Archive for September, 2017


Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is coming to T-Mobile soon

Samsung and AT&T teamed up for years ago to offer the Galaxy S4 Active and since then customers looking to purchase a rugged version of Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship could only grab it from AT&T which had exclusivity over the Active line. But in 2017 things will be a little bit different, as T-Mobile is […]

Zizo cases for the Galaxy Note 8: Rugged, stylish, and a little bit weird

Zizo makes some uniquely designed rugged cases for the Note 8.

Starting at over $ 900, the Galaxy Note 8 is as expensive as flagship phones come. Keeping the Note 8 protected at all times will likely require a case rugged enough to withstand everything that life throws at you along with a tempered glass screen protector, too.

If you know you’ll need that full protection Zizo shipped us their full line of cases for the Note  [Read More…]

“Ultra Pixel” could be the third Google Pixel smartphone in store for October 4

We’ve seen that Google has the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in store for the company’s October 4th unveiling, and these phone monikers match their first-gen. counterparts from last Fall. Rumors about a third smartphone swirled earlier this year, particularly about a device codenamed “Taimen” that would sport a larger display than either the […]

Google reportedly working on a premium Google Home with stereo speakers

The Google Home Max is expected to offer a more premium design and higher-end audio, but we aren’t entirely sure when it’ll be released.

Amazon had a field day yesterday with a slew of new Alexa-enabled smart gadgets. And while all of that new tech admittedly looks quite nice, Google is also expected to release some new Google Assistant hardware in just a few days.

We’ve already seen images of the Google Home Mini that should be announced alongside  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone V, Kyocera Dura XV LTE rugged basic phone now available at Verizon

Verizon this week has some news to share with us. The most important part is related to the LG V30 which will (finally) be landing at Big Red on October 5. There’s not going to be a pre-order period for it, which means you won’t have to wait for the phones to start shipping out. […]

Google ‘Ultra Pixel’ phone rumored to ditch navigation keys, have dual cameras, and more

According to a new rumor, the Google Ultra Pixel will feature dual-cameras, a new kind of fingerprint scanner, and get rid of Android’s navigation buttons.

Google’s Pixel 2 event next Wednesday will be here before we know it, and alongside the highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, we’re also expecting Google to show off a Home Mini, and Pixelbook to go alongside its latest flagship smartphones. However, according to a new rumor that just popped up, Google  [Read More…]

These 4K Fire TV and Echo bundles help you save on Amazon’s newest devices

They aren’t shipping yet, but you can already bundle Amazon’s new Echo devices and save some cash!

Amazon has announced a variety of new Alexa-powered Echo devices, and in typical Amazon fashion, you can already save on the purchase of them with these great bundles.

Some of the new hardware includes a redesigned Echo, the addition of an Echo Plus, another attempt at a product with a screen, the Echo Spot, and finally a 4K Fire TV. This time  [Read More…]

The Sony Xperia XZ1’s camera has pleasantly surprised me

Finally, something to get excited about with Sony’s smartphone cameras.

After using and reviewing the Sony Xperia XZ Premium earlier this year, and being squarely disappointed by the camera considering its flagship positioning and price, I was expecting much more of the same out of the (relatively) lower-end Xperia XZ1. It after all has the same camera specs as the XZ Premium, so how much could it have improved? Well, as it turns out, a lot has  [Read More…]

Anker’s Nebula Capsule is a $349 portable projector that runs Android

Anker’s latest gadget, the Nebula Capsule, is a portable projector that runs Android, supports Chromecast, can stream 4K video, and costs $ 349.

For most of us, we know Android as the operating system that powers our smartphones, tablets, and possibly watches and TVs. It’s not uncommon for the OS to be injected into other types of gadgets and gizmos to create for some truly neat tech, and the latest product to do just this is the Nebula Capsule.

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Smart Replies and new attachments UI seen in Android Messages

Smart Replies and a new attachments UI have been spotted in Android Messages, but we don’t know when they’ll be pushed out to the public

For those that prefer to use SMS over the likes of Allo, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger, Google’s Android Messages app is one of the best texting apps you can get on the Play Store. Thanks to a couple of lucky users, it looks like Google is working on adding Smart Replies and  [Read More…]