Tag Archive: Hardware


ASUS launches ZenFone 6 with top-tier hardware and flip-up camera

In an age of lookalike phones and steep competition, hardware makers need to be creative. And, while last year was all about squeezing in extra display around a cutout display, the trend in mid-2019 is to work around that concept.

ASUS today joined the ranks of phone makers offering up an interesting design choice for its latest device, the ZenFone 6. Moreover, the new handset also packs incredibly compelling hardware with a competitive price.

The flagship-worthy phone follows on the  [Read More…]

Android TV hits 5000 apps milestone, new hardware expected this year

A Play Store redesign for the platform is also in the works.

Android TV has struggled over the years to break into the mainstream with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV dominating the TV set-top box market. While Android TV may not be the leader right now, new statistics show that it is on the rise.

Shalini Govil-Pai recently stated in an interview that Android TV now has a total of 5,000 apps and games  [Read More…]

Meizu 16s launches as high-end hardware with mid-range price tag

Meizu, the Chinese hardware manufacturer who sits just outside of the top ten global smartphone makers, has just announced its newest device, the 16s. Arriving on the 16th anniversary of the brand, the phone delivers upper-tier hardware with a wallet-friendly price.

The new flagship phone has all the markings of a flagship experience, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 6.2-inch HD+ AMOLED display, and 6GB/8GB memory options. With 128GB and 256GB (China only) storage capacities, it’s right in line  [Read More…]

Android phones can now be used as hardware keys

Google this week took its focus on security to another level, making it possible for Android users more effectively secure services.

Available immediately in beta, people with Android phones running 7 Nougat or later can use their device as a hardware key. Similar to Google’s Titan Key, it’s a way of protecting Google accounts with a second layer of security. This new tool is available in both personal and business accounts.

This makes it easier and more convenient for you  [Read More…]

Huawei goes on offensive, sues U.S. government over hardware sales ban

Huawei is trying to turn the tide in its fight against the U.S. government’s ban on its network equipment, which has effectively shut down the company’s sales in the country. During a press conference in Shenzhen on Thursday morning, the company announced that it is suing the U.S. government in order to attempt to overturn the ban, which was effected in August of last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The Act specifically names Huawei and its  [Read More…]

Google Assistant hardware button comes to LG, Nokia, and Xiaomi phones

100 million devices with a dedicated Google Assistant button are expected to ship in 2019.

Last year’s LG G7 had a dedicated hardware button to invoke Google Assistant, and Google is now aiming to expand the feature to a portfolio of Android devices from the likes of LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, Vivo, and TCL.

The LG G8 also has a dedicated button for Google Assistant, as does the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G, Nokia’s latest  [Read More…]

Amazon spreads the love with big Valentine’s Day discounts on its hardware

Amazon is offering several deals on its own-brand hardware in the run up to Valentine’s Day, including popular Echo, Fire and Kindle devices and accessories. We’ve seen prices drop on a few Amazon devices over the past few weeks, but now it’s practically across the board. Whether you want to up your smart home game, cuddle up with a romantic movie in 4K, or ask Alexa for some V Day tunes, this sale has you covered.

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CordCutters Podcast Episode 7: Hot Hot Hardware

You have questions. We have answers.

Just in time for the holiday season, we’re back to answer some burning questions. Like:

Should you buy the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K? Or the Fire TV Cube? What’s up with that Amazon Fire TV Recast thing? And what about those Roku speaker things?

All that, and more, in just 30 minutes.

What it is and where to get it Music: Robot Park by Poddington Bear Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe  [Read More…]

Embrace the future with these amazing deals on Google Assistant hardware

It’s tough to find a smart home product that doesn’t connect to, or run, Google Assistant. No matter what size your room is, how much counter space you have in the kitchen, or what you need to control, Google Assistant is there. It’s also an amazing platform for media, whether you want music, streaming video or an integrated TV experience. These are the absolute best Black Friday deals for getting started with, or expanding, your Google Assistant life.

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What hardware do I need to play Borderlands 2 VR?

Best answer: Borderlands 2 VR is a PlayStation VR exclusive that won’t be releasing on any other headset. If you’re interested in this game you’ll need a PlayStation VR and a PlayStation 4.

Amazon: PlayStation VR ($ 240)

Changing your gaming experience with a PlayStation VR

The gaming experiences that come with a virtual reality headset are life-changing. Imagine playing all of your favorite games and seeing the world as if you’re actually a  [Read More…]