Tag Archive: Kind


When it stops being about the hardware: Google’s way forward and an all-new kind of cloud

The screen in front of you is now just the vessel for Google services.

It’s been noted several times and with many words that Google didn’t announce any hardware at Google I/O 2017. Never mind that we actually did talk of stand-alone Daydream devices and new Android Auto partners, the internet wants to hear about phones! All the phones!

Google started as a software services company and things have come full circle.

What we did hear tells  [Read More…]

Google’s Daydream strategy is getting the right kind of attention

Google is focused on a moving target in ways no other company seems prepared for right now.

VR and AR got prime-time Keynote energy at Google I/O, as well as a separate keynote the next day with heaps of extra details. And as cool as it is to see a new UI coming to Daydream or the “VPS” system in Tango being used in Lowe’s stores later this year, the big news from I/O was neither of  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Two Piece case is actually kind of perfect

I’m not sure I’d call this a case, but I love it and want one for every phone.

A common thread alongside the unveil of the Galaxy S8 was a critical side-eye at the Two Piece case that would be sold for both sizes of the phone. Samsung didn’t spend a lot of time explaining how this case worked, only that it had a top and a bottom that didn’t connect and several color options that didn’t  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s modular Mi TV 4 is exactly the kind of innovation we need in the U.S.

It’s just too bad this amazing television is limited to China.

It’s funny how life works. Last week, I rushed out in a hurry to purchase a new television in time for our friends to come over and watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

The backlight to our Samsung TV had burned out, but it took swapping the various logic boards and tweaking of wires before we realized what was happening. And now, I’m writing  [Read More…]

Go Time! Episode 11: A different kind of hunting

Episode 11 of Go Time has arrived!

Jen, Russell and Erin return for another week of representing their respective teams.

This week, we’re all in the middle of a different kind of hunt. That’s because we’re looking for the new Pokémon Go Plus accessory, with very little luck so far. Team Mystic also takes us down the rabbit hole to talk about Pokémon Go and rooting your phone. There’s also a spirited discussion about how complex  [Read More…]

Weekly Poll: What kind of fitness tracking do you want in your life?

Technology has given us the ability to keep better track of our workouts and daily fitness — even if it’s just tracking the number of steps you take daily. So this week our question for you, is what kind of fitness tracking do you want in your life? Whether you have your eye on the new Fitbit Blaze, or the UA HealthBox or whether you’ve been using Google Fit on your smartphone for months, we want to  [Read More…]

Android app NextGlass uses science to determine what kind of wine you’ll love next

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Wine and beer tasting is an art that not all of us are gifted with unfortunately. Like myself, I am sure many of you have stepped inside a wine or beer establishment only to find that you have no idea what you are doing. This ultimately leads to you buying a $ 200 bottle of wine to impress your date, only to find out that  [Read More…]

Teaser video sure makes it look like HTC’s making some kind of camera

Rumors that HTC is unleashing some sort of GoPro-esque camera at a New York City event next month may be on the level if this teaser video is any indication.

“Something remarkable is coming,” the video starts out.

The video description says to hit up RECamera.com (not currently live) on Oct. 8 “for the word premiere of a remarkable new product.” The video clearly shows underwater footage and what probably is someone wearing the camera somehow.

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‘OK Google headset:’ Imagining a different kind of Motorola wearable

Motorola has finally revealed the date for its next big press event. On September 4 we’re likely to meet at least four new devices. The invite hints at the Moto X’s successor, the Moto G2, the Moto 360 and something you’ll wear in your ear. So far Motorola’s efforts in the wearable space have been focused on the Moto 360, the lustworthy Android Wear smartwatch that’s been turning heads (and making nerds impatient) since its April  [Read More…]

Samsung released 3 new Galaxy S5 ads and they’re kind of neat

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Samsung did a really good job in the ads department this time. Under the hashtag #Expect more they introduced 3 new ads and as we said, they’re not half bad.

All 3 of them last around 30 seconds touting different features of the Galaxy S5. The first one is featuring a girl advertising a private mode feature, the one after that a guy  [Read More…]