Archive for February, 2019


How to set up your new Amazon Echo Show

The Amazon Echo Show is the premier item of the Echo family. Equipped with a 10.1-inch touch display, the Echo Show is a small device that packs a lot of heat. Whether it’s video calling via Microsoft’s Skype, streaming music from various providers such as Apple Music and Spotify, listening to Audible audiobooks, or watching Prime Video or Hulu with Live TV, you’re sure to get a lot out of this device. New to the Amazon Echo Show  [Read More…]

PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Visible CEO Miguel Quiroga

It’s a safe bet that most US consumers can name the four biggest wireless carriers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. We’re also willing to wager that many are familiar with the likes of Boost, Cricket, and Metro. But, do you know Visible?

Launched in the middle of 2018, Visible bills itself as a digital carrier that leverages Verizon’s 4G LTE network. It’s not exactly a prepaid carrier, and it’s not exactly an MVNO.

What makes Visible different from Verizon  [Read More…]

How to set up your new Amazon Echo Show

The Amazon Echo Show is the premier item of the Echo family. Equipped with a 10.1-inch touch display, the Echo Show is a small device that packs a lot of heat. Whether it’s video calling via Microsoft’s Skype, streaming music from various providers such as Apple Music and Spotify, listening to Audible audiobooks, or watching Prime Video or Hulu with Live TV, you’re sure to get a lot out of this device. New to the Amazon Echo Show  [Read More…]

The Instant Pot Ultra 6-quart cooker just got its first price drop of 2019

Gotta do the cooking by the book.

The Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 6-quart programmable pressure cooker is down to $ 127.99 at Amazon. That’s over $ 40 off what it normally goes for. We have shared slightly better deals on this model before, which were drops down to $ 100 as part of a one-day deal and $ 85 for Black Friday. However, this is the best discount on this model we’ve seen since. If you missed  [Read More…]

What is a Time-of-Flight camera and how does it work?

Best answer: A Time of Flight camera uses the known speed of light to measure distance. The “flight time” of a reflected beam of light is measured and the amount of time taken to make a return trip to the sensor is calculated against the speed of light particles to build what’s known as a range image of the scene in front of the lens. What this all means is that with a precise measurement of key  [Read More…]

How to remap the Bixby button on your Galaxy Phone to launch any app

It’s been two years since Samsung debuted Bixby, and the dreaded Bixby button, alongside the Galaxy S8, and the company has taken until now, 2019, to provide a way to remap it.

While the feature is only currently available on the Galaxy S10, it will be backported to the S8, Note 8, S9 and Note 9 in a software update.

What does remapping do?

Simply, you’re now able to launch any app you want by single or double-pressing  [Read More…]

Samsung will finally let you remap the Bixby button on older Galaxy phones

The only caveat is that they need to be running Android Pie.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 has a lot going for it, but among the new AMOLED display, triple camera setup, etc., one of the things we’re most excited about is Bixby Key Customization — a feature that allows you to finally remap the physical Bixby button.

What’s even more exciting, is that Samsung has now confirmed that you’ll be able to remap the Bixby button on  [Read More…]

Are you going to spend $2000 on the Galaxy Fold?

Don’t worry, we won’t tell your wallet.

Samsung gave us a pretty nice surprise on Wednesday at its Unpacked event by kicking things off with the announcement of the Galaxy Fold — the company’s foldable phone that we’ve been waiting years for.

The tech used to make the Galaxy Fold a reality is beyond impressive, but its price tag of $ 1,980 has caused for a lot of sticker shock.

Here’s how some of our AC forum  [Read More…]

Never get stranded in an emergency with 30% off Trekpow’s Car Jump Starter

The kind of thing you hope you never need.

The Trekpow 1500A Car Jump Starter is down to $ 62.99 at Amazon as part of its daily deals. This normally sells for $ 90, and today’s deal is the best direct price drop we’ve ever seen for it.

Every glove compartment should have an emergency jump starter in it, and if you know someone driving around without one then you should grab them one in this sale.  [Read More…]

Add two discounted TP-Link mini smart plugs to your smart home for $15 each

Make a schedule, use your voice, and more.

Newegg is offering TP-Link’s Kasa Smart Plug Mini 2-pack on sale for just $ 29.98 today. This one-day discount saves you $ 15 off the usual price for this bundle. A single one of these plugs would regularly cost $ 25 at Amazon and the 2-pack there is $ 45.

The HS105 Smart Plug Mini allows you to turn your electronics on or off from anywhere in the world  [Read More…]