Mobile Electronics

The 10 best Android Wear watch faces
March 9, 2016 at 9:10 am

One of the best features of Android Wear is the ability to quickly switch the style of your smartwatch by changing faces with a few swishes of the finger. If you're using an Android Wear smartwatch with iOS, you only have access to a select few through the Android Wear app. Unfortunately, that means that…

A one-man protest at Mobile World Congress
February 23, 2016 at 10:11 am

Conferences like Mobile World Congress are typically exciting times. Details of glitzy product launches and demos fill websites and newspapers with promises of a better tomorrow. While the world watches Barcelona, though, groups are taking the opportunity to highlight other causes. Public transport workers, for example, are striking this week in the city, causing widespread…

Why Are Digital Assistants Like Siri Given Female Voices?
February 22, 2016 at 9:34 am

An interesting question came up Saturday at the MIT Tech Conference on artificial intelligence: "Why are most 'serving' machines given female voices?" The query, which was asked anonymously via the app Pigeonhole, came up during a discussion on "Life in 2025." That panel featured an all-male lineup with representatives from Microsoft, Samsung, Carnegie Mellon University…

Three is about to introduce mobile ad blocking
February 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Three has announced it will be the first major European network to bring in ad blocking on a network level. The network has made a deal with an Israeli company called Shine that will bring mobile ad-blocking tech to the UK and Italy soon. It will then roll out to other countries "rapidly". Three UK's…