Category: Tech

Aug 07 2018

Four things to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 event

It’s August, which means two things: lots of tweets bemoaning the impending end of summer (there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the sun, folks!), and a new Samsung Galaxy Note device — in this case, the Galaxy Note 9, which Samsung is expected to announce on August 9th at its Galaxy Unpacked event. Samsung […]

Aug 07 2018

Latest Galaxy Note 9 price leak finally gives us a good idea of US pricing

With just two days to go until Samsung finally unveils its next-generation flagship smartphone, it seems like we already know everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 9. We know it’s going to look just like last year’s Galaxy Note 8, but with slightly thinner bezels above and below the phone’s gorgeous Infinity […]

Aug 07 2018

Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone 8 & X is co-designed by Apple

  Logitech has launched the Powered Wireless Charging Stand, an accessory built for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, with the unique bulletpoint of being designed “in collaboration” with Apple. It’s not clear what Apple’s design contributions were, but the Powered sports a U-shaped cradle, unlike the open designs of many similar products. This […]

Aug 07 2018

Android P — Pie! The complete FAQ

Hey! Can you believe it?! After months of awkward puns about the pending “Android P release” (and let’s not even get into the “leaks”), we finally have an official name and number for Google’s next great Android offering: Android 9, Pie. Yep — just Pie. It’s short, it’s sweet, and it’s a heck of a […]

Aug 07 2018

Logitech's first wireless charger is the one Apple should have made for the iPhone X

Logitech is getting into the wireless charging game with its new Powered Wireless Charging Stand, which the company is launching later this month for $69.99. According to Logitech, the company designed the Powered Wireless Charging Stand with Apple, and the end result is something that feels like the wireless charger that Apple should have released […]

Aug 07 2018

Amazon's Alexa debuts Answer Updates to respond later to questions it can't answer immediately

Amazon is today introducing a feature that lets Alexa get back to you if the assistant initially fails to come up with an answer to your question. Answer Updates will be rolled out to Alexa-enabled devices over the course of the coming week, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Say “Alexa, turn on […]

Aug 07 2018

Fortnite 5.20 Content Update Adds Steady Storm Mode

Happy Tuesday! That means more Fortnite content from Epic Games. The 5.20 update hands players a new weapon, a double barrel shotgun with twice the bullets and twice the fun. You’re going to want to stand back if you’re up against this gun, which is extremely powerful when used at close-range. A new, limited-time mode […]

Aug 07 2018

Dead Cells Review: Castlevania-inspired

In my first game of Dead Cells, I died after about four minutes. In my most recent one, I lasted almost an hour. The time difference between those two attempts says a lot about how Dead Cells evolves as you play it, and how you evolve alongside it. That first game went something like this: […]

Aug 07 2018

Almost no one buys via Amazon Alexa: this is why

After the failure of the Fire Phone, it was completely unexpected that the Amazon Echo would end up causing both Google and Apple to scramble to catch up. But while Amazon practically created and continue to lead the new smart speaker market, it has ironically failed at the very thing it created the Echo for: […]

Aug 07 2018

Surprise, no one buys things via Alexa

Some numbers published in a report from The Information reveal that very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping. Of about 50 million Alexa users, only about 100,000 reportedly bought something via voice interface more than once. It’s not exactly surprising, but it may still harm the narrative of conversational commerce that Amazon […]