Tag Archive: Doesn’t


Google doesn’t need to make a ‘cheap’ Pixel phone

The days of a cheap ‘Nexus’ phone are dead; it’s time to move on.

Complaints about the Pixel 3’s price have been loud. Even louder than complaints about the Pixel 3 XL’s notch. It’s reasonable to argue whether the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are worth the full freight of $ 799-899 given their spec sheets. And I think even a $ 50 lower price on each would’ve done a lot of good to help change the  [Read More…]

Why doesn’t PlayStation Classic come with an AC adapter?

Best answer: The PlayStation classic doesn’t have an AC adapter to keep the cost of the console down. It’s really the only thing to cut.

Best Buy Pre-order: PlayStation Classic ($ 99)

They need to keep the price below $ 99

The PlayStation Console is a beautiful thing. With 20 built-in games, two controllers, and a console that’s 45 percent smaller than the original, it’s a retro money-making machine. But to actually compete with Nintendo’s SNES  [Read More…]

4K streaming doesn’t get much easier than this for $39

Roku now does 4K streaming for less than $ 50. That’s pretty much all you need to know.

This is going to be one of those reviews where we spoil everything from the jump. Roku Premiere (and the Walmart-exclusive Premiere+) bring 4K streaming down to under $ 50.

That’s it. That’s the important part. Everything else is secondary.

The Roku user experience? Same as it ever was. All those streaming “channels”? (What Roku calls “apps,” really.) Still  [Read More…]

Amazon doesn’t own the smartphone, but Alexa is everywhere that matters

No matter who built the phone in your pocket, Amazon has something that works for you — and it’s something you’ll want.

Amazon is changing the way we look at tech companies. That’s a bold statement when you consider how broad the term “tech company” can be, but it’s true. Amazon has become just as vital and innovative as Apple, Google, or Microsoft, and it did it without selling you a phone or computer.

I know I’m  [Read More…]

Object detection doesn’t need to be a user-facing feature

It benefits the user, regardless of whether or not they’re aware it’s happening.

It seems like almost every phone these days offers some sort of object detection within its camera software. As mobile photography shifts towards relying more on computational data rather than sheer megapixel count and sensor size, phones from the likes of Samsung, LG, Huawei, and others are doing their best to identify the subject of your shot, whether it’s a beautiful landscape or just  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Watch doesn’t change much — and that’s okay

Change for the sake of change doesn’t equal progress.

There’s been a lot of talk about Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch lately — well, at least as much talk as there can be about a smartwatch in 2018. Reviews are mostly positive, and despite its lackluster third-party app support (as is typical for Tizen watches), it seems to be a great overall smartwatch with sleek hardware, polished software, and multi-day battery life.

The biggest criticism it’s faced from  [Read More…]

PSA: The POCO F1 doesn’t have NFC

POCO had to cut a few features to get the F1 down to $ 300, and NFC is one of them.

The POCO F1 is turning out to be the deal of the year. Retailing for the equivalent of $ 300, the phone is currently the most affordable device to be powered by the Snapdragon 845. POCO had to cull a few features to get to that $ 300 figure, and as such the F1 misses out  [Read More…]

AppleInsider shockingly doesn’t understand Pixels and Nexuses as products or how they affected Android manufacturers

The history of Nexus and Pixel partnerships is long, but it isn’t too complicated to understand.

HTC’s struggles over the last four years are well documented. The business has declined sharply, the cadence of product releases has slowed, and while the phones themselves have continued to be pretty good they haven’t garnered the public’s attention on the scale necessary to run a massive international smartphone business. For some reason, this article on AppleInsider seems to think that  [Read More…]

Every Oculus Go game we’ve found that doesn’t work

Did Oculus REALLY mean it when they said Go had over 1000 games?

When the Oculus Go was released we were told there was going to be over 1,000 games and apps for us to play around in. Yet from the moment I received my I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of error messages when trying to get into games. That or the controls for games straight up don’t work.

This got me wondering how many of  [Read More…]

YouTube Music Premium doesn’t make sense, and that’s exactly why it exists

Audio-only and casting to Google Home are Premium features, but please don’t pay YouTube Music Premium to get them.

Let’s call a spade a spade: This is a price jump.

YouTube made several announcements this month, from the announcement of a “brand-new” YouTube Music to the evolution of YouTube Red into YouTube Premium. There were many things to get excited about in the new YouTube Music, but one thing made absolutely no sense: the pricing for  [Read More…]