The week always starts with some hot news, and today is all about Samsung, Samsonite, Google and Sony. Stay informed by digging into today’s morning news!
Dealing with airports and flights can be one of the most stressful activities ever. Dealing with your luggage is especially a big one. We have all been there, right? Well, Samsung and Samsonite have partnered up to create a smart bag of sorts.
The idea behind it is that one would be able to find one’s luggage via GPS. The bag would also incorporate alerts based on location, distance and status (for example, if the bag is being opened).
Opinion: I was hoping for much more from a smart luggage bag. In fact, I have been long dreaming about a bag that follows you, and it seems these companies are also working on something similar. It’s just that the technology simply isn’t there yet. Motors are still too large and heavy to be able to handle a task like this. Or at least this is what Samsonite says.
“Boot to recovery” may sound like a bunch of confusing words put together to some of you, but it will sound like the sweetest treat to any phone tinkerer or developer. Today marks an exciting new era as Sony frees up a series of devices as part of the Open Devices initiative (Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia T3, Xperia M2 and Xperia E3).
The idea is that these device bootloaders will allow for booting to recovery, making it much easier to flash ROMs and even other operating systems, such as Firefox OS and Ubuntu Touch. Click on the title to learn more about how to install these new bootloaders!
Opinion: Are any of you guys still flashing ROMs? I feel like that is something we used to do back in the days when phones were slow and we wanted to overclock. Or when a launcher simply wasn’t enough to keep your Android juices flowing. Let us know in the comments!
Still haven’t used up your free Google Play Music All Access trial? You better get on it already, and there is no better time to take the plunge than now. Google is doubling its Play Music All Access trial period.
New users now get 60 days, as opposed to 30. Of course, you can’t get the trial if you have already used it up, though. This means very few of you will be able to take advantage of this. Just head over to the Google Play Music page and get started.
Opinion: I am still a strong Spotify supporter, but Google Play All Access is also a beauty. If you are looking for a good service, definitely check it out. You have a whole 2 months to see if you like it!