Tag Archive: Another


Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]

Google’s Home Hub smart display spotlights another Microsoft failure

Google’s Home Hub joins Amazon’s Echo Show in an ambient-computing, smart-display space in which Microsoft is conspicuously absent.

Amazon pioneered the progression of voice-controlled ambient computing with its Alexa-powered smart speakers. The Google Assistant-powered Google Home and Apple’s Siri-powered HomePod eventually followed. In 2017, Amazon upped the ante with its Amazon Echo Show smart display. The Echo Show brought the ability to display interactive content to the smart speaker battle.

Microsoft was notably absent from this space  [Read More…]

Motorola P30 leaks, and … well, it’s another iPhone X running Android

They aren’t even trying to hide it.

Remember the Motorola One Power that leaked a few months back with an iPhone X-like notch and a vertical dual camera array? It turns out that phone might be going by a different name, the Motorola P30.

According to leaked press renders from AndroidPure, the Motorola P30 looks almost indistinguishable from the iPhone X in most angles. It has a metal and glass design with rounded corners and a wide  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on preview: Another Gear in all but name

The ‘Gear’ may be gone, but these are very much the same watches we know.

Samsung’s wearable strategy has settled into a groove the past few generations, with each smartwatch offering the same basic story: a circular display with a rotating bezel that runs Samsung’s own operating system and has tons of features for health and fitness tracking. The new Galaxy Watch may have a different name, dropping “Gear” altogether, but it’s primarily more of the same.

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T-Mobile Essentials is yet another take on affordable unlimited plans

$ 60/month gives you unlimited talk, text, data, 3G hotspot use, and more.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen Verizon and Sprint introduce new “unlimited” plans that are cheaper and come with a bevy of restrictions compared to their more expensive counterparts. Not wanting to be left out, T-Mobile is now following suit with its new T-Mobile Essentials plan.

For $ 30/month for a family of 4 on Autopay, T-Mobile Essentials includes unlimited talk, text, and  [Read More…]

Another streaming service is about to raise its prices, too

That’s $ 60 for the year, across the board.

So the funniest thing just happened. First DirecTV Now increased the monthly price of its plans by $ 5 a month over the weekend. And you’ll never guess what else just happened.

Now PlayStation Vue is increasing the price of its plans by $ 5 a month. (Never mind that DirecTV Now had said it was increasing prices to better stay in line with where the market was.)

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OnePlus 6 India review: Notching up another win

The OnePlus 6 is a fabulous phone once you look past the notch.

The OnePlus 6 is the most anticipated phone of 2018 in India, and for good reason. OnePlus’ aggressive strategy paid dividends for the brand in recent quarters, and the company has a firm foothold in the mid-range segment.

One reason for OnePlus’ popularity in India is because of the fact that the brand maintains price parity with its U.S. counterpart. The 64GB version of  [Read More…]

Connect another light to your smart home with the $17 TP-Link soft white LED bulb

Ok Google, turn on the living room.

The TP-Link soft white dimmable A19 smart LED bulb is down to $ 17.27 on Amazon. This smart bulb fluctuates a lot in price, but it has been holding steady around $ 20 or more for the last few months. This drop is one of the best we’ve seen since the holiday shopping season last year.

TP-Link’s smart bulbs are some of the easiest to set up. They connect quickly  [Read More…]

Samsung just gave Yahoo! another chance to play fast and loose with millions of users’ data

There are three billion reasons why Samsung allowing Yahoo! apps on your phone is a bad idea.

In a perfect world, allowing three billion user accounts to be hacked would mean a business is forced to shut down and its assets shared with the victims. In the real world, it means the people in charge of it are able to sell for huge amounts of cash and the new owners can force their way onto your brand  [Read More…]

Take a nostalgic trip to Another World [Retro Review]

Another World is still a daunting challenge for gamers over 25 years later.

I’ll admit that I totally missed out playing Another World when it was initially released in 1991. Granted, I was three years old at the time of its initial release but still — no excuses. Another World was one of the more celebrated independent games of the early 1990s — an era of gaming that’s known for creating some of the most notoriously difficult  [Read More…]