Want to have a good laugh? You will want to check out Google Glass’ latest TV appearance. We are also hearing Google is testing 480p and 1080p in their YouTube app. And if you are looking for an affordable tablet, we also have something to show you.
Google Glass is bound to be the subject of many a joke in the coming years. It’s a new technology, and as such, it will receive a lot of attention. Sometimes negative, sometimes positive and sometimes straight up hysterical.
Google Glass made an appearance at The Daily Show, in which the crew makes fun of the innovative gadget. Some of their points may be true, but we are geeks here, so we are definitely on Google’s side.
After all, it’s not rare for innovators to be ridiculed and made fun of. As one of the Glass Explorers mention in the video “you all make fun of it now, but you will be using it in a year”.
Saying Google’s inability to play 1080p video is annoying can be a bit of an understatement. It is one of my biggest complaints, and I can’t believe it has taken Google so long to bring full HD compatibility to YouTube for mobile.
1080p devices have been around for a long time, yet 720p YouTube quality is the most users have been able to get so far. It seems this will change soon, as the latest YouTube app seems to allow for 1080p streaming on some videos.
It seems it’s not working for everyone, but it’s nice to see some reports trickling in. In addition, it seems 480p is being added, an option that was also absent.
Opinion: Honestly, this is one of the most annoying situations. It makes me glad to see some changes coming. You can test it yourselves by going to any YouTube video and hitting the gear button.
Looking for an affordable smartphone? Chinese manufacturers are usually the way to go, and CoolPad now has a great option for those who like large displays. The device features a 5.5-inch 960x540p display, which is far from being impressive.
The rest of the specs are much more fair. It sports a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, 8MP/5MP cameras and a 2500 mAh battery. In addition, it supports dual SIM cards, so it may be a great option for frequent travelers.
The most impressive part is its price, though. This phone costs only ¥599 (about $96)!
Opinion: At this price point, I am more of a fan of the Xiaomi Redmi Note, but but saving those extra $30 may be a bit enticing.