Tag Archive: Knows


This $28 smart charging cable knows when your phone is fully charged

Everyone uses their phone, but for some of us, our phones are our lifeline because they allow us to respond to urgent business calls and emails. Thus, many of us obsessively maintain a full charge on our phone. However, our phones aren’t meant to be at 100% battery all day, and maintaining a maximum charge is detrimental to their long-term battery life. That’s why you need a charging cable that will prolong your battery health, and this $  [Read More…]

How to set up Amazon Alexa Voice Profiles so it knows it’s you talking

Having multiple people in your household using the same profile on all the Echo devices in your house can be a bit confusing, especially since everyone has different needs and wants from the Alexa smart assistant. Amazon has an answer for that with Alexa Voice Profiles. At the end of this guide, you’ll be an expert at setting up different Alexa Voice Profiles for everyone in your home.

Products used in this guide Your main assistant: Amazon Echo  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa is randomly laughing and no one knows why

It was a pleasure knowing all of you.

Speakers powered by Amazon Alexa have become a household staple for millions of people across the world. Alexa can be useful in a virtually endless number of ways, but according to some unfortunate users, it’s now scaring the living daylights out of them.

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed reported that a number of people have had their Alexa speakers start laughing for no apparent reason. Alexa is reportedly laughing following  [Read More…]

Xiaomi introduced itself to the U.S., but knows it isn’t ready for the West just yet

Xiaomi has a lot of work to do before a U.S. launch, and it isn’t in any rush

Xiaomi sold more than 50 million phones in 2014, has dozens of engineers and design staff and is followed by a gigantic diehard fan base. But unless you live in China or India, you probably don’t know that much about it. Of course the more hardcore Android fans among us may have heard of that hard-to-pronounce smartphone maker,  [Read More…]

YotaPhone 2 knows that bowties are cool

While we’re still getting to know the new YotaPhone for review purposes, Phil and Cali got a chance to talk about the phone live today with YotaPhone Managing Director Matthew Kelly. In many ways this has been one of the more interesting phones at CES, and that has everything to do with the software that drives the e-ink display on the back of the phone. Using the back of the phone is cool for getting information  [Read More…]

Google Play Music knows when you’ve made bad choices

We’re not sure exactly what Alex did on New Year’s Eve, but we’re pretty sure Google Play Music didn’t approve.

Updated Google Wallet knows your gift card balances, lets you ask for money

Your Google Wallet app is about to get even better. Today, Google has just announced that several new features are coming to the Google Wallet app on Android and iOS. These new features will make it easier to shop in retail stores and get cash from family or friends. Full details on the upcoming changes down below.

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Peel Smart Remote knows TV better than your cable provider

Peel Smart Remote

Do you hate your cable or satellite TV channel guide? I have a feeling the guys at Peel do because they built the ultimate remote application that just destroys the boring-old-school listings. Peel Smart Remote is a free application in the Android Market that helps you find what to watch and controls your home entertainment devices (if you have the Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0).

Today we got some hands-on  [Read More…]

Softbank Japan has Ice Cream Sandwich, knows how to treat a lady

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Today, Japanese carrier Softbank introduced 9 new Android phones, one of them an Ice Cream Sandwich device. While most of these will probably not make it to many places outside of Japan, we thought you guys would be interested in seeing what some of these devices feature.

ICS is one of the hottest topics in the Android community right now, and it’s always interesting to see how different devices can be  [Read More…]

This Android Knows His Dance Moves [Video]

Xperia Arc is a great phone that comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). But since Sony Ericsson probably isn’t one of the major players in the smartphone market, their marketing team came up with this weird, yet funny idea of promoting the phone with, well.. a dancing Android!

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