A ping pong robot at CES 2019 made me wonder: Could I go pro?

  I finally realized I could’ve been a professional ping pong player. But tragically, it’s too late for me now.   I have good reason to believe in my ping pong skills, thanks to Forpheus, a robot I met this week at CES in Las Vegas. Made by Omron, Forpheus first appeared at CES last year to …


4 things the Note 9 doesn’t have that Samsung may be saving for its Galaxy S10

With incremental updates such as a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen stylus, a higher-capacity battery and a slightly bigger display, Samsung’s new Note 9 phone doesn’t exactly deliver any new earth-shattering technology. In her review of the Note 9, CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt said that the phone ‘offers few real innovations over last year’s Note 8.’ Samsung could …


Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Max vs. Note 9 vs. LG V40: Specs showdown

For lovers of large-screen phones, the game is on. Google lifted the lid off the new 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL on Tuesday, tossing the 3 XL into the mix of supersize phones ripe for holiday competition. The talent here runs deep, with the Pixel XL boasting camera prowess and raw internal power to …


Samsung’s foldable phone is real and opens into a tablet

    Samsung on Wednesday gave the first glimpse of its upcoming foldable phone, saying it’ll be mass produced ‘in the coming months.’   Justin Denison, Samsung senior vice president of mobile marketing, showed off the phone, which is a tablet when it’s fully opened and then a phone when it’s closed. It uses a …


Razer Phone 2 is likely coming Oct. 10, and it looks familiar

The Razer Phone 2 is coming soon, and it looks a lot like its predecessor. The second version of the gaming-oriented Razer Phone could be announced or released Oct. 10, according to Android Headlines. That’s a little less than a year since the original came out, on Nov. 1.  The first Razer Phone offered a 120Hz screen, …


Essential developing phone that’ll use AI to send texts and emails for you, says report

  Essential may be working on a phone that’s unlike any other on the market.   The company is reportedly working on a phone that uses AI to mimic the user and automatically respond to messages for them, according to Bloomberg.   This device would be different than your standard smartphone. It reportedly has a …


Samsung leak suggests an affordable triple-camera phone may be in your future

  It seems like the Galaxy S10 Plus might not be Samsung’s first triple-camera phone.   Purported leaked press images of the Samsung Galaxy A7 for 2018 have been shared by Dutch blog GalaxyClub, and one of the first things you may notice is its three rear-camera setup.   Phones with triple cameras are still …


Sprint’s dramatically cheap unlimited deal is back, but it’s $25 now

  Sprint’s insanely low offer for wireless service is back, if a little bit more sane.   The nation’s smallest national wireless provider will bring back its Unlimited Kickstart plan for a limited time. The original sale, which launched in early June, offered a basic unlimited data plan for $15 a month. It’s back this …


Samsung, Verizon and AT&T hint that 5G phones and service will cost you

If you plan to be one of the first to own a 5G phone, maybe you’d better start saving up. Samsung, Verizon and AT&T can’t stop talking about 5G’s blazing speeds and instant connection, or how you’ll be able to download the sixth season of House of Cards on Netflix in minutes. But try asking …

Tucking into the fruits of my labour.

Whip up the perfect steamed salmon in your dishwasher tonight

Put away your pots and switch off your ovens. While you’re at it, just dump your barbecue on the kerb ‘cause it’s council pick-up this week and you wont be needing it anymore. ‘Dishwasher cuisine’ is here, it is not a joke, and we are all being encouraged to try it out. I realise this …