Archive for May, 2018


Lord High Commander of Cameras [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly host the backdoor pilot for AC Foodcast as they talk about the GDPR Hall of Shame, OnePlus 6, and its $ 69 companion Bluetooth earbuds, Bullets Wireless.

Essential Phone 2 is reportedly canceled, and founder Andy Rubin is considering selling the company. Some people have gotten hands-on time with RED Hydrogen One, but release of the product is still a little ways off. In addition, BlackBerry is teasing the KEY2, which  [Read More…]

ESPN+ will stream League of Legends competitions this summer

Add esports to the list of things the sports network’s streaming app does well.

ESPN and Riot games have entered into a multi-year agreement to stream esports competitions on the ESPN+ app.

It’ll start June 16 with the North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split. Ten teams will go against each other twice each season, with 18 matches for each, and one match per day. The matches will stream live on  [Read More…]

Google’s Grasshopper app is a fantastic way for beginners to start coding

There’s no shortage of coding tutorials or programs that aim to teach coding to beginners — but Grasshopper is something special.

Google’s workshop for experimental projects, Area 120, released a really interesting new app for Android and iOS.

Grasshopper: Learn to Code for Free is an app that offers basic lessons in coding with Javascript in a gamified format along with coding puzzles built around a realistic code editor. Marc Lagace and Russell Holly spend some time  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: HTC U12+ quick takes

48 hours with HTC’s new flagship phone.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the states observing today.

I’ve spent the past couple of days getting to know HTC’s next big thing, the U12+, and this is a good enough place as any to offer some initial takes of varying temperature.

I’m planning on using the U12+ as my daily driver for at least the next few weeks, through the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, and other travel thereafter. After  [Read More…]

The 5 worst Android phone names of the last decade

Android and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad names.

Phone manufacturers have more or less gotten the hang of naming schemes in recent years. They find a name or two that sticks, and just tack a new number onto the end with each new iteration; Galaxy S9, Pixel 2, LG V30, etc. Sometimes it doesn’t even have to be sequential, like when Samsung jumped from the Galaxy Note 5 straight to the Galaxy Note 7, skipping  [Read More…]

Get lifetime access to 1TB of cloud storage for only $39!

Our current, tech-obsessed world demands a storage solution for your multimedia data, the most convenient being cloud-based storage which you can access from anywhere. Most cloud-based storage services charge a monthly fee, which, over time, adds up to quite a fee. Those of you sick of subscription fees need a storage solution that requires a single payment for a lifetime of access. More importantly, you need cloud storage that is encrypted and can be accessed from all your devices.

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Ride around without getting lost thanks to the $15 iOttie Bike & Motorcycle Phone Mount

Secure your phone on your bike or motorcycle with this inexpensive mount.

For the first time ever, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Bicycle and Motorcycle Mount dropped in price down to $ 14.95 at Amazon. While it’s still somewhat new, it’s been selling between $ 17 and $ 20 since its release last October.

The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 can universally hold all phones and even many with cases between 2.3 and 3.5 inches. It features  [Read More…]

Here’s your weekend comments thread with a dose of gratitude

We have Monday off because others gave their lives for it.

Monday is Memorial Day in the U.S., and while many of us will be grilling burgers or otherwise enjoying a relaxing long weekend, we should remember why we have it.

I’m not one to glorify why we need armed forces. As a child too young to understand, I can remember each evening when several of my mother’s friends would join us to watch the news; that’s  [Read More…]

Weekend Recommender: Libratone, Juiced, Awair Glow, and more

It’s dads and grads season so that means you’ll likely be making a purchase or two in the coming weeks. Our staff has picked out a few items that we think would make great gifts; they’re also incredibly cool and handy to own yourself. Look for items from Libratone, Juiced, and others.

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Best Package Tracking Apps for Android

What’s the best way to track a package on Android? Check out these package tracking apps!

If you’re shopping online from a bunch of different sites, it can be difficult to keep track of every purchase. Download a killer parcel tracking app and get your ducks in a row before a fat guy comes down your chimney.

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