New model thinner, same battery life, more motion trackers
Yesterday Misfit announced the Shine 2, the next generation of the Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. The update of the device originally brought to market by co-founder John Sculley brings more accurate activity and sleep tracking, better progress management, and text and call notifications with a silent vibration to the new iteration of the wearable.
A handful of services are ending so Yahoo can focus on its four core areas
Yahoo announced today that it will be consolidating and shutting down a number of services to better fit with its mission statement. The company will shutter several services in the near future, and either integrate some of those features into other software or see the services' existence ended altogether. Shutting the little-used services down allows Yahoo to focus on the company's four core areas.
Telus gets LG Shine Plus, Samsung Galaxy Apollo
Telus has wrapped up the week by adding two new Android phones. The LG Shine Plus is a direct take on the Ally for Verizon that, apart from switching to GSM and HSPA, opts for an all-silver color scheme. It still runs Android 2.1 and fits into the modern mid-range with a 3.2-inch 800x480 display, a five-megapixel camera with autofocus and the typical GPS, microSDHC slot and Wi-Fi.
LG Secret Phone
As promised, LG this morning took the covers from its next phone in the Black Label series. The Secret (KF750) follows in the steps of the Chocolate and Shine, but focuses as much on its craftsmanship as it does on specifications. The slider design is partly made of carbon fiber that increases the strength of the phone body without affecting weight; tempered glass protects the LCD while also reportedly improving its image quality. A touch-sensitive navigation pad both adds to the upscale feel and also prevents broken buttons.