Tag Archive: Been


With Google lurking, gaming has never been more critical to Microsoft

Google has been a gigantic thorn in Microsoft’s side for many, many years, but things are about to get a whole lot worse for Redmond.

Google has been chipping away at Microsoft’s software empire for many years now, with Android in particular exploding as a software ecosystem to rival Windows itself. Android handsets armed with Google Play are a dominating force on mobile devices, while Microsoft’s efforts in the space fell spectacularly flat.

Google has been leveraging  [Read More…]

Has the NVIDIA Shield TV been discontinued?

Best answer: No. The standard 16GB NVIDIA Shield TV has not been discontinued, nor has any other NVIDIA Shield TV model.

Amazon: NVIDIA Shield TV ($ 178)

Despite rumors, NVIDIA Shield TV has not been discontinued

Due to a lack of stock in late 2017, as well as multiple GeForce forums posts, it was believed that NVIDIA first discontinued the basic 16GB Shield, but then changed its mind and discontinued the Shield  [Read More…]

Telus has been crowned as the fastest wireless carrier in Canada

Maximum download speeds clocked in at 742Mbps.

Every year since 2013, the fine folks at PC Mag traverse their way throughout all of Canada to determine which wireless carrier in the country is truly the fastest. For 2018, it was determined that Telus is the fastest carrier for the second year in a row.

To conduct its test of Bell, Rogers, and Telus, PC Mag tested the service of all three providers in 36 cities across Canada’s  [Read More…]

How’s your Galaxy Watch battery life been?

Turns out the Galaxy Watch is (mostly) a battery champ.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is one of the latest smartwatches on the market, and while it’s not drastically different compared to the Gear S3 or Gear Sport, it’s still one of the best wearables you can buy right now.

One of the Galaxy Watch’s biggest claims to fame is its multi-day battery life on a single charge, and now that shipments are starting to go out, early adopters  [Read More…]

Have I been pwned is a rhetorical question[#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand receive a visit from the Modern Dad, Phil Nickinson! Android P has reached release candidate status and should be dropping to Pixel users soon. Next up, Phil has reviewed the Lenovo Smart Display and shares his thoughts. It does a lot already, and will have even greater functionality in the future.

Last, but certainly not least, the crew discuss Titan Key — Google’s security dongle. And, yes, you almost certainly have  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch could be the smartwatch we’ve been waiting for

With Wear OS, Samsung Pay, and more, the Galaxy Watch could be huge.

Smartwatches aren’t quite as popular as they were a couple years back, but in 2018, that may start to change. Google appears to be prepping its own Pixel Watch, Qualcomm’s working on all-new processors for wearable devices, and Samsung’s getting ready to release the Galaxy Watch.

Today, I’d like to take a moment to talk about what Samsung’s doing.

Rumors have been piling up for  [Read More…]

These SanDisk Extreme portable SSDs have never been more affordable

Fast, portable, and rugged. You’ll want one.

SanDisk’s 250GB Extreme Portable SSD is down to $ 89.99 at Amazon today. This limited-time deal marks the first time it has ever been significantly discounted from its regular price of $ 100. The 500GB version is also down to a new all-time low price of $ 125.99 for those who need more storage.

Portable SSDs are relatively new. At least, affordable ones are. This SSD has read/write speeds of  [Read More…]

These are the Nokia phones that have been updated to Android Oreo

Follow Oreo’s rollout to Nokia phones right here!

Software updates have long been one of Android’s pain points, but one OEM that’s proven to excel in these regards is Nokia.

HMD Global is producing some of the best mid-to-low-range Android phones right now, and the company does an excellent job at ensuring the phones it releases are updated to new software versions as quickly as possible.

If you have a Nokia phone and are wondering when Oreo is heading  [Read More…]

Six Fitbit employees have been charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Jawbone initially sued Fitbit over the stolen data in 2015.

Fitbit, one of the world’s largest fitness-tracking/wearable companies, has found itself in hot water over a dispute that first reared its head in 2015. On June 14, six current and former employees from the company were charged with stealing trade secrets from Jawbone and giving them to Fitbit.

The six employees in question previously worked at Jawbone before moving to Fitbit, and while doing so, reportedly took  [Read More…]

Philips Hue 3.0 is the smart light update you’ve been waiting for

Party people, light up your life.

It’s been a long time in the making — we saw an early demo all the way back at CES — but Philips has finally released its Hue 3.0 app for Android and iOS, overhauling its design and offering much quicker access to presets for individual lights. There are also 30 new scenes created by Philips’ lighting experts, who test combinations of colors and ambiance.

Philips told us that it  [Read More…]