Author: ashley-carman

Android O will limit what apps can do in the background to save battery life

In the ever-constant pursuit of better battery life, Google is planning to limit what Android apps can do in the background. On Android O, which the company announced today, apps will be limited in… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Sony’s new Xperia L1 features a 5.5-inch HD display and Android Nougat

Sony announced a new smartphone for North America yesterday. The Xperia L1 is a pretty standard midrange Android device that features a USB-C port, runs Android N, and comes in pink. These are all… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple releases spring Watch bands in cheery colors

Apple has made a few announcements already today (including a red iPhone 7 and an iPad refresh!), but it turns out Apple Watch is also getting some love. Every type of Apple Watch band, including… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Ask Google Home to run a Square transaction with this elaborate hack

What’s the point of having a voice assistant if you can’t ask it to charge your customers’ credit cards? A software engineer at Square understands our needs and dedicated himself to figuring out… – The Verge

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

ZTE’s Quartz smartwatch has tick marks and lacks NFC

After passing through the FCC and having renders leaked, photos of ZTE’s rumored first Android Wear watch, the Quartz, have surfaced. Android Police says an anonymous tipster sent them images that… – The Verge

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

LG’s impressive 4K HDR Monitor will be available on March 28th for $999

LG introduced its 32-inch 4K monitor, the 32UD99, at CES this year, and now we’re getting pricing info. The display will be available on March 28th for $999, according to a listing on B&H. Adorama… – The Verge

March 17th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

FBI arrests alleged attacker who tweeted seizure-inducing strobe at Kurt Eichenwald

An arrest has been made three months after someone tweeted a seizure-inducing strobe at writer and Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald. The Dallas FBI confirmed the arrest to The Verge… – The Verge

March 17th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

This space heater for fingers probably won’t burn your hands off

Forget those non-tech hand warmer packs, gamers, because the Danes have a gadget solution for your sad, frozen hands. A company called Envavo has designed something called the Heatbuff, which… – The Verge

March 17th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Simplify your rave setup with iLuv’s new Rainbow8 HomeKit light bulb

Hey, I’m sure you wanted a new smart light. Maybe you haven’t gotten around to buying one yet, or, perhaps, you were holding out a HomeKit-enabled bulb that doesn’t require a hub. I’ve got news for… – The Verge

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Sephora’s latest app update lets you try virtual makeup on at home with AR

Sephora is joining multiple other companies in recognizing the importance AR is going to play in future beauty product shopping.
The makeup retailer introduced a “Sephora Virtual Assistant” this… – The Verge

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

You can get a free Google Home if you buy an LG G6 before April 30th

LG really wants you to buy a G6, so much so that it’s willing to throw in a complimentary Google Home. The company confirmed today that the phone will be available through T-Mobile starting on… – The Verge

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Google built a new app so your kids can have a Google account, too

Google is making a play to capture the family market. Today it announced its new Family Link app, which lets parents create a Google account for their kids. This account is completely controlled by… – The Verge

March 15th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Fossil is updating three smartwatch models to Android Wear 2.0

If you’re a Fossil Q smartwatch owner, you’re among the lucky Android Wear users. The company announced today that it’s starting to update its smartwatch line to Google’s newest wearable OS:… – The Verge

March 15th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

McDonald’s is now testing mobile ordering in the US

McDonald’s is now letting some mobile app users in Washington and California place their orders before actually getting to a restaurant location. With mobile ordering, customers place their orders… – The Verge

March 15th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Huawei’s rumored P10 Lite is now available to preorder in Europe

Huawei hasn’t officially announced its P10 Lite yet, but after numerous rumors, the phone now appears to be available to preorder in Europe. Only the Italy-based online retailer Monclick has it for… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Snapchat now lets everyone make Bitmoji shortcuts of their friends

After first testing the feature with Android beta users, Snap is updating its main iOS and Android app to allow people to create widgets of their best friends’ Bitmoji. These shortcuts immediately… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Tech company proposes edible drone to solve world hunger

A British company called Windhorse Aerospace thinks it’s figured out the key to solving humanitarian crises: edible drones. Its unmanned Pouncer prototype that’s currently in the works will have a… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Nintendo Switch’s secret browser has a flaw that could lead to a jailbreak

The Nintendo Switch launched as a closed system without a preloaded web browser, which means hackers are definitely trying to find a way to jailbreak the device. Two hackers — @liveoverflow and @… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Can getting rid of apps cure our phone addictions?

Mindfulness is having a moment. I don’t know when it started, but one day my very not-woke friend was into meditation, and then another day my mom was reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus’s Indiegogo campaign is a serious mess

Over the past year, a company named Retro Computers Limited promised to ship its Indiegogo backers a portable gaming device modeled off the original ZX Spectrum. Called the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus,… – The Verge

March 12th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

This indoor smart garden helped me grow basil and lettuce with zero effort

I barely keep myself alive, let alone plants. Who has time to care for another living thing? Click & Grow’s Wall Farm Mini helped me not only grow a garden but also actually sustain one. With it, I… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Snapchat’s Android beta users can turn friends’ Bitmoji into home screen widgets

Snapchat’s Android app typically lags behind iOS in terms of update rollouts, but today it seems the OS’s users might end up getting an exclusive feature. Twitter user @montrellothingpen tweeted… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Tivoli’s new Model One Digital brings retro vibes to a wireless speaker

Tivoli launched its new Model One Digital speaker this week as a more tech-intensive counterpart to its Model One radio, which was first released in 2000. The new speaker pairs over Wi-Fi or… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

BioLite’s upgraded CampStove provides real time data about the strength of your fire

BioLite is known for its CampStove: a device that generates power from fire so you can charge electronics out in the wilderness. The company announced its new CampStove 2 today, which features a… – The Verge

March 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

This student-made dating app will find you a match based on the hot celeb photos you upload

Tinder built its app empire on the idea that dating is superficial, so now, multiple students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are leaning into that idea. They have developed a new dating… – The Verge

March 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Snap already seems to be running on old ideas

Two rumors about Snap’s product lineup leaked today. The first: the company is building a drone. The second: it has also considered building a 360-degree camera. These products sound remarkably… – The Verge

March 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Why are so many toys vulnerable to hacking?

I keep hoping we’ve reached peak vulnerable gadgets, only to hear about another unsecured device. Toys in particular continue being exposed as privacy and security nightmares that anyone with a… – The Verge

February 28th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Emys is like Dora the Explorer except a robot

A company called Flash Robotics designed a robot named Emys that’s supposed to teach kids another language. While plenty of apps, TV shows, and games attempt to ingrain language into kids’ sponge… – The Verge

February 28th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Boston Dynamics’ newest robot is six feet tall, lifts 100 pounds, and jumps up to four feet

By now, most of us are familiar with Boston Dynamics’ work. They brought us the terrifying giraffe bot and Spot, the robot dog. The company’s great at bringing us nightmare fuel. Another new robot l… – The Verge

February 27th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Porsche Design’s new laptop is like a Surface Book that can rotate 360 degrees

Porsche Design has announced its new 2-in-1, called the Book One, today at Mobile World Congress and it sure reminds us of a Surface Book. The device runs Windows 10 Pro and includes a 5-megapixel… – The Verge

February 27th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge