Archive for March, 2018


Google brings to peer-to-peer payments to Assistant on Android, soon Google Home

No more bugging friends, or having friends bug you, for that drink money.

Google has announced that it is bringing a popular feature of Google Wallet, peer-to-peer payments, to Assistant on Android and iOS this week.

Peer-to-peer payments were sequestered to the Wallet app for many years before recently being subsumed into the Google Pay app itself under the brand Pay Send. Now users can ask Assistant to do all the hard work, as long as the  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Google Pixel 2: Camera comparison

Two leading phones, two of the best camera experiences available today.

We’ve compared the broad strokes of how Samsung and Google take very different approaches to making a top-end smartphone. The processes are different, but the end results are very similar: both phones do a whole lot really well, and are worthy leaders in the Android world.

That same thought process follows in their cameras, and there’s no surprise that when you talk about taking great photos with a  [Read More…]

Oukitel reveals full specs of its upcoming WP5000 rugged smartphone (Promoted)

Oukitel is gearing up to launch a new rugged smartphone. Set to arrive later this month or in early April, the WP5000 is IP68-rated device coming with a 18:9 display.

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ tested: Exynos 9810 vs. Snapdragon 845

Samsung sells two variants of the Galaxy S9+: a model powered by the Snapdragon 845, and a variant featuring the Exynos 9810.

From the Galaxy S7 onward, Samsung has offered two variants of its flagships — a model powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform for the U.S. and China, and a global variant featuring the manufacturer’s in-house Exynos chipset. That’s the case this year as well: the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sold in the U.S. and China are  [Read More…]

Why smart doorbells are great for people with disabilities

Because getting up to see who is at the door isn’t always as simple as it sounds.

I was late on the “smart doorbell” craze. I’ve dabbled with home automation for almost 20 years and have seen it go from very expensive, very complicated, and very poorly implemented to something as easy as buying two things from Amazon and plugging them in the next day so they can just work. “Hey Google, turn up the stereo. Louder.  [Read More…]

MIUI 9.5 stable build is now rolling out — here’s the full changelog

Xiaomi starts rolling out the stable version of MIUI 9.5, with over 30 devices slated to receive the update.

A few months after the release of MIUI 9.2, Xiaomi is now rolling out the stable build of MIUI 9.5. The latest version of MIUI includes a laundry list of bug fixes along with a ton of new features, including a new start page and kernel optimizations for the built-in browser, ability to automatically turn off the Wi-Fi  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Exynos 9610 chipset brings AI and 480fps video recording to the mid-range segment

Samsung’s mid-range Exynos 9610 chipset is built on the 10nm node, the same as the flagship Exynos 9810.

Samsung has announced the latest chipset in the mid-range Exynos 7 Series, the Exynos 9610. Naming irregularities aside, there’s a lot to like in the Exynos 9610. The chipset is built on the 10nm node — much like the Exynos 9810 and the Snapdragon 845 — and comes with a host of new features that include AI-based image processing,  [Read More…]

Best Buy could stop selling Huawei phones in the US

Huawei plans of conquering the US market are not going so well. A recent report claims one of the largest American retailers, Best Buy will stop selling phones from the company.

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Here’s the list of Xiaomi phones that will receive the MIUI 9.5 update

Over 30 Xiaomi phones will receive the MIUI 9.5 update.

Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 9.5 update, bringing a host of new features and system-wide optimizations along with bug fixes. The OTA update will be making its way to over 30 Xiaomi devices over the course of the next month, including the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Y1, and more.

Xiaomi has shared a broad timeline for when  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you add hashtags and profile links to your bio

Instagram introduces a new feature, the ability to add hashtags and profile links in your profile bio. See how you can easily do that.

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