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Transforming your sneakers with an app is an amazing insane idea Let's get something out of the way:these shoes on Indiegogo don't look real yet and may never be real but they're a great idea. The ShiftWear sneakers look like a minimalist pair of Air Jordans until you realize the sides are made of a flexible e-paper display like the kind you'd find on a Kindle. The designs on the display can be alteredvia a smartphone app to feature different graphics and illustrations even ones you…

Facebook Messenger now works in Android Auto On the heels of Googles announcement that its in-car infotainment platform Android Auto can now function as a standalone mobile appFacebook today announced that its now rolling out Android Auto integration on Messenger. That means Android Autousers will be able tolisten to and reply to textsfrom friends on Messenger using voice commands. Android Auto already lets drivers access useful information and entertainment selections in aneasy-to-use…

Googles new app PhotoScan turns prints into digital photos Google Photos Googles cloud photo storage and sharing service aspires to be a single home to everyones photographs. But so far thathas only extended to the digital photoswe take as well as our personal videos. The company is today is working to change that with the launch of a new tool called PhotoScan can help you to turn printed photos into high-quality digital copies. The end result is thatolder photos detailing your familys…

Microsoft retreats back to the low-end with the Lumia 650 Since Microsoft took control of Nokias Lumia smartphone brand it hasnt exactly been cranking out the most compelling of hardware. The recent(ish) Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the closest its come to new flagships but today the companys retreated back into its comfort zone with the low-end Lumia 650. The new devices boxy frame is wrapped in an anodized aluminum border and measures only 6.9mm (0.27 inch) thick but theres little to get…

Zuckerberg teases a prototype standalone Oculus VR headset Facebook CEOMark Zuckerberg took to the stage today at the Oculus Connect developers conference and showed off a taste of the companys mobile VR future. The hallmark feature of the new prototype standalone headsetispositional tracking. In a brief demo video the headset appeared to be a modified Rift with a compute module embedded into the back of the headset. This positional tracking technology allows the headset to understand where…

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LG G5 already has a touch-enabled Quick Cover

LG G5 already has a touch-enabled Quick Cover Theres still over a week left before LG launches its newest flagship phone but we know two things for certain: First the G5 has an Always On display and second you will be able to get a Quick Cover case for it. The Korean company has announced that its releasing a touch-enabled case for (in its own words) a smartphone that does not officially exist yet. LG says the cover is wrapped in a unique film with a glossy metallic finish for a luxurious…

The monetization promise and pitfalls of Pokémon Go Catherine Tucker Crunch Network Contributor Catherine Tucker is the Mark Hyman Jr. Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Management Science at MIT Sloan. She was Joey Conways adviser for his independent study project on which this post is based. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its July debut making it the biggest-growing mobile…

Googles Daydream VR platform plays it safe and thats okay Those hoping for Google to deliver more details of a quantum leap towards next-gen virtual reality may have beena bit disappointed Tuesday when the company chose to promote wide user accessibility above cutting edge featuresin its VR headset. The Daydream View doesnt have any buttons or embedded sensors; you just stick your phone in it and VR happens. Google is really targetingthis device towards the average smartphone user and…

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HTC’s new Desire phones are inspired by ‘streetwear fashion’

HTCs new Desire phones are inspired by streetwear fashion HTCs Desire phones have never been the most thrilling. Sure the low- to mid-range devices fill a purpose for those that cant afford (or dont want) the latest and greatest smartphone but its difficult to get excited about them. Perhaps with this in mind the Taiwanese manufacturer has spiced up the range with three new devices inspired by streetwear fashion. As youll no doubt have noticed the new Desires named the 530 630 and 825…