Tag Archive: Makes


The Pixel 5 makes an early appearance in AOSP

It could also launch as a more mid-range device than we’ve expected.

What you need to know A reference to the Pixel 5 has been spotted in AOSP code. This is the first concrete evidence, other than expectation, that Google’s next flagship will be called the Pixel 5. There’s a possibility that the Pixel 5 may support 5G, and be more midrange than previous Pixels.

Google is expected to launch a bunch of new Pixels this year.  [Read More…]

Ring makes two-factor authentication mandatory, adds new privacy controls

Changes are rolling out today and Ring will email customers once they are active.

What you need to know Ring will soon require all customers to use two-factor authentication when logging in. It will also allow customers to opt-out of sharing information with third-party service providers for advertising. The Amazon-owned home security camera company experienced a data breach in 2019, which lead to many customer’s cameras becoming compromised.

Amazon’s Ring security cameras have been in the news  [Read More…]

Space Channel 5 VR makes the jump to PSVR this month, Quest/PC soon

Get ready for a kinda funky news flash!

What you need to know Space Channel 5 releases on the PS4 for PSVR on February 25 for $ 39.99. A PC and Oculus Quest version are still listed as “coming soon”. This is the first entry into the series since the Dreamcast/PS2 release of Space Channel 5: Part 2 in 2002.

If you owned a Dreamcast 20 years ago, it’s likely that you’ve either played or at least  [Read More…]

GeForce Now makes the Shield TV one of the best streaming boxes out there

Play high-end PC games on any TV with GeForce Now and a Shield TV box.

The Nvidia Shield TV is the best way to do Android TV period. Yes, you can buy televisions with Android TV built-in and there are a few other companies making Android TV-powered boxes, but if you want to do it right, you should just buy a Shield TV and be done with it.

If you’re the type who likes to do a  [Read More…]

Who makes the better video doorbell, Ring or Eufy?

Eufy Video Doorbell

Video value

$ 130 at Amazon

Pros Cheaper than Ring Video Doorbell 2 Subscription not required Doorbell chime included Local storage options Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Cons Wired version only No real IFTTT support Issues with the quality of motion capture and AI features

The Eufy Video Doorbell is our top pick for several reasons, including the fact that it’s a one-time purchase. You don’t need to subscribe to  [Read More…]

Google has a new web app that makes flashing updates easier than ever

All you need is a browser and a Pixel.

What you need to know Google has just made it easy for developers to try out the newest Android builds on their phones with the new Android Flash Tool. It runs with a simple web-app in Chrome on all desktop platforms. You’ll need a Pixel 2 or later to take advantage of this.

Interested in knowing how your hip new app is going to work on upcoming Android  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite specs: The 3.5mm jack makes a triumphant return

The Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm jack and S Pen, but it won’t be sold everywhere.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is now official, and there’s a lot to like. Samsung essentially went with a plastic design to bring down the costs, but it hasn’t limited the internal hardware. The Note 10 Lite comes with the same S Pen that you get with the full-fledged Note 10 series, and what’s even more interesting is that the  [Read More…]

Dirac’s audio tuning app makes any headphones sound much better

Swedish brand Dirac’s audio tuning app vastly improves the audio quality of your headphones.

Dirac is a Swedish audio brand that works with phone manufacturers to optimize the audio quality on smartphones from the likes of Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, OnePlus, and others. The company is now introducing an audio tuning app that optimizes the sound quality of your existing headphones, delivering a more immersive soundstage.

Dirac’s audio app uses custom algorithms to “boost every detail of the  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile makes more sense than Ting if you need data

Plan ahead Mint Mobile

From $ 15 per month at Mint Mobile

Pros Lots of data Unlimited calls and texts Compatible with most phones Discounts in bulk Cons Must buy in bulk Only one network

Buy in bulk to save money for service on T-Mobile’s network with Mint Mobile. Buy service with data in 3GB, 8GB, or 12GB chunks per month and save more when you buy more months in advance. Calls and texts are unlimited,  [Read More…]

Kindle Oasis 2019 long-term review: So good it makes you want to read more

With adjustable warm lighting and subtle design tweaks, the Kindle Oasis 2019 is a great upgrade to a fantastic e-reader.

How do you improve on something that is already the best in the market? That is the question Amazon had to ask itself with the Kindle Oasis 2019. It debuted earlier this year, and while there you may not make out any differences in design from its predecessor, there are a few notable features.

Of course, you  [Read More…]