Tech news tagged ‘Android’

Gadget Watch: Asus ZenWatch brings Android Wear to your wrist

My impression was that things had gone quiet on the smart watch front, with the Android Wear announcements and the Apple Watch heraldry, but here comes another.

Asus is one of the more interesting companies in the Gadget space, IMHO, and they have launched the ZenWatch, with its curved glass…

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Seeing the future with eye-tracking control

A highlight of Droidcon London, which finished at the weekend, was a demo of the EyeTribe Eye Tracker. It takes a lot to make a cynical old hack sit up, but controlling a tablet by use of my sight alone was certainly impressive…

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Gadget Watch: Samsung Galaxy Tab S, with 10.5inch Super AMOLED display

Samsung has a new flagship tablet – the Galaxy Tab S, coming in 10.5 and 8.4 inch Super AMOLED screen versions. They run the latest version of Android (“KitKat”, 4.4). The screen is the thing for Samsung in terms of product differentiation, and both versions have the same…

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Android roundup – from RioT devboards to LG watches

Just ahead of a new competition, let’s do a roundup of Android posts (there’s a general clue there about the prize that’ll be on offer!) that have featured on Gadget Master in the last year or so.

Gadget Watch: Samsung Galaxy S5

Fifteen new things in Android…

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Android development a RioT with new devboard

One for Gadget Masters to note – Element14 has launched a single-board development system for Android-based handheld devices.

Based around a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 core in a Freescale i.MX 6Solo microcontroller, it’s called the RioTboard, writes Steve Bush, and it is priced at £46.

With its…

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Beaglebone as Android accessory

Here’s a nice short little video demonstrating the use of a Beaglebone with Android… Posted by Khasim Syed Mohammed, of Texas Instruments, he shows his Android phone programmatically driving LED lights on the (TI Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor powered) Beaglebone, and reading a runtime clock… For more…

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Converting a Nintendo Game Boy into an Android Gamepad

If you liked your Game Boy of old, check out the work of this gaming Gadget Master bringing it up to Android-date. He writes:

I wanted to play Nintendo emulators on my phone, but did not like the touch screen input. I’ve heard this complaint time and again…

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Galaxy Note II drives liquid pixel display project

Okay, so it’s a promo film for the new Android-based Samsung Galaxy Note II, but I think it is well worth an airing and a sharing. I don’t know much about interactive water art, but I know what I like…

Watch the work of Steak Studio, over…

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Megapad modding brings Android to the kitchen table

We’ve previously mentioned a DIY Android Gadget Starter Kit and an Android IO breakout board, but now check out the Megapad, a large custom built touchscreen Android tablet built by one Martin Drashkov. Measuring 23-inches, the screen supports some Minority Report-style swishing with Google Earth, and the…

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