Fast Company magazine offered their top ten of 2017’s most clever tech ideas. From smarter photo sharing to the ongoing AI wars— there was a lot going this year.
For all the tech industry’s talk of changing the world, sometimes the best innovations aren’t particularly dramatic. They’re ideas that are small—but so clever that they seem obvious in hindsight. They improve the products we already use in ways we can immediately appreciate.
Big breakthroughs and splashy new products tend to get all the attention; for once, here’s a tribute to the small-scale innovations that are just as important.
The 10 Cleverest Tech Ideas Of 2017
What are your favorite tech innovations of 2017?
Buyers of the new Pixel 2 smartphones will be getting a free Mini smart speaker to round out their connected home. The bundle serves to leverage the advantage Google has over Amazon’s speaker-only offerings.
Today’s Google event was a non-stop two hour deluge of Assistant news. Yet one small, overlooked announcement may have been the biggest bit boost to the company’s burgeoning AI ecosystem so far. The simple decision to include a Home Mini in early Pixel 2 shipments could prove a more successful method for spreading the Assistant…
via The Pixel 2/Home Mini bundle is a big deal for Google Assistant — TechCrunch
Does an incoming call send you scrambling to find your mobile phone?
You are not alone.
The landline may be dead, but the convenience of cordless home phone handsets should not be overlooked.
Continue reading “The Cordless Phone is Not Dead”
The newest handset from LG promises to be a real contender for best Android smartphone. Special promotions are being offered for pre-orders and units are slated to ship April 4th.
What could be easier? A simple solution in clear TPU. So inexpensive they come in pairs!
Continue reading “Hot New Cases for the LG G6”
New handsets from LG and Samsung are arriving soon— and both companies have a lot riding on their reception. Continue reading “The Buzz of New Phones”
Target’s popular coupon app Cartwheel has been saving shoppers money since it was introduced in 2013. If you’re not a fan of clipping, storing or keeping track of coupons— but like to save money— maybe Cartwheel is for you.
Coupons are saved to your own personal list and retrieved using your own personalized barcode. You can load coupons by browsing deals in the app or from the web. Or you scan products as you shop with the app’s handy UPC scanner feature. When it’s time to check out the app provides a personalized barcode the cashier scans to load your coupons.
Here’s how to make the most of it.
Continue reading “Cartwheel. Like a Boss!”
For many years Tracfone has been one of the leaders in pay-as-you-go wireless. You can get basic mobile phone service for as little as $6* per month.
And now you can even bring your own phone (BYOP) in certain markets!
Continue reading “Wireless On the Cheap”
New mini Razer offers 24 watts of great sound.
The small boombox is based on the Leviathan soundbar– minus the separate sub-woofer. But you can still fill a room with music. A Combo Play feature allows a second Leviathan Mini to be daisy-chained for even more awesome sound!
Continue reading “Little Leviathan, Big Sound”
Making voicemail better is not something most people think about. It’s one of those ubiquitous facts of modern life and we don’t usually give it much thought. Until it screws up!
I recently purchased a new, unlocked, unbranded Android smartphone and discovered it had no voicemail app. Since the phone had no carrier associated, there was no voice mail installed at all. Most of us don’t realize the carrier adds those apps! That’s when I discovered YouMail.
Continue reading “Improve Your Voice Mail”
For years iBolt has been our go-to choice for vehicle docks. Their latest offering raises the bar once again!
Designed for most devices equipped with a Micro USB charging port, the new mPro Car Dock features an integrated charger and NFC convenience to launch your favorite driving app. It also includes the iBolt super-sticky suction cup that somehow leaves no goo on the windshield). Continue reading “New mPro Dock Rocks”