Amazon finally launched the long awaited Fire Phone at a packed event in Seattle yesterday, and expectations were high. True to the rumors the Fire Phone features a 4.7-inch HD display that gives you a 3D dynamic perspective. The parallax effect works by tracking the viewer’s position with 4 forward facing cameras. The device also has a 13-megapixel camera on the back with an f-2.0 lens with optical image stabilization. Amazon’s MayDay customer service will also come on the Fire Phone, along with a feature called Firefly that can scan real world objects and, for ease of purchase, locate them on Amazon. The phone is available on the AT&T network, and the 32 gigabyte version will run 200 bucks with a 2 year contract.
The Popular Android keyboard app Fleksy is now headed to the much smaller screen of the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. The quick typing messaging software, with an ability to predict word choice, could make Fleksy a good choice for the small, 1.63-inch smartwatch display. This bite-sized version of Fleksy features the same minimalistic design as the normal-sized version, with little more than letters to clutter up the small screen. The only two characters on the keyboard that aren’t letters are the hashtag and @ symbol, which serve as gateways to numbers and special characters. The Fleksy Messenger app is available as a free download now from Samsung’s app store.
When the Warner Brothers studio heads heard that it’s been 10 years since ‘Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed’ hit theaters, they said “Zoinks! it’s time for a reboot.” According to Deadline, Warner Bros intends to start from scratch with a new, live-action film featuring the Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters who solve mysteries with the help of the talking Great Dane. The two movies from a decade ago combined raked in nearly $450 million worldwide, and featured a relatively impressive cast of young actors including Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar. There’s no word on when the meddling kids will jump in the mystery machine again, but we’re sure there will be a few veiled references to drug use when they do.
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