Tag Archive: Thing


MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

The NVIDIA Shield TV is the best thing that ever happened to PC gaming

As if we needed another reason to get a Shield TV.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is one of our favorite Android devices of all time. At least it’s one of my favorite Android devices of all time. It’s the best Android TV box, is well supported by the company that makes it, and has the oomph to push out FHD HDR video to any TV that supports it.

Gamestream isn’t new but it’s a thing that didn’t  [Read More…]

Vernee Apollo X might have one thing in common with the Samsung Galaxy S8

Vernee is a relatively unknown Chinese smartphone maker which is trying to make it in the competitive mobile market. A few months ago we told you about the Vernee Apollo which tries to present itself as a worthy OnePlus 3T alternative. Now the company is focusing all its energies on the Apollo X model, which […]

The OnePlus 3T was the closest thing to an iPhone in 2016, not the Pixel

The search for the Android equivalent of Apple’s iPhone has been going on for years. Users have been asking for a phone that focuses on not only uncomplicated and beautiful software but a tight hardware experience too. All we want is the complete package. Every year hype builds around the phone that will take on the […]

Back that thing up: Lifetime of iDrive unlimited encrypted mobile backup only $19.99 (Deal of the Day)

Imagine the horror of a bricked or water-damaged phone and the sudden realization that all of your valuable photos, contacts, and sensitive information are drifting away in the digital wind. We think that years worth of collected data is invaluable. Luckily for you, iDrive does, too. Our Deal of the Day aims to put your […]

OnePlus is trying this new thing where it ships as soon as you order!

No more waiting for your OnePlus 3T to ship.

Shipping in volume is hard. It’s actually one of the most complicated and expensive parts of making a physical object you want to sell to people. Many larger companies around the world make it look fairly easy, where you can just press the order button and the phone is in a box with a shipping label within hours, but it only works for those companies after years of  [Read More…]

Everything is smart: AI is officially the new cool thing

This weapon will be powerful, versatile and indestructible. It will feel no pain. No pity. No remorse. No fear. It will have only one purpose: to return to the present and prevent the future. This weapon will be called the Terminator.

I love Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and everything that makes computers smarter. Let me qualify that and say I love the idea of it all. It’s something Sci-Fi writers have been talking about for over a  [Read More…]

Watching two Google Homes trying to have a conversation is the best thing you’ll see today

In the future, computers will be able to talk to one another. Perhaps intelligently.

Today, though, all we have is this: two Google Home units sitting in the same room having a conversation. Twitch channel seebotschat have managed to whip together a Cleverbot API hook that keeps the units speaking in a way that yours wouldn’t be able to, and suffice it to say the outcome is, well… you just have to watch.

Watch live video from seebotschat  [Read More…]

Polaroid is still around and announced a camera/printer combo that is a thing for some reason

Remember Polaroids? The memories of taking a picture, ejecting a film and waving it around until a picture formed will be burned into my memory until the end of time. Polaroid is trying to capitalize on that nostalgia by announcing the Polaroid Pop, a new digital camera that will allow you to print your pictures on

THING Launcher tries to cook up recipes for Android automation and magic

There’s another interesting launcher out there.

Looking for another smart launcher that ties into the apps and habits of your life? THING Launcher wants to be your next launcher. This launcher aims to automate your phone and your home as it listens to your life and watches you move from place to place and task to task. Like all launchers, it is a very rough start, but there is definitely potential.

By tying into apps  [Read More…]