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Spotify Connect: What it is and why it’s awesome

I just want to play my music, and Spotify Connect lets me do that.

Spotify is one of the biggest names in music these days, and as such, Spotify has made deals with a vast number of products and platforms to ensure its users can easily play Spotify whenever and wherever they want. There are audio receivers, smart speakers, TVs, set top boxes, video game consoles that are Spotify-compatible, but how do you create a uniform playback  [Read More…]

Netflix is getting crushed in India, and it’s all because of Amazon and Hotstar

Netflix hasn’t altered its pricing structure for the Indian market, and it’s losing ground as a result.

Just over two years ago, Netflix announced that it would be vastly expanding its service globally, becoming available in 130 new markets. India was one of those markets, and with the service available in the country for well over 24 months, it’s time to see what has worked (and what hasn’t).

At the time, Netflix was the first major  [Read More…]

This $7 Aukey charger has two USB ports and looks like it’s built into your vehicle

It’s barely noticeable.

This Aukey dual USB car charger is one of the most popular options out there for several reasons. First up, the price. Right now you can pick one up for just $ 7.03 when you enter the coupon code AUKEYCS5 during checkout at Amazon, a savings of just over $ 3. Second up, the size. It’s small enough that it looks like it’s built right into the cigarette lighter and it has two ports  [Read More…]

A 5G network owned by the United States government? It’s not going to happen.

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The U.S. government considering its own 5G network is nothing new, frightening, or likely to happen.

Could the Trump White House be pondering a nationalized 5G network? Yes, it’s distinctly possible. But it’s also highly unlikely to happen and the story is being blown dramatically out of proportion.

The latest Twitterverse kerfuffle was kicked up by an Axios report alleging consideration of “an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile  [Read More…]

It’s not perfect, but Google Play is still the best place to get all your apps

Android allows you to install apps you downloaded from anywhere and everywhere, but most people should stick to Google Play.

As smartphone users and general citizens of the internet, we’re all used to seeing headlines telling us how the app store for our phones was found to have a handful of apps with malware and that they were downloaded a few million times. These stories come from security companies who spend 100% of their time looking for  [Read More…]

It’s not just you: The Philips Hue update system is overwhelmed today

It turns out these smart bulbs are kinda popular.

Philips used CES as a perfect opportunity to drop a big feature update into its app today, but in order to use that app all of the bulbs in your home need to also be updated. This isn’t usually a big deal, but because so many people are trying to update their Hue bulbs today the servers at Philips are a little overwhelmed.

Long story short, it’s going  [Read More…]

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus has face unlock, big battery, it’s coming to the US this February

ASUS is also present at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week with a few new products of its own. The company announced its Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone is coming to North America this February. It’s ASUS’ first 18:9 aspect ratio smartphone to be offered on the US market. Costumes will be able to […]

It’s time to hang your Black Friday TV using one of these discounted wall mounts

From the floor to the wall!

Now that you have the TV you bought on Black Friday in your home and set up, it’s time to consider mounting it on the wall. In the past, wall mounts could run you hundreds of dollars, but luckily that isn’t the case anymore. Right now you can take your pick between two great AmazonBasics wall mounts, with prices starting at just $ 13.98. You can opt for a standard tilting mount that  [Read More…]

Project Fi: What it’s like switching between three networks?

Switching between networks isn’t scary, and in fact it’s quite useful.

Usually when you sign up for a phone carrier, you’re just getting service from that one carrier. That’s not the case with Project Fi, which lets your phone actively switch between T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular. It’s a big selling point for the service, and when you add in Wi-Fi calling and texting it looks like quite the network juggling act.

After using Project Fi for  [Read More…]

5 reasons it’s worth buying an Android Wear watch right now

Android Wear is more awesome than ever, and now is definitely the time to buy.

Android Wear is the software that powers an increasing number of awesome smartwatches that sync up to your phone. From notifications to fitness to apps, they’re better than ever, and now may be the right time to pick one up for yourself — be it a low-key LG Watch Style to a fancy (and expensive) Tag Heurer Connected.

It helps you work  [Read More…]