Verizon launches new 2GB prepaid plan
We’ve seen some shakeups in the wireless service market, with three of the biggest carriers rolling out new/modified unlimited plans in a sort of battle-for-the-consumer. Now Verizon has just announced a new offering for its prepaid customers: a 2GB prepaid plan priced at $40/month. That 2GB allotment is for high-speed data, after which point the speeds are throttled down to … Continue reading...
Samsung could include a controller with the next Gear VR
We’ve been treated to a couple iterations of Samsung’s Gear VR headset already, but the next one could feature a big addition. According to both a new leak and an interesting new FCC filing, Samsung may be plotting to include a controller with the next Gear VR headset. Unfortunately for us, details on this controller are mostly non-existent at this … Continue reading...
Fire Emblem Heroes launch celebration continues with new maps and quests
Fire Emblem Heroes fans know that orbs (and sometimes feathers) are what make the world go ’round, but they’re not always easy to obtain. If you’ve burned through the free orbs the game gives you by progressing through the story, then you’ll definitely want to participate in a new promotion this week. Assuming you play through all the content this … Continue reading...
WhatApp’s revamped Status feature sure seems a lot like Snapchat Stories
We’re dealing with a bit of déjà vu today, as WhatsApp has decided to roll out a massive update to its years-old Status feature. Early adopters will remember that WhatsApp launched as an application for sharing your status with friends and family, which means this feature was in place before even messaging – now the main draw of WhatsApp – … Continue reading...
March 2017 iPad Pro event tipped for 10.5-inch Chromebook rival
Apple is planning a clean sweep of its iPad Pro range for 2017, with talk of four new models of the tablet including an all-new screen size seemingly targeting Chromebook buyers. Though the iPad hasn’t seen quite the bumper performance that Apple’s iPhone has in recent quarters, and analysts peg tablet sales overall as slumping, the Cupertino slate is still … Continue reading...
Fluffy dog tails could be the next step in robot-human interaction
 The IEEE unearthed a fascinating 2013 study that showed that a cute dog tail does more than just amuse – it can communicate. The study, created by Ashish Singh and James Young, posited that a Roomba with a tail attached could communicate quickly and easily with a human – a fast, excited wag means things are going OK while a slow side to side shows disdain. “Any current robot… Read More ...
Chevrolet took the 2017 Camaro ZL1 to the track, and it’s FAST
Chevrolet may have been making plenty of noise about its eco-friendly Bolt EV lately, but the 2017 Camaro ZL1 proves it hasn’t forgotten about enthusiasts either. Billed as the “fastest ever Camaro”, the ZL1 certainly promised a lot on paper, what with its 650 horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine. What we weren’t entirely sure about was just how that would translate … Continue reading...
How to get Unown in Pokemon GO: Rare but not quite Legendary
Today we’re going to talk about the rarest of the rare Pokemon in the game Pokemon GO for Gen 2 and beyond. These are the Unown, the letters of the game. This game – like previous Pokemon games – have 26+ Pokemon in the “Unown” category, each assigned to their own letter or character. Some of the Unown are not … Continue reading...
Lenovo IdeaCentre Y910 Review: A powerful gaming all-in-one
You don’t often associate gaming PCs with all-in-ones, but with its new IdeaCentre Y910, Lenovo is doing just that. Often times, all-in-ones feature middle of the road hardware in an effort to strike a good balance between size, thickness, and power. That’s not the case with the Y910, as tries to pack as much high-end hardware it can into a … Continue reading...
Lenovo IdeaCentre Y910 Review: A powerful gaming all-in-one
You don’t often associate gaming PCs with all-in-ones, but with its new IdeaCentre Y910, Lenovo is doing just that. Often times, all-in-ones feature middle of the road hardware in an effort to strike a good balance between size, thickness, and power. That’s not the case with the Y910, as tries to pack as much high-end hardware it can into a … Continue reading...
Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130
 Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the US at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from Snapbot vending machines in surprise locations and its NYC pop-up store for the last three months.… Read More ...
Samsung Galaxy Book might be a Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet
Yes, Samsung seems to be definitely all about tablets this coming MWC 2017. Even though the company won’t yet explicitly name it (unlike LG), the Galaxy Tab S3 is pretty much in the bag. However, it might not be the only tablet lined up, not even the only OS. There have been rumors circulating about a Galaxy TabPro S successor, … Continue reading...
SteamVR is getting a smaller, cheaper base station
Virtual reality equipment, especially the big, standalone ones, is no small matter, both in size as well as in price. The headset kit alone, which usually comes with controllers and sensors, costs upwards of thousands of dollars. That’s still not counting a VR-ready PC rig, if you don’t have one yet. That is partly why VR is pretty much still … Continue reading...
Microsoft HoloLens tipped to magically leap to v3, skip v2
Impressive as it may be, the HoloLens you currently see right now is still just version 1, which is to say it’s a very expensive prototype. The next version of HoloLens, which might be more fit for public consumption and budgets, will be version 3. Did Microsoft suddenly forget to count? Hardly. However, it is eschewing conventional development wisdom and … Continue reading...
Alleged Nintendo Switch gets a super early teardown treatment
In a matter of days, less than two weeks, gamers, critics, and Nintendo fans alike will finally be treated to first official hands-on of what is the most talked about gaming device this half of the year. That said, some people have already spoiled the Nintendo Switch surprise and while that has mostly been resolved in the US, the East … Continue reading...
Huawei MediaPad T3 at TENAA reveals an 8-inch Nougat tablet
If you’ve been starving for notable tablets, which have been rather scarce these past months, then you need not wait that long. Tablets are coming to MWC 2017 but, like their smartphone counterparts, not all are created equal. Like the Huawei MediaPad T3 which just hit TENAA, which means we’re getting a good dose of specs. But rather than butt … Continue reading...
Galaxy Tab S3 leaked manual shows an overgrown Galaxy Note 7
Samsung may have lost its chance to make the Galaxy Note 7 the next big thing in mobile productivity, but it might take another stab at it before the Galaxy Note 8 arrives. That will come in the form of the Galaxy Tab S3, not a new Galaxy Note device. At least that seems to be the vibe that’s being … Continue reading...
LG G6 wide-angle camera to also use 13MP sensor
Another day closer to MWC 2017, another LG G6 teaser coming from LG itself. Pretty soon there might be nothing to surprise us come unveiling time. In this round, LG is praising the upcoming smartphone’s photography prowess, especially when it comes to wide-angle shots. It will be accomplishing this by making the wide-angle camera on par with the regular angle … Continue reading...
Amazon sets $35 minimum for free shipping to fend off Walmart
Less than a month ago, Walmart sounded the battle cry when it announced a subscription-free shipping service that, for a minimum order of $35, would have the items delivered in two-days for absolutely free. It was a clear challenge to Amazon’s prominence in that market segment. Unsurprisingly, Amazon is firing back by now having the same $35 minimum purchase requirement … Continue reading...
iPad Pro ads claim it is not a computer
Remember the once humorous “Mac vs PCs” ads of yesteryears? Actor Justin Long, who portrayed the Mac side of the fence, has already moved on from computers to smartphones, specifically a Huawei phone, and Apple is doing likewise. Somewhat. The company, who still makes Macs, has launched a few new ads touting the benefits of an iPad Pro and how … Continue reading...