Tag Archive: Uses


Chromebooks in the workplace: How one non-profit uses Chrome OS to get things done

Chromebooks and “real” work? It’s possible, even in the enterprise.

Despite its first impression, Chrome OS is great in the workplace. Every type of business needs access to email, internal sites for company announcements, calendars, and other basic tools. For the longest time, Windows has dominated the business landscape, but increasingly Chromebooks are challenging that notion.

During the weekdays, I work for a non-profit focused on mental and behavioral health. We have offices in a few counties  [Read More…]

On Valentine’s Day, remember that Google doesn’t care if your significant other uses an iPhone

Personal interactions shouldn’t be limited by smartphone platforms.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, a few of us here at Android Central were thinking about how we keep our digital lives in sync with our significant others and family members. We all have different apps and services for shared files, photos, notes, calendars and to-do lists — but one thing we kept coming back to was that using Google apps and services is a great way to keep your digital lives  [Read More…]

Wireless Power 301: What Modern Dad uses in the car!

If you’re not using a wireless car mount to charge your phone on the go, you’re working way too hard.

I’ll admit, I wasn’t always sold on the idea of having a wireless charger in my car. At my desk is one thing — I’m constantly getting up and moving around need to take my phone with me, so not having to plug and unplug is great. But in the car? The phone is stationary. I’m not going to  [Read More…]

The Matrix Power Watch X uses your body heat to power itself

There’s no denying that smartwatch battery life is a hot topic. A quick look at the web will reveal there’s a huge amount of complaining going on with regards to smartwatch battery life being sub-par, in general. Most smartwatches out there can barely get through a full day’s use, but Silicon Valley materials company, Matrix […]

This is the Google Clips, a camera that uses AI to take photos

Google has introduced its Clips camera, a standalone device for recording interesting moments.

Aside from launching its new speaker, laptop, earbuds and of course smartphones, Google had one more thing to show the audience at the end of the day: the Google Clips.

One problem with recording something on your smartphone is that it’s difficult to do that while also staying in the moment. Google Clips aims to combat this: this camera can be placed down or  [Read More…]

Google Photos now uses AI to automatically create photo books for you

In the latest update to Google Photos, the app will now automatically create photo books based on past trips, events, and more.

At Google I/O this past May, Google introduced a lot of new features for Photos. While Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries made sharing photos with friends considerably easier from phone to phone, Photo Books added a greatly appreciated physical touch to all of our digital memories. Today, Google announced that it’s bringing some of its suggested sharing  [Read More…]

Siri now uses Google to search instead of Bing

Bye bye, Bing — Apple is now using Google as its default for Siri and Spotlight web search results.

Yes, it has finally happened. According to a statement released by Apple today, now when you ask Siri a question and it falls back on a web search, the default search engine used will be Google instead of Microsoft’s Bing. The company had the following to say about the change, citing the consistency of search results as the reason behind  [Read More…]

Verizon uses Qualcomm’s new X20 modem to go beyond 1Gbps wireless speeds

Qualcomm, Ericsson and Verizon have successfully reached 1.07 gbps download speeds on LTE.

While 5G is a ways away, there’s still some growing room for 4G LTE. Qualcomm has been field testing its X20 LTE modem, which will allow for a theoretical limit of 1.2Gbps download speeds on cellular connections. Now, Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm have announced they were able to achieve a stable 1.07Gbps in lab conditions.

The test uses a combination of 12 separate LTE streams on  [Read More…]

A USC fertility clinic now uses VR to aid men with “extraction”

VR is taking men away from a cold, sterile clinic and into a world that makes the grand finale a little easier.

From the minute we saw our first VR headset, we knew porn production companies would be in love with the idea. Here’s a case where one such company is doing it for the greater good.

Motherboard (probably not safe for work) tells us that VR Bangers (age restricted and definitely NSFW) aims to provide standalone VR headsets  [Read More…]

Samsung debuts Galaxy Note Fan Edition that uses Note 7 parts

A couple of months away from the expected debut of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has taken the wraps off of a different Galaxy Note smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will officially launch in South Korea on July 7th at a price of 699,600 KRW ($ 611 USD). Samsung plans to offer 400,000 units of the limited edition device in Korea, with sales in other markets to be decided later. Samsung explains that the Galaxy Note Fan Edition  [Read More…]