Tag Archive: Great


Six months later, Google Lens still isn’t great

I know it’s a preview, but I want to use this every day.

For a company aimed at being the knowledge graph of the entire planet, image-based AI services are an obvious thing for Google to want to get right. And for anyone using Google Photos over the last couple of years, you know there have been huge strides made in enhancing these capabilities. Facial and object recognition in Google Photos, can be incredible, and there’s a  [Read More…]

Gaze upon this great LG G7 ThinQ render

The first real look at LG’s 2018 flagship.

We’ve been tracking the LG G7 ThinQ’s rumors, leaks, sketchy images and renders for some time now, but this is absolutely our best and most reputable look at the phone yet. It comes courtesy of @evleaks, of course, who sent out a crisp and clear promo render that looks exactly like what you’d see in an official LG-sanctioned ad after its announcement.

LG G7….ThinQ. pic.twitter.com/qEVKHbfGFd

— Evan Blass  [Read More…]

Is the PlayStation 4 a great Blu-ray player?

If you enjoy Blu-rays for their ultra-high quality, the PS4 isn’t all the way there.

The DVD player in the PlayStation 2 is a big part of why that console was so popular. Parents were able to put a DVD player that was cheaper than most of the other DVD players on sale at the time in their kid’s room, and it also had tons of games! Sony continued this momentum into the PlayStation 3 with a  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: A great alternative to the notch

The Mi Mix 2S runs the fastest chip available today and offers a new powerful new dual camera setup.

Xiaomi unveiled its first bezel-less phone back in 2016 with the Mi Mix, introducing a radical design that saw the front camera module moved to the bottom bar, with three sides of the display featuring ultra-thin bezels. The Chinese manufacturer refined that design with last year’s Mi Mix 2, sticking to a similar design aesthetic but decreasing the  [Read More…]

I went all-in on wireless charging and it’s been great

It isn’t for everybody, but I don’t want to go back to a wired world.

I love wireless charging. It’s nothing new, but it’s taken quite a while to catch on and start showing up in more phones. Maybe that’s because the prevailing hardware trend is only recently shifting away from aluminum, which blocks electro-magnetic transfers. Most high-end phones these days are made of glass, and while it’s significantly more fragile than metal, it’s a perfect conductor  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Kindle Lite app offers the same great reading experience at a fraction of the size

The Kindle Lite app weighs just 2MB, and is designed to work on 2G connections in emerging markets.

Amazon launched Kindle Lite in beta at the end of last year, and the app is now formally making its debut in India. The app is tailored for entry-level phones with limited storage (such as Android Go devices), and takes up just 2MB and uses less resources than the full-fledged client.

Kindle Lite offers a similar set of  [Read More…]

BLU S1 long term review: Great in some respects but needs work in others

After having spent a few months living with the Blu S1 we return with a more long-term look at the phone. As Blu’s first model to offer CDMA support, it’s a sub-$ 200 phone worth consideration.

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Why smart doorbells are great for people with disabilities

Because getting up to see who is at the door isn’t always as simple as it sounds.

I was late on the “smart doorbell” craze. I’ve dabbled with home automation for almost 20 years and have seen it go from very expensive, very complicated, and very poorly implemented to something as easy as buying two things from Amazon and plugging them in the next day so they can just work. “Hey Google, turn up the stereo. Louder.  [Read More…]

Essential Phone with Android 8.1 and mid-range price – Great value? (Review)

Essential has been hard at work righting some of the wrongs the phone launched with. Coupled with price drops is this now one of the best smartphones you can buy at the mid-range price point? Read our review to find out.

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Moto Z2 Force India review: A great phone let down by a poor camera

Motorola is bringing the Moto Z2 Force to India six months after its global debut, and that puts the phone in a tough spot.

Motorola launched the Moto Z2 Force in the U.S. over six months ago, and while the ShatterShield tech was a welcome addition that allowed the phone to stand out, the $ 720 retail price and woeful camera meant it wasn’t quite as good as flagships from Samsung and LG.

For its Indian launch,  [Read More…]