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Latest Sharp Aquos phones feature slow motion playback effect

Sharp isn't making a very grand announcement about the special feature but the latest smartphones from the company can play videos at rates of up to 2,100 frames per second (fps) for a slow motion effect. While other brands are adding 4K video capability, Sharp is adding slow video playback as a unique feature of newest flagship phones running Android. The latest models--Sharp Aquos Series, Aquos Xx, and the Aquos Zeta--all boast of cameras that can shoot at 210 fps in 854 x 480 pixel resolution in FWVGA mode or 120 fps in Full HD recording mode.

Verizon offers no activation, upgrade fees with Edge

Starting May 31, loyal customers of Verizon Edge can upgrade their plans anytime as long as their device is already paid. This makes it simpler and easier for them to upgrade to a new phone under a good deal. Availing of the Verizon Edge will bring more savings and benefits to subscribers. No need to pay anything toward a new Edge device but you need to pay the amount over 24 months, without any interest.

Google to launch two Nexus phones but no tablet this 2015

We've been saying that Google might release two new Nexus phones simultaneously but we're silent about the next Nexus tablet. Truth is, we haven't heard any information yet and looks like we know the reason why: there will be no Nexus tablet this year. After Huawei was tipped to be manufacturing the next Nexus phone, LG was soon rumored to be making another Nexus phone. We're expecting two units this year and we'd probably hear about them at the upcoming Google I/O conference.

Rumor: Android M to have new update guarantee for Nexus devices

You’ve heard of the Android update initiative that failed a couple of years back, right? Well, just so we’re clear from the beginning, this is not that. According to well-placed sources, Google is planning a new set of update guarantees as the new “Android M” version of its mobile platform rolls out. This will particularly affect Google’s Nexus devices.

Early press renders of new Asus ZenPad show 4:3 tablet

The Computex event is still a week away, but one of the expected new product to be launched is a new range of ASUS ZenPad tablets, and this time it will be powered by Intel. Some leaked press renders of the new devices show that indeed it has a 4:3 aspect ratio screen, following in the footsteps that other brands like Apple, Samsung, and Acer have been doing. The images also show us some new things which we can look forward to when it's officially announced next week.

Samsung tablet with Intel proc, 4GB RAM spotted on Geekbench

There have been rumors that Samsung plans to refresh its premium tablet lineup this year. And then we see this new device show up in Geekbench’s databases – a Samsung tablet that defies imagination, as it seems. It’s got an Intel processor and a whopping 4GB of RAM. What could this device be? Let’s take a closer look at the details.

AT&T bringing mid-range LG G Pad F 8.0 to consumers

If you're in the market for a mid-range tablet to replace the current one you have that has been with you for five years or so, AT&T is offering you up the LG G Pad F 8.0, which they're marketing as both a work and a leisure device. This comes on the heels of the rumors that the carrier will not be marketing their two-year contract anymore by June 1. But seeing as they are still offering it for this tablet starting May 29, then maybe the rumors may be wrong.

Turn unused gadgets into surveillance equipment with AtHome Camera

Surveillance equipment used to just be the territory of the CIA, spies, and pop culture. But now that a lot more people are constantly traveling or are leaving their pets at home or the kids with the nannies, we've seen the resurgence of nanny cams, pet cams, etc. But getting the actual equipment can be quite expensive. Now, all you need are unused gadgets and an app called AtHome Camera and you can set up your very own home surveillance system.

SHIELD Tablet + DirectStylus 2 = artists’ digital dream?

Old school artists may probably scoff at the idea of drawing on a tablet, but the more digital ones may actually welcome it (or the challenge of it). But they may not be too happy at the limitations the tablets and styluses in the market bring. But time-lapse videos from artists using NVIDIA's SHIELD tablet and the DirectStylus 2 and its technology show that they can do so much more than just sketch outlines or do basic drawings on the mobile device.
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