Author: Colt Agar

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Will Be Announced February 25th

Every year Samsung holds their Unpacked event where they announce their newest flagship Galaxy smartphone. This year, their keynote is slated to take place on February 25th at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The company took to their Samsung Mobile Twitter account today to make the formal announcement as well as share a 16-second teaser video hinting at a camera “reimagined.” The rumor mill is suggesting that the S9's camera will offer a 12-megapixel rear camera with options to switch from f/1.5 or f/2.4 apertures which will affect aspects like low-light performance and the resulting depth of...

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Apple’s ‘HomePod’ Smart Speaker Will Release On February 9th

Apple made their HomePod announcement back in June at their WWDC keynote and the initial plan to release it for the holiday season failed as setbacks delayed production. However, it seems Apple has now worked out all the kinks and is ready to release the speaker to the masses on February 9th according to a detailed press release issued earlier today. Pricing comes in at $349 per unit with an option of either a white or space gray finish. While the price comes at a premium as opposed to Amazon's $149 Echo Plus, it's focus is more on the...

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DJI’s Unannounced ‘Mavic Air’ Leaks Online (Updated)

DJI has been dominating the consumer and professional quadcopter game over the past five years and tomorrow they are set to announce their newest model, the Mavic Air. Despite it not being release date just yet, DroneDJ has gotten ahold of some pre-released information and photos of the new drone.   Here's what we know so far about the new DJI Mavic Air: 32-megapixel panorama mode (not a 32mp camera) 1/2.3 CMOS sensor and new ISP (Image Signal Processor) 4K video spec @ 60fps 3-way gimbal (upgrade from 2-way on Spark) Four foldable legs like the current Mavic Pro...

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The First ‘Amazon Go’ Cashier-Free Store Opens To The Public Tomorrow

Just over a year ago, Amazon unveiled their ‘Amazon Go' technology. This innovative design allows shoppers the ability to walk into a specialized convenience store, scan their Amazon app, place items from a shelf into their cart and leave the store without ever dealing with a cashier or checkout process. Exceptions are made for alcohol purchases in which a staff member will need to verify customers are of age. While Amazon has been running a closed beta of this service in Seattle for their employees since the announcement, the store which is attached to their headquarters will open to...

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Joel McHale To Host A Weekly Talk Show On Netflix

Among Joel McHale's various Hollywood accolades, he is most notable for starring in Community and as the host of E!'s The Soup. As of next month, he will soon be adding his own Netflix talk show to his resume as the first episode of The Joel McHale Show Starring Joel McHale. There isn't a whole lot we know about the show as of right now, but there are some exciting details that have been brought to light. First off, Netflix hired the executive producer from The Soup as well as the producer, Paul Feig, who was apart of Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, and...

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Amazon Raising Prime Monthly Pricing By $2, $1 For Students

While most of Amazon's Prime members pay the $99 annually to save money, they have been offering a monthly subscription priced at $10.99/month. For those who opt for this month-to-month pricing, you'll be in for a cost hike as the e-commerce giant has announced a raise up to $12.99 monthly. Any new signups will automatically be subject to this increased monthly pricing whereas current month-to-month customers will see the $2 increase come on your next billing statement after February 18th. Just to reiterate, this change is ONLY for the monthly plan as the annual $99/year membership is remaining the...

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