Sure, Google and crew can put together some nice tech demos for Project Tango’s advanced depth sensing and motion tracking, but what happens when everyday developers take a crack at it? You’re about to find out. Google has announced the winners of its Project Tango App Contest, and most of them aren’t what you’d expect given the technology. The overall winner is HeroicArcade’s WeR Cubed Tango, a 3D puzzler that relies more on motion than the usual screen taps. Need something more practical? DotProduct’s Phi3D for Tango, the “utility” winner, lets you capture detailed 3D models just by walking around. Other winners include Ghostly [...]
When LG promised that its unique V10 smartphone would reach the US soon after its Korean launch, it wasn’t kidding around. Both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that you can order the dual screen, dual-selfie cam device this week — October 27th and 28th, respectively. The AT&T version comes in black or opal blue, and will cost you either $250 on a two-year contract or $29 per month on a similarly lengthy installment plan. You’ll get a 200GB microSD card, an extra battery and a charging cradle if you order quickly, too. The T-Mobile model doesn’t come with those perks, but it’s potentially cheaper at $25 per month (on a two-year payment plan) or [...]
Apple is doing a new trick at its flagship San Francisco and New York Stores to show off the benefits of 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. A video from Grate App (below) shows the phones rigged up to a table that’s actually a very large display. When you press on the iPhone’s swimming fish screen-saver, it creates ripples in the screen around the phone, which vary in size depending on how hard you press. (The table itself doesn’t appear to be force-sensitive, but rather just takes 3D Touch input from the phones.) It’s a clever way to tout a feature that’s a bit hard to grok, but there’s no word on whether you’ll see it in any other [...]
Remember when the best way to make your gadget look more futuristic and all-powerful was to make it clear? Reddit user Skarface08 does. That’s why he or she took a heat gun and suction cup to the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to pull its glass back off and then used a razor to remove the colored inside. Boom: clear glass view into the internals of your phone. Of course, this will absolutely void the warranty of your expensive device, so think twice (or three times even) before taking this on yourself. I certainly don’t have the steady hands likely needed to make this viable — but if you do, more power to you.
[Image credit: Skarface08/Reddit]