Tag Archive: Review


Amazon Echo Frames review: Alexa comes for your eyes and ears

I’ve looked forward to these for quite a while.

Those of us who follow Amazon’s development of Alexa closely have been saying for some time that for it to truly succeed, the company would need to find a way to get the smart voice assistant out of the house and into the real world. Through various third-party partnerships, successes like the Echo Buds, and failures like the Fire Phone, Amazon has slowly been chipping away at this  [Read More…]

Eero Pro review: An excellent mesh router, but overkill for small spaces

One of the best mesh routers, but the next-gen version may offer better value.

Eero is one of the best-known names in mesh networking, and for good reason. It’s a router system that’s both simple and powerful, and one that makes it easy to configure as big as your house (and beyond) requires without adding needless complication.

The original eero Pro system has been around quite a long time, and there’s even a newer (and less expensive)  [Read More…]

LG V60 review: Most of a Galaxy S20+, for hundreds less

In keeping things simple and hitting the basics, LG has a value-focused flagship worth considering.

LG managed to zig when Samsung zagged. In a year where Samsung set the standard for flagship phones at $ 1000 for the Galaxy S20 and $ 1400 for the S20 Ultra, LG rolled out the comparable V60 ThinQ 5G (henceforth, simply V60) for under $ 950. Despite the price savings, the V60 generally has the same specs and features, including a  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Exynos review, one month later: As good as it gets

Samsung’s Exynos-powered flagship still isn’t perfect, but it is a much better phone than previous generations.

By this point, there isn’t a whole lot about the Galaxy S20 that we haven’t covered. There are three variants this year — the regular S20, the S20+, and a new Ultra with a 108MP camera — and all three models feature a stunning new 120Hz AMOLED panel and upgrades across the board.

But that’s not all to the story. Samsung  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 464: Everything Canceled; Galaxy S20 Review; Pixel 4a Leak

COVID-19 continues to dominate tech news and international headlines. Daniel, Jerry, and Ara discuss the impact of the virus so far and offer suggestions on what to do if you’re spending more time than usual at home.

Getting back to gadgets, they review Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. There’s also a leaked video of Pixel 4a!

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MLB The Show 20 review: A worthy substitute for the real thing

Play ball — just about any way you want to play it.

These are unusual times. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball decided to suspend spring training and delay the start of its regular season, meaning the only kind of big league ball being played for the foreseeable future is of the video game variety. Happily, MLB The Show 20 has arrived for PlayStation 4, making incremental but real additions on top of what was  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review: The best phone for most people

A real Ultra.

Galaxy S20+ review Where does the Plus fit? A pefect display A Samsung legacy The fingerprint sensor The cameras Incredible battery life Typical Samsung software Should you buy it? The other S20s Galaxy S20 review Galaxy S20 Ultra review

If the Galaxy S20 Ultra is too much of a good thing, the Galaxy S20+ is just the right amount of goodness. Or greatness. It’s the best phone I’ve used in a long  [Read More…]

Review — Symphony of the Night’s mobile port is surprisingly good

Get ready for many hours’ worth of fun.

It was a sunny and mild Wednesday morning when I happened to check my phone to see that, among the depressing world news, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night had suddenly appeared in the Google Play and App Stores!

I loved this game as a kid, and I certainly wasn’t alone. In fact, it was so monumental, influential, and memorable that it, along with Super Metroid, helped define an entire  [Read More…]

Creative Outlier Gold review: Incredible sound, unmatched stamina

With an IPX5 design and 12-hour battery life, the Creative Outlier Gold are the best TWS earbuds for under $ 100.

Creative isn’t the first name you think of when you’re in the market for true wireless earbuds, but the brand has rolled out interesting products in the sub-$ 100 segment in the last 12 months. The Outlier Gold offer Creative’s 3D surround sound, and come with a laundry list of features that include IPX5 rating, Bluetooth  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Too much of a good thing

Samsung’s biggest and most expensive phone delivers in almost every way.

Galaxy S20 Ultra review Hardware and design Display Software and performance Battery life Cameras Living with 5G Should you buy it?

I’ve been through this so many times before. Samsung has a new flagship phone. It’s undeniably better than its last flagship phone. And it’s once again more expensive than its predecessor. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is taking that formula to an even higher  [Read More…]