The Yotaphone is a stylish smartphone and e-ink reader combo.
After weeks of speculation, the Yotaphone 2 has finally been announced. The smartphone/e-ink device has undergone some big changes this time around, with a much more user-friendly and robust e-ink screen than the original model.
The main display of the Yotaphone 2 is a 1080p AMOLED 5″ screen that carries a fantastic 441ppi. On the other side you’ll find Yota’s AlwaysOn e-ink display, which is ideal for managing notifications, ebooks and general outdoor use.
With an array of new features, it’s now easier than ever to share tasks between both screens, and both have been radically improved to streamline how they use battery life. It’s also thinner, lighter and a lot sturdier than the original device.
25 facts about the UK’s mobile internet addiction that prove, for better or worse, we’re all digital natives now
A study of 2,000 smartphone users in the UK has revealed that the youn Brits struggle the most when without an internet connection, with 50 per cent of 18-24 year olds admitting that they would feel “completely lost” if they are out and about and could not get online.
According to a new survey by Telenav, developers of Scout – a free sat nav app with offline functionality – nearly a third of respondents in the 18-24 age bracket say that they would have little use for a smartphone that didn’t have an internet connection, and 37% say they use an internet connection on their handheld more than any other feature, including making calls.
Telenav have summarised its finding in the below infographic, which also reveals 85 per cent of young Brits also say they can’t read a map, and even more shockingly, 80 per cent wouldn’t even feel comfortable navigating by road signs alone to reach their destination.
Google Glass 2 will be with us next year, but what can we expect from it?
Google Glass has had decidedly mixed reviews since it’s launch earlier this year. Some say the eyewear is a vision into the future (no pun intended), while others say it’s nothing more than a gimmick. With a pair of the spectacles still costing £1000 from the Play store, Glass are far from a cheap investment, but that hasn’t stopped Google from being ready to soon launch the second version of the eyewear. Here’s just some of what you can possible expect.Powered by Intel
Intel has recently been in the media discussing a tiny new x86 processor named Quark. The processor is built for smaller devices, and we’re led to believe it’s going to be the new processor found within Google Glass 2.New designs
One of the best things about the original Google Glass was the wide array of styles and designs that users could choose from. It’s expected that Google will be partnering with various design houses to produce a new set of colourful specs.
Buy the OnePlus One 16GB version for £229 and the 64GB version for £269.
Bargain alert. For those who have been waiting to get their hands on a OnePlus One, now is the time to do so. The team over at OnePlus have made both the 16GB and 64GB version of the One available today without any invite needed.
Follow this link to get the deal.
The Sony Xperia Z4 will be debuting in 2015. Here’s everything we know about it, so far.
Sony hasn’t rested on their laurels when it comes to expanding their flasgship Xperia range, so much so that we’ve already got our hands on the early specifications sheet for their latest device, the Sony Xperia Z4.Sony Xperia Z4 specifications: Display size: 5.4-inch QHD Triluminos Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Memory: 4GB RAM Battery: 3420mAh Camera: 20.7-megapixels rear
On paper, these specifications look fantastic, but we strongly believe that we’ll see a slightly upgraded processor used instead of the Snapdragon 805 rumoured to be included. With the unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z4 happening at CES 2015, expect to see the device released in March.
YouTube and Play Music have combined for the new YouTube Music Key service.
The new subscription service that looks to bring YouTube and Play Music All Access into the ultimate music subscription service is finally here. YouTube Music Key enables users to enjoy music within the background of their device, while also downloading videos on to their device for offline listening.
Although the library is pretty much the same, with Music Key, users will be able to experience more indie bands, remixes and concerts that what’s currently available solely through All Access. Play Music All Access will also receive 50,000 music videos for users to enjoy.
Existing Play Music subscribers will get the benefits of YouTube Music Key free of charge, while new subscribers to YMK can try the service for 6 months for free, before paying £7.99 per month for the service and a Play Music account.