Tag Archive: Universal


Travis Touch is a “universal translator” – but is it too late?

Of all the cool gadgets in Star Trek, one of the least-appreciated is the universal translator, which lets the crew of the Enterprise – or Voyager, or Discovery – talk to pretty much anyone through their communicators. So when I heard there was a real-world version called the Travis Touch, I jumped on it faster than you can say “open hailing frequencies.”

Travis Touch is a small Android-powered handheld that packs enough built-in intelligence to translate 105  [Read More…]

Why monday.com is the universal team management tool for your team

Every project management tool seeks to do the same instrumental thing: keep teams connected, on task and on deadline to get major initiatives done. But the market is getting pretty crowded, and for good reason — no platform seems to have gotten the right feel for what people need to see, and how that information should be displayed so that it’s both actionable/relevant, and contextualized.

That’s why monday.com is worth a shot. The platform is based off a simple, but  [Read More…]

Cloud Remote for PS4 vs Universal Remote for PS4: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We also happen to be avid PlayStation lovers and have the best recommendations for you when it comes to peripheral hardware.

Universal Remote

Traditional design

$ 30 at Amazon

Pros Cost efficient Dedicated PS4 buttons Bluetooth Compatible with up to three additional devices Cons Outdated design Too many buttons Larger size

An archaic design that’s outlived its welcome in 2018.

Cloud Remote  [Read More…]

T-Mobile is finally adopting Google’s RCS Universal Profile

The Un-Carrier’s network will support the standard in Q2 of this year.

Over the last couple years, there’s been a lot of talk about Rich Communication Services — or RCS for short. RCS is the next evolution of traditional SMS texting, and it allows for advanced messaging features like high-quality image sharing, notifications when someone’s read your message, typing indicators, and more. On March 13, 2018, T-Mobile announced that it was officially joining Google and GSMA’s RCS Universal Profile.

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Best Universal Lenses for Android Phones in 2018

What are the best universal lenses for Android phones?

Your Android phone already captures beautiful photos, but artificially distorting the photo to add a fisheye, wide-angle, or macro look to your photos afterwards — something a smartphone can’t shoot normally — ruins the quality and feel.

Instead, using external, universal lenses are a great way to shoot creatively with your Android phone. All you need to do is attach the lens, aim, and start shooting your photography  [Read More…]

Best Universal Remote for NVIDIA Shield TV

Shield TV is the best Android TV box you can get. You need a remote control that complements it.

So you’ve got an NVIDIA Shield TV. Congrats — you own the own Android TV box I think you should consider purchasing. And along with Shield TV comes a sexy little remote control. So little, in fact, that I can’t find mine anymore. It’s probably somewhere in the house — but damned if I know where.

The good news  [Read More…]

The Best Universal Remotes

You don’t have to go too far to find a really good universal remote control. And, in fact, you’ve got some really options.

Remote controls, as a general rule, suck. It’s not a matter of your device — stereo, TV, set-top box, whatever — having a good remote. It’s more of “OK, which is the least worst?” … and “How many do I have to keep on hand?”

Universal remotes changed all that. Though for years and years they also were  [Read More…]

This $12 universal dash smartphone clip mount keeps you safe and legal (Deal of the Day)

Keep your eyes on the road without having to sacrifice your navigation with this universal smartphone clip. This holder clips onto your dashboard and allows you to adjust your phone’s angle for your best view.

Logitech Universal Folio review

Look back around five years ago and you may recall that tablets were all the rage. Nearly every person we know was looking to add one to the house or office. And why not? The average phone screen was maxed out around 4.5-inches; laptops were expensive, and Chromebooks were just taking off. In other words, […]

Best Universal Car Mounts

Keep your phone safely in sight and secure with a car mount.

Update June 2017: Added the Nite Ize Steelie to the list and added a note about windshield mounts.

When you’re on the go, your phone is more than just a tool for keeping in touch. It’s your road trip playlist and your GPS, too. For safety’s sake, mounting your phone to your dashboard, windshield, or air vents is the best way to keep it  [Read More…]