Tag Archive: still


The Pixel 2 XL’s still got it, which bodes well for the Pixel 3

If you can avoid paying full price, the Pixel 2 XL is still worth it.

We’re sometimes guilty of being a little fickle when it comes to older phones. As new toys arrive, and release cycles grind on, phones from years past are left to collect dust.

The Google Pixel 2 XL is an exception. It has unquestionably aged better than just about any Google phone before it, be it a Nexus or a Pixel. For a  [Read More…]

Xiaomi IPO falls far short of $100 billion goal but it’s still worth a buttload of money

On Monday, Xiaomi joined the Hong Kong Hang Seng index with a $ 54 billion debut. This is far less than the estimated $ 100 billion number that was floated months ago, with it closing on Monday at HK$ 17 per share. Tuesday saw it rise up to HK$ 19 per share but still puts it at far less than the original Xiaomi IPO estimate.

However, $ 54 billion is nothing to sneeze at; it still positions Xiaomi as one of  [Read More…]

The Umidigi Z2 finally hits global sale, pre-order discount still in effect! (Promoted)

If you’re been keeping track of the Umidigi Z2, you know its pre-order period just ended – and as such, its now officially for sale. If you missed out on the pre-order but still want a great deal on the Z2, you’re in luck – ordering now will still get you a $ 50 discount, bringing the price down to $ 249.99.

Umidigi 2 Specs

Why the Umidigi Z2, you ask? Let’s take a look. It’s got a notched 6.2″  [Read More…]

Here’s are all the features YouTube Music is still missing

Google’s newest music service may be shiny and new, but it’s still quite lacking.

Youtube Music is a hybrid music service with a lot of promise and an unparalleled library to tap into. Unfortunately, all that potential is held down by how many things — including very, very basic things — the service and its apps are still missing. YouTube Music is already working on some of the items on this list, and hopefully we’ll be able  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers charge you exorbitantly every month, and still sell your information — should we expect something different?

At some point we should expect a reduction in the cost of service in exchange for this data.

With pressure from T-Mobile and some prepaid offerings, U.S. carriers have consistently upped their data offerings in the past few years to provide a pretty good value for your money — that is, compared to the vastly expensive per-gigabyte pricing we had before. Now, despite having lots of unlimited plan options, people spend more per month on cell service  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Buds review: Wireless, but still encumbered

Are these Buds for you?

Google’s Pixel Buds headphones were launched alongside the Pixel 2 and a whole bunch of other products back at the end of 2017, and they have easily been the worst-received and least-hyped Google hardware product since. (Though Google Clips may disagree.) With the Pixel 2 lacking a headphone jack it only made sense for Google to make its own Bluetooth headphones — but it also added a bunch of advanced features with  [Read More…]

Google and Android are still failing us on messaging and encryption

Using a half-dozen messaging services is hardly uncommon in 2018.

Refusing to offer default end-to-end encrypted messaging — nevermind across platforms — in 2018 is technological malpractice.

A new medical clinic has been built in your neighborhood. Just down the street. It’s in walking distance.

There’s no worry about insurance. There are no co-pays. If you need help, you get help. In fact, you have to work hard to ever see a bill. This new clinic  [Read More…]

Still need a gift for Mother’s day? Verizon is here to help

Are you still on the hunt for a gift for Mother’s Day? Verizon has a buy one, get one deal going on right now. Click here for all the details.

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Six months later, Google Lens still isn’t great

I know it’s a preview, but I want to use this every day.

For a company aimed at being the knowledge graph of the entire planet, image-based AI services are an obvious thing for Google to want to get right. And for anyone using Google Photos over the last couple of years, you know there have been huge strides made in enhancing these capabilities. Facial and object recognition in Google Photos, can be incredible, and there’s a  [Read More…]

Fingerprint sensors are still better than facial recognition

Face unlock is great when you’re wearing gloves, but fingerprint sensors are good for more than just authentication.

Alongside the various Android phones I’ve tested, I’ve been using the iPhone X for about two months now. One of the most noteworthy changes to the iPhone X over previous models is the removal of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, now replaced with a high-tech face unlock function Apple calls Face ID. Some Android phones have similar features; the  [Read More…]