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Two months in, I’m still madly in love with the Lenovo C330 Chromebook

The price and performance of this machine strike the best balance you’ll find in a sub-$ 300 Chromebook.

If you had asked me four months ago to pick my favorite Chromebook out of the blue, I’d have given you something expensive and delicate, two traits that don’t really speak to what Chromebooks are and more to what a very particular type of enthusiast wants Chromebooks to be. Enthusiasts tend to want the latest and greatest cutting-edge devices,  [Read More…]

The Razer Phone 2 now comes in Satin Black at a still discounted price

The best just got better.

The Razer Phone 2 now comes in Satin Black, a new color that’s exclusive to Razer.com. This is a different color than the default Mirror Black, which you can find on Amazon and other retailers. It’s slicker and smoother, which Razer says makes it “as smooth as its 120hz display.” It’s also priced at $ 499.99. That has been the Razer Phone 2’s street price since we first shared that drop back  [Read More…]

The Pixel Slate (still) doesn’t suck

The Pixel Slate isn’t as bad as some people make it out to be.

Unpopular opinion time: Google’s Pixel Slate isn’t a bad product.

It’s expensive and has limited appeal, for sure, but as far as Chrome OS on a tablet goes, it’s the best you’re going to find if you’re willing to pay too much money for Chrome OS on a tablet. Right up front, I’m not a tablet kind of person, not at all. I  [Read More…]

Why a Chromebook still cannot replace my Windows laptop

When Chromebooks were first released I scoffed. As a content creator, there was no way a machine that was little more than a browser could replace my everyday computer. However, over the years there have been some changes. Both in the area of Chromebooks and in my personal usage.

For starters, I no longer do any video editing. This, as readers may know, requires massive amounts of storage space, high-end specs, and specialized software. Secondly, Chromebooks have evolved and now  [Read More…]

Heart rate monitoring still sucks for darker skin tones

It’s not technological racism or discrimination. It’s just how it works.

It wasn’t long ago that I shared with you guys my plans to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. I’m happy to report those changes are finally starting to take root (I’m down to 460!!), but there is one aspect about this journey that I wish I didn’t have to deal with: tracking my heart rate.

I’ve always told myself I wasn’t going to obsess  [Read More…]

Three years on, Vivo still can’t get its software act together

Vivo needs to get FuntouchOS in order before it can start selling in Western markets.

Vivo isn’t a name that is immediately familiar to many in the West, but the Chinese manufacturer has a considerable presence in Asia. Over the last three years, it invested huge amounts of money in setting up retail distribution networks in China and India, with the result being that Vivo is now the fifth-largest phone manufacturer in the world.

Vivo also consistently  [Read More…]

We threw this speaker 4 floors into a pool and it still works perfectly

Meet my new favorite shower-buddy, with NFC pairing, USB-C charging, and True Wireless Stereo.

If you think it’s hard to get excited about Bluetooth speakers unless they’re shiny, shimmery colors or have big name brands behind them, think again. The Tronsmart Force may not be the flashiest on the market, but I guarantee you, this is the Bluetooth speaker that will fit into your life and your tech better than speakers twice its price. From the latest  [Read More…]

Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie) review: Still Samsung’s software

Samsung’s best-ever software is beautiful and useful — but it’s still Samsung software.

The update to Android 9 Pie with a new One UI interface is the biggest visual change Samsung has pushed to its phones in years. Alongside all of the requisite improvements you expect with any software update, Samsung’s Pie release makes substantial changes to the look and operation of the entire software experience. But naturally, much of Samsung’s legacy software is here to stay  [Read More…]

Is the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro still worth buying in 2019?

Best answer: Not exactly. NVIDIA winded down production of the 500GB Shield TV Pro in 2018. It’s no longer available from retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy but still appears to be for sale direct from NVIDIA’s website for $ 299 (linked below). Alternatively, you can find consoles on eBay selling for as high as $ 500 but please do not spend that much on an NVIDIA Shield TV Pro. Your best bet at this point  [Read More…]

Is it still worth buying the NVIDIA Shield TV in 2019?

Best answer: The NVIDIA Shield TV is still the best Android TV box you can buy in 2019. NVIDIA has done a great job offering software updates that continually make the Shield TV better than before, and the 16GB is a great option for any habitual streamer. So yes, it’s absolutely your best bet for an Android TV box in 2019.

Amazon: NVIDIA Shield TV Smart Home Edition ($ 189) Amazon: NVIDIA Shield TV Smart Gaming Edition  [Read More…]