First Project Tango Phone | Crunch Report | Summary and Q&A

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TL;DR

Motorola released its first modular phone with Google's Project Tango technology, Facebook now allows video comments, and Tinder is discontinuing its app for users under 18.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is Project Tango, and how does it enhance smartphones?

Project Tango is Google's technology that brings advanced computer vision capabilities to mobile devices, giving them a sense of their surroundings. Apps built with Tango can perform tasks like setting up virtual dominoes or placing virtual objects in real rooms.

Q: What are Moto Mods, and how do they enhance the Moto Z and Moto G Force?

Moto Mods are swappable backs for Motorola's new phones, which provide additional features like JBL speakers, a projector, and external battery packs. Users can easily attach or detach these mods according to their needs.

Q: What is the new feature introduced by Facebook for comments?

Facebook now allows users to leave video comments on posts. By clicking on the camera icon, users can upload videos as comments, adding a more dynamic and creative element to their interactions.

Q: Why is Tinder discontinuing its app for users under 18?

Tinder has decided to discontinue its service for users under 18 to ensure responsible usage and protect its younger users. This change impacts less than three percent of its global user base.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Lenovo released the Fab 2 Pro, the first Project Tango-enabled phone, which brings advanced computer vision capabilities to smartphones.

  • Motorola also introduced the Moto Z and Moto G Force, compatible with Moto Mods, offering additional features such as speakers, a projector, and battery packs.

  • Facebook rolled out video comments, allowing users to upload videos as comments on posts, adding a new creative dimension to interactions.

  • Tinder announced that it will no longer be available to users under the age of 18, citing a need to assess user experiences and ensure responsible usage.

  • Microsoft released a free trial of Minecraft Education Edition, aiming to bring the popular game into classrooms as a learning tool for various subjects.

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