Tag Archive: Match


Why your carrier’s coverage map may not match your experience

Maybe it’s time for a new phone.

When you’re looking to switch cellular carriers, the most important factor is going to be how well the service actually works in your area. Sure, saving $ 10 a month is great, but not if it means your family and friends can’t get ahold of you. A good starting place is your potential carrier’s coverage map, since that will show the relative coverage in a given location.

But that’s not  [Read More…]

ARM aims to match laptop performance with new Cortex-A76 CPU

ARM is gearing up to give Intel a run for its money in the laptop space.

ARM has unveiled its next-generation CPU design, and it’s setting its sights firmly on Intel’s laptop throne.

ARM is billing its new Cortex-A76 CPU as a laptop workhorse, citing a 35-percent performance improvement over its last-generation design. That’s backed up by a 40 percent uptick in power efficiency and a fourfold increase in performance for AI and machine learning tasks.

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Google Drive gets an updated desktop UI to match the new Gmail

The new look is rolling out to all users now.

Late last month, Google started rolling out one of the biggest redesigns we’ve ever seen for the Gmail desktop site. Just a couple of weeks later, Google Drive is now getting similar treatment.

Announced in the G Suite Updates blog, Drive is getting this new look to better align itself with the visual changes we’ve been seeing in a bunch of Google’s apps, such as Gmail, News,  [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…]

Sonos One and Alexa are a match made in heaven

Alexa gets the headlines when it comes to Sonos’ new speaker, but it’s even more assistants and services are coming — and that’s what’s truly exciting.

It’s easy to look at what Sonos announced today in New York City — a new Sonos One speaker, with microphones and Amazon Alexa integration built in, as well as external Alexa support for its older speakers — and think “OK, that’s it. That’s easy.”

Only, that’s not it. And it’s not easy. There’s  [Read More…]

AT&T’s new Primetime tablet is a perfect match for DIRECTV

AT&T has announced a new tablet that plugs into its DIRECTV service.

Cellular-connected tablets have been around since the first iPad, letting users connect to the Internet even when they’re not around Wi-Fi. This was typically associated with light web browsing, as streaming video over a cellular connection is a fast way to burn through a data cap. As more carriers have brought back unlimited plans and zero rating for certain services, the ability to use a tablet as  [Read More…]

Kubo: A Samurai Quest is a immersive Match 3 puzzle game with a lovely soundtrack (review)

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed Coraline – the beautiful animation movie with a touching story. Well the team that created this film, LAIKA is also behind a game I recently ended up playing. It’s called Kubo: A Samurai Quest and it’s a Match 3 puzzle game. The game is inspired by […]

Match the Three Stooges is exactly what you think it is (review)

The venerable “match-3” puzzle games run in the dozens in the Play Store; with the main point of variation being theme of which the blocks or items represent, along with the corresponding background, music, and sounds effects. Well, in case you’ve been searching for a match-3 showcasing the timeless comedy and visual appeal that is the

Google reportedly plans to match Apple’s new subscription revenue sharing split

Following Apple’s debut of a new revenue sharing model for app subscriptions, which now allows app publishers to keep 85% of subscription revenues instead of the previous 70%, a new report claims Google plans to match that split.

As reported by Recode, Google’s plans will differ in one significant aspect, however: while Apple requires publishers to stick to the current 70/30 split for the first year a subscriber is paying before switching, Google’s split would take  [Read More…]

The Turcom HR-903 Acoustoshock Bluetooth speaker is built like a tank and has sound quality to match (review)

Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen these days. They’re so commonplace that you can buy speaker at every major retailer, and you can even find them at places like the airport. In general most speakers are pretty much the same, but occasionally we come across different types of speakers that cross into other categories