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Amazon Fire TV Recast Review

Amazon makes watching and recording over-the-air easy — so long as you’ve got a Fire TV device.

It used to be that getting rid of cable and switching to an all-streaming solution meant you probably would be giving up your local channels. And it almost certainly meant that you’d lose the ability to record them, at least easily.

That’s changed a good bit in 2018. Many streaming services now include the major local broadcast channels. And products like Tablo  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review, 3 months later: The uncompromising flagship

Three months on, the Galaxy Note 9 is still the most feature-packed phone in the market.

When you sell over 20 million units of something, you don’t change the formula. You instead try to make it better by tweaking a few elements. That’s Samsung’s strategy in a nutshell with the Galaxy Note 9.

The phone retains the same basic design aesthetic as the Note 8, with Samsung instead focused on polishing the overall experience, leading to a  [Read More…]

LG V40 ThinQ Review

Compromise (verb): Settle a dispute by mutual concession. Accept standards that are lower than is desirable.

When we’re picking out a new phone to spend our hard-earned money on, we’re normally excited about the new tech. We’re not thinking about the compromises we have to make when we use the phone. Maybe it’s not the fastest thing out there or doesn’t have as much storage as another phone. Perhaps the camera or display just isn’t up to par.

No matter  [Read More…]

Roborock S5 review: An amazing vacuum that doubles as a decent mop

My adventures with robotic vacuums aren’t many — my first was a no-name straight from China that wasn’t by any means smart. My kids named him Herbie (not sure why) and we would summon him by pressing the lone top button and he’d spin and swirl around the house in no specific pattern, doing a decent job of clean up rogue Cheerios and cat hair. Don’t get me wrong, I thought Herbie was awesome, especially since I no  [Read More…]

Fitbit Charge 3 review: A month with the best and least interesting tracker

I have a rule about Fitbits: I don’t review them — really review them, not just “review” them — until I’ve used the new product for at least a month. Why? Because every time I’ve done so in the past I’ve been burned by some underappreciated feature (good!) or errant bug (bad!) that only crops up with experience — and time.

The Charge 3 is the culmination of the category Fitbit all but started nearly a decade ago:  [Read More…]

Two Hours To Live gives you 120 minutes to save Jay from certain death (Review)

With the rise of mobile gaming, one of the genres that have slowly become more relevant is text-based games. These kind of games are ideal for being consumed in small bursts, are not battery-hungry, and often have interesting stories to tell, making them ideal for consumption on phones.

They are also more interactive than reading a book, making them a good balance between gaming and reading. Two Hours To Live takes this concept even further, giving you limited time to  [Read More…]

US Mobile review: The best wireless service you’re not using

Fast data speeds, customizable plans, and reliable coverage make this a winner.

Although the United States may only consist of four main wireless service providers, there are a plethora of smaller MVNOs out there that piggyback off of The Big 4’s service and use it to offer cellular plans that are more affordable and contract-free. Some of the most popular include the likes of Mint Mobile, Ting, and Cricket Wireless, but today I’ll be talking about one  [Read More…]

Motorola One review: The meat-and-potatoes smartphone

Like most Android One phones, the Motorola One isn’t all that exciting. But for less than £200 it’s a great buy.

The flurry of Android One phone launches in the past few months has given us one of the more unusual devices in Motorola’s lineup. The Motorola One sits adjacent to the more mainstream Moto G6 series, offering a different balance of features for its £269 price tag.

What you get is pretty standard Android One setup  [Read More…]

Olloclip Multi-Device Clip review

It’s no secret that today’s smartphones are capable of capturing photos which are downright stunning. Whether it’s one lens, a dual-camera setup, front-facing, or rear, the stuff we get from phones is awesome.

No matter how good the final image result is, our handsets still lack some of the manual control we get with traditional cameras. We don’t get the same control over what the phone actually sees. There’s rarely anything in the way of macro, wide-angle, telephoto, or other  [Read More…]

Sbode’s M350 wireless speaker offers quite a lot for only $32 (Review)

Bluetooth speakers are all the rage right now and the market for them is rapidly growing. So finding the best Bluetooth speaker out there can be a daunting task. The market is awash with countless models, as every major consumer electronics manufacturer from Apple to Sonos or JBL is trying to get a piece of the action.

Which one should you buy? Well it depends on many things, but mainly your expectations and budget.

Yet sometimes you can get quite  [Read More…]