Author Archives: Hannah Brimer

Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 Takes on MacBook Air, and Mostly Delivers

When it comes to laptop-buying advice, Apple’s MacBook Air is a pretty easy recommendation. It’s lightweight, fast and has solid battery life. But it’s not without faults, and not everyone wants an Apple computer. Over the past year, Windows PC makers have been working to bring similar design and performance to ...

Always-on voice controlled smartphones to appear in2014

Citing multiple sources, GottaBeMobile reportsthat LG has plans to release a smartphone with always-on voice activation as soon as next year. Reportedly, smartphones armed with the technology will respond only to the owner's voice and may require just a simple "hello" to begin processing voice input. Buttonless (and touchless) voice activation ...

Netflix confirms an outage is affecting service in ‘several regions’ [Update: Now working fine]

Netflix is down! Save us! Those are likely some of the cries of frustration being uttered by many loyal users of the video streaming site, which has acknowledged an outage has taken the service offline for viewers in “several regions”. Update: And we’re back up and running again — officially: Thanks again ...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package

After Samsung's latest product push in London, we have nothing short of a Galaxy S 4 franchise on our hands. While the company unveiled its expected Mini version along with a photography-focused variant, it also took a step in the rugged-device direction by announcing the Galaxy S4 Active. With IP67 ...