Tag Archive: First


Google’s Flutter pushes forward with its first Release Preview

On June 20, the team behind Flutter announced that its development platform was officially exiting the beta stage it entered in February and moving into Release Preview 1.

Flutter is a mobile UI framework that aims to help developers make high-quality apps that work on both Android and iOS as easily and seamlessly as possible. There was a sizable showcase for Flutter during Google I/O in May, and since then, the Flutter team says it’s seen a 50% increase  [Read More…]

The first thing you should do with your new Android device

We have all been there: You pick up your nice new shiny Android device and jump straight into the Google Play Store, download your favorite apps and games. Before you know it, you’re off and running and everything is grand.

There’s something you should do before installing all those apps. Indeed, the first thing you should do is download Find my Device, an app available in the Google Play Store.

Editor Note: Some of these features might only work on  [Read More…]

Control for PlayStation 4: First look and questions answered!

Here’s everything we know so far about the inscrutable new Remedy game, Control.

What was Remedy mysterious P7 project? Introducing Control, a game first shown off at E3 2018 to great delight and confusion. The trailer for Control showed a woman exploring a mysterious, twisting bureau full of floating people and supernatural monsters. She fought them with a single gun and her own set of powers, she performed some weird ritual thing, and she got sucked into  [Read More…]

Marc Jacobs launches its first Wear OS smartwatch, the Riley Touchscreen

Early smartwatches were often bulky, boxy things that were designed for tech-enthusiasts, but absolutely failed on fashion.

But in recent years not only big tech companies like Apple or LG created watches that are stylish and also functional. Even fashion brands like Armani, Kate Spade or Michael Kors started joining in the race.

The newest arrival comes from Marc Jacobs. It’s called the Riley Touchscreen and runs the all-new Wear OS.

This is the first fully-fledged smartwatch coming out of  [Read More…]

The $280 Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the world’s first phone with a Snapdragon 710

The Mi 8 SE is designed to maximize value.

Xiaomi has unveiled two phones at its launch event in Shenzhen: the Mi 8 and a Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which has an in-display fingerprint reader and a transparent back.

The Chinese manufacturer is rolling out a third variant dubbed the Mi 8 SE that’s aimed at a lower price point. The standard Mi 8 starts off at the equivalent of $ 420, but the Mi 8 SE  [Read More…]

The first cross-platform AR app for iPhone and Android just launched

Finally, you and your friends can escape into augmented reality together even if you’re using Android and iPhone!

Google has been talking about ARCore on Android for a while now. Apple’s been championing ARKit for iPhone for about as long. Today, the first cross-platform ARKit/ARCore app has launched on both app stores respectively. It’s called Just a Line and you and your friends can make drawings in the air, and even draw on top of each other’s  [Read More…]

Pixel Watch wish list: What we want to see from Google’s first smartwatch

A sleek design, new processor, GPS, oh my!

This October, we’re anticipating that Google will follow its footsteps of the past two years with an event to announce its latest and greatest hardware products. We’ve seen Pixel phones, Home speakers, wireless earbuds and more, and this time around, we’re expecting the company to finally dive into the world of smartwatches.

A rumor popped up in early May suggesting that Google will announce a Pixel Watch alongside the  [Read More…]

Google smart speakers outsell Amazon for the first time last quarter

We may be Google fanboys, but it’s obvious that Amazon has long dominated the smart speaker game. But that may be changing soon, because in Q1 of 2018, Google beat Amazon in smart speaker sales for the first time.

Google sold 3.2 million devices during that time compared to Amazon’s 2.5 million in sales. It’s not a huge difference, but Google’s sales have quickly been catching up in the last year. This might be the turning point for the smart  [Read More…]

Google Home speakers outsold Amazon Echo ones for the first time in Q1 2018

3.2 million Google Homes were sold during this year’s first quarter.

Even if they accidentally send your private conversations once and a while, smart speakers are awesome tools. I use my multiple Google Homes on the daily, and it looks like a lot of other people do, too.

For the first time ever, Google outsold Amazon in the smart speaker market during the first quarter of 2018.

Google sold 3.2 million Google Home and Home Mini speakers  [Read More…]

Video: First 6 things to do with your new OnePlus 6!

If you’re unboxing a shiny new mirror black OnePlus 6, or perhaps a not-so-shiny midnight black or silk white variant, there are lots of things that you’ll want to play with right away. The OnePlus 6 is one of the most anticipated phones of the year so far, and there are plenty of (somewhat) hidden features to explore.

In our latest video, we’ll explore the top six things to do with your OnePlus 6 after you’ve unboxed  [Read More…]