Tag Archive: Devices

These are the best Ring devices you can get right now for your smart home

Ring is one of the most well-known providers of smart home and home security solutions, and despite a rough 2019, the company has continued to produce some of the best products in this space. Ring has done a much better job of responding to and addressing the increased demand for additional data privacy controls and promises additional customer controls. With a couple of new video doorbells recently released, we thought it was a good time to review what our favorite  [Read More…]

Kickstart your smart home with this one-day sale on Amazon devices

You’re probably well aware of Alexa even if you’re yet to add a smart speaker to your home. Whether you’re just getting started with smart home stuff or want to have access to Alexa’s smarts in more rooms, this one-day sale on Amazon Echo devices at Woot is for you. Almost all of the devices are offered in new condition which means the only thing you’re missing out on is paying full price. The Echo Show 8 on sale is  [Read More…]

All the differences between the types of folding devices

Folding phones and PCs come in different shapes and sizes. Here’s how they all stack up (so far).

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable Our phones are our most important fashion accessory The clamshell foldable is the new ‘small’ phone All the differences between foldable devices Should you buy a foldable phone  [Read More…]

Use Stadia to play these games across your devices

Google has promised that it will bring 120 games to its new Stadia platform by 2020, including more than 10 titles with exclusive launches. The Stadia Pro subscription, which is currently the only way to use the service, includes some free games as part of the $ 10 per month fee. You’ll also get discounts on some game purchases and will be able to keep your library if you cancel once the free Stadia Base option becomes available later this  [Read More…]

EU wants to extend the lifespan of mobile devices with ‘right to repair’

May even offer buyback programs for older devices.

What you need to know The EU plans to introduce new “right to repair” rules for phones, tablets, and laptops by 2021. It is part of a greater initiative to cut down on e-waste and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Manufacturers will also be offered incentives to produce products more sustainably as part of the greater Circular Economy Action Plan.

The EU has been in the news a lot  [Read More…]

Do eero’s mesh networking devices support Wi-Fi 6?

Best answer: No, eero’s mesh networking devices don’t support Wi-Fi 6, but most networking hardware doesn’t. Wi-Fi 6 is still a very new standard. The routers that support it tend to be more expensive, and there aren’t many devices that can leverage it.

Still the best mesh hardware: eero Mesh 3-Pack ($ 249 at Amazon) Premium Wi-Fi 6 Support: Netgear Orbi 6 ($ 600 at Amazon) Budget-friendly Wi-Fi 6 alternative: Netgear Nighthawk MK62 2-Pack ($ 230 at  [Read More…]

The best portable instant photo printers for Android devices

We live in a world where pictures are a godsend in helping us express what we’re thinking and feeling. Most of us put them up online these days, but sometimes you want to preserve those images in a way that you can touch and even hang on your wall. That’s where these portable instant photo printers come into play. These will give you speedy prints, with zero hassle.

Instant and rechargable Canon Selphy Square QX10

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Get the most out of these smart devices and services with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is one of the most popular smart voice assistants on the planet and is accessible on devices as diverse as smartwatches, smartphones, smart speakers, and more. In addition to the devices it’s built-in to, the Google Assistant has integrations with hundreds, if not thousands, of other smart devices and services. What follows is a list of some of our favorites, broken down by category.

Smartlights Home automation Smart appliances Security Entertainment Music services Streaming services for video Smartlights  [Read More…]

Google warns users against sideloading its apps on Huawei devices

Huawei’s latest phones are considered “uncertified” for Google Play Protect.

What you need to know In a new post, Google’s Legal Director for Android and Google Play warned users against sideloading Google’s apps on Huawei’s latest phones. He noted that Huawei’s latest phones were not Play Protect certified, and sideloading Google Mobile Services could pose a security threat. Huawei phones launched before May 16, 2019 will continue to be supported, however.

Following its addition to the U.S.  [Read More…]

Pokémon HOME: How to trade Pokémon with other players on Android devices

You might just get some rare or shiny Pokémon while trading in Pokémon HOME.

After you’ve transferred your Pokemon over to Pokémon HOME from your 3DS or Nintendo Switch, the real fun can begin. Grand Oak wants you to complete the Pokémon HOME Pokédex, and one of the best ways to do that is to trade with other players. If nothing else, you might get lucky and receive a rare or shiny Pokémon via trade. There are  [Read More…]