He's back John Callaham 28 Apr 2016 35 Former Motorola president Rick Osterloh has returned to Google. Osterloh will be in charge of Google's hardware teams, including Nexus, Chromecast and Google Glass. Re/code reports: A Google rep confirmed that Osterloh has joined the company as its newest Senior Vice President, running the new hardware product line and reporting to CEO Sundar Pichai. Osterloh left Motorola in February, after it was acquired by Lenovo. He previously worked at Motorola while Google owned the company and now he will lead a new unified hardware division with his return to Google. Besides Nexus, Chromecast and Google Glass, Osterloh's division will also be in charge of Chromebooks, the OnHub router team and the experimental ATAP group, which has developed Project Tango and Project Ara. Living the Pop life Review: Caseology’s Nano Pop is the best slim but sturdy Galaxy S21 case There’s a mountain of Galaxy … [Read more...] about Former Motorola leader Rick Osterloh heads back to Google to lead hardware projects
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Nerd Party What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever. Alex Dobie 13 May 2016 43 [ ]/google-io-2016) It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N , VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech. With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016. A new venue Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo credit: Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Aside from what's actually announced and shown at Google I/O 2016, attendees will experience this year's conference in a new way, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Google's hometown of … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!
Apple's iPhone 12 lineup has only been on virtual shelves for a few months, and already the mobile phone world has turned its attention to the iPhone 13 (or whatever Apple names its next flagship) and the three other variants expected to join the lineup: the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo . The latest rumor: a 120Hz always-on display à la the Apple Watch (and like many Android phones have had for years). Rumors were circulating about Apple's 2021 phone lineup even before the last Apple event , which unveiled the iPhone 12 . And the leaks are only going to ramp up as we get closer to the next iPhone release date. Read on to find the latest rumors about the iPhone 13's price, design, specs and more. We'll update this story as new information becomes available. Read more: iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12 Now … [Read more...] about iPhone 13 rumors: Release date, price, cameras, and all the leaks
Let me guess: You're still carrying a phone you're terrified of dropping. Even though the iPhone 12 passed our scratch and drop test with flying colors, thanks to its ceramic shield screen, Apple still recommends using a case (and the same goes for the not-so-hardy Galaxy S21 ). So you cocoon it in an add-on case , maybe with a finger loop for extra safety, and end up with a package that makes a mockery of your "thin" phone. If so, it's time to consider one of the new breed of rugged phones, which range from slim to attractively chunky. They all have built-in drop-and-dunk resistance, no case needed. And they typically offer a slew of useful features no iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone can replicate. If you think the typical phones have become universally boringly excellent, you're right -- so prepare to be excited all over again. Read more: Best waterproof camera for shooting underwater video in 2020 … [Read more...] about Stop buying breakable phones, and you won’t even need a case anymore
When Tim Bajarin needs to get away from it all, he heads for the bottom of the ocean. Twenty metres below the surface, the California-based IT consultant likes to sit for half an hour and just watch the fish swim by. “This is my personal aquarium,” he said. A veteran of more than 120 dives on trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean over the past 30 years, Bajarin has been forced to set aside his scuba kit for the foreseeable future. California is on statewide lockdown after the governor ordered residents to “shelter in place” until the coronavirus threat passes. So Bajarin has been swapping his dive mask for an Oculus Quest virtual-reality headset, using 360-degree videos in an app developed by National Geographic to return to the deep. “I’m sitting in my easy chair and it’s as if I’m swimming right next to a manta ray – just like I’ve done many times, except I’m not getting wet,” he says. ESCAPE INTO A VIRTUAL WORLD If ever there was a moment that millions of people needed a … [Read more...] about We’re stuck at home – could this be the moment virtual reality travel takes off?