Archive for October, 2018


New OnePlus 6 features, Google’s new Emoji movement, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Tuesday, October 30, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we’ll tell you what OnePlus 6T features are now available on the  [Read More…]

From the forums: Should you buy the OnePlus 6T or Pixel 3 XL?

OnePlus’s latest gives the Pixel 3 XL a run for its money.

Yesterday at an event in New York City, OnePlus formally unveiled the OnePlus 6T. With a starting price of just $ 549 for the base model with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, the 6T delivers a true flagship smartphone experience for hundreds of dollars less than what’s being asked for Samsung and Google’s latest handsets.

The Pixel 3 XL was just released earlier  [Read More…]

Here’s where you can watch Apple’s iPad + Mac event today

Things kick off at 10:00 AM ET.

At 10:00 AM ET this morning, Apple’s hosting its third hardware event of the year in New York City. It’s widely expected that this is where we’ll learn all about new iPads, MacBooks, and possibly a Mac Mini refresh.

If you’re interested in taking a peek at the dark side to see what Apple’s been cooking up, you can tune in to the livestream on Apple’s website to watch everything  [Read More…]

How to automate your evening routine with the Amazon Smart Plug

The Amazon Smart Plug is a helpful little accessory for making dumb things around your house smart. Here’s how to integrate one into your evening routine!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Amazon Smart Plug ($ 25) Amazon: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($ 50) How to use a Smart Plug with your evening routine

For this guide, we’re going to assume you already have an existing evening routine and an Amazon Smart Plug connected to your Amazon account.

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Get a free 3rd gen Echo Dot with the $199 Nvidia Shield TV gaming edition

Brand new combo we’ve never seen before.

Right now on Amazon you can get a free 3rd-generation Echo Dot with the purchase of a Nvidia Shield TV 4K gaming edition for $ 199. This is a brand new bundle being offered on Amazon and no where else. The 3rd generation is the latest version of the Echo Dot, which makes this combo more current than a previous deal we saw that offered a free Google Home Mini with the  [Read More…]

Add SanDisk’s 256GB microSD card to your device for just $55

Store all the data on this card.

Amazon has the SanDisk Ultra 256GB microSD card marked down to just $ 54.99 right now. This card has been selling for around $ 65 since September and was going for as much as $ 90 in July. This price is one of the best we’ve ever seen and only the second time it has gone this low. MicroSD cards are great to have around to add storage to your phone, tablet,  [Read More…]

Should you buy Kingdom Hearts: The Story So far?

Best answer: Yes. Kingdom Hearts is a notoriously convoluted series, so much so that it’s become a running joke about how difficult it is to explain its plot. If you’re gearing up for Kingdom Hearts III, this is the perfect bundle to get you caught up.

Amazon: Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far ($ 40)

What’s included?

The better question is: What isn’t included? Because this bundle contains just about everything. Though some of the titles  [Read More…]

Hexologic review: A hexagon-based logic game that will twist your brain

Most of the times we play a game on our Android device, so we can relax and take our mind off things. Simple games like Cooking Madness or Candy Crush are a great way to tune out the daily noise, but what if you’re looking for something more challenging? Something that truly puts your mind at work?

Well, today we’re taking a look at Hexologic, a game that will challenge you to think differently, imagine and solve ever-changing problems that  [Read More…]

Save 59% on this smartphone gimbal and up your video game

It wasn’t that long ago when people were impressed by the ability to record video on a phone. It was only a few years back when we were cool with non-HD video. Now it’s 720p, 1080p, and 4K stuff.

It’s not enough to simply capture video. No, today we want optical stabilization and better overall quality. One such way to get a killer shot is to use a gimbal. A tool such as this could be the difference between a  [Read More…]

Kano Computer Touch Kit vs. Piper Computer Kit: Which should you buy?

Computer kits are a great way to learn about coding and building, and they’re perfect for adults and kids! So we want to make sure you know which kit is best for you (or your child).

Kano Computer Touch Kit

Smart on the go.

$ 280 at Amazon

Pros Slim-built A variety of programs to try out Program on the go! Easy to build Cons Doesn’t teach STEM on the same level as the Piper Kit.  [Read More…]