Tag Archive: Love


Android Q features you’ll love: Games will be better on weaker hardware

By borrowing a tool from Chrome, Android Q will run OpenGL ES features on your phone’s GPU no matter the version.

One of the coolest under the hood changes of Android Q is the implementation of ANGLE, the Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine. It’s one of those things that you’ll never see or know is there if it’s working properly, but will let your phone run games using it’s native GPU hardware APIs even if it was  [Read More…]

Rebble.io has renewed my love for the Pebble watch

I have a particular set of skills. I’ve had a knack over the years of investing in doomed technology. First it was webOS. Then BlackBerry 10. One of the more recent ones would be Pebble. Its demise hit me almost as hard as the webOS dumpster fire ending.

I loved my Pebble. The software team (many former webOS devs) developed a super solid OS and paired with great battery life. It truly gave users a smartwatch experience that, in my  [Read More…]

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is more complex than Pokémon Go, and we love it

Though the game is only in beta, Wizards Unite is already far more complex than Pokémon Go.

The more we see of the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta, the more excited we become. The posts that we see coming out of the Reddit threads show a game with a huge amount of content, from new types of Points of Interests (POI) to multi-layered raids called Fortresses that allow you to fight more than one boss. The beta  [Read More…]

Two months in, I’m still madly in love with the Lenovo C330 Chromebook

The price and performance of this machine strike the best balance you’ll find in a sub-$ 300 Chromebook.

If you had asked me four months ago to pick my favorite Chromebook out of the blue, I’d have given you something expensive and delicate, two traits that don’t really speak to what Chromebooks are and more to what a very particular type of enthusiast wants Chromebooks to be. Enthusiasts tend to want the latest and greatest cutting-edge devices,  [Read More…]

Weekend Recommender: Gadgets and tech we love

Can you believe it’s March already? The holiday season and ice cold weather look to be in the rear view mirror and we’re ready for spring.

As we prepare for warmer temperatures and start to break free of cabin fever, some of us are cleaning out our homes and offices. In some cases we’re de-cluttering altogether; in others, we’re replacing our old gear with new stuff.

If you’re like us, and on the hunt for new things, you’ll like what  [Read More…]

72 hours with the Galaxy S10+: What I love and what I hate

My first impressions of the new flagship.

I’ve had a Galaxy S10+ in my hand and pocket since February 20. Picking it up shortly after Samsung’s bustling launch event in San Francisco, I slotted my personal SIM in it, furiously set up all of my accounts and apps, and got to using it full time.

The following 72 hours were the exact kind of scenario that’s extremely tough on phones. After rapidly setting things up on mobile data  [Read More…]

Put some love on your wallpaper this Valentine’s Day! ❤️

Whether you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with your special someone or blissfully single, there’s no denying that there’s love in the air. In the dark and cold of February, we could all use a little warmth and sweetness in our lives, and we could some on our home screens, too! Put a little love in your heart and your Android with these wallpapers.

Brains and beauty Interstellar Heart III by VessDSign

This geometric, gradient-filled heart is  [Read More…]

Flowers last a week, but these Valentines will show your love for years

Take it from a woman who knows: traditional Valentine’s gifts aren’t the ones you remember. The Valentine’s gift I remember most fondly from my first boyfriend were Runts that were sorted by color for me because they were given to me with three white, pink, and red heart-covered Altoids tins, which I’ve used years after there wasn’t any candy left. Giving a practical gift that your partner will use every day can let a day’s expression of love echo for  [Read More…]

Weekend Recommender: Gadgets and tech we love

It’s officially February and the new year is in formally full swing. Have you stuck to your resolution? That’s okay, neither have others.

Try as we might to get rid of things in an effort to clean our house, we find ourselves buying new gadgets. It’s not our fault that CES has so many cool things. Right?

If you’re like us, and love to check out new stuff, you’ll like what we’ve got in store for you here. Before you  [Read More…]

Amazon spreads the love with big Valentine’s Day discounts on its hardware

Amazon is offering several deals on its own-brand hardware in the run up to Valentine’s Day, including popular Echo, Fire and Kindle devices and accessories. We’ve seen prices drop on a few Amazon devices over the past few weeks, but now it’s practically across the board. Whether you want to up your smart home game, cuddle up with a romantic movie in 4K, or ask Alexa for some V Day tunes, this sale has you covered.

The prices are only  [Read More…]