Alexa, turn off the Bedroom lights.
When you think about making your home “smarter”, the first thought is usually towards the thermostat or your front door — things you have to drop everything to interact with. Lights are usually high on the connected home list, because for most people, using lights has been a part of everyday life since birth. Light switches are usually available as soon as you enter a room, and most people look for [Read More…]
Passthrough mode on Gear VR lets you see the world around you through a camera
Generally the point of putting on a VR headset like Gear VR is to leave the real world behind temporarily. However, there is a way to see what is going on around you quickly, even if you are wearing your Gear VR. Passthrough mode lets you see your surroundings from the view of the camera on your phone – basically through a grainy square. [Read More…]
Do you go for a larger or smaller piece of Pi?
Terrible puns aside it’s a legitimate question. We’ve established before that the Raspberry Pi Zero makes a fine Kodi box, albeit sacrificing ultimate power for size and a much lower price.
The question is, though, if you’re wanting to construct your own Kodi box, which would you be better off buying?
Neither of these two are exactly computing powerhouses, but there is still [Read More…]
In 2017 virtual assistants are going to be everywhere. Need weather info? The Google Assistant will deliver that ASAP. Want to buy a new skirt? Alexa will take care of it, just bark a few voice commands at “her” and you’re done. These are only two examples of AI-driven auxiliaries that aim to help you […]
All four major carriers in the U.S. offer unlimited data plans. But which is the best?
With Verizon bringing back an unlimited data plan, the big four networks in the United States (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) all carry an unlimited data plan now. That’s important for power users as well as anyone who uses their mobile broadband internet as their sole way to stay in touch or for entertainment. The cost of data overages means that [Read More…]
Apple is reportedly adding Qi wireless charging to its next iPhone. You may not care, but your next phone may benefit.
You’ll be hearing a lot about wireless charging in the next few weeks, and that’s because Apple just joined the Wireless Power Consortium, a group of like-minded companies with the goal of furthering a single standard for charging devices sans wires.
But Apple has taken its time making overtures towards wireless charging, choosing to forgo the [Read More…]
What LG Watch Sport Model should you buy? That depends…
The LG Watch Sport is a big watch for thick wrists, or at least people who are willing to carry 89.4 grams and 14mm of stainless steel goodness.
And while the rounded aesthetic may be the most universally appealing shape for watches these days — practically every Android Wear watch released in the past 18 months has been round — color also matters, and that’s where things [Read More…]
It’s time to decide which color of the LG Watch Style is best.
The LG Watch Style has arrived with Android Wear 2.0 and is available in three different colors. Before you jump into the car or desperately try to order one online, there is a very important choice that you need to make: which color should you buy? It’s a big decision, and we’re here to help you make the choice that you’ll be happiest with!
Trying out a demo before you purchase the full game is a good idea.
Want to find some awesome games for your PlayStation VR, but you don’t want to shell out the cash and then regret it later? Well then you’re in luck because there are demos for some of the best games available on PlayStation VR. Trying to figure out where to start can be a bit daunting though, especially if you’re new to gaming. That’s [Read More…]
Sometimes the answers are easy.
This is one of those times. If you have a previous generation NVIDIA Shield TV you totally should buy the new controller. And the reasons are so compelling, I can’t think of any use case where you might want to stick to the old controller.
NVIDIA did something that’s either crazy or awesome (or a bit of both) with the Shield TV. They offer a new model that’s smaller and better looking [Read More…]