Tag Archive: Things


New Amazon Echo device owner? Here are the first things to try

Amazon Echo was one of the most sought-after gifts during the most recent holiday season, literally flying off virtual and physical shelves. Three years after defining a category with the first Echo smart speaker, Amazon has regularly refreshed an expanded the line which now includes seven models, each powered by Alexa. Echo (1st generation) Echo […]

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: Top 5 things you need to know

The 18:9 screen is new, but the rest of the phone should be familiar to anyone that has used a Redmi Note 4.

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 5 Plus last month, bringing the 18:9 form factor to the budget segment. The Chinese manufacturer isn’t the first to roll out a budget phone with minimal bezels, but the company is once again showing that it can absolutely dominate when it comes to the value proposition. The base variant  [Read More…]

Google and Qualcomm are poised to put assistants in all the things

Get ready, because little digital helpers are going to be in a lot of the things you buy next year.

You know what I want? I want a microwave oven that has Wi-Fi, a really good speaker, a small touchscreen and Google Assistant. I can make my Hot Pockets while listening to some music, and even tell my little digital buddy to add Pizza Rolls to the shopping list or to turn the heat up a little  [Read More…]

These are the Android Central team’s favorite things from CES 2018!

With so much to see, it’s easy to find something to love at CES 2018.

CES 2018 has come to a close, and Android Central as a whole handed out Best of CES Awards to some fantastic products.

But the AC team is large and diverse, as is CES itself, so we wanted to round up the one favorite announcement from each of us here at AC to tell you how we all saw the show personally.  [Read More…]

First 6 things to do with your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL

We’re all excited about our new phones — but let’s remember some of the basics.

Opening up the box and pulling out a new Pixel 2 or 2 XL is a wonderful feeling, no matter how many times you’ve done it or what phone you’re upgrading from. The excitement of the new device may drive you to hop right in without thinking about some of the basic things — forgetting the core features that work best when  [Read More…]

3 awesome things you get with your PlayStation Plus subscription

PlayStation Plus is a lot more than a subscription service. It’s an essential part of the PS4 experience.

It seems that nearly every video game console developer has some version of a premium online subscription service. Nintendo will soon be launching a premium online subscription service, Microsoft has had Xbox Live Gold for quite some time now, and of course Sony has PlayStation Plus.

Each platform offers various services and perks to their subscribers. Have you been  [Read More…]

Things to do once you set up your new PlayStation 4

Did you just unwrap a new PS4? Here’s where to start.

So you got a brand spanking new PlayStation 4 for the holidays and you couldn’t be more excited. You have your gorgeous new console all set up and ready to go but the only problem is you don’t know where to start. That’s OK! The sheer volume of things you can do with your PlayStation 4 can be a little overwhelming. Let’s take a look at a  [Read More…]

Daniel’s Favorite Things of 2017

Daniel’s Favorite Tech of 2017

2017 was a great year for tech — and for drinking great coffee. Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy both.

Google Pixel 2

There have been many negative things written about Google’s Pixel 2 since its October launch, but like many things on the internet, much of it is overblown or outright wrong. The reality is that, for me at least,  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 SD card: Top things you need to know

Here’s what you need to know about the Note 8’s SD card slot.

With a bump up to 64GB of internal storage, fewer people will find it necessary to pop an SD card into their Galaxy Note 8. But for those who need to have tons of storage available, even without a network connection, an SD card slot is a necessity.

If you fall into the latter camp, or are considering the merits of getting an SD  [Read More…]

Honor 6X vs. Moto G5 Plus: When things just come together

If you want to go barebones, there’s the Moto G5 Plus. But if you want real value, the Honor 6X is it.

Buying a budget smartphone may not seem as daunting a task as dropping a massive wad of cash for a pricey flagship, but shopping from the low-cost device market can be quite a doozy when you consider the breadth of offerings. There are some genuinely decent device deals out there.

Motorola and Honor are two  [Read More…]