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This editorial discusses some of the technological aspects of internet/smartphone addiction. It’s important to reiterate that no one on the Pocketnow staff is a trained medical professional. In discussing this topic with our audience in an entertaining way, if you feel you might have a problem with addictive behavior, please seek help from a qualified doctor or counselor.
Last week, our intrepid reporter Juan Carlos Bagnell, took the initiative to track down one of the leading experts in addiction. [...]
You might be a fan of the little guy in technology. Maybe you’re simply looking for an alternative to the giants in the industry. Either way, it has been a rough couple of months. Three pretty popular companies have gone the way of the dodo since December. Pebble was the first to fall to FitBit. Not to be outdone by its competitor, Vector got itself gobbled up by what has become the Sarlac Pit of technology – or would it be a Rancor? Finally not too long ago, Nextbit – those of the plucky Robin were purchased by gaming giant, Razor. Which leaves us all asking, what’s a startup to [...]
Let’s take a moment and step into the future, shall we? When you think about what the future might hold for mobile technology, there are a couple of things that emerge as “futuristic”. I want to address one of those things here, as we decide now whether we’ll be better off with transparent tech in the future. Seems like every time we watch a movie that has anything to do with the future, we’re always seeing these crystal-clear phones and tablets that are basically sheets of glass, or plastic that display information on them. It’s probably the next step after we finally get that [...]
If you listen to some tech leaders, like Mark Zuckerberg for example, you might also subscribe to the theory that VR and AR will be the next big platforms in computing. It is a logical step considering people are continually craving more immersive experiences in technology. We’ve seen this a return of 3D technology in devices like our TVs and also in movies. So we could be on the horizon of a new age where data becomes something we can work on with our own two hands instead of a mouse and keyboard. Which is a fascinating place to be, if I do say so myself. But that begs the question, [...]
We got some interesting news last week from Google. Sources indicate that the Android One program might be hitting US shores. ORLY? Very interesting. For those of you who don’t remember, Android One wasn’t a device, or series of devices. Rather it is basically an instruction manual on what components could be used to deliver a quality, inexpensive, “pure” Android experience. Putting those three words together is bound to set the salivary glands into overdrive. This is an Android geek’s dream.YUSSSSS!
And it’s one we thought died with the Pixel. The Pixel phone, called by some [...]
A funny thing happened the other day. I was sitting at my computer – a Dell XPS 13 – working my day job, which is for an iOS app developer. I carry an Android phone and I was sitting in the room where I keep my Echo Dot. I was sitting in a room with four digit assistants within earshot – Cortana, Siri, Google, and Amazon. So I decided to conduct a little experiment – and assistant showdown , if you will – as illustrated in these tweets.
Who won the Stanley Cup in 2016? Siri: The Penguins, beating the Sharks, this was the score of the last [...]
It has been 10 years since Steve Jobs stepped to the stage and changed the world. Is that hyperbole? Sure, but this is an Apple article after all. Just drinking the trillion dollar Kool-Aid. Anyway, like Apple or not, the iPhone changed the conversation in mobile technology for the next decade. At the time the iPhone was a killer device in a field where Blackberry, Palm, Microsoft, and Nokia were the big fish in the pond. And where are they now? So, you can be an Apple hater, but even the staunchest hater has to admit what the iPhone did to the industry.
So here we are, ten [...]