Browse the Internet in night mode with Opera Mini

You've read the articles, the memes, the warnings that reading on your smartphone or tablet at night is harmful to your eyes, to your sleeping habits, and to your health in general. But for some, just before going to bed is the only time to catch up on social media news, articles they might have missed, reading books, looking through pictures, etc. Opera Mini has come up with the solution to help out your eyes out while still keeping your bedside gadget-reading habit intact: night mode.

Google Maps updated in time for Memorial Day, traffic alerts added

Memorial Day in the US is happening in a few days time and I'm sure you've started planning how you're going to spend the holiday. Summer is about to start so you're probably thinking of going to the beach but first, you have to plan really well. Traffic that day is expected to go really crazy, you might as well decide to celebrate in the comforts of your own home, in your backyard, watching or joining a local parade. But if you're set to go somewhere else, check Google Maps first to find the best route so you could reach your destination on time.

More details about Project Zero 2, upcoming Galaxy Note 5

The Galaxy Note 5 have yet to be revealed but we've been hearing a lot of rumors about it. We first learned that it would be ready for the next Gear VR but we all know that a new one was already released for the Galaxy S6/S6 edge recently.  We believe that the Note 5 would come with the highest pixel density and even before it arrives, a new Galaxy Note 5 Edge might be introduced. Some early details emerged about the upcoming model and the Project Zen and we expect to hear more until the official launch which is not happening this July.

Samsung will not release the Galaxy Note 5 this July

Despite the strong rumors (or maybe that was just wishful thinking on their part?) that Samsung will break tradition and release the new version of their phablet earlier, an official statement from the Korean OEM's president seems to have debunked that. Samsung President Shin Jong-Kyun confirmed that there will be no June or July announcement of the Galaxy Note 5, although there is still no definite date as to when that will actually happen.

Google launches limited edition Skrillex Live Case series

Live wallpapers on the screen are nothing new and we'll soon see more of them on the latest phone cases introduced by Google. The tech giant recently teamed up with Grammy-winning producer and electronic dance music dj Skrillex to launch one of the first Editions Live cases for select Android smartphones. Editions is a new series of collaborations with Google and a known personality to develop special accessories that include Live phone cases. Since phones can be an expression of one's style, why not accessorize it the best and most creative way you know?

Banning of mobile phones in school improves students’ academic performance

Most schools and universities and even offices ban the use of mobile phones or tablets within the premises for obvious reasons. If adults can't keep their hands and eyes off their devices at night and actually anywhere, young kids and teenagers surely can't part with their phones as well. Parents are now challenged on how to get their kids study and focus on academics. But really, there is only one solution and that is to ban phone use whether at home or in school.

JBL shows off new portable Bluetooth speakers

The competition in the Bluetooth speakers market, both the portable and the in-wall/mounted kind, has never been tighter than in the past years. The veritable audio equipment brands are having to compete with OEMs bent on creating their own, and even start-ups who use the power of crowdfunding to get their business started. JBL is one of those audio companies and they have responded to this challenge by coming out with a lot more products, and the two latest are the JBL Clip+ and the JBL Charge 2+.

ZTE Fanfare budget phone gets picked up by Cricket Wireless

As people are gushing over the Samsung Galaxy S6 over at the premium side of the smartphone spectrum, there is no question that there are also a lot of options over at the budget tier. And Cricket Wireless just added another sub-$100 phone to its lineup to appeal to those who just want a simple phone and no bells and whistles whatsoever – this is the ZTE Fanfare.

Facebook expands free video calls to more countries

Just almost a month ago, Facebook introduced free video calls through its Messenger app and opened it to just 19 countries initially. They did promise that it will be coming to regions other than North America and Europe pretty soon. Well, they have confirmed today that they indeed have fulfilled that promise by rolling out this feature to a global audience, give or take a few countries. But even those who don't have it now will eventually do so, once quality has been improved.

Automatic is an app store for your car

An adapter that plugs to just about any modern car and then streams all kinds of data to the driver’s smartphone sounds like a good idea – in fact, it already exists and is called “Automatic”. The vision of the developer was to simplify and connect all the routine tasks a driver does and involve smartphone technology into it. This includes engine problem notifications, remembering where you parked and all those kinds of stuff. Now it gets better.
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