Archive for June, 2018


DirecTV Now to increase its prices in August

Get ready to pay more on all of DirecTV Now’s plans, folks.

From our friends at CordCutters.com: DirecTV Now is increasing each of its its plans by $ 5 a month, starting in August. That’s according to marketing emails sent out to customers late Saturday evening. (You know, when people are expecting to learn about price increases.)

This is the first price increase since AT&T merged with Time Warner. Surely, a coincidence.

From CordCutters:

This is coming  [Read More…]

Master a new language with one of these Android apps!

Fascinated by a particular country or region and you’d like to be able to learn its native language? That’s awesome!

Learning a second language has been proven to strengthen cognitive abilities like intelligence and memory while lowering risks of brain aging and dementia.

Aside from that, language learning is fun and can expand your horizon of knowledge. After all, the world is becoming increasingly multicultural, so being multilingual might come in handy one day.

Today, students learning a new language  [Read More…]

What is an IP Rating for smartphones?

Have you ever found yourself looking at a new smartphone or wearable, wondering just what that IP68 rating means? How does that affect you as a potential customer or user? Does it differ from an IP67 rating? If so, how?

An increasing number of Android handsets and gadgets are being released with variations of an IP rating. Short for an Ingress Protection marking, it’s a two-digit code that signals how the device will stand up to the elements. It’s here  [Read More…]

HDHomerun Quatro is down to one of the lowest prices we’ve seen!

HDHomerun Quatro has — wait for it — four tuners, so you can watch up to four shows at one time on multiple devices. ($ 119 at Best Buy)

Our favorite OTA streaming box at its best price ever!

If you’re in the market for a good over-the-air tuner that also shares that sweet free television with almost any device on your network, today is a good day to buy. Best Buy has the HDHomerun Quatro on sale  [Read More…]

What you missed this week on CordCutters.com

It’s all Amazon Fire TV, all the time. OK, a lot of the time. Some of the time.

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is now shipping, and we’ve reviewed the little box. The short version? It’s really good, actually. But definitely not perfect, and maybe not for everyone. But there’s a real reason to give it a good look.

Have a taste:

In hindsight, it’s pretty clear exactly what we should have expected. Amazon Fire TV is a  [Read More…]

Dragon Quest 11 for PlayStation 4: Everything you need to know

PlayStation and JRPGs are synonymous, and Dragon Quest 11 is the ultimate one.

Square Enix’s announcement of Dragon Quest 11 delighted many-a JRPG fan. The game’s western debut marks the first time in over a decade that we’ve seen a Dragon Quest title made for a major console.

With that comes a whole new opportunity to get fans of the series back into the game, as well as an original story for newcomers to enjoy. If you  [Read More…]

LG G7 ThinQ review: Wide angle, narrow appeal

LG’s new flagship is rarely exciting, but look past that and you’ll find a great little phone with an audiovisual focus.

The G7 may be a tough sell at its $ 750 launch price, but there’s not much to complain about here. The new LG flagship gets most of the fundamentals right, and offers stand-out features in the form of a Quad DAC-powered headphone jack, and the best wide-angle camera.

LG G7 ThinQ

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The BlackBerry KEY2 is in a market with no competitors — but is that enough to make it sell?

It’s the only modern smartphone with a hardware keyboard, but I’m not sure that’s enough.

I’ve been using my BlackBerry KEY2 for about a week and a half now, and I haven’t been doing so begrudgingly or out of any sort of obligation — I’ve continued to carry it by choice. I’m not here to talk about my personal takes on the KEY2 as a device — that’ll come later in a specific review, and Daniel wrote  [Read More…]

Android 8.1 Oreo comes to the Bluboo S3 with a brand-new feature (Promoted)

The Bluboo S3 has been around for a few months now and is still rather impressive. The device sports an impressive set of mid-range specs at a price that is hard to pass up on.

Bluboo S3 Specs 6-inch display (2160 x 1080) MediaTek MT6750T Processor 4GB RAM 64GB Storage 13MP Front Camera 5MP + 21MP Rear Cameras 8,500mAh Battery Android 8.1 Oreo

However, things are getting even better as the Android 8.1 Oreo update is now rolling out.  [Read More…]

Best BBQ and Grilling Accessories for Android

Take your barbecue to the next level with these great grilling gadgets.

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is about spending time with family and friends, firing off a couple fireworks, and grilling up some delicious food. Check out these great gadgets that offers supreme control over your BBQ and allowing you spend less time watching the grill and more time entertaining your family and friends.

GrillEye Smart Meat Thermometer iGrill2 by iDevice Refuel Smart Propane  [Read More…]