Tag Archive: Maybe


From the Editor’s Desk: Call me, maybe?

“Do you mind if I call you?”

It was a simple text, but last Saturday, before most of North America was told to stay inside and only a few days after we learned what social distancing was, it hit me pretty hard. I don’t really call my friends that often — we text, or use WhatsApp, or respond to one another’s Instagram stories. Increasingly Telegram, too. But now we call.

The change happened quickly, as if people were  [Read More…]

Maybe AI can keep Warner Brothers from ruining the DC cinematic universe

The studio has made a pact with Cinelytic to use its AI project management system.

What you need to know Warner Brothers has struck a deal with Cinelytic to use its AI project management system. The system uses data and analytics to guide decision-making when it comes to greenlighting films. It can estimate the value of certain actors, and how much money a film could make in theaters.

Warner Brothers has struck a deal with Cinelytic as  [Read More…]

Google’s former political chief says the company is maybe kinda evil

The “Don’t be evil” motto is being called into question.

What you need to know Google policy head Ross LaJeunesse calls out Google’s hypocrisy in its “Don’t be evil” motto. LaJeunesse is a Democrat running for Senate in Maine against a vulnerable Republican. Cooperation with the Chinese and Saudi Arabian governments most alarmed him.

A former Google Head of International Relations, Ross LaJeunesse, is taking on the company directly as he campaigns for Senate. LaJeunesse specifically calls  [Read More…]

Mainline kernel support for Android is complicated and maybe impossible

Android has its own special variant of the Linux kernel and that’s not a good thing. But, for now, at least, it’s a necessity. Why can’t it be more like everything else?

Google once again had a major presence at the yearly gathering of top Linux developers known as the Linux Plumbers Conference. This is where all the smart people who work hard to make the framework that most of the world’s computers run on gather so  [Read More…]

Samsung is caving in to the display notch — maybe even with the Galaxy S10

New ‘Infinity’ displays with cutouts are here, and they’re probably coming to Samsung’s own phones in 2019.

Display notches are definitely “a thing” in modern smartphones, particularly at the high end. If you’re looking to buy a new phone, it’s probably going to have some sort of display notch — tall, short, wide, narrow, curved or angular … it’ll be there. That is, unless you buy a Samsung phone; the company has been staunchly anti-notch, sticking with  [Read More…]

Google will soon sell the LG Watch Style (and maybe Watch Sport) in Canada

The LG Watch Style is coming to Canada just in time for Spring!

Google tends to take a slow-and-steady approach to selling phone-adjacent products in its e-commerce store outside of the U.S. While the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style went on sale in early February in the United States, their expansion has been slow — until now.

Google has put up a waitlist registration page for its LG Watch Style (and, hopefully soon, the Watch Sport)  [Read More…]

Android O may introduce finger gestures and more… but also maybe not

Android’s next set of feature additions may include finger gestures, better copy and paste, and more robust messaging.

Good news comes to those who wait, and those who’ve been waiting for something as menial as the native ability to use finger gestures to come to Android should feel very jovial. An anonymous source from Google told VentureBeat that Android will soon support this specific feature, in addition to several others. Apparently, these features will be confirmed later  [Read More…]

Andromeda: How Google can conquer the desktop, figure out tablets — and maybe change Android phones forever

The next stage of Android’s evolution is starting to come into focus. Google’s Andromeda, like the galaxy, is vast, complex and — for the moment — unknowable.

Slowly and quietly, Android has been growing into a desktop OS. (That’s in addition to being a phone OS, a tablet OS, a TV OS and a watch OS.) This year’s 7.0 Nougat release debuted with a feature we’ve still yet to see on any production device: freeform window  [Read More…]

Android Central 305: Recall me maybe

This week, Daniel, Andrew, Jerry and Flo chat about — what else? — the Galaxy Note 7 recall. What Samsung and carriers have done well, and how they’ve let us down. Trust us, there’s a bunch of both.

Plus, the LG V20 is a great big phone, but will it be a great big success for LG when the company really needs one?

And there was another “courageous” phone announcement this week. The team dives deep into the new water  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 7 ships with Marshmallow, not Nougat — but maybe that’s not a huge deal

The Note 7 runs Android 6.0.1 out of the box — which, for the time being, is still the latest stable version of the OS. But even without Nougat, Note owners aren’t missing out on that much.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 lands at a precarious time on the Android calendar. We’re just reaching the end of the Marshmallow era, with final Android 7.0 Nougat code likely to be released in a matter of weeks. By  [Read More…]