Razer Project Linda hands-on

Razer had a new contraption to showcase at CES, and it plugs right into its newly-minted phone concept. Or, should we say, the Razer Phone plugs into the so-called Project Linda. It’s a laptop shell that utilizes the phone as a touchpad of sorts, docking it neatly below the full-blown keyboard. No, it won’t run Crysis, but you can play any Android game on the big, beautiful 13.3 QHD touch display, for that matter.

We played around with the combo at Razer’s CES booth, and have to say that it works as advertised, and looks almost identical to the renders, especially the glossy …


Project emojis into your toilet bowl with this device because who says you don't know how to have fun

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There aren’t many ways to make the bathroom exceptionally exciting or glamorous. Sure, you can read a book or catch up on your Instagram stories, but when it comes down to it, you’re just sitting on a toilet. That’s why the team at llumiBowl created this impressive/ridiculous Emoji Projector, which does exactly what the name promises: it projects one of four classic emojis into the inner bowl of your toilet. Read more…

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Moto X4 on Project Fi starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo update

Despite being released in October, after Google released Android 8.0 Oreo, Motorola’s Moto X4 smartphone was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat on board. However, the US-based handset maker promised an Android Oreo update will be provided soon afterward.

Although it took Motorola more than two months to keep its promise, Android Oreo for Moto X4 on Project Fi is here, so if you’ve bought that device, you should expect an update to arrive any day now.

The OTA (over the air) roll-out has already begun and the update weighs in at a little bit over 1GB, so make sure you have enough storage …

Google to drop support for AR focused Project Tango on March 1st

Back in February 2014, Google introduced Project Tango, an Augmented Reality system that was designed for mobile use. Today, Google announced that it will no longer support it starting on March 1, 2018. But this doesn’t mean that Google is closing the door on AR. It means that Tango is being replaced by Google’s ARCore, which is based on software unlike the more hardware oriented Tango.

Tango peaked in June 2016 when the Lenovo Phab2 Pro was unveiled as the first Project Tango phone. With a huge 6.4-inch screen, the handset came with three cameras on back. The trio included a 16MP …

Buy the Android One Moto X4 from Project Fi, get $100 back in a one month bill credit

From now through November 30th, buy the Android One version of the Motorola X4 from Google’s hybrid carrier Project Fi, and you’ll receive a bill credit for $100. To qualify, the Moto X4 must stay on the network for at least 30-days. With Project Fi, users connect to Wi-Fi hotspots until they are out of range. When that happens, they connect to a cellular network run by Sprint, T-Mobile, or U.S. Cellular.

The Android One Moto X4 is priced at $399 or $19.44 a month over 24 months. The handset is equipped with a 5.2-inch LCD display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The phone is powered by a …

It's about time the fitted sheet market got disrupted by this Kickstarter project

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Anyone who regularly makes their bed has the same struggle: fitted sheets that put us through hell. If you pull it over one corner, it pops off the other. You have to lift the whole mattress to tuck it underneath. And lord forbid that you even shift the wrong way at night, or else the entire sheet comes undone and traps you like a fabric deathtrap of frustration. Luckily, the Kickstarter project Stretto aims to get rid of the hassle that comes from fitted sheets. 

Stretto is a new type of bed sheet that makes bed changing much less of a chore. Instead of struggling to pull it over your bed, you zip up the bed sheet in seconds. The zipper technique makes sure that your bedding is secure and won’t spring off. According to the campaign page, your bed sheets are taut enough that they won’t wrinkle and will stay nice and smooth no matter how much you toss and turn. It comes in plenty of different colors to fit your aesthetic. When you need to change your sheets, just zip off the old one and effortlessly zip up the new one. Read more…

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Critically-acclaimed EVE Online MMORPG coming to mobiles as Project Aurora

Developer CCP Games has just announced that its EVE Online smash hit will have a corresponding title on mobile devices. Project Aurora is a new game in the EVE Online universe, which will try to bring a taste of the PC space-based MMORPG to smaller displays.

Project Aurora will be developed by PlayRaven, a Finnish studio known for titles like Spymaster, Robocide, and Winterstate. The free-to-play game will be launched later in 2018 on both the Android and iOS platforms.

Since this will be a free-to-play game, expect Project Aurora to be filled with some heavy …

Google to use Project Loon balloons to restore some cell service to Puerto Rico

Thanks to Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s cellular infrastructure has been badly damaged. The FCC said yesterday that 83% of cell sites on the island are down, forcing carriers in the U.S. territory to employ backup methods in an effort to get their networks running. Late yesterday, Google parent Alphabet received permission from the FCC to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico with emergency cellular coverage.

Back in June 2013, Google launched Project Loon by sending balloons into the skies above New Zealand. The balloons were equipped with technology that would allow them to provide cellular …

Android One Moto X4 launches on Project Fi, will be updated to Android P

Google today announced that it’s bringing Android One to the
US
– just as recently rumored. The very first Android One smartphone to be
released stateside is made by Motorola, and it’s none other than the Moto X4 (first
revealed at the end of August). The handset will be available on Project Fi, Google’s own
wireless service that relies on both Wi-Fi and LTE (thanks to partnerships with
T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular).

 

The “Android One Moto X4”, as Google is calling
it, is different from the handset that Motorola will be selling only when it
comes to software, as it’s got Android …

Facebook is secretly reviving Google's modular Project Ara

Many of our readers will probably remember Project Ara, Google’s futuristic modular smartphone research project which got cut off from the branch before it could produce a single public prototype. And safe for Motorola’s Moto mods, which sort of continues the idea to this day, Ara was the only major implementation of smartphone modularity, so its untimely death was taken as a sign the idea itself is doomed.

But while Google isn’t interested in further continuing its development, Facebook seems to have quietly taken the reins of Ara instead. According …