Samsung #SeeColors app helps the colorblind adjust their TVs
Samsung has announced the development of a new app that helps colorblind individuals determine the severity of their colorblindness and adjust their televisions to compensate. Called #SeeColors, the app was made in partnership with Hungarian company Colorlite. The app supports both smartphones and Tizen-based televisions. The #SeeColors app first works by helping the user determine the severity and type of … Continue reading...
The Edge Desk goes beyond the ball with a portable ergonomic desk system
 I’ve done it all. I have a standing desk. I have a sitting ball. I have a treadmill. And now I just might go back to where it all started with the Edge Desk. This Kickstarter darling raised $500,000 to produce what amounts to a portable kneeling desk. It has a huge work surface – 20×30 inches – and costs $350 for the entry level model. It folds up flat for storage and… Read More ...
Trump Tweets may soon be filtered as secret service steps in
As Trump gains the US Presidency today, he’s reportedly lost something in the transition: his Android phone. Anyone who follows President Trump on Twitter will know that his phone sees a lot of use, but as he ascends to the Presidency, the US Secret Service has forced him to give it up. Instead, he’ll use an encrypted phone as he … Continue reading...
The video game industry had a very good 2016
Some of you may consider 2016 to be largely disappointing, but for the video game industry, it was an excellent year. A new report from the Entertainment Software Association and the NPD Group shows that revenue on computer and video games was up in 2016 over the year prior. The increase was small, but still worth celebrating in an industry … Continue reading...
This is Nintendo’s last Wii U game
If the writing wasn’t already on the wall, it is now: Nintendo has revealed what its final game for the Wii U will be. Given Nintendo’s own announcement that it will be ending Wii U production in Japan, the fact that it won’t support the console with much more first-party software isn’t really a shocker. Still, it’s further indication that … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects
Late last night, we found out that Samsung plans to reveal the cause of the much-reported Galaxy Note 7 fires in a press conference on Monday. The live streamed press conference will end a months-long investigation into the cause of the fires, but ahead of it a new report is telling us what we might be able to expect. According … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects
Late last night, we found out that Samsung plans to reveal the cause of the much-reported Galaxy Note 7 fires in a press conference on Monday. The live streamed press conference will end a months-long investigation into the cause of the fires, but ahead of it a new report is telling us what we might be able to expect. According … Continue reading...
Nintendo Switch will give mobile gaming a much needed boost
Nintendo fans are just counting the days, even if there are still weeks, to the Nintendo Switch’s launch. Critics are waiting with bated breath to see how expectations and marketing will match both reality and sales. Some people will love it, some will hate it. Whichever way the pendulum swings, and it will swing back and forth repeatedly the Nintendo … Continue reading...
Here’s what the Nintendo Switch can’t do, or so says Nintendo
For some gamers, the Nintendo Switch is a dream come true, allowing them to take console-quality games on the road, in the living room, or whenever and wherever the urge strikes. It also has some fancy controllers to boot! But it’s not going to be everything for everybody, especially not for Nintendo. For its creator, the Switch is designed to … Continue reading...
Amazon Dash one-click ordering goes digital
Amazon Dash is a strange but oddly reasonable product.It removes every excuse not to get your groceries done, especially for essential supplies. Or seen in another way, it appeals to the human propensity for laziness. But apparently even the act of physically pushing a button might be too much work. Or that people are not so keen on buying a … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8’s Bixby to be able to identify real-world things
It’s really no secret that Samsung wants in on the whole AI-powered personal assistant bandwagon. After all, it did purchase Viv Labs, founded by Siri’s original creators. Rumored to be called Bixby, at least in one gender-based incarnation, Samsung’s personal assistant is expected to debut on the Galaxy S8, which, in turn, is expected to be unveiled in just a … Continue reading...
Windows 10 Creators Update e-book store is official
Well that was quick. After it was leaked early on, Microsoft has now revealed what’s in store for Windows Insiders in Build 15014, which will eventually be incorporated in April’s Windows 10 Creators Update. And as that early reveal said, Microsoft will be rolling out its own e-book store and makeshift e-book reader. But, there’s also a new would-be feature … Continue reading...
Here’s when Huawei will push out Nougat to models in China
When your smartphone, be it a fresh new release or a one-year old model, will get the latest and greatest Android release has always been a guessing game for the Android faithful. Some, like LG, seem to take pride in how fast at least one of its phones gets the update. Others, like Samsung, have developed a notoriety for taking … Continue reading...
The Division DLC ‘The Last Stand’ brings new game mode
Ubisoft has detailed the third expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division. With “The Last Stand” DLC, gamers will get access to a new game mode with ‘clear objectives,’ though it’ll also include elements presently existing in the Dark Zone. That’s only a sliver of everything coming to the game with “Last Stand,” however, and there’s more good news beyond the … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 investigation reveal will be livestreamed
It seems almost too ironic that Samsung is turning what is one of its most embarrassing moments into a high-profile media event. Then again, considering the media circus that formed around the Galaxy Note 7 and its fiery fate, it really had little choice in the matter. In any case, there is no more stopping Samsung’s revelation of what really … Continue reading...
Zelda will be Nintendo’s final game for the ‘end of life’ Wii U
 Nintendo has just confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game for the company’s soon to be replaced Wii U. It’s a bittersweet moment for die-hard fans of the console — and yes, they exist. Read More ...
Crew to spend 8 months living in remote Mars simulation dome
The University of Hawaii has announced that half a dozen “astronaut-like crewmembers” have entered into a geodesic dome located on Mauna Loa in Hawaii as part of a study on Mars habitability. In this case, the crew will live in the dome for eight months, providing vital data on both performance and human behavior that’ll help NASA prepare for future … Continue reading...
Twitter exceeded its diversity hiring goals in 2016
Twitter has previously stated goal related to improving company diversity, and its latest report about the matter indicates it made great strides toward that goal last year, including exceeding its workforce hiring goals in many categories. Though the company didn’t hire as many women into technical roles as it had hoped to, it did increase the overall number of women … Continue reading...
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review: The would-be crossover killer
Crossovers are everywhere, but the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is choosing to see that as a big potential audience rather than an insurmountable problem. Convincing drivers to give up their sleeker SUVs and give a station wagon a chance is no small challenge, though. So, just as if you want a cat to swallow a pill you have to either … Continue reading...
Amazon VR shopping app revealed in new job listing
A new Amazon job listing on LinkedIn indicates the company may be planning to introduce a virtual reality shopping app. The app seeks a new creative director for its A9 company, where the team is said to be working on building a “VR shopping experience for use by millions of [Amazon] customers on a wide variety of VR devices.” It … Continue reading...