We reviewed Android Auto, Google's in-car system that uses your smartphone for navigation and music, bypassing the car's native user interface. If you have an Android phone, you're going to want this in your next car.
One of the strangest things any company can do is suddenly shove a social network in your face. A year and a half into its existence, #QuizUp — a trivia app that lets you compete with strangers from around the world — is trying to reinvent itself by turning into a social network.
The Netflix headquarters has a real-life version of the solitary confinement cell in Orange is the New Black: “the Shu.” The only difference is that instead of punishing people within its sound- and signal-proofed walls, they’re running televisions through a gauntlet of tests to determine if they’re Netflix-friendly.
Fujifilm's new X-T10 might be the best #camera bargain you'll see this year. With great image quality and a #retro aesthethic, it offers the same design, same sensor, and 90% of the performance of last year's flagship X-T1 at about 60% of the cost ($799.95 for body only).
Razer’s new Nabu X smartband is a cheap wearable that just doesn’t cut it. The inoffensive black wristband combines basic fitness tracking with three LED notification lights, but the software isn’t great and the LEDs will only frustrate and stress you out. You can pick one up for $50, but if you’re after basic step tracking, both Google and Apple now offer their own (free) software, or you can pick up Jawbone’s Up Move which comes with a far better app.
Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition launches on the Nintendo 3DS next week. It's sort of like Candy Crush mashed up with Pokemon: you match like-colored gems in groups of three or more, and doing so will cast spells on monsters you're fighting.
What happens when you splice a smartphone with a Kindle? Something like the YotaPhone 2. Instead of a plastic back or stitched leather cover, it features another front, this time made up of an E Ink display much like the one in Amazon's Kindle e-reader.
Silicon Valley had its very first fashion week, and of course they used drones for models. Floating up from the dusty floor with the delicacy of a gasoline explosion, they carried garments like a robotic display of dominance. At least until their batteries gave out, which happened quickly.