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Does your home really need a Nest Temperature Sensor?

Best answer: If you live in a multi-story home and own either a 3rd-gen Nest Learning Thermostat or a Thermostat E, the Nest Temperature Sensor is a good way to manage the comfort of your home.

Best Buy: Temperature Sensor ($ 40)

What does the Nest Temperature Sensor do?

The Nest Temperature Sensor is a small plastic puck that connects to your Nest thermostat over Bluetooth and, as the name implies, measures and reports the surrounding  [Read More…]

Is Amazon Music Unlimited really a better deal than Spotify?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We understand that music is the soundtrack to our lives, and we want to make sure you get the best deal.

Spotify Premium

Awesome Algorithms

$ 10/mo at Spotify

Pros Top-notch subscription catalog. Best-in-class playback handoff between devices. Generous bundle options available, especially for students. Cons 10,000 song library limit is easier to hit over time. No cloud integration for purchased or uploaded  [Read More…]

Stock Android really isn’t all that great

Have you used a Samsung phone recently?

In the world of Android, one point of contention that comes up more often than just about anything else is the endless debate over “stock Android.” Starting first with the Nexus line and then continuing with Pixel phones, the software that’s on Google-made gadgets is seen as a representation of what Google thinks Android should look and feel like — a stock, default setup.

Manufacturers such as LG, HTC, and  [Read More…]

Gemini Rue review: a game that really knows how to weave a story

Do you happen to be nostalgic about old computer games? Well, the immense app database that is the Google Play Store harbors a few titles that mimic the pixelated graphics of the games of old. Among them is Gemini Rue, a game that was almost single-handedly developed by UCLA undergraduate Josh Nuernberger, who is also known for the La Croix Pan.

Gemini Rue is a 2D point-and-click adventure set in a sci-fi/dark universe. The graphics are intentionally out of sync  [Read More…]

Samsung really wants you to use Samsung Pay, launches new cash back perk

Samsung is giving you yet another reason to use its mobile payment service. The company just announced the Cash Back program for Samsung Pay.

The post Samsung really wants you to use Samsung Pay, launches new cash back perk appeared first on AndroidGuys.

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…]

The LG G7 will have an extra-tall 6.1-inch display that gets really, really bright

More than meets the eye.

In its way, LG is the most leak-friendly company in the world, mainly because as its phones meander towards a public announcement, it peppers the media with teases and press releases meant to keep the hoards satisfied.

To that end, the company has announced that the LG G7 ThinQ will have a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display that goes up to 1000 nits, which makes it the brightest panel using that technology we’ve  [Read More…]

Motorola study sheds light on how addicted we really are to our phones

Over half of Gen-Z respondents in the study referred to their phone as “a best friend.”

Smartphones are great. They connect us with friends and family members, allow us to capture memories through pictures and video, and can even be home to some truly excellent gaming experiences. It’s almost necessary for most people to own a phone these days, but as we all know, there’s a point where phones can become a problem.

Motorola recently partnered with  [Read More…]

The U.S. government’s beef with Huawei isn’t really about phones

One-liner quotes from intelligence agency officials aren’t telling the whole story about the U.S. government’s feud with Huawei.

In case you missed it this week, the heads of the FBI, NSA, CIA, and others recommended that we (meaning you and me and all consumers in the U.S.) stop using products from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. None of the speakers had any explicit reasons why we should heed their advice, but FBI head Christopher Wray offered this  [Read More…]

Dual cameras are the future, and the Huawei Mate 9 does it really well

The Huawei Mate 9 may have two cameras, but its implementation is arguably the best of the bunch.

Dual camera setups on smartphones are growing in popularity, not only with device makers, but with users as well. Each manufacturer tries to set itself apart from one another. The likes of Apple, OnePlus, Motorola, Huawei, and more recently, Samsung, have all released devices with two camera modules.

Apple’s Portrait Mode uses both lenses to add depth to a  [Read More…]