LG Electronics announced its LG G Pro 2 phone Wednesday night, a high-end machine with a bigger 5.9-inch screen, front-facing flash, Android 4.4 KitKat, more powerful speakers, and a technology called Knock Code that lets people unlock their phone with a particular pattern of taps on the screen.
The South Korean company detailed the phone just ahead of the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, saying the 4G-equipped phone will be sold in the Korean market. Details about pricing and availability elsewhere aren't yet clear.
Plenty of phone details have emerged already from leaks and LG itself, … Read more
At least one major PC maker is expected to show an Intel "Bay Trail" tablet running 64-bit Windows 8.1 at Mobile World Congress, according to a source familiar with upcoming plans for those tablets.
Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung are some of the most prominent PC makers to offer Windows 8.1 tablets running on Intel's Bay Trail chip. To date, Windows tablets based on Intel's newest -- and redesigned -- quad-core Atom processor have run in 32-bit mode.
One of the most oft-cited reasons for going 64-bit is to address more memory, beyond the … Read more
There have been plenty of videos of GoPro cameras surviving in crazy circumstances, but none of them have a surprise ending quite like this one. Mia Munselle found a camera in the pen where she keeps three pigs. The footage she recovered from it explains how it got there.
The camera fell from an airplane carrying skydivers last summer. Munselle told Crave she didn't discover it until recently due to the simple fact that she doesn't spend much time walking around in the pen. She confirms the camera is a GoPro Hero, either a 1 or a 2.… Read more
Apple has pushed back the delivery of its high-end Mac Pro computer to April.
The listing for the sleek, black, cylindrical computer on the company's US online store shows that both the Quad-Core and 6-Core versions of the Mac Pro won't be available to ship until April. Previously, ship dates were posted for February but then were pushed back to March.
The device, which is 9.9 inches tall and weighs 11 pounds, went on sale in December. The computer comes with a hefty price tag, starting at $2,999 and customization add-ons that can push the cost … Read more
Valentine's Day is approaching, and we know what that means: another off-the-wall promotion from Uber.
The on-demand car service is adding the ability to order skywriting messages from its app for select cities on Friday.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be an "UberSKY" option on the app for users in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Dallas. If you get a confirmation, an Uber rep will call you and take down your message, which can be up to 12 characters long.
The splashy Valentine's Day promotion is part of a … Read more
Ars Technica is reporting on a fix following its review of the 2013 Mac Pro where it noted especially poor performance of the new system when running Autodesk Maya 3D modeling software. Initially, the suspicion was that the issue was with Apple's drivers, or perhaps some other aspect of OS X, but after an investigation involving AMD, Apple, and Autodesk engineers, a solution has been found.
Apparently when running Maya 2014 on the new Mac Pro, the software performs very well, but when you push the polygon count of rendered scenes to a high level, performance on the new … Read more
GoPro is GoingPublic.
The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, which makes rugged videocameras that show the exploits of skiers, bikers, surfers, and even toddlers and dogs, said Friday that it's filed its initial paperwork to hold an initial public offering.
"The offering is expected to commence after the SEC completes the review process initiated by GoPro's confidential submission on Friday, February 7, 2014, of its draft registration statement," the company said. That confidentiality means it's not yet possible to pore through the company's financial results.
For decades, Japanese companies like Canon, Olympus, Pentax, and … Read more
LG is slated to host a press event on February 13 where it's expected to show off the follow-up to its Optimus G Pro.
The company sent out invites to Korea-based reporters on Friday. CNET sister site ZDNet Korea received an invite. The image shows only a door creeping open, footsteps, and the phrase, "Knock-knock knockin' on." The event will be held at LG Twin Towers in Seoul.
Several rumors have cropped up recently about the G Pro 2. LG has said that the device will come with optical image stabilization, but has been loath to provide … Read more
The LG G Pro 2 may add beefier speakers to its list of enhancements.
The successor to the LG G Pro will be equipped with a high-powered 1-watt speaker system, Korean news site ETNews said on Thursday. The bass will also be bassier courtesy of thicker speakers, while the sound itself promises to be clearer as well as more powerful. Overall, the audio output will be a 30 percent or more improvement over that of the LG G Pro, the site claimed.
Further, users will be able to adjust the sound level and other features via a dedicated app.
Though … Read more