Tag Archive: Test


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro benchmarks: Putting the Snapdragon 636 to the test

The Redmi Note 5 Pro gives us a first look at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform.

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this week in India, and among its many highlights is the fact that the phone is the first to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform. Like the Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 636 is built on the 14nm node and brings Kryo cores to the mid-range category, with the chipset featuring eight Kryo 260  [Read More…]

These Orig3n DNA test kits on sale can tell how your genes effect behavior, intelligence, and more

It’s in your blood.

Today’s Amazon Gold Box deal of the day features these Orig3n mini genetic DNA testing kits on sale. Each kit serves its own function, and apparently some genetic profiles are less expensive than others. For example, the Beauty test kit is down to $ 49.50 from a $ 99 street price. It can tell you how your genes might effect your complexion, hair health, and other things.

Each kit is essentially a cheek  [Read More…]

Learn more about your dog’s DNA with this $51 Wisdom Panel test kit

It’s like 23andMe for your pupper.

The Wisdom Panel 3.0 dog DNA test kit is down to $ 50.99 on Amazon. This kit normally sells for around $ 80 and rarely ever goes below $ 70. It has only dropped as low as this deal once before and that was all the way back in May.

Curious where your dog comes from? Maybe you adopted one from a local shelter or took care of one you found  [Read More…]

Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8 camera: A real-world test

Here’s our first look at photos from the Pixel 2 camera.

Everyone knows the Pixel camera is something special, and if Google made anything clear from the Pixel 2 announcement event it was how much better this new camera actually is. So we wandered into the demo area with an iPhone 8 to see for ourselves how these cameras stack up.

It’s worth pointing out the Pixel 2 is running pre-production software and we’re using an unreleased  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 6 benchmarks: Putting the Snapdragon 835 to the test

It’s time to see how the Xiaomi Mi 6 holds up in benchmarks.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of the first phones to be powered by the Snapdragon 835. Built on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET node, the chipset offers a laundry list of improvements over last year’s Snapdragon 820 and 821, including a new semi-custom octa-core Kryo 280 CPU with four cores clocked at 2.45GHz, four cores at 1.90GHz, and an Adreno 540 GPU.

Synthetic benchmarks aren’t  [Read More…]

Nvidia is now letting Shield TV owners beta test new features

If you’re a fan of unfinished software connected to your television, Nvidia would like to hook you up.

All of the best official beta trial programs make sure you know that participation will not void your warranty, right? The folks at Nvidia are reaching out to Shield TV owners this week in search of willing test subjects for upcoming features and software updates. It’s being called the Shield Preview Program, and all you need to sign up, and a  [Read More…]

Chevy Bolt EV test drive: It’s electric!

Green is all the rage; not the color (I’m more of a blue guy myself), but instead the enviro-friendly type. There are few consumer goods more environmentally taxing than cars; considering how many are always on the road churning out smog, combined with fluctuating prices at the gas pump, it’s little wonder that electric cars are getting all the attention these days. And it’s not just hip new outfits like Tesla having all the fun; old American standards like  [Read More…]

Google’s #MyAndroid Taste Test gives bad results. Here’s how to make them better

Had a taste of Android theming with the #myAndroid Taste Test?

Android has always been a bastion of customization, but it hasn’t exactly been well-advertised, by Google or by the various manufacturers that ship it on their devices. Google is now looking to highlight that flexibility and creativity with its new #myAndroid campaign, looking to showcase how diverse and delightful our home screens can be when we add our own uniqueness to them.

Google has even devised  [Read More…]

Need help customizing your phone? Take Google’s #myAndroid Taste Test

The main reason why people love Android so much is because there are so many customization options available for them. Throw in a custom launcher, icon pack or wallpaper and voila you have a new phone on your hands. However, at times users might have a hard time navigating the extensive number of possibilities. So […]

Google’s new #myAndroid Taste Test will help you give your device a makeover

Want to give your Android device a new look? Let Google give you a hand.

Google has a new tool called the #myAndroid Taste Test that aims to help you customize your Android device. The test will ask you a handful of questions, like “Patterned or random” and “Animated or static”, that it wants you to answer quickly. It’ll also ask what’s important to you, like “I want quicker info, I want something different, I want a cool look”, and  [Read More…]