Tag Archive: Theres


There’s a reason why headphones are so damn popular right now

As headphones get smarter, the market gets bigger.

The number of consumer gadgets that come out each year is impossible to keep up with, but even so, there are always couple niches that seem to be more popular than everything else. Some years it’s smartphones, game consoles, tablets, etc.

For the past couple of years, headphones have been standing out more and more than just about anything. New options are constantly hitting the market with new features  [Read More…]

There’s no reason to not get the Essential Phone at just $224

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better phone deal than this.

Despite launching with a seriously bad camera, buggy software, and janky performance, the Essential Phone has still remained in the headlines over a year after its release — and for good reason.

For one thing, Essential’s been straight-up killing it when it comes to software updates. Not only has the company issued a heap of camera and performance improvements, but it also kicked out the full  [Read More…]

The Pokémon Go app is reading files on your phone, but there’s a reason

It’s probably not what you think, but it’s not great news for people who prefer to root their phones.

As anyone who roots their Android phone will tell you, it’s not always easy to play the games you love these days. Lots of game developers deploy anti-root detection methods to keep you from playing their game if you root your phone. An all too common explanation for why this anti-root philosophy exists is to combat cheating, and  [Read More…]

Best Buy deal gets you the Moto E4 for free, but there’s a catch

On the market for a new smartphone, but you’re on a really tight budget? Then you might be interested to know that Best Buy currently has a promotion that allows customers to get the Moto E4 for free.

Of course, there’s a catch. Best Buy has partnered up with Sprint for this deal, so in order to get the phone sans paying any cash, you’ll be required to sign up for a 24-month Sprint installment plan. Thus you will be  [Read More…]

Best Buy deal gets you the Moto E4 for free, but there’s a catch

On the market for a new smartphone, but you’re on a really tight budget? Then you might be interested to know that Best Buy currently has a promotion that allows customers to get the Moto E4 for free.

Of course, there’s a catch. Best Buy has partnered up with Sprint for this deal, so in order to get the phone sans paying any cash, you’ll be required to sign up for a 24-month Sprint installment plan. Thus you will be  [Read More…]

There’s way more to see and do with the Sony Xperia XZ2

What you see isn’t what you get.

When every phone is good, to stand out a phone needs to be great. Thankfully, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact are exactly that — great.

But their greatness comes from a balance between fundamental features everyone expects from a smartphone, and something more — something powerful and exciting and unique.

Along with its sleek new Ambient Flow design, which extends the screen to the top and bottom  [Read More…]

Google Home is a work in progress in India —but there’s plenty to like

Google Home isn’t customized for the Indian market, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

The Google Home was unveiled back at I/O 2016, and the device is now available in India, alongside the newer Google Home Mini. Google has a limited presence in India on the hardware front, and the launch of the Home and Home Mini comes at a key moment as the company tries to takes on Amazon in this category.  [Read More…]

There is ‘good’ data collection and then there’s Facebook, and you need to know the difference

Claiming “you are the product” is the lazy way to talk about companies that collect data.

I’ll let you in on a secret: I hate sharing any of my personal information with any company or person I don’t actually know. OK, for the people who know me that’s not really a secret, but I still need to put that out there because it’s true. I would gladly pay for anything with dollars than data, and that includes  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 3 update brings MIUI 9, but there’s no Nougat in sight

At this point, it’s safe to assume that the Redmi Note 3 won’t be updated to Nougat.

When Xiaomi launched MIUI 9 late last year, it announced that the update would be available to over 40 devices in its portfolio, ranging all the way back to the 2012 Mi 2. The manufacturer is now working its way down the list, with the Redmi Note 3 becoming the latest device to receive the MIUI 9 stable ROM.

While it’s a  [Read More…]

The Mi Robot vacuum is my favorite Xiaomi product, and now there’s a new one

The successor to the Mi Robot vacuum is here, and it brings a host of upgrades.

Xiaomi’s primarily known for its phones, but the Chinese manufacturer is increasingly looking to the lifestyle segment to drive future growth. Xiaomi collaborates with hundreds of Chinese manufacturers for its Mi Ecosystem label, through which it sells everything from rice cookers to scooters, luggage, screwdriver sets, and more. One of the earliest products to come out of the Mi Ecosystem line  [Read More…]