Review: Nokia 5300
For what it claims to be, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic provides a good mix of features for a very reasonable price. As a phone, the 5300 has functionality and features that are on par with other Series 40-based devices. The user interface is highly customizable and can be configured to suit just about all users' needs. While the camera rates only average scores and won't be replacing your digital point-and-shoot any time soon, it is perfectly acceptable for day-to-day image capturing and sharing. The music player works well, is easy to use, and sounds good. When you consider the cost of other MP3 players that have a 1 GB capacity, the $99 price point of the 5300 (with 2-year contract from T-Mobile) makes it a very cost-efficient choice for those looking to combine phone and music player functionalities.
Google's Tour Creator Lets Anyone Create VR Expeditions
May 9, 2018
Google today introduced Tour Creator, a tool that allows people to create and share their real-world experiences via virtual reality. Google explains that to make a VR tour people can use their own 360-degree photos and supplement them with imagery from Google Street View.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
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.
Audi and Volvo to Adopt Android Auto
May 15, 2017
Google today said carmakers Audi and Volvo plan to build Android Auto into their next generation of cars. The companies already offer limited support for the platform in select cars.