Category: Android News


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…]

Boost Mobile starts selling an Android Oreo Go edition phone, the Coolpad Illumina

Boost Mobile recently welcomed its first Android Oreo Go edition smartphone. It’s called the Coolpad Illumina and obviously, it’s a low-end smartphone which you can pick up for $ 39.99 (plus tax) for a limited time.

Once the promo period expires, the phone will take you back with $ 79.99, which is still pretty affordable.

Anyway, in case you don’t know Android Go is a special version of Android designed to bring smooth experience on entry-level smartphones that have low  [Read More…]

The first Wear OS smartwatch powered by a Snapdragon Wear 3100 goes on sale

The first smartwatch powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which was unveiled last month, is now available for purchase. It’s called the Montblanc Summit 2 and it’s a premium intelligent timepiece with pricing kicking off at a hefty $ 995.

The Summit 2 arrives with a 42mm case and features a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 327ppi. Montblanc offers up to 11 interchangeable straps to choose from including calfskin, rubber sport, nylon or Milanese steel. As for the  [Read More…]

The $57 Black+Decker kit includes a cordless drill, hand tools, and more

Good price for one day only.

The Black+Decker LDX120PK cordless drill and battery power project kit is down to $ 56.50 on Amazon. This is one of Amazon’s daily deals, so the price is temporary. The kit normally sells for around $ 80, and this is the lowest price we have ever seen.

The full kit includes a 20V Lithium cordless drill, the battery to power it, 68 hand tools and accessories, and a carrying bag for  [Read More…]

Declutter with this upgraded version of The Anchor headphone mount

Keep your headphones within arm’s reach.

Messy desks are no help when it comes to getting work done. Luckily, there are several unique methods of keeping your most-used essentials nearby without having them in your way, and one of our favorites just got a major upgrade. Elevation Lab’s Anchor Pro just made its way to Amazon and, using code ANCHORPRO, you can snag one yourself for just $ 13.

The original, The Anchor, is a small mount  [Read More…]

Huawei announces the Mate 20 X — a phone with a 7.2-inch OLED display

The phone’s launching October 26 for €899.

Huawei held an event in London today to announce its new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones. We were fully expecting these handsets to be unveiled, but along with them, Huawei gave us a good surprise by announcing the Mate 20 X, too.

Right off the bat, the Mate 20 X sounds amazing/ridiculous thanks to its 7.2-inch “Ultra Large Display.” It’s using an OLED panel and has a resolution  [Read More…]

It’s not just you — YouTube TV is down

Yes, again.

If you’re thinking to yourself “Ya know, you guys never mention the 99.9 percent of the time that YouTube TV is working just fine …” Well, you’re right. We don’t. But this isn’t one of those times and so we’re going to mention (again) that YouTube TV (and YouTube proper, along with YouTube Music, apparently) is struggling a bit this evening.

That in and of itself is not the end of the world. On the  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Huawei unveils the new Mate 20 lineup and much more

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. Huawei held an event where the company showed off a total of four new smartphones and an interesting smartwatch. Andrew and Donovan sit down and discuss all of these products and what they mean for the market as a whole.

What we talked about today

Huawei unveils its new lineup of smart devices including:

Huawei Mate 20 Huawei Mate 20 Pro Huawei Mate  [Read More…]