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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Jawbone's Jambox Bluetooth Speaker

Jawbone's Jambox Bluetooth Speaker brings big sound to a small package. This speaker has beautiful designs that makes it look and feel as striking as it sounds. Now on Sale at 

Droid Turbo 2 announced with shatterproof display, 48-hour battery

The Droid Turbo 2 is here, and by far the most impressive thing about it is the phone's "shatterproof" display. We've dropped it plenty of times, and the Turbo 2 has come out unscathed every time. So it seems Motorola's ShatterShield is tougher than your average flagship.

From a design standpoint this is one of the better-looking Droids we've seen yet and remains super comfortable to hold. Droid emblem aside, it looks like a Moto X from every angle, but a more powerful one. The Droid Turbo 2 has a Snapdragon 810 processor (versus the Moto X Pure Edition's Snapdragon 808 chipset) and a far larger battery that Motorola claims will last 48 hours We've heard that number before only to be let down, so we're not ready to crown the Turbo 2 as any kind of battery champion just yet.

Software support is also a big unknown. Verizon took a long time to get Lollipop on the first Droid Turbo, so there's no telling when the Turbo 2 will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But if durability, longevity, and deep customization options are what you're after — and you're a Verizon customer — the Droid Turbo 2's looking pretty good in that regard. It's launching just two days from now on October 29th for $26 per month (32GB) or $30 per month (64GB) on 24-month installment plans.

Daniel Kaufman, Pres. & CEO, Reagan Wireless Corp.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Samsung releases new pink Note 5 to combat iPhone 6S in South Korea.

The South Korean electronics giant is bringing two new colours of the Galaxy Note 5 to its home country -- just in time for the iPhone 6S' October 23 launch.

The premium smartphone battleground hit a new level of intensity last month when Apple began its ongoing worldwide rollout of the iPhone 6S, which on October 23 will finally hit South Korea. Local giant Samsung, however, is looking to make its Californian rival fight for every inch of marketshare.
On Thursday, the South Korean company announced it will be releasing the Galaxy Note 5 in two new colours, titanium silver and pink gold. Particularly noteworthy is the pink gold variant, which seems to be a direct response to Apple's rose gold iPhone 6S.
Though the announcement only pertained to South Korea, a Samsung spokesperson told CNET that "the introduction of new colour variations for the Galaxy Note 5 will gradually be expanded to other Asian countries but release details are still being worked out."

The smartphone, which has been praised for its strong build quality and camera, now comes in five colours: the new two options, as well as the original gold platinum, black sapphire and white pearl.
Samsung certainly has reason to boost its lineup ahead of Apple's new offering. 13 million iPhone 6S units were sold during the device's first weekend of availability globally. Meanwhile, market analysts at TrendForce expect that Samsung's global smartphone shipments in 2015 will see a 1 percent decline from 2014, following seven straight quarters of falling profits for the company, which is still the industry marketshare leader.
This move also isn't the only market-specific release from the company. On Wednesday the company unveiled the Z3, a 5-inch smartphone that runs on Samsung's own Tizen operating system aimed at India's budget phone market, with a selling price of 8,490 rupees ($130, AU$180 or £85).

Daniel Kaufman, Pres. & CEO, Reagan Wireless Corp.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Google Patents Holograms For Glass, Which Could Involve Magic Leap.

Today Google published a patent application for using holograms in a head mounted display like Google Glass. It would effectively let Google create augmented reality experiences that superimpose computer-generated imagery (CGI) atop the real world. Filed in March 2014, the patent shows Google’s research into how it could merge its head mounted display technology with AR.
But what’s perhaps more fascinating is how the patent contextualizes Google Inc leading the $542 million funding round for augmented reality startup Magic Leap. One possibility is that Google’s smart eyewear could be the hardware platform for Magic Leap‘s AR content.

When asked about the patent and its significance, I got this boilerplate no-comment response from Google: “We hold patents on a variety of ideas – some of those ideas later mature into real products or services, some don’t. Prospective product announcements should not necessarily be inferred from our patents.” But let’s dive a little deeper, though the patent might never be exercised and there’s no official word on how it could relate to Magic Leap.
While Google’s original Glass initiative faltered due to the hardware’s clunkiness and lack of real-world utility, it’s still in the smart eyewear game. It’s selling versions of Glass for enterprise, according to 9To5Google’s Stephen hall. Meanwhile, Business Insider’s Jillian D’Onfro recently reported that Google is trying to revive the Glass initiative through what it’s calling Project Aura.
One way to make smart eyewear more useful would be to allow projected content to interact and react to the real-world behind it, rather than just being pasted on top. The new patent “Lightguide With Multiple In-Coupling Holograms For Head Wearable Display” details how Google could potentially do this with augmented reality via holograms. It describes how “with augmented reality the viewer’s image of the world is augmented with an overlaying CGI, also referred to as a heads-up display”.

But who would make the holograms projected in Google’s smart eyewear? Magic Leap is one possibility.
Over the past few years, Magic Leap has filed a bunch of trademarks for forthcoming augmented reality content. These include characters, titles, and games like Super Bionic Bitforce, Roadkill Warriors, Monsta BattleMoonstone Monsters, Moonsters, and my personal favorite, Flutterboard, which refers to “flying sentient skateboards”. 
This patent and trademark research came from legal technology firm SmartUp Legal. The company’s founder Mikhail Avady tells me “I believe Google wants Magic Leap to be the content provider for Google Glass. If we look at their trademark applications, it shows very story and content based trademarks. Magic Leap wants to turn the world into a movie theater and Google wants it to be through Glass.”
That could be a logical factor in why Google Inc, not Google Capital or Google Ventures, but the core technology company itself, led the half-billion dollar round in Magic Leap. For Glass to become a popular augmented reality platform, it will need great content — something Google’s never been great at it. But with tons of gaming talent, Magic Leap could perhaps one day make must-see AR experiences that run on Google’s hardware.

Daniel Kaufman, Pres. & CEO, Reagan Wireless Corp.