Here’s a gadget that we bet you probably don’t have in your drawer: a totally wireless, waterproof, full HD endoscopic camera for your smartphone. Yeah, didn’t think so.
Samsung launched its Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets in February during MWC 2018, with both variants boasting rear and front glass panels. If you want to keep your new handset looking as good as new, it’s probably a good idea to get a case wrapped around the rear panel at the very least. While we’ve covered slim and folio cases for Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+, sometimes you need a case that offers substantially more protection when you are out and about, so here are the best heavy-duty cases for your Galaxy S9 and S9+ that we could find.
Because it has just won the top spot in corporation reputation for the third consecutive year, Amazon is rewarding its customers by offering a 20% discount on its Alexa-enabled hardware. This is great news if you haven’t yet climbed aboard the Alexa-bandwagon because it means that smart speakers such as the Echo, the Echo Show, Echo Spot, the Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD, and even the Fire tablets are all 20% cheaper today. There is something for everyone.
Wireless charging is a really cool feature on newer phones, but honestly, we all know it’s not wireless in the sense of everything else that we consider wireless. The range is significantly shorter than something like WiFi or Bluetooth, and that can be a headache when you’re trying to simultaneously charge and use your device.
At the end of 2017, Google announced they were shutting down their Project Tango initiative which was a their hardware based solution for augmented reality on smartphones. Instead, the company was shifting to ARCore, a software based framework that could be deployed on more Android-powered smartphones without the need for specific hardware. Since then, developers have been working on ways to incorporate this new AR capability into their apps and Google wanted to provide an update on some of these efforts.
Google continues efforts to expand their ecosystem based on Google Assistant in 2018 with the addition of the technology to the Android TV platform. In some recent comments, Google’s head of Android TV partnerships Edward Corn says deployment of Google Assistant to Android TV is a major goal for the company in 2018. This will include roll-outs in countries like France, Germany, Japan and Korea.
As we head towards the end of March, having binge-watched the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones and the slightly odd but attention-grabbing The Outsider, the only question worth asking is what is next in the pipeline? Besides the Netflix Original series ‘Lost in Space’, there’s a bunch of other note-worthy TV shows and movies coming to the streaming service in April. Join us after the break for more details.
And yep, things are definitely getting worse. Best Buy will reportedly stop ordering any new Huawei stock, making it even harder to get the company’s devices in the US.
2018 is a great year to get into building and coding with the Arduino platform, and we’ve got an e-book bundle to help you out.
Right now you can name your price for the 2018 Arduino Enthusiast bundle which includes 8 books and 2 courses to help you build a ton of different things with Arduino devices.
Although no official sources have confirmed the deal, reports have surfaced indicating Google has acquired immersive photography company Lytro. Since no details have been confirmed, the sales price is uncertain although most sources think the deal was valued at $40 million but could have been for as little as $25 million. If the acquisition actually occurred and the numbers are in the ballpark, that would indicate quite a downturn for Lytro, which was valued at around $360 million after a round of funding that occurred in 2017.
With a glass front and rear, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can hardly be considered as having robust exteriors, but there are ways to protect your brand new handset without having to resort to a roll of bubble wrap and a briefcase. Indeed, there’s an almost infinite selection of cases to choose from, and in this guide, we are concentrating on slim and light cases to help maintain the profile of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Depending on your age, you may remember the Tamagotchi craze that spread from Japan 20 years ago that saw you care for a digital pet inside a small toy with a LCD display. It was even more frustrating than Flappy Birds because the pets seemed to be extremely delicate and prone to dying on a whim. If you’ve reminisced about Tamagotchi, wishing that you could relive your childhood, you’ll be happy to find out that BANDAI NAMCO has finally released its My Tamagotchi Forever game globally.