Archive for June, 2018


Pokémon Go developer Niantic is opening up its AR development platform

Niantic’s technology is called the Real World Platform.

Niantic, the development team behind Pokémon Go, announced today that it’ll now allow third-party developers to use its AR technology that powers not only Pokémon Go, but Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, too.

Niantic’s AR tech is called “Real World Platform”, and it uses a combo of computer vision, object recognition, and depth detection to create for those augmented reality experiences we’ve become so fond of.

If you’re  [Read More…]

AT&T’s price increase, Sony, Apple, Samsung, and more! (Podcast #16)

Welcome to the AndroidGuys In Brief Podcast. Our aim with this podcast is to update you on all of the important things going on the Android world. Today, Donovan and Andrew discuss a crazy price Sony’s latest phone, Sony possibly pulling out of Africa and the Middle East, AT&T’s deceptive new price hike, Google Assistant possibly coming to feature phones, and Apple and Samsung finally burying the hatchet.

Topics Sony is asking $ 999 for the XZ2 Premium, might stop selling  [Read More…]

Motorola promises to change the way we use our phones on August 2

Maybe this is where we’ll get the Moto Z3?

Even though the Moto Z3 Play was just announced earlier this month, Motorola already has something else in store for us to check out.

The company just released a teaser video on YouTube highlighting a press event that’ll take place on August 2 at 2:00 PM at its headquarters in Chicago. For the video’s description, it reads:

Mark your calendar. On August 2, we’re making a big announcement at  [Read More…]

Nuheara IQbuds Dynamic True Wireless Earbuds Review

Headphones are generally simple devices, with the purpose of intimately pumping tunes into our ears. In recent years, we’ve seen several updates to the traditional formula, such as wire-cut solutions and active noise-cancellation, but the general idea remains.

However, if you’ve taken a deeper look, a couple cool developments have also risen to make the headphone more than what is dictated by its musical roots. The Nuheara IQbuds are one of these innovative selected few.

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Everything you need to know about the RAMpage security exploit

The RAMpage exploit has the potential to give a bad app complete control of your phone. Should you be worried?

The latest security exploit to affect millions of devices is called RAMpage. It’s a variation of previous attacks that use the Rowhammer hardware vulnerability to run malicious code by changing what’s stored into your device’s memory (RAM) and has the potential of data loss and to allow unauthorized access. In other words, someone using RAMpage could get  [Read More…]

Show your love of Canada this holiday weekend with our Heart Canada home screen theme

Canada is America’s chill big brother, and it deserves to be celebrated.

There’s a lot to love about Canada. You’ve got good healthcare — and with all that poutine and you’ve got all that maple syrup, you certainly need it — you’re going to have nationwide cannabis legalization this October, you’ve got Justin Trudeau, and the biggest chance of a riot in Canada seems to be a hockey match. If it weren’t for those winters and how  [Read More…]

Save up to 93% off Mondly lifetime subscription and master new languages

Learning new things doesn’t have to be mundane. Even dealing with a self-taught curriculum and taking things at your own pace can be interesting — with the right tools. Take mastering a new language, for instance. With the proper guidance you can learn a second tongue in your spare time. Mondly, one of the biggest and best names in that space, is that proper guidance.

In this on-demand world we find ourselves with precious few swaths of free time. How  [Read More…]

Save big on the Blackview P10000 Pro with its gigantic 11,000mAh battery (Promoted)

On a day-to-day basis, it’s always fun to find great deals on new phones or other pieces of technology. There are times where you see a great deal and it’s something that you can’t pass up on, regardless of the price.

That is where the Blackview P10000 Pro comes into play. The handset sports a decent set of mid-range specs, but an absolutely enormous 11,000mAh battery.

Blackview P10000 Pro Specs 6-inch FHD+ Display (2160 x 1080) MediaTek Helio P23 Processor  [Read More…]

How to play Beat Saber on Oculus Go

ALVR allows you to play a one-handed version of Beat Saber.

Oculus Go is a standalone wireless VR headset that natively allows you to enjoy some quality mobile Oculus experiences. Coupled with Air Light VR (ALVR), a free piece of open-source software, you can actually stream SteamVR games normally reserved for PC-based headsets to the Oculus Go.

While a lot of those SteamVR experiences won’t work properly, Beat Saber seems to now fall under the category of  [Read More…]

Why Android is vital to Microsoft’s software and services strategy

Android and is now a key player in Microsoft’s overall software and services strategy — and that’s a good thing for Microsoft.

When Microsoft announced that it was stepping away from its smartphone efforts, there were quite a few of us who were worried about how we’d continue to remain invested in Microsoft’s ecosystem without being able to carry Windows around in our pockets. But it ultimately allowed Microsoft to invest in bringing ecosystem synergy to more  [Read More…]