Tag Archive: Test


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…]

You can now apply to beta test the Honor 6X Nougat update in the U.S.

Be the first to try EMUI 5.0 on the Honor 6X.

Honor has announced that it will roll out the Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 update to the Honor 6X sometime in the month of March, and the company is now kicking off the beta test for those located in the U.S. If you’re using an Honor 6X in the U.S., you can sign up to test the update by sending your device’s IMEI number to [email protected]

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OpenSignal launches its own speed test app, it’s called Meteor

You might be familiar with OpenSignal – an application that offers information on where to get better phone signal and also measures signal strength, data speeds and reliability and displays near-by Wi-Fi networks. This week OpenSignal launched a new app called Meteor which lets users know which apps will work well on the speed available […]

Great SAT Prep apps for Android to get you ready for test day

These apps will help you to succeed on the big test day.

For many high school students, one of the biggest tests they will ever take is the SAT. It can cement their chances of getting into the university of their dreams, or derail those plans. While the SAT can be plenty stressful, by employing a solid studying strategy you can do everything to prepare yourself for the big day. These apps will make sure that you  [Read More…]