Archive for September, 2017


Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico without any additional hardware.

Amazon has been adding a steady stream of features to its Echo device family dating back to the release of the first Echo back in 2014. In May, the company announced the ability for Echo owners to make free calls to any Alexa-enabled device, including smartphones with the Alexa app. Now, Amazon is expanding that even further.

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Google Assistant is coming to Chromebooks

The latest Google Home app has confirmed that Google Assistant will be launching soon for Chromebooks.

Since launching alongside last year’s Pixel phones, Google Assistant has since expanded to all Android devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later, Google Home, Android Wear devices, headphones, and most recently, Android TV. With almost all bases covered, it looks like Google Assistant will be launching on one more platform.

9to5Google reports that the Chat with your Assistant game lists supports  [Read More…]

Best HOTAS Controller for PlayStation VR

Is there a HOTAS controller I can use with PlayStation VR?

Hands On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS) controllers are extremely popular in the flight simulator community and are now gaining a lot of traction in the VR world. These controllers essentially give you a ton of control over your airplane or spaceship, and you can also look and feel like a boss while playing. HOTAS controllers will usually have a familiar joystick for one hand and a  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay begins to get Android Oreo support on Galaxy S8

Samsung has a beta program for Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 allowing select users to test the latest operating system on their device. To allow full functionality of Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8, Samsung are updating the Samsung Pay app to support the latest version of Android. Hopefully Samsung will open up the […]

Your weekend comments thread is open for business

Reset and recuperate with friends both online and off.

Weekends are all about taking time to shake away the work-week brain dust. No matter your job, work can get stressful and everyone needs to find time to step away and remember how to enjoy themselves. That could mean something quiet and relaxing or extreme and adrenaline pumping, or anything in-between. And while you’re winding down from it all here’s the place where you can get together with friends and  [Read More…]

Huawei Mediapad M3 vs. Mediapad M3 Lite: Which should you buy?

A battle between two fantastic Android tablets at different price points.

Huawei’s Mediapad M3 and Mediapad M3 Lite are both extremely capable tablets that won’t break your budget. How do you pick between two devices that look so similar, though? You let us break it down feature by feature to see M3 is more worth your hard earned money!

Specs comparison Category Mediapad M3 Lite Mediapad M3 CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, octa-core Kirin 950, octa-core Screen resolution  [Read More…]

This $7 accessory will revolutionize the way you use your phone

Ease is a ring away.

We have all done it. You are laying in bed or on the couch scrolling through the latest news, social media or cat memes on your phone and then splat. You just dropped your phone on your face, and it hurt. Even worse, it fell from your face onto the floor and now your precious phone has a cracked screen. Now that your face and ego are bruised, you realize that something needs to  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 spotted running Android 8.0

If you’re in the closed Beta for Android 8.0 then you’ll already be familiar with Oreo on your OnePlus 5. For the rest of us there’s some good news in that a OnePlus 5 has been benchmarked running Android Oreo lending suggestion that an update could be imminent. A benchmark result could indicate that the […]

Google Camera port now supports RAW images and full HDR+ control

The latest update for the Google Camera app port brings RAW image capture, full HDR customization, and numerous performance tweaks.

Last month, a developer in Ukraine created a forked version of the Google Camera app that allowed it to be installed on a lot of other Android phones not made by Google. The port’s been riddled with quite a few bugs and missing features since its initial release, but the latest update takes this from being an experiment to  [Read More…]

Fly away with Parrot’s Rolling Spider Quadcopter for $18

Parrot’s MiniDrones are a great entry point for first-time flyers.

Getting into the drone craze doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. You can pick up a refurbished Rolling Spider Quadcopter MiniDrone by Parrot for just $ 18 at Daily Steals when you enter promo code THRFTRQUAD at checkout. That’s $ 7 less than the next lowest price we found at TechRabbit. This product is available in red, white and blue.

This acrobatic drone can jump  [Read More…]