Tag Archive: Things


10 things every Pixel 2 user absolutely should know

The Google Pixel 2, and its larger sibling, the Pixel XL 2, is one of the best phones you can purchase right now. Available through Verizon and Google, it’s the latest and greatest in Android and features some pretty damn impressive hardware. It’s one of our favorite devices ever, even if it’s not exactly the sexiest device on the market.

One of the things we love about Android is that it offers so much customization. The platform continues to get  [Read More…]

Got a Google Home? Here’s 9 things you need to do right now!

First introduced in May 2016, the Google Home has fast become one of the leading connected smart speakers. It’s perhaps one of the most flexible devices of its kind and only gets better with updates and new features.

We’re in an era where the Google Home faces strong competition from the likes of Sonos, Amazon Echo, and the Apple HomePod. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks, and the space will get more crowded when Samsung delivers its first Bixby-powered  [Read More…]

How to get started with Android Things

Android Things can help bring out your inner Maker. Here’s how to get started.

Android Things just might be one of Google’s best projects ever. Designed to help build small embedded smart “things” by being simple and consistent, it’s a great way to get started with any type of small connected project even if you’ve never done any type of programming before.

It can run on low cost hardware and has great support material to point you  [Read More…]

Project Fi wish list: 3 things that would make me switch

With a few small changes, Project Fi could become unstoppable.

When Google launched Project Fi in April 2015, I signed up for the service as fast as I possibly could. I ordered the starter kit for my Nexus 6 and loved the added benefits, but ultimately went back to my previous service provider after the first month.

Project Fi gets a lot of things right. Its mobile app is wonderfully designed and easy to use, the billing  [Read More…]

Discover things you never knew with these discounted 23andMe DNA tests

Amazon has 23andMe kits on sale! You can get the 23andMe Ancestry DNA Test for $ 69, when it normally sells for $ 88, or the 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test for $ 139 instead of the usual $ 172 price tag.

The $ 69 23andMe Ancestry DNA test will tell you all about where you come from. You provide a saliva sample and send it in to the company. Six to eight weeks after, you’ll get  [Read More…]

Android Things has a chance because it’s not very open

Android Things could never work if every company did it their own way.

Google makes a handful of mostly well-received hardware products, but is much better known as a software company. There’s plenty of room to argue that they are really an advertising company, and I couldn’t disagree, but the things it does that we love are mostly software products.

Around here, we think Android is one of Google’s greatest achievements and there are plenty of other  [Read More…]

Video: First 6 things to do with your new OnePlus 6!

If you’re unboxing a shiny new mirror black OnePlus 6, or perhaps a not-so-shiny midnight black or silk white variant, there are lots of things that you’ll want to play with right away. The OnePlus 6 is one of the most anticipated phones of the year so far, and there are plenty of (somewhat) hidden features to explore.

In our latest video, we’ll explore the top six things to do with your OnePlus 6 after you’ve unboxed  [Read More…]

Android Things is the smart home’s saving grace and it can’t come soon enough

Android Things could be what it takes to make all these smart things be simple things, too.

In an article gushing over my Logitech Harmony remote I mentioned that I had a horrible mish-mash of smart “stuff” in my house and tying it all together was a pain. That prompted a conversation where someone reached out to me with a really great question that I had a tough time answering: Where should I start if I want  [Read More…]

Six things we like about the new Honor 10

Huawei’s sub brand Honor launched the new Honor 10 on the global market today during a press event in London. Here’s some of its best features.

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Android Things: Everything you need to know about Google’s plan to disrupt IoT

Android Things developer kit.

Google wants to tackle the Internet of Things its own way.

Android isn’t just for phones. We already know this because we see Android on Chromebooks, televisions, watches, and even microwave ovens. And we’re about to see it in places we may never have thought to look, like your cable modem or a parking meter. And to make it happen, Google has what it calls Android Things.

Android Things is the same  [Read More…]