While the type of hoverboards we were teased with in Back to the Future II haven’t exactly come to fruition, this offshoot of flyboarding may be the closest thing yet. While typical flyboarding uses water pressure to take riders up vertically, hoverboarding uses water to maneuver users both vertically and horizontally above the water.
Walter Isaacson’s 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. The reality, unfortunately was much different. For the most part, Isaacson’s book rehashed a great deal of what we already knew about Jobs without providing much in the way of new, or at the very least, interesting information.
Now, a new Steve Jobs book slated for release on March 24 promises to deliver where Isaacson’s book fell short. Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book draws on new interviews with some of the colleagues Jobs trusted most, including Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, John Lasseter of Pixar, Robert Iger and many more.
Now that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are officially out, all sorts of comparisons between Samsung’s newest flagship devices and Apple’s iPhone 6 models are being made. In fact, Samsung practically invited us to compare its new phones to Apple’s when it mocked the iPhone 6 Plus’s photo abilities during its official announcement at MWC. More →
French Android device maker Archos at MWC 2015 announced the first Android tablet in the world that will have a massive 256GB of built-in storage, a new addition to its Magnus line of devices. On top of that the company also unveiled a new storage innovation at the show, called Archos Fusion Storage, that’s supposed to improve the way memory on a device is handled. Obviously, I simply had to take a look at this new Magnus model, and I was almost able to do it too. More →
We’ve heard plenty of arguments against legalizing marijuana in recent years, but every once in a while someone comes out with something brand new. Such is the case with Drug Enforcement Agency special agent Matt Fairbanks, who explained recently to The Washington Post that one of the unheralded dangers of pot legalization is that it could lead to a population of stoner rabbits who become too lazy to run away from predators. More →
HTC had a surprising announcement at the end of its HTC One M9 Utopia media event on Sunday, a “one more thing” moment of its own in which it announced a product that nobody saw coming: the HTC Vive virtual reality headset developed in cooperation with Valve. The device is as real as it gets, but it’s not ready for primetime, and all I could do was look at it while at HTC’s booth at MWC and wonder what it’ll have to offer. More →
Apple’s latest new smartphone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, were largely responsible for the company’s record-smashing holiday quarter. And that colossal quarter didn’t just smash Apple’s own records… it was the most profitable quarter any company has ever reported.
Now, more news is trickling out following Apple’s killer holiday season: According to Gartner, Apple blew past Samsung to become the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world last quarter. More →
Everyone wants their smartphone to have a killer camera and megapixel counts don’t tell the entire story by any stretch of the imagination. PhoneArena draws our attention to a new survey of photography experts conducted by Teleguru.pl that really looks like the final word on smartphone camera quality for this generation of devices. More →
Samsung stole the show when it announced the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge edge during its big Mobile World Congress 2015 press conference. The devices represent a huge departure from the norm for Samsung smartphone designs, and they’re also packed full of cutting-edge technology that makes them both absolute beasts in terms of performance.
Among the two phones, the Galaxy S6 edge is clearly the more exciting and appealing handset. But what, exactly, do those two sloping sides of the phone’s display actually do? More →
Apple’s ability to make new generations of the iPhone lighter and thinner is very impressive but we may have reached a point where making the device thinner isn’t just unnecessary but also counterproductive. A new HuffPost/YouGov poll of over 1,000 adults that incudes 570 smartphone users shows that 73% of respondents would rather have a thicker phone with better battery life than a thinner phone with weaker battery life. In contrast, a mere 12% said they wanted a thinner smartphone while 15% said they weren’t sure. In other words, the benefits from making smartphones thinner at this point in the game seem to be, well, slim. More →
Internet Explorer has built something of a reputation for itself over the years. Unfortunately, it’s not a very good reputation. While recent versions of the browser are reasonably fast and capable, Internet Explorer’s image has been marred by a long period of slow development and poor performance.
With Microsoft’s next-generation web browser, currently known as Project Spartan, the company will look to reinvent its portal to the Internet with a sleek and modern app that will ship later this year in Windows 10. More →
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