Author: dieter-bohn

Tag Heuer and Intel are making another $1,600 Android Wear smartwatch

The latest Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45. It continues the dubious traditions of word salad branding and smartwatches that cost an arm and a leg, in this case… – The Verge

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Sure, slap an Android touchscreen on some headphones. Why not?

Look: I’m not saying that the Vinci headphones, which puts a full touchscreen interface on wireless headphones, are a good idea. But they are definitely an idea that managed to raise over a million… – The Verge

March 13th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Google’s Jamboard is the cutest collaborative whiteboard you’ll ever touch

Google has finally given a price and release date for the Jamboard, the 55-inch touchscreen display it wants businesses to buy and use as a hybrid whiteboard / conferencing system. That price is… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Native Gmail add-ons are coming — but they’ll be business focused

Google is now allowing third-party developers to integrate directly into Gmail with add-ons. – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Astro aims to fix your email mess with an AI chatbot

Do you want a chatbot to help you manage email overload?
That’s the question that Astro has to answer now that it’s officially launching on iOS and the Mac. It’s the simplest, quickest way to… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Three annoying ways Nintendo Switch storage is locked down

Now that Nintendo Switch consoles are arriving (though not for everybody), we have finally found out exactly what you can and can’t do with them when it comes to save files and downloaded games…. – The Verge

March 4th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Blaster Master Zero launches on Nintendo Switch on March 9th

There is plenty of justified concern over the Nintendo Switch’s anemic launch lineup of games, but the consensus seems to be that Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be enough to sell the system in its… – The Verge

February 28th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Verge at work: how to make the most of the Mac menubar

Last week I bought a set of Beats X wireless headphones. They’re pretty great, and the Apple-ified system of automatically pairing them to my Mac after I pair them to my iPhone works flawlessly…. – The Verge

February 28th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Google Assistant is coming to Marshmallow and Nougat Android phones starting this week

Google has announced that it’s bringing the Google Assistant to more Android phones starting this week. All phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat will be getting an OTA update via… – The Verge

February 26th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Android Messages will be the new default texting app Google wants you to use

Google is making a handful of announcements related to RCS today, but the piece of news you’re most likely to notice is that the default SMS app Google offers is now called “Android Messages”… – The Verge

February 24th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Android Messages will be new default texting app Google wants you to use

Google is making a handful of announcements related to RCS today, but the piece of news you’re most likely to notice is that the default SMS app Google offers is now called “Android Messages”… – The Verge

February 24th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Solving the mystery behind the OP1 processor in the Chromebook Plus

When I reviewed the Samsung Chromebook Plus earlier this month, the most surprising thing was how well it performed. It’s based on an ARM System on a Chip (SoC) — and that’s generally a recipe for… – The Verge

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

One of Twitter’s new anti-abuse measures is the oldest trick in the forum moderation book

Overnight, BuzzFeed uncovered one of the ways that Twitter is filtering out abuse on its platform in its latest anti-harassment initiative. Users have begun getting notices that their tweets are on… – The Verge

February 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

How Sonos will take on Alexa and Google: by integrating them

It’s a weird time for Sonos — and not because it recently got a new CEO. That transition seems to have happened without much drama, with Patrick Spence taking over a company he’d already been with… – The Verge

February 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple is fixing the most annoying thing about CarPlay in iOS Beta 10.3

When Apple designed CarPlay for iOS, it decided to stick with a familiar paradigm: a home button that takes you to a simple home screen of icons. That’s not a terrible idea — the interface is… – The Verge

February 12th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

I really love this little USB-C laptop wall charger

It’s okay to be Real Mad at Apple for dropping MagSafe power connectors on the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros. I get it. But somehow I have become The Verge’s resident USB Type-C reporter, and I… – The Verge

February 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Chromebook Pro: the nightmare before the dream

The new Chromebook Pro laptop is supposed to be the dream merger between Chrome OS and Android. But because its software is still in beta, it’s a nightmare. – The Verge

February 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The 7 best new features in Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0 is available now — at least in the form of two new smartwatches from LG. But it’s also coming to a pretty big list of existing Android Wear watches — and future smartwatch releases… – The Verge

February 8th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Fidget Cube is basically a baby toy for adults and I love it

Lately, I’m much more dubious about Kickstarters than I used to be — I’ve been burned too many times by delays, failures, or simply bad quality. But when I saw the Fidget Cube, a desk gadget… – The Verge

February 7th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

We played a real-life Zelda adventure and Ganondorf won

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally launches on March 3rd, but a second Zelda adventure will be traveling across North America this year. With Hyrule hype at an all-time high, it’s no… – The Verge

January 31st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

There are too many ways to Google on Android

After agitating to get Google to bring its best apps from iOS to Android, I was gratified to see last month that Gboard, Google’s excellent iPhone keyboard, made the jump. Then I used it on my… – The Verge

January 30th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge