Tag Archive: Long


Google Pixel 2 doesn’t need a SIM card, as long as you use Project Fi

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to come equipped with eSIM technology, but only subscribers of Project Fi will be able to take advantage of it.

Google’s Pixel 2 event was full of announcements, and although we had a pretty good idea of what to expect going into the event, Google still managed to sneak in a few surprises here and there – one of which being eSIM support.

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Here is your long weekend comments thread!

Celebrate your three-day weekend and chat about it right here.

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and is the last day you can wear your white shoes or seersucker suit without people pointing at your fashion faux pas. But it’s also a three-day weekend to celebrate the Great American Worker so it’s pretty awesome.

Many of us will be out doing something fun for Labor Day, while others will be enjoying the time to do absolutely nothing.  [Read More…]

This $27 Bluetooth speaker has a crazy long 24-hour battery life

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an exclusive discount on a powerful Bluetooth speaker.

Amazon currently has a pretty great discount on the extremely popular Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker. With this deal, the black version speaker drops down to $ 26.99 when using the coupon code THRIFT77 at checkout, from a usual street price around $ 36. For direct price drops, though, this price matches what we saw during a recent one-day Gold Box  [Read More…]

Google Maps now tells you how long a future trip will take

“If I don’t leave now, it’s only going to take longer.”

It’s hard to know the perfect time to go somewhere, because there’s no one outside mailmen and UPS drivers that really know when traffic is best in your city… except for Google Maps. With millions of users and millions more Waze users helping them graph traffic in real-time, day after day, Google Maps really can tell when the best time is  [Read More…]

Best Android Phone For Long Battery Life

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Best overall Huawei Mate 9

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With a massive 5.9-inch display, you’d think that the Huawei Mate 9 wouldn’t be able to last a whole day — but you’d be dead wrong. That screen is helped along by a 4,000mAh battery — one of the biggest in its class — pushing the Mate 9 to a staggering 2-day average uptime. Huawei’s  [Read More…]

LG V20 long term review: is it still worth your money?

With the release of the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup, the LG V20 might not be the first name you think of when you walk into a carrier store right now, but you might want to consider it nonetheless. Released only about eight months ago, the V20 represents LG’s focus on the […]

Netatmo Weather Station is long on looks, longer on data

It was time to update my home weather station from something functional but ugly to something decidedly more modern. Netatmo has fit the bill nicely.

I was going to show you my old weather station — a venerable beast from Oregon Scientific, which is quite good at this sort of thing. But alas, as soon as I took it off the wall it disappeared to wherever Phil’s Old Stuff disappears. (Basically an older, less sexy version of this.)

So.  [Read More…]

How long does it take to unlock the Galaxy S8?

Face recognition, iris scanning, and fingerprints — regardless of which unlocking mechanism you choose, there’s a method to all this madness.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 offers a variety of unlocking mechanisms. It may seem overwhelming to try to set one up at first, especially if you don’t know which one to choose. After using the smaller Galaxy S8 for about a week, I can say there are definitely some key differences between each of these three unlocking  [Read More…]

Sprint offering Galaxy S8 2-for-1 deal until April 27, so long as you open a new line

New Sprint customers and upgraders can get a solid deal when picking up two Galaxy S8s this week.

The Galaxy S8 launch hype is real, and Sprint is capitalizing on the buzz with a two-for-one deal that gives you two of the hottest Samsung phones for the price of one. The caveat, of course, is that this deal comes by way of Sprint’s “Galaxy Forever” lease program, meaning you’re actually signing up for two leases, but only have to  [Read More…]

OnePlus has a long way to go

When Google announced the Pixel, it signified the end of an era – no longer would Google play the foil to Samsung and LG, the money-grubbing, flagship peddling corporate whores. But who would take up the mantle? In my head, it was unquestionably OnePlus – which, at the time was fresh out of its ill-advised […]