Tuesday , December 12 2017

The next big thing in small screens

It’s arguable that the LCD was one of the main technologies that made the smartphone possible— maybe even the key technology. It certainly enabled the first truly mobile computing devices— the laptops that freed us from desktop PCs and their bulky CRT monitors. Thirty-odd years later, LCDs are still in the vast …

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Target looks to offer low-cost phones and plans through partnership with FreedomPop

With over 15 percent of wireless sales going through Walmart, it’s understandable that retail competitor Target might want in on that action, boss. That is why the red-dotted retailer announced a partnership with mobile prepaid carrier FreedomPop that will see the latter’s phones and services available through over 1,100 Target …

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Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers is now available on the Play Store

Asmodee Digital is known for the for taking board games we love and transforming them into digital games we get addicted to. Now, they’re back with another.  Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers is now available on the Google Play Store. If you’re familiar with Asmodee Digital’s other games, …

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Google will bring AR apps to “hundreds of millions” of Android devices in 2018

Augmented reality apps and games will be available on “hundreds of millions” of Android smartphones by the end of 2018. That’s the word from the business and operations lead for Google’s VR unit, Amit Singh, who talked up the search giant’s AR ambitions at the recent Web Summit in Lisbon. …

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Nova Launcher gets Oreo’s custom dock widget in latest beta

Since the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, a number Android launcher developers have been rolling out updates to bring their apps more in line with the latest software version. Action Launcher has received an number of Oreo-style features, as too has Lawnchair Launcher. TeslaCoil Software’s Nova Launcher is another app …

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Minneapolis tops latest OpenSignal 4G LTE download speeds chart

All the major US carriers are locked in competition over mobile data coverage and speeds, and each is working hard to come out on top. No matter which carrier you’re currently subscribed to, though, your 4G LTE downloads speeds will also depend largely on which city you’re in. Editor’s Pick Sprint’s …

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Tinder wants to spice up your love life with AI and geolocation features

Tinder’s development team is working on a number of new features intended to enhance the dating experience through location services and artificial intelligence. In an investor call yesterday, Greg Blatt, CEO of Tinder’s parent company Match, said that the next goal for Tinder is to go beyond just “a swiping …

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Google Pixel 2 microphone issue has a bizarre Nintendo-inspired fix

The Google Pixel 2 XL has developed a bit of an unfortunate reputation for being a device that’s plagued by hardware and software issues. So far we’ve seen complaints focused on screen burn in, “clicking” noises, audio recording niggles, and just today a new set of reports citing a bug …

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What to expect from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845

After a year of high-end product launches powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, we’re at that time when hardware enthusiasts are eager to see what next-generation mobile SoCs will have to offer. Although Qualcomm is naturally tight-lipped about its next flagship mobile platform, we’re pretty sure the company is gearing up …

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Google Pixel 2 XL has a flashing screen issue that actually looks kind of cool [video]

The Pixel 2 problems continue, though this latest one actually has some charm. Like this previous issues, this was once again noted multiple times in the Google Product forums, and once more relates to the XL 2 display. But it’s not washed out colors or burn-in that’s the subject this …

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