Tag Archive: Going

Android P first impressions: Everything’s going to be okay

This is still the Android we know and love.

“The settings are too colorful.”

“How dare they support screens with notches.”

“The time is on the LEFT??? WHAAATTTT!!!!”

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading up on Android P’s first developer preview, chances are you’ve come across comments along these lines. Some of the changes found in DP1 have left many Android users shaking with fear and anger, and while some of the design tweaks are  [Read More…]

A 5G network owned by the United States government? It’s not going to happen.

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The U.S. government considering its own 5G network is nothing new, frightening, or likely to happen.

Could the Trump White House be pondering a nationalized 5G network? Yes, it’s distinctly possible. But it’s also highly unlikely to happen and the story is being blown dramatically out of proportion.

The latest Twitterverse kerfuffle was kicked up by an Axios report alleging consideration of “an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile  [Read More…]

Jaybird Run review: Going truly wireless the right way

They fit well enough, they sound good enough, and I don’t have a wire dragging across my neck.

You wouldn’t think a little wire connecting one earbud to another would bother you that much. And, OK, it didn’t bother me that much. But it’s also the sort of thing that you definitely notice once it’s gone.

That’s my big takeaway from a few weeks wearing the Jaybird Run wireless earbuds. Truly wireless, as in one bud goes  [Read More…]

4k 360-degree camera accessory going for $499 with the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone was somewhat of a design standout when it came to comparable smartphones but early reviews couldn’t warrant the price tag. But with the major price job it put the device back on the charts for a pretty decent purchase. The deals keep coming with the Essential Phone as you can pick up […]

Top 10 educational apps for students going back to school

Summer is officially over and a new school year is upon us. A lot of schools, colleges, and universities have already opened their doors welcoming students back into the fold. But if you’re having a hard time getting into learning mood after a summer full of adventures, we suggest trying out some educational apps to […]

The $150 Samsung 850 EVO 500GB is a great SSD going for one of its lowest prices ever

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, and it’s time to upgrade your PC’s SSD!

Update: The 250GB version is down to $ 90 from a normal price around $ 105. That’s easily one of its lowest prices ever. Great option if you don’t want to spend more for the extra storage, but the 500GB is still on sale as well.

The Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD is down to $ 149.99 on Amazon. This SSD normally sits  [Read More…]

Facebook is going after YouTube with its new ‘Watch’ video streaming service

There will soon be one more streaming option for consumers.

Facebook is already on a lot of folks’ daily internet stops to get their fill of memes and cat photos for the day. Soon, there will be one more reason to stop in. The company announced its Watch platform, and is hopeful that a staple of original programming will entice viewers.

The programming will be available to view on mobile devices, desktop and laptops and smart TVs — though  [Read More…]

This is how Android O is going to be more user-friendly

Brighter colors and simplified iconography help make Android O one of the more appealing versions of the mobile operating system yet.

I confess: I’ve only been living with Android O for a couple of days. I know that plenty of Pixel and Nexus users have already had the opportunity to roll with the new notification dots and bright white notification shade for a while now. They’ve also had time to get used to Android O’s new, horrifically  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 is going to ‘soft launch’ in Australia later this month

Aussies no longer have to go through grey market imports to get their hands on OnePlus products.

Three years after launching its first smartphone, OnePlus is all set to enter the Australian market. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced in the company’s forums that the OnePlus 5 will be making its way to Australia later this month through a “soft launch program” wherein the phone will go up for sale for a limited time.

OnePlus will be  [Read More…]

This $8 portable battery packs 10000mAh of power to keep your devices going

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a portable battery pack you’re going to want!

Manufacturers have finally started putting more focus into the battery performance on smartphones, but often times with how busy we are they still don’t meet our needs. No one wants to sit connected to a wall to get extra power during the day, and luckily you don’t have to. Portable batteries are an investment everyone should make,  [Read More…]