Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update is finally rolling out
Better late than never, as they always say. And considering this is Microsoft and smartphones we’re talking about, the default is, more often than not, “never”. Still, the Creators Update for the mobile version of Microsoft’s operating system has been promised and, in truth, was already rolled out to its Insiders group. Following the release of the update for Windows … Continue reading...
Moto X Pure Edition from 2015 gets a Nougat update
The sad fact about Android is that youth is never an assurance of timely updates. Even a year-old phone may not get the latest software updates, depending on the resources, business sense, mercy, and whim of its manufacturer. So when a 2015 smartphone is given a late 2016 Android update, the fuss is understandable. That is exactly what is happening … Continue reading...
Moto X Pure Edition from 2015 gets a Nougat update
The sad fact about Android is that youth is never an assurance of timely updates. Even a year-old phone may not get the latest software updates, depending on the resources, business sense, mercy, and whim of its manufacturer. So when a 2015 smartphone is given a late 2016 Android update, the fuss is understandable. That is exactly what is happening … Continue reading...
Moto X Pure Edition from 2015 gets a Nougat update
The sad fact about Android is that youth is never an assurance of timely updates. Even a year-old phone may not get the latest software updates, depending on the resources, business sense, mercy, and whim of its manufacturer. So when a 2015 smartphone is given a late 2016 Android update, the fuss is understandable. That is exactly what is happening … Continue reading...
DARPA project will use tech to speed up human learning
It has long been the stuff of science fiction — the dream of enabling rapid human learning via microchips, machine-to-brain cables, or some other type of technology. DARPA, as with many of its mad science projects, is looking into making that dream a reality. The defense research agency has announced a total of eight different projects being run by seven … Continue reading...
GTA Online Tiny Racers ‘retro-style’ game now available
Rockstar Games has announced the availability of GTA Online Tiny Racers, a game in which players race tiny cars around various maps while avoiding a fiery explosion. Rockstar says Tiny Racers is a retro-styled game for GTA Online, putting gamers above the roads and cars with a bird’s-eye view. This is similar to the Dead Ops Arcade game — in … Continue reading...
Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ original comedy series arrives on August 25
One pilot episode and a lot of waiting later and we finally have a premiere date for the first season of Amazon’s original ‘The Tick’ series: August 25. Amazon announced the premiere date in a new (very short) teaser trailer, which doesn’t show any footage but does hint at the show’s comedic nature. It’s not clear whether Amazon will release … Continue reading...
Why Google Pixel 2 might come early
This week we’re having a peek at the next generation in Google Pixel hardware – through its software running Android. What we’re doing today is taking a tip we’ve received with a giant grain of salt. Massive, I’m telling you – you might end up feeling better about this if you take TWO grains of salt with it. Thanks to … Continue reading...
Verizon Unlimited Prepaid plan launched: three things to know
Verizon has announced the launch of a new Unlimited Plan for its prepaid customers. This builds upon the company’s recent launch of an Unlimited plan for post-paid customers; through it, Verizon prepaid subscribers receive unlimited data, text and minutes. The service isn’t without fine print, however, and those contemplating a transition to this new prepaid plan should read carefully before … Continue reading...
Google Home gets step-by-step cooking instructions for 5 million recipes
Modern cooking typically involves putting a tablet in the kitchen and fumbling through the directions while trying to keep the screen clean. Google is changing that. The company has announced that it is bringing step-by-step cooking instructions to Google Home via Google Assistant, giving its users access to more than 5 million of these spoken recipes. With them, cooking is … Continue reading...
Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop with tempting trade-in deal
We’re quickly approaching the two month mark since the Nintendo Switch‘s release, and in some cases, it’s still difficult to find one. Though stock issues seem to be easing in some areas, Switches can still sell out rather quickly when new stock comes in. If you’re still looking for one, you might want to try looking at GameStop, as the … Continue reading...
Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x
The folks at Instagram have announced that they’ve hit a major milestone in the brief history of their existence. They’ve racked up a cool 700-million monthly active users, with growth between 600M and 700M happening at a rate greater than any other 100M span they had before. Of course there were other major events in the history of this photo-based … Continue reading...
Google’s new wireless headphones might poke fun at iPhone 7
Google has a new pair of Bluetooth (wireless) headphones coming and we’ve got the full specs for you well ahead of release. While we don’t expect these headphones to be mind-blowing by any means, it’s interesting to see how Google has more than one way of revealing or choosing not to reveal products in early testing. In this case, it … Continue reading...
Twitter’s not doing so well with money
Twitter today released a letter to shareholders documenting the progress it made in Q1 2017. Unfortunately for Twitter, the letter doesn’t hold many surprises for those who have been following its business side for a while now. The good news is that things like daily active users are up year-over-year, but the bad news is that Twitter is still having … Continue reading...
2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Review: Uncompromising track star
Ford should make you sign a contract committing to go to the track every weekend before they’ll sell you a 2017 Shelby GT350. This 5.2-liter V8 Mustang may be related to the affordable coupe that bears the same nameplate but, by the time Ford Performance is through, it’s a very distant cousin. To be worthy of the rearing snake badge, … Continue reading...
Kitty Hawk’s flying car flies, floats, but doesn’t roll
Silicon Valley is often credited for defining and redefining many things, and it seems it is set to redefine what a “car” is. One that can fly in air, float on water, but not drive on land. That might be the impression you’ll get from seeing this flying car prototype from Kitty Hawk, until you realize what it really is: … Continue reading...
Samsung C-Lab’s FaceSense uses your face to navigate VR
One of the biggest hurdles to virtual and augmented reality today isn’t really the display. We’ve pretty much gotten that down. What breaks the illusion of the made-up worlds is, in fact, our input methods. While our eyes and ears are deceived into believing the immersion, our hands aren’t. While the likes of Oculus and Vive are grappling with coming … Continue reading...
OnePlus 5 tipped to jump on the dual camera bandwagon
Everyone has a dual camera smartphone these days. Even Apple has one, too! And although the Galaxy S8 doesn’t, Samsung is rumored to be eying that change later this year or with the Galaxy S9 at the latest. Given the trend, it isn’t surprising to hear that OnePlus is planning to make that change as well. According to the usual … Continue reading...
OnePlus 5 tipped to jump on the dual camera bandwagon
Everyone has a dual camera smartphone these days. Even Apple has one, too! And although the Galaxy S8 doesn’t, Samsung is rumored to be eying that change later this year or with the Galaxy S9 at the latest. Given the trend, it isn’t surprising to hear that OnePlus is planning to make that change as well. According to the usual … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 home button fidgets to prevent screen burn-in
If you thought that screen burn-in is a thing of the past, Samsung may have just proven you wrong. Considered to be a long forgotten artifact of ancient CRT screens, screen burn-in might be coming back into fashion, especially with the Galaxy S8. Samsung Netherlands’ Twitter account has semi-officially confirmed that the smartphone is indeed susceptible to the phenomenon, which … Continue reading...