Tag Archive: Made


HTC’s next smartphone in the U12 series might not be made by HTC itself

It’s no secret that HTC’s smartphone business has been struggling for years. The company’s latest flagship, the U12+ hasn’t done much to turn things around and in July, the phone maker was forced to lay off 1,500 workers in its manufacturing unit in Taiwan.

You’ve probably heard that HTC is preparing to launch a new budget phone called the U12 Life (Imagine Life). Well, as a result of these job cuts, it seems that HTC won’t be actually making this  [Read More…]

BMW-branded smartwatches made by Fossil are coming in 2019

Next year you’ll be able to buy a BMW smartwatch. Fossil announced this week it has partnered up with the iconic German car maker for a series of watches and smartwatches.

The BMW-branded smartwatches will be manufactured by Fossil and will be sold across 4,000 BMW retail channels. Obviously, you’ll also be able to pick one up from Fossil.

Fossils have been on a never-ending quest to offer smartwatches for everyone’s taste and the latest collaboration comes to expand the  [Read More…]

RHA MA650 headphone review: Made for Android, made with care

A three-button remote that works with most Android phones.

Headphone jacks are disappearing, and headphones themselves are all going Bluetooth. Right? Sort of, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.

In 2016, Bluetooth headphone sales surpassed those of their wired counterparts for the first time, and are largely responsible for growing the headphone industry as a whole. And that industry is growing — dramatically. But one thing is certain: headphones — cheap, expensive, wired, wireless — are  [Read More…]

The Fitbit Ace is now available for $99.95 and is made specifically for kids

You can buy the Fitbit Ace at Amazon, Best Buy, and more.

Although the Versa was the highlight of Fitbit’s hardware event this past March, the company also used it to announce Ace — its first fitness tracker designed specifically for kids. A little less than three months since it was announced, the Ace is now available for purchase around the globe.

If the Ace looks similar to past Fitbit products, that’s because it’s essentially a Fitbit  [Read More…]

ZTE has reportedly made an agreement with the U.S. to lift Denial Order

The company will be faced with $ 1 billion in fines.

In mid-April, the United States Department of Commerce slapped ZTE with a Denial Order over an issue it had with U.S. sanctions in 2017. However, according to a report from Reuters, both ZTE and the U.S. government have reached an agreement that’ll lift the Denial Order and allow the company to return to business as usual.

James Rockas, a spokesperson for the Commerce Department, says that  [Read More…]

My Logitech Harmony remote is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made

My Logitech Harmony remote makes my mismatched smart home “just work”.

I have what I like to refer to as a piecemeal smart home. I’m fairly certain I’m not alone here and have different bits and pieces from various companies like Philips, Samsung, Nest, Ring, Leviton and more attached to my Wi-Fi and do my best to find ways to get them all working together. I’d love to have a custom wired automated house of the future  [Read More…]

10 awesome products you didn’t know Xiaomi made

Xiaomi sells over 2,000 products under the Mi Ecosystem label.

Xiaomi is a lifestyle brand in China, offering everything from rice cookers to robot vacuums. The brand maintains a vast range of products that are sold under the Mi Ecosystem label, wherein Xiaomi ties up with — or invests in — hardware manufacturers in China to get their products integrated into its ecosystem.

The goal with the lifestyle products is to create a network of connected devices  [Read More…]

Amazon made a lightweight browser for India, and it’s fantastic

Amazon’s lightweight web browser is designed for low-powered devices.

Amazon introduced the Kindle Lite app late last month, offering a similar experience as the full-fledged Kindle client for a fraction of the size. Now, the retailer has rolled out a lightweight web browser dubbed Internet, which comes in at just 2MB and takes up just 26MB of storage space on your phone.

One of the key highlights with Amazon’s browser is a private mode, which is  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9 and its Hyperknit case are a match made in heaven

Strange name. Great case.

It’s not often that a case speaks to me, but when the Galaxy S9 was unveiled in Barcelona and the beautifully-lit, cavernous demo area was opened up, I was almost (almost!) as intrigued by the first-party accessories as the phone itself. And I was not disappointed.

After gazing longingly at Samsung’s Alcantara case last year — I bought one for the Note 8 — I wondered what else would be available, the alongside  [Read More…]

An ultrawide monitor made me fitter, happier, and more productive

One of the best decisions I’ve made.

Fitter, happier More productive Comfortable Not drinking too much Regular exercise at the gym, three days a week – Radiohead

A few months ago, I decided to augment my home office setup with two dedicated monitors that would attach to whatever computer I was using at the time, be it my mainline MacBook Pro, my Pixelbook, or, increasingly, my beloved Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Given the expanding breadth of my  [Read More…]