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With seemingly endless resources and thousands of employees at its disposal, it’s hard to believe that Google is still struggling to get a majority of Android users on to a single platform version. And yet, seven months after the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not even 10% of Android devices have been updated.
The term “cloud” is still a buzzword that can easily get on your nerves since it’s so overused, but that doesn’t make the new era of web-based computing and storage any less useful. Cloud services make our lives infinitely easier and cloud backup solutions can save us from major headaches. But cloud-based solutions aren’t just for your computer anymore — pick up a Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame with Hi-Res Display or a Nixplay Edge 13-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Full HD 1080p Digital Photo Frame and you’ll start seeing cloud solutions in a whole new light. More →
You thought you knew everything there is to know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, didn’t you? Well, then you’ll be happy to discover a neat Star Wars song released for this year’s “May the 4th” celebration. It turns out that none other than Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda composed a secret song for The Force Awakens that you can grab today and listen to it in its entirety. More →
I’ve always thought that one of the more interesting things about HD video and modern day photography is that it has become impossible to distinguish the era in which content was created. Whereas photographs from the 1960s and 1980s, for example, have their own distinct color attributes, a photograph taken in 2010 will be impossible to distinguish from a photo taken in 2020.
Needless to say, old photographs have a certain charm about them that only decades of time can bestow. That said, sometimes it’s just as charming to add a bit of color to classic historical photographs. Over the past few years, colorizing old photos has become an art unto itself. And while some purists might understandably scoff at such endeavors, I personally think that colorizing old photos is a clever and unique way to make history seem that much more tangible and relatable.
One of the most controversial decisions that Star Wars creator George Lucas has made over the years was to change the sequence of events that happened when Han Solo was accosted by bounty hunter Greedo in the cantina. In the original cut of the film, Han Solo shot first at Greedo and easily killed him before the inept bounty hunter could get a shot off. In the 1997 “special edition” of the movie, Lucas re-edited the scene to make it look as though Greedo had actually shot at Han first.
Why did he change this? It doesn’t really matter since it was one of many questionable decisions Lucas made in the late ’90s and early 2000s. The point is that most fans believe that Han should have been the one to shoot first and now they have no less of an authority than the actor who played Greedo backing them up. More →
Ahead of the release of the hit movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the world was introduced to one of the cutest new characters in Disney’s Star Wars revival. His name is BB-8 and actually, he isn’t a “he” at all. Instead, BB-8 is the name of an adorable little droid that makes R2-D2 look boring and old. And the best part about BB-8 is that he’s not just a 2-dimensional character trapped on screen in the movie — you can actually get a BB-8 droid of your very own and control it with your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Well guess what: From now through the end of the day on Sunday, May 8, you can get the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid on sale for just $123 shipped instead of $150, which is how much it typically costs. More →
Not all smartphone or gadget users may agree with Time’s assessment of the 50 Most Influential Gadgets Of All Time, but the magazine has picked Apple’s iPhone as the most influential gadget ever. There’s no doubt that the iPhone has revolutionized the smartphone business and has disrupted the market for personal computing as well. Time editors believe this single device was more influential than any other recent technological innovation. More →
Just hours after Hulu confirmed that it would be launching a premium internet TV service in 2017, Bloomberg is reporting that online video giant YouTube will be doing the same. According to the report, YouTube’s paid subscription service will be called Unplugged and will offer a bundle of streaming cable TV channels.
The future of health care will be deeply connected to the future of tech. Companies like Google, Apple, and many others are studying how gadgets and apps can make us healthier and help us live longer than previous generations. Using advanced personal devices that can track health-related parameters and lifestyle patterns, tech companies can help doctors find new remedies and cures for existing conditions. To pull everything off, tech companies and medical organizations need access to medical data in bulk. But accessing someone’s personal medical information shouldn’t be done unless explicit consent is obtained from patients.
News broke last week that Google will access the medical records of more than 1.6 million patients in the U.K. for developing a an app to help monitor symptoms of kidney failure. But patients who don’t feel comfortable sharing their medical history with the search giant can ask to opt out.
Tesla has always had the vision to deliver the car of the future, but does it have the production chops? Bloomberg is reporting that two major Tesla executives — vice president of production Greg Reichow and vice president of manufacturing Josh Ensign — will be leaving the company. This is not a good look for Tesla, which has had to deal with an unprecedented number of reservations for its potentially game-changing Model 3 car that it unveiled last month. More →
In a story that’s been told a million times over, Steve Jobs, upon his return to Apple in 1997, completely turned the company upside down. He mercifully decimated Apple’s bloated product line and reinvigorated the company with a new sense of purpose. With Jobs at the helm, innovation and design excellence became a company-wide priority. In short order, Jobs’ admittedly obsessive attention to detail began to permeate through all aspects of Apple’s operations.
From the shape of the icons on the iPhone to the type of materials used in Apple retail stores, Jobs viewed every single detail, no matter how minute, as an important piece of a larger puzzle that warranted deep thought and consideration.
The brand new LG G5 might have a nifty modular design that we’ve never seen before on a smartphone, but how useful is it really? And to make things worse, there aren’t really any good modules available yet, so it’s basically just an overly complex removable battery.
If you want to see real innovation, check out the Nextbit Robin, a new factory unlocked Android phone that ships with 32GB but never runs out of storage space.
How is that possible? What kind of magic is this?! Read on to find out. More →
A new report shows that hackers from Russia have obtained login credentials for more than 272.3 million email accounts, which are now available for sale in Russia’s criminal underworld, a Most of them are Mail.ru accounts, though the list also includes smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft email users. More →