The Vision Council has published a helpful 16-page guide to avoiding digital eye strain. The first step is to identify symptoms of digital eye strain: red or dry eyes, blurred vision, general fatigue, or headaches. Back and neck pain can also be caused by poor workspace ergonomics. … [Read more...] about Prevent Eyestrain from Your Computer and Smartphone Screens
It will probably be, at minimum, another couple years before we start seeing Apple developed modems show up in new iPhones, as following the resolution of the billion-dollar legal slapfight between Apple and Qualcomm earlier this year, Apple and Qualcomm also agreed to a six-year patent licensing deal (with an optional two-year extension) and a multi-year chipset supply deal. … [Read more...] about Intel’s Officially Out of the Smartphone Modem Following $1 Billion Deal with Apple
One of the most appealing aspects of this app is the speed with which you can dive in and get started. In just five minutes you can be bringing some peace and calm to your day, and as you progress through the app’s various exercises (a lot of which are free) the integrated self-assessment feature in the form of short surveys helps you work out if the app is actually effective. … [Read more...] about How to Use Your Smartphone to Chill Out
What's most frustrating is that the reasons for the gargantuanization aren't technological. That better camera, those better speakers, those faster guts all would have fit snugly in last year's design. The reasons Moto gave us for the switch were "market research"—hopefully not from the same source that gave us these ads—and the desire to fit two IR sensors on the front, so that you can wave at your phone to make it shut up. Given the choice between perfect phone and disposable gimmick, I choose perfection. Or would, anyway, if I could. … [Read more...] about I Don’t Want a Bigger Moto X. I Want a Better Moto X.
Instead, increasing the number of cameras is more like a different path to the same end goal, because you have to remember that at its core, Google has always been a software-driven company, while Samsung’s strength lies in hardware. And by combining photographic info from multiple lenses, a four-cam setup could be Samsung’s best response to the computational photography used in many of the Pixel 3's advanced camera features like Night Sight and Super Res Zoom. … [Read more...] about Hell Yeah, Bring on All the Cameras