Bixby: A New Way to Interact with Your Phone

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but as the capabilities of machines such as smartphones, PCs, home appliances and IoT devices become more diverse, the interfaces on these devices are becoming too complicated for users to take advantage of these many functions conveniently. User interface designers have to make trade-off decisions in order to cram many functions into a small screen or bury them deeper in layers of menu trees. Ultimately users are at the mercy of designers with an increasingly steep curve that makes learning about a…

What caused the Note 7 fires? We will find out this Sunday.

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will be holding a special event on Sunday the 22nd of January during which share the outcome of their investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. In 2016 the newly released Note 7 made headline news when the device began spontaneously combusting in large numbers all over the world. Samsung filed reports on each incident and took the appropriate measures to stop sales and eventually recalling all devices. The company has spent the months since investigating the cause of fires based around each incident. Inside that…

BenQ EW2775ZH Eye-care monitor Review

This Benq EW2775 is a very standard looking full HD monitor, not 4k, a standard 1920 x 1080, a refresh rate of 60hz and a response time of 12ms. However, to separate if from the rest there is Brightness Intelligence Technology. This technology brightens certain areas of the screen to reduce strain on the user’s eyes when the areas are darkened. In addition, there is Low Blue Light Plus. Some will have come to this review looking for this exclusively as it can be something of a Godsend. Working in the…

Samsung to drop Android for Tizen?

There has been talk of this for a long time, however it would seem Samsung is aiming to use its own ecosystem rather than Google’s. Android has been a staple of Samsung’s phone since they abandoned Windows Mobile with the Samsung Galaxy in 2009 and has seen nothing but success. However, Samsung have always taken Android and heavily renovated the operating system to encompass much more. Samsung are not simply huffing with Google or making a spur of the moment decision. Tizen has proved to be pretty popular, over 64 million devices…