“It’s not the camera, but the person behind the camera that makes great pictures.”
Every seasoned photographer will bestow these words of wisdom on the less financially equipped. But in the case of smartphone cameras, superior hardware really makes a world a difference if you want great photos.
Just when I thought Motorola’s Moto Mod attachments for its Moto Z, Z Force and the new Z Play Droid couldn’t get anymore over the top, out comes the Hasselblad True Zoom.
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are two of Lenovo/Motorola’s finest smartphones and its Moto Mods are the best shot at making modular phones a reality (at least until Google’s Project Ara launches next year).
Joining the Z family is the new Moto Z Play Droid, an Android device with mid-range specs, a long-lasting battery and one feature the Z and Z Force don’t have: a headphone jack.
But you may not care for any of those things because it’s so big.
Technically, the 46mm (diameter) Gear S3 is two smartwatches. It comes in a Classic and Frontier version. Both have identical specs and a Swiss-inspired watch case designed in partnership with Swiss designer Yvan Arpa. Read more…
Google’s Alphabet is shaking things up at Nest… againFortune reports, and Mashable has confirmed, that the tech giant is moving several software developers back to Google. Nest will continue to make, sell and market its hardware, but those developers will now work on Google’s broader Internet of Things platforms.
The move isn’t too surprising given what’s been happening with Nest — and the broader category of smart-home devices — over the past year. Nest has been dogged by lots of bad press about former founder and CEO Tony Fadell and the company’s inability to ship new products, which led to Fadell’s departure earlier this year. The same period has seen the rise of the Amazon Echo and its digital assistant, Alexa, which is rapidly developing into the leading smart-home platform. In response, Google announced its own “smart speaker,” Home, in May. Read more…
It isn’t clear why the app didn’t allow users to zoom so easily before, instead forcing iPhone users to change their phone’s setting to allow zoom before forcing a super awkward three-finger double-tap to get a closer look. It was like athletics for your fingers. Read more…