Tag Archive: Actually


In Oreo, the button to check for Android updates now actually checks for updates

File this one under things finally working as described.

If you’ve ever mashed that “Check for update” button in your phone settings because you were waiting and ready for an update, you know disappointment. You might be disappointed less in the future, as the button now actually checks for an update when asks rather than check to see if you were slotted in to be updated that day.

Long-time Android developer and new master of update buttons Elliot Hughes  [Read More…]

Essential Phone orders are ACTUALLY now shipping out

Essential said that devices were being shipped as of August 25th and some people even received shipping numbers but clicking the link returned an error. It seems that the Essential phone is now actually shipping out according to a number of forums. It does appear that this is only for devices ordered directly through the […]

iPhone not actually the most stolen smartphone in the UK

It appears that an Android manufacturer has had the misfortune of taking the top spot in a list of the most stolen smartphones. According to the most recent report, it was found that models from HTC were most likely to be stolen. And it doesn’t get any better for Android users either, as coming in […]

Get a landline you’ll actually use with the $63 Ooma Telo free home phone service

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on free home phone service!

The Ooma Telo free home phone service device is down to $ 63 as part of Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day. This is the lowest price ever for the Ooma Telo, matching a drop it hasn’t seen since April. Over the last six months, its street price has fluctuated around $ 80-90.

If you haven’t heard of Ooma  [Read More…]

You can use your PSVR without a TV, and it’s actually awesome

It can be inconvenient to find the perfect spot to play VR games, but it doesn’t need to be.

At first, it can seem daunting to meet the needs for a VR setup, especially if you want to play online. You need to have a nice-sized space free of obstacles and breakables, reliable internet access, a television, and lighting that doesn’t interfere with your system’s camera tracking ability. But fortunately, at least in the case of the  [Read More…]

Yes, RED is actually making the Hydrogen One phone

Yes, it’s really going to happen.

Remember when camera maker RED seemingly randomly announced it was making a $ 1200 phone, the Hydrogen One, back in July? Yeah, it’s actually doing that for real. And to bring people up to speed, it handed a few prototypes to Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD), one of the biggest RED fans out there, to show it’s the real deal.

So surprisingly, RED went from only showing a super dim, stealthy promotion render  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force actually costs $720 not $800 at Motorola

Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Force flagship last week and while the handset is expected to go on sale on August 10, customers could already place a pre-order for the phone for $ 799.99 a pop. But in what appeared to be a surprise move, the Moto Z2 Force received an unexpected discount. If you check […]

The future of augmented reality may actually be in shopping apps

How the technology is implemented matters more than the device it arrives on.

We’ve already established that it’s the pervasiveness of online shopping apps killing the shopping mall. But what about augmented reality? Could that change the way we purchase things in the future?

I spent an hour this week at a pop-up showcase for the ASUS ZenFone AR. It’s been nearly eight months since the smartphone was announced, and though we still don’t have a launch  [Read More…]

ZTE launches a $100 phone on AT&T you may actually want

The Blade Spark sounds like a drone, but it’s a phone. Sorry, that’s all I got.

AT&T is launching a new ZTE-branded budget phone today, and it’s actually quite nice for its $ 99.99 MSRP.

Dubbed the Blade Spark, it’s yet another in the quickly-expanding line of Blade smartphones that seem to appear like rabbit offspring at various U.S. carriers. Previous incarnations of the Blade have arrived at Cricket Wireless, Sprint, Boost Mobile, and others, and while they share  [Read More…]

Are the #1 Bluetooth Headphones on Amazon actually good? We review the MPOW M3

When looking for a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, we’re often faced with a few choices. Do we want to spend more money for better audio quality? Does it need water resistance? How much do we care about looks? While some audio companies are trying to compete on price alone and some are trying to compete […]