Tag Archive: Review


Portal from Facebook review: My new favorite way to video chat

This little box has reset my expectations for video chat everywhere.

Having a smart display in your home means different things to different people. Some like having a nice connected digital photo frame that also occasionally answers questions and controls smart home tech. Others enjoy using these displays as a whole home hub, with information for each person in the house and sort of mission control for music throughout the house.

Me? I like having these displays  [Read More…]

Night Sight review: Your Pixel’s camera can now see in the dark

A brag-worthy camera just got even better.

One of the awe-inspiring camera features announced with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL is a new shooting mode called “Night Sight” that leans on Google’s advanced HDR+ processing to bring out light from the clutches of darkness. The only problem being that it wasn’t actually available at launch. Nearly a month after the phone hit stores, Night Sight is only now arriving Pixel 3s and 3 XLs with a  [Read More…]

Alcatel 1X review, an Android Go phone on a budget that keeps you waiting

Android Go phones don’t get the attention that midrange and flagship phones do, but they serve a valuable purpose. Phones such as the Alcatel 1X provide a device with one of the most recent versions of Android at an affordable price. When I say affordable, I really mean it and Alcatel looks to give you as much as they can for a $ 100 phone.

Design and Build Quality

When it comes to a phone that can be picked up  [Read More…]

Nokia 7.1 review: One of the best smartphone values available in the U.S.

You won’t find a better way to spend $ 350 on a smartphone this year.

The $ 200 to $ 400 price range is one of the most competitive in the United States, and while it’s long been dominated by brands such as Motorola, LG, and Samsung, Nokia’s steadily been making its voice heard and letting everyone know that it too can deliver excellent smartphones at even better prices.

Handsets like the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.1  [Read More…]

It’s time to annoy your friends again with Candy Crush Friends Saga (Review)

Depending on which side of the story you are, Candy Crush is either a franchise you really like, or hate with a passion. People who like it keeps coming back for its huge amount of content, colorful visual style, and addictive nature. People who hate it either doesn’t like the microtransaction aspect of it, are fed up with Facebook invitations to play the game, or can’t stand King as a company.

It really doesn’t matter which side you fall  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

Nearly everything you’d want in a low-cost streaming stick with all the bells and whistles.

Don’t overthink this latest version of the venerable Amazon Fire TV Stick. As the name implies, it now supports 4K resolution. That’s a big deal. It’s also the first Amazon Fire TV device to support the Dolby Vision standard for HDR content, in addition to HDR 10. That’s also a big deal. (And it still supports Dolby Atmos for audio.)

And Amazon  [Read More…]

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Review: Bigger, better, and much louder

Amazon’s heavy hitter has been overhauled with a focus on quality and volume.

When people say they have an Amazon Echo, they almost always mean they have an Echo Dot. The cheapest of the Echo family regularly drops into stocking-stuffer price points, which allowed for these speakers to quickly rise in popularity over the last two years. But popularity doesn’t necessarily mean quality, and the competition quickly moved to make mini speakers with better speakers and a  [Read More…]

Audeara A-01 headphones review, how a headphones with a hearing test affects your music

The Audeara A-01 headphones are an ambitious project from two Australian doctors with a goal to provide better-personalized audio for every ear. They tackled this problem by using their medical background to create a pair of headphones and an app that tests your hearing.

After testing, it then uses this information to customize the sound specifically to your ears. In theory, this sounds amazing and after raising $ 100,000 within the first hour of launching on Kickstarter there are big  [Read More…]

JBL Link View review: The best-sounding Smart Display yet

JBL’s first Smart Display is a joy to use.

Despite being just a few months old, Google’s Smart Displays are already off to a great start. Lenovo kicked things off in July with the Lenovo Smart Display that proved to be the ultimate kitchen companion, and in early October, the Google Home Hub premiered as an adorable and compact display for your bedroom, office, and really anywhere else.

In between both of those is the JBL Link  [Read More…]

Hexologic review: A hexagon-based logic game that will twist your brain

Most of the times we play a game on our Android device, so we can relax and take our mind off things. Simple games like Cooking Madness or Candy Crush are a great way to tune out the daily noise, but what if you’re looking for something more challenging? Something that truly puts your mind at work?

Well, today we’re taking a look at Hexologic, a game that will challenge you to think differently, imagine and solve ever-changing problems that  [Read More…]