Pokemon GO takes on climate change in monster Davos takeover
Niantic has revealed their next sponsorship deal with a brand – Project Everyone, making a push for awareness of The Global Goals campaign at the World Economic Forum. Before now, Pokemon GO had only opened Sponsored Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms in the game Pokemon GO with consumer brands. With this sponsorship deal, Pokemon GO becomes an awareness partner for the … Continue reading...
Logic Pro X and GarageBand get big updates: Touch Bar, iCloud, more
Apple’s Logic Pro X has gained Touch Bar support on the latest MacBook Pro, with the music software – and its GarageBand for iOS cousin – getting a big update today. Logic Pro X 10.3 not only embraces the slender touchscreen strip on Apple’s latest notebook, but revamps the UI throughout; as for GarageBand for iOS 2.2, that gets a … Continue reading...
iPhone 8 could read your face in 3D space
Analysts suggest that this year, Apple will utilize PrimeSense technology to add a new way to unlock the iPhone. A research note distributed to clients by Cowen and Company on Wednesday suggested that the next iPhone could be released with some “form of facial/gesture recognition.” They added that this technology would rely on “a new laser sensor and an infrared … Continue reading...
iPhone 8 could read your face in 3D space
Analysts suggest that this year, Apple will utilize PrimeSense technology to add a new way to unlock the iPhone. A research note distributed to clients by Cowen and Company on Wednesday suggested that the next iPhone could be released with some “form of facial/gesture recognition.” They added that this technology would rely on “a new laser sensor and an infrared … Continue reading...
Japan’s great toilet mystery is about to be solved
The first time I visited Japan, I knew what I really wanted to try first. Not the sushi, though that turned out to be superb, or the bullet train. No, my boyish excitement was all about the magical robotic toilets. For a button-loving geek who has long thought that the bathroom should have more unexpected warm water surprises, Japan’s clever … Continue reading...
5 Mid-Size SUVs under $40,000 to watch out for in 2017
Mid-size SUVs are the ‘next step’ in almost every family’s automotive evolution. With enough room to handle a growing brood – especially when trying to fit lanky teenagers in the back seat – along with the kind of cargo space that lets you haul all of your gear at the same time, mid-size sport-utility vehicles are versatile and in many … Continue reading...
ZTE Blade V8 Pro premium features, budget price now available
At CES 2017, ZTE made two big splashes. First was the formal unveiling of the ZTE Hawkeye, it’s self-adhesive eye-tracking smartphone born out of an unorthodox crowdsourcing campaign. While its crowdfunding phase might be in a bit of trouble, ZTE’s second reveal might have better luck. It has, true to rumors, brought its Blade smartphone line to the US, starting … Continue reading...
Android One phones could be coming to the US
Just when you thought Google was done with its different Android brands and settling on a single, premium Pixel, this rumor comes along. According the quintessential people familiar with the matter, the Android maker is actually planning to increase its US smartphone presence from two to three. In addition to the existing but seemingly endangered Nexus and the fledgling Pixel, … Continue reading...
Intel Compute Card will power NexDock’s next “thin” laptop
At CES 2017 earlier this month, Intel unveiled something new yet something also familiar, a nearly complete computer board just a little larger than a credit card. Intel wants its new Compute Card to be the dockable brain of future devices, including smart appliances. NexDock, the people behind a more or less successful crowdfunded device of the same name, is … Continue reading...
Microsoft to get its own ebook store in Windows 10 update
Microsoft has almost matched its platform rivals Google and Apple in most digital content save for one. While it already does apps, games, videos, and music, it so far hasn’t done digital books yet. That, however, will be changing in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. Spotted in an internal build for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft seem to be preparing … Continue reading...
LG Aristo on T-Mobile, MetroPCS offer bang, style for buck
Buying a smartphone, more often than not, involves a series of compromises, usually between price, feature, and design. Lately, however, design has stopped being an issue, with even the most wallet-friendly models sporting better-looking bodies. Take for example the LG Aristo, now available on T-Mobile and MetroPCS, which is, through and through, a lower mid-range smartphone, but one that you … Continue reading...
Google Search will no longer be fazed by spotty Internet
For all the power we hold in our hands thanks to our smartphones, we are, most of the time, at the mercy of our invisible, intangible Internet connections. As much as we wished the Internet was really everywhere, there are just times and places where even the bravest of radio signals can’t reach. And sometimes, that happens when we need … Continue reading...
Google+ is not dead, Classic look will soon be
Reports of Google+’s death are largely exaggerated, despite how some might want it to be. At least, that is definitely the vibe that Google is giving off by announcing a somewhat major refresh to its social network turned community platform. The new Google+ will make smarter use of space by hiding “low-quality” comments and taking advantage of huge, hi-res photos. … Continue reading...
Injustice 2 story trailer arrives: bitter fights between former friends
Shortly after learning the game’s release date, we’ve gotten our first story trailer for Injustice 2, giving us our first decent and long look at the title. The trailer is dubbed “The Lines are Redrawn,” and it gives us a glimpse of a world in which superheroes are fallen beings, where old friends are new enemies. It is, overall, quite … Continue reading...
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is heading to Netflix (finally)
Despite the odds against it (i.e., being made available on Crackle), Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has proven very popular, and as such it is finally moving to a grown up streaming service: Netflix. The series first debuted on Crackle, Sony’s free (ad-supported) video streaming service. While Crackle was a great destination in the sense that anyone could watch … Continue reading...
Xbox Inflatable is Microsoft’s pool accessory for Australia Day
Microsoft is no stranger to introducing oddity products. There’s the Xbox Onesie, for example, the hooded set of pajamas designed with the Xbox logo and giant pockets for stowing your controller. Now the company is back with another unusual product, this one being a giant pool inflatable designed to look like an Xbox One controller. The Xbox Inflatable was introduced … Continue reading...
6 Reasons the Nokia P1 could be the iPhone of Androids
This week the Nokia P1 has been teased right on the heels of the announcement of the Nokia 6. The latter device is the real deal – the former isn’t yet confirmed as a real device. Sources suggest that the Nokia P1 will utilize company connections to base its design on the Sharp Aquos Xx3. As such, the images you … Continue reading...
Heroes of the Storm is getting a new hero: Valeera Sanguinar
Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is getting a new update, and with it will come a new character: Valeera Sanguinar. Blizzard first announced the news in a tweet a couple days ago, and has further detailed the character in its newly released patch notes. This patch has ‘just arrived’ in the Public Test Realm, says Blizzard, and can be playtested … Continue reading...
NASA video simulates Huygens’ historic descent and landing on Titan
NASA has released a video showing a simulation of the Huygens probe’s descent and landing on Saturn’s moon, Titan. This probe’s landing is notable as the most distant landing to ever take place on another celestial body, says the space agency, and is also the only time something like this has landed on a ‘body’ located in the outer solar … Continue reading...
Evernote 8.0 for iOS redesigned for speed and simplicity
Evernote has introduced an updated and redesigned version of its iOS app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Evernote 8.0 features a new design that aims to provide both ‘speed and simplicity,’ says Evernote, while making it easy to get and then stay organized. Says the company, the entire Evernote experience has been reimagined from the ground up for … Continue reading...