Month: May 2017

Oculus app for Samsung Gear VR gets Chromecast support

If you’ve ever wanted to show other people what you’re seeing inside Samsung’s Gear VR headset in real time, this one’s for you. The Oculus app for the Gear VR has just received Chromecast support. This means that you can...

/ May 31, 2017

With the KEYone, BlackBerry threads the needle on retro smartphone appeal

The BlackBerry KEYone, which goes on sale in its home country of Canada today, is a weird device. But it’s weird not because it wasn’t designed in-house, and instead was handled by partner TCL; it’s weird because it’s strangely successful...

/ May 31, 2017

Alphabet CFO: Google’s ‘biggest risk is complacency’

Google’s “biggest risk is complacency, not innovating, not investing,” said Ruth Porat, the CFO of parent company Alphabet at Code Con on Wednesday. It’s important that we “continue to evolve what the user experience is,” she added, emphasizing that technology...

/ May 31, 2017

Bixby Voice still isn’t any good at English, US release gets pushed to late June

Remember Bixby? No, not the Google Now-esque (but don’t call it that) feed of cards that sits to the left of your leftmost homescreen on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (and is pictured below). No, not the Bixby Vision feature...

/ May 31, 2017

The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor: People like to point to 1989’s Back to the Future II as presciently showing technologies that exist today. Video conferencing, for example,...

/ May 31, 2017

Uber blew through $1 million a week in an effort to make UberPool viable in San Francisco

New documents leaked to BuzzFeed demonstrate yet again what Uber is willing to do to beat the competition at any cost. In the summer of 2015, Uber was trying to make Pool work. The success of Pool, its service that...

/ May 31, 2017

Samsung’s elusive Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from launching

In the battle of the voice assistants, one entrant still appears to be staying rather quiet. Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant was initially supposed to launch alongside the company’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, but after a series of delays the English-language version may...

/ May 31, 2017

Netflix’s Hastings: Trump’s immigration ban is ‘anti-American’

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings doubled down on statement’s he’s made about Trump’s immigration policy when he took the stage at Code Con on Wednesday. “It’s anti-American to block out specific countries and all the people,” Hastings said, still...

/ May 31, 2017

Canon announces new EOS C200 digital cinema camera

Canon has announced the latest model in its Cinema range of video cameras, the EOS C200. The third generation Cinema EOS camera has a new 8.85 megapixel CMOS sensor along with a new Dual DIGIC DV6 image processor. It can...

/ May 31, 2017

Android Pay expands to Canada

Android Pay launched in Canada on Wednesday, with support for a number of major banks at launch, and additional banks to be added soon. The Android Pay debut in Canada was teased at Google’s I/O developer conference keynote earlier this...

/ May 31, 2017