Some freaky hardware features have gone past their time on smartphones. Interpolated 3D screens and cameras? Ha, get out of here. Two cameras on one side? Not the case. At all. In fact, another sleeping lion of a camera feature is about to hit the states with some interesting innards.
We’ve already talked about and also shown you the ASUS ZenFone Zoom and its progenitor(s), the ZenFone 2. But we’ve been wondering when we’d get our mitts on that HOYA 3x optical zoom hump for real. Paired with an already-great 13-megapixel PixelMaster camera from Toshiba and the [...]
When we reviewed the ASUS ZenFone 2 — or, at least one of them — this year we noted that for an unlocked phone, this thing sure had quite the bloatware. The company sure loves packing on those feel-good additions where possible but this one might just take the cake, especially when we’re talking about the fuss iOS is going through with its apps.
AdBlock Plus has signed on with ASUS to get its services pre-loaded and activated on the manufacturer’s in-house internet browser for Android starting early next year.
There are only 15 million users reportedly using [...]
We weren’t expecting this one for our holiday guide. The ASUS-made Nexus 7 tablet from 2013 has been running at about $200 as of recently. Now, as we hear of another Nexus 7 coming our way via Huawei, we are in house clearing mode as a Groupon slash the price of the old one down by half.
$99.99 is the price for the 16GB tablet. It was included in the Android 6.0 updates, too, so if you’re really in it for the deals and steals of tech this season, get it while you can with a “Limited time remaining!”
Source: Groupon Via: PhoneDog
Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store.
Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you’re the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you’re getting and how it fits the person you’re getting it for.
Like a sommelier does with wine, we’re given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when [...]
Ah, Taiwan. For tiny quasi-country not recognized by the UN, it can fit a lot onto an island. Home to great food, extremely varied climate and a ton of techies — semiconductors to original equipment manufacturers to plain ‘ol manufacturing in general. HTC has set up shop here along with Acer and ASUS.
To make Taiwan feel important. the Ministry of Economic Affairs puts out an annual valuations list of the 20 largest global companies in the country.
And for the third year in a row, Asustek has grabbed the top dollar spot on the list, cashing in at US$1.78B. Yeah, we [...]
Remember those deep discounts on the Nexus Player we told you about? Actually, we should probably ask: do you remember the Nexus Player? Do you want a new Nexus Player? Well, if you’re happy with your Chromecast and you know it, clap your hands because at $35, you’re paying $64.99 less for a more practical Google TV interface.
But if you like a great deal and have a Target nearby, shop around and see if you can snag a Nexus Player on last-stage clearance. Depending on the store, you may see Nexus Players going for $24.98.
If you see the red sticker on [...]