Tag Archive: trip


Save yourself a trip to the mechanic with the $12 Kobra OBD-II code reader

Ugh, what is your car trying to tell you anyway?

This Kobra OBD-II Wi-Fi car code reader is down to $ 11.99 on Amazon when you clip the 15% off on-page coupon and use the promo code 5ZE3CSHJ. It sells for $ 20 without the code and we haven’t seen a sale on these readers since June. Make sure the seller for this deal and the ones below is “E-Tech Distributors” or the code won’t work. This version uses  [Read More…]

Save a trip to the mechanic with the $40 Nonda OBD-II car code reader

Get app notifications for every issue.

The Nonda ZUS smart vehicle health monitor OBD-II car code reader is down to $ 39.99 on Amazon from a street price of $ 60. It has never dropped this low before and hasn’t come anywhere close since dropping to $ 45 back in June briefly.

The Nonda monitor will keep tabs on your engine with real-time alerts and predictions based on the collected data. It will also decode engine error  [Read More…]

Gadgets and gear: 10 things to pack for a camping trip

Summer is the best time to get together as a family and go camping. Alternatively, you might favor solo adventures or going out into the wilderness accompanied only by a few friends. Regardless of your particular preferences, one thing is certain: summer isn’t complete without at least one camping trip.

With the vacation season upon us, it’s high time to start thinking about packing and preparing for your camping trip.

goTenna Mesh review: Private networks for going off the grid  [Read More…]

Gadgets and gear: 10 things to pack for a camping trip

Summer is the best time to get together as a family and go camping. Alternatively, you might favor solo adventures or going out into the wilderness accompanied only by a few friends. Regardless of your particular preferences, one thing is certain: summer isn’t complete without at least one camping trip.

With the vacation season upon us, it’s high time to start thinking about packing and preparing for your camping trip.

goTenna Mesh review: Private networks for going off the grid  [Read More…]

Best Road Trip Apps for Android in 2018

Load these apps onto your phone before you hit the road!

There are few things better than hitting the open road on a cross-country road trip. Whether you’re heading out with your best buds or loading the kids into the car to visit relatives a few states over a little app prep will make sure the trip goes as smooth as is possible.

More: The best phone car mounts for any phone!

Android Auto Waze Google Trips  [Read More…]

Win a trip to the OnePlus 6 launch in London!

OnePlus is getting ready to launch the OnePlus 6 in London on May 16. What does your schedule look like that day? You could just watch the livestream from home, but what if you could witness the launch live and in person? Read on for details!

Be among the first to try out the latest OnePlus flagship and get your hands on exclusive swag right then and there. You will also have a chance to rub shoulders top-tier  [Read More…]

Take a nostalgic trip to Another World [Retro Review]

Another World is still a daunting challenge for gamers over 25 years later.

I’ll admit that I totally missed out playing Another World when it was initially released in 1991. Granted, I was three years old at the time of its initial release but still — no excuses. Another World was one of the more celebrated independent games of the early 1990s — an era of gaming that’s known for creating some of the most notoriously difficult  [Read More…]

Take a trip to Barcelona in this week’s comments thread

What are you up to this weekend?

Our bosses do everything they can so we have weekends off around here. I love them for it, even though I’m that one guy who doesn’t mind “working” Saturday and Sunday in exchange for time off throughout the week. Having Monday be your Friday is pretty awesome.

All that goes out the window whenever there is a tech “thing” going on somewhere and we have to be there to cover it. This  [Read More…]

What tech gear goes into your bag for a weekend trip? [Roundtable]

Just the necessities.

Whether it’s spent in the city or camping under the stars, Android and all other sorts of Google tech can make a weekend getaway even better.

This week we’re going around the table and sharing what goes inside our travel gear when we’re out of town for a quick trip.

Jerry Hildenbrand

When my wife and I take a weekend getaway, I am the dedicated gadget transportation engineer and charge wrangler. That  [Read More…]

Google Maps now tells you how long a future trip will take

“If I don’t leave now, it’s only going to take longer.”

It’s hard to know the perfect time to go somewhere, because there’s no one outside mailmen and UPS drivers that really know when traffic is best in your city… except for Google Maps. With millions of users and millions more Waze users helping them graph traffic in real-time, day after day, Google Maps really can tell when the best time is  [Read More…]