Google launches its own mobile network for Nexus 6 owners

Google mobile network Rumors of Google launching its own mobile network have finally been proven true, as the company has announced Project Fi. Google will soon be offering a wireless service to owners of the Nexus 6 smartphone, although it will be invite only at first. Google is now a mobile carrier. Today the company has made official its plan to offer wireless service to owners of its Nexus 6 smartphone. It’s called Project Fi, and Google is launching an early invite program beginning today. “Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what’s possible,” the company wrote in a blog post. Video About Google mobile network The service is only available for the Nexus 6 and requires a special SIM card for Project FI — it will work with both existing Nexus 6 devices and new ones. Google says that right now the service is only available as an “early access program,” and during that program it won’t work on other phones. Google’s new offering is unique in that the company will charge consumers only for the data they use rather than hit them with a flat monthly fee that comes with a preset amount of data. If you fail to use all the data you’ve paid for, Google will refund you the difference. Read more Source:Chris Welch   Image Source:Chris...

iMac with Retina 5K display Review

iMac with Retina 5K display The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year’s high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops. When Apple announced the iMac with Retina 5K display toward the end of 2014, it didn’t come as a shock. The Cupertino-based company slimmed down its previous-generation iMacs two years earlier, and it felt like a matter of time before they would join a growing fleet of Retina-equipped products that now includes the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and the new MacBook. Video About iMac with Retina 5K display Going one further than 4K, the Retina iMac’s 5K display features a pixel-resolution of 5,120 x 2,800, which lends it more than 14.7 million pixels – four times that of the non-retina 27-inch iMac. But instead of running at its native resolution, which would render elements on the desktop uncomfortably tiny to use, the new iMac uses the same pixel-doubling scaling as Apple’s Retina smartphones, tablets and notebooks to make icons, text and Retina-coded apps appear incredibly sharp and detailed. Read more Source:Kane Fulton Image Source:William...

HP Pavilion x360: A colorful back-to-school laptops

HP Pavilion x360 Review The Pavilion x360 is the more interesting convertible. Its 11-inch $410 model is nearly $100 less than Microsoft’s Surface 3 (not including the $130 keyboard), and it’s powered by a Pentium N3700 processor and 4GB of RAM. The new back-to-school laptops and hybrids from HP emphasis flexibility, and offer a wide array of options for components, features, and even colors. Nearly all the products announced on April 22 are available with Intel or AMD processors, and with HD (1,366×768) or Full HD (1,920×1,080) displays, in touch or non-touch versions, and many start right around $500, which will be good news for back-to-school shoppers. The Pavilion x360 line of fold-back hybrids has been updated with new 11-inch and 13-inch models. Of those, the 11-inch is the more interesting, as it moves up to Intel’s new Core M processors, the much-talked-about chip that powers Apple’s 12-inch MacBook, among other laptops and hybrids. Older Celeron and Pentium chips are also available. Video About HP Pavilion x360 The 11-inch Pavilion x360 has a fanless design, a key feature in many Core M systems, and will come in several colors, including silver, red, purple and green. The display, while a touch screen, is a lower-resolution 1,366×768 panel, and the memory can go up to 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Read more Source:Dan Ackerman Image Source:Intel in...

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: The best compact Android phone gets a makeover

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact packs a larger screen than its predecessor in the same size body, it has tonnes of power, it’s completely waterproof allowing for underwater photography and it has a good camera. Sony’s Xperia Compact handsets aren’t like your average ‘mini’ branded smartphones. While the vast majority of smaller flagship handsets share the same design as their larger siblings, the small screen isn’t the only thing that helps keep the price down. Instead, most have a reduced specification as well, making customers compromise on performance for the sake of a cheaper, smaller handset. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, however, does the exact opposite by tweaking the design and keeping the high-end specs. Video About Sony Xperia Z3 Compact It’s still quite expensive for a ‘mini’ phone, as contracts currently start from around £27.50 per month for 1GB of 4G data, while SIM-free prices haven’t dropped much below £325, leaving it feeling quite pricey for a six month old handset. This is particularly true when last year’s set of full-sized flagship phones now cost roughly the same on contract as retailers make way for this year’s Galaxy S6s and One M9s. There’s still a lot to like here, though, especially when the upcoming Xperia Z4 looks to be such a minor spec-bump, giving little impetus for existing owners to upgrade. If anything, it should help the Xperia Z3 Compact’s price to fall in the coming months, making it better value than ever. Read more Source: Katharine Byrne Image Source: Waldemar...

Nokia mobile plans to sell in 2016

Nokia Mobile Many people thought that we had seen the last of Nokia when they sold its Lumia devices business to Microsoft. Luckily that’s not the case it will be back on 2016 selling mobile phones. Nokia is reportedly planning to get back into the mobile phone business, despite having sold its handset division to Microsoft. That 2013 deal precludes Nokia from selling phones under its own brand until next year, but the company is already plotting a return as soon as the embargo lifts, according to Re/code. Video About Nokia Lumia 1520 Nokia has been nibbling away at the mobile market over the past couple of years, despite its non-compete agreement with Microsoft. The company has produced a homescreen, dubbed ZLauncher, for Android devices – providing a firm hint of the company’s thinking when it comes to the operating system it might use for future Nokia handsets. That homescreen also appeared on the Nokia N1, an Android tablet that the company unveiled at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. If Nokia did re-enter the mobile business, it would almost certainly have to rely on a third-party manufacturer to physically build the handsets. Nokia disposed of its manufacturing plants and supply chain as part of the £4.5 billion deal with Microsoft in 2013. Read more Source:Barry Collins Image Source:John...