Google Maps gets ‘glanceable directions while navigating’ for Android and iOS
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by Ryan McNeal
1h ago
Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority Google is widely rolling out a glanceable directions feature for the Maps app. The feature is available on Android and iOS. You’ll need to turn the setting on first to start using it. Google Maps is about to become a lot more useful on your lock screen. The app is getting a new setting called “Glanceable directions while navigating.” Back in February 2023, Google announced the Maps app on both Android and iOS would get a glanceable directions feature. This feature would allow Android owners to see where to turn, as well as get live ETAs all from ..read more
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Catch the Brave 7 4K Action Camera at $130 in Amazon Lightning Deal
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by Matt Horne
2h ago
With summer on the way and adventures to be had, an action camera can be the ideal way to capture your best moments. That doesn’t mean spending $400 on a GoPro when the Brave 7 4K Action Camera is more than capable. It’s also more than affordable right now, with an Amazon Lightning Deal dragging it to an all-time low price of just $129.99. AKASO Brave 7 4K30FPS 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera for $129.99 ($50 off ..read more
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Mobile VR headsets: What are your best options?
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by Edgar Cervantes
2h ago
Mobile VR has come to mean something very different in 2024. Just a few years ago, inserting your smartphone into a headset was a great and relatively cheap way to enjoy virtual reality. Those efforts never achieved much popularity however, so the best mobile VR has evolved into standalone headsets like the Meta Quest. Otherwise most headsets are still tethered to a PC or console, such as the Valve Index, Bigscreen Beyond, or PSVR 2. Apple’s entry into the market has further shaken things up. We’ll have to wait to see its long-term effects, but even two years from now, this list could look rad ..read more
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Meta Quest headsets to start collecting ‘anonymized’ data after next update
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by Ryan McNeal
4h ago
Credit: C. Scott Brown / Android Authority Meta emailed Meta Quest headset owners to announce it would begin collecting “anonymized” data after the next software update. The data will include information on hand and body movement, eye tracking, your physical environment, and more. The company claims it will use the data to build better experiences. Meta’s Quest headsets are some of the most popular VR devices on the market. However, privacy concerns have kept some people away from the brand. Meta’s latest announcement won’t do anything to assuage those feelings either. Meta already makes ..read more
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Ditch the glasses: This tablet delivers a 3D experience without the hassle
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by Ryan McNeal
5h ago
Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority ZTE has launched a second-generation glasses-free 3D Android tablet called the nubia Pad 3D II. This new tablet has an 80% increase in 3D resolution and a 100% boost in 3D brightness compared to the previous generation. ZTE has upgraded the tablet with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Last year, ZTE released the nubia Pad 3D, known as the Leia Lume Pad 2 in the US. Its claim to fame is its glasses-free 3D technology that uses AI to convert 2D images and video into 3D. Regardless of whether you think 3D is a gimmick or not, ZTE is taking another stab at ..read more
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TP-Link Deco X55 router dives to just $69.99 in best deal yet
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by Matt Horne
5h ago
We use our routers every day and grumble if we get sub-optimal speeds or poor signal, so why not do something about it? TP-Link is among the top brands in the connectivity space, and the TP-Link Deco X55 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router has never been cheaper than it is today. If you catch the deal in time, you can upgrade for just $69.99. TP-Link Deco X55 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router for $69.99 ($40 off ..read more
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is top value at $530 off
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by Matt Horne
6h ago
We’re advocates of stepping back a generation when it comes to getting value for money on your next phone. This is especially true if the latest model is only a modest upgrade, as in the case of the jump from the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 to the Z Fold 5. With the 18-month-old Z Fold 4 down to a new low of just $1,269.94 on Amazon right now, this is the more affordable way to get on the Samsung foldable train. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 for $1,269.94 ($530 off ..read more
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TECNO unveils Camon 30 Premier, debuts first in-house imaging tech
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by Ryan McNeal
7h ago
Credit: Tecno TECNO announced it will launch the Camon 30 Premier in Q2 2024. The Camon 30 Premier will feature the company’s first-ever in-house imaging system called the TECNO PolarAce. The firm claims this imaging system allows for industry-first 4K/30fps full-scene AI-NR HDR video capture. It’s MWC 2024, and there have been plenty of exciting announcements, including TECNO’s next Android phone — the Camon 30 Premier. The company’s upcoming phone will feature its first-ever self-developed pre-imaging signal processor (ISP) chip. The next iteration in the Camon series sports a refreshed ..read more
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Samsung Galaxy S24 review: Should you buy it?
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by Robert Triggs
7h ago
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This phone offers two headphone jacks, one ridiculously low price
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by Hadlee Simons
8h ago
Credit: Adamya Sharma / Android Authority Nubia has showcased the Nubia Music phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It has two headphone jacks, while Nubia claims the speaker is six times louder than other phones. The phone will cost just $149 when it launches in Europe later this year. Nubia is known for its REDMAGIC gaming phones and Z series flagships, but it’s been branching out recently. We already saw the Nubia Flip 5G foldable, and the brand has also shown off a music-focused phone at Mobile World Congress 2024. The imaginatively named Nubia Music stands out from most other ..read more
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