Tag Archive: Want

Want under-display cameras? Sorry to burst your bubble, says Xiaomi

The camera’s quality and the pixel density of the screen are at loggerheads with one another.

What you need to know Despite a lot of excitement surrounding the tech, under-display cameras have not yet made it to market. As Xiaomi VP Lu Weibing explained this week, the technology is just not ready for prime time yet. One of the issues has to do with the extremely high pixel density on most modern phones.

While Nokia is said  [Read More…]

Want more bass or treble? Here’s how to change your Google Home EQ settings

Google Assistant-powered speakers — such as the Google Home and Nest Mini — are excellent additions to any smart home. They look great, can be genuinely helpful for getting you through your day, and are perfect little devices for casual music listening. The out-of-the-box sound you get from the speakers is great, but with just a few taps, you can dive into their EQ settings for a more personalized experience.

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Want a closer look at Mars? Jump into hyperspace on Google Maps

Hyperspace animation on Google Maps

Chewie, we’re home.

What you need to know Google Maps has a new Star Wars-themed addition. Switching between planets on Maps now triggers a hyperspace animation. It’s unclear when the change was made.

The Force is strong with Google Maps, as a Redditor recently discovered. The Palo Alto giant’s navigation service has a new Star Wars-themed addition aimed at making exploring our solar  [Read More…]

5 features we want to see in Android 11

Dear Google, do this to make Android more awesome.

Officially launched in September 2019, Android 10 has proven to be one heck of a release for Google’s mobile operating system. The addition of a system-wide dark mode is something users have been clamoring for for years, the new gestures are an improvement over Pie’s half-baked attempt, and the revamped permissions are a great step forward for having more control over your data and privacy.

Android 10 may  [Read More…]

How could you not want to put these Baby Yoda decals on your car?

The new Disney Plus show The Mandalorian is a hit and for good reason. It features a complex but ultimately likable title character, but more importantly, it features Baby Yoda! The little green one, or The Child as he’s officially known, has stolen the show and our hearts as the most loveable character in the cultural zeitgeist right now, and his presence has spawned an entire industry of official and unofficial Mandalorian and Baby Yoda merchandise, including car decals. Check  [Read More…]

Kindle Oasis 2019 long-term review: So good it makes you want to read more

With adjustable warm lighting and subtle design tweaks, the Kindle Oasis 2019 is a great upgrade to a fantastic e-reader.

How do you improve on something that is already the best in the market? That is the question Amazon had to ask itself with the Kindle Oasis 2019. It debuted earlier this year, and while there you may not make out any differences in design from its predecessor, there are a few notable features.

Of course, you  [Read More…]

Want an Amazon Echo Dot for 99-cents?

Given the time of year it’s not hard to find a discount on smart speakers and other gadgets. Google’s Nest Mini is cheap at $ 49 but it can be often found at $ 35 or lower.

The same goes for Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Dot. It’s a great bargain seven days a week even at its standard price. But, when you can get one for half price, it’s awesome. But, drop it down to just 99¢ and it’s nearly impossible  [Read More…]

Want to speak to Alexa en Español? Française? You can!

Believe it or not, not everyone prefers to speak English in their homes (gasp!). Some speak another language as their primary means of communication, while others may want to practice their skills when picking up a new language. The good news is that Amazon has made it easy to change the default language that Alexa will listen for and reply in. This can be done in the Amazon Alexa app or directly on touchscreen Echo devices. We’ll walk  [Read More…]

Qualcomm and Google want to make electronic driving licenses a reality

The Snapdragon 765 will also support the standard.

What you need to know Google’s Android Identity Credential APIs will enable electronic IDs and mobile driving licenses. Qualcomm and Google this week announced their partnership in bringing the tech to the masses. The Snapdragon 865 and 765 will be the first SoCs to support the standard.

If you’ve ever forgotten your driver’s license at home, Qualcomm and Google have some good news for you. At the company’s Snapdragon  [Read More…]

If you want to try out an MVNO carrier, check out these options

An MVNO carrier provides cell service by using another carrier’s network. This setup can lead to a wider range of plans and can keep you out of a contract if you don’t want to be tied to any one carrier. It can also be a good way to try out a new network without spending too much money or time moving numbers over. Metro by T-Mobile is the best overall MVNO offering great data options and plenty of  [Read More…]