Archive for March, 2018


Seeing the light [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik, are joined by associate editor Hayato Huseman to talk about the creepiness of Facebook, the upside of notches, and taptic engine performance on Android devices.

They also discuss the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 — the first Chrome OS tablet to hit the market. Plus, the crew takes a look at the triple threat Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the Porsche Design Mate RS, and why software continues to be such a big  [Read More…]

QardioArm wireless blood pressure cuff – utilitarian and effective

Heart health is an important part of anyone’s life. Qardio’s wireless blood pressure monitor, the QardioArm, seeks to make tracking your heart’s performance as easy as possible. How does it do?

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Celebrate World Backup Day with these discounted hard drives at Amazon

Keep your data safe.

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon is offering some big savings on a variety of hard drives to help you keep all your personal data backed up. Being World Backup Day, there’s no better time to have a deal like this than today. Whether you are looking for a 2TB external drive to keep on your desk or an 8TB drive for your NAS, this deal has you  [Read More…]

Here are the five best Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus cases you can buy right now (Vol. 3)

Have you picked up a new Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus? Here are five of our favorite cases you can buy right now!

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Why does the U.S. government mistrust Huawei and not ZTE or Lenovo?

Some companies make phones but some companies make the parts used to make them, too.

Huawei’s big plans to make a breakthrough into the U.S. smartphone market have been crushed. There’s no gentle way to say that, so I’ll just say it.

As CES 2018 was drawing to a close, AT&T and Verizon, which were both all but confirmed to be “official” carriers of the Mate 10 Pro, both announced that they wouldn’t be selling any Huawei  [Read More…]

Skagen Falster smartwatch review: Minimalist design, minimal features

Maximum nostalgia.

It took far less time for the smartwatch market to cool than the smartphone ecosystem it was supposed to emulate. The interest curve of early adopters to mainstream consumer acceptance seemed to happen fairly quickly, but the falloff was, I think, far more severe than anyone realized.

I’m referring mainly to the Wear OS (née Android Wear) and not to the Apple Watch, which as Apple products usually are, seem to be immune to category  [Read More…]

The invisible home screen: an ultra minimal theme, or excellent April Fool’s Day prank

This theme pulls double duty as an April Fool’s prank and testament to Android’s customizable beauty.

There are few themes that are quite as flexible and adaptable as what I like to call the “invisible” home screen. It’s a theme that could only exist on Android, and it is both high art and farce. It is both a prank and a functional beauty. Setting up this theme is quite easy, it can work with just about any  [Read More…]

Google Home and Google Home Mini could make their way to India in April

Google’s smart home products are ready to make their debut in India.

Google Home made its debut back in 2016, and Google introduced the mini variant late last year. Both smart home products are available in select markets around the world, and it now looks like they’re making their way to India. Information received by Gadgets 360 suggests both the Google Home and Google Home Mini will be introduced in the subcontinent in April.

The timing  [Read More…]

Does the notch add screen space or take it away?

The answer may depend on if you’re a glass-half-empty or half-full person.

After seeing a flood of notched Android phones at MWC, there’s been a lot of talk about the benefits and disadvantages of having a cutout in a phone’s display. The main idea is that by housing a phone’s various sensors and earpiece speaker into a notch at the top of the display, OEMs are able to further slim down bezels and fit a larger screen  [Read More…]

The best PlayStation 4 games for kids

It’s time to get silly with adventures

So your kiddos are old enough to know that their controllers aren’t actually plugged while you were letting them pretend to play. Now what? You probably don’t want them playing your Overwatch game just so you can hear your heart audibly break when they plummet your score, so it’s time to get them some fun PlayStation 4 games of their own! Heck, even if you don’t have children these games  [Read More…]