Tag Archive: learned


5 things I learned traveling with the OnePlus 5

Travel revelations from OnePlus’s latest creation.

As a person who has to travel with lots of smartphones to do his job, choosing which one to use as your main device on a trip can be quite a conundrum. Nothing tests a phone to its limits like travel, where you’re pushing the phone’s storage, battery, camera and other features harder than ever.

This time around, as I start a four-week stint in Taiwan, my device of choice has  [Read More…]

6 things I learned traveling with the Galaxy S8 Plus

Travel revelations from Samsung’s super-tall, super-specced flagship.

It takes time to get to know a new phone and understand all of its various quirks, strengths and foibles. Traveling with a device can rapidly accelerate that process, though. Nothing pushes a phone to its limits like juggling airport navigation, boarding passes and in-flight antics — and that’s before you start on however much work or play awaits you at the other end.

That’s exactly what I’ve been doing  [Read More…]

What we learned about VR and AR at Google I/O 2017

Google introduced the Daydream VR during last year’s I/O and now the company announced support for the platform will be rolled out for LG’s next flagship – most likely the LG V30 – and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. What’s more, Google announced Daydream will finally be getting its first major update dubbed Daydream […]

What we learned about the Google Assistant at Google I/O 2017

One of the major topics, Google touched upon during its keynote was the Google Assistant, saying it’s taking steps to make the AI-driven helper more conversational. The Assistant’s increased potential will soon allow users to have conversations about what they are seeing. Case in point, the service will be integrated with the new Google Lens […]

What we learned about Google Home at Google I/O 2017

Google kicked off the keynote for Google I/O today and shared a ton of information about the future of the company and its products. One of the most heavily covered topics of the day was Google Home, the standalone assistant and Bluetooth speaker designed for the living room. Google announced new features and new availability […]

What we learned from Google’s I/O 2017 keynote

Google I/O 2017 keynote just ended, leaving us with a ton of information to digest. And in case you missed the event for whatever reason, here are the most important topics touched on during the presentation: Google Lens One of the first new features introduced today is Google Lens – a tool that uses artificial […]

Chromebook Diaries: How I learned to live with Chrome OS

I’m chronicling my journey with my first Chromebook, the Asus Chromebook Flip. Join me.

In spite of my obvious allegiance to Android, the truth is that I’ve never owned or operated a Chromebook. Between two MacBook Pros and a Windows PC, I hardly had a reason to adopt a not-quite-a-desktop laptop. But now that Android apps are a big part of Chrome OS, I’m ready to see what that Chromebook life is like.

I bought the 12.5-inch  [Read More…]

What I learned from playing Pokémon Go for 6 months

Catching Pokemon in the real world brought childhood dreams to life.

I am what you might call a member of the Pokémon generation. I played Pokémon Red on Gameboy Color, I collected the cards, and I definitely watched the television shows and spent what little money I had on checking out the movies. So when plans for Pokémon Go were released by Niantic, I was all in to play. I spent hours hunting for Pokémon, walking miles  [Read More…]

What I learned from watching my family try virtual reality

The holidays are a great excuse to use your family as guinea pigs for new technology.

This year, I put my family and friends in the virtual reality hot seat with Google’s Daydream View. I loaded up my really blue Pixel XL (I’m obligated to remind you of that in every mention) with apps like Hello Mars, Evil Robot Traffic Jam, and the BBC’s The Turning Forest. I didn’t see my phone for about six hours, but  [Read More…]

5 things I learned traveling with the Honor 8

Travel lessons from a week with the Honor 8 at IFA.

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll know that nothing taxes a phone like dragging it halfway across a continent, through airport security bins, onto planes and back again. So whenever I take a phone with me on a trip — as I did with the Galaxy S7 edge earlier this year — it’s fun to reflect on the lessons learned.

This time around my phone  [Read More…]