Tag Archive: Reader


Google Chrome for desktop is getting a distraction-free Reader Mode

Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon.

Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. As its name suggests, Reader Mode facilitates distraction-free reading by stripping out ads, animations, and other background content from a page, leaving only the text and article images.

As spotted by ZDNet, the reader mode is now live in the Chrome  [Read More…]

The S10’s fingerprint reader got fooled by a 3D printer but don’t panic

You can “fool” anything as long as you’re using it as intended while you try.

Someone tricked the Galaxy S10’s in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor with a 3D-printed fingerprint. Only, not really.

A lock wants a key. It doesn’t care where that key comes from.

A person who is adept at the right software was able to take a photograph of his fingerprint on a wine glass and recreate it in three dimensions using a 3D printer, then  [Read More…]

Save yourself a trip to the mechanic with the $12 Kobra OBD-II code reader

Ugh, what is your car trying to tell you anyway?

This Kobra OBD-II Wi-Fi car code reader is down to $ 11.99 on Amazon when you clip the 15% off on-page coupon and use the promo code 5ZE3CSHJ. It sells for $ 20 without the code and we haven’t seen a sale on these readers since June. Make sure the seller for this deal and the ones below is “E-Tech Distributors” or the code won’t work. This version uses  [Read More…]

Save a trip to the mechanic with the $40 Nonda OBD-II car code reader

Get app notifications for every issue.

The Nonda ZUS smart vehicle health monitor OBD-II car code reader is down to $ 39.99 on Amazon from a street price of $ 60. It has never dropped this low before and hasn’t come anywhere close since dropping to $ 45 back in June briefly.

The Nonda monitor will keep tabs on your engine with real-time alerts and predictions based on the collected data. It will also decode engine error  [Read More…]

Feedly review: Does it still hold up in the crowded news reader category?

You may not be old enough to have experienced Google Reader, but the beloved RSS feed reader was the perfect solution for ingesting news without all the noise. Just a bare-bones list of headlines curated by you, the reader.

What could be more useful material than subjects and items that you specify? It made the morning ritual a truly blissful habit.

But, seemingly just when you had the perfect amount of sources carefully categorized, Google announced it was discontinuing the  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 may drop iris scanner in favor of in-display fingerprint reader

At some point early next year, Samsung is probably going to launch the Galaxy S10. The rumor mill hasn’t really ramped up the discussion on what Samsung may launch in 2019, but it looks like we may be getting our feet wet.

According to a report from the Korean news outlet The Bell, Samsung is working on the Galaxy S10, and it may nof include an iris scanning feature. Instead, Samsung may be planning to use an in-display fingerprint reader that  [Read More…]

Be your own mechanic with the $11 Kobra OBD-II Wi-Fi car code reader

Don’t let your codes stay codes.

This Kobra OBD-II Wi-Fi car code reader is down to $ 11.19 on Amazon with code PP94JP7K. It sells for $ 20 without the code and we haven’t seen a sale on these readers in a couple months now. This version uses Wi-Fi, so it’s compatible with iOS, Android, and, God forbid you’re still using one, Windows phones.

The problem with Wi-Fi is you can’t always get it near your car.  [Read More…]

Kobra’s Bluetooth OBD-II car code reader is down to just $8

Figure out what’s wrong without taking it into the shop.

This Kobra Bluetooth OBD-II car code reader is down to $ 8.03 on Amazon with code UKLW9NL5. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen, even through previous coupon codes. It has sold around $ 13 for several months now.

The Kobra Bluetooth code reader can connect to and read the code from any car made after 1996. It can then use Bluetooth to transmit the readings  [Read More…]

Video: Recap of the Mobile Nations reader meetups

Check out this video recap of our most recent reader meetups in New York City and San Francisco.

We had a couple of reader meetups this week in New York City and San Francisco. Rene Ritchie of Vector and Phil Nickinson a.k.a. Modern Dad were hanging out at the San Francisco party, while Mr. Mobile and I were mingling with the New York City crowd.

There was free food, and free giveaways, but the highlight of the night  [Read More…]

This $13 Kobra OBD-II reader tells your phone all about your car

You know when mechanics charge you $ 75 to tell you you need air in your tire? Figure it out for yourself.

Kobra’s Wi-Fi OBD-II car code reader and scanner is down to $ 13.29 with code ALUA3DVB on Amazon. This is the best price we’ve ever seen on it. The last deal we shared on it was about five months ago and that was a little over a dollar more expensive than the current deal above.

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