Month: August 2017

Uber hires former Facebook exec and Firefox founder Blake Ross

Uber has hired Firefox co-founder Blake Ross to work with them on product strategy. Ross will be working with the ridesharing company part-time from Los Angeles. He announced it on Facebook, where he once worked as director of product. 

/ August 31, 2017

Motorola Moto X4 hands-on review

Introduction The Moto X had a reputation of being one of the best Androids you can buy. This beloved line has been resurrected – not as a flagship, but as a premium mid-ranger. Its claim to fame is a dual...

/ August 31, 2017

Razer’s gunmetal Blade Stealth is like dressing a gaming laptop in a suit

The chassis of this Blade Stealth isn’t dramatically different than it has been in past generations — except for its new gunmetal paint job. An all-black exterior, backlit triple snake logo and a keyboard with every color in the rainbow...

/ August 31, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumored to debut in January

These days we’re witnessing the proverbial calm before the storm in the mobile world, with the storm in this case being the iPhone 8 that Apple will unveil at its event on September 12. The tenth anniversary iPhone has the...

/ August 31, 2017

VMworld 2017 Recap –

VMware featured a number of great announcements at VMworld 2017 including VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware customers can now run new or existing virtualized workloads in the AWS cloud while maintaining their current VMware tools and skill sets. This announcement...

/ August 31, 2017

Nest invites press to a “big announcement” on September 20

Earlier today Nest announced a new thermostat but it appears the company has more things to announce. Nest just sent invites to an event on September 20, saying it’s a big announcement. No other details were offered. The company needs...

/ August 31, 2017

Lenovo adds an Alexa tablet docking station and a mixed-reality headset to its lineup

Lenovo Home Assistant IoT is clearly on an upward spiral with no end in sight. Navigating the constantly shifting and branching field can be a daunting task. But even in this fragmented market chaos, certain trends have started to emerge....

/ August 31, 2017

First impressions of Essential’s 360-degree camera attachment

Essential has a unique port around back on its debut Phone, which can handle data and power transfer, and which attaches to accessories via magnets. The first such accessory is Essential’s own 360 camera, which offers you an easy way...

/ August 31, 2017

Black Girls Code raises $154K after turning down six figures from Uber

Last week, we reported Black Girls Code turned down a $125,000 grant from Uber in what Black Girls Code CEO Kimberly Bryant described to me as a multi-layered decision. Shortly after we broke the news of this decision, many members...

/ August 31, 2017

Lenovo unveils Yoga 920 and Yoga 720 convertibles, Miix 520 2-in-1

This year at IFA it felt like convertible laptops and 2-in-1s have taken over the world. Lenovo is a stalwart in this field and it brought two Yoga convertibles and a Miix 2-in-1. All three are thin and light and...

/ August 31, 2017