Mobile Roundup 1/25/16

Happy Monday! It’s time for our mobile roundup! We will be recapping highlights in mobile and the tech industry within the last week. We saw the hype behind drones escalate, Apple’s Hermes watches became available and we also anticipated the announcement of Facebook’s 3D touch features.

  1. As of today, there have been 300,000 drones registered with the FAA (and counting). For those who haven’t registered yet, there is an extension on drone registry until February 19th. We’ve been hearing the most buzz around the Parrot Drone lately. The Parrot Drone resembles a model airplane that can fly for 45min straight and reach speeds of 50 mph. Check it out here:

We also really enjoyed Portlandia’s perception of the future of drones with this GIF. Man Bun vs. Drone.

  1. Apple’s Hermes smartwatches became available today for purchase in Apple stores, online and in Hermes Stores. They are beautiful watches with high-quality leather bands and a stainless steel face. Apple’s Hermes watches are available in 3 different models and range in price from $1000-$1500.
  1. Facebook announced that they will be adding on 3D touch features to its platform. Facebook claims, that you will be able to peek and preview “web links, profiles, pages, groups, events, photos, profile pictures, and cover photos”. These features will only be available to a select group of users as of today. They will give more users access within the next few months.
  1. Microsoft has delayed the availability for Windows 10 mobile. This week Microsoft promised Force HDR for Windows 10 that will allows users to select when HDR mode is used. However, Microsoft fans are anxiously waiting for the availability for Windows 10 until February now. Microsoft has also delayed updates for phones Lumia 950 and 950 XL as well.
  1. Sundance has attracted many Hollywood visionaries and now Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard smartphone owners can join in on the magic. Sundance Film Festival will be providing free VR clips from the event, as well as viewings from 13 of the best films from the event. We love that we can enjoy the artistic treasures from Sundance, without ever having to leave our living rooms.

This article was written by Ana Chave, Marketing and PR Associate at Fetch San Francisco.


Originally published at wearefetch.com.