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Note 10+ review, Android 10, and rebranding [#acpodcast]

Ara Wagoner and Andrew Martonik join Daniel Bader for a conversation about their Galaxy Note 10+ impressions, including a worthwhile detour into USB-C Power Delivery and PPS charging technology.

Google has ditched letter/food naming conventions for Android in favor of numbers. What we know as Android Q will simply become Android 10. The company has also redesigned Android branding and is putting tighter restrictions on its use.

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Beat the lunch lady with the best lunchboxes, bentos, bags and more.

My kids, like many others, hate school lunch. Even my high schoolers prefer to bring their mid-day meal rather than face the lunch lady. Here are some of the boxes, bags, and containers I’ve found that help keep food hot, cold and appetizing in between catching the bus and lunchtime.

Ultimate lunch system Zuzuro Lunch Cooler

Staff pick

This insulated lunch bag has three compartments with enough room in one to hold three food containers, which  [Read More…]

Alter, replace, or blur your background imagery with XSplit VCam, now $20

You no longer need to be picked up by a major studio or entertainment conglomerate in order to broadcast your latest and greatest idea. Independent video bloggers can now earn millions of dollars while broadcasting from their own home, and with minimal equipment.

But if you want to bring your videos to the next level, you need an XSplit VCam subscription, which allows you to seamlessly remove, replace, and blur your background without having to use a green  [Read More…]

Samsung, be better and hire better people

Samsung, you know better. At least you should, anyway.

There are a few things about the internet that are always true — once you’ve put something out there it never goes away and that people can change but your past follows you forever. It might not be fair, but it’s true; once you’ve done or said it on the internet it is forever. A third thing that is often true, too, is that you’ll find some really  [Read More…]

AG DEALS: Cloud backup plans on the cheap

Despite increasingly higher storage capacities in phones, tablets, and the like, we simply cannot store all of our content on a single device. What’s more, you really shouldn’t.

A smart person keeps a second copy of their files in another location. Whether that means a desktop PC, external hard drive, or cloud, it’s up to you.

If you’re on the hunt for a safe, secure place to back up your media, photos, and important documents, we’ve got a few options  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Galaxy Watch Active 2 or the Fossil Sport?

Not sure how to choose between the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the Fossil Sport? It’s a close call, that’s for sure. We’ve created this side-by-side comparison to make it easier.

Impressive Innovation Galaxy Watch Active 2

$ 280 at Samsung

Pros Improved Sensors Digital rotating bezel Optional LTE connectivity Cons Can get expensive with LTE New ECG feature not available yet

If you’ve been waiting for a Samsung fitness smartwatch that offers LTE connectivity  [Read More…]

Your online filing cabinet: Google Drive vs. Dropbox

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Best Overall Google Drive

Free at Google

Pros 15 GB storage space Access to Google One apps Cons Shared storage Slower syncing

Google Drive includes access to the most essential programs like Docs and Gmail. Its free account gives you 15 GB of shared storage space with options to increase storage to 30TB.

Fast Syncing Dropbox

Free at Dropbox

Pros Block syncing Referral program Cons Less storage space No spreadsheets  [Read More…]

Every PlayStation VR game announced at Gamescom 2019

There are some really good looking games coming to the PSVR in the coming months.

Gamescom is always a big event for the gaming industry and 2019 was no exception. We have seen some amazing games coming to multiple platforms and a whole wave of cross-play games as well. This year Virtual Reality had a great showing and the PlayStation VR was showcased with some excellent titles.

Of course, not all of the games look quite as  [Read More…]

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an award-winning JRPG worth checking out!

Gamescom is one of the calendar’s biggest gaming events, held annually in Germany, that attracts hundreds of thousands of gaming fans who flock to check out what developers are working on. With so much on display, Gamescom make sure to recognize the best games presented at the conference across each genre and platform.

For mobile gaming, the award went to Battle Chasers: Nightwar, a JRPG based on a graphic novel series of the same name that was previously  [Read More…]

Phone carriers and all 50 states have joined forces to prevent robocalls

The agreement was made between twelve of the largest carriers and attorneys general from all 50 states.

What you need to know Twelve of the largest phone companies and all 50 state attorneys general came together in an agreement to help prevent robocalls. The carriers will implement the SHAKEN/STIR protocol on its networks along with helping law enforcement track down robocallers. The agreement is completely voluntary and there is no deadline for compliance.

Few things in this  [Read More…]