Tag Archive: 2017


The 2017 Nokia 3 just got a slice of Android 9 Pie

HMD Global makes good on its promise to give two Android updates, even to its budget phones.

For many phone makers, entry-level and midrange phones are treated like second class citizens. It’s rare to see them receive one update, let alone two.

Thankfully, HMD Global is not one of those companies and announced today via a tweet that Android 9 Pie is rolling out to the Nokia 3. In case you don’t remember, HMD promised way back  [Read More…]

Score this bestselling Roomba Robot Vacuum at its best price since 2017

Spring cleaning just got easier.

Amazon has the iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum available for $ 224.99. Usually it costs $ 25 more than that, and this is the best price since the winter of 2017. Today’s deal is one of just three significant price drops in this item’s history.

This handy gadget features a three-stage cleaning system and dual brushes. That means a more efficient clean each and every time. The built-in Dirt Detect sensors means  [Read More…]

The best 2017 phones to purchase in 2018

Newer isn’t always better. While we as consumers always think that the newest model may have the most features, best build quality, and that cool factor, that isn’t always true. That’s especially the case in smartphones. While new phones are great, there are still a ton of 2017 phones that we’d recommend well into 2018. Here’s a list of some of the best.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

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The best 2017 phones to purchase in 2018

Newer isn’t always better. While we as consumers always think that the newest model may have the most features, best build quality, and that cool factor, that isn’t always true. That’s especially the case in smartphones. While new phones are great, there are still a ton of 2017 phones that we’d recommend well into 2018. Here’s a list of some of the best.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

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Google I/O 2017 report card: Successes, failures and no-shows

Has Google made good on the promises from last year?

Google’s annual developer keynote is a fantastic spectacle. New things are announced every couple of minutes, ranging from developer tools to new apps to hardware you can purchase moments after seeing it for the first time. It’s a lot of fun, but with so many ideas flying your way it can be easy to forget what actually launched successfully and what hasn’t yet come to pass.

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Original Prime Video shows got Amazon 5 million new Prime subscribers in 2017

26 million people watched original and third-party programming, too.

Similar to Netflix and Hulu, Amazon creates a number of original programming for its Prime Video streaming service – one of the many perks that come with an Amazon Prime subscription. Amazon spends billions of dollars on this video content each year, and thanks to a new report, we now have a better idea as to how these original shows make Amazon money.

According to internal documents that  [Read More…]

Google releases its 2017 Android security year in review, showing Play Protect has huge impact

How Android got safer and more secure in 2017.

With a platform as massive and amazingly varied as Android, security is of utmost importance. Google works tirelessly to keep Android and Google Play a safe as possible, and in the first quarter of the year it releases an annual report on how it did — today, we get to see how Android security stood throughout 2017.

The big improvement to Android security in 2017 was the launch  [Read More…]

Over 3.2 billion bad online ads were removed by Google in 2017

That’s over 100 ads every second.

The Internet is a wonderful thing and wealth of endless information, but obtrusive online advertisements can quickly dimish the joy of using it. We already knew that Google made a lot of efforts last year to keep bad ads off the web, but now the company’s shed light on just how many violations it dealt with.

In 2017 alone, Google says it removed more than 3.2 billion ads that violated its  [Read More…]

LG V30S hands-on: A 2017 smartphone with 2018’s buzzwords

The V30S brings the ThinQ brand to LG’s phone lineup.

There’s something about a new phone. It gleams, free of fingerprints, as you gingerly take it from its box.

The accessories, perfectly wrapped, have infinite potential. You turn it on and it boots to a clean home screen, ready for you to make it — anything. That’s the beauty of the modern smartphone it; it does so much and it can do whatever you want it to  [Read More…]

Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017

Google saw a lot of device shipments in 2017, but it still has plenty of room to grow.

Display controversies aside, Google’s second attempt at making smartphones with the Pixel 2 was mostly successful. The smaller Pixel 2 is still one of the best Android phones you can buy, and thanks to the many improvements Google made to its hardware department from 2016 to 2017, it also saw a nice uptick in sales.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai  [Read More…]