Gadgets

Five to Try: Not Hotdog is a perfect July 4th gag app, and Futurama: World of Tomorrow opens up

We’re only a few days away from the Fourth of July, and if you plan to celebrate Independence Day at a party with pals, then you might want to grab HBO’s Not Hotdog app. You don’t have to be a fan of Silicon Valley to appreciate this neural network-powered gag, which manages to be both weirdly brilliant and impressively pointless. On the ... Read More »

GST Effect: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch Prices in India Slashed

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone 7 price in India now starts at Rs. 56,200 instead of Rs. 60,000 iPhone 7 Plus MRP 32GB will now retail at Rs. 67,300 Price of new Mac and iPad models have also been slashed On the day that GST has gone into effect, Apple has announced a reduction in the maximum retail prices of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac line of ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s shopping extravaganza

Prime Day, Amazon’s summer shopping event, is back for its third appearance. On Monday, July 10, Amazon will offer deals for thirty hours on more than 100,000 products on its sites around the world. Bargain hunters can track all the action via the company’s Prime Day landing page. For those who’ve yet to check out Prime Day, the event’s purpose may seem ... Read More »

Best Android phones 2017: What should you buy?

Updated 06/27/17: OnePlus once again takes the Best Bang for Your Buck crown with the OnePlus 5. Choosing a new Android phone isn’t easy. The Android universe is teeming with options, from super-expensive flagship phones, to affordable models that make a few calculated compromises, to models expressly designed for, say, great photography. Chances are that whichever phone you buy, you’ll keep ... Read More »

AP EAMCET 2017: College-wise allotment released at apeamcet.nic.in

AP EAMCET 2017: The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (AP SCHE) has released the college-wise allotment details for Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) 2017. Candidates who have appeared for and cleared the exam can check their results on the official website of the Council. AP EAMCET was held from April 24 to April 27, 2017 ... Read More »

Libratone One Click Bluetooth speaker review: Fun design and very good sound

Libratone marches to a different drummer than most other Bluetooth speaker manufacturers, and that’s fine with me. I liked the Danish company’s cylindrical Zipp speakers when I reviewed them last year, so I’ve been looking forward to hearing the newer—and quirkier—One Click. The One Click derives its name from the touch-sensitive dial on its face. You touch this once to ... Read More »

This week in games: Homeworld’s lost expansion returns, 15 minutes of Beyond Good & Evil 2

E3 is over. Time to settle in for the slow summer months, crank the air conditioning, peruse the Steam Summer Sale, and dream of all the games we’ll be playing in a few months. Mostly Wolfenstein II, I think. And if you need proof the summer’s slow? Look no further than our news wrap-up this week. We’ve got a few ... Read More »

iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. iPad: Which one should you buy?

Credit: Apple on Steam, MSRP $39.99 Learn more Update 6-22-2017: This article has been updated to include information about the new 2017 iPad, as well as the upgrades to the iPad Pro line. So you’re in the market for a new iPad. Excellent choice—I couldn’t live without mine. It’s my companion when I’m catching up on news and email in ... Read More »

Surviving Mars captures the excitement and dread of launching a colony mission

Last month when Paradox and Haemimont announced Surviving Mars, I didn’t know what to compare it to. Here was a semi-realistic, science-based “colony builder” from the same studio that makes the satirical and somewhat grim Tropico series. It was a departure, for sure. But after getting a bit of hands-on time with Surviving Mars at E3, it’s feeling a lot ... Read More »

Photoshop fonts: Using Text Type and Text Editing to transform fonts

One of Adobe Photoshop’s many talents at your disposal is the ability to create and decorate fonts. This tutorial is for beginners, and the instructions are applicable for Photoshop Creative Suite 1 through 6. Character attributes 1. Open Photoshop and select File > New > Name. For this example, we’ll call it FabFonts1 and make these further choices: Preset: Custom Width: ... Read More »