Tag Archive: Years


Nest co-founder Matt Rogers is leaving the company after nine years

Rogers was the last of Nest’s two co-founders still working there.

On February 7, Nest announced that it was officially merging with Google’s hardware division in an effort to make the best possible smart home products that it could. One day after this, Nest co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Matt Rogers, is leaving the company.

Rogers made the announcement on Twitter, with his full statement reading as follows:

After almost nine incredible, intense years working to build  [Read More…]

This year’s 157 new emoji include kangaroos, toilet paper, feet, and more

2018 is the year of red-headed emoji.

Although they’re easy to make fun of, emoji have quickly become a standard addition to text-based communication. They’re something I use every single day when talking to both friends and work colleagues, and in 2018, the world will be graced (or cursed) with 157 more of them.

The new emoji for 2018 are part of Emoji 11.0, and they’ll be released with Unicode 11.0 this June. I won’t go through every  [Read More…]

Sony confirms its flagship phones receive two years of software updates

Mid-range and entry-level phones are left to Sony’s discretion, however.

When buying a new Android phone, one of the things to keep in mind is how fast or slow certain manufacturers release software updates for existing hardware. Google’s Pixel line is the current go-to if you want the fastest updates possible, whereas companies like Samsung can be agonizingly slow in this regard.

Sony’s always done a pretty good job at pushing out software updates in a speedy  [Read More…]

Artists secure 5 years of increased payment from streaming services

This is a big win for the music industry.

Streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play Music are things that I use every single day, and when you think about it, they really have changed the way people purchase and listen to music. Opening an app on your phone and having access to millions upon millions of songs is way more convenient than stocking up on physical CDs, and while consumers have benefitted greatly from this transition, the  [Read More…]

Share your New Year’s Resolution in this weekend’s comments thread

Where we all resolve to chill out after a week of work.

I hope everyone had a great holiday, and the transition back to work after a few weeks of slacking off on the clock isn’t being too difficult. Sometimes the ramp up back to normal after the holidays can be horrible. And by sometimes I mean all the time.

Around here that means getting ready for CES and all the crapjunkcool things that will totally be  [Read More…]

Best New Year’s resolution apps for Android for 2018

Get fit with a little help from your phone!

Fitness doesn’t have to mean going to the gym anymore, and that’s because of the great fitness apps available on our phones. Now you can bring the feel of the gym to wherever you are, which means more easily fitting it into an overburdened schedule. We’ve found some of the best fitness apps out there, and we’ve collected them for you. Whether you are looking to track your  [Read More…]

Get the ultimate VPN protection for 3 years with Private Internet Access VPN

Private Internet Access VPN is a service we’ve offered to our readers before that featured a two-year subscription to the virtual private network service. As with any internet protection, two years is never enough. There are a number of lifetime offerings out there, but if you’re someone who just needs three years before deciding what […]

Stack multiple $40 PlayStation Plus 1-year memberships to save for years to come

You’ll be thanking yourself years from now.

PlayStation Plus members know how crucial the subscription service is if you enjoy playing multiplayer on the PS4. Though the price of the one-year subscription was ratcheted up by $ 10 earlier this year to $ 60, most PS4 gamers continue to pay Sony monthly or yearly for their membership between $ 5 and $ 8 a month depending on the subscription length purchased. Right now however, you can pick up multiple  [Read More…]

Two years of ESET Mobile Security for Android, just $11.99

Need to secure your smartphone against the various mobile threats that seem to pop up from time to time? If you own a Nexus device you’re likely keeping up with the monthly updates. For the majority of folks who purchase a handset via a carrier, it’s not always a given that you’ll receive timely software […]

It looks like the Pixel 2 will get a minimum of 3 years of software & security updates

If you’re planning to get the new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, we have some good news for you. It seems that Google will be offering 3 years of OS and security updates for the new phones. This information was spotted in the official spec sheets of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 […]