Tag Archive: Hardware


Google hardware event set for October 9 — start your Pixel 3 countdown

It’s time to see the latest from Google, in phones and so much more.

Google has just sent out invites to the press for a hardware event in New York City, and just as rumored it will take place on October 9. The invite came in with a delightfully designed (and very swiftly swoopy) animated gif that honestly doesn’t give us any hints as to what we’ll be seeing. But there’s no reason why this wouldn’t be  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ3 hands-on: Damn fine hardware, with potential pain points

This is some beautiful hardware that steps beyond the XZ2 in the right ways.

Sony’s strategy of releasing a new flagship phone every six months means you don’t have to wait long to see the company’s latest mobile tech. But it also means that the generation-over-generation changes are extremely subtle compared to others that refresh once a year. The Xperia XZ3 hasn’t broken that mold, but what has changed is notable and the overall product is still  [Read More…]

UK Deal: Take up to 30% off Amazon hardware this Bank Holiday

Nearly all of its devices are on sale right now, so don’t miss out.

Right now, Amazon UK is celebrating the August Bank Holiday with up to 30% off a variety of its own hardware, including the £35 Echo Dot, £35 Fire TV Stick, Fire Tablets starting at £40, £90 Kindles, and more. Beyond just the Amazon-branded hardware, there are also discounts on Ring’s popular video doorbells for £149 and Spotlight cameras for £169.

Most of the  [Read More…]

Amazon is offering big discounts on its own hardware today

Why aren’t you buying something already?

From the Echo Dot to Fire TV Cube, Amazon has nearly all of its own hardware on sale today with savings of up to $ 100 on it. The last time we saw such a broad discount hit was Prime Day, and while all of these prices may not quite match those deals, they are nothing to skip out on. Once you add an Echo to one room of your house, you quickly  [Read More…]

Save $30 on Amazon’s latest streaming hardware, the Fire TV Cube

This discount won’t last long!

Amazon currently Fire TV Cube streaming media player for $ 89.99 today as part of Amazon’s off to college deals. This matches the pre-order discount that Amazon ran when it first announced the hardware and its Prime Day pricing.

CordCutters did a full review of the Fire TV Cube. Essentially, imagine the way you use an Echo Dot now to control all the wirelessly connected appliances around your home. Then imagine that  [Read More…]

The ultimate streaming hardware comparison guide

Fire TV. Roku. Apple TV. Android TV. Each has its merits. Each has its problems. We put the best of the best boxes against each other.

There is a lot of hardware out there when it comes to streaming live video. So much so, that it’s understandable if you’re a prospective cord-cutter and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. That’s where we come in.

You really can boil the hardware situation down to four major platforms. There’s  [Read More…]

Sony’s upcoming Days of Play promotion will bring big savings and new limited-edition hardware

Sony has announced that from June 8 through June 18 the company will be discounting nearly all of its PlayStation related products. From the PlayStation 4 Pro gaming console to PlayStation VR Bundles, exclusive game titles, and even its PlayStation Plus subscription, there are some deals here you won’t want to miss out on. After seeing success last year, the company decided to bring back its “Days of Play” promotion, which not only slashes some prices for you but also  [Read More…]

What hardware works with IFTTT?

All the things that can talk to all the things using IFTTT.

IFTTT is an awesome service that lets smart things talk to other smart things. Even if the two smart things don’t speak the same language!

Think of the service as a sort of messenger. Maybe you would tell your little brother or sister to go ask mom something when you were kids; IFTTT is like your little brother or sister and will carry a message  [Read More…]

Amazon has big discounts on its Echo, Kindle, and Fire hardware for a limited time

Some great prices have returned.

Amazon has launched a new sale that includes nearly all of its own hardware, including the Echo Dot, Fire Tablet, Fire TV Sticks, Kindle E-readers, and more. This promotion brings the Echo Dot back down to just $ 39.99, the Fire TV Stick down to $ 29.99, Fire Tablets for $ 39.99, and Kindle E-readers to only $ 59.99.

You can make the deals even sweeter by adding two Echo Dots to  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]