Tag Archive: info


Android phones may soon send more precise location info to 911 dispatchers

Early tests have shown promising results.

911 is a number no one in the U.S. ever wants to call, but in the case that you do, you want emergency responders to get to your location as fast as humanly possible. When you currently call 911, your wireless carrier sends your location info to the 911 dispatcher so they know where to send help. Google’s recently been testing a system of its own to handle this process, and it has  [Read More…]

Google’s new SOS Alerts in Search and Maps deliver info in times of crisis

Google wants you to always be safe, so this week it has rolled out a new tool called SOS Alerts in Maps and Search, which display emergency info in case of disasters. In Search, an SOS Alert will appear at the top of results if a user performs a search on a location that has […]

Carezone will help keep your medical info on-track (review)

If you are a person who has multiple medications and/or supplements to deal with on a regular basis, you know that managing doses, refills, and prescription appointment cycles can be a real hassle. And sometimes you can get into a rut where you consistently miss on these, causing potentially real effects on your body. Enter CareZone, […]

Google Maps update makes it easier to get real-time traffic info

Google Maps just became better at helping you reach your destination, on time! Through today’s update, the app will be able to deliver more valuable information at the bottom of your home screen – in real time. Swiping up now will reveal three tabs: one to help you find restaurants, one to beat traffic and […]

BLU’s cheap phones found to be secretly sending sensitive user info to China

When looking to acquire a budget smartphone, most of us probably look towards Chinese manufacturers. But there are some US-based companies that also offer handsets at a bargain. Like BLU. The handset maker is relatively well known for its affordable products which rarely exceed $ 200. The phones seem like a good deal for those don’t

Verizon accidentally leaks Pixels info, including potential blue color

Another carrier, another leak of the Pixel phones.

Well, this is just getting ridiculous. We’re closing in on October 4 itself, and now Verizon — America’s largest carrier, natch — has revealed another enticing tidbit about the upcoming Pixel phones.

By now we know that the Pixel phones are coming on October 4, and they are indeed called just that. We know that there will be two models, with largely identical specs but for the size  [Read More…]

Honor 8 is coming to Europe: First UK pricing and release info

New flagship Honor phone available from August 24, priced £369.99.

The latest high-end phone from the Huawei-owned Honor brand is officially coming to Europe. At an event in Paris today, Honor announced that the Honor 8 — recently unveiled to an American audience — will be available from today, Aug. 24, priced £369.99 in the UK. Huawei’s vMall outlet will get it first, along with an “anniversary package” of bundled goodies. In addition, the unlocked Honor  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 preview: Specs, software, release info and more!

Once again, it’s almost Galaxy Note time — and 2016’s big-screen Samsung phone looks like being the best in years.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has always been a fan favorite. It’s said among followers of the series that the only thing which can replace a Note is another Note. And so after a strong showing earlier in the year with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, all eyes are on the Galaxy Note 7, due for  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 preview: Specs, software, release info and more!

Once again, it’s almost Galaxy Note time — and 2016’s big-screen Samsung phone looks like being the best in years.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has always been a fan favorite. It’s said among followers of the series that the only thing which can replace a Note is another Note. And so after a strong showing earlier in the year with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, all eyes are on the Galaxy Note 7, due for  [Read More…]

Google Search adds U.S. Presidential campaign finance info and search trends

Google continues to add more features to Search for people interested in the current for the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. They include adding fast access to campaign finance info for the candidates, along with search trends for the election.

Google says:

Today, working with one of the most respected data sources in the industry, the Center for Responsive Politics, we’re making presidential campaign finance information easy to access and understand, right from Google  [Read More…]