Google Pixel 6 is breaking down image and language barriers

With few exceptions, Google’s previous Pixel smartphone entries have been underwhelming compared to the leaps made by Apple and, especially, other Android competitors. I think it’s fair to say that changes today with the 6.2-inch Google Pixel 6 and the 6.7-inch flagship Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Aside from the bold…


Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max put Intel on notice

There should be a word for finding the unexpected in unsurprising things. That would help me describe the feeling I had today when Apple revealed its next-generation Apple Silicon processor that almost everyone knew was coming.

The surprises were threefold. Let’s start with the minor one: Apple did not introduce…


Supply constraints and shipping bottlenecks could force us to recalibrate our holiday buying habits

We spend a lot of money every holiday season. Even in the heart of the pandemic, consumers managed to spend nearly a trillion dollars ($876 B), which was, remarkably, 4.1% more than the pre-pandemic previous holiday shop fest.

But for most of 2021, a storm’s been brewing and is now…


The best just keeps getting better

I’ve considered making this a one sentence review: Apple Watch Series 7 has a new, larger display and it’s exquisite. …


Magic Leap is almost ready to take another run at the AR market

What is it about certain companies and sectors that make investors pour endless funds into them? Is it the story? The leadership? I’m not talking about places with a history of popular products and track records of solid, even inspired leadership.

I’m thinking about the ill-fated Theranos, the still-breathing WeWork


Excellent hardware and a brilliant screen enhance a fresh, new Windows 11 experience

Just because you’re a fan of something doesn’t mean you readily accept every new edition. Truth is, you love something for certain reasons and if those attributes change, you might fall out of love or at least feel lost.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is the most radically altered Surface Pro…


Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp went down — and we survived

What a day it was. Starting around noon on Monday, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all went offline. These ultra-popular social networks and communication platforms didn't just sputter, they essentially disappeared.

It was a calamity for Facebook (which owns all three services) and its investors, but a rare opportunity for the…


Does Amazon know the secret to home robotic success and is it Astro?

Nerds, tech geeks, and sci-fi aficionados generally love robots. Most other people do not.

I fall into the former camp, but as I talk and tweet about the new personal consumer robot Amazon introduced on Tuesday, Amazon Astro, I’ve encountered many in the latter camp. …


There’s never enough cloud storage

I fought and fought. In truth, I deleted and deleted in a futile attempt to maintain enough free Google Cloud Storage space to continue receiving Gmail.

They were a continued source of stress, the messages informing me that I’d eaten up 97% of my Gmail storage space, and I’d been…


Facebook is waking up to what some of us knew all along

Facebook’s head-slapping, obvious decision to press pause on the development of Instagram for Kids is not just the right move, it’s an important seeming admission that social media isn’t for everyone.

The announcement comes months after Facebook announced it was working on experiences specifically designed for Tweens (11–13). That bit…

Lance Ulanoff

Tech expert, journalist, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

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