Archive for January, 2018


The ‘Kinda Blue’ Pixel 2 is now available through Project Fi

Until today, the only way that you could purchase the “Kinda Blue” Pixel 2 was exclusively available on Verizon. Now, the Kinda Blue color option is now available through both the Google Store and Project Fi. 

It’s not just you: The Philips Hue update system is overwhelmed today

It turns out these smart bulbs are kinda popular.

Philips used CES as a perfect opportunity to drop a big feature update into its app today, but in order to use that app all of the bulbs in your home need to also be updated. This isn’t usually a big deal, but because so many people are trying to update their Hue bulbs today the servers at Philips are a little overwhelmed.

Long story short, it’s going  [Read More…]

Keyboards are in: Motorola is bringing a keyboard Moto Mod to the market later this year

When Moto Mods were first introduced, we saw a completely new and unique take on modularity with our smartphones. Although some thought this was just a gimmick that would only last one iteration of devices, Motorola and Lenovo proved everyone wrong and has continued to release new Mods. At CES 2018, while Motorola isn’t introducing […]

Fingers-on with the new and weird Vital and Keyboard Moto Mods

The latest Mods for the Moto Z line bring a slide-out keyboard and blood pressure monitoring to the party.

Motorola’s not backing away from the Moto Mod ecosystem, adding a mini slide-out keyboard and a health monitor to the line-up of capability enhancing add-ons for the Moto Z. We got to try out the two newest: the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod.

Lenovo Vital Moto Mod

More and more we’re seeing health tools  [Read More…]

Pitaka’s MagHive wants to make sure you’ll never forget your smartphone again

It happened to all of us – leaving the house in a rush without our phone or keys. It can be highly frustrating, but Pitaka – a leader in personal carrying systems – wants to help you remember to grab the things you need before you go. With its new MagHive smart reminder system in […]

Android Auto is fantastic with the addition of Google Assistant and wireless connectivity

Android Auto didn’t get an overhaul, but these new features are fantastic.

In case you hadn’t heard, CES 2018 is Google’s platform for showing how Google Assistant can be deployed everywhere. One of the places where it makes perfect sense to have a hands-free intelligent assistant is in the car, so naturally Google added it to Android Auto. At the same time, it announced the public availability of wireless Android Auto, which was first shown off conceptually at Google  [Read More…]

DJ Koh confirms the Samsung Galaxy S9 will launch at MWC 2018

There were a few rumors making their rounds that suggested that Samsung would surprise everyone and steal the show at CES 2018 with an announcement of the Galaxy S9. According to ZDNet, that won’t be the case after DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, confirmed this information. Koh confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will […]

This phone’s fingerprint sensor is its display

The ubiquitous fingerprint sensor: it’s one of the most convenient ways to unlock your smartphone or laptop, but it’s always required its own reserved bastion of space on your device. Always, that is … until now.

Here at CES 2018 I just went hands-on with the first fingerprint sensor that lives UNDER your phone’s display. The Synaptics ClearID module is an optical sensor that sits under the glass of an OLED screen, and it’s making its public debut on  [Read More…]

YouTube apologizes for Logan Paul, sort of

There may or may not be further consequences for Logan Paul, but his video is gone forever.

One of the big things missing from the mess caused by YouTuber Logan Paul uploading a video of a suicide was an actual statement from YouTube on the subject. The original video was pulled from YouTube the same day it was published, but it was re-uploaded hundreds of times and continued to cause problems throughout the week. Still, no official  [Read More…]

Huawei officially introduces the Mate 10 Pro to the US market

While we are still looking to see what LG and Samsung have in store for 2018, Huawei has officially made its US entrance at CES 2018. Huawei took to the stage during one of the biggest events of the year to announce that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be coming to the US. The […]