Tag Archive: First


Essential Phone review: Our first impressions

When it comes to joining the smartphone market, the path isn’t simply defined.

It’s pretty rare nowadays to see a brand new smartphone company launch from scratch, and it’s rarer still that it chooses to launch right into the ultra-competitive high-end smartphone space. The final piece forming this triumvirate of rarity is actually shipping a product — something that Essential has actually done. Sure hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital helps, as does the leadership  [Read More…]

T-Mobile’s first 600MHz LTE network is now live, compatible phones coming soon

After spending $ 8 billion on a new low-band spectrum to improve its wireless network back in April, T-Mobile this week announced the first 600MHz LTE network is now live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The new network, which uses Nokia equipment promises to offer better coverage in rural areas and inside buildings and less data congestion compared […]

DuckTales is back, and its first episode is free on Google Play

“I’m back! Uncharted territory! Bold new discoveries!”

Scrooge McDuck is back, and he’s got his great-nephews in tow. A golden jewel of Disney Afternoon is coming back on Disney XD, who is offering the opening double-episode special “Woo-oo” for free on Google Play. Say it with me now: WOO-OO!

DuckTales new series has a new art style that pays tribute to its comic-book roots, more diversified personalities for its cast, and a lot of great voice  [Read More…]

What’s the first thing you do on your phone every morning? [Roundtable]

How does your phone tell you good morning?

Our phones are an extension of ourselves. They’re more than just another a tool and we use them for almost everything and reach for them many, many times throughout each day.

For many, our phones are also part of our morning routines. Now we’re not saying this isn’t just a little bit obsessive. We are smartphone and technology enthusiasts from top to bottom. And we’re not ashamed. And when  [Read More…]

The Google Home Preview Program will give you first crack at updates

Google Home joins the Chromecast on its Preview Program update channel.

According to the Google Home help pages, the Preview Program is an update channel for the Chromecast and Google Home that gives you early access to device firmware updates. The Chromecast has been on this channel since September 2016, but the addition of Google Home is a new development.

Google also stresses that this isn’t beta software and should be the close to any final releases.

This is  [Read More…]

Here is the first live look at the Google Pixel 2

This is our best look yet at the smaller Google Pixel 2, known internally as Walleye.

We’ve been talking about the new Pixel phones for months now, as the behind-the-scenes drama has been not only engrossing but highly divisive. Earlier in the year, we heard that HTC would be making both Pixel sequels as it did the first generation, but subsequent rumors suggested that Google decided to partner with LG, likely for access to its OLED panels, for the  [Read More…]

Huawei CEO drops first hints on Mate 10

Richard Yu promises high screen-to-body ratio and strong cameras for Mate 10, says Huawei will be ‘giving up’ on low-end phones.

In an interview with Bloomberg Technology covering the company’s growth over the past year, Huawei’s Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu, dropped some early hints on what we can expect from its next flagship phone.

“We will have an even more powerful product [than the next iPhone]” Yu said in an interview. “The Mate 10, which  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 said to be the first to carry faster Snapdragon 836 chipset

We’ve been hearing rumors that Qualcomm plans to introduce an updated version of the Snapdragon 835 later this year. If you remember the Pixel and Pixel XL were the first to come bundling the Snapdragon 821, a faster version of the Snapdragon 820 last year and according to a report coming out of Fudzilla, history […]

Deal: Save 20% off your first six months of cell service at TPO

If you’re looking for a sweet deal on a new phone plan, look no further than TPO.

TPO (The People’s Operator) — an alternative carrier that runs off Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. — is currently offering 20% off your first six months of service with new activations. You can activate a new number and a new device, or keep your current setup, to save on their 500MB, 1GB or 2.5GB plans. The best part is  [Read More…]

Louis Vuitton’s first smartwatch targets well-to-do fashionistas who like to travel

More and more luxury fashion houses have taken an interest in smartwatches as of late and the latest to join the party is Louis Vuitton. The high-fashion brand just introduced its first smartwatch product baptized Tambour Horizon which runs a heavily customized version of Android Wear 2.0. As part of the popular Tambour line of […]