Xiaomi, a Chinese company that makes a lot of cheap smartphones and sells more of them in China than Apple does, announced a new Internet-powered smart TV today. The TV set is called the Millet TV and it will cost the equivalent of about $500 U.S. It has a 47-inch screen that can show 3D images.
Tablets and smartphones dominate our mobile lives. So it makes sense that apps would break into our living rooms, too. Social networks like Twitter and Facebook always go nuts when a popular show premieres or finishes. Developers and companies are taking advantage of this phenomenon by making apps that complement the TV watching experience.
Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime owe a good deal of their success to parents of young children, who love that they can dial up one of their kids’ favorite shows or movies instantly and without commercials.
Here's a novel application for your Pebble watch that will make you wonder why someone hasn't already made something like it. PebbleCam is an app for your Pebble smart watch that lets you see what your iPhone camera is seeing and remotely take a picture of it.
Samsung announced its first Android-powered smart watch called the Galaxy Gear today. The Galaxy Gear syncs via Bluetooth with a new smartphone Samsung announced today called the Galaxy Note III. The smart watch has a tiny, 1.6-inch touchscreen display that shows you incoming texts, emails, and phone calls. It also has limited control functions for the Galaxy Note III.
Weather apps are the new Twitter apps. For a time, designers put their efforts into making cool Twitter apps. Twitter apps were a way to play around with different design ideas, while still appealing to a broad base of users. Twitter basically shut down all the third party apps. It wanted to take control of its platform, so the creativity in Twitter apps is pretty much dead.