Posts From Adam Conway

Adam Conway
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<p>18-year-old Irish guy with a massive interest in all things security and technology. Computer Science student in UCD. Originally wrote for the technology site Pixel Spot. Android user since Eclair. Direct inquiries to adamconway99@gmail.com.</p>

Motorola to Launch a Limited Edition Star Wars Style Moto Mod in China

We recently saw Disney team up with OnePlus to announce an exclusive Star Wars themed OnePlus 5T for India. The stormtrooper type device is very different to the other options offered up by OnePlus, and with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" out in cinemas in mid-December, it's obvious that Disney is gearing up for a massive launch...

How to Bypass Animal Crossing Pocket Camp’s SafetyNet Bans

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is Nintendo's latest mobile offering for Android and iOS devices. You take the form of one of the only humans in a campsite where you meet other sentient animals and help them complete tasks and make friends with them. The game is starting to become a hit, just like Pokemon Go...

The Nvidia Shield TV launches in China with select Nintendo GameCube and Wii Games

The Nvidia Shield TV is an Android-powered gaming device made by Nvidia that uses an in-house processor, the Tegra, and an Nvidia-designed Kepler GPU. It uses those enhanced processing capabilities to run games like Half-Life 2 and Portal, and stream games from an Nvidia=powered PC using Nvidia GameStream. And in the coming months, its limits will...

Google Lens Rolling out an Integration with Google Keep

Google Lens was first debuted at Google I/O 2017 and it is an artificial intelligence which can identify objects through your smartphone's camera using Google's Machine Learning technologies. It is the spiritual successor to Google Goggles, which returned search results relevant to the object you took a photo of. The rollout of Google Lens has...

Netflix Appears to be Testing a New User Interface on Android

As anyone with a Netflix subscription can tell you, there's enough content in the streaming service's catalog to occupy you until the end of time. The app for Android makes wading through the content easier than it otherwise might be, thankfully, but the company thinks there's room for improvement. On Monday, redditor MyFishDrownedItself stumbled upon a redesigned Android client...

Canadians No Longer Have to Pay a Fee to Unlock Cell Phones

A few months back, we covered the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) putting an end to locked cellphones and unlocking fees, a momentous decision which was to come into effect starting December 1st, 2017. That day has now passed and thus as of last Friday, the 1st of December, no longer can carriers charge to unlock...

PPSSPP Now Supports Vulkan Graphics API for Smoother PSP Emulation

PPSSPP, a Sony PlayStation Portable emulator for Android devices, is one of the most robust around. Not only does it let you play your favorite PSP games on any Android-based smartphone or tablet, but it supports the Vulkan Graphics API, which means it performs well on older system-on-chips. If you haven't heard of the Khronos Group's Vulkan...

Apollo Lake Powered Chromebook Discovered, Possibly Made by Acer

An Apollo Lake powered Chromebook has been discovered in the Chromium Repository, thanks to Chrome Unboxed. Complete with the ability to fold over and convert to a tablet along with a backlit keyboard, the Apollo Lake powered Chromebook known as "Bruce" looks to be a somewhat one-of-a-kind Chromebook. Apollo Lake is Intel's successor to Braswell...

Windows Phone Internals 2.2 Unlocks the Bootloader on all Windows 8 & 10 Lumia Smartphones

Those of you who are familiar with Windows Mobile phones may be aware of the Windows Phone Internals application. It allowed for the Android equivalent of unlocking the bootloader and rooting a Windows Mobile device as it allows for the ability to install a custom software on Windows Mobile phones. 2 years after the last...

Firefox for Android Beta Adds Support for Progressive Web Apps, FLAC, and More

Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers on Android, and Mozilla -- the incredible nonprofit behind it -- isn't slowing down. Beta 58 has been released on the Google Play Store, hot on the heels of the official and stable release of Firefox Quantum version 57. With it comes a number of key changes,...

Google is Making a Computer Vision Kit for Raspberry Pi

Computer vision promises to revolutionize everything from smartphone security to document scanning, but the concepts aren't the easiest to wrap your head around. To help budding data scientists get experimenting, Google, one of the field's foremost authorities, is releasing a machine learning development kit for computer vision. Google says it's the first device to bring offline,...

Google Assistant Gains Local Delivery and Home Service Support in the US

These days, there's not much the Google Assistant can't do. The platform's cloud-powered intelligence and contextual awareness helps it serve up answers to current events questions, the weather, commute time, and more. And thanks to a growing portfolio of third-party apps, it's getting better every day. But despite the Google Assistant's versatility, it hasn't always been great at helping...