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Android Central Podcast #453: The Best (and Worst) of 2019

Marton Barcza stops by the show for a chat with Jerry Hildenbrand and Daniel Bader about the best and worst tech of 2019.

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Show Notes and Links: Curiositystream + Nebula Bundle TechAltar – YouTube TechAltar (@TechAltar) | Twitter Product Review Community | Crrowd Crrowd (@crrowdapp) | Twitter Sponsors: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy,  [Read More…]

Become a master videographer with this 45-hour bundle

When it comes to promoting your brand or project and growing your audience, nothing is more important than creating high-quality video content.

The Complete Videography Bundle: Beginner to Expert will teach you how to create and share pro-level videos so you can give your projects the attention they deserve, and it’s currently available for over 95% off at just $ 29.99.

With ten courses and over 45 hours of instruction, this bundle walks you through everything you need to know  [Read More…]

How to manually tag people and faces in Google Photos

One of the best parts about Google Photos is the automatic face tagging feature, which makes it easy to quickly find photos of your friends without having to scroll aimlessly through years of backups. Up until recently, though, you could only label faces Google Photos had already detected. Now, you can add those face tags yourself, with a few caveats.

How to manually tag faces

Tagging faces is a great way to easily index your photos, but before,  [Read More…]

Not all 5G is created equal, and it’s confusing as hell right now

It won’t really matter in the long run, but right now it’s near-impossible to explain what 5G is.

The build-out of consumer 5G networks is difficult from a technological and logistical standpoint. Varying network standards between carriers, coverage issues resulting from necessary infrastructure upgrades, and limited availability of 5G phones early on are all hindering the 5G rollout. But one of the biggest problems underlying it all is that “5G” isn’t just one thing, and it’s both  [Read More…]

Porch pirates are the best reason to buy an outdoor security camera

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — especially for package thieves.

You’re not the only one excited to see a UPS truck in front of your house this time of the year. For a lot of people a brown box with barcodes and big labels on it means a chance to hit it big and get whatever it is you ordered at an awesome discount by stealing it right off of your porch.

You’ve heard  [Read More…]

Put Alexa wherever there is a plug with the Amazon Echo Flex

It’s not pretty, but that’s kinda the point.

When Amazon announced the Echo Flex at its September 2019 event in Seattle, the product received a mixed, if muted reception among the tech press and Echo/Alexa fans. Some saw it as another example of Amazon just throwing a bunch of crud up against a wall (which, ironically, is where this thing goes) to see if it would stick, some didn’t pay it much attention at all, and some  [Read More…]

How to spend less than $100 on a pair of true wireless earbuds

True wireless earbuds have gotten great over the past several years. The ones you typically hear about are super expensive, but there are some great budget options out there, such as the Creative Outlier Air, which offer fantastic battery life, great comfort, and superb sound quality for under $ 100.

Best Overall: Creative Outlier Air

Battery life is one of the standout features of the Creative Outlier Air. Even compared to some high-end true wireless earbuds,  [Read More…]

Get in the spirit of the season with a fun new yule log from Disney+

For the Disney nerd and the undercover Disney nerd, this yule log is a refined take of the classic holiday staple.

What you need to know Tis the season for yule log videos, and Disney+ has a new one that’s Frozen-themed. The Arendelle Castle Yule Log features Anna and Elsa’s hearth with mementos placed around and over the fireplace. Some of the decor gives nods to the original Frozen film as well as Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

We’re  [Read More…]

These $250 wireless noise-cancelling earbuds are on sale for $75

Wireless earbuds don’t tend to enjoy a very great reputation among serious listeners—due to the fact that they almost always lack the kind of Hi-Fi clarity that most audiophiles crave.

These HUB: Hi-Fi Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds, however, manage to break the mold by offering supreme sonics along with an incredibly compact and comfortable design, and they’re currently on sale for 70% off at just $ 74.99.

With Bluetooth 5.0 technology and a whopping 100 hours of total playback  [Read More…]

How to watch UFC 245 on Amazon Fire TV

All you need is ESPN+. (And Amazon Fire TV.)

UFC 245 is nearly upon us. It’s the final UFC event of 2019, and it’s going to be good. (At least it better be good, because we keep saying it will be.

On tap this Saturday, Dec. 14, is Kamaru Usman, who’s taking on Colby Covington in the welterweight division. The fight is coming to us from Las Vegas.

Like all big UFC events, this one’s on Pay-Per-View.  [Read More…]