Category: Android News


Nest Secure vs. Vivint home security: Which should you buy?

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Nest Secure

DIY and advanced

$ 399 at Best Buy

Pros No-tool installation. Tight Nest and Google Assistant integration. Modular. Nest Secure is optional. “Off-the-shelf” components. Cons Initial expense. Basic package is bare-bones.

The Nest  [Read More…]

Gear Up: Check out our favorite smart wallet options

Smart products are everywhere. Anything that we can add technology to, we usually end up doing. That ranges from everything like lights, fans, and security systems to garage doors, car chargers, and more.

Adding smart technology to otherwise dumb products can be a real game changer. No longer do we have to wonder if that shadowy figure in front of our door is a robber or sweet old grandma. Now we can unlock the front door of our home so  [Read More…]

Panasonic RP-HD605N Headphones review: The Bose QC35’s cheaper cousin

Panasonic’s entry into noise-canceling headphones is surprisingly great.

If you own a pair of noise-canceling headphones, there’s a really good chance that they’re made by either Sony or Bose. These two companies have dominated this market with products like the WH1000XM3 and QC35 II, and in an attempt to undercut these two giants, Panasonic decided to enter the ring with its more affordable RP-HD605N headphones.

Panasonic’s goal with the RP-HD605N is to deliver a pair of high-quality  [Read More…]

How to create a legacy contact for Facebook

Death. The one thing that none of us can avoid. It’s coming for all of us and it’s the last thing that any of us will do, too. Surely, it is the last thing you really want to think about.

Do you know what else you probably don’t want to think about? What happens with your social media accounts when you pass? Yes, we’re talking about your words, pictures, and legacy.

For many people, social accounts become a place of memorial  [Read More…]

Store 128GB of data with SanDisk’s $22 Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive

So much space in a tiny device.

SanDisk’s 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive is down to $ 22.49 on Amazon. That puts it $ 8 below the price of its little USB 3.0 brother and marks one of the best prices we’ve ever seen. This flash drive normally sells for around $ 30 on average.

This high-speed USB 3.1 flash drive features read speeds up to 130MB/s. You could transfer a full-length movie to it  [Read More…]

Stardew Valley for Android is a game worth getting hyped about!

One of the most celebrated indie gaming releases in recent years, Stardew Valley will arrive on mobile later this month — available for iOS on Oct. 24th and coming to the Google Play Store sometime later.

What is Stardew Valley?

If you’ve never heard of or played Stardew Valley before, it’s basically a farming simulator built atop a robust 16-bit open-ended RPG that lets you play and develop your character and farm as you choose. The story begins with  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 vs. Google Pixel: Should you upgrade?

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Google Pixel 3

The perfect upgrade

$ 799 at Google Store

Pros Compact form factor Fantastic cameras Excellent OLED display Stereo speakers Wireless charging Cons No headphone jack

If you’re still using the first-gen Pixel, the Pixel 3 is the  [Read More…]

Amazon Smart Plug review: Everything should be so easy

Amazon’s smart plug brings a new meaning to the term “plug and play.”

I’ve been using the Amazon Smart Plug for a few days, and I’m convinced it’s the best hardware product Amazon has ever made.

I’m no stranger to smart plugs. I have an assortment of them in my house, ranging from hard-wired old-school Wemo and Insteon plugs to inexpensive iHome socket adapters to “green” models like Edimax’s offerings. They’re a great way to transform any  [Read More…]

How to use an old phone as a dash cam

Your old Android phone makes a great dash cam because it can do a lot more than just record the road.

A dash cam is a really cool thing to have. You never know when you’ll see something worth recording on the road until it’s too late (never whip out your phone for a photo while driving!) and sometimes you need to document what happened in case of an accident or another traffic incident. Someone you know  [Read More…]

Best alternative USB-C headphones for Google Pixel 3

Google bundles a pair of USB-C earbuds in the box with every Pixel 3 and 3 XL purchase, and the sound quality on offer is pretty decent, all things considered. However, if you’re looking for something with a bit more oomph, there are a few options around.

Perfect for Pixels Libratone Q Adapt

Libratone’s Q Adapt are the best option right now if you’re looking for USB-C earbuds. The earbuds are designed for the Pixel, they’re rated IPX4  [Read More…]