With phones getting as expensive as they are, you'd have to be nuts not to get a case to protect your investment. A base model Pixel 2 is nearly $700 out the door, with the 128GB Pixel 2 XL going into four-figure territory. But even after you've made the decision to spend a few bucks on a case, you might be wondering which one in particular you should buy. This roundup will feature a wide variety of cases from several different manufacturers. We'll dive into the pros and cons of each case, then award it a letter grade for easier perusal. Also included will be reviews of whatever screen protectors we come across, as those are sure to be pertinent to the kind of person who's reading this in the first place. We plan to continuously update this post with new reviews as more cases come in. If there's a particular case you'd like to see reviewed, let us know in the comments section and we'll do our best to get one in for review. These are alphabetically listed for easier perusal; the order … [Read more...] about Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL case & screen protector reviews: Protection for every scenario [Updated continuously]
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Cricut Explore One of the limitations of 3D printing is the materials. Consumer 3D printers usually stick to ABS plastic and while you can print anything from metal to ceramics, those machines are expensive. If you want to work with less specialised materials like leather, felt, fabric, board and vinyl, the £249.99 (inc. VAT) Cricut Explore can precision-cut shapes that you can assemble into objects. Basically this is a CNC cutter disguised as a craft system. Early models could only cut, score or draw shapes from custom (and pricey) cartridges, but the Explore connects to your computer over USB and you control it from the Cricut Design Space, a Flash-based website with both preset projects and design tools to create your own projects. Cricut's crafting heritage shows in the many designs for customising clothes, bags and napkins, and for cutting fancy birthday cards and leather jewellery. Some of the more technical projects are supplied by Autodesk (and there's an iPad app on … [Read more...] about 3D printing: Alternatives and accessories
Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed with old classics or retro-inspired games. There is also the NES Classic Mini, reviewed here and its recently released successor, the SNES Classic Mini. Both are Nintendo's own stab at recapturing some of the company's former glories through rereleased 80s games. There's only one snag: the former is completely sold out and unless you pre-ordered the latter, you might have a bit of a wait for new stock. Never fear though, there is an alternative. You can make your own retro games console. We did exactly that, using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and a free download of Retropie. And because the free software sets up the final build with emulation for a vast number of computers and consoles, it can be … [Read more...] about Can’t buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50
posted on 01 Feb 2017, 09:39 10 1. Xperia14 (Posts: 993; Member since: 01 Sep 2015) I still prefer 16:9, because I need a wider screen most of the times instead of a longer one. For instance when I'm using it ro read something on the internet, most of the time the limitation is the width, and not the height. posted on 01 Feb 2017, 10:23 14 3. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered) Then again, during scrolling and reading long articles, longer screen is more useful. posted on 01 Feb 2017, 11:32 15 12. sgodsell (Posts: 5730; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) This article went on and on, and left out one major point why the display is 2880x1440. VR is why this display is like this, especially since it will be Daydream VR compatible. Not to mention when the screen is split in two for VR, this means that each eye will get a resolution of 1440x1440. To put things into perspective the iPhone 7 display in regular mode is 1336x750 for it's entire display. So that means this … [Read more...] about Comments for : So, what is this 2:1 Univisium display ratio on the LG G6 and likely the S8?
