Tag Archive: smarts


Livall BH60 Helmet Review: Smarts for my brain bucket

I didn’t know I needed a smart bike helmet, but now I won’t ride without it.

I’m a relatively new cyclist, averaging 100 miles per week, and just starting to figure out how I want to equip my bike for longer rides. In my area, riding more than 40 miles in a day means I’m going to spend some time on open roads. I don’t know if you know this, but people in cars aren’t always super  [Read More…]

Google’s $159 Pixel Buds offer real-time translation, other smarts

The Google Pixel 2 series announcement brought a number of significant hardware for both mobile and the smart home, but Google also unveiled more mobile hardware than we expected. We expected to see the Google Home Mini and the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but Google took things one step further: the Bose […]

Add some smarts to your existing smoke and CO detectors with this $30 gadget from Leeo

Our friends at Thrifter are back with another deal, this time helping you make your home smarter for less!

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a must-have, but when you are out of the house you have no idea if they are going off, which can be scary. Leeo changes that by notifying you, regardless of your location, when they are triggered, and right now you can pick one up for only $ 29.97, which is a $ 20  [Read More…]

Honor Magic now official with dual-curved display, high-end hardware, and AI smarts

Honor Magic uses AI to anticipate your needs.

At an event in China, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor unveiled its latest phone, the Honor Magic. The phone is set to go on sale in China later this week, and while it isn’t slated to make its way to other markets, it comes with an all-new Honor Magic Live OS that sees the introduction of an AI service.

Before we get to the AI features, let’s take a look  [Read More…]

Any.do takes on Todoist’s productivity smarts with AI-powered Assistant

Any.do is back for another round of productiveness.

Any.do has been around since the HTC Evo 4G was the best phone you could buy. I’ll just let that sink in for a second.

The productivity app has long been known for its attractive yet spare interface, gesture-friendly controls and extensive feature set, but in recent years has been surpassed by Todoist, Wunderlist and a host of competitors in one main area: context-based assistance.

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Todoist Smart Schedule is adding AI smarts to your task lists

The best to-do app gets better with new feature.

Todoist, the popular cross-platform task management platform, has announced a shiny new feature it’s calling Smart Schedule, bringing some AI smarts into your daily planning.

Smart Schedule at its core will suggest completion dates for your tasks based on a number of key factors such as your current task load, past behavior and estimated urgency. It says it’s  [Read More…]

Google brings its AI smarts to the enterprise with Springboard, Sites gets a major refresh

Google showcased how it was leveraging machine learning for communication at this year’s I/O, and the search giant is now bringing artificial intelligence capabilities to Google Apps users with a new utility called Springboard. The application lets Google Apps users search across Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and more from a single location.

From the Google blog:

Google Springboard helps you find the right information that you need at the moment that you need it. It searches  [Read More…]

Mobile Nations Weekly: Gems, Java, and smarts

Google wins in court, ZTE goes big, Tesla ramps up, Apple on the defensive, and the return of Windows Central Gems!

Windows Central Gems is back! With support from Microsoft we’re checking out some great and maybe overlooked apps across the Microsoft ecosystem — and giving away a bunch of great prizes to boot!

Google just scored a big win in its ongoing court battle with Oracle over Java APIs. It’s far from the end of  [Read More…]

Guess Connect review: Limited smarts but full of traditional style

Guess and Martian team up for an attractive smartwatch package.

When the first bunch of smartwatches were announced, one thing that was distinctly lacking was any kind of traditional style. Whether it was the original Pebble or the likes of the LG G Watch, they were more wrist computer than stylish timepiece.

And style is where we’ve seen big improvements in the years since. Phone makers like LG and Huawei are producing beautiful smartwatches now. But  [Read More…]

The Guess VIP Notifier adds mild smarts to analog style

In 2015, fashion brand, Guess, partnered with the folks at Martian to create its first smartwatch. The Guess Connect eventually went on sale in the latter part of the year, and as Mobile World Congress rolled around there’s a new addition to the smart lineup of Guess watches.

The VIP Notifier is set to go on sale towards the holiday season of 2016, and limits the smart features a little over the existing line  [Read More…]