Amazon, the online shopping giant, is looking to change the world of retail shopping with a brand new service known as Amazon Go. In a video released this week, Amazon demonstrates a brand new system of purchasing items that eliminates the need for self-checkout or even employees at a register.
Though some of us are more enthusiastic adopters of technology than others, at the end of the day, we all rely on our smartphones and laptops. And that is because modern technology – apps, websites, digital platforms, the sharing economy, and more – has revolutionized the way that we live. For everything from the trivial to the practical, technology has a solution. These tech tools will show you just how easy life can be if you put your devices to good use.
Last year LG unveiled the V10, a giant smartphone (or phablet) with a 2.1″ second screen above its 5.7” Quad HD display. It felt as robust as Droid Turbo 2 with a ruggedized back and a solid aluminum frame. It was far too large for the average consumer, yet it was weirdly satisfying to use. We called it “bold,” “sexy,” and “clean and industrial.” It had a decent dual-camera and wonderful internal specs. And we generally really liked the thing.
Android smartphones have come an incredible distance since their origins in Verizon-exclusives, like the first “DROID” devices in 2009. From plastic, chunky, and cheap flip-out keyboards (Motorola DROID) and trackballs (HTC DROID Eris), Android devices have evolved into polished art pieces made with aluminum and glass. And although Apple’s attention to detail definitely inspired the emulation, it’s difficult to argue the flattery of repeating such design concepts is a negative thing.
Verizon has taken the crown of wireless performance in the Washington, D.C. area, according to RootMetrics. In the cellular network testing organization’s 2nd Half of 2016 Metro Area RootScore Report, D.C.’s networks were studied for the tenth time to rate end-user mobile network experience. With all the data collected and analyzed, Verizon was awarded the Overall RootScore Award. AT&T was the runner up, followed by Sprint and T-Mobile.
If you’re looking for a cheap and spec-heavy Android tablet, there might be a new one for you. The Ellipsis 8 HD, now available exclusively through Verizon, could be a thrifty Christmas present. For $99.99 and a 2-year contract (or $10.41 for 24 months), Verizon is offering the decent 8″ device with various features and widgets of their own.