on a couple of its regional websites yesterday, while the other is a hybrid smartwatch called the Gear Sport. 

We know criminally little about the latter, though — besides a schematic of its underside and the fact that it will run Tizen 3.0, the device has so far stayed under the radar. This changes today, however, as we’ve just gotten what appears to be our first — albeit a …

Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint water crisis


Singer Bruno Mars announced at a concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan that he donated $1 million to aid the Flint water crisis. 

“Tonight I want to donate 1 million dollars, to our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan,” Mars announced to the crowd, which immediately erupted in approval. Mars, along with show promoter Live Nation, donated proceeds from the sold out show to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

The foundation gives immediate and ongoing support to the community of of Flint, Michigan, which continues to suffer from toxic water supplies that were tainted when the city switched its water system to the polluted Flint River in 2014.  Read more…

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