Archive for October, 2019

These AirPod alternatives offer superb audio and battery life for $40

Smartphone manufacturers are slowly but surely removing headphone jacks from their flagship models, and soon enough, your reliable wired headphones will be obsolete. Luckily, Bluetooth earbuds are more accessible than ever, and popular choices like the Apple AirPods dominate the market. Not just anyone can buy a pricey pair of AirPods though, but you can get these AirPods alternatives for just $ 40.

The AirSounds Pro is a pair of true wireless Bluetooth earbuds featuring an AirPods-inspired design.  [Read More…]

Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, Nest Wifi [#acpodcast]

Made by Google ’19 has come and gone — now it’s time to dissect everything that went down! Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Ara Wagoner focus this week on Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, and Nest Wifi. Pixel Buds represent the next stage of computing, but Pixelbook Go is a step backwards.

The last few minutes of the show contain general impressions of Pixel 4, but keep your ears open for an episode devoted to our full  [Read More…]

What’s the best mid-sized smart screen? Echo Show 8 or Nest Hub?

These smart screen devices from Amazon and Google/Nest aim to address that middle section of the lineup that is not too big and not too small. But which one is just right for you? Let’s find out!

Echo Show 8

Just right

$ 130 at Amazon

Pros Physical camera shutter and mute switch Certified for Humans program for easy setup Similar specs to its bigger sibling Alexa integration Cons No Dolby audio Amazon Photos integration  [Read More…]

Google is going all in on ambient computing in 2019

From earbuds to home routers to smartphones, Google is allowing you to access its “helpful” services everywhere, all the time.

At the Google I/O 2019 keynote event, CEO Sundar Pichai explained Google’s mission when it comes to hardware products by saying “They all share a single goal: to be helpful, so we can be there for you big and small over the course of your day.” At the Made by Google 2019 Event, Google Senior Vice President  [Read More…]

Does Call of Duty Mobile have bots?

Best answer: Yes, at early levels Call of Duty: Mobile is going to throw bots at you. You’ll fight mostly bots for your first few levels until they turn you loose on real players at around level 10.

Mobile-based shooter action: Call of Duty: Mobile (Free on the Google Play Store) They, robot

Call of Duty: Mobile has quickly become the biggest mobile game in the world, hitting 20 million players in just two days. However, many  [Read More…]

Walmart Black Friday 2019: Best Deals, Ads, & Sales

Many of the best Black Friday deals will be able to be found just about anywhere you look on November 29, but if you are looking to go into a physical store an maximize your shopping potential, Walmart may be the place to be. The retailer offers an insane variety in its stores, and year after year continues to offer some crazy doorbuster sales, longer-lasting options, and quite honestly there will be a bunch of stuff you’ll impulsively buy to  [Read More…]

AT&T TV Now’s newest plans are about to go up in price

The bigger question is whether other streaming services will follow.

What you need to know The two lowest plans on AT&T TV Now will increase starting Nov. 19 The “Plus” plan will be $ 65, and “Max” will be $ 80. AT&T TV Now’s legacy plans also are going up.

AT&T today confirmed to CordCutters that increases are coming to two of its newest streaming plans, as well as to four older players that aren’t actually offered to new  [Read More…]

Destiny 2 armor 2.0 system is getting some changes soon

Bungie addresses feedback and explains some updates coming to Armor 2.0.

What you need to know Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the latest expansion for Destiny 2. This expansion brought major changes to how armor functions, dubbed Armor 2.0. Bungie has addressed the feedback received over this system and explained a couple of changes coming soon. You can grab Destiny 2: Shadowkeep on PlayStation 4 for $ 35 at Amazon.

Since Bungie got the full rights to the  [Read More…]

These are the best heavy duty cases for the Pixel 4 XL

Google has brought some exciting features to the table with the Pixel 4 XL, including the Soli sensor that will let you do more with your phone without actually touching it. For the rest of the time, when you’re phone is in hand, you should keep it safe with a heavy-duty case that protects against the nastiest drops.

Protect and showcase Ringke Fusion-X

Staff pick

Not only does the Ringke Fusion-X offer rugged drop protection with reinforced  [Read More…]

These are the best Day One screen protectors for the Pixel 4

A screen protector is the best Day One accessory you could invest in for the Pixel 4. No matter how careful you are, smartphone screens invariably pick up micro-abrasions from daily use and abuse so let a slab of tempered glass or film take the abuse instead. Plus, you’ll be able to resell your phone for more if it still has a pristine screen.

Three-for-One MP-MALL Tempered Glass (3-pack)

Staff pick

MP-Mall offers a great value  [Read More…]