Tag Archive: recommendations


Awair 2nd Edition boasts better readings, more personalized recommendations

Wondering how clean your air is? The Awair 2nd Edition will show you, right down to the molecule.

Awair, the company behind the fashionable and functional Awair and Awair Glow air quality monitors has announced the Awair 2nd Edition. It’s a largely iterative update to its predecessor, but this model boasts more acute fine dust readings in that it can detect particulate that is under 2.5 micrometers in diameter.

Combine that with more personalized recommendations for purifying  [Read More…]

Every app gives me recommendations, but none of them are any good

Everything is going to suck until it gets better, but the wait is making me want to uninstall a whole bunch of apps.

The future is contextual computing, right? We keep being told that is the bright, shiny thing to look forward to. Wake up in the morning, and all the apps on my phone know what I want. My music app has the perfect playlist to start my day, my news app has information from sources  [Read More…]

Kodi 18 on Android TV will have voice search and recommendations

Kodi 18 Leia will be getting even tighter integration into Android TV. Which is awesome.

Kodi 17 Krypton hasn’t been officially around for long but work is already well underway on the next release. Version 18, Leia — named after everyone’s favorite princess — is in the development stage right now and the dev team has given us a sneak peek at what’s headed to Android TV: Voice Search and recommendations.

It’s a neat addition that makes  [Read More…]

Pocket now lets you like and repost recommendations from friends

Pocket, the popular read-it-later service, has updated its app to expand its Recommendations feature. You can now like and repost items from your friends that appear in your Recommended feed. You can get notifications for when someone likes or reposts your items, and you’ll see reposts from your friends in your Recommended feed.

Here’s what you can expect in the latest version of Pocket:

Like and Repost actions in your Recommended feed Find  [Read More…]

YouTube app redesign taps into machine learning for better recommendations

Starting today, the YouTube Android app is getting a slightly updated look with more personal recommendations. Rolling out today, the most apparent change is a move to bigger thumbnails on YouTube’s home screen. Video thumbnails are now larger and now form a continuous feed, rather than being split into categories.

However, the most interesting change is the new recommendation system, which is build on machine learning. From Google:

This isn’t just a new coat  [Read More…]

Distiller whiskey recommendations launches on Android [App of the Day]

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The popular iOS app, Distiller, brings whiskey recommendations to your Android.

Where do people learn about different types of whiskey? Experience?

If you’ve never come in contact with different types of whiskey, it’s very hard to pick the right one. You may find yourself staring at a shelf for too long before deciding on something you have no idea about. Besides, whiskey can get  [Read More…]