Hey, remember Windows Phone? You probably don’t and for a long time it seems like Microsoft hasn’t remembered it either. Behind the scenes, however, it looks like Microsoft has been working on new features for its mobile operating system and at least one of them is really cool. Per The Verge, Microsoft recently took the wraps off a new feature that it describes as “pre-touch sensing for mobile interaction.” Essentially, this feature can detect when your fingers are near the devices display and will automatically put up menu options for you to use. More →
In case you haven’t noticed, T-Mobile will go to great lengths to troll its rivals, particularly AT&T. That said, we never expected that T-Mobile CEO John Legere would ever go this far just to take a shot at a rival carrier.
Per ESPN, Legere this week paid $21,800 for the rights to pick out a temporary tattoo that will be placed on track star Nick Symmonds’s right shoulder. This being Legere, he immediately started musing about whether to give the tattoo an anti-AT&T message. More →
We’ve seen plenty of wild experimental smartphone concepts over the years but the new HoloFlex phone designed by Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab is something else. The phone combines 3D holographic images with a flexible display to create what might be a prototype for smartphones of the future.
The Human Media Lab explains that the HoloFlex is “is capable of rendering 3D images with motion parallax and stereoscopy to multiple simultaneous users without head tracking or glasses.” All images on the device’s display are “rendered into 12-pixel wide circular blocks rendering the full view of the 3D object from a particular viewpoint” so you can see every aspect of an object depending on the angle from which you’re looking at it. More →
If there’s one common refrain we often hear from Android fans, it’s that the experience you get with the stock version of Android is always better than whatever version of Android has been modified by manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and HTC. But is this always true? Recently Pocketnow decided to do an in-depth comparison of the Nexus 6P and the Galaxy S7 edge and it discovered that while there are advantages to using stock Android, they don’t always outweigh the advantages of new features added by OEMs. More →
Now that he has the Republican nomination wrapped up, doughy presidential candidate Donald Trump is determined to undergo an image makeover so you’ll hopefully forget about all the offensive and incendiary things that he’s said over the past several months. Since today is May 5th — a.k.a., Cinco de Mayo, a major holiday in Mexico that commemorates its army’s victory over French forces in 1862 — Trump decided to do a little cultural outreach to our neighbors to the south.
Will it be effective and win over the hearts of the immigrants whom he once trashed for being drug dealers, thieves and rapists? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that…
With all due respect to Batman V. Superman and Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool has really been the breakout hit of superhero movie so far this year. The foul-mouthed gun-for-hire took the movie world by storm earlier this year and soon you’ll have a chance to add Deadpool to your Blu-ray collection when it releases on May 10th. To celebrate this momentous occasion, film star Ryan Reynolds posted a hilarious new promo video that brilliantly spoofs Viagra ads. More →
Are you ready to get some paid iPhone apps on sale for free? Of course you are! Today we’ve rounded up yet another 10 apps that would normally cost you $29 but that are all on sale for free for a limited time. Let’s check them out! More →
Let’s say you’ve just bought a shiny new Retina MacBook, but you’d also like to dock it to a larger monitor — which monitor should you pick? Popular gadget YouTuber Jonathan Morrison thinks that he’s found the perfect setup for his MacBook and it involves two main components: An Acer H277HU 27-inch monitor and a Twelve South BookArc stand.
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 →
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 →
Whether you’re celebrating or mourning last night’s election results in Indiana, you could always use some more paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today’s list is heavy on games but there are lots of other great apps for things like productivity and photography as well. Let’s check them out! More →
As a longtime fantasy nerd, I have a soft spot in my heart for both George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. While I think Martin creates more fully developed overall characters in his stories — he writes women way better than Tolkien ever could, for instance — there’s no denying that the original sagas of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins were groundbreaking classics.
So which acclaimed fantasy author is really better? That’s the question that the Epic Rap Battles YouTube channel recently tried to answer when it pitted actors playing Martin and Tolkien against each other in a hilarious spoof. More →