Posts Tagged ‘Soon’

BlackBerry-branded wearables and appliances might soon be a thing

BlackBerry-branded wearables and appliances might soon be a thing

BlackBerry announced today that the number of BlackBerry-branded gadgets might soon expand. Although the company doesn’t release much of its own hardware anymore, its name still appears on new smartphones, and now, its licensing practice will apply outside of mobile devices. This could mean the eventual release of branded tablets, wearables, medical devices, appliances,...

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Adblock Plus will soon let you tip websites just by visiting them

Adblock Plus will soon let you tip websites just by visiting them

Adblock Plus will add a new feature this year that allows its users to automatically tip the websites they visit. Its intention is to “revolutionize web monetization” by getting rid of almost all ads and instead letting readers pay websites directly. Adblock will also keep some of the money for itself. The new feature is...

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Chromebooks may soon be able to run almost every Android app

Chromebooks may soon be able to run almost every Android app

It looks like Google may soon be breaking down barriers between its two operating systems and giving Chrome OS users access to Android apps from the Google Play Store. As spotted by a Reddit user this weekend, Chromebooks running version 51 of Chrome OS are showing a checkbox in their settings menu that reads “Enable Android...

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Google Play will soon let you try out games directly from search

Google Play will soon let you try out games directly from search

Google is announcing a slew of new features for Play Games today, and the coolest might actually be a new type of ad. It might not sound particularly exciting — Google has given the new ad format the drab title “search trial run ads” — but the feature now makes it possible to try...

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Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith do not see relaxation of medical marijuana rules anytime soon

Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith do not see relaxation of medical marijuana rules anytime soon

SAN FRANCISCO — The issue of medical marijuana has become more significant across America over the past 17 years, but the NFL appears to be no closer to giving it serious consideration as an alternative for pain reduction. Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith both side-stepped the issue during their respective...

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In a world where films end as soon as their characters say the title, only Limp Bizkit survives

In a world where films end as soon as their characters say the title, only Limp Bizkit survives

The greatest movies, as everyone knows, are the ones that include a rap song on the end credits that explains the plot of the thing you just watched (see Deep Blue Sea, most Will Smith films). The second-greatest movies are the ones that have their characters say the movie’s title. It’s a little bit...

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Don’t expect battery life miracles in wearables anytime soon

Don’t expect battery life miracles in wearables anytime soon

After spending a week surrounded by a gluttony of gadgets at CES, it would be easy to confuse “new” with “innovative.” Case in point: wearables. There were plenty of new wearables unveiled last week, ranging from an Android Wear watch for the outdoors, to a don’t-call-it-a-smartwatch smart fitness watch, to basic activity trackers disguised...

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Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon work with the iPhone

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon work with the iPhone

In a departure from earlier models, Samsung made its Tizen-powered Gear S2 smartwatch work with Android phones from other manufacturers — and the company isn’t stopping there. VP Alanna Cotton just announced on stage at CES that the Gear S2 will support the iPhone later this year as well. Cotton didn’t give a specific date...

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High-tech crash prevention features may soon count toward official safety ratings

High-tech crash prevention features may soon count toward official safety ratings

As I’ve gotten older, my (imagined) invincibility shield has worn off somewhat, and I’ve become much more interested in safety when shopping for a car. It’s like that scene from Old School where Will Ferrell is enthusiastically talking about going to Home Depot, only with crash test videos on YouTube. That’s my life. Don’t...

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Detour is taking its city-wide virtual tours to more cities soon

Detour is taking its city-wide virtual tours to more cities soon

It’s been nine months since Andrew Mason, the founder and former CEO of Groupon, first launched Detour, an iOS app that offered a collection of walking tours throughout San Francisco. Now he’s relaunching it as a packaged tour guide of San Francisco, with a new technology engine that changes the guides as users move...

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