Tag Archive: Made


Microsoft made Android Windows-friendly — but the work is far from done

I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s services and support on Android, but there are still too many Microsoft ecosystem apps and services that are either half-baked or simply not available. Here’s what I’d like to see Redmond do next.

For Windows 10 Mobile users, it has been a painful couple of years. After months of virtual silence, Microsoft unceremoniously announced it was leaving its phone users high and dry, as Windows 10 Mobile entered maintenance mode. No  [Read More…]

Someone made a YouTube app for Android Auto, and that’s a terrible idea

The app’s called ‘YouTubeAuto’ and you can download it now.

Android Auto had a surprisingly big presence at this year’s CES. Wireless connectivity and full Google Assistant support are the two main features that are coming to Android Auto, and now there’s an app you can download that lets you watch YouTube videos while in the car.

The app is called “YouTubeAuto” and it was created by developer Kiran Kumar. You can browse all the latest trending  [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…]

Merge made a VR headset for kids and a Blaster you put your phone in

Everyone should be able to have fun with VR and AR!

If you like squishy foam and having fun with either VR or AR, the folks at Merge have been serving up goodness for a couple of years now. Following the success of the AR-based Merge Cube and the recent availability of the Merge VR headset in every color under the rainbow, Merge is at CES this year with two new goodies.

For the AR-focused among us,  [Read More…]

Sonos One and Alexa are a match made in heaven

Alexa gets the headlines when it comes to Sonos’ new speaker, but it’s even more assistants and services are coming — and that’s what’s truly exciting.

It’s easy to look at what Sonos announced today in New York City — a new Sonos One speaker, with microphones and Amazon Alexa integration built in, as well as external Alexa support for its older speakers — and think “OK, that’s it. That’s easy.”

Only, that’s not it. And it’s not easy. There’s  [Read More…]

Bose made a speaker you can wear around your neck

We’re stepping into the next era of wearable devices or at least Bose is. The sound specialist just unveiled an unusual but highly portable speaker called the SoundWear Companion which can be worn around the neck. Music fans would normally go for a pair of headphones or earbuds, but if you’d like to be more […]

The Note 8 made me feel better about my terrible painting skills

The Note 8’s Coloring app is one of the best reasons to use the improved S Pen.

Back in college, I was working as a bank teller between classes and needed an outlet. I didn’t want to drink more than I already did, and I already spent too much time reading books I didn’t enjoy to enjoy the ones I wanted to read, so I decided to do something else: paint.

I embraced my inner artist and  [Read More…]

BLU finally made a phone that supports Sprint’s network

US smartphone maker BLU appears to have a new smartphone in the pipeline which will mark a first for the company. The device is called the BLU S1 and it could be the first handset produced by the company to be compatible with Sprint’s CDMA network. The product appears listed on the carrier’s BYOD (bring […]

Back to school made easy: Check out this crazy cheap laptop and tablet at iRULU (+COUPON CODES!) (Promoted Deal)

My daughter is starting back to school and man, it’s so expensive this day and age. It’s almost impossible to send them off to school without some kind of connected device where they can connect to a world of information to research and do homework. Schools are leveraging the internet more and more to expand […]

Did you know Huawei made a KFC phone?

It seems the Chinese have had enough of noodles and spring rolls and have taken to eating KFC instead. It could be the reason why Huawei and KFC have partnered to create….a KFC phone. Just kidding, the official reason is actually that Huawei and KFC both want to celebrate 30 years of existence in China. […]