Former Design Ethicist at Google and founder of the non-profit Time Well Spent Tristan Harris has been making the rounds lately, talking about how technology is engineered to be addictive and hijack our attention. He’s pretty persuasive, comparing the lure of your phone to the that of a slot machine.
While the world catches up with VR, imperfect but affordable options for entry like Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR will get the job done. But augmented/mixed reality is also proving itself to be a ripe new field and for anyone looking to dip their toes in the water of this brave new world, the Holokit has come…
You’ve landed somewhere brand new, and you’re ready to explore the new city, but you have absolutely no idea where to start. This is where your trusty smartphone comes in. There are loads of cool traveling apps you can use to help you find awesome spots around town. Here are 9 of our favorite apps for discovering new…
A research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.
Brian May is many things: Lead guitarist of Queen, lover of badgers, and astrophysicist. Now, add VR guru to the list—because he’s just announced his very own version of Google Cardboard.
Your smartphone already wears a number of hats: camera, MP3 player, and it can even make and receive calls—but with the right set of apps, you can do much more with your handset. Here are 8 scientific instruments your phone is capable of transforming into.
When LG announced its new flagship smartphone, the G5, at Mobile World Congress yesterday, it did something radically different. At the base of the phone, LG built a small slot that might just change everything.
This art installation, known as Dazzle room, was created by Japanese artist Shigeki Matsuyama after he learned about a kind of camouflage used during the First World War.
Find any problem with an Apple device, and sure as carrion crows will rip the still-beating heart from a carcass, class action lawyers will assemble. So it goes with Error 53, the latest (non) issue to befall Cupertino.
Samsung has announced the latest in its A series of phones: the Galaxy A8. It isn’t the most powerful phone, but its all-metal body makes it Samsung’s thinnest ever—but sadly, you might not be able to buy one.
The Galaxy S6 Active takes Samsung’s flagship smartphone and adds waterproofing, protection against drops, a larger battery and unique physical buttons. As the name suggests, it targets active people. Well, I’m active—can it stand up to my abuse?
The latest incremental update for Android’s Camera app, version 2.5 is out, and according to Android Police, the most exciting stuff — a burst-fire mode that automatically finds the best image — is hidden under the hood.
A woman in Florida escaped from being held hostage on Monday thanks to Pizza Hut’s smartphone app, and employees who recognized her order.
I’m actually pretty excited about the newly redesigned Smart ForTwo. It’s based on the new Renault Twingo, and that platform is about as close to my ideal modern Beetle as anyone is likely to make any time soon. But what I want to point out is a detail, albeit a big one — the Smart’s phone dock system looks really…
Another day, another mention of how staring at your smartphone is slowly withering you into an unrecognizable pile of sallow, sagging flesh. But I can assure you that "tech neck" is not the only smartphone-induced culprit of rapid aging. It's not just the phone that's going to send you to an early grave, but what's in…
With the Xperia Z4 smartphone nowhere to be seen at MWC 2015 (even if its tablet cousin is knocking about) it falls to Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua to carry Sony's phone concerns at the show. A mid-ranger, it's got a few solid features worthy of your attention.
We already had a pretty good idea what HTC's next flagship smartphone is going to look like (Spoiler alert: a lot like it's last flagship). But now, demo videos have leaked, on top of everything else. You can bet this is the real thing.