Tag Archive: Months


Google Home Mini review, 6 months later: The smart speaker that should be in everybody’s home

Simply put, the Home Mini is the perfect smart speaker for just about everyone.

When Amazon launched the Echo Dot in 2015, it made a breakthrough in the smart speaker industry by offering all of the smarts of Alexa in a package that was considerably smaller and more affordable than its flagship Echo speaker. That’s essentially the same path that Google took with the Home Mini, and while all of the things it does are done better by the  [Read More…]

Six months later, Google Lens still isn’t great

I know it’s a preview, but I want to use this every day.

For a company aimed at being the knowledge graph of the entire planet, image-based AI services are an obvious thing for Google to want to get right. And for anyone using Google Photos over the last couple of years, you know there have been huge strides made in enhancing these capabilities. Facial and object recognition in Google Photos, can be incredible, and there’s a  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]

First-timers can try out three months of Kindle Unlimited for only $2

Exclusively for Prime members, Amazon is offering 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for only $ 1.99. This would typically cost $ 30. The deal is only valid if you haven’t used Kindle Unlimited before.

This recurring subscription will cost $ 9.99 per month after your trial ends, so remember to cancel if you don’t want to continue your membership.

Kindle Unlimited gives you unfettered access to over 1,000,000 books. There are also popular magazines and audiobooks available with  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV review: Two months on, the best budget TV you can buy today

Xiaomi’s 55-inch Mi TV 4 offers a fantastic 4K HDR panel for the asking price.

For years now, Xiaomi fans in India have been clamoring for the Mi TV to make its debut in the country. Xiaomi finally introduced its TV range back in February starting with the 55-inch Mi TV 4, rebranded as the Mi LED Smart TV for the Indian market.

It’s easy to see why there’s such a massive amount of interest in the  [Read More…]

Razer Phone review, 4 months later: Gamers’ delight

Mobile games have never looked or sounded so good.

You have to commend Razer for going against the industry trends and making some really bold design choices for its first smartphone, the Razer Phone. Okay, I guess you don’t have to commend them — but I will.

Razer calls the Razer Phone the “smartphone for gamers” and also “the ultimate smartphone for mobile entertainment”. And I know that those are marketing buzzwords but damn if it hasn’t  [Read More…]

MetroPCS tempts switchers with two months of free service

The prepaid brand hopes to peel away subscribers from other carriers with a limited time offer. New customers can earn instant and mail-in rebates towards phones and service.

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Facebook will add an ‘unsend’ feature to Messenger in the coming months

Facebook’s way of saying sorry for secretly deleting its execs’ messages.

Facebook’s found itself in an ocean of hot water lately. Following scandals with Cambridge Analytica and being discovered of storing call and text logs for Android users of its Messenger app, it was reported that Facebook was secretly deleting Messenger messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives at the company.

This news didn’t sit all that well with a lot of users, and to make  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5T review, 4 months later: Still the phone to beat

Four months after its release, the OnePlus 5T is still one of the best options in the $ 500 category.

Over the last three years, OnePlus managed to carve out a niche for itself by selling phones for a couple hundred dollars less than the likes of the flagships from Samsung, Google, and LG while offering the same top-of-the-line specs. The Chinese brand isn’t the first one to do so, as the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, and  [Read More…]

Is the Honor View 10 still worth buying four months after it was announced?

They say time heals all wounds, but that doesn’t do anything to fix a botched release.

When we reviewed the Honor View 10, we found it to be one of the best affordable flagships for just $ 500 — it held its own against the similarly priced OnePlus 5T, and you could even make the argument that it’s a better value than the more premium Huawei Mate 10 Pro. But that was all the way back in January.

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