Google Street View now lets users take a trip into space aboard the ISS

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the Earth from space? Not many people can make such a dream come true, which is why Google is lending a helping hand to those with near impossible dreams.

Starting today, Google Street View lets you explore the ISS (International Space Station) and have a peek at the Earth from the outer space. You’ll be able to “float” through all the modules that form up ISS while receiving detailed information about what you see directly from Google.

The imagery you see via Street View was gathered by astronauts when one of Space X’s …


How do you do, fellow kids: Facebook now lets you create wacky GIFs, because of course

When was the last time you felt like capturing an augmented reality GIF of yourself, all part and parcel with an animated disco ball and wacky rainbow-colored sunglasses? How about an RGB split, surely you can never have enough of those aesthetic RGB splits! You might as well just fire up the Facebook app on your phone right about now and do just that as Zuckerberg’s totally-not-creepy social network now lets you create GIFs (with a hard “G”) and share them with your buddies.
You can’t just shoot and save these to your device, however, so it’s either just …

New Nokia 3310 retail box lets you see the phone in all its glory

The new Nokia 3310 is a rather successful product. It can be safely labeled as the only handset in the feature phone category that has managed to generate any buzz in recent years, and current Nokia manufacturer HMD Global can certainly be pleased with the results achieved by the nostalgia-inducing so device far. 

Still, maintaining adequate sales figures over a prolonged period can be challenging, which is why HMD has resorted to a neat little marketing trick. You can now get the 2017 iteration of the legendary Nokia 3310 in an all-new retail …

This free app lets you snap AR-like photos and videos, and put 3D characters or people into your shots

AR/VR company called 8i has released a smartphone app that allows you to experience AR through your mobile device and turn your pictures into sci-fi-like snaps. The Holo app, free on Google Play and App Store, lets you put animated characters and people into your photos and videos, almost as if they were there for real. Almost.

The app is pretty cool for what it does, but does feel a little stiff at times, even though taking pictures with Spiderman by your side can’t really get dull, ever. Nonetheless, if you take Spidey, for example, and decide to put him into your shot, …

Spotify now lets you create Group Playlists in your Messenger app

David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, said at the F8 developer conference back in April that “Music on Messenger is going to be a good thing this year.” Expectations were that Apple Music and Spotify would be integrated with Facebook’s app and allow users to share music in different ways. Well, it seems that the statement bore truth, as Spotify has recently launched a feature in Messenger that allows you to create and share playlists with friends, while you chat away on the messaging app.

Group Playlists is a lovely new feature for anyone in all sorts of ways. Say you are …

Instagram's latest update lets you hide your terrible old selfies from the public

We’ve all been there: you’re scrolling through your own Instagram feed, when you notice that photo. Why did you upload this? It’s awful! But boy did it get a sweet amount of likes – there’s no way you’re outright deleting it.

Well, luckily for you, Instagram now offers a compromise for exactly this type of situation, where you want to hide a shot from the public, but still have it live somewhere in the depths of the internet. The new feature, which has been in limited testing for the past month, is called Archive, and essentially creates a special, private …

Walabot is a cool gizmo that lets you see through walls with your smartphone

Ever thought about using your smartphone to see through walls? It’s possible now, thanks to a gizmo called Walabot. Designed by a company in Israel, Walabot is a 3D imaging sensor that mounts to your phone’s back panel via a magnetic attachment.

It detects pipes (metal and plastic), electrical wires, studs, and (presumably) the mummified remains of whatever poor soul was buried inside your living room’s East wall some thousand years ago. It’s both a cool “look at what my smartphone does!” showcase and a tool with practical purpose for any electrician.

Walabot is able to trace objects …

iOS app lets you pick and share colors from the real world, using your iPhone's camera

Have you ever wondered how a different color is considered trendy every year? Pantone, a New Jersey-based company, has been responsible for ‘electing’ a ‘Color of the Year’ since the 2000s. The company pretty much dictates the hues in fashion and has great influence over designer decisions globally. 

Cone is an app that allows you to use your iPhone’s camera to pick colors from the real world, and then match them with Pantone colors. The app converts the color you pick into hex code and then matches it with its closest Pantone counterpart. If you are looking at a dynamic scene, where …

BlackBerry Manager lets you download all of BlackBerry's major Android apps on your phone

BlackBerry is making a great comeback on the smartphone scene with the BlackBerry KEYone. It checks all the boxes: unique design, superb camera, and excellent battery life. Definitely a device that puts BlackBerry back on the map. 
It’s an Android device, true, but it comes with a neat selection of BlackBerry apps that you can’t get on any Android device. Or can you? XDA Senior Editor Cobalt232 took it to himself to emulate BlackBerry’s set of apps and make them available for any Android 5.0 or newer device. Great for all those willing to give BlackBerry’s …