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Should you buy the Garmin Vivomove HR or Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR??

Brilliant battery Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR

$ 195 at Amazon

Pros Gorgeous design Outstanding battery life Customizable display Heart-rate monitoring Activity and sleep tracking Cons No GPS options Not fully waterproof

Fossil’s newest hybrid is dressed to impress. In addition to a gorgeous selection of designs, it also delivers heart-rate monitoring, activity and sleep tracking, smartphone notifications, music controls, and outstanding battery life.

Pretty performance Garmin Vivomove HR

$ 180 at Amazon

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Jiggle Physics Podcast #19: Console Wars: The Next Generation

eSports based on Activision Blizzard games are coming exclusively to YouTube through a new partnership with Google. Carli, Rebecca, and Jen also examine the next wave of console wars and why specs don’t really matter. On a related note, they discuss why Nintendo doesn’t have much to fear from PS5 and Xbox Series X even though they may be working on a Switch Pro.

Finally, Carli has spent some time playing Doom Eternal. As has been the  [Read More…]

How to optimize the sound of your Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth headphones offer the kind of freedom a wired heatset simply can’t, and while there’s a slight tradeoff in audio quality, it’s well worth it for most people in exchange for the added mobility. There are countless great Bluetooth options to choose from these days, but no matter what you get, you can probably improve the sound you get out of them with some simple tips.

Products used in this guide Best over-ear headphones: Sony WH1000XM3 ($ 255  [Read More…]

Google Opinion Rewards: Everything you need to know

Google Opinion Rewards is an easy way to pick up Play Store credits for buying apps, movies rentals, books, or games.

Google Opinion Rewards is a survey app that lets you earn Play Store credits by answering questions and providing feedback. You can then redeem those credits toward the purchase of apps, music, movies, and games on the Play Store. It’s all pretty straightforward, and it’s a great way to pick up credits on the Play Store.  [Read More…]

Leaked Moto G8 renders reveal a hole-punch display and triple camera array

The Moto G8 will be Motorola’s first G series smartphone to feature a hole-punch display.

What you need to know Leaked renders showing the upcoming Moto G8 have surfaced. The smartphone is expected to feature a 6.39-inch HD+ display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset. It will likely debut at MWC 2020 in Barcelona next month, alongside the Moto G8 Power.

In October last year, Motorola took the wraps off the Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip could go on sale in the U.S. next month for $1,400

The foldable phone will ship with a pre-installed screen protector.

What you need to know A new rumor claims Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Flip will be priced at $ 1,400 in the U.S. The foldable phone is likely to go on sale in the country on February 14 as an AT&T exclusive. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Z Flip alongside the Galaxy S20 trio on February 11.

A report published by The Korea Herald late  [Read More…]

Google kills off App Maker, its low-code app development platform

January 19, 2021, is the day the service goes dark.

What you need to know Google is killing off App Maker, its low-code development platform. The service will shut down on the 19th of January 2021. Google cites low usage as the reason for the service’s demise and points users to alternate services.

Google is killing off App Maker, its low-code, drag and drop app creation tool for businesses. The firm made this announcement in a G  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade from the Skagen Falster 2 to the Falster 3?

Important improvements Skagen Falster 3

$ 295 at Amazon

Pros Better performance + storage New Snapdragon Wear 3100 New smart battery modes Larger case size Built-in speaker Cons Expensive

If you had your share of issues with the Falster 2, it’s more than likely that the Falster 3 will solve most — if not all — of them. It offers the same core features with better performance, a bigger case, a built-in speaker, and more.

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Ring app for Android found to be ‘packed’ with third-party data trackers

The data sent by the Ring app helps analytics and tracking companies form a clear picture of your device.

What you need to know An investigation by EFF has revealed that the Ring doorbell app for Android is packed with third-party trackers. The trackers reportedly send out sensitive information such as the customers’ names, sensor data, private IP addresses, and more. Ring app has been found to send information to four main analytics and marketing companies –  [Read More…]

Build you own phone cleaning kit without breaking the bank

Human beings are filthy, and as we use our phones anywhere and everywhere, we expose our phones to all that filth as well. And since you can’t give your phone a hot, soapy shower every day like you do yourself, you should build yourself a cleaning kit to keep the grime and nastiness under control before those germs migrate back from your phone to you and get you sick.

Clean screen on the go ZEISS Mobile Screen Wipes (60ct Box)  [Read More…]