Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

Google Fiber may be the holy grail of Internet service for many, but many people still rely on landlines for everyday communication purposes or emergency use. In order to allow its subscribers to sever connections with the old local ISPs and telecoms completely, Google will soon offer home phone service for Fiber subscribers. For $10 […]

Twitter makes its service more accessible to the visually impaired

Twitter makes its service more accessible to the visually impaired

Twitter this morning announced an effort to make its service more accessible to those who are visually impaired. Specifically, the company is now allowing users to add descriptions to images known as “alternative text,” or “alt text.” This lets people who are taking advantage of assistive technology, including screen readers and braille displays, the chance to hear […]

Samsung Pay just launched in China, but already faces fierce competition

Samsung Pay just launched in China, but already faces fierce competition

Samsung Pay is now available in China, about six weeks after competitor Apple Pay launched there. According to the China Internet Network Information Center, 358 million people use their mobile phones to purchase and pay for goods and services. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Samsung consider China a top priority for their mobile payment services, but they […]

A rant about why Snapchat 2.0 is no disappearing teen fad

A rant about why Snapchat 2.0 is no disappearing teen fad

Snapchat 2.0 Is Not A Disappearing Teen Fad Ignore Snapchat at your own peril. It’s a lot more than sexts and ephemeral photos. Today’s Chat 2.0 update makes Snapchat a competitor to your phone itself. What started as an app for horny high school kids has blossomed into the most vibrant communication platform on the […]

Turn your smartphone into a VR headset for only $10

Turn your smartphone into a VR headset for only $10

Knox Labs Many are claiming that Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are going to be the next big thing. Here’s how to get a taste of that technology for only $10. And the great thing is that this will work with pretty much any smartphone, Android or iPhone! All you need is a Google Cardboard Viewer […]

With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware

With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware

Last week we didn’t see Apple’s thinnest products ever, but its thinnest event ever. From a company obsessed with reductivism, we saw an event with little actual news and zero unexpected surprises — just simple linear iterations of devices we’ve seen countless time before. And for a company that defined conventional marketing, we saw a lot of tricks […]