Tag Archive: Months


Samsung Galaxy S8 review, 10 months later: The go-to flagship holds up well

10 months of use have treated the GS8 well … mostly.

It’s been 10 months since we published our full review of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. In that time, several other great phones have launched into the world, and we’ve compared the Galaxy S8 to all of them. As I write this, we’re less than two weeks away from the Galaxy S9 being unveiled — and yet, the Galaxy S8 is still in the conversation. Samsung’s  [Read More…]

Cord cutting: 18 months later, I don’t miss cable TV

Or the bill that came with it.

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It’s more than a little strange to try to explain cable TV to my kids. To them, images on a screen are just the result of whatever app you picked. Those of us of a certain age, however, can remember a time when televisions weren’t flat, when pictures weren’t color, and when antennas and tinfoil were constantly adjusted. To them, there’s no difference between network  [Read More…]

Google Pixelbook, 3 months later: Still the best, still frustrating

The Honeymoon period is over, but the relationship is still going strong!

It’s been three months since we saw Google’s latest in the line of Chromebook Pixels, which brought a pretty major shake-up to Google’s high-end and expensive as ever line of Chromebooks. The Pixelbook is less of a laptop and more of an all-in-one mobile device that is ready to take on the wild world of Android tablets.

Fancy looks and new features aside, it’s still  [Read More…]

LG G7 expected to launch within the next few months

LG has had a busy week at CES 2018 and the company doesn’t plan on slowing down after the event. According to sources, the upcoming LG G7 will feature a Snapdragon 845 and is expected to be revealed at Mobile World Congress in late February or early March. Following the reveal, the expectation is LG […]

Moto G4 Play finally has Android 7.1.1 Nougat 13 months later

Who needs Oreo when you have Nougat, right?

Back in 2016, Motorola released three entries in its G-series with the Moto G4, G4 Play, and G4 Plus. The G4 and G4 Plus were both updated to Nougat later in the year, but the same could never be said for the G4 Play. Motorola was running Nougat soak tests for the G4 Play at one point in 2017, but an official over-the-air update was never released.

Now, in  [Read More…]

Essential Phone review, four months later: The sun is setting on this experiment

Again, how long do we wait for Essential to figure this out?

With big money and big names involved, Essential was a deserved recipient of intrigue when it launched as a company with the promise of a great Android phone (and so much more). Weeks later, I wrote my original review of the Essential Phone in mid-August, and followed it up after a couple software updates with a definitive review on August 28. Even then, it clearly  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review, 3 months later: A polarizing powerhouse

You can’t ignore the power of this company.

Samsung retains a massive influence in the smartphone world, holding an outsized mind share even relative to its legitimately massive market share. The Galaxy Note 8 is a perfect example of this — it doesn’t sell nearly as well as the Galaxy S line, yet it’s held up as the pinnacle of what Samsung is capable of on account of its bigger size, extra features and super-high price.

We  [Read More…]

ARCore v1.0 release in ‘the coming months’, Project Tango support ending

Developer Preview 2 for ARCore is also here.

Google first launched ARCore this past August as its first widely available augmented reality platform following its dabblings with Project Tango, and although we’ve yet to see the true potential of the platform, things like the recently released AR Stickers give a promising glimpse into ARCore’s future.

The second Developer Preview for ARCore doesn’t introduce any radical changes, but there are three main improvements that are the focus of  [Read More…]

Pick up this “Netflix for Games” subscription for 12 months at 60% off

You’re familiar with Netflix as a movie/TV show juggernaut in the mobile space, but you may not know of a “Netflix” juggernaut in the gaming sector. This Deal of the Day concerns a “Netflix for Games” service called Jump that’s offering a 12-month subscription for hardcore gamers. The Jump: 12-month subscription has a catalog of […]

This may be your last chance to grab 12 months of PlayStation Plus for $40 before the holidays

Grab a year of PlayStation Plus for less than $ 3.50 monthly!

Is this deal for me?

Amazon currently has the PlayStation Plus 1-year subscription card on sale for $ 39.99. This item usually sells for $ 59.99.

You can also currently save $ 50 on the PS4 Pro and $ 100 on PSVR starting today!

PlayStation Plus is Sony’s online service for its gaming consoles. With your subscription, you can begin to team up and talk with thousands  [Read More…]