Tag Archive: Almost


Google gives away almost 20,000 Home Minis

At last night’s Western Conference Finals game between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers, Google made a ton of fans very happy. They gave one lucky fan a chance to sink a half-court shot to send all of the 19,000+ fans in attendance home with a Google Home Mini, but what fans didn’t expect is that if he missed, they’d still get their assistant-enabled speaker too. And that they did.

The giveaway was the largest and most expensive sports  [Read More…]

New promos reveal almost everything about the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Look forward to the Pixel 3’s same camera and three years of software updates.

With the launch day approaching, there have been plenty of leaks about the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL lately. Just yesterday we got a sneak peek at the box and possible pricing, and today we’re learning even more through some new promotional images.

First up, we have images showing off all three colors of the new Pixel 3a phones including Clearly White,  [Read More…]

Android Q has a hidden “back” gesture that almost works

Google may be taking a clue from MIUI and the iPhone to deeper integrate horizontal gestures in Android Q.

We’ve speculated that Google may be shaking up navigation gestures in Android Q to make up for the bland and boring system it revealed with Android Pie. Companies like OnePlus and Xiaomi have used their own gestures for awhile, and their mature offerings made Google’s attempt look a little weak. This hidden gesture discovered by XDA member paphonb  [Read More…]

LG G8 review: Almost there, yet again

Another year, another phone that gets most of the way to the competition and stumbles in critical moments.

LG’s modus operandi since 2016 has been to steadily iterate on its flagship phone platforms. Its seemingly low level of commitment to pushing the envelope with its top-tier smartphones comports with its earnings: the company’s mobile division isn’t making money, and what chance it has of doing so lies in releasing low- and mid-tier devices through deep carrier partnerships rather  [Read More…]

Anker’s 5-in-1 adapter adds versatility to USB-C ports at almost $20 off

Add even more functionality to your favorite USB-C device.

The Anker Premium 5-in-1 Hub USB-C Adapter drops to $ 35.99 at Amazon when you clip the coupon on its product page. Thanks to its current sale price of $ 39.99 without the coupon, today’s deal will snag you this USB-C hub at the lowest cost we’ve ever seen it reach. It was previously selling for $ 60, though it’s been consistently priced at $ 55 the past couple of  [Read More…]

Take almost $50 off the WD My Passport 2TB portable SSD

Covered by a three-year warranty.

The WD My Passport 2TB portable solid state drive is down to $ 323.99 on Amazon. The SSD was selling for around $ 370 at the beginning of March. Since then it has been going for around $ 350, but the drop to $ 324 is the lowest we’ve seen since a rare drop on Black Friday last year.

Store it all WD My Passport 2TB portable SSD

So much space. And  [Read More…]

These are the best gaming accessories for almost any Android phone

Speaking as a passionate mobile gamer, the pain points I deal with most often are dealing with bad controls, a dying battery, bad audio, and running low on internal storage. That’s where having the right accessories on hand can really save the day. We’ve rounded up the best controllers, battery packs, and headphones that you should consider if you want to step your game up.

Great build quality and design SteelSeries Stratus Duo

Staff pick

The Stratus  [Read More…]

Android Q is (almost) here to remind us all about fragmentation

Another Android release means another essential privacy protection is here and that most users won’t see it for a while.

Android Q addresses one of my biggest gripes about Android when it comes to privacy: you can tell an app that it doesn’t get to track your location when you’re not actually using it.

We’ve all seen an app request access to our location and up to now, we’ve been able to say yes or no when  [Read More…]

Anker’s PowerWave wireless charging pad is almost half off its normal price

Get to chargin’.

The Anker PowerWave 10W wireless charging pad is down to $ 11.99 on Amazon thanks to a price drop from around $ 22 and a $ 1 off on-page coupon. This is a new low price for the pad and the best deal we’ve ever seen.

It’s a Qi-certified wireless charger that works with any compatible device, including both Android and iPhone smartphones. Only Samsung Galaxy phones will get the full 10W high-speed charge,  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 XL review, 3 months on: Almost perfect

Google’s phone is still a winner, but little things still keep it from approaching perfection.

The Google Pixel 3 XL has been out for over three months now; our original review went up on October 15. In typical Pixel fashion, there has been a good bit of angst and controversy in the months since. Every issue and complaint has been picked apart, and considerable improvements and bugfixes have been addressed with monthly software updates. Google has since  [Read More…]