Google on Reddit AMA: Nexus Imprint, lack of wireless charging for Nexus 6P, 5X

A number of engineers and product managers from Google who are specifically working on the newly released Huawei-made Nexus 6P and the LG-made Nexus 5X went on Reddit recently for an “ask me anything” (AMA) session. They fielded questions about the Nexus Imprint, which is the fingerprint-based security system of the new Nexus phones. They also answered questions on the obvious lack of wireless charging on the two phones, especially since starting with the Nexus 4, Google was actually a fan of Qi Wireless Charging.

Samsung, Photobucket, team up for photos app to rival Google Photos

During its heyday, Photobucket was one of the most popular photos app out there, and was one of the best ways of organizing your images online. But suddenly, the competition got stiffer, and other better and more powerful photo organizing apps came our way and the website/service lost a bit of significance. Now, it’s back with a vengeance, at least for Samsung Galaxy devices, as it teams up with the Korean OEM to create an app that can go up against Google Photos.

Sony Xperia Z5 takes over top position at DxOMark mobile image, video benchmarks

And just like that, a new mobile gadget is on top of DxOMark’s rankings for best mobile camera images and videos. Taking over from the former leader, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, is the Sony’s newest flagship, the Sony Xperia Z5. It follows the high standards for mobile camera sensors of the Sony Xperia line – always known for having good cameras and taking great pics and videos.

NVIDIA launches GeForce NOW game streaming service, SHIELD in Europe

It does seem like game streaming is the newest bandwagon in town, and everybody who’s able is now launching their own version of game streaming services. Now included in that group is graphics and gadget manufacturer NVIDIA. They’re announcing the launch of a service called “GeForce NOW”, which will allow you to stream high quality gaming titles from the cloud to your NVIDIA SHIELD devices.

Facebook makes improvements to mobile profiles, including video

Whether you were so looking forward to it or dreading it, we all knew that sooner or later this would happen. Facebook is now bringing video profiles to your mobile apps, because apparently, pictures aren’t enough. This is just one of the many improvements that the social networking giant is bringing to the app version, since apparently people visit FB profiles more than four billion times a day (we have that much time on our hands???) and we want our profile pages to look “nice” for these virtual visitors.

Samsung Gear S2 available tomorrow, October 2 in the US

We're now in the last quarter of the year. This means gadget makers will be busier than ever to release new products and services before the holiday season starts. One of those leading the pack is Samsung by making the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic ready for purchase. Starting tomorrow, October 2, you can buy the smartwatches from Macy's Herald Square, Best Buy, Amazon, and Samsung's online store.

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed: First Android Wear device with 4G support

We didn't since this one coming, after all, LG has just released the limited edition Watch Urbane Luxe a few weeks ago. LG has decided to surprise the audience with the first Android Wear smartwatch to feature cellular connectivity. The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition now features not just Bluetooth or WiFi but also 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. This means it can work to make calls on its own and not just work to receive those calls.

LG intros V10 smartphone, first of the V Series phones

LG has finally unveiled the new smartphone in the form of the V10. So that rumor turned out to be true. It's not a G4 Note or a G4 Pro but this LG V10 which was also accompanied by the 2nd-gen LG Watch Urbane. The LG V10 may really sound something new because it's the first V phone--a new series that mainly targets those people who use their mobile devices for multimedia experiences.

Chant Sport releases eco-friendly, waterproof, 360 degree speaker

With the number of Bluetooth speakers flooding the market, OEMs need to have a differentiating factor for their products in order to stand out (and to market the heck out of it as well). House of Marley has been producing some fine audio accessories, and their latest one, the Chant Sport is a speaker that boasts of eco-friendly design, waterproof capability, and a 360 degree sound chapter as well. Should it be enough to make a dent in the market?
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