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Best Cases for LG V40

If you just picked up an LG V40, you’re probably chomping at the bit to start messing around with your new phone. We don’t blame you, but before you get too far ahead of yourself, you should probably pick up a case to protect the handset before anything bad happens, especially since its glass back makes it more prone to cracks and scratches. If you do, here are the ones you should consider getting.

Slim, stylish, protective Dretal Shock Resistant  [Read More…]

Nest Secure vs. Ring Alarm: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe consumer technology, and use nearly every one to find the best smart home picks for you.

Ring Alarm

Security on a budget

$ 199 at Amazon

Pros Inexpensive compared to the Nest system. Includes all the pieces you need to get going. No long-term commitments or cancellation fees. Cons Fewer sensors included than the Nest system. More complicated to  [Read More…]

Get a costume for your phone with one of our custom themes

This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Smartphones scream in the dead of night! This is Halloween, everybody pick a theme! Trick or treat till the app is gonna crash in fright!

You’ve probably got a costume for Halloween, right? Well, do you have one for your phone? You don’t want to leave your most important device out of the fun, do you? Especially when you can make your Android phone look like anything from an old iPhone to  [Read More…]

Oppo’s two latest Android phones were cheating on processor benchmarks

The Find X and F7 are the latest Android phones to juke the stats.

The Oppo Find X and F7, two of Oppo’s latest Android phones, have recently been outed for cheating on processor benchmarks with the popular 3DMark benchmark app.

UL Benchmarks revealed this info on October 18, saying that the two Oppo phones were designed to know when 3DMark was running and then crank themselves into high-gear to get the best possible results. When a  [Read More…]

What’s the difference: Razer Phone 2 vs Razer Phone

Last week, Razer unveiled the follow up to its first generation gaming phone. Called the Razer Phone 2, the device is quite similar looking to its predecessor. However, Razer has made a few upgrades this year.

In this article we take a closer look at what changed, and try to answer the question: should you upgrade?

Continue reading below to find out.

Design and display

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Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]

Rowkin Ascent Charge+ headphones review: Truly wireless, truly frustrating

These need a bit more time in the oven.

As truly wireless earbuds have become cheaper and better, I’ve been more and more tempted to pick up a set. What’s kept me away from most brands has been a bit shallow: I am trying to get all my devices to charge over USB-C instead of Micro-USB. Brands have stuck with the older connection, so I’ve stuck with waiting. I went strolling through Best Buy a few weeks  [Read More…]

Google doesn’t need to make a ‘cheap’ Pixel phone

The days of a cheap ‘Nexus’ phone are dead; it’s time to move on.

Complaints about the Pixel 3’s price have been loud. Even louder than complaints about the Pixel 3 XL’s notch. It’s reasonable to argue whether the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are worth the full freight of $ 799-899 given their spec sheets. And I think even a $ 50 lower price on each would’ve done a lot of good to help change the  [Read More…]

Best AC Adapter for PlayStation Classic

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We’re an expert team of techies who also go nuts over video games. These recommendations come directly from the personal experiences of the men and women who write them.

The Anker Dual USB Wall Charger provides not one, but two capable USB ports for powering the PlayStation Classic. That means you can have your game going and maybe even charge your smartphone at the  [Read More…]

Everything we know about the next PlayStation console so far

Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation 4’s eventual successor.

While development on the PlayStation 4’s successor has likely been going on for years, Sony has official confirmed that it’s in the works. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

What form will it take?

Despite Microsoft’s rumored plans to create two separate next-gen Xbox consoles, one specifically designed for streaming through the power of the Cloud, Sony appears to be going the traditional route compared  [Read More…]