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Google Pixel 2, one year later review: Ancient-looking powerhouse

The Pixel 2’s design hasn’t aged gracefully, but everything else has.

Google’s Pixel 3 series is nearly upon us, and when the new phones are announced on Tuesday, they’ll be replacing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from last year. Before that happens, I want to take a look back at the former of those two devices and see how the regular Pixel 2 is holding up a year after it was first released.

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Google Pixel 2 XL, one year later review: The most consistent flagship

A year old, and a year better.

The Pixel 2 phones were announced close to a year ago, with few substantial changes from the 2016 Pixels. Despite some early teething issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s screen, the phones have proven to be solid choices for anyone buying a phone in most of 2018. But competition hasn’t stood still in the last year, and we’re close to seeing the Pixel 3. How well have the phones stood  [Read More…]

Sbode M400 speaker review: Waterproof, lightweight, and ready to rock

With True Wireless Stereo and concise connection controls, Sbode makes it easy to bring the party with you.

Whether you’re looking to liven up study hall, rock out your tailgating experience, or looking for speakers that can play nice with your phone or computer, Bluetooth speakers just keep getting bigger sound, bolder features, and better prices. Sbode’s M400 Bluetooth speaker is one that seems tailor-made to the young, on-the-go music lover. Easy pairing and TWS stereo make  [Read More…]

Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector for Note 9 review: The clear winner

An expensive solution to a potentially more expensive problem.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Company releases phone claiming that its glass screen is “stronger” and “less prone to scratches and cracks” than the one before. So you believe the claim and forgo buying a screen protector only to drop the phone onto concrete shortly thereafter. Your heart stops and you inhale sharply as you lean down to pick up the face-down phone. You turn  [Read More…]

LG V40 ThinQ review: Five cameras aimed straight at Samsung

LG basically made its own version of a Galaxy S9+, and that may just be enough.

From the start, LG’s V series has been about content creation and offering more ways to capture the world around you. But over the years, the G and V series have to converged to the point where they’re nearly identical. Not unlike Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note lines (go figure), the G and V series are basically the same aside from  [Read More…]

Simplenote: Straightforward and reliable note taking in the cloud (Review)

Just as in any category at this point, there is a wide variety of applications for note taking in the Play Store. Applications like Evernote, Microsoft’s OneNote, and Google’s own Keep Notes are the most popular ones available, offering a plethora of tools and features. However, if all you want is to take notes in a dead-simple app with a minimal interface, astounding performance, and unlimited syncing across platforms, then you should definitely give Simplenote a chance.

Developer: Automattic, Inc  [Read More…]

Blind for PlayStation VR review: Into the darkness to find the light

You’re not just battling blindness; you’re battling inner demons

AC Score 3

Blind is a virtual reality game that spans across the PlayStation VR, the Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive. Tiny Bull Studios developed this title to take you through a story where after a series of unfortunate events, you finds herself blind and locked in a mysterious mansion that you’re desperately trying to  [Read More…]

Man or Vampire: A journey into the afterlife (Review)

Have you ever wondered what happens after you die? Does your soul goes somewhere? How does it looks like? Man or Vampire gives us another take on these questions by creating a dark, grim world that doesn’t look like how people normally picture heaven. This randomly-generated world full of monsters, bosses, and loot provides a superb amount of content and depth, thanks to its entertaining combat system, powerful character upgrade system, and extensive modes and options.

Developer: HIDEA Price: Free

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Jaybird X4 review: Wireless sports earbuds that do it all

$ 130 well spent.

Whether you’re an avid runner, weight-lifting fanatic, or just enjoy casual strolls on the elliptical, there’s a good chance you’re already quite familiar with Jaybird earbuds. The Bluebuds X from 2012 kickstarted the company’s wireless in-ear buds, and six years later, we’ve now arrived at the Jaybird X4.

The X4 does a lot of what you’ve come to expect from Jaybird earbuds. They sound great, look good, and have stupendous battery life. This  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Pocophone F1 review, Slack buys Astro, and Galaxy P30 leaks (Episode 28)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. Kicking us off was giving a sneak peek at Donovan’s Pocophone F1 review, what’s going on email apps, and a surprising upcoming Samsung device.

What we talked about today Pocophone F1 Review Slack buys Astro, shuts down email service The Galaxy P30 could sport an embedded fingerprint scanner More news Jaybird Tarah include ‘Made for Google’ certification, priced at $ 99 New  [Read More…]