Tag Archive: World

Twist crams most of the world into a single charging adapter

An all-in-one travel charger for your mobile tech.

Travelling to another country and realizing that single travel charger you brought isn’t nearly enough for your phone and watch and tablet may be the ultimate First World Problem to some, but the truth is travelling with multiple international chargers quickly fills your travel bag. UK chargers are much larger than US chargers, for example, and the adapters don’t help a ton.

Twist is an interesting new solution  [Read More…]

USB-C is changing the world for the better, but it’s still not safe enough

There’s still a lot to do in order to ensure USB-C is safe for everyone.

For the most part, techy folks seem to have figured out USB-C. They mostly know you can’t just order the cheapest thing on sale at Amazon, are reasonably aware of the dangers associated with using bad cables, and there are consumer advocates out there pushing every day for better cables and more awareness. The beginnings of a safe ecosystem of cables  [Read More…]

Google Earth’s Timelapse feature shows how much the world has changed in the last 32 years

See how the planet has changed over the last three decades.

Google Earth’s Timelapse feature made its debut in 2013, offering a wealth of satellite imagery data from 1984 to 2012. The feature picked up a comprehensive update today, with Google adding four additional years of imagery and petabytes of high-resolution data from Landsat and Sentinel-2A satellites, giving us a “sharper view of our planet.” Google combined 5 million images — sifting through three quadrillion pixels — to create  [Read More…]

Project Tango is a portal to another world

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the size of a basketball shoe, it has rough software, and it’s going on sale at a hardware store. That’s a strange mixed bag for Lenovo’s first US smartphone offering, but still in all, I couldn’t wait to try it out.

That’s because the Phab 2 Pro is more than just a weirdo phablet: it’s the first commercially-available smartphone with Tango, Google’s augmented reality platform. In the couple days I’ve had with the  [Read More…]

HTC’s 10 Evo is a Bolt for the rest of the world

Mixed bag of hardware launches Nougat and HTC Sense globally.

As rumored, HTC today took the wraps off the HTC 10 Evo, a global version of the Sprint-branded Bolt. Aside from some branding changes, this is the same phone we recently reviewed, with a questionable assortment of hardware: HTC 10-style metal unibody, a bigger 5.5-inch screen, water resistance, USB-C audio only (#donglelife) and a nearly two-year-old Snapdragon 810 processor, with 3GB of RAM. There’s also a  [Read More…]

Daily Briefing: Facebook and Uber are eating the world

Android news, fresh out of the oven. It is Wednesday, November 2.

Facebook is everywhere. The company that everyone loves to hate is now used by more than a billion people per day on mobile devices alone, and nearly two billion overall. And after being accused of not understanding mobile, opting for a time to use HTML5 apps instead of native code, Facebook is almost entirely reliant on mobile for its advertising revenue.

That’s an incredible  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro offers a glimpse at augmented reality in the real world

Here’s a look at some of the new apps accompanying the Phab 2 Pro on launch day.

The first consumer-centric Tango-enabled smartphone is on sale today. Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro is officially available for $ 500 and there are already a number of compatible apps available in the Play Store. Here’s a quick glimpse at what you can do with this giant augmented reality-enabled phablet device.

Realistic gaming — sort of

Over the last few  [Read More…]

Samsung is now processing Note 7 exchanges at airports around the world

Samsung has started setting up exchange booths at airports across the world to process Note 7 returns or refunds. The trade-in booths are showing up in South Korea, Australia, as well as the U.S., allowing passengers to return their Note 7s for another Samsung device.

Samsung has customer service representatives on hand at these booths to transfer user data from the Note 7 to another device. The booths are meant to facilitate customers that have been traveling  [Read More…]

Exploring the world of Adult VR apps [NSFW]

How do I find the best adult VR apps?

The last couple of years have represented the time when VR became accessible to the people. From Google Cardboard to the popularity of the Samsung Gear VR just a few weeks ago, we’ve seen experiences that can take us around the world, right to the Avengers Tower. For some of us though, there has been a lingering question, is there adult content for VR floating out there  [Read More…]

225 HD and QHD breathtaking images of places from around the world

Now that summer has passed, it means the kids have gone back to school, the days are shorter and the weather is turning colder. Summer is my favorite time of the year because that’s when I have time off to vacation and see the world. With autumn upon us, I’ve gathered 225 HD and QHD