Tag Archive: Probably


Your Amazon or Google speaker could be spying on you, but it probably isn’t

A loophole lets your home assistant devices listen longer than they should, but that’s not the whole story.

Smart speakers like an Amazon Echo or Google Home exist to listen for your voice and provide feedback. This functionality is amazing for users, and a nightmare for any security professional. That’s why so much time and effort is spent by those security researchers and professionals into poking holes into these smart speakers’ armor, so they can pass along  [Read More…]

Your fitness tracker is (probably) lying to you

Don’t rely on a wrist computer to tell you how healthy you are, no matter how much it costs.

We live in a golden age of health tracking. There are apps to track your steps, to input food and drink intake, plan your rise to become fully active from that spot on the couch, and lots more. If you’re really serious about it, you can buy an accessory for your phone that helps track a whole bunch  [Read More…]

Huawei has a new Android tablet, but you probably shouldn’t buy it

A premium tablet for kids, more or less.

Sharing a tablet with young kids sucks most of the time, and not just because their fingers are inexplicably sticky no matter how many times you clean them. It’s important to lock down the software so kids aren’t getting into apps they shouldn’t but doing so in a way that isn’t overly complicated or restrictive for you as the parent isn’t always easy on an Android tablet.

Huawei’s new MediaPad  [Read More…]

Motorola’s Moto Z3 flagship will probably be unveiled on August 2

Motorola introduced the premium middle-range Moto Z3 Play last month. But what about a proper flagship? Don’t worry, it’s coming soon.

The company recently posted a teaser video in which it announces it will be hosting an event on August 2 at its HQ in Chicago. No other details are revealed in the clip, but our bet is that the company will unveil the Moto Z3 flagship.

In the video description, Motorola invites you to say hello to a new  [Read More…]

The T-Mobile / Sprint merger could be great for consumers, but it probably won’t be

Enjoy it while it lasts.

Corporate mergers promise many upsides to shareholders and customers — that’s why consolidation happens. Those efficiencies include streamlined operations, the need for fewer employees, infrastructure improvements, better customer service, job creation, and, in some cases, lower costs for consumers.

In reality, though, it’s nearly impossible to check all of those boxes at once: lower prices may stem from internal efficiencies, but they often come with job losses or a reining in of  [Read More…]

Multi-Window on phones is the best Android feature you’re probably not using

Lately I’ve found myself trying to do more in a shorter time, which means employing tools my phone already offers — like Multi-Window.

At the end of 2017, I promised that I would spend less time on my phone, since I wanted to reclaim some of that often-wasted time for other things, like reading or spending more time with actual humans. But I need to use a phone — and often many phones — for work, so picking it  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 5T in Sandstone White is gorgeous, and probably won’t stay that way for long

Another limited edition OnePlus phone to drool over.

When OnePlus announced the Star Wars Limited Edition version of the OnePlus 5T, it was inevitable that it’d parlay the intrigue in this new model to a more widely available version without the movie branding. So here we are, with the “Sandstone White” OnePlus 5T — that’s significant because it’s white, dramatically different from the “Midnight Black” launch color, but also because it reintroduces the “Sandstone” moniker that was  [Read More…]

Essential has probably sold around 5,000 Essential Phones since its release

More than a month after its initial release, the Essential Phone has only sold 5,000 units. That’s not good.

Just like every year, 2017 has brought the release of a lot of new phones — most of them very good. You’ve got your heavy-hitters like the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30, but then there’s the market oddity that is the Essential Phone. The very first product from Andy Rubin’s new startup was officially launched on August 17, and  [Read More…]

A Special Edition OnePlus 5 is probably coming on September 19

Remember that last year OnePlus teamed up with French fashion boutique Colette in order to launch a Special Edition of the OnePlus 3T? Well, it seems that OnePlus is gearing up once again to launch a style-oriented limited edition phone. And it’s going to be a new version of the OnePlus 5 this time. The […]

‘Lawnchair’ is the best new Android launcher you (probably) haven’t tried yet

New open-source launcher brings Google Now and Pixel Launcher capabilities to all phones — along with a huge loadout of customization features.

I’m usually pretty lazy when it comes to customizing my home screens. For the most part, I tend to stick with the stock launcher on whatever phone I’m using, and I don’t go over-the-top tweaking absolutely every setting on my home screen.

Yet with the discontinuation of the Google Now Launcher, I’ve been on the  [Read More…]