Archive for September, 2017


Review: Griffin Survivor Glass tempered glass screen protector for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

One of the best, and the most noticeable, features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the massive, 6.2-inch curved display. To my eyes, it’s the best display on the market and there’s no real competition for the crown. How Samsung managed to cram a screen that big into the phone is beyond amazing. But, […]

Where to buy the LG V30

Here’s what we know about the LG V30’s availability.

When LG announces a phone it does things a little differently than, say, Samsung. Instead of offering pricing and availability details on day one, it prefers to put its product out into the world and wait for the carriers themselves to hammer down the details.

So when the V30 was announced earlier in the week, we learned that carriers in LG’s home country of South Korea would begin selling the  [Read More…]

This $11 Extech digital multimeter makes sure you’re never guessing around electricity

Whether building a PC or doing some other project around the house, the team at Thrifter knows you’ll need this multimeter to do it right!

Today’s Amazon Gold Box deal of the day features a couple of Extech products on sale. The Extech MiniTec digital multimeter is down to $ 10.99 until the end of the day. Tools like this have a long shelf-life, and this multimeter has been around since at least 2011. In all that time it  [Read More…]

Sprint will bring the LG V30+ to the US

LG unveiled the V30 and V30+ phablets yesterday, but at launch, the company said the V30+ will be available in limited markets. Well, the good news is that the model will make it to the US courtesy of Sprint. Thanks to a recent Tweet by the Sprint CEO himself, we now know the LG V30+ […]

How to move from Gear VR to Daydream

Making the jump from Gear VR to Daydream doesn’t take much.

When you suddenly have more options for VR, the world just gets more awesome. That’s the case for Galaxy S8 users who are now able to use their one phone for both Gear VR and Daydream View. Since Daydream is the shiny new option, you might be wondering exactly what you need to do to jump into everything that Daydream has to offer!

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Give your phone a fish-eye, wide-angle, and a super-macro lens for $7.99

Smartphones cameras continue to get better with each generation. What was 3.2-megapixels just a few years ago is now pushing 20-megapixels and higher; some models use two lenses on the back. But, what do you do if you don’t have a cutting edge handset? Or, what if you just want to improve the camera experience […]

Are the new crystal Playstation controllers worth it? Not if you make your own

Sony is releasing a set of limited-edition translucent DualShock controllers for the PS4. But here’s a secret: you can give your own controller a crystal-clear makeover for a sixth of the cost.

Sony announced in a recent blog post that the set of new clear, blue and red controllers – dubbed “crystal” controllers – would hit the shelves a little later this month. The poppy see-through colors are reminiscent of those available for the original Playstation, and  [Read More…]

Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard lets you get creative while you chat (Review)

Overview If you like to spice up your online conversation with creative stickers and GIFs, then you’ll be glad to know there are dedicated apps out there which offer access to entire libraries of fun stickers. This is the case of Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard, a fun little app designed to replace your standard keyboard […]

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus could see January 2018 unveiling, display panels ship in November

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have had four good months of market celebration, but the Galaxy Note 8 brings Samsung’s dual camera setup that may have some Galaxy S8 owners envious of their Galaxy Note-toting buddies. According to a new report, Galaxy Note 8 owners may have only four months to rock their new […]

Phones, wearables and currywurst [#acpodcast]

We’ll do it live! Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Phil Nickinson, have traveled all the way to Berlin, Germany for IFA 2017 to bring you the latest announcements in the Android universe. They do a deep dive into the LG V30, Moto X4, plus new wearables from Samsung, connected speakers, and more!

Show Notes and Links: LG V30 hands-on: A galaxy of good ideas LG V30 specs: Snapdragon 835, dual cameras, Quad DAC The LG V30 is the phone the  [Read More…]