Tag Archive: 2018


Best Smart Plugs for Google Home in 2018

Turn your traditional gadget into a smart one with a smart plug.

Smart home devices are great — I’ve been obsessing over them since recently moving into a century-old house — and they all work together to make life a little easier and more convenient. It isn’t always about being too lazy to reach for the light switch; most smart gadgets allow you to access and control the various appliances in your house remotely so that you  [Read More…]

Reddit’s August 2018 security incident: What you need to know

Here’s what you can do to keep your digital life safe.

Reddit, one of the world’s most popular websites, announced on August 1, 2018, that it experienced a security breach in which some user data was compromised.

The breach mostly affects Redditors that have been on the site since 2007 or earlier, but even if you made your account at a later date, you should still keep reading as there’s a chance some info was still exposed.

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These are the best Android phones you can buy right now (August 2018)

Are you looking for a new phone? It’s never been a better time to be in the market because there are so many great phones out there right now.

From budget flagship options from OnePlus to the steady and excellent options from Samsung, there’s something for every budget. We’ve compiled a list of the best phones you can go out and get right now.

Without further ado, here are our picks in no particular order.

OnePlus 6

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Samsung’s Q2 2018 earnings confirm slow sales of the Galaxy S9

Mobile sales are expected to remain challenging.

Samsung just released its earnings report for the second quarter of the year, and in regards to its mobile sales, things are less than ideal.

Although no exact numbers were given, Samsung says that its IT & Mobile Communications division saw a drop in sales for both year-to-year and quarter-on-quarter performance due to the Galaxy S9 seeing “slow sales.” Despite that, the company’s network business “achieved solid growth” thanks to  [Read More…]

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video for August 2018

Bring on Jack Ryan, a Gringo, and more!

Finally, August is upon us. (Same time every year, but whatever. It’s been a long one.) And we’re particularly interested in this particular August for Amazon Prime Video for the following reason: Jack Ryan.

OK, we have to wail until the end of the month (because of course we do) to finally get our first taste of John Krasinski in the latest incarnation of the classic Tom Clancy character. And  [Read More…]

What’s new on Hulu for August 2018

Arnold said he’d be back. And he will be. Along with the OG Jack Ryan.

There are a lot of good flicks coming to Hulu in August 2018. Starting with the likes of Hoosiers and the Hunt for Red October — this business will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it! — on Aug. 1, and wrapping up with The Terminator on Aug. 31. Ain’t nothing like the original.

And that’s just the bookends. There’s  [Read More…]

V30, G7 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ: What’s the difference in the LG phones from 2018?

LG has traditionally released devices the same time as its biggest rival, Samsung, but after beating the Galaxy S8 to launch in 2017 with its G6, and still getting trounced by it in sales, the company decided a change in strategy is needed.

Ever since CES 2018, we’ve heard LG was planning to alter its strict yearly release cycle. CEO Cho Sung-jin said the company “will unveil new smartphones when it is needed. But we will not launch it just  [Read More…]

IFA 2018 is just around the corner, so what should we expect?

IFA is one of Europe’s biggest tech shows. It usually takes place during the first days of September in Berlin, Germany. Naturally, the industry’s biggest names all make an appearance to show off their wares and latest hot new products.

This year IFA is scheduled to begin on August 31 and will its gates will remain open until September 5. The show is open to the public, so anyone with an interest in tech can go and check out the  [Read More…]

IFA 2018 is just around the corner, so what should we expect?

IFA is one of Europe’s biggest tech shows. It usually takes place during the first days of September in Berlin, Germany. Naturally, the industry’s biggest names all make an appearance to show off their wares and latest hot new products.

This year IFA is scheduled to begin on August 31 and will its gates will remain open until September 5. The show is open to the public, so anyone with an interest in tech can go and check out the  [Read More…]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a Mid-Range Phone Over a Flagship in 2018

Phones keep getting better for cheaper. Why not take advantage of that?

One of the most exciting shifts in the smartphone world over the last few years has been the increasing availability of great mid-range options. Everybody loves a sleek flagship phone, but not everybody can or should spend the money on one — they’re just overkill for some people’s needs.

A lot of people just want a phone for casual gaming, social media, or photography, and  [Read More…]