LG to Give Optimus G Pro Eye-Controlled Video Feature
LG today announced that a forthcoming software update to the Optimus G Pro will let users control video playback with their eyes. The feature, called Smart Video, will use the camera to recognize when the device owner is looking at the phone's display during video playback. When the owner turns their eyes away from the display, the Smart Video software will automatically stop the video playback. Similarly, it will resume video playback when the owner's eyes return to the screen. The software update also adds a picture-in-picture feature, called Dual Camera, that lets users take still images with both the main camera and user-facing camera at the same time. This second feature builds on a capability already present in the Optimus G Pro, called Dual Recording, which does the same thing, but with video. The software update also adds a TV remote control, the ability to customize the color of the LED lights surrounding the home button, colored emoticons, and the ability to pause/resume video capture to create a single video file. The software is being rolled out to the Korean variant of the Optimus G Pro in April first, with other variants and premium devices to follow.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Captures and Plays 4K HDR Video
Apr 16, 2018
Sony today announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, a high-end Android phone that boasts some of the most advanced imaging features available in a mobile device. The XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display (16:9 aspect ratio) that Sony says is 30% brighter than its previous mobile 4K screen.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Apple Showcases iPhone 7 with New Home Button
Sep 7, 2016
Apple today announced the iPhone 7, the latest version of its flagship product. The device is machines from aluminum and features a refreshed design.
LG V30's Floating Bar Born from the Nixed Second Screen
Aug 14, 2017
LG has revealed details about the user interface that will front the forthcoming V30 handset, and the company has fully done away with the Second Screen that appeared on the V10 and V20 devices. The V30 adopts LG's FullVision display aspect ratio (18:9) and the company no longer feels the Second Screen — a small display that sat above the main display — is necessary.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.