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Pop-up cameras are just the evolution of the slider phone

A necessary evil before getting everything we want.

Phone companies make a lot of design decisions that, in retrospect, are very bad. We’ve seen some poor smartphone designs over the last decade, and most of them can be boiled down to an attempt to be exciting, innovative and interesting, only to backfire spectacularly because they led to massive compromises or didn’t work as intended.

So I don’t blame anyone for being skeptical when the last week brought  [Read More…]

Maker Hart Just Mixer M Review

While you can go out and spend a boatload of money on various pieces of equipment, you’ll always need accessories. This may range from just a single microphone, or flash for videos, but there’s always a need for something.

Even after you purchase the big-ticket items, there are others that just help improve the general experience. That’s where the Maker Hart Just Mixer M comes into play, at least for videographers or podcasters.

Overview

The Maker Hart Just Mixer M  [Read More…]

These are all the phones Xiaomi is releasing in 2018

Do you know what phones Xiaomi’s coming out with this year?

You may not be all that familiar with Xiaomi if you live in the U.S., but for folks in China, India, and other parts of the globe, Xiaomi is one of the most popular consumer technology brands in the business.

Xiaomi crafts a variety of gadgets and gizmos, ranging from laptops, smart vacuums, and even electric bicycles, but its bread and butter lies with smartphones.

Each  [Read More…]

Honor 10 vs. Nokia 7 Plus: Two of the best $400 phones on the market

The Honor 10 has a flashy design, while the Nokia 7 Plus is all about a clean user interface.

If you’re in the market for a $ 400-equivalent phone, the Nokia 7 Plus and the Honor 10 are two of the best options available.

The Honor 10 is notable for its aurora glass design, which alternates between several shades of blue (or green) based on how light reflects off the back. The phone also comes with 128GB  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Amazon Fire TV Cube: Which should you buy?

Which Android TV streaming box is best for cord cutters?

The NVIDIA Shield TV has been the best streaming solution for Android users since 2015, but Amazon is set to take over that top spot in 2018 with the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

Amazon’s latest living room entertainment solution sure looks compelling, in spite of its boxy design and slightly underpowered specs compared to the Shield TV. Both are better at doing different things, so deciding which  [Read More…]

Bundle the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Spot to save $102 on your purchase

Two great devices, one big savings.

Amazon is bundling the Ring Video Doorbell Pro with its Echo Spot for $ 278, a savings of $ 102 compared to buying the two separately. At first glance, it may seem like a bit of an odd pairing, but the two of these devices actually work quite well together. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro allows you to answer your door and interact with the people on the other end from  [Read More…]

Spigen Rugged Armor case for Galaxy S9+ review: Low cost, rugged protection

For $ 15, there isn’t a rugged case that delivers quite as much value as Spigen’s offering.

Spigen is known for making affordable cases that hold up to a ton of abuse over the years, so it’s no wonder that its products are well-regarded. The Rugged Armor has been my go-to case for a few years now thanks to its lightweight design and rugged protection, so when I was looking to pick up a case for my  [Read More…]

Best Android apps for streaming music from OneDrive

With Groove Music retiring on Android, you’ll have to look elsewhere to stream your music from OneDrive.

Microsoft didn’t just discontinue Groove Music Pass; they’re also retiring Groove Music on iOS and Android later this year. Users that prefer purchasing music, storing it on the cloud, and streaming it to their devices will have to look elsewhere to get their music fix. Luckily, there are a number of apps for Android that allow you to stream music  [Read More…]

Treat your home to an Ecovacs Deebot N79 robot vacuum cleaner for just $160 today

Free yourself from chores.

Right now you can grab the Ecovacs Deebot N79 robot vacuum cleaner for just $ 159.98 when you use coupon code I5V25QHP during checkout at Amazon. We haven’t seen a deal this good on the N79 since April. With over 4,700 reviews, this robot vacuum has a 4.1 out of 5-star rating, which is rather impressive.

You can use the free Ecovacs app to create a schedule, monitor cleanings, receive error alerts, and  [Read More…]

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video for July 2018

Three new Amazon Originals and a bunch of old favorites!

We’re getting into the meat of summer. That means a couple things. First is that you should probably be spending a good bit of time outside. But that also means you’ll be reminded of just how great things are inside, with conditioned air, a distinct lack of bug life, and a lot less perspiration. Outside? Hot. Inside? Cool. With loads to watch on TV — an specifically on Amazon  [Read More…]