Google Photos Will Now Create Animations From Videos, Fix Your Sideways Pictures

Four new features are available in Google Photos starting today, according to Google’s latest announcement. As the Photos team details, there are three new ways to see past experiences and memories, as well as a new way to fix all of those sideways photos in your albums.

Inside, users will now begin to see more throwback memories of people you have recently taken photos with. To give an example, if you and your partner have been together for years, Google’s machines will recognize this, then pull together an assortment of photos that feature the same people. Let’s just hope Google realizes she or he is possibly an ex and doesn’t make you too depressed.  (more…)

Honor 8 Review

The Honor 8 is another device we wouldn’t typically review, but seeing as how options may seem limited given the circumstance surrounding the Galaxy Note 7, we wanted to spend time checking it out. Additionally, this tier of “mid-range” devices have become quite the little competitors, complete with what we would label as top-tier specs and features for a relatively inexpensive price.

While the 5.2″ FHD display and octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM certainly get the job done in terms of overall performance, the Honor 8 does have its shortcomings. It took me a solid week to really master all of the device’s software tweaks on EMUI, which is a skin I might rank as one of the lowest in terms of ease-of-use and appeal. However, a few of the features might make up for EMUI’s look, so I can’t sit here and stress over it too much.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge May Soon Come in Blue Coral

Provided that you can no longer purchase a Galaxy Note 7, we recommended that you check out the Galaxy S7 Edge earlier this week. I know what you’re thinking, though, “Tim, there’s no Blue Coral option for the S7 Edge!” Well, that could be changing if the latest leak pans out to be accurate.

Blue Coral was a color introduced first on the Galaxy Note 7, and to my surprise, it seemed to resonate with quite a few people. It was a bright and shiny blue, along with rose gold accents on the siding. To put it gently, Blue Coral was an acquired taste.  (more…)

Project Fi Intros ‘Group Plan,’ Up to Six People on One Plan

Project Fi now offers a family plan, called Group Plan. With it, up to six people can all be under the same plan, only paying for the data they use. To break it down, access to the plan is $15 a month for new lines (still $20 for the initial line), which comes with unlimited talk and text. Like a standard single plan, each 1GB of data is priced at $10. However, if you don’t use all of your data in a month, the money you paid for that data is credited back to your account.  (more…)

Humble Bundle 21 Offers Goat Simulator, Door Kickers and More in the Name of Charity

It’s been quite some time since we last wrote up a Humble Bundle, but #21 was recently made available, this time helping out the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity.

If you aren’t familiar with Humble Bundle, it’s very simply to understand. To start, there is a group of games you receive for any amount donated over $1. However, if you pay a certain price, this time being $5, you unlock another tier of games for your purchase. If you go over another amount, being $6, you get another group of games. Currently, if you pay $6 or more, you get seven games, plus more to come.  (more…)