HTC's light bulb can potentially save someone's life

Now, from the company that had some of the best designed smartphones in the world only to take its eye off the ball, comes a new version of an everyday household product that could save your life. HTC, using some of the technology it employs for the Vive VR headset, has developed a light bulb that can detect when a human has fallen in the room brightened by the bulb. If this occurs, a moving antenna is activated to help determine if the human is alive or dead.

The same technology can be used to determine if someone is sitting in one place too long. The Sedentariness Reminder Function will …

Dark vs. Light: 'Star Wars' fans storm social media with dueling 'Last Jedi' opinions


Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don’t want to know what happens.

The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm.

Audiences online, though, haven’t been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent.

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Latest update for Google Photos adds text recognition in Lens, light navbar

Earlier this month, we told you about Google’s plans to at least partially combat screen burn-in on its OLED smartphones by more widely implementing light-colored navigation bars in its apps. Google Photos is the latest of the bunch to gain a white navbar in the latest update, but it’s not the only change in tow.

Google Lens in Photos 3.10 also gets an additional feature, allowing users to export recognized characters from an image in text form. Making use of OCR (Optical Character Recognition), Google Lens can now recognize text in images and allows users to highlight lines …

Google is trying to prevent Pixel 2 display burn-in with a light navigation bar

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Screen burn-in is one of the unfortunate realities of OLED. Manufacturers are well-aware of this shortcoming, and yet, at this point at least, there is not much that can be done to completely prevent it hardware-wise. However, there’s always the option of mitigating the issue through software, and that’s exactly what Google is trying to do for its Pixel lineup of smartphones.

One of the biggest culprits for screen burn-in on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as well as last year’s models, is the persistent navigation bar …

The best thin and light iPhone X cases and covers

Thin, light, clear, rugged or leather – there are already cases from most major manufacturers for your precious iPhone X, including Apple’s official ones. With the new gear priced at $999 for the basic 64 GB model, and Apple’s repair services more expensive now, you might want to order a case before the handset hits your front porch. 
Condom case jokes aside, there are ultrathin iPhone wrappers out there that take the “barely there” term to the next level. The new Apple iPhone X comes clad in gorgeous reinforced glass this year, instead of the metal housing …

iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8 low light camera shootout: Which is better for taking photos at night?

When it comes to taking pictures in broad daylight, you’d be hard-pressed to point out a recent flagship that’s not capable of snapping a good photo. Yes, some are better than others, but we’ve come to the point where every major smartphone out there is capable of delivering agreeable results when taking pictures during the day. However, the same cannot be said about shooting at night. Low light performance has not traditionally been among the strongest suits of smartphone cameras, although this is gradually changing for the better with each new generation of phones. …

Nicole Kidman's powerful Emmy speech sheds light on domestic violence


It’s a long time coming, but Nicole Kidman took home her first ever Emmy on Sunday night.

The actress won the Emmy for outstanding actress in a limited series or movie for her role as Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies, and Kidman made sure to use the spotlight for an important issue.

In Big Little Lies, Kidman’s character is involved in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. It’s a role the actress acknowledged how difficult it was to play

During her acceptance speech, Kidman thanked her family for their sacrifices in letting her work on the show, but also how it brought to light the issue of domestic violence. Read more…

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These are the best ultrathin and light iPhone 8/Plus cases you can get

Condom case jokes aside, there are ultrathin iPhone wrappers out there that take the “barely there” term to the next level. Apple’s gear is blessed with a greater abundance of third-party accessory makers, as it’s much simpler to make stuff for just one or two phones a year than for the variety of shapes, sizes and popularities that Android handsets churn out by the day.

Thus, there are in fact several ultrathin cases to choose from for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus already, despite that their preorder period just started today. The new Apple phones come clad in gorgeous reinforced …

Best thin and light cases for Galaxy Note 8

If you are looking for a thin and light Samsung Galaxy Note 8 case, this is the right place: we have selected the best choices out there that provide adequate protection for the Note 8 without adding bulk to an already big phone.

Slim cases protect from scratches and light dropsThere are a few reasons why you might want to go with a thin and light case for the Galaxy Note 8: first and foremost, it’s a case that will protect your phone from scratches and other inevitable damage, so you can enjoy using a clean and pristine-looking device for a long …

LG's new tablet is a tongue twister, but is light enough for those on the go

LG’s new Android powered tablet has a name that doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue. The LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD is an extremely light slate (it weighs about the same as a can of Coke) made for people on the go. At 290 grams, this tablet is light. At 216.2 x 127.0 x 6.9mm, the device is built to fit easily into briefcases and bags. As you can tell from the name of the tablet, the LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD comes with an 8-inch screen carrying a resolution of 1200 x 1920 (FHD). The unit carries an aspect ratio of 16:10.

Powering the tablet is the Snapdragon 435 chipset, which includes an octa-core …