Tag Archive: Hello


Ringke Onyx Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Hello darkness, my old friend

It’s not the boldest case on the block, but sometimes subtle style is best.

I’ll admit it: I’ve been spoiled by gold colors and flashy fashions. When I go looking for a phone case, I want something that stands out, but far more often, cases are designed to blend in. Subtle cases allow our phones to draw less unwanted attention when using our gleaming $ 800 smartphones in crowded areas, and they fit a larger variety of  [Read More…]

Moto G6 series hands-on preview: Hello photo

Budget beauties.

It’s been five long years since Motorola introduced the Moto G, a phone that would, after the ignominious rise and fall of the ahead-of-its-time Moto X, come to stand out less for its features than its legacy.

When Lenovo took over the Moto brand, “G” was the lone money-maker in Motorola’s shrinking portfolio, so the new owners did what any corporate parent would do in such a circumstance: it expanded.

What was a single model between  [Read More…]

Nest Hello review: The smartest doorbell

Nest didn’t reinvent the doorbell — that was done already. But it’s made the best one you can buy.

In retrospect, I should have seen this coming long ago. The idea of a video doorbell isn’t all that novel. It’s just a basic button, camera, speaker and mic, with some flashing lights tossed in. That’s not all that technologically advanced, right?

Nor does such a thing need to do all that much. It needs to show  [Read More…]

Nest Hello vs. Ring Pro: Say hello to the new best connected doorbell

Nest Hello, left, and Ring Pro.

And just like that, I have a new favorite video doorbell.

Ring has made quite the name for itself the past couple years thanks to its stable of video doorbells, DIY security cameras — and I’d say some damned good marketing. So good, in fact, that Amazon reportedly scooped up the company for something like $ 1 billion.

But Nest Hello is here. It’s the first doorbell from the company that  [Read More…]

Nest Hello will work with Google Home to announce who’s actually at the door

You’ll just have to teach it a tad.

In hindsight, this one should have been obvious. And maybe Nest spelled it out explicitly and I just missed it. But in any event, let’s codify it here.

Nest Hello — the upcoming video doorbell from the company best known for its thermostats and cameras — will work with Google Home (and Google Home Mini — really, with Google Assistant) to announce who’s at your door. That is, it’ll recognize who’s there thanks  [Read More…]

Here’s how Nest Hello can out-doorbell Ring

The leading smart doorbell is about to get a huge competitor in the form of the Alphabet-owned Nest Hello.

Ring isn’t the only company that makes a smart doorbell. It hasn’t been for a long time, actually. But the number of competitors that it’s had to deal with have been few and far between. And for the most part, almost no one has come out with anything that looks remotely acceptable as a way to greet a  [Read More…]

“Hello world” – Nokia 8, 2017

Nokia being reborn under the HMD Global umbrella was one of the best piece of nostalgia that could have happened. For years we have wondered by a Nokia branded Android device may have looked like, and while this isn’t the Nokia we used to know and love, it’s pretty close. Don’t Miss: Nokia 8 could be […]

How to customize Hello Bixby on the Galaxy S8

Make the most of Hello Bixby with a little customization.

Bixby is Samsung’s take on the virtual assistant, offering a similar experience to Google Now on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. You can access Bixby either by swiping right on the home screen or by pressing the Bixby button (on the left of the S8, below the volume buttons) at any time.

But Bixby is only going to be useful if you make it your own. Here’s  [Read More…]

Hello Motorola: The oldest phone maker plans its grand comeback

Motorola is aggressively trying to court phone buyers with old ideas and new tricks.

By Motorola’s own admission, it wasn’t in a great spot just a year ago. Its third-generation Moto X line hadn’t sold quite as well as previous years despite enormous technical improvements, and the integration into newish owner Lenovo had been hitting some bumps.

Chief among them was how to integrate Motorola’s brand equity and enormous technical mastery into Lenovo’s sprawling worldwide distribution network.  [Read More…]

Samsung Hello might soon compete with Google Home, Amazon Echo

It’s expected that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive with a virtual assistant named Bixby. You know who else has a flagship that takes advantage of an AI-driven helper? Google. The Pixel and Pixel XL ship out with the Google Assistant onboard, but the AI companion also lives in the Google’s connected speaker, the Home. […]