Samsung is launching Bixby without voice commands for some reason

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S8, they touted two major features; the infinity display, and Bixby, the virtual assistant. What makes Bixby stand out in the sea of other virtual assistants is that it can navigate compatible apps for you without you ever having to touch the screen. Anything that you’d be able to do with your finger, Bixby can handle with voice commands.

It’s really cool, except the phone isn’t actually launching like that.

Huawei CEO not sold on smartwatches even as his company wants to sell you one

At a Global Analyst Summit for Huawei held in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday, CEO of the company Eric Xu Zhijun dropped what seems like a bombshell, yet is probably exactly what most people think about smartwatches. In response to a question about whether the wearable devices might impact smartphone sales if features like 4G telephone capabilities are added, Xu stated, “I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones.”

Motorola Moto C and Moto C Plus lower the bar even more

It may be a bit counter-intuitive, but as Motorola works backwards through the alphabet with their device model designations they are also chasing customers who demand less and less from a smartphone. Some have even described Motorola’s latest move as one squarely targeted at first time smartphone buyers, which is surely a small and shrinking market. The newest devices slated to be unveiled by Motorola are the Moto C and Moto C Plus, a pair of devices with a dizzying array of possible configurations made up of some very low level hardware.

Struggling Fitbit faces production woes, delays upcoming smartwatch

The brand you associate most with health and fitness products is likely Fitbit. Because of its hardware and software working seamlessly together, people have selected Fitbit as their all-in-one hub for analyzing data about their bodies. But it hasn’t actually been a smooth road traveled for the company in recent years. Its 2016 products, namely the Blaze, weren’t been bold enough. And the stock price has plummeted as competitors surpass what Fitbit is capable of.

In 2017, Fitbit is expected to turn around and be successful once again. That looks to be a massive challenge as two of its upcoming wearables have reportedly been delayed to the fall.

PlayStation Vue review

One day it seems very likely that younger generations will look upon a cable or satellite box in much the same way some of today’s youth view phone booths and typewriters, with a sense of wonder at what purpose these devices once served. That’s because more and more people are moving to consuming content over the Internet through a variety of services and sources. One of the last holdouts in terms of keeping people on those boxes has been the ability to watch live television. That’s changing with more pressure from cord cutters for a model that replicates cable television but over the Internet. Multiple services have stepped into that void, and more will surely join the fray in 2017.

We already checked out DirecTV Now and Sling TV. Today we review PlayStation Vue.

Nokia planning Nexus-style experience with fast updates

Nokia was once known as the ruler of all cellphones, but since the rise of Android and iOS it got lost in the dust and struggled to stay relevant. Through various buyouts and attempts with Microsoft Windows Phone, Nokia continued to produce great devices, although it could never regain the popularity or success it once had. Now that HMD-owned Nokia has stepped into the Android ring, it’s promising an experience that very well could attract consumers in this very competitive market. Could Nokia unofficially become the new Nexus?

First set of OnePlus 5 rumors pop up, confirm the obvious

The rumor mill has been pretty quiet about the inevitable OnePlus 3T successor , but now that the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are out of the way, OnePlus is next up to bat.

A pretty solid rumor has cropped up that suggests that OnePlus will be going all out for the OP5, including a higher resolution screen, top notch processor, and other specs to match. Big surprise, right? And no, that’s not a typo. It’ll likely be the OnePlus 5, not the 4, as the Chinese word for four sounds similar to death. You’ll notice several Chinese companies try to avoid it because of that.

LastPass fills users in on plans for Android O

With Android O being released to developers and an almost certain release to the public later this year, password manager app maker LastPass has been busy at work getting their platform ready for the upgrade. One of the new features coming to Android O that the LastPass developers are looking forward to is the new set of Autofill APIs. LastPass thinks the use of these APIs will help them increase security and expand the features available through their app when used on an Android device.