All sessions from Google I/O 2014 now available online

If you missed the Google I/O Developers Conference this year, or if you were keeping track online and missed some of the sessions – do not fret, the next best thing is here. Google has made all 73 sessions of Google I/O 2014 available – including the tech-laden keynote led by Google head honcho for Android Sundar Pichai and a few more top names at Google.

Samsung patents ultrasound stylus tech in Korea

It seems that Samsung might be eying a rather big shift in how it implements its S Pen technology. The Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service or KIPRIS has just published the manufacturer's patent application for a technology that utilizes ultrasound waves in order to pinpoint the location and state of a stylus when used with a mobile device such as a smartphone.

Ritot projects time and notifications onto your hand

Wearable technology is still very much a baby in terms of what can be dreamed of and what can actually be done. A new product that is trying to get into the market is trying to get people excited about the fact that you can now project the time and your notifications onto your skin. Yes, if things go well, Ritot will become the first projection watch in the market.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha (Galaxy F) rumored to launch in August

Some South Korean tech media outfits have now been pushing stories of Samsung launching what they call the Samsung Galaxy Alpha some time in August, one month ahead of the anticipated launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 in September, with which the Alpha is rumored to lock horns with. The Galaxy Alpha, with its rumored metal finish, sounds a lot like the Galaxy F which had been making the rounds in tech blogs a few weeks back.

Android Wear now gets a Calendar app

As the Android Wear platform is slowly gaining traction in the wearable technology market, with the arrival of the LG G Watch, the Samsung Live Gear and the upcoming Moto 360, apps that are specifically for the smartwatches are coming in. One of the most basic needs of wearables is a calendar app that is small enough to fit into the watch but also big enough to actually read.

Commndr for Google Now removes ‘Note to Self’ voice prompt

Commndr for Google Now was a very welcome addition for users who wanted even more functionality for Google’s personal assistant program for mobile devices. But the “note to self’ prompt before every command was something some people found three syllables too many. The latest update to the app has now removed that prompt and you can go directly to what you want your phone to do without you actually touching it.

Xperia Overlay brings new Android look to 2011 Sony devices

For owners of Sony Xperia devices that were released in 2011, back when they were still Sony Ericsson, looking at all the advances that the OEM has made these past three years can be a source of envy. But now you can finally join the world of the new Sony Android UI that we’ve all been enjoying. All it takes is to install the “Xperia Overlay” firmware that will transform your 2011 phone into a new one, of sorts.

Android Wear can light lamps and make you popcorn

OK, so maybe it won't directly make you some movie time chow, but your Android Wear watch smartwatch can at least turn on the popcorn maker to start the process. In fact, it can turn on and off almost any smart appliance, taking the new generation of smartwatches beyond the simple notification mirroring that Google has so far been demonstrating.