Google might be chatting with WhatsApp Video
Google might be chatting with WhatsApp Video Transcript
Google could be getting more chatty I'm Bridget Carey and this is -- -- Hyundai. Google could be looking to -- the messaging app called what -- For a billion dollars what makes that popular is that it works across any type of mobile device from Apple to Android Blackberry Windows Phone. -- users can send text messages as well as images audio and video. I need don't have to pay -- -- as S -- -- since -- Oliver data through the -- about seven billion messages were sent through the app on New Year's -- But as for whether -- -- app is worth a billion dollars that much is up for debate. Also in rumor land it seems the next Xbox console may not be revealed until May 21. Originally it was reported that Microsoft would talk about Xbox 720 this month. But it looks like it was pushed back to -- end of -- If you want to be among the first with a fork ATV Sony announced it's releasing ultra HDL ED TVs. Starting at 5000 dollars available in April 21. At this CES show in January. Sonny showed off an 84 inch model for 25000. Dollars so relatively -- this 55 inch model is much more portable. The Mars rover curiosity is on a -- -- the spring break for the next month the rover will have no communication with NASA because the sun gets in the way. Once every 26 months earth and Mars and -- -- opposite sides of the sun. So rather than have communication disrupted NASA we'll just -- things back up in a few weeks. If you're curious about the much talked about Smart watch called the pebble watch -- We have the full review on CNET the digital watch connects to your phone -- -- with apps it promises instant gratification -- based apps fun watch faces. But for 150 dollars now at launch it doesn't do a whole lot receives messages and helps you screen calls it plays -- -- music from the phone. But the company needs to add more features prefer to be worthy of your wrist. If you do like tech toys you might find it fun to be at the forefront of a new tech category and there are other companies also training into the wearable tech -- On kick starter a product called link me -- wants to be digital billboard of sorts for your wrist scrolling in text messages and alerts over LED display in a bracelet. Link me only lights up for the types of alerts -- issues but whatever text you get I hope you don't mind them being seen by -- near you. It also defaults to -- no messages means scroll and -- creators have less than a month to reach their 100000 dollar goal. That your tech news update you can -- more details on the show blog cnet.com slash update and you can stay updated on Twitter. From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey. A.
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