Tag Archive: Mean


What does “weather-resistant” mean to the Ring Stick Up Cam?

Best answer: The new version of the Ring Stick Up Cam is “splashproof” — IPX5 water-resistant — so it should be able to stand up to thunderstorms, but it is not completely waterproof.

Amazon: Ring Stick Up Cam ($ 180)

What “weather-resistant” means for the Ring Stick Up Cam?

IP Code is an international standard developed to help both manufacturers and users better know what kind of protection a device can provide against different kinds of  [Read More…]

In-display fingerprint sensors and cold weather could mean problems

It’s all about that false positive acceptance rate.

It’s the time of year in the northern hemisphere where things can go from warm and delightful to chilly and brisk and that means it’s time to hear more about how fingerprint sensors on smartphones are having troubles. It might feel inconvenient, but there is a reason your fingerprint sensor might seem to work a little poorly in cold weather, and this is especially true of in-display fingerprint sensors.  [Read More…]

Google’s changes to EU licensing could mean more expensive Androids

Appeal or not, Google’s making changes.

Google just announced it has filed an appeal with the European Commission (EC) following a $ 5 billion fine from July related to its licensing terms for Android and Google apps. The crux of the EC’s decision earlier this year was its opinion that Google was taking advantage of its position as a dominant operating system to be unfriendly to companies making Android devices. The EC took particular umbrage with Google’s  [Read More…]

The new Audible Originals mean members get 3 free books per month

More freebies = more fun.

Both first-time and existing Audible Members have a new benefit to look forward to. Thanks to the new Audible Originals, members will now get their monthly audiobook and two featured Audible Originals for free every month.

These new titles include books produced specifically for audio, specially for Audible. The program is similar to the Amazon Prime First Reads program. There’ll be six featured titles to choose from spanning different genres and subject  [Read More…]

What does an “Always Listening” smart speaker really mean?

Your home assistant isn’t spying on you unless you tell it to.

Voice-activated home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant are some of the most exciting “new” tech to appear in a very long time. It’s not what they can do, but how they do it that makes them so very different than anything that came before them. Saying “Hey Google do that thing” is reminiscent of 1980’s sci-fi where people talked to their home and  [Read More…]

What does a potential T-Mobile / Sprint merger mean for wireless users?

Why do these two companies want to hook-up so badly, and what would it mean for us?

Sprint and T-Mobile are back at it again. The two companies are said to be working on a way to find the common ground that lets them merge after two failed sets of talks. The most recent failure came after Softbank, Sprint’s parent company, had concerns about relinquishing control. While many say that the downsides of any merging of the  [Read More…]

What does Android P Developer Preview mean to you?

The next generation of Android is now available to app developers and early adopters. There’s some great stuff on the horizon to be sure, but it doesn’t apply to general users. Certainly not today. Here’s what you need to know about Android P so far.

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Wicked Audio’s Outcry Bluetooth speakers review: Why affordable doesn’t have to mean bad

In the market for an affordable, quality Bluetooth speaker? You might want to check out what Wicked Audio has to offer. A brand many of you are probably acquainted with (their products are sold via Best Buy, Amazon and more), Wicked Audio’s portfolio also includes two Bluetooth speakers.  I’ve been testing them both for the […]

Google’s new Project Treble could mean fast Android updates for everyone

If you are not the owner of a Nexus or a Pixel device, then you probably stuck waiting for updates months on end after Google officially rolls out a new build. But as you’d expect, the search giant is well aware or the state of things and not particularly happy with the situation. But starting […]

OnePlus 5: A reminder that retailer listings mean nothing, and About screens can be faked

Never Settle for dubious online rumors.

So we’re getting to the time of year when folks are expecting a new OnePlus smartphone. The number four being considered bad luck in some Asian cultures, the name everyone seems to have settled on is OnePlus 5, and boy is the rumor mill already churning. In the past week a post by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on social network Weibo, not mentioning the OnePlus 5, and revealing no new information  [Read More…]