Tag Archive: Consumer


Get to Know: Consumer Cellular

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

It might surprise you to know that companies such as MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 rated as best smartphone by Consumer Reports

The Samsung Galaxy S9 tops the competition including the iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus, according to Consumer Reports. See why that is.

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Cloudflare’s new consumer DNS service promises a faster, more secure internet

Cloudflare has launched a new consumer DNS service aimed at speeding up your internet while making it more secure.

You’d be forgiven if DNS news wasn’t on your radar for April Fool’s day, but that’s just what Cloudflare served up this weekend. In what is very much not a joke, the company announced a new consumer DNS service called 1.1.1.1, with a focus on speed and privacy.

The problem that Cloudflare is trying to solve is what  [Read More…]

Google no longer dev-centric, has become a consumer hardware and mobile brand

Over the last few years we have seen Google transition away from developer-centric devices and experiences into a company that loves general consumers. Much like we’ve seen in the iteration of Android and Chrome, today’s Google has evolved into a polished and refined endeavor.

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Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? How Samsung can regain consumer trust

Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? Should there be?

The Galaxy Note 7 is dead. It’s been hard to miss the unceasing flow of news since replacement units began catching fire despite Samsung’s assurances that they were using battery cells from different suppliers than the original 2.5 million that were recalled in early September.

So now Samsung has several priorities, both short-term and long-term. It must once again work with various regulators to retrieve all  [Read More…]

Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? How Samsung can regain consumer trust

Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? Should there be?

The Galaxy Note 7 is dead. It’s been hard to miss the unceasing flow of news since replacement units began catching fire despite Samsung’s assurances that they were using battery cells from different suppliers than the original 2.5 million that were recalled in early September.

So now Samsung has several priorities, both short-term and long-term. It must once again work with various regulators to retrieve all  [Read More…]

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission working with Samsung for proper Note 7 recall

We’re one step closer to quickly getting all of these Note 7s replaced.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced it’s working with Samsung for a complete and proper recall of the Note 7 in the U.S. Currently, Samsung’s Note 7 recall isn’t an official “recall” in the U.S. in terms of how the government is involved — it’s technically a voluntary replacement program, even though you should absolutely swap out your Note 7 for  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S7 Active failed Consumer Reports’ water test, twice

The Galaxy S7 Active is supposed to be able to withstand up to a half hour in water about 5 feet deep. It failed Consumer Reports’ test. Twice. Here’s what that means.

Nothing. That’s what it means to me that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active twice failed Consumer Reports’ water immersion test. While that will come across as apologetic, it’s simply the case. It matters not to me that Consumer Reports is a longstanding independent publication with the public’s  [Read More…]

First look at HTC Vive consumer version!

Pre-orders of the Steam-VR-powered kit from HTC and Valve start Feb. 29 for $ 799, with units shipping in April.

Virtual reality has been the hot new thing at Mobile World Congress 2016, a show that’s full of hot new things. But it doesn’t get much newer than this. Fresh off a plan from Taiwan we’ve got our first look at the consumer version of the HTC Vive, the immersive, whole-room virtual reality  [Read More…]

HTC Vive Consumer Edition to go up for preorder on February 29 for $799

Behold Virtual reality (VR) lovers: HTC today unveiled its Vive Consumer Edition at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. The complete VR kit, which includes two wireless VR controllers, room scale movement sensors, and a headset featuring an inbuilt camera and phone has been priced at $ 799.

The SteamVR-powered HTC Vive has been making waves since March last year, when the Taiwanese company revealed its plans to manufacture VR headsets in association with game publisher Valve. The $ 799 price tag may have come as a downer for  [Read More…]