Tag Archive: extra


Essential Phone update adds Bluetooth 5.0, extra notch settings, and more

The update is rolling out to users now.

There’s a new update making its way to the Essential Phone, and like we’ve come to expect from Andy Rubin’s startup, there’s a lot that’s included.

This is a new version of Android 8.1 that Essential pushed to all users last month, and with it comes official support for Bluetooth 5.0 and the April 2018 security patch that Google just released for Pixel and Nexus devices about a week  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs. OnePlus 5T: Here’s what the extra $300 gets you

The OnePlus 5T has a lot to offer for $ 500, but you get so much more with the Galaxy S9+.

With the Galaxy S9 series, Samsung isn’t reinventing the wheel: the core design aesthetic is the same as last year, but there are a few key upgrades, particularly in the camera department. The pricing hasn’t changed all that much either, with the unlocked Galaxy S9+ retailing for $ 839, a mere $ 15 more than what  [Read More…]

Honor View 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S9: What do you get for the extra $200?

Most buyers will be happy with either of these phones — but that doesn’t mean they’re evenly matched.

Okay, this is a weird comparison, I know, but hear me out. The Honor View 10 stood toe-to-toe against the OnePlus 5T as one of the best “budget flagships” you can buy, with great dual cameras, sturdy build quality, and a compellingly low price in the range of $ 500.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S9 is the  [Read More…]

6 tools that make Chrome for Android so friggin’ extra

Google Chrome for Android comes equipped with many of the streamlined features to be expected from the pioneers of one-click culture. Many of the tools offer an even sleeker look and improvements to already intuitive synchronicity across Google interfaces. One amazing new tool unlocked a whole world you never knew existed on your Android device. […]

Movies purchased via Google Play have extra content in Movies Anywhere

Get ready for more behind-the-scenes and bloopers.

When Movies Anywhere launched this past October, it came as a true godsend for those with extensive digital libraries sprawled across multiple platforms. Being able to store and watch all your movies from Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu in one location is still pretty magical, but it looks like there’s an extra benefit for titles purchased on Google Play Movies that we didn’t notice until now.

Google Play Movies  [Read More…]

Keep an extra eye on your home with link-U (review)

Webcams are nothing new in the world of tech. Heck, webcams that run off of mobile data are not new either. The truth is, cameras are a tough market to get into with lots of competition at great prices. link-U has sent us one of its 4G Hybrid Connection Smart Cameras to help show what sets them […]

OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: What the extra money gets you

OnePlus has dropped the ‘flagship killer’ moniker, but that continues to be how its phones are measured.

OnePlus has made a name for itself with phones that offer high-end specs and experiences at prices a couple hundred dollars less than the true flagship competition. And even with the OnePlus 5 marking the company’s most expensive phone yet, at $ 479 it’s still $ 245 less than a Galaxy S8.

When comparison shopping, that’s a big price gap  [Read More…]

LG’s Second Year Promise gives the G6 an extra year of warranty

LG is making a big move to win customer loyalty.

The LG G6 has consistently been heralded as one of the best smartphones of 2017, all but erasing the negative impression of the G5 before it. Now, LG wants to continue that goodwill with a new program called the Second Year Promise, which extends the G6’s regular warranty from one year to two in the U.S.

While this isn’t quite like HTC’s Uh-Oh Protection, which acts more  [Read More…]

Does your PlayStation VR need extra cooling fans to avoid overheating?

Heat is part of the deal when you’re playing PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 4 delivers tons of great content — from VR experiences to Netflix and Hulu, to its massive library of great games for you to dive into. You might be worried about how hot your system gets when it’s in use though, and whether you need to bite the bullet and pick up an additional fan for cooling. While this is a fairly normal reaction, it  [Read More…]

LG G6 vs. LG V20: Is the flagship’s camera worth the extra cash?

How does the LG G6’s camera compare against its sibling, the V20? That’s what we’re going to find out.

The dual camera setup featured on the LG G6 isn’t new. This particular configuration was first introduced in LG’s V10, which was released under the guise of being the content creator’s ultimate camera smartphone. It’s a great phone, though not necessarily aimed at the mainstream, with camera modes to appease the casual photography all the way to the  [Read More…]