Tag Archive: System


The eero Home Wi-fi System is impressively easy

Before there was Google Wi-fi, there was eero.

We’ve looked at several home Wi-Fi products here at Mobile nations. They are an important part of using your phone or any internet-connected device, so they’re pretty relevant for all of us. And with consumer mesh networking hardware becoming a thing, it’s also some really cool new tech. Even Google is on board and Google Wifi is one of their best products to date.

Mesh networks are perfect for  [Read More…]

Google’s new reCAPTCHA system is so great, you can’t even see it

Google has a new, invisible-to-humans way of identifying bots on websites.

We’ve all seen the progression of different CAPTCHA systems for identifying that yes, you are indeed a human visiting a website. Google’s reCAPTCHA has been the most innovative in the past few years, getting all the way to a point where you just check a box and move on. Now, the reCAPTCHA system is ready to disappear from sight entirely while still doing its job of preventing bots  [Read More…]

Project Fi referral system offers you (and them) $20 for signing up

Pick up a nice little bill credit for referring friends to join Project Fi.

Google likes to give you little tips about your account when you open up the Project Fi app, and now you’re going to start seeing a reminder to “refer a friend.” It’s really simple: just tap “refer a friend” in the app, and you’ll see a unique code. When someone signs up using that code, both you and the person you referred get $ 20  [Read More…]

Amplifi HD Home Wi-Fi system review: Your next Wi-Fi router

Ubiquiti Networks’ Amplifi HD promises complete coverage and fast network speeds for your whole house. And it delivers.

Mesh networking isn’t exactly a new thing. But an affordable way to get started, and a setup routine that doesn’t need a network engineer to make everything work is new. Even Google is taking part of a recent consumer push for fast and easy mesh networking in your house with Google Wifi. Everyone needs fast internet for things  [Read More…]

The Google Play Store just made its app rating system more reliable

It happened to all of us at some point – positive reviews misleading us into downloading a lousy app from the Google Play Store. But Google wants to put a stop to developers boosting their apps’ rankings through such shady means. The tech giant has announced it is debuting a new technology that will help

Qualcomm introduces new Clear Sight dual camera system

Qualcomm is taking the wraps off their latest imaging product today, and the new Clear Sight system promises “astonishing results that mimic human vision.”

We’ve seen dual-camera setups on phones before, and Qualcomm has been at the front of the pack with phones like the LG G5 and its excellent dual camera configuration. Today’s news promises to improve the next generation to make things even better. Clear Sight will use two camera lenses — one color  [Read More…]

‘Fuchsia’ operating system project is interesting, lacking details that make it matter

The Fuchsia project looks to be a promising new operating system but it’s not going to replace Android anytime soon.

There’s a bit of chatter on the nerdier side of the internet today about a mysterious repository of code hosted at Google’s Git called Fuchsia. Fuchsia is a new operating system being developed by folks like Travis Geiselbrecht (BeOS, iOS, and webOS) and Brian Swetland (Android, BeOS, and HiptopOS) as well as current Google software engineers  [Read More…]

How to set up a 5.1 home theater system with Sonos for Android

Get BIG home theater sound with Sonos!

Sonos speakers are smart. “How smart?” you ask.

So smart that, when you combine a Sonos Playbar, Sub, and either two Play:1s, two Play:3s, or two Play:5s (gen 2), you can turn all the individual components into a bumpin’ home theater system!

Note: Your rear surround speakers must both be the same model or this just won’t work.

There are a couple different ways to do this, especially if  [Read More…]

House of Marley Get Together portable audio system is worthy of your One Love (review)

One love, one heart Let’s get together and feel all right Hear the children cryin’ (one love) Hear the children cryin’ (one heart) Sayin’ give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right Sayin’ let’s get together and feel all right (opening lyrics from Bob Marley’s One Love) Bob Marley was

IdeaUSA W205: The Gateway to a starter wireless multi-speaker system (review)

At $ 69.99, the IdeaUSA W205 is a versatile smart speaker that connects and streams music in a variety of ways, from Bluetooth to wi-fi. It’s portable, lightweight, with good sound quality. And it’s a nice starter piece for building a home wireless speaker system at an affordable price. Many Options for Streaming Music Like most wireless speakers