Tag Archive: Want


Pay what you want to learn DevOps and set off on a new career

For those looking to build a career in IT, or at least head off into a new trajectory, having a background in DevOps is certainly worthwhile. DevOps pairs programmers and operations engineers at the outset of a project so the end product is as good as possible. Moreover, it helps to create and flesh out a road map for integrating improvements.

Launching a new product, service, or initiative is far more than putting it out in the real world. Smart  [Read More…]

iMessage for Android is the messaging solution we need, not the one we want

This week, I received a new Android phone in the mail. I removed its plastic wrapping, opened the top, unfurled the hastily-placed screen protector and turned it on. When I booted it up, I logged in with my Google account, restored from a backup of my Pixel 3, and waited for the 80 or so apps I regularly use to restore some or all of their user data.

This is my routine for getting a new phone, and  [Read More…]

How basic do you want your C by GE smart bulb?

We love smart home tech, and test as many smart bulbs as we can to give you the best recommendations possible.

C by GE C-Life

Simple smart lighting

$ 21 at Amazon

Pros Brighter at 800 lumens Extends the range of other C by GE bulbs Cons Only one color temperature Alexa requires C-Reach hub

The C-Life is a simple smart bulb you can control over Bluetooth. It doesn’t change color, but you can dim  [Read More…]

Want an Android TV on the cheap? We have your list right here

Android TV may be in need of new life, with Sony being one of the only major brands shipping it as its standard smart TV platform. As such, there aren’t many options for Android TV out there for those on a budget. There are options, though, and we’ve surfaced the best of them to make your life just a little bit easier.

Little Wonder Sony Bravia X800E

It’s a bit on the small side, but the 43-inch Sony  [Read More…]

Watch TV when and where you want with the $190 Fire TV Recast at $40 off

Great price and great device. That rhymes.

The Fire TV Recast 500GB over-the-air DVR is down to $ 189.99 on Amazon right now. While this is $ 10 above what it sold for over Black Friday, it’s the next best price drop we’ve seen on the Recast and still a huge discount off the $ 230 street price.

You can also upgrade to the 1TB version for $ 229.99. Again, that’s not quite as low as Black  [Read More…]

Ace Combat 7 review: As real as you want it to be

A great aerial combat game with very few bells and whistles.

As satisfying as it is to hear “Mission Accomplished. Bring it home, Trigger.” over the comm, I can’t afford to lose focus. Landing this F-14D isn’t as challenging as some of the other jets I’ve been in, but it’s far from easy after an extended dogfight. My hands ache from gripping the throttle and stick through the last couple of runs, and if I don’t keep  [Read More…]

John Legere doesn’t want his ‘hotel choices’ to impact the Sprint merger

A total of 38 nights were booked by T-Mobile executives.

One of the biggest news stories of 2018 was T-Mobile and Sprint announcing that the two carriers were merging together as part of a massive $ 26 billion deal. A merger of this magnitude needs approval from a lot of different parties, one of which being the Trump administration. According to a report from The Washington Post, T-Mobile may have tried to subtly entice President Trump to  [Read More…]

Opinion: Improvements I want to see from Chrome OS in 2019

Chrome OS has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years and it has slowly become one of my favorite operating systems to use. However, there are still several shortcomings that I’d like to see Google work to fix in 2019. While some are new on the scene others are longstanding personal pain points.

A Real File Manager

So, here’s the thing. People have used computers most of their lives now. Anyone alive in the booming era of the  [Read More…]

Top 6 things we want to see in Android Q

Android Pie was great — here’s where we want to see the OS go next.

Believe it or not, but it’s now been over six months since Android 9 Pie was officially released. You know what’s even crazier? Its first developer preview dropped more than ten months ago. All that’s to say that its successor — Android 10 Q — will be here before you know it.

We’ve really enjoyed our time with Android Pie and recognize  [Read More…]

Watch TV when and where you want with the $190 Fire TV Recast

Great price and great device. That rhymes.

The Fire TV Recast 500GB over-the-air DVR is down to $ 189.99 on Amazon right now. While this is $ 10 above what it sold for over Black Friday, it’s the only other price drop we’ve seen on the Recast and still a huge discount off the $ 230 street price.

You can also upgrade to the 1TB version for $ 229.99. Again, that’s not quite as low as Black  [Read More…]