The Vision Council has published a helpful 16-page guide to avoiding digital eye strain. The first step is to identify symptoms of digital eye strain: red or dry eyes, blurred vision, general fatigue, or headaches. Back and neck pain can also be caused by poor workspace ergonomics. … [Read more...] about Prevent Eyestrain from Your Computer and Smartphone Screens
With the deal now final, Apple will acquire around 2,200 employees from Intel, along with a range of equipment, leases, and modem-related patents and intellectual property. That said, while the deal frees Intel from having to compete with Qualcomm when it comes to selling smartphone modems, Intel is retaining its other modem businesses that are tasked with developing components for PCs, cars, and IoT devices. … [Read more...] about Intel’s Officially Out of the Smartphone Modem Following $1 Billion Deal with Apple
If you’re a believer in the therapeutic and calming effect of white noise then give this app a go. In the free version there’s a choice of more than 40 looped sounds (from “boat swaying in water” to “frogs at night”) which you can combine as you wish. Alarm and timer systems are included so you can wake up or fall asleep to your favorite set of background sounds. … [Read more...] about How to Use Your Smartphone to Chill Out
Why do we do this to our devices? Why do we change them so drastically year to year? Motorola's not the only one, and it's not only about size. The HTC One was the first beautiful Android phone; the HTC One M8 is bigger and far less stylish. The Galaxy S4 was a noble (albeit plasticky) flagship; the Galaxy S5 looks like a flattened-out golf ball. Forget leaving well enough alone. Most phone manufacturers won't even let pretty great be. … [Read more...] about I Don’t Want a Bigger Moto X. I Want a Better Moto X.
While the WSJ mentions that two of those cameras are reserved for the front of the special edition S10—which has reportedly been codenamed Beyond X—the report doesn’t say what each of the other four lenses are for. If I had my say, I’d like to see a high-res main camera, a wide-angle lens for capturing landscapes, and lens with a 3x optical zoom for shooting faraway subjects, and one lens dedicated for shooting in low-light scenarios. … [Read more...] about Hell Yeah, Bring on All the Cameras
The draw of Project, er, Google Fi includes features like international data in 170 countries at no extra cost, spam protection, data-only SIM cards for extra devices, and that sweet ability to switch between multiple cell carriers so—in theory—you’re always getting the speediest network at a given time. It’s also relatively inexpensive, with plans starting at $20/month for unlimited talk and text, with an additional $10 for each GB of data. If that sounds too good to be true, well for the most part it was limited to just a few Android phones. iPhone users were either out of luck, or had to employ complicated workarounds. … [Read more...] about Google Fi Now Works With iPhones—But Its Coolest Feature Is Missing