Tag Archive: Important


The Redmi K20 pricing backlash is an important lesson for Xiaomi in India

Xiaomi fans are mad that the Redmi K20 costs $ 20 more than its Chinese counterpart.

For the longest time, Xiaomi went unchallenged in India. After making its debut in the country back in 2014, Xiaomi essentially had a stranglehold on the budget category, pushing out local players like Micromax and Intex and then challenging Samsung for the crown. It has managed to do all that on the back of its Redmi series, continually rolling out new  [Read More…]

The Nest Hub Max misses the most important feature

A physical shutter over the camera lens is a simple — and obvious — way to make a home hub more trustworthy.

The Nest Hub Max is official. I’m almost certainly going to buy one, seeing as how I’m all in on the Nest ecosystem already. I’ve also got a Google Home Hub — erm, Nest Hub, that is, thanks to a rebranding — and a Lenovo Smart Display in the kitchen.

And I’m going to buy a Nest Hub Max knowing  [Read More…]

Samsung wins in all areas but the most important: the camera

The best display, the fastest processor, and a camera that’s great but not the best — that’s how you can describe the past few Galaxy S phones.

Samsung’s Galaxy S phones are always among the best money can buy. Year after year, with very few exceptions, the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note has the best display, the best processor, the features most buyers want, and above all the availability that builds a recipe for success. The line’s  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3 Lite will be Google’s most important Pixel in 2019

Google’s finally creating a Pixel phone for everyone else, and that’s really exciting.

For the past three years, Google’s released a new Pixel phone in October. In 2016 we got the original Pixel, 2017 saw the release of the Pixel 2, and last year in 2018, we had the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 is (unsurprisingly) the best of the bunch so far and remains as one of our absolute favorite Android phones you can buy.

Google’s  [Read More…]

Save over $100 and your important files with WD’s easystore 4TB hard drive

Keep your data secure.

The WD easystore 4TB portable hard drive is down to $ 89.99 through Best Buy’s official eBay store and the main site. It usually sells for up to $ 200 otherwise. This deal makes for one of its best prices ever there, though it’s good for just one day only. You’ll also receive a 32GB USB flash drive with its purchase.

Easystore is Best Buy’s proprietary hard drive series. It’s not sold anywhere  [Read More…]

Gallium nitride is the most important charging innovation you’ll never see

It’s always been “better” but too expensive for consumer electronics — until now.

You don’t need to know about a FET or what a bandgap is, but the company that makes the gadgets you buy does. And it’s all on the verge of a big change for the better — in ways we will see, like safer, more efficient, and smaller high-power chargers — because of a chemical compound called Gallium nitride.

Back on October 25, Anker  [Read More…]

Store 256GB of important data with SanDisk’s $50 USB 3.1 Flash Drive

All the datas.

SanDisk’s 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive is down to $ 49.99 on Amazon. Except for a very brief drop back in July, this is the lowest price we have ever seen on this drive. Since that July deal, the drive has been selling for around $ 60, but it was selling as high as $ 70 before that. This is the best value per GB of the Ultra Fit’s capacities, and the device’s USB  [Read More…]

What are the Android Support Libraries and why are they important?

Android is a fragmented mess. There is no getting around this simple fact, and because of what Android is and how it’s distributed, it’s never going to change.

Once you face the simple truth that fragmentation is here to stay, you’re left with trying to find ways to mitigate it so that device makers can keep the freedom they currently have while app developers can build the newest, coolest things to install on them. That’s why Android  [Read More…]

Mapping the most important phone announcements remaining in 2018

The second half of the year is setting up to be busy.

We’re in a little bit of a lull in terms of smartphone releases now, as all of the big names got out the door for the first half of the year and we’re now waiting about a month for Samsung’s other shoe to drop. But the Note 9 isn’t the only phone being released in the coming months — here’s a breakdown of what I’m  [Read More…]

What is WPA3, and why is it so important for Wi-Fi security?

WPA3 means our devices and our data will be safer no matter what Wi-Fi network we’re using.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has a new standard for Wi-Fi security and it will bring plenty of new features that make your data safer while using public or private Wi-Fi. It’s great when anything makes our data safer and WPA3 also happens to be a pretty significant step for wireless security in general.

We recently saw the details for WPA3 finalized,  [Read More…]