Category Archives: Reviews

  • ‘The Last Jedi’ Revealed the Dark Side of BB-8

    Robots can provide comic relief and cuteness overload for longtime fans of the Star Wars films that take place in a galaxy far, far away. The latest example in Disney’s Star Wars films is the adorable BB-8 droid that has a dome head riding atop a spherical body and mostly communicates through beeps and electronic warbles. But something dark […]

  • My Year on “Mars”

    The wind sweeps quietly across the barren, dry landscape. There is not a shrub in sight, not a tree, not a single blade of grass that the wind might disturb. Only barren grayish-red rocks. The wind never touched us as we peered out of our only window, which was more of a porthole than a […]

  • Slack is down for many users around the globe

    Relax, your colleagues aren’t going to think you’re slacking: Slack is down for many users around the globe. It remains unclear what is causing the issue, but a slew of users are taking to Twitter to report experiencing difficulties connecting to the team messaging service. That’s odd! We’re looking at things on this end to see […]

  • Flickr exploit allowed uploading tons of unwanted pics to user accounts

    Yahoo-owned image and video hosting service, Flickr, was suffering from a glaring flaw that made it possible for malicious agents to upload thousands of unwanted pics to the accounts of random, unsuspecting users. The defect resided in the Flickr’s Upload by email feature, which enables users to upload images straight to the platform by sending emails to a […]

  • SanDisk just released the world’s biggest microSD card

    just announced its biggest microSD card yet—but it doesn’t come cheap. The world’s first 400GB microSD starts shipping in September, and will set you back $249.99 The new microSD with adapter is good for 35 hours of full HD video. So it makes sense that SanDisk is marketing this microSD toward action camera and gaming console owners. This […]

  • Android O Developer Preview 4 update is now available

    It’s been nearly two months since Google last released a new Android O Developer Preview update, but today that drought is finally ending. Android O Developer Preview 4 is now rolling out. If you’ve got a device that’s enrolled in the Android Beta Program, you should receive this update in the coming days. You can enroll in the […]

  • Sustainability and smartphones just don’t mix

    A home truth it’s uncomfortable to write: humanity’s love of gadgets is awful for the planet. And mobile phones are some of the worst culprits around, with marketing departments insisting that a handset only has a lifespan of two years before it needs to be replaced. Talk of “recycling” your old phone is designed to placate […]

  • Mysterious stealth gaming startup Wonder announces $14 million in funding

    Ah, another day, another stealth mobile gaming startup getting funded by Shakira. LA-based Wonder announced today that it has closed a Series A round of funding led by Grishin Robotics and TCL Communication Holdings Ltd.; Wonder announced they had raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding in July of last year, but we now know that they have […]

  • T-Mobile ONE, while unlimited, is still too limited

    It’s always a good idea to be mindful of better rates for just about any service you use. Internet, car insurance, interest rates, and even phone service are all things that I tend to check up on every so often just to make sure that I feel that I’m getting the most out of my […]

  • Samsung DeX transforms the Galaxy S8 into a legit desktop computer

    The phone as computer companion—or outright replacement—is an idea as old as the smartphone itself. And with today’s faster mobile processors, higher local storage levels and direct access to cloud-based work, the dream is finally a reality. Microsoft obviously should’ve owned this corner of the tech market. It certainly gave it its best shot with […]


    Google’s Calendar app is making a long-awaited move to a new device: Apple’s iPad. You read that right: Until Wednesday, the tech titan hadn’t optimized its marquee calendar application to run on Apple’s tablets. The app provides users with a view of the calendars that they have and that are shared with them through Google’s […]