Posts By Christina Cooper
If you’ve ever searched for music using Google’s Sound Search widget then you know just how easy it is to find out what song is playing on the radio or in the store. Google has made it extremely easy for its customers to discover new music on the go. All you do is download the widget and then place it on one of your device’s screens. Once you hear a song that you would like Google to identify you simply touch the widget and it’ll start searching for the song. You can also use the Google Now search box to search for a song, as well. Once Google notices that there is music playing in the background a little music sign will show up. When you tap that icon Google will get to work on finding out what song you’re listening to.
Since cell phones became a main facet in our lives there have been tons of different reports on how to properly charge your new device when you first get it out of the box. Some reports say that you need to charge the device fully before you turn it on, and some say to let it die completely. Some people recommend charging the device when it fully dies and to not charge it every night unless it is completely dead. With all this conflicting information, how do you know when to charge your device and if you’re doing damage to the battery?
In March of 2015, Periscope was acquired by Twitter. Periscope is an application dedicated to live feeds. Users can watch live feeds and also host them. Viewers can comment during the live stream and like the broadcast with a simple tap of the screen. Tapping the screen gives the broadcaster more hearts which pushes them up in popularity. In the few months since Periscope has been relaunched for iOS, people have live streamed all kinds of things from concerts to weather reports and even training exercises.
We connect to the internet in so many different ways by using our computers, cell phones, tablets and now even our cars. With this new age of technology it’s no shocker that our houses would start to connect to the internet to provide us with an easier lifestyle, as well. Home Automation has been around for a little while now. Things like Nest, Philip’s Hue light bulbs and even smart mattress covers have transformed the way that we live our lives by making things automatic.
If you’re a fan of space or electronic music and you’re looking for a new case for your phone, then check this out. Google and Skrillex are teaming up to bring some pretty cool science to your phone. Today Google announced that Skrillex has launched a satellite named Nanou into the stratosphere. Nanou has been tasked with taking photos of the Earth from high in the sky. Not only are Google and Skrillex letting you take a look at those pictures, but they’re also bringing them to your smartphone in the form of live wallpaper.
ASUS is no stranger to the mobile scene. They’ve had unique transformable tablets, phone-tablet duos, and even just your run-of-the-mill smartphones. Earlier in the year at CES, ASUS announced it’s newest flaghip the ZenFone 2, and after a few months, it is now ready to show its face here in the states.
It’s no secret that phone OEMs are trying to fit larger screens into smaller bodies. With phones like the LG G3 (and G4) and the new Zenfone 2, bezels are getting smaller and screens are getting bigger. One of the leaders in bezel-less devices happens to be Sharp whose Aquos Crystal showed us just how much screen, and how little bezel, a device could feature. Keeping with their bezel free mantra, Sharp has just unveiled two new phones that also feature a bezel-less display.
Chromecast has been a great tool for those looking to cut the cord and binge watch on the big screen. Chromecast lets consumers view media on their TV without needing to physically connect their device. Announced in 2013, the $35 dongle has allowed for tons of fun in the living room by constantly adding new partners and support. Now that Google’s Chromecast has been around for a while we’ve started seeing tons of companies update their apps to allow for casting from a mobile device to the TV.