Category Archives: Cool Websites

  • Pokémon Go finally getting legendary Pokémon soon

    Ever since the launch of Pokémon Go, players have wanted to know when legendary monsters would appear in the game. Now as we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the game, that mystery has finally been solved. On July 22nd, Pokémon Go players attending the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago will be able to unlock the first legendary […]

  • Google feed getting improvements on Android and iOS

    In addition to improving Play Store curation, Google has announced that it’s beefing up another one of its apps. The Google app feed already shows you topics that you’re interested in, and now it’ll be able to reflect your interest in topics, too. For example, if you’re super into video games and a little interested in […]

  • What is 5G and when is it coming to the UK?

    Anyone familiar with 4G wireless connectivity will able to make an educated guess that 5G is set to be a faster, somehow better form of internet access. The promise is that 5G technology will indeed increase data transfer speeds on your phone or tablet. Yet 5G’s potential extends far beyond faster film downloads and streaming. […]

  • Magic Wormhole is a clever way to send files easily and securely

    If you need to transfer a couple hundred megs to a coworker or friend across the country, you aren’t short on options. In fact, options are thick on the ground, and all have their own issues. Don’t you wish you could just speak a few magic words and send stuff directly to them, no intermediate […]

  • Are you using Google Allo?

    Recently, Google unveiled a new feature for one of its messaging apps, Allo, that allows users to create animated cartoon stickers of themselves. It’s a very Google solution to what other apps make really simple, but the end result is actually pretty interesting. Using a selfie you take, Allo will scan the image, use machine […]

  • Samsung avoids the explosive elephant in the room

    Samsung’s big Unpacked event in New York City today was focused squarely on unveiling the new Galaxy S8, but there was a specter hanging over the proceedings: the explosive legacy of the Galaxy Note 7. The fate of the Note 7 is a topic Samsung hasn’t been able to shake, as much as the company […]

  • 5 THINGS SAMSUNG’S BIXBY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE WILL DO

    Could artificial intelligence make devices easier to use? According to Samsung, it sure can, and that’s what it the company out to prove with its Bixby AI service. Bixby is being loaded on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, which were announced on Tuesday. Bixby is an agent that can help the smartphones talk, recommend, […]

  • GOOGLE SUED BY EMPLOYEE FOR CONFIDENTIALITY POLICIES THAT ‘MUZZLE’ STAFF

    A product manager at Google has sued the company for its allegedly illegal confidentiality agreements, policies and practices that among other things prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous product defects for fear that such statements may be used in legal discovery during litigation or sought by the government. The alleged […]

  • Publishers can soon insert ads 20 seconds into Facebook videos

    Facebook is about to turn up the volume on its video competition with YouTube. Videos on the social network can soon include mid-roll advertisements, allowing publishers to finally start making money from their videos, Recode reported Monday. Unlike YouTube where ads run prior to the video and can be skippable after 5 seconds, ads within […]

  • BetterCloud completes pivot from G Suite to general SaaS management

    BetterCloud, the 5-year old startup that launched originally as a way to manage G Suite (nee, Google Docs), has been in the midst of a transformation — rebuilding its entire product from the ground up with the goal of making it a generalized SaaS management dashboard. Today, it unveiled the new platform. The company completely […]

  • WHEN WILL YOUR PHONE GET ANDROID NOUGAT?

    Added details about the Nougat rollout for Huawei’s handsets. It’s the eternal question that we all face when it’s time for a new version of Android: when will I get it? We have the answer! Well, sort of. Android is a fragmented mess customized by many different smartphone makers, so finding out when exactly you’ll […]

  • WITH A.I. ANNOUNCEMENT, MASTERCARD GOES FOR THE HYPE

    Corporations and politicians share a tendency to say things that are narrowly true, though a lack of context renders the statements misleading. Mastercard on Nov. 30 offered a terrific example of this in the security arena. On that day, the card brand rolled out something it calls Decision Intelligence, which it said “uses artificial intelligence technology […]