Archive for March, 2017

The best and worst April Fools’ Day tech gags of 2017

Hide your wallet and your sanity, April Fools’ Day is here again.

April Fools’ Day is kind of like a marketer’s Halloween. They get to dress up and play tricks on their customers with sometimes elaborate and obviously time-consuming gags. We can’t ignore April Fools’ Day because there are things on this day that really do happen, or are deep-teasing future releases, like Pokémon in Google Maps teasing Pokémon Go. There are also April Fools’ Day gags that we  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime members can grab Dash Buttons on sale for $1 and still get a $5 credit for a limited time

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to grab Dash Buttons for just $ 1!

Amazon’s Dash Buttons are an extremely easy way to reorder the supplies that you use the most in your house, and right now Amazon Prime members can grab them for $ 0.99 with the coupon code DASHBDAY. Normally the buttons cost $ 4.99 each, and then you receive a $ 4.99 credit after using it for the first time,  [Read More…]

Google Gnome is an April Fool’s joke, but it’s no laughing matter

Seriously — it’s a bummer that something like this doesn’t actually exist!

Happy April Fool’s day! Even if you’re not into it, at least there are some entertaining videos coming out of it. This one is from Google and it introduces a product called Google Gnome.

I don’t understand why this Google Gnome isn’t a real thing I can pay money for. I would love to be able to automate my backyard. We have a garden. We grow  [Read More…]

FiGO Gravity X55L review

Competition in the budget phone market has been really heating up over the last couple of years. With companies like BLU producing devices with quality hardware at affordable prices, There is little need for anyone to stretch themselves for that next flagship, anymore. The question remains, which budget phone is the best? Enter FiGO, a […]

VRHeads is giving away a Samsung Galaxy S8 and Gear VR prize package!

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are here! These new phones are feature packed and make a perfect upgrade if you’re interested in pairing a new phone with the Gear VR and Controller. In fact, they’re such a great combo that Samsung has partnered with carries and retailers to give away a free Gear VR with Controller bundle when you preorder the Galaxy S8, which is pretty awesome.

But we thought we’d go one step further and give  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone has been delayed until May

Don’t panic, but the KEYone isn’t shipping in April.

At the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone, we were all told to expect hardware to ship early April. During the BlackBerry Earnings call, right around 29 minutes based on the CrackBerry recap, John Chen had some other thoughts on when the KEYone would be shipping.

The second one, that TCL announced at Mobile World Congress which is the physical keyboard on an Android, that one is not going  [Read More…]

Google Daydream does not work on the Galaxy S8

One way or another, Daydream will work on the Galaxy S8.

If you try to install Google Daydream on the Galaxy S8, a phone that exceeds the requirements for Google’s VR platform in every conceivable way, you’ll be met with an error message stating a compatible version is missing and will not be able to install Daydream.

The bad news — a compatible version of Google Daydream doesn’t exist for the Galaxy S8.

The good news —  [Read More…]

Back everything up! 2TB of lifetime cloud storage only $49.99 (Deal of the Day)

Here’s a question for you: what do you do with all of your downloaded music, pictures, documents, and other media? Chances are good you are backing some of that up either automatically or manually. And, if you’re like a lot of Android users, you’re probably tapping into Google Drive for help. What happens, though, when […]

Mint SIM vs. Project Fi: Which is better for you?

It’s Mint SIM vs. Project Fi in this head-to-head comparison.

Mint SIM and Project Fi are “alternative carriers” or mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). They’re not the Big Four (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile), but they lease coverage from those networks and resell it to you for less. Plans are often prepaid and fixed contracts are few and far between.

Let’s compare Mint SIM and Project Fi to see how they stack up against one another.

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How to make your phone look like a Galaxy S8

Say what you will about Samsung’s software — and I can say plenty — it’s a very distinctive look.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is here, and with it comes another update of Samsung’s software UI. This year, we’re seeing more of an overhaul than the usual spit-and-polish Samsung gives its flagship’s UI, from the nifty new animated wallpapers to the wireframe nav buttons and system icons to a new color scheme that ditches that long-stale blue from  [Read More…]