Author Archives: John Hoff


Sennheiser progresses in designing Project ARA sound module

Sennheiser recently announced that it was going to dip its considerable audio design and manufacturing clout into the revolution for the first marketable modular phone project, a.k.a. Project ARA. The outfit is globally known for its audio processing technology, and it is now designing one of the first premium sound modules for Project ARA.

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 touch digitizer leaked

Ok, first off, I don’t know how we can take these rumors of the Sony Xperia Z4 launching in January seriously. Yes, the CES 2015 in Las Vegas goes up at around that time, but there is just too little time in between the launch of their current flagship, the Sony Xperia Z3, really just a few weeks ago until January. Still, the intarwebs are rife with rumors – even as images of this possible touch digitizer of the rumored Z4 leaks.

Developers starting to doubt Google Glass future

While Google maintains that it is still committed to the much-hyped video device, the future is starting to look a bit wobbly for Google Glass – essentially a video camera, a processor, and a cool VR-like screen on the edge of your glasses. The entry price to get what was then an uber-cool gadget was USD$1,500, but Google Glasses no sell for half the price over Ebay. What’s more, app developers and some key personnel have actually left the project.

Chainfire releases new CF-Auto-Roots for Nexus line on Lollipop

If you haven’t heard of Chainfire, then you probably haven’t been near any rooting tools, or are not interested in getting root access to your Android device. If you have been, then Chainfire is usually one of the names that you will hear – he’s a certified Android rockstar, an XDA developer with enough cred make him easily one of the most recognizable names in Android development.

Razer outs Nabu apps ahead of launch of fitness wearable

A lot of people have been waiting for the launch of Razer’s new fitness wearable, the Nabu. Razer has very good street cred with all its gaming products and accessories, and now they’re using that cred to move into newer markets – such as the burgeoning fitness wearables niche.

Samsung Galaxy S6 may be released early, targeting MWC launch

If you’re looking for a veritable gadget factory – an outfit that launches a steady stream of low end devices and flagship gadgets – Samsung is clearly one of those. There’s a bit of strategy and marketing in timing the launch of your gadget, especially if it’s one of your flagship devices – like the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6. We might be seeing that as early as March next year.