Archive for December, 2016


Welcome to leak season

Welcome to leak season. Enjoy the ride.

It’s the end of the year, which means cold weather in North America, hangovers for the festivity-goers, and beginning of what we inside the baseball diamond refer to as “leak season.” It’s slippery during leak season, so bring some salt.

There’s a cycle in tech media that resolves in an arc: the early inklings of a story that, initially vapor, builds and eventually coalesces into something tangible. We hear rumors  [Read More…]

Keep your phone safe in the car with this $10 magnetic car mount!

One of your resolutions for 2017 should definitely be to keep your phone out of your hands when you are driving, and this awesome magnetic car mount makes that so much easier. Anker’s magnetic car mount is a simple way to keep your phone out of your hands but still in view so you can use it for navigation, music streaming and more. The strong magnet allows it to work universally with just about any phone, so it won’t matter  [Read More…]

How to celebrate New Year’s in VR

Celebrate the new year from inside VR!

The end of 2016 is upon us, which means parties full of friends, watching the ball drop, and washing your hands of this year in preparation for 2017. If you don’t yet have plans for the big night, then don’t worry! There are a few awesome ways that you can experience the New Year’s party in London, or New York City, all with the aid of your VR headset. Whether  [Read More…]

Looking for a powerbank? Check out these deals

People always tend to travel a lot during the holiday season and most like to take all their smart devices along with them – a smartphone, a laptop and maybe a tablet too. But don’t forget to save enough power to snap that selfie with your family when you get home. How can you make

The best virtual reality apps for meditation

“Om” your way through life with the help of these meditation apps.

There’s no hippie mumbo jumbo here. Meditation is often encouraged by medical professionals as a way to decompress when life might be moving too quickly for you to catch up. On a physical level, meditation can be particularly helpful with lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety attacks, helping insomnia, increasing serotonin production, and simply gaining clarity and peace of mind.

I’ve personally reaped the benefits of  [Read More…]

Best PlayStation 4 Games

Want to know what to get for your PlayStation 4? Start with these, the best games you can buy!

The PS4 has a ton of great titles available, but we all have a limited amount of time (and money) so we can’t just aimlessly pick games. That’s why we have a list of fantastic choices for you to check out if you’re looking for something new to play on your PlayStation 4.

1. Uncharted 4: A  [Read More…]

How to fix push notifications in MIUI 8

Not getting push notifications in MIUI 8? Here’s how to fix it.

MIUI 8 offers a ton of new features, including a power-saving mode that automatically extends battery life by killing background apps, adjusting system apps’ performance, and limiting apps that drain the battery.

However, one of MIUI’s most common bugs — one that affects push notifications — is still prevalent in the latest version of the operating system, and it seems to inexplicably affect a few  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3T Nougat beta now available, stable rollout for 3 and 3T begins ‘tonight’

“Gradual rollout” of stable Android 7.0 builds to commence from tonight, says co-founder

Update: We’ve updated this story with comments from Carl Pei, and news of the stable rollout coming later today.

OnePlus has stumbled over the finish line in its bid to update the OnePlus 3 and 3T to Android 7.0 Nougat in the promised end-of-year timeframe. A post on its forums today announces the first OxygenOS 4.0 (Android 7.0) beta build for the OnePlus  [Read More…]

Nikon and Alphabet subsidiaries teaming up to develop advanced screening for diabetic eye disease

Everyone could use a little feel-good news to end the year on.

A new partnership between Nikon’s subsidiary Optos, and Alphabet’s research organization Verily Life Sciences (formerly known as Google Life Sciences) will look at developing new machine learning-enabled retina screening processes to help diagnose diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, the leading causes of blindness among adults around the world.

According to the World Health Organization diabetes rates are rising in parts of the world, specifically  [Read More…]

Android laptop dock Superbook delays shipment four months

If you wanted a Superbook for Valentine’s Day, prepare to be disappointed.

Superbook — the dock to turn your Android phone into a full-fledged laptop — has pushed its February shipping date back to June. To make things up to disappointed backers, Superbook is giving them lifetime coupons for future Superbooks and covering all customs and VAT taxes for international backers.

Superbook was yet another Kickstarter that went way beyond what they were expecting, and having  [Read More…]