Tag Archive: System


Ring Protect is a $199 home security system that launches this month

Compared to the $ 399 Nest Secure, the Ring Protect and its $ 199 starting price bring some heated competition into the home security market.

When it comes to smart home accessories, there are a few companies that truly stand out among the rest. Philips is known for its Hue lightbulbs, Nest has become iconic for its security cameras and thermostats, and Ring still has one of the best smart doorbells on the market. Home security is huge in  [Read More…]

Google is working on an Android AI System to fight against malware

Android has been a primary target for malware in the recent days. This is not surprising when you consider the fact that there are over 2 billion monthly Android devices that are active across the world. Google, the parent company of Android is taking these kind of Malware attacks on Android devices very seriously and it […]

Google unveils Tez, a secure mobile payment system for India

There’s a new mobile payment service in India, and it’s directly from Google.

Google has unveiled a new mobile payments system for its growing Indian customer base called Tez that attempts to work with the country’s growing UPI standard to reach millions of customers overnight.

Long rumored to be developing a custom mobile payment solution for the unique demands of the Indian market, which is largely made up of inexpensive Android phones without NFC (precluding the use  [Read More…]

Never get frustrated by weak signals again with the $440 eero Pro WiFi system

The Thrifter team has a new deal on the eero Pro WiFi system, a great way to make sure your house is covered in the strongest possible Wi-Fi signals!

This eero Pro WiFi system comes with three eeros and is down to $ 439.99 on Amazon. This is eero’s newest package, having only been released in June and has never dropped below $ 500 on Amazon in that time. A couple other retailers have matched, or come close to  [Read More…]

Fight Darth Vader in your living room with Lenovo’s new Star Was AR system

On top of launching its own Windows 10 mixed reality headset at IFA 2017, Lenovo also announced it has entered a partnership with animation giant Disney for the new Star Wars: Jedi Challenge system. The system is powered by Lenovo Mirage AR headset and also includes a tracking beacon and a lightsaber controller. Of course, […]

eero Home WiFi System review

If there’s one thing that aggravates me more than not having a Wi-Fi signal, it’s having a poor one. Yes, I’d rather not have a connection at all than to deal with wonky, unreliable, data on a phone, tablet, TV, or other device. Sadly, this scenario has been all too common in my household. As […]

Android 8.0 Oreo system images available, update rolling to Developer Preview users

Google has uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo system images.

For those that want to be on the bleeding edge, the Android 8.0 Oreo system images are now available. Google has the images for last year’s Pixel phones, the Nexus 6P and 5X, the Nexus Player and the Pixel C. Manually updating a device requires a few tools and a bit of time, but it’s an easy process overall. There are carrier-specific images for the Pixel phones, so make sure  [Read More…]

Add peace of mind to your security system with the $120 Arlo Q wired HD camera

The Thrifter team is back again, this time with a great discount on a camera to make your home more secure!

The Arlo Q wired 1080p HD security camera is down to $ 120 at Amazon. We’ve featured a lot of Arlo deals in the past, but rarely has there been a sale on this wired security camera. Mostly because over the last six months it has jumped in price, not dropped. Barring those few jumps up to $  [Read More…]

Disable system apps on the Samsung Galaxy S8 without root using these apps

Up until very recently the only way to disable system apps that come bundled as bloatware with Android devices was using a method that required root access. This is especially relevant on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that come with some apps that are less than desirable. Rooting Samsung devices is still possible and a […]

Logitech Z537 speaker system review

Our houses are getting smarter all the time. Be it light bulbs, security systems, doorbells, or something else, the Internet of Things is growing at quite a rate. In fact, it’s hard to buy household things, or at least consider them, in 2017 that aren’t “smart”. Speakers are one of those items that have been […]