Tag Archive: Work


Old Man’s Journey is at once a game and a work of art [Best games of the week]

What are the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store?

Update January 19, 2018: Be sure to check out Old Man’s Journey, one of the finalists in Google’s latest Indie Game Contest! Then, check out Duck Warfare, which is currently free in the Google Play Store!

Old Man’s Journey

This week, Google announced the 20 finalists in the 2017 Indie Game Contest, so I figured I’d use this space to highlight some  [Read More…]

Google’s Arts & Culture face matching doesn’t work in Illinois or Texas

The culprit might be privacy laws in the states.

By now, chances are you’ve heard about a new feature in Google’s Arts & Culture app that scans your face and matches it with a famous painting. It’s blown up over the past couple of days, but users in Illinois and Texas have reported that they’re unable to use it.

Google confirmed to CNN that the face matching feature doesn’t work in these two states, and while it  [Read More…]

Microsoft made Android Windows-friendly — but the work is far from done

I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s services and support on Android, but there are still too many Microsoft ecosystem apps and services that are either half-baked or simply not available. Here’s what I’d like to see Redmond do next.

For Windows 10 Mobile users, it has been a painful couple of years. After months of virtual silence, Microsoft unceremoniously announced it was leaving its phone users high and dry, as Windows 10 Mobile entered maintenance mode. No  [Read More…]

These smart lights work with Amazon Alexa

Control your home’s lighting using Alexa and these smart bulbs.

Amazon offers an affordable way to start building out a voice-activated home automation system for your house or apartment with their Amazon Echo and Echo Dot powered by their A.I. assistant, Alexa. On its own, you can use Alexa to play music and find news, sports and other information. But things get really interesting when you start to connect Alexa up to smart devices, including connected LED  [Read More…]

Getting your PlayStation Move controllers to work with a Christmas Tree

Christmas lights might be confusing your Move Controllers and we’re gonna help you figure out how to make that stop

Chances are there’s a whole lot of interference when it comes to Christmas lights and it’s time to get ingenious. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree. Oh how I … am a little disappointed in you for interfering with my PlayStation Move Controllers!

Read more at VRHeads!

What is wireless charging and how does it work?

Wireless charging isn’t magic, but it can be convenient.

Wireless charging, such as the Qi charging tech many Android phones use, isn’t new technology. My Panasonic electric razor used it many years ago, and most of us have seen toothbrushes that charge wirelessly in a cradle. And of course, we can’t forget Palm and the way it brought wireless charging to the masses with the Touchstone. Now that size, cost, and efficiency constraints have all eased up  [Read More…]

HARMAN’s new speakers work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

HARMAN has announced new speakers featuring Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

At IFA 2017, HARMAN has announced new speakers for its own brand and for the JBL sub brand. The speakers are part of the growing list of gadgets to feature Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. First is the Harmon Allure, an intelligent speaker powered by Alexa. Harman says the speaker includes 4 microphones for far-field voice recognition, 360-degree sound and lighting to complement any decor, and Bluetooth streaming  [Read More…]

Put Amazon’s Alexa to work with an Echo for just $100

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an even more affordable way to get an Echo in your home!

If you’ve been considering picking up an Amazon Echo, now is the time. Currently, you can grab one for just $ 99.99 which is a savings of $ 80. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen on the smart speaker and if you missed out on the previous deals, this is the best you’ll find right  [Read More…]

New G Suite features let you work together and apart more efficiently

Google has announced new features for G Suite users to make collaborating in documents even easier.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are well-known for letting multiple users work on the same document at the same time. Google has announced new features to improve version control, more preview options, and manage changes.

From Google:

Name versions of a Doc, Sheet or Slide. Being able to assign custom names to versions of your document is a great way to  [Read More…]

These Card Holders Work With Any Phone Case, Let You Leave Wallet at Home

Want to carry around your cash and cards but don’t like wallet cases? Check out these card and cash holders that will work with any phone!

Sometimes it’s nice to have the option to leave your bulky wallet at home and only carry around a little bit of cash and a few valuable cards around with you. Wallet cases for your cell phone are a standard solution to this problem; however, wallet cases can be bulky and  [Read More…]