Microsoft launches Photos Companion app for easy phone-to-PC photo transfers

Microsoft has announced the launch of its Photos Companion app on both iOS and Android. The app lets you easily copy pictures from your iOS/Android device to your Windows 10 PC wirelessly and hassle-free. 

The Photos Companion app works in combination with the native Photos app in Windows 10, but to use its features, you need to go through quite the routine. Worry not, as it sounds less complicated than it actually is. 
First, you need to launch the Photos app on your computer. Be sure that the app is updated to the latest version.Then you click …

Rest easy: Justin Timberlake isn't resurrecting Prince via hologram


He hasn’t even taken the stage yet but Justin Timberlake’s halftime performance is already embroiled in controversies

The most bizarre of these was the rumor, reported Saturday on TMZ, that he’d share the stage with a hologram of the late, great Prince. Reports of a planned holographic tribute to the pop star, who passed away in April 2016, were swiftly met with vehement backlash.

Much of that criticism coalesced around Prince’s long-time drummer and friend Sheila E, who tweeted a reminder that, in life, Prince expressed deep hatred for holographic revivals of dead artists.

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Easy Valentine's Day gifts for her


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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while February 14 is all about spending time with your special lady friend, we’d be lying if we said she isn’t expecting a present.

Sure, flowers and boxes of chocolates are holiday standards, but they also suggest you waited until the very last minute to buy something for your boo, which might not go over that well.

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11 Easy DIY holiday gifts your family will actually like


The holidays are already among us and if you’re still scrambling for the perfect holiday present for your family, you’re probably shit out of luck, my friend. 

But have no fear. It’s time to finally skip those long lines and those pesky overdraft fees with a few simple DIY holiday gifts your family will actually enjoy. 

1. ‘How To Tell Time’ Coffee and Wine Glass Holder

Image: Etsy

How to: You’ll need an 18 by 16 inch dark-stained piece of wood, white paint, and attach sawtooth hangers. This is a funny but simple DIY gift that anyone can appreciate, cheers.  Read more…

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Razer Phone gets torn down on video: Tons of screws, but relatively easy to fix

YouTuber Zach Nelson, better known as his YouTube alias JerryRigEverything, has just taken it to himself to unwrap the interesting new Razer Phone and show us what’s making it click and tick like the well-oiled machine it is.
After unscrewing nearly a dozen screws, we get to see just how easy screen replacement on the Razer Phone will be for all those unlucky enough to drop the device on some fine Italian terracotta. Attached at the rear of the display is one of the largest heatpipes ever on a smartphone and that’s necessary due to the gaming-oriented nature …

How to improve your iPhone X battery life: 3 quick and easy tips and tricks

Battery charge is one of the many things we’ll never have enough of, it seems. Even today’s top phones can barely get us through two days of use, and nothing leads us to believe that the situation is to improve anytime soon. Hardly a surprise, our articles with tips and tricks on improving smartphone battery life draw quite a lot of attention. Articles like the one you’ve landed on, dedicated to the fancy, flashy iPhone X.
So, how do you improve your iPhone X battery life? Well, you cannot swap the stock battery cell for one with a larger …

Security woes as backdoor in OnePlus devices is discovered, allows for easy gain of root access

A potentially dangerous backdoor in multiple OnePlus devices has been just unearthed by a knowing developer, revealing a hidden app that can be potentially used to gain root access and take control over the device.
Dubbed “EngineedMode”, the app has been created by Qualcomm to most certainly test out hardware, but OnePlus has taken it to itself to tamper with the app, customize it, and preload it on a plethora of devices, including but not limited to the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T. The app gives unprecedented access to a host of security-sensitive …

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a secret built-in dark theme, enabling it is easy

A dark interface theme and theme support in general have been among the top-requested features for any major iteration of Android for more than half a decade now, yet Google still refuses to bake in this already widespread functionality of third-party Android distributions.
Yet the wall is beginning to crack a little, as the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launcher is, you see, boasting an automatic dark theme that kicks in when you apply a darker wallpaper as a background. So far, it seems to be working with the built-in Pixel launcher only, but we are certain a workaround …

DolphinAttack: the surprisingly easy way to hack every voice assistant out there (Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant too)

There is a surprisingly easy way to hack voice helpers like Siri and the Google Assistant on every modern phone out there using nothing but a $3 hardware with a simple amp and a speaker.
The list of vulnerable devices includes Apple iPhones and Androdi phones, as well as just about every smartphone with a voice assistant out there.
tSo how is it done? It turns out that microphones on our devices can hear tones at ultrasound frequencies the human ear cannot easily discern. All it takes then is an amp that will convert …

Check out how easy it'll be to hail one of Airbus' conceptual autonomous flying taxis


Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. 

That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on the ground to put them in the skies.   

One of the busiest companies in the space is Airbus, which just dropped a new video of its autonomous flying taxi hailing project. The video is just a CG demo of the concept, but it’s still an exciting vision of the future of mobility.   Read more…

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