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Everything stressful has been postponed until Monday.

CES is over, and we all saw a ton of stuff that someone hopes we want to buy. And we might even want to buy some of it, as long as it works as well as the product demo videos show. I get a kick out of the little things that end up on a table or in a booth there. The big stuff from the big names overshadows them, but silly  [Read More…]

LG’s take on the Google Assistant-powered smart display is pretty dull

At CES 2018, Google promised a lot of new Assistant-powered speakers are coming, including touch screen speakers like Amazon’s controversial Echo Show. Case in point, Lenovo just unveiled the Smart Display a few days ago, and the announcement was immediately followed by LG debuting its own touchscreen speaker called the ThingQ WK9. But compared with […]

The Google Pixel 2 XL has changed how I take photos

I have loved photography ever since my grandfather got me into collecting old film cameras over a decade ago, but that love has never extended into mobile photography. For years, most of the photos you would find on my phone were of documents, notes, or something I wanted to remember for later. Sure, there were […]

How to take the best photos with your Google Pixel 2

For many, the most important feature of a smartphone is its camera.

The Google Pixel 2 has a superb camera. There’s no doubt about that. But we know that with all photography, it’s not just the tools — it’s how you use them that makes a huge difference. Even though you can open up your Pixel 2 with no knowledge of photography and take some great shots, you should strive to do more — and we have  [Read More…]

Take aerial photography and VR to the next level with the TRNDLabs Spectre Drone

Drones are incredible to operate, considering that they need only motions and remote controllers to perform (no human driver needed, unlike all other aircraft). And this means that drones are sure to become a consumer favorite if they aren’t already. With the holidays among us, wouldn’t it be great if you could get a drone […]

Republic Wireless wants to take your mind off smartphones with two new products

In an attempt to combat addiction to smartphones with large, bright displays among children, Republic Wireless has unveiled its own take at a kid-friendly phone. Republic Wireless’ Relay looks more like a tiny, square speaker, but is in fact marketed as a phone for children. The small device benefits from both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity […]

This is the Google Clips, a camera that uses AI to take photos

Google has introduced its Clips camera, a standalone device for recording interesting moments.

Aside from launching its new speaker, laptop, earbuds and of course smartphones, Google had one more thing to show the audience at the end of the day: the Google Clips.

One problem with recording something on your smartphone is that it’s difficult to do that while also staying in the moment. Google Clips aims to combat this: this camera can be placed down or  [Read More…]

Take your tunes to the gym (wirelessly) for $37

Working out is always better with music, and it’s always better when it’s your own music and not whatever garbage station the gym is pumping over the loudspeaker. That being said, your own tunes and end up being more of a pain than you originally intended, since being caught up in headphone cords is not really the most graceful way to go for a jog or pump iron.

Wireless headphones are the way to go. Bluetooth is a godsend when  [Read More…]

The LOFT battery base lets you take Google Home anywhere

Google Home does Google Assistant better than anything else, and now you can untether it from the outlet.

Google Home is a wonderful little speaker with Google Assistant, but it’s tied to an outlet, so you can’t carry it around your home as you get your work done without having to unplug, replug, reboot, and re-connect whatever you were listening to. And yeah, you can get Google Assistant everywhere with your phone, but Google Assistant is more robust on  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9 could take a design cue from the iPhone X

With the Galaxy S8 pushing the boundaries of the display by extending the bezels on the device it set the way for other manufactures to follow suit. Samsung followed with the Note 8 and even Apple got into the game with the iPhone X. The subtle differences between the Samsung and Apple implementation of a […]