Rubén Castilla

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Facebook has hit a wall

People are not using Facebook the way they once did.<p>The tech giant's audience reach went down in recent months, according to a new report published by Brian Wieser, a senior analyst at Pivotal Research. Core Facebook consumption failed to grow year-over-year for a second consecutive month in …

Here's why you'll want to squeeze the Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2 is coming later this year -- and we're hearing it may have a "squeezable" frame.<p>What the heck does that mean?<p>It's like a phone you can squeeze<p>With a squeezable frame, you can literally grip the sides of your phone tightly to activate a shortcut to a certain feature or to launch a …

Android News

The decentralization of startup building

Building and investing in startups is rapidly proliferating to the many, instead of remaining the preserve of the few.<p><b>The old paradigm of physical centralization</b><p>Silicon Valley is the innovation bellwether of our time. The concentration of talent and capital — as well as a culture typified by speed …

Mendr is the Uber of Photoshopping

Meet Mendr, the Uber of the Photoshop and image processing world. Nowadays, almost everything is moving online. Hailing a cab is now done on your …

Photo Manipulation

Squeezing More Battery Juice Out of a Smartphone

<b>Q.</b> <i>My smartphone isn’t that new, but it isn’t that old either, and the battery has suddenly started to burn through a full charge much faster than it did a week ago. Can age catch up with it that suddenly or might there be something else going on with the phone that’s causing it to drain the battery</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, has been blocked by the Turkish government.<p>News of the blockage was first reported by the website Turkey Blocks, at around 1AM Eastern this morning.<p>The website, which was set up to monitor what online properties are blocked by the Turkish …

Sony surpasses expectations, selling 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets in first four months

Turns out there might actually be money in VR hardware.<p>Since going on sale just four months ago, Sony details to the NYT that the company has sold 915 thousand of its virtual reality headset, the PS VR. The article also details that Sony had originally set internal goals to sell one million …

Samsung's new tablets are out to destroy the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4

With no Galaxy S8 announcement at Mobile World Congress this year, Samsung turned to its Android and Windows 10 tablets to fill the void.<p>The Korean …

Engineers built a folding shield that can stop a bullet

Chances are you’ve never folded an origami swan with thoughts that it could save your life. Engineers at Brigham Young University did — well, kind of. It’s not a swan, but the inspiration is hard to miss.<p>BYU’s origami shield tips the scales at only 55 pounds. Ultra portable, the suitcase-sized …

YouTube ending 30-second unskippable ads, but it’s not all good news …

Google explained that its aim is to provide a better advertising experience for online users. “As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work well for both users and advertisers.”<p>While it’ll be great to lose the most …

Microsoft’s Cortana can now create reminders from your emails

In the battle of the virtual assistants, Microsoft’s Cortana just scored. The company today is rolling out new functionality that will allow the assistant to remind you about things you haven’t explicitly told her to track. Specifically, Cortana will now be able to help you remember items you’ve …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai fears impact of Trump immigration order, recalls staff

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has outlined his disapproval of the impact arising from Trump’s dangerous, inhumane and short-sighted sweeping immigration order, which imposes for at least 90 days a block on entry to the U.S. for citizens (including valid visa holders) from seven countries, blocks …

Voice-controlled photo editing: coming soon to Photoshop?

Adobe Research is experimenting with a voice-controlled photo editing virtual assistant. A demo video uploaded to Adobe's YouTube account shows how …

Twitter is showing some users tweets from people they don't follow (Updated)

<i>UPDATE: Jan. 11, 2017, 3:34 p.m. EST</i> <i>According to the Twitter, a bug caused the</i> <i>"Liked by ___ and # others" label</i> <i>to not display along with the tweets.</i> …

Twitter

Download These Free Apps to Watch Free Streaming Movies on the Go

8 Free Apps for Watching Streaming Movies<p>Access Free Streaming Movies With These Apps<p>Updated May 02, 2018<p>This list of free movie apps will put …

Hands-on with 5 Android apps you should download in December 2016 [Video]

There are nearly 1.5 million applications currently on Google Play and with so many to choose from, finding interesting new experiences can be a hassle. As we have the last several months now, today we’ll be showing you another 5 Android apps that you should definitely give a shot…<p>Trusted …

Cyanogen pulls the plug on its services and OS next week (updated)

As most of us are paying attention to our long holiday weekend, Cyanogen Inc. has announced that "all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds" will be discontinued by December 31st. While its statement says that the open source CyanogenMod OS and source code will remain available, owners of …

Android News

Nokia Android Phone Releasing At MWC 2017: 6 Expected Features Of Company's Flagship Device

Nokia’s Android phones are among the most anticipated phones of 2017. The company’s ill-fated deal with Microsoft and its decision to stay with …

Entrepreneur shares how to make millions from mobile games

Douglas Hare, co-founder of Outplay Entertainment, bid farewell to a successful career in the US to launch a games studio that registered turnover of £6.3m in 2015.<p>Douglas Hare, co-founder of Outplay Entertainment, isn’t worried about seeing the “game over” screen any time soon. The games company, …

The newest billion-dollar startup is basically Uber for private jets

Want to hail a private jet? Yeah, it's not cheap, but it's possible and becoming much easier.<p>JetSmarter, a private jet marketplace, raised $105 …

Royal Family

BlackBerry Unveils BlackBerry Secure Designed For Enterprise Internet of Things

On Thursday, BlackBerry revealed its new mobile platform developed for the EoT objects security. Called BlackBerry Secure, the software is targeted …

Best affordable Android smartphones you can buy [December 2016]

There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’ve seen some great launches this summer and we’re only expecting more over the coming months, but for now, let’s go over the best affordable Android smartphones you …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

In its place is a phone that I thoroughly enjoyed using and which highlights the iPhone 7's lacking features.<p>Here's our list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p><i>Note: Prices may vary depending on the retailer.</i>

Uber swaps car icons for Star Wars ships with Rogue One promo

Uber and Disney are giving Star Wars fans a bit more incentive to hail a ride to the premiere of <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> with a new promotion that begins rolling out Sunday and should be available in the Uber app in hundreds of cities by Monday. The in-app features, which are available on an …

Google is testing new search suggestions in the Play Store

Google likes to continually tweak the interface and features of its tools and apps, especially the most widely-used ones. Today an Android Police …

Google

Tech's Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding in Your Living Room

Microsoft is joining Google and Amazon in the race for your home. This week, at an event in China, the venerable tech giant trumpeted the arrival of …

Artificial Intelligence

The horrible iPhone shutdown bug has me considering switching to Android for the first time

Over the past few weeks, a ton of iPhone users have reported that their phones shut off randomly with about 30% battery left.<p>I'm one of them.<p>In my case, my iPhone 6s will turn off with around 30-40% battery remaining, and will act like it's run out of battery. To fix the issue, I have to plug my …

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design.<p>But nowadays, the digital …

UX Design

BlackBerry rolls out another batch of Priv app updates

<b></b>Following up on the last batch of updates at the end of April, BlackBerry has once again pushed another batch of updates to the BlackBerry …

The BlackBerry Priv, six months later

BlackBerry CEO John Chen would never dare say it publicly, but launching an Android-based smartphone all but signaled the end for the company’s own …