Tag Archive: Important


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…]

What’s the most important feature you look for in a new phone?

Everyone wants something, so what gets your wallet open?

Ah, that new phone smell. Buying a new phone can be a sort of ritual. Some loyalists will immediately order what’s new from a company they already have faith in, some will ponder endlessly and obsess over every detail, and others are content to wait and see before the plastic card comes out. But one thing we all have in common is that we’re usually looking for just  [Read More…]

Store 128GB of important data with SanDisk’s $26 Ultra Fit USB Flash Drive

Transport documents quickly and keep your files secure with this USB flash drive.

SanDisk’s 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive is down to $ 25.99 at Amazon while supplies last. This limited time deal saves you $ 5 off its average price and marks the lowest it’s ever dropped. It regularly sells for up to $ 38.

This high-speed USB 3.1 flash drive features read speeds up to 130MB/s. You could  [Read More…]

Project Treble is turning out to be more important than we thought

We’re already seeing the fruits of Google’s labor with Treble and Android P.

While we’re all busy arguing about Android P’s gestures and swooning over the new features, something far more exciting didn’t get the attention I think it deserves: seeing the first fruits of Google’s labor with Project Treble. In a completely unexpected move, Google released the first beta version of Android P for not only its own Pixel phones, but also phones from seven different  [Read More…]

XGIMI CC Aurora review: Android smart projector that falls short in important places

The XGIMI CC Aurora is a smart projector that shows the future but still lives in the present and past. The lack of accessories and the absence of Google Play integration are real obstacles to the CC Aurora’s success in the smart projector market.

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How important are Android security patches?

You can never be too secure.

Once a month, Google updates the Android Security Bulletin and releases a new security patch for Pixel and Nexus phones. Other OEMs like Sony and Essential have been getting better at pushing these updates just as fast as Google does, but the likes of Samsung, LG, and others often keep users waiting and waiting for the latest patch.

These security-focused updates help to ensure your phone is as safe as can  [Read More…]