Tag Archive: Steps


Samsung Galaxy A6+ review: One step forward, two steps back

The Galaxy A6+ is a phone without an identity.

Samsung launched the Galaxy A series back in 2014 as a way of bridging the gap between the flagship Galaxy S line and the budget-focused Galaxy J series. From the onset, the Galaxy A series was targeted at a younger audience, with Samsung focusing on design and camera as the two main differentiators.

Over the last two years, Samsung introduced water resistance as well as Samsung Pay to  [Read More…]

When YouTube TV fails, an old-school antenna steps up

YouTube TV failed hard during the World Cup semifinal, but old-school antennas rocked it just fine.

In case you missed it, YouTube TV went down hard today. Right when England was trying to #BringItHome. England’s defense pretty much disappeared in the second half, but so, too, did YouTube TV’s stream of the game. (If you somehow actually missed the game, England lost in OT. Sorry, lads.)

But this is a learning experience for us  [Read More…]

Lenovo Mirage Solo review: Two steps forward, one step back

Lots of cool ideas, but very little to actually do right now.

Ask people who have not yet bought a VR headset why they don’t have one and you usually get one of three answers. Either the headsets are too expensive when you add in the cost of the still-necessary powerful PC, the cable connecting you to a big box is awkward and not fun, or the headset requires you to use your phone and your phone  [Read More…]

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, CFO Kenichiro Yoshida to take over

Kaz Hirai is transitioning to a chairman role, with current CFO Kenichiro Yoshida taking over as CEO.

After a six-year stint as the CEO, Kaz Hirai has announced that he is stepping down from the role. Starting April 1, Hirai will transition to a chairman role within the company. Sony’s chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida will be taking over as president and CEO from April 1.

Hirai was instrumental in turning Sony’s fortunes around by focusing  [Read More…]

Plex steps into the VR era with new app for Google Daydream

Plex has joined the effort to push virtual reality (VR) mainstream. The popular media streaming app just announced this week that it is adding support for Google’s Daydream VR platform. With a Daydream-compatible Android smartphone and corresponding headset, users will now be able to watch movies and TV shows in VR. Furthermore, you can add […]

AT&T reportedly steps away from deal to sell Huawei phones

This is a big setback for Huawei’s plans to expand in the U.S.

Strong rumors have swirled for weeks that AT&T would soon start to carry and distribute high-end Huawei phones, marking a big move for the Chinese manufacturer as it tries to get a strong foothold in the U.S. market. But at CES 2018, as Huawei and its sub-brand Honor both make announcements about international releases of their phones, Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T has backed  [Read More…]

3 important steps for keeping your kids safe online in 2018

You don’t need to be afraid of your kids using the internet.

Surfing the internet is not in and of itself a dangerous act, but much like the chain letter emails of our forefathers, it can be easy to get lost when you’re inexperienced. Younger users tend to live in apps instead of the browser, but that doesn’t always guarantee safety. If you’re concerned about leaving your child unattended on the internet, we’ve got a few tips for  [Read More…]

Instagram taking new steps to reduce offensive and spammy comments using machine learning

Everything helps in the fight against spam.

In the seemingly never-ending fight against spam and generally low-quality comments on the internet, Instagram is taking new approaches in cleaning up comments on photos and videos. Instagram says it’s the next step in its commitment to “foster kind, inclusive communities,” but really it’s just the right thing to do for our collective sanity online.

The first change is straight-up blocking offensive comments  [Read More…]

LG taking steps to ensure LG G7 will have Snapdragon 845 onboard

This year, LG tried to outsmart the competition by launching its flagship, the G6 ahead of anyone else. A strategy which had a few disadvantages – perhaps the most notable one being that the Korean company had settle for last year’s Snapdragon 821 instead of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 835. While LG has claimed […]

Xiaomi Mi 6 hands-on: Two steps forward, one step back

Xiaomi once again sets the bar for value, but the decision to remove the 3.5mm jack could backfire.

Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen phones in the mid-range segment close the gap on flagships from Samsung, LG, and HTC. The likes of OnePlus 3T, Honor 8, and Xiaomi’s Mi 5 showed that you don’t necessarily have to spend big to get access to high-end internals and dual camera tech.

Xiaomi has built its entire  [Read More…]