The main gimmick of HTC’s new flagship Android phone is a squeeze gesture – you can map one action each to a short and a long squeeze of the phone’s sides. Other than that, it’s got all the specs of a modern phone. It also comes with active noise-cancelling earbuds.
A winner of Android Japan’s Experiments: Object contest. Kosho Tsuboi’s Magic Calendar is a large digital calendar. Tsuboi’s prototype uses a low reflection display, but he hopes that in the future there will be an E-ink display that looks and feels like paper.
The Xperia XZ Premium has an HDR-enabled 5.5″ 4K touchscreen. Its 13MP front camera and 19MP rear camera both have optical image stabilization. The rear camera also has a 960fps slow motion mode, and can automatically take photos so you can catch fleeting moments.
Comedian Louis C.K. has released a one-stop mobile shop for all his major stand-up comedy specials as well as his web series Horace and Pete. If you’ve already purchased some of his work, just enter your email address and you’re good to go. Available for iOS and Android.
Want to build your own Android apps? Head to The Awesomer Shop and sign up for this extensive series of online training to help get started. By the end of the 31 hour course, you’ll build 14 apps, and learn to submit them to the Google Play Store. A $199 value.
VIZIO not only amped up its premium 4K displays with HDR, Dolby Vision, and a wider color gamut for vibrant images, but they killed the “smart TV” paradigm, shifting all apps to a bundled 6″ Android tablet using Google Cast to stream content. In 50″, 55″, 65″ and 75″ sizes.