Tag Archive: Been


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…]

These powerful Oontz Angle 3 Bluetooth speakers have never been more affordable

Keep the party going.

As part of its one-day Gold Box deals, Amazon has a pair of Oontz Angle Bluetooth speakers on sale, with prices starting at just $ 29.99. The most affordable option is the Angle 3 Ultra, which has side volume controls, 14W of power, and up to 20 hours of playback per charge. It normally sells for closer to $ 60.

The larger version, the Angle 3XL Ultra is down to $ 89.99 from  [Read More…]

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug.

According to a new report from USA Today, Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug. The company says it plans to “[breath] new life” into Flickr by pouring in the necessary resources and focus.

For what it’s worth, SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill sure seems bullish about the service:

Flickr is an amazing community, full of some of the world’s most passionate photographers. It’s a fantastic product and a  [Read More…]

The Moto G6 should’ve been an Android One device

Motorola doesn’t have a great track record with timely software updates. Android One could have fixed that.

The Moto G6 and G6 Play will be available in the U.S. in late May, and from our brief hands-on time, they’re already shaping up to be the new phones to beat in the budget space. Motorola has always delivered excellent price-to-performance with its Moto G series, but now that same price will also land you a premium rounded glass  [Read More…]

SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card has never been more affordable than right now

Large card, small price.

SanDisk is a trusted brand when it comes to SD cards, and the company is pushing the limits. Its largest capacity card, the 400GB Ultra MicroSD, is now down to $ 179.99. This is $ 50 lower than it normally sells for.

It’s a Class 10 card with transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s, which would allow you to move up to 1,200 images in just 60 seconds. You can use this in  [Read More…]

I went all-in on wireless charging and it’s been great

It isn’t for everybody, but I don’t want to go back to a wired world.

I love wireless charging. It’s nothing new, but it’s taken quite a while to catch on and start showing up in more phones. Maybe that’s because the prevailing hardware trend is only recently shifting away from aluminum, which blocks electro-magnetic transfers. Most high-end phones these days are made of glass, and while it’s significantly more fragile than metal, it’s a perfect conductor  [Read More…]