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Google I/O 2017: What’s next for Google payments?

During its keynote a few days ago, Google revealed a host of new features that will be coming to the Google Assistant in the near future. Google said the Assistant will allow users to pay for stuff, but during a later talk regarding Android Pay it also revealed users will soon be allowed to send […]

Google I/O 2017: Assistant and its AI is what’s next for all the things

Android O and 2 Billion users is big news, but the real story from I/O 2017 is how everything will become a vessel for Google Assistant and the artificial intelligence that powers it.

Google Assistant looks and feels like the natural successor to Google Now. In a way it is, but it’s also so much more. At Google I/O 2017 we saw that Google Assistant is it’s own platform, and one that might be bigger than anything else  [Read More…]

What’s new in Android O?

See what the latest and greatest version of Android has in store for you!

Android O brings several changes to existing features as well as all new features. Since it first arrived in 2008, Android has been a very fluid bit of software. The mobile space is always evolving and Android has evolved along with it so it could meet the needs of people like us who use it every day.

Updated, May 2017: The second  [Read More…]

What’s in Andrew’s gear bag for Google I/O 2017?

This is everything I’m packing to Mountain View.

Every time there’s a launch event or conference, it offers us an opportunity to reevaluate the gear we carry that helps us do our job. CES and MWC gave us two chances to tune things up, and now we have Google I/O 2017 down in Google’s own backyard — Mountain View, California.

What I’m carrying to I/O this year hasn’t changed a ton from my pre-CES gear bag evaluation,  [Read More…]

Daydream Controller vs Gear VR Controller: What’s different, what’s better

Sizing up the competition is mostly pointless, unless you want something the other side has.

The new Gear VR Controller isn’t a unique idea in the world of phone-based VR, but it’s far from a “clone” of anything. Google’s Daydream Controller may have been the first to offer motion controls and a touchpad for VR, but is it the best? Lets take a look and see what Gear VR and Daydream have to learn from one another  [Read More…]

What’s the difference: ZTE Blade Max 3 vs ZTE Blade V8 Pro

Dual cameras on smartphones are becoming the standard this year, not only in flagships like the LG G6 but also in middle-range devices. Back at CES 2017, ZTE unveiled the Blade V8 Pro – a handset destined for customers who wanted a dual camera phone on the cheap. Well yesterday, ZTE unveiled another dual-camera phone, […]

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) vs. Gear 360 (2016): What’s different, what’s better

One of these things is clearly not like the other.

It doesn’t take more than a passing glance to see there are some substantial differences between the new Gear 360 Samsung announced alongside the Galaxy S8 and the model from last year. The old one was built to have the processor and battery between the lenses so you could mount the camera just about anywhere, while the new one was built to be held like most of  [Read More…]

Samsung DeX: What is it and what’s it good for?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a host of improvements and new feats, but one of the most interesting is brought about by an accessory called the DeX dock. Much like Microsoft’s Continuum, the dock allows owners of the Galaxy S8 to hook up their Android smartphone to an external monitor in order to get […]

Android 7.1.2 update for Pixel, Nexus devices is available – here’s what’s new

As anticipated, Google has released the Android 7.1.2 update for the Pixel and Nexus family of devices. The new build is available for the Pixel (N2G47E), Pixel XL (N2G47J), Pixel C (N2G47D), Nexus 5X (N2G47F), Nexus 6P (N2G47H) and Nexus Player (N2G47H) – which all based on Android 7.1.1. As for the Nexus 6 and […]

What’s the difference: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+

So, Samsung finally unveiled its latest and greatest premium smartphones. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are here and they’ve made quite a very big impression on us, right from the get-go. They are both beautiful, revolutionary smartphones, but when faced with a choice between them, what will you choose? It’s not an easy decision […]