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Google Pixel 3 versus Pixel 4 – Worth the upgrade?

Whenever a new phone arrives the first question we tend to get is, “what’s different from the last one?” It’s a deserving question, especially when discussing flagship devices. After all, we just got this handset and spent a pretty penny for it. Is it really time to consider replacing it?

In the past there was a bigger divide between generations of phones, but today’s it’s slowed down quite a bit. Revolution only comes around every so often as it’s typically  [Read More…]

The new Nest Aware will start at $6 per month and cover all of your devices

Set to launch early 2020.

What you need to know The new Nest Aware base plan will cost $ 6 per month and $ 12 per month for Nest Aware Plus. Both plans will cover all devices in your home with 30 days of event-based video history for Nest Aware and 30 days of event-based video history with 10 days of 24/7 video history for Nest Aware Plus. The new plans will roll out in early 2020.  [Read More…]

Google expanding Pixel 4 to all major U.S. carriers

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, oh my!

What you need to know The Pixel 4 will be showing up on all 4 major U.S. carriers Pixel 4 will also be on Google Fi, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, and Visible. Google’s phones used to launch as exclusives to Verizon and Google Fi.

A sticking point for Pixel fans used to be the places that you could pick up the phone. For Pixel 4, Google is launching on all major  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL make official debut

Google on Tuesday announced its latest flagship phones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, and, in the process put to bed months of rumors and leaks.

As if we might have expected anything else, nearly every detail surrounding the two phones made its way online ahead of the formal debut.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL share a number of hardware features in common and are largely differentiated by two features. Specifically, the XL variant offers a  [Read More…]

The Pixel 4 supports wireless charging, but there’s a catch

Best answer: Yes, the Pixel 4 supports wireless charging. You can place it on any Qi wireless charger to refuel the phone without having to plug in any cables, but if you want to take advantage of the full 10W fast wireless charging capabilities, you’ll need to use Google’s own Pixel Stand. Otherwise, you’ll be limited to 5W charge speeds.

Google’s best: Google Pixel 4 ($ 799 at Google Store) The charger you want: Google Pixel Stand  [Read More…]

Is Visible Protect worth it for your new phone?

Best answer: It depends on how expensive your phone is or if you’re prone to accidents. Visible Protect offers device replacements and repairs for a discounted rate on devices purchased directly from Visible. Rates range from $ 10-12 per month depending on the device.

Forget about the gigs on your phone: Visible ($ 40/mo. at Visible) Don’t panic: Visible Protect ($ 10-12/mo. at Visible) Your phone is probably quite expensive

Many phones today are worth several hundred  [Read More…]

Pixel 4 pre-order available on B&H ahead of Google event, ships Oct 22

Checkout is unavailable until 7:30 pm ET.

What you need to know The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have been listed on B&H Photo for pre-order ahead of the launch. If you attempt to checkout, you are met with an error message saying ‘Checkout will resume at Tuesday 7:30 pm ET.’ Shipping will begin on October 22.

Happy Pixel day, everybody! Even though Google has yet to even launch the thoroughly leaked device, that hasn’t  [Read More…]

Can you watch Disney+ on Chromebook?

Best answer: Theoretically, there are two ways to watch Disney+ on a Chromebook: watching via a web player in the browser and via the Android app. At the moment, playback through the Disney+ web player isn’t working on Chromebooks, but playback works via the Android app.

Limited playback: Disney+ ($ 70/yr at Disney)

Where Chromebook support is right now

The Netherlands preview is giving us a look at where platform support for Disney+ will  [Read More…]

Realme X2 Pro goes live with 90Hz display, Snapdragon 855+, 64MP camera

Realme is going after OnePlus with its latest flagship.

What you need to know The Realme X2 Pro is now official with an FHD+ AMOLED 90Hz panel. The device features a 64MP primary camera at the back that’s joined by three other sensors. It has 50W SuperVOOC wired charging and a 4000mAh battery. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 855+.

Realme has dominated the budget segment in India over the course of the last 15 months,  [Read More…]

Netgear’s new Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system has a compact design, lower price tag

The new Orbi WiFi System (RBK14) can cover homes up to 6,000 sq. ft.

What you need to know Netgear has come up with a new Orbi dual band Mesh WiFi system. The company’s latest Orbi Home WiFi system is designed for households with several internet-connected devices and delivers combined speeds of up to 1.2Gbps. Netgear’s new Orbi Mesh WiFi system is now on sale in the U.S. through authorized partners and other resellers for a starting  [Read More…]