Posts From Corey Gaskin

Corey Gaskin
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His technological obsession first observed by his parents – long before he could stand to face the truth – Corey now has a healthy relationship with most fields of technology and has reined in his obsession with wearables, phones, and IoT to “borderline obsessive” – which is progress for him.

See Your Mail Before It Arrives With USPS’s New Informed Delivery Service

Have you ever had a traffic ticket in the mail that you were unaware of until the consequences of which worsened? Maybe you’ve been on the lookout for an important letter of another variety, perhaps a college acceptance letter or paycheck. Though modern technology has brought us to often look past traditional mail, it’s still...

Host Your Own Cross-Platform Password Manager With KeePass [XDA Spotlight]

If you're signed up for a bunch of different online websites and services, then you likely juggle a ton of different passwords for many different places. It’s commonly known that having the same password for multiple accounts is significantly less secure than choosing a different password for each account. Unfortunately, with this variety and increased...

More Samsung Galaxy S8 Images, [Almost] Complete Spec Sheet Leaked

With only days until Samsung’s official announcement, a near complete specification sheet and multiple [seemingly] official images have surfaced in a post from none other than Roland Quandt over at WinFuture.de. Adding to the already leaked accessories list, which included a look at the desktop docking station unofficially referred to as the Dex Station, WinFuture has what may be the...

Guide: Sending a Logcat to Help Debug Your Favorite App

It’s happened to us all at one point or another. There’s no shame in admitting it. Sometimes, Android apps crash. Whether you're using a completely stock device to run Google Maps or a highly-customized ROM with an Xposed module to enhance Google Hangouts, application crashes and other issues can occur and even become quite a...

EFIDroid: A Second-Stage Bootloader Using UEFI Firmware to Multiboot [XDA Spotlight]

Dual booting and multi-ROM implementations have been a major challenge for Android developers for quite some time. Previous solutions have typically needed substantial device-specific development and further support from ROM developers. Even then, they’re often more complicated than they’re worth for the average ROM user. EFIDroid seeks to remedy all of this. Formerly known as GRUB4Android,...

Developers, YouTubers, and Bloggers: Take Better Screenshots with QuickDemo [XDA Spotlight]

From the creators of PSPDFkit – a PDF framework used in Evernote and Dropbox, as well as its own standalone app – comes a free, open-source application for manipulating the contents of the Android status bar. QuickDemo for Android is a tool which leverages Marshmallow 6.0’s System UI Demo Mode in creating a user-friendly application for...

Analyzing the SoC Market and the Relative Standing of Each Processor

In the ever-changing landscape of mobile technology, many processors have risen and fallen. From the birth of HiSilicons’s lauded Kirin series, to the coming of age of Samsung’s Exynos chips, and even the death of Texas Instruments’ OMAP chipsets, we’ve watched in excitement, horror, and – yes – sometimes even disgust, as our hopes and...

Android Things Developer Preview 2 Released – Tensorflow, Peripheral I/O Among Lib’s Added

Today the Android Developers Blog announced the release of Developer Preview 2 for Android Things – Google’s lightweight, Android-based OS for all Things IoT. For those looking to build smart devices, or apps to interact with them, Android Things offers a platform which provides access to Google Play Services and the Google Cloud Platform while...

No More Roaming Fees: EU Members Can “Roam-Like-at-Home”

Today marked the end of successful negotiations to enact laws abolishing data roaming charges for members of the EU. The European Parliament, Council, and Commission have come to an agreement that will see the end of data roaming fees by June 15th of this year. With consumers seeing no direct charges, the agreement focused on...

Tensorflow RC 1.0 Released, Android Optimizations Among New Features

Feature Image Displays Picture A in the Style of Famous Paintings B,C, and D - Image Credit: Google Research Blogs Tensorflow – an open-source neural network platform from the Google Brain team – has made available the release candidate for version 1.0 of its increasingly popular machine learning platform. Some of the most exciting new features include pre-made...

AI in Smartphones: Separating Fact From Fiction, and Looking Ahead

As it goes every year, one hot feature sets a trend in technology, and suddenly every company boasts some variation of which that is uniquely theirs. This year, that feature is AI. Hot on the heels of Alexa's and Google Assistant’s holiday successes, Artificial Intelligence on phones has become the de facto must-have feature –...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...