Tag Archive: Creating


Keep those private images to yourself by creating a secure folder

It’s more important than ever to keep your private images private but without deleting them entirely from your phone. With Android, there are a few different ways to hide your photos and images, even if you don’t have the benefit of Samsung’s Secure Folder.

How to hide Photos and Images on a Pixel

Unlike other smartphones that feature additional features like a Secure Folder, stock Android requires you to do a bit more work to hide images and  [Read More…]

Facebook wants to take on Google by creating its own Android alternative

Development is being led by a former Microsoft veteran.

What you need to know Facebook is reportedly working on its own OS to replace Android. The company is reportedly aiming for an Apple-esque hardware strategy, with complete control over its hardware and software. A former Microsoft veteran is leading the OS’ development.

Facebook may be looking to reignite the OS wars in a big way: by creating its own operating system to take on Google. The Information  [Read More…]

Google, Apple, and Amazon join forces in creating new smart home standard

The joint venture is rather unimaginatively called ‘Project Connected Home Over IP.’

What you need to know Amazon, Apple, and Google are pooling resources to create a new standard for smart home technologies. ‘Project Connected Home Over IP’ aims to increase interoperability between different companies’ smart home products. Better still, it’s supposed to be open-source, further reducing the yoke of proprietary standards on our lives.

If you’re a fan of smart home products and can’t wait to  [Read More…]

Changing passwords, emails, and creating profiles is easy on Disney+

Everyone rejoice, for Disney+ is here! You’ve probably already signed up for an account, started your free trial, and let your friends and family know. This probably means that they’ve asked you for your account information so that they can use your Disney+ account as well. While that’s fine and dandy, maybe at some point you want to change the password to the account for security purposes. Here’s how to do it.

How to change your Disney+ account  [Read More…]

Google apparently gave up on creating a ‘Pixel Watch’ years ago

And, no, there won’t be a watch this year.

What you need to know A new report claims that Google scrapped plans for a smartwatch back in 2016. It’s noted that the watch had syncing issues and other performance hiccups. A fabled “Pixel Watch” will not be released this year alongside the Pixel 4.

Ever since rumors started circulating about the original Google Pixel, a hype train for a possible “Pixel Watch” started moving along at full  [Read More…]

Amazon reportedly creating AirPod-like earbuds with Alexa integration

They could be released as early as the second half of 2019.

Apple’s AirPods were met with a lot of criticism when they first debuted back in 2016, but since then, they’ve become a cultural phenomenon and something a lot of companies have tried to replicate to some degree. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg, Amazon is looking to throw its hat in the ring.

The report reads:

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is readying earbuds with  [Read More…]

Sonos is reportedly creating a pair of high-end headphones

But they probably won’t be ready until 2020.

Since it was founded in 2002, Sonos has been focused on creating high-end, easy-to-use audio products for the home. As we’ve seen over the years, this has included things like smart speakers, soundbars, subwoofers, and more. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg, Sonos is in the process of creating its first gadget that can be used anywhere.

More specifically, Sonos is creating a pair of headphones.

“People familiar  [Read More…]

Amazon’s creating a facial recognition system the government can use

Law enforcement will be a “common use case” for the tech.

Privacy is a luxury that seems to be slipping away from our world with every day that passes, and Amazon’s currently working on a system to ensure it disappears ASAP.

According to marketing materials that the ACLU obtained, Amazon’s building a new technology called “Rekognition” that’s designed for facial tracking. Per the ACLU —

Powered by artificial intelligence, Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in  [Read More…]

HTC is creating an Android phone that’s powered by blockchain

The phone’s called “Exodus” and will be released this October.

It’s no secret at this point that HTC’s seen better days. The company knows how to make a solid smartphone, but consecutive quarterly losses and the departure of its mobile president has resulted in some pretty rough waters. In an attempt to turn the ship around, HTC has announced that it’s creating a…blockchain smartphone.

According to The Next Web, HTC’s blockchain phone will be called Exodus and  [Read More…]

Samsung is creating a smart speaker after all

Back in July, it was reported that Samsung was manufacturing a Bixby-enabled smart speaker, following hot on the heels of Apple announcing a smart speaker and Google and Amazon contributing to the market, too. It didn’t take long before another report said that Samsung might not be making a smart speaker after all. But the rollercoaster isn’t quite finished.

Today, following the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8, the President of Samsung’s Mobile Division, DJ Koh, confirmed to CNBC that Samsung is indeed making a  [Read More…]