Tag: dieter bohn

Can a phone save you from your phone?

Can a phone save you from your phone?

Smartphones are a huge time suck and tech companies are trying to come up with solutions. There are gadgets like the Palm phone, or time-tracking apps built by Apple and Google that promise to limit distractions. In this week’s Processor, Dieter explores whether these options can actually help you use your phone a little bit…

Google Assistant or Alexa challenge

Google Assistant or Alexa challenge

Google Assistant and Alexa are both trying to take over your smart devices. But who has the weirdest gadgets? Shannon and Dieter explore the show floor at CES 2019 to find the coolest and most unusual uses of these digital assistants. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on…

Challenge: Google Assistant or Alexa?

Challenge: Google Assistant or Alexa?

Google Assistant and Alexa are both trying to take over your smart devices. But who has the weirdest gadgets? Shannon and Dieter explore the show floor at CES 2019 to find the coolest and most unusual uses of these digital assistants. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on…

Apple’s surprise TV plan is cooperation

Apple’s surprise TV plan is cooperation

Apple AirPlay 2 is coming to Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio TVs. It’s a remarkable and surprising collaboration between competitors, and it’s not usually how the industry works. Apple didn’t give a keynote speech and didn’t have a booth on the show floor, but nevertheless dominates the show year after year. Dieter Bohn explains why…

Why doctors are worried about the Apple Watch EKG

Why doctors are worried about the Apple Watch EKG

The Apple Watch Series 4 learned a new trick: it can now perform an EKG, or electrocardiogram. It’s a test that can detect heart problems, and it could save lives. But it could also have some unintended side effects: self-diagnosis, false positives, and other headaches for doctors and hospitals everywhere. We took the new EKG…

Apple MacBook Air 2018 review: premium economy

Apple MacBook Air 2018 review: premium economy

Apple has finally redesigned the MacBook Air with a retina display. Starting at $1199, it has a tapered design, it’s super thin, and pretty light. The new MacBook Air includes all the features you’d expect from a modern laptop – like Touch ID, louder speakers, and a big touchpad. But, it’s an Air so don’t…

The most important Android phone

The most important Android phone

We’re ten years into the Android era and Google’s OS has over two billion users worldwide. But, how did it get so big? In part two of Processor’s Android history series, Dieter Bohn looks at the Motorola Droid and how Verizon’s massive ad campaign contributed to Android’s early success. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on…

Intel’s future computers have two screens

Intel’s future computers have two screens

Intel doesn’t make computers, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t build prototypes of them. When Intel thinks of new ways their chips can be used, they build prototypes to prove it’s possible, then partner with device makers to turn it into a consumer product. A recent example is Lenovo’s new Yoga Book C930, which…

Palm Phone hands-on: an Android phone for your phone

Palm Phone hands-on: an Android phone for your phone

The Palm phone is basically a tiny phone…to go with your everyday phone. A San Francisco startup has bought the Palm name, but can they keep the ethos? This new Android phone they’re releasing exclusively to Verizon is meant to be your secondary device, a tiny little thing for the weekends. Our question – does…