Four contributors to the techie site TechCrunch ponied up for the latest iPhone, and here’s what they had to say…
Happy iPhone X day! A few of us over here at TechCrunch received our new toys today and wanted to share some initial thoughts with y’all. Leggo. Read More
via 4 TechCrunch writers bought the iPhone X. Here are our thoughts — TechCrunch
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
For a limited time Amazon is offering a special discount on their Echo Dot AI speaker. Continue reading “Echo Offer”
Group rideshare looks like the next big thing to threaten Uber and Lyft.
As outsized ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to build out their taxi-style marketplaces largely based around connecting individual passengers to individual drivers, a startup focused squarely on the carpooling opportunity has raised a large round of funding to expand outside of the U.S. Via — which has developed a shuttle-based carpooling service that it…
via Via raises $250M led by Daimler to bring its carpooling technology to Europe — TechCrunch
Shopping for a router?
I suggest you start your quest at an unlikely place. It’s called Advanced Tomato and it’s the home of a wonderful open source firmware for routers. There are a number of open source firmware options available– DD-WRT, is probably the best known. Tomato is another, and Advanced Tomato is a sleek interface that improves the look and feel beyond OEM standards. Continue reading “Wi-Fi Hot Tomato”
Alex Andreev creates 3D digital paintings for use as landscapes in virtual reality. His unique style has an eerie realism that’s not quite… real. Normal items are places in quite abnormal settings.
Don your VR headset and turn up the music.
Continue reading “V/R Memories”
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”
Explore your world as never before.
Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty(sic) much anyone can check…
via TechCrunch – Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images
It’s a question we might soon be asking.
The fundamental components of computers are becoming small enough that they are pressing against the boundaries of the familiar world of Newtonian physics. And nowhere is the scale and precision of operation on better display than in hard disk drives, where a trillion bits may fit in a square inch. But IBM has outdone them…
via Storing data in a single atom proved possible by IBM researchers — TechCrunch