Minecraft didn’t abandon Windows Phone, but also sort of did
This week the folks at Microsoft’s Mojang have announced an update for Minecraft on Windows Phone. Not just any Windows Phone, but Windows 10 Mobile – specifically NOT Windows Phone 8. You see, Minecraft stopped getting updated for Windows Phone 8 back in October of 2016, and will never be updated for that OS ever again. For Windows 10 Mobile, … Continue reading...
Apple Campus 2 officially named Apple Park, will open its doors in April
After years of hearing about it, it seems that Apple Campus 2 – now named “Apple Park” – will be ready to house employees beginning in April. The project was first announced in 2013 by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. At the time, completion was originally scheduled for 2015. It’s clear now that Apple missed that original goal pretty significantly, … Continue reading...
Music to my ears: the rise of high-res audio
With few exceptions, smartphones have never really been seen as serious audio equipment because of compromises that must be made for the sake of portability, size, and price. Lately, however, there has been an undercurrent in both the mobile industry as well as the digital audio market that is turning heads, or rather ears. More than ever, greater attention is … Continue reading...
Music to my ears: the rise of high-res audio
With few exceptions, smartphones have never really been seen as serious audio equipment because of compromises that must be made for the sake of portability, size, and price. Lately, however, there has been an undercurrent in both the mobile industry as well as the digital audio market that is turning heads, or rather ears. More than ever, greater attention is … Continue reading...
Toymail adds an app store for its cuddly mobiles for kids
 Internet of Things startup Toymail, which sells connected plush toys to parents of younger kids who want them to have a playful alternative to a mobile phone, has now launched an app store. Read More ...
Samsung Flow will soon let Galaxy phones unlock Windows 10 PCs
Samsung Flow isn’t actually new. Its name first came up in November 2014 as Samsung’s take on the idea of Continuity promoted by Apple. It rolled out in limited beta in May the following year as a way for users of Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and tablets to share states and content between two devices. However, it really took off when … Continue reading...
Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera
Chinese manufacturers have always been quicker to jump on the latest fads, unlike the larger companies that are more wary of missing earnings forecasts. So when the smartphone world decided that selfies are the next big thing, many of these OEMs came out flashy gimmicks and features. The newly unveiled Meitu T8, however, probably takes the cake. Sure, it might … Continue reading...
Remix Singularity is Jide’s Android answer to Windows Continuum
Our smartphones have become so powerful and their apps so sophisticated that they could even be used to power basic desktop computing activities. There have, in fact, a few attempts at actually making that a formal thing, like Microsoft’s Continuum, Ubuntu’s Convergence, and the Andromium, now called Sentio, Superbook. Most of these, however, have sometimes arbitrary limitations on what users … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 details unearthed from Galaxy Tab S3 system dump
The Galaxy Tab S3 is going to be Samsung’s nominal MWC 2017 star, but it is already being upstaged by the Galaxy S8. Especially if Samsung does have a teaser of sorts prepared next week. Case in point, the system image for the tablet has been leaked but, lo and behold, it supposedly contains clipart for the Galaxy S8. Take … Continue reading...
LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof
It’s just a few days before MWC 2017, so, naturally, LG is kicking off its marketing engines into full gear. Which means even more breadcrumbs of clues, some of which we already more or less know. Still, it’s good to see some more or less formal confirmation of those features. LG has all but confirmed that the LG G6 will … Continue reading...
Honor V9 unveiled, Honor 8 Lite launches in China
While some companies are scrambling to get ready for one of the world’s biggest mobile industry events next week, others are trying to avoid the maddening rush instead. Huawei sub-brand Honor, for example, has just taken the covers off not one but two smartphones. The Honor 8 Lite, which was actually already revealed in Finland earlier this month, is now … Continue reading...
NASA says it will announce new exoplanet ‘findings’ tomorrow
NASA has announced that it will soon reveal ‘new findings’ related to exoplanets — that is, planets that orbit stars that aren’t our own sun. The space agency hasn’t yet released any details about what it will say, as it states the info is under an embargo until 1PM tomorrow, at which point the scientific journal Nature will publish all … Continue reading...
Modders are turning the NES Classic Edition into an all-purpose retro gaming machine
 If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a NES Classic Edition this last holiday season, you were probably impressed (as I was) with the quality of the emulation — so much so you wished it had a few more games, or maybe even that there was an SNES version. Well, your dream is coming true — kind of, anyway. Read More ...
Strava fitness app arrives for Apple Watch Series 2
The fitness app Strava has arrived for the Apple Watch Series 2, the company behind it has announced. This gives athletes and other users the ability to use the Strava app and the Series 2 wearable without an iOS tether, and enables the fitness app to fully utilize the watch’s GPS feature, among other things. This announcement follows Strava’s support … Continue reading...
Homeland Security workers are having trouble accessing agency networks
Employees with the Department of Homeland Security are having trouble logging into some of the agency’s computer networks, according to sources that have surfaced, an issue that doesn’t have a readily apparent cause. The problem is said to have started around 5AM this morning, and can reportedly be bypassed in some cases by using a VPN. Sources state that login … Continue reading...
Dyson patent details ‘high-velocity’ brush that can dry and curl hair
Dyson has patented a new device described as a ‘high-velocity’ hairbrush that can dry and curl hair as well as untangle it. The patent shows a long cylindrical brush with rows of bristles on one end and what appears to be a power cord on the other. This would essentially be a hot brush with the ability to blow air … Continue reading...
Amazon Go futuristic convenience store will sell beer, too
Amazon’s recently unveiled futuristic convenience store, Amazon Go, will also sell alcohol, it has been revealed. This convenience store, currently existing as a concept in Seattle, aims to revolutionize corner shops by eliminating the human element (mostly) and replacing it with a variety of machine learning, sensors, and cameras. Rather than paying for an item via a cashier or automated … Continue reading...
It’s confirmed: Hellboy 3 is never going to happen, so stop hoping
Hellboy fans have long hoped for a third installment in the movie franchise, but hopes were dashed last October when Ron Perlman revealed that no one was talking about doing the movie anymore, and that nothing was in the pipeline. Now, a few months later, there’s confirmation, but not the kind fans want to hear: the movie is officially never, … Continue reading...
Intel paves 5G way with Gigabit LTE modem aiming for iPhone
Intel has outed a new Gigabit LTE modem and further detailed its 5G plans, as it mounts another attempt to oust Qualcomm from smartphones like the new iPhone. The chip-maker has detailed its latest Intel XMM 7560 Modem, supporting Cat 16 downlinks for rates over 1 Gbps, and Cat 13 uplink for up to 225 Mbps. There’s also multi-SIM support, … Continue reading...
The court system should know as much about electronically stored information as does your teenager
 Devices that compile, analyze and store electronic information are everywhere. Known as the Internet of Things, the number of devices connected to the internet is already double the number of humans on earth. Electronically stored info from smart appliances, home security systems, fitness trackers and personal assistants are compiling a mass of info that is making its way into U.S. courts. Read More ...