The Palm phone is still kind of ridiculous but if you were curious about having a tiny phone, doing so just got a bit cheaper: US Mobile recently announced that it will let owners of the unlocked Palm phone use it on their network for as little as $5 a month.
That comes with a catch, of course: $5 only buys a limited amount of calls, text and data so you'd better stick to using the Palm only as a secondary "sometimes" phone. It also will have its own number: linking it to a the same number as your primary phone is still a Verizon exclusive feature. Oh, and that price only counts if you sign up for a full year otherwise it's $7.50 a month.
Still, if you were looking for a slightly cheaper way to use this weird, unique phone, now you have it.
If someone offered you a pair of bionic pants would you wear them? Thanks to researchers at the Wyss Institute, you might be able to someday. The group has been working on creating a soft clothing-like "exosuit" that can help augment soldiers, the elderly or patients in rehabilitation with movement.
The soft part is key here because these exosuits don't contain any hard structures, they are far more flexible than most exoskeleton technology. The idea is that these smaller, more comfortable suits can exert small amounts of assistance to help assist in walking, running or lifting though the wearer is still using their own muscles for the brunt of the work.
So far, tests have shown that the suit can help increase endurance allowing users to use less energy while walking or running without the suit. Creators hope that the technology will help in rehabilitation of patients suffering from stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, as well as serve as assistance for soldiers and first responders.
Can't wait to unwrap the Galaxy Note 10 Plus? Yeah, neither could we. Let's take this thing out of the box.
The Note 10 Plus is more sophisticated and arguably more beautiful than the Galaxy Note 9. Not only because of its rainbow color, but its cameras are better situated. The Note 10 is also easy to hold despite its larger screen.
One of the challenges of the Note 10 is getting used to the power/lock button which is now on the left side something that can learned but still a bit difficult for all my right-handed people out there.
When it comes to packaging, Samsung hasn’t disappointed. The Note 10 comes equipped with a SIM card ejector tool, a USB-C cable, AKG headphones with ear tips, a rounder charger, and a tool to change the tip of your S pen. Source: @cnet
Trying to get your hands on the new Nintendo Switch that has longer battery life? Make sure you buy the right model.
When Nintendo quietly updated the Switch's hardware with a revision that gave the hybrid portable console nearly twice as much battery life, it didn't do much to distinguish between the new and old models. Unlike the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite, there's no new naming convention, no design changes and no new colors. There is, however, a new box.
Fans looking for the latest model will want to look for consoles shipping in a red box. After that, take a look at the back and make sure it has these details:
Model number: HAC-001(-01).
Product serial number: Begins with XKW.
Product description: Battery life approximately 4.5 to 9 hours. Source: @cnet
Say hello to Astro, Florida Atlantic University’s four-legged robodog.
Astro isn’t your average friendly neighborhood dog, he can respond to voice commands and sit and thanks to his 3D-printed head, he actually looks like a Doberman pinscher.
It's not an empty 3D-printed noggin, either Astro’s computerized brain is packed with deep learning technology that can help him sniff out explosives, act as a service dog or assist first responders. In the future, the research team at FAU wants to teach Astro how to respond to hand signals, colors and even understand multiple languages (show off). But don’t expect to cuddle with Astro at the end of a long day. He weighs 100 pounds and isn’t furry. Creepy or cool?
It's getting hard to keep track of how many Samsung Galaxy phones there are. On Wednesday, Samsung unveiled its three new models of the Note: the Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and the Note 10 Plus 5G. There are also multiple versions of the Galaxy S10, the incoming Galaxy Fold, and yet other spin-off phones like the Galaxy A50. So how do you tell them all apart? We’ve got the spec deets
Let’s start with the Galaxy A50, this frugal but mighty phone features a 6.4 inch display, an in-screen fingerprint reader and even a headphone jack. And if that’s not enough for you, this phone has not 1, not 2, but 3 cameras for your selfie needs.
Looking for something closer to a flagship? You can't go wrong with the Galaxy S10. This phone is definitely smaller but if you’re yearning for the days of being able to actually hold your phone in your hand, this one’s for you. It has a super-fast Snapdragon 855 chipset and a long-lasting battery life. This little device can also wirelessly charge other phones and accessories like a smartwatch or those wireless earbuds you’ve got.
Now, let’s get into the ultra luxe Galaxy Note 10. This sleek device has a 6.3-inch display, THREE rear cameras and a signature S Pen stylus that works as your personal photographer. The S Pen can remotely control the phones’s camera. Phew, technology.
If you want headphones that allow you to hear the world around you as well as some music or a podcast, the Aftershokz Aeropex are worth considering if you can put up with a few snags. They are bone conduction headphones, which means you don’t put them in your ears. Listening to music with the Aeropex generally sounds hollow and flat compared to traditional earbuds. The vibrations are a little noticeable, but they become less so as time passes. While the design of the Aeropex can help you remain present, it can also be a bit distracting in noisier situations where you may just want to focus on the music.