Posts From Jack Price

Jack Price
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20-year-old computer science student finding his feet in the world of journalism.

Google will bring the Pixel 4’s Recorder app to older Pixel phones, but won’t backport Screen Attention

Now that all the initial hype surrounding the Pixel 4 has died down, people are starting to get into the finer details of the device and its software.  Looking beyond the obvious candidates of the camera software and the buttery-smooth Android experience, one can see that there's a lot more to the Pixel 4 than...

[Update 4: Fix rolling out now] Samsung will fix Galaxy S10 flaw that let anyone bypass fingerprint unlock

Back in March, when Samsung launched the Galaxy S10, they described its fingerprint scanner as "revolutionary." The in-screen scanner uses ultrasound to detect the ridges of users' fingers and match it to stored data. Previous versions of in-screen fingerprint scanners tended to use optical scanners, which projected light under the screen and read your fingerprint...

New Google Pixel Buds are truly wireless earbuds with Google Assistant support

It's that time of the year again and Made by Google is stepping into the limelight. We're barely finished recovering from I/O back in May, which ultimately gave us Android 10. Now, after all the software madness, it's time for the hardware to shine. The focus of the event is obviously the Pixel 4, but...

Google Chrome is getting a grid tab layout, tab hover previews, in-search answers, and themes

With Made by Google 2019 just around the corner, you would expect all the announcements coming out of the tech giant to be hardware-related. But the latest news from the company is that Google Chrome is getting some pretty significant updates this Fall. And it's not just to the desktop browser, we're seeing changes to...

Algeo Graphing Calculator is a scientific calculator for more complex engineering and math problems

We've all been there. Staring down the barrel of a complex math problem and your once-powerful standard calculator now pales at the prospect of trying to figure this one out. Complex numbers, predefined constants, and variables are all way too much for it to handle. That's where Algeo Graphing Calculator comes in. Algeo was written by...

Google Nest WiFi may include Google Assistant speaker beacons

A rebooted version of Google's "Google Wifi" is expected to launch at the Made By Google event next month. "Made by Google" is Google's yearly hardware showcase event, where we typically see announcements to the tune of new Pixel devices. Not all of the focus is going to be on the latest Pixel devices, however....

OPPO will let third-party camera apps use its beauty and HDR functions thanks to Google’s CameraX API

Google's CameraX API is something that was revealed at Google I/O this year and came as a welcome relief for developers with a passing interest in camera applications. The complexity of the previously released Camera2 API - despite being a massive improvement over previous iterations - was still beyond belief. CameraX is aimed at developers...

SoundPEATS Truengine 2 Review: Truly Wireless Earbuds with Stellar Audio

According to the Kickstarter for the SoundPEATS Truengine 2, SoundPEATS is "a leading designer & maker of personal audio headphones." And taking a look at the Amazon Marketplace, you'd be hard-pressed to find an argument against that. The company dominates the Australian market for in-ear headphones, occupying the top 3 spots in the Amazon Marketplace. SoundPEATS...

[Update 2: Available Now] Google Nest Home Hub Max officially announced with 10-inch display and camera

Google's digital assistant range is now extremely competitive. The enormous lead that Amazon once had over its competitors has long since slipped, and now it's dubious if you could even call it a lead. Google is looking to further erode this lead with its latest smart home announcement, the Nest Hub Max. At Google I/O...

Telegram 5.11 adds Scheduled Messages, Custom Cloud Themes, and more

Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging and VOIP service that is well-known for its fluidity and ease-of-use, has continually added new features since its initial explosion in popularity. While its best known for its security, the platform is by no means lacking in features that we're used to seeing from more popular messaging apps like Facebook...

Google Maps for Android adds a Street View layer

The amount of fun you can get out of Google Maps Street View is endless. Between the frequent Buzzfeed articles detailing the same funny/creepy locations to check out, the searching for your own house, and the attempts to find funny place names, Maps is more than just a navigation service. With that being said, though,...

[Update: More Details] Samsung’s next foldable phone may have a clamshell design

The Samsung Galaxy Fold launch hasn't exactly gone well. After all the initial hype, once users actually started to get their hands on the phone, it became clear that this was not the perfect folding phone we had all hoped for. The whole fiasco led to Samsung recalling all models of the device, and things...