Tag Archive: Using


Upcoming Pixel 4 will let you interact with Pikachu using Soli

The new Pokémon-themed game aims to introduce people to Soli’s capabilities.

What you need to know Google developed a Pokémon-themed app to teach people how to use Motion Sense. Motion Sense gestures on the Pixel 4 are powered by Google’s Soli technology. Users interact with different Pokémon, such as Pikachu and Eevee.

One of the most anticipated features of the upcoming Pixel 4 is its radar sensor named Soli. We have seen various ways that Motion Sense  [Read More…]

Feel like you’re using the Force in Vader Immortal: Episode II

Vader Immortal II was announced during Oculus Connect 6 and is available now for the Oculus Quest.

Minor spoilers ahead for Vader Immortal: Episode II.

When ILMxLAB released Vader Immortal: Episode I on the Oculus headset, fans of the Star Wars franchise and VR fans celebrated by downloading the experience. The game quickly became one of the top-selling games for both the Quest and Rift S, and remains there at the time of this writing.

During Oculus  [Read More…]

7 tricks for using Gmail more effectively on the desktop

In this era of instant messaging, video chat and texting, email is still an important staple. But even the most vigilant users can still get overwhelmed by excessive spam messages, having their account compromised or accidentally sending a note to the wrong person. Here are seven tips for using your Gmail account more effective.

1. Stop hackers by using two-step verification

Make sure no one is sneaking into your account and using your address to send spam messages.  [Read More…]

What wireless charger are you currently using?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

Although not everyone seems to agree that it’s a necessity, there’s no denying the convenience that wireless charging brings. Having the option to plop your phone down on a cradle/pad and have it refuel without plugging anything in can be quite nice, especially on phones that support fast wireless charging.

Not all wireless chargers are made equally, however. Some charge faster than others, and some go as far to  [Read More…]

First Look: Making phone calls using Your Phone on Windows 10 (video)

Microsoft’s Your Phone app can already relay text messages, sync notifications, and share images between your phone and your PC, but soon it will gain the ability to make phone calls. Microsoft confirmed that the feature is on the way during Galaxy Unpacked 2019. The feature will roll out in the future, but we managed to get a first-look and to go hands-on with the new feature.

With the Your Phone app you can dial a number or search  [Read More…]

Ten ways to avoid getting murdered using Facebook Dating

No, step one isn’t deleting Facebook.

There are hundreds of dating apps out there, serving every kind of person you can imagine. Facebook thinks you shouldn’t need a different app for dating, and should instead use the app you already use every day. With millions of people using Facebook all over the world daily, it seems likely you’d be able to connect with someone nearby in a hurry. The question is, can you trust that person? Are  [Read More…]

Facebook has been using contractors to transcribe Messenger voice chats

How. Does. This. Keep. Happening.

What you need to know A report indicates that Facebook was paying third parties to transcribe Messenger audio conversations. The conversations were anonymous and often “vulgar.” Facebook says it has since stopped this human review process.

Were you sitting there to yourself and thinking, “Gee, it’s been too long since Facebook screwed up?” Me neither, but that’s exactly what’s happened. Again. According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook has been paying hundreds  [Read More…]

Sony challenges future creators to produce short films using the Xperia 1

The students utilized the Xperia 1’s Cinema Pro app to create short films about the following words – KANDO, JOY, or WONDER.

What you need to know Sony teamed up with San Francisco’s Academy of Arts University for the Sony Xperia Film Fest. Top 25 entries will be premiered and judged at the Sony Xperia Summer Film Fest on August 14. The winner will get $ 10,000 for pursuing future creative efforts.

Sony’s Xperia smartphone brand partnered  [Read More…]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals are made using 6 million recycled phones

Apart from phones, other small devices such as cameras, gaming consoles, and laptops were also collected.

What you need to know Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee has unveiled the Olympic medals, which have been made using recycled electronics. The Olympic Committee collected nearly 80,000 tons of old electronics to create the medals, including 6.21 million phones. A total of 5,000 medals are expected to be given out in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The organizing  [Read More…]

Cancelling your FaceApp Pro Subscription Means Using Google Play

FaceApp lets you use a variety of different features to play with photos. While you do need a Pro subscription to access every feature, once you get bored with the app, you don’t want to keep paying for it. To cancel your subscription, you’ll need to go through Google Play to keep from being charged again.

How to Cancel a FaceApp Subscription Open Google Play on your phone. Search for Faceapp in the search bar at the top  [Read More…]