Bixby Found a Niche in a Crowded Space, but a Late Entrance Strains its Potential

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S8, it felt as if they were as excited to announce the new Bixby application as they were the device itself. They added a button...

How Bixby’s Incompleteness Pushes its Voice Assistant into Functional Redundancy

Around 3 months ago, Samsung took the stage at Unpacked 2017 to announce their new Galaxy S8 phones. During their keynote, the company spent around 10 minutes hyping up Bixby,...

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Samsung Preparing to Launch The Galaxy Note 8 in September for €999

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have opened up to a great response from reviewers and the general public alike. Many have praised Samsung for the design as the S8 looks...
June 23, 2017 2:12 PM

Latest WebView Introduces Isolated Renderer Process And In-App Safe Browsing

Google released a short review of the changes in the latest version of WebView. Android WebView is a system component for Android allows Android apps to display content from the web...
June 23, 2017 11:05 AM

TigerVPN: Lifetime Subscription

It’s hard to find a trustworthy VPN service that is dedicated to keeping your internet traffic out of the hands of your internet service provider AND the government. With new laws in the U.S. allowing ISPs to sell your internet history to advertisers, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re behind a VPN. A …

YouTube Announces a New VR Format, Wider Release of YouTube TV and New Updates to Mobile App

At VidCon 2017, Google announced a whole bunch of new stuff and features for YouTube, including a new VR format, updates to the YouTube application, and availability of YouTube TV...
June 23, 2017 10:30 AM

Samsung is Mass Producing the Exynos i T200, its First Exynos-branded IoT Chip

Samsung has a number of IoT products already and the company, along with many other technology companies, feels that this segment is ripe for growth. We know that Samsung likes...
June 23, 2017 9:58 AM

Unicode 10 Officially Released with 56 New Emojis and a Host of New Characters

The Unicode Consortium has officially announced Unicode 10. The new version adds 8,518 characters including 56 new emoji characters, a set of four new scripts, and new symbols. Currently, the...
June 22, 2017 5:00 PM

Latest Alpha Build of CrossOver Android Released With Android Nougat Support

If you are familiar with GNU/Linux-based operating systems, you have almost certainly heard of Wine. This great project allows you to run Windows applications without the need of installing a...
June 22, 2017 4:36 PM

Nova Google Companion Allows Google Now Integration on Lollipop

Custom launchers offer much more customization options than the stock launchers that ship with your phone. Unfortunately, there are some really enticing features from the stock launcher that most custom...
June 22, 2017 4:24 PM

Unboxing The OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is officially here. In this video, Miles does the complete unboxing of their new flagship device. We have covered our first impressions of the device too, if...
June 22, 2017 3:29 PM

Xperia X and X Compact Receive Android 7.1.1

Sony is rolling out a new Nougat update for the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. The update brings both Android 7.1.1 and the new security patches, and users of...
June 22, 2017 2:14 PM

[UPDATED STATEMENT] Do NOT Trust OnePlus 5 Benchmarks in Reviews – How our Review Unit is Grossly Cheating at Benchmarks

Earlier this year, we published a report that denounced OnePlus (and other companies) for their improper behavior in regards to benchmark manipulation on newer builds of OxygenOS. Today, we sadly must...
June 22, 2017 1:45 PM

The Burger King Ad That Activated Google Home Just Won A Prestigious Award

The growing popularity of voice activated speakers can be troublesome: one of the biggest fast food companies, Burger King, used the OK Google trigger in their commercial to activate Google Assistant...
June 22, 2017 12:30 PM

Qualcomm Partners with Packet to Introduce its 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor

Along with smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm has their hand in a lot of other markets right now. Their modems are quite popular due to the patents they own, and the company...
June 22, 2017 11:45 AM