Tag Archive: Better


Stadia will perform better than consoles by predicting players’ moves

Google is using machine learning to create “negative latency.”

What you need to know VP of engineering Madj Baker expects Stadia to outperform local gaming systems in ‘a year or two.’ This would be accomplished by making use of Google’s machine learning technology to create ‘negative latency.’ In order to do this Google will attempt to buffer gameplay and even predict what buttons a player will press next.

Back when Google was testing out Stadia under the  [Read More…]

Amazon refreshes Fire HD 10 with faster processor and better battery

Amazon is back with another refresh of its Fire HD 10 tablet line, this time punching up the processor and battery. And for the first time, it is adding USB C for charging.

As we’ve seen in the past, the Fire HD 10 will come in a standard edition and a kids-centric model. Both feature the same core hardware, including the 10.1-inch FHD display, an updated octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB storage capacity.

For the 2019 edition, Amazon has  [Read More…]

Is Verizon Prepaid a better value than Visible?

Unlimited for less Visible

$ 40/mo. at Visible

Pros Unlimited talk, text, and LTE data Unlimited hotspot (5Mbps) Verizon LTE Lower unlimited price Cons No international service Fewer available phones No roaming or 3G service

Visible offers a great unlimited option for smartphone users that are covered by the Verizon LTE network, which is most people. With a simple flat rate, this is a great option for heavy and light data users alike.

Plenty  [Read More…]

Amazon’s first wearables are better than you think, cheaper than we deserve

These aren’t category leaders — but they’re audio-focused wearables with value only a company like Amazon can provide.

With its 2019 hardware event, Amazon broke new ground: it’s getting into wearables. In a big departure from just releasing various home-based vessels to serve Amazon Alexa at you, three new products aim to send the voice assistant on the go: Echo Frames, Echo Loop and Echo Buds.

And the best part about Amazon’s trio of wearables isn’t the  [Read More…]

Visible is great, but Mint Mobile is ultimately the better value

Buy in bulk Mint Mobile

From $ 15/mo. at Mint Mobile

Pros T-Mobile LTE Enough data for most International calling available More phones supported Cons Smaller LTE network No unlimited option Must buy in bulk

Save money by buying cell service in 3, 6, or 12-month packages. With data plans coming in at 3GB, 8GB, and 12GB, there’s a fit for pretty much everyone. Of course, talk and text are unlimited.

One plan, big  [Read More…]

5 reasons why a Chromebook is (and isn’t) better than an iPad

Chromebook or iPad? Here’s which one is a better fit.

What’s a computer? No, seriously, what is it?

The computer we know today is very different from just a few years ago, with big, bulky laptops being replaced by convertible tablets everywhere you look. In 2019, two of the most popular “computers” on the market are Chromebooks and iPads.

We’re big advocates for Chromebooks around these parts, but as much as we love them, we’ll be the  [Read More…]

The Fire TV Cube offers Dolby Vision for even better pictures

Best answer: Yes. The all-new Fire TV Cube (2019) features several HD technologies, including Dolby Vision for a top-of-the-line viewing experience.

Dolby Duty: Fire TV Cube (2019) ($ 120 at Amazon) What is Dolby Vision?

Dolby Vision is a proprietary HDR 4K format developed by Dolby Labs that promises an enhanced high dynamic range experience with wide color gamut support. Similar to Samsung’s HDR10+, it uses Dolby’s years of experience in the audio and visual space to  [Read More…]

Google Camera 7.0 update may bring better performance to all Pixel phones

The update may fix the occasional slow camera app launch issue faced by some Pixel 3 owners.

What you need to know Google Camera 7.0 bug report has revealed older Pixel smartphones may receive some camera performance improvements with the release of the new Google Camera app. Pixel smartphones may also get three new Android 10 features soon: “Rules” to automate certain settings, a new screen recorder app, and “Volta” app for analyzing the device’s battery history.  [Read More…]

OnePlus’s Android 10 gestures are far and away better than Google’s

This isn’t the first time OnePlus has created a superior navigation system.

After six months of beta updates, Google released the public build of Android 10 on September 3. While the final version doesn’t differ too much from the last couple of betas, it means that everyone with a Pixel device and Essential Phone now has access to the latest build of our favorite mobile OS.

Android 10 brings a lot of goodies to the table, such  [Read More…]

Nebula Soundbar or Fire TV Cube – what’s the better buy?

Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition

Hear Alexa roar

$ 230 at Amazon

Pros Great audio Integrated Fire TV experience Alexa with Voice Remote Cons No hands-free Alexa More expensive than Fire TV devices

This is Amazon’s first foray into the world of soundbars, but the implementation looks intriguing. You get access to the most current Fire TV functionality with the added benefit of a high-end audio system.

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