Category Archives: Cool Websites

  • 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 […]

  • Brave browser now blocks scripts and ads on the desktop

    Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s privacy-focused, ad-blocking browser has been quietly rolling out new features for desktop. What sets Braveapart from other browsers and ad blockers, was Eich’s promise that the browser would actually pay you back if you agreed to be shown ads from its own network. The browser’s scheme rattled newspaper giants like […]

  • BlueStacks Now Lets You Stream Your Android Gameplay to Twitch

    BlueStacks on Friday announced it is integrating live streaming service Twitch into the Bluestacks App Player to allow users to more conveniently stream mobile games. The integration enables a user to stream gameplay from mobile games on their PC with a single click. This also makes it easier for people to watch streaming content. BlueStacks […]

  • Microsoft Edge Browser to Start Automatically Pausing Flash Content

    Microsoft has announced that much like Apple, Google, and Mozilla, it too is wary of Flash. The company says that it will introduce changes to its new Web browser Edge alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update later this year to give users more control over Flash content. The company also noted that it doesn’t see […]

  • Google New “Collections” Feature

    Watch out, Pinterest, you’ve got new competition. Google has now rolled out a new feature on its search engine that offers users an easy way to save to save images they find to collections they can reference at a later time. The search giant suggests you could use the feature for saving things like hairstyle examples […]