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Ikea smart bulbs to get Google Assistant, Alexa, and HomeKit integration

By DailyNews | OnWednesday, May 24th, 2017 - No Comments »
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Ikea’s line of Trådfri smart LED light bulbs for the home are already compatible with an Android app for controlling them wirelessly. Now Ikea has announced that the lineup will soon be getting support for all of our favorite virtual assistants. Coming late this summer, the bulbs will support Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit. This means you’ll be able to use your phone handsfree and even your Google Home to control your lights. They support dimming as well, and have. 

Xfinity Mobile is now available starting at $45 per month

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »
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Back in April of this year, Comcast officially announced its own wireless service called Xfinity Mobile, with plans to launch it before the summer kicked off. And sure enough, Xfinity Mobile is now live and available to purchase for those interested. As previously reported, Xfinity Mobile has two different plan options. The first is priced at $12 per gigabyte and also includes unlimited voice and text. The other rate plan is an unlimited data, talk, and text option. It is priced at $45 per month. 

Samsung’s iris scanner can be defeated with a photo and a contact lens

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »
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Any security system can be bypassed with enough effort. Fingerprint sensors aren’t perfectly safe if someone has access to your fingerprint or even a high-res photo of your finger. And now Samsung’s iris scanner has been defeated with a photo and a contact lens. The iris scanner is a big feature on the Samsung Galaxy S8, using infrared to scan your eye. It can be defeated by taking a photo of the eye at a distance in night mode on a point and shoot (night mode shoots in infrared) and. 

OnePlus teases potential colors for the upcoming OnePlus 5

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »

OnePlus recently put out a cryptic tweet asking what color your next phone should be. “Should” was spelled with a 5, pointing to the upcoming OnePlus 5. Three of the colors are regular colors, black and gold being a staple of most smartphones these days. Red is a bit more interesting, but still normal. Color number two, however, is an interesting fade between teal and pink. Either that or it’s a pearlescent, color shifting color. What 5hould the color of your next phone be? —. 

Google Jamboard now available to reinvent collaboration

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »
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Google has announced the availability of Jamboard, the company’s high-tech digital whiteboard. First announced in Fall 2016, Jamboard is focused on improving collaboration and creativity, particularly in the business arena. Google readied the device for its final launch by partnering with early adopters including Dow Jones, Whirlpool, and Pinterest. The companies provided feedback on improvements to be made, while also praising Jamboard for its workplace benefits. Jamboard breaks down barriers. 

LeEco is cutting 70 percent of its U.S. workforce

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »

LeEco has had its eyes set on the U.S. consumer for quite some time, and the Chinese company officially entered the market in October of last year with the Le Pro and Le S3 smartphones. Since then, it’s been a relatively quiet approach for the company that has wanted to make waves as big as Apple and Samsung for the “fickle U.S. consumer.” April was a busy month for LeEco, with reports that it was “in trouble” in the United States and the company not handing out year-end. 

Android Pay is now available in Russia

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »
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The last new market to get access to Android Pay, Google’s mobile payment option, was New Zealand back in November of last year. Now Android Pay continues its expansion. Google announced today that Android Pay is now officially available in Russia. The company confirmed that 15 banks will support Android Pay in Russia at launch and that thousands of retailers, including KFC, McDonald’s, and Burger King, will offer mobile payment support at checkout. The banks that support the option. 

Instagram rolling out Hashtag and Location Stories

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »
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Stories are an important part of Instagram‘s experience, with semi-regular updates that bring in new features. Now there’s even more to experience. Instagram today announced that there are two new Explore categories within the Stories feature: hashtag and location. These two new features will let Instagram users search for what they want to see based on a hashtag, or if they want to check out pictures from a certain spot on the globe, they can just type in a location and go from there.. 

Mophie launches Juice Pack battery case for Google Pixel XL

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - No Comments »
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The Google Pixel XL offers fast charging, but if you’d like to have your phone last longer without having to plug in, you may want to give Mophie’s new product a try. Mophie today launched a new Juice Pack battery case for the Google Pixel XL. In exchange for $99.95, you can get a case that also includes a 2950mAh battery, which Mophie touts will extend your Pixel XL’s talk time to more than 50 hours. In addition to a battery, Mophie’s case offers support for Qi and “other popular wireless. 

Moto Z2 Play leaked again as Lenovo hints at 3000mAh battery

By DailyNews | OnMonday, May 22nd, 2017 - No Comments »
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May has been a busy month for the still unannounced Moto Z2 Play, with the device having its specifications leaked and even getting a peek at what the handset will look like compared to its brethren. Now the rumor mill is back at it again, dropping a few more tidbits regarding Lenovo‘s next Z smartphone. It starts with the official Lenovo Twitter account, which was more than happy to confirm to an inquiring mind that the battery in the unofficial Moto Z2 Play will measure in at 3000mAh. Unfortunately,.