GDPR: What's new GDPR - latest statistics - Less than two thirds (59 per cent) of UK businesses are aware of the implications GDPR will have on their organisation. Roughly three quarters (73 per cent) felt prepared to meet the obligations when it comes to documents and print management (Kyocera, 29/06) - Just six per cent of UK businesses have prioritised GDPR, compared to 30 per cent in France and 25 per cent in Benelux (Sophos, 15/06) - 20 per cent of EU businesses admit they haven't started preparing for GDPR yet. More than half (52 per cent) of EU businesses don’t know what the impact of GDPR on their organisation will be (IDC, 10/05) 06/02 - NEWS - Companies still ill-prepared for GDPR - Time is running out and many companies are idly standing by, IDM report claims...FEATURE - Matos Kapetanakis/Yeep - GDPR - changing the rules of identity and access management - Controlling who has access to employee and user data is key to complying with the upcoming … [Read more...] about What is GDPR? Everything you need to know
The Jetsons gave us a taste of flying cars with bubble-like glass roofs in 1962, but the car’s basic conventions haven’t changed much since then. Modern cars may have touchscreens, GPS, and collision avoidance now, but the average commuter still travels on a road paved with asphalt, still regularly fills a fuel tank with regular unleaded, still controls a car’s trajectory using a steering wheel, still brakes by pushing down on a pedal. Yet the auto industry has changed drastically, even over the past decade. Some say it merely went through a recession, but it was much more profound than that — it was a complete transformation. Companies no one could imagine failing ended up in the history book, while players no one saw coming like Tesla are now considered disruptors. And the technology packed into the average new car has grown exponentially – there are more lines of code in a modern car than in a jet airplane. Why? For one thing, tech makes our lives … [Read more...] about DT10: Cars. For tomorrow’s cars, going driverless is just the beginning
December 19, 2017 - Written By Alexander Maxham Bluboo has created one of its best-looking smartphones and gave it a huge battery, all for under $150 USD. The Bluboo S8 Plus does share a name with another popular smartphone, and it does also share some design cues from that device, but it’s not quite the same. The Bluboo S8 Plus sports an 18:9 display, with some pretty small bezels and a truly gigantic battery, but is that enough to make it your next smartphone? Win A Huawei Mate 10 Pro With Huawei & AndroidHeadlines – International Giveaway - Enter Today for Your Chance to Win this Great Phone! Specs The Bluboo S8 Plus has a 6-inch 1440 x 720 display, which gives it an “HD+” resolution. This is an IPS panel made by Sharp as well. Inside, there is a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor inside (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.0GHz). That is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, there … [Read more...] about Bluboo S8 Plus Review: Fast Fingerprint Reader & Android Nougat At A Great Price
Putting together a project plan can sometimes seem more daunting than completing the project itself. When you need to track each step of a project, along with your costs, staff, and other factors, you probably need a project management application.Free Downloads to Boost Your Productivity Slideshow: 9 Management Apps ThatWon't Bust Your Budget Project management applications are usually centered around Gantt charts, where each step in a project is represented as a bar in the chart. These visuals are linked to lists of the resources tied to each task (such as the person, team, company or another entity responsible for doing any given job). Everything is synchronized to a calendar, which updates you on the progress that your project should have achieved at any given time during its life cycle.It's a simple idea, actually. Yet project planning can be intimidating, especially if you're unfamiliar with the methodologies behind it. As a result, learning to use project management … [Read more...] about 5 Free Apps That Make Project Management Easier
Monday, Microsoft unwrapped the next edition of its Office money maker at a press event and simultaneously launched a public preview for users to try out now. Slideshow: 10 New Features of Microsoft Office 2013CEO Steve Ballmer touted the new software as "the most ambitious release of Office that we've ever done," then ceded the stage to others who demonstrated some of the suite's features and functionality. And while there were questions left on the table -- when will it be released and how much will it cost being most prominent -- it's clear this isn't your dad's Office: For one thing, Microsoft's breaking with a 21-year tradition in how it will sell its next productivity collection.Let's cut to the chase, though: What you want is to do is try it out, right?How do you get the Customer Preview? What do you need to run it? What's the most important news?We have answers to the out-of-the-gate questions.What's Microsoft calling the new suite? Good question. The answer: Pick a … [Read more...] about FAQ: Microsoft Previews Office 2013, Suite Sub Plans
If you have never used Flash before, don't be intimidated. Building a custom FLV player is largely a matter of dragging and dropping Flash's Component objects into a document and scripting only a line or two of very simple ActionScript code. In fact, don't be surprised if you find yourself jumping head first into ActionScript authoring after you see how easy it is.If you don't own a copy of Flash CS3, you can download a fully functioning 30-day trial. Also, you'll be using a royalty-free FLV file to complete the exercise.Let's start by opening Flash CS3 and creating a new file. From the File menu, select the New... option. In the dialog box that appears, select the Type: Flash File ActionScript 3.0. This is important; Flash's video components are more limited if your Flash File is an ActionScript 2.0 type. This blog post is also available as a TechRepublic download. Your layout should look like Figure A.Figure AThe default layout of the Flash CS3 workspaceAt the top of the … [Read more...] about How Do I… Create a custom Web user interface for my Flash video?