Tag Archive: Future


The future of Android TV is less hardware, more YouTube TV

Take the Chromecast and make it smarter, maybe with a remote control for those in need.

We’re rapidly approaching that time of year where we hear more about what Google wants the next stage of its platforms to look and feel like. While all eyes are focused on the next flavor of Android on phones and tablets (and maybe even Chromebooks) you can bet Google is going to continue its efforts in the living room. While Google’s  [Read More…]

This is what the future holds for Android TV

Android TV’s currently in a rut, but Google can still save it.

When you think of smart TV platforms, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably conjure up images of Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. These four platforms have proven to be the top dogs for consuming media on the big screen, and despite Android being the world’s most used mobile operating system, it’s still failed to attract a similar audience when  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Firefox Reality browser, the VR future of the internet

New ways to browse.

Anyone who’s browsed the internet in VR understands that new ideas are needed to keep it fresh. Simply moving the 2D windows into our headsets creates something functional, but it’s nowhere near optimal. Mozilla hasn’t been sitting back, creating the likes of WebVR, a browser add-on that transforms it into a VR platform for Gear VR, Daydream, Cardboard, and the PC-based VR systems.

Now, with Firefox Reality, a browser designed from the start  [Read More…]

What’s an eSIM and why is it important for the future of mobile?

eSIM is becoming more common, and you should know how it differs from traditional SIM.

Pretty much ever since modern smartphones have been available to us, we’ve been dealing with the small piece of plastic inside known as a subscriber identification module (SIM). When you get a new phone, your service provider likely pops in a SIM and you go on your way, or you switch it over yourself from your old device. While SIM cards are  [Read More…]

Apple to acquire magazine subscription app Texture, future of Android app unknown

It’s official — magazine app Texture is joining team Apple.

Apple announced in a press release today that it has officially signed an agreement to acquire digital magazine service Texture. Texture (formerly known as Next Issue) offers users an option to pay a flat monthly fee for an unlimited digital subscription to all of their favorite magazines, that they can then access from the Texture app.

Texture was founded in 2010, and features upwards of 200 publications that you can  [Read More…]

Future Essential Phone could have a pop-up selfie camera

This is how you make bezel-less smartphones.

We saw a lot of exciting tech at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but one phone that stole our hearts the most was Vivo’s Apex concept phone. The Apex is Vivo’s idea of what our phones could look like in the near future, and one of the most stunning parts of the Apex was its 90%+ screen-to-body ratio. Rather than adopting the infamous notch, Vivo achieved this by hiding the front-facing camera  [Read More…]

OnePlus has nearly solved Android’s navigation future

OnePlus has a new feature that improves navigation on Android phones by copying the iPhone X.

OnePlus is in a weird place right now. It’s dealing with accusations of privacy violations, and has just made public an enormous credit card breach that affected at least 40,000 paying customers. There have been public calls to stop buying their phones.

But the company continues to operate, releasing new colors of its flagship OnePlus 5T and working towards  [Read More…]

The BlackBerry Motion is the future of Android phones

The BlackBerry Motion is a solid Android phone with a price that’s a bit too high to stomach.

For better or worse, the BlackBerry Motion is the future of Android. Neither flashy nor charming, the Motion is plain and utilitarian. It gets the job done. It’s a purpose-built device for a small slice of the smartphone buying public, one that values qualities that don’t stand out. At $ 450 unlocked, the Motion is arguably overpriced for what  [Read More…]

Future Samsung phones might be made out of new ‘Metal 12’ magnesium alloy

Samsung might be getting ready to kick aluminum to the curb.

Although we don’t usually talk too much about them, Samsung’s recently been killing it in the laptop space. The company announced its new Notebook 9 for 2018, and while there’s a lot to like about the machine, one of its highlights is a new magnesium alloy Samsung created specifically for it. Samsung refers to the alloy as “Metal 12”, and it allows the Notebook 9 to be incredibly  [Read More…]

Future Samsung phones will have a working FM radio chip

Coming to residents in the U.S. and Canada via NextRadio.

Between downloading local files and the vast array of streaming services, your options for listening to music while on the go are more abundant than ever before. Now, thanks to a new partnership with NextRadio, future Samsung phones will ship with a working FM chip so you can access and listen to local radio stations.

Most phones have the tech to support FM signals, but they’re unfortunately  [Read More…]