Tag Archive: wants


Google Pixelbook hands-on: Who wants this?

At $ 999, the Pixelbook made prove a difficult sell, but it’s one of the nicest pieces of hardware Google has ever made.

Does anyone want a $ 1000 Chromebook? We asked the question in 2013, and then again two years later, in 2015. Both of those laptops were exactly that — bulky, heavy notebooks that, while powerful, felt like overkill for the capabilities of Chrome OS.

Today, we have the spiritual successor to those laptops, the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi wants to be the brand that sells everything

Xiaomi is setting itself up as more than just a phone brand.

2017 has been an incredibly rewarding year for Xiaomi: the brand now leads the online space in India and is the second-largest vendor overall, and is making advances into other Asian markets like Indonesia.

The uptick in fortunes is attributable to a strong phone portfolio: Xiaomi has three great value-for-money phones in the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, and the Redmi 4A, and the brand  [Read More…]

AutoPi wants to make every car much, much smarter

In a world where the Internet of Things is becoming more and more a reality, the large majority of cars on the road are still disconnected from that world. Sure, many cars these days come standard with Bluetooth and some even have 4G hotspots baked into them, but for the most part our cars are […]

Canvaspop wants to print out those killer Instagram photos for you

So you’ve taken some great photos, tweaked them a bit and then shared them online. Now you’ve got all sorts of friends and family asking for copies. Why? Because nobody captures the moment like you do. Instead of letting your loved ones download the images to their devices, why not take things a step further? […]

Niantic wants to help you celebrate the Equinox, announces Double Stardust Pokemon Go event

Niantic wants to help Pokemon Go enthusiasts celebrate the upcoming Equinox, so it is offering players the option to earn some extra goodies soon. So starting from 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on September 22 until 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on October 2, you’ll be rewarded for every Pokemon catch […]

Google wants to make sure you don’t forget about Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

Despite a slow and bumpy rollout of Android Wear 2.0, Google has a series of new smartwatches hitting the shelves this fall just in time for the holiday shopping season. And to remind us that Android Wear smartwatches can make for great accessories this season, Google recently published a new post in which it details […]

Gear Up: Taotronics wants to replace all of your audio needs

In case you haven’t noticed, those of us here at AndroidGuys love audio accessories. Whether it’s headphones, speakers, or a complete sound system, we love testing out new products to determine whether they’re worthy to grace your home. TaoTronics is one of those companies which has a decent following, but is still looking to make […]

Essential wants your attention as much as your money (for now)

Essential isn’t even trying to compete with Samsung or even LG with their first phone.

You’ve probably read at least one “first look” at the Essential Phone. They all have a few things in common, and mostly leave us with the impression that it’s an interesting first try from a new company. It’s definitely an ambitious device in some ways, especially in the looks department. What you’re probably not going to see is the Essential Phone at  [Read More…]

Google wants you to upgrade to (its) better two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is still the best way to keep yourself safe from password breaches, but some 2FAs are better than others.

Two-factor authentication has had a bad couple of weeks. Not only was a prominent developer, Justin Williams, forced to defend a phishing attack against him to PayPal and AT&T, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that SMS-based two-factory authentication is a new vector for hacking.

As a result, Google is doing something about that: since SMS-based two-factor  [Read More…]

OnePlus still wants you to care about the OnePlus 5’s DxOMark score

OnePlus 5’s DxOMark score is about to be revealed, but the phone maker is in a tough spot.

Back in May, before we knew what the OnePlus 5 looked like or whether its camera was a double, the company boasted of a partnership with DxOMark, a popular camera testing platform that companies like OnePlus (and HTC, Samsung, LG, and others) like to use as a way to promote their optical prowess.

Here’s what OnePlus said about the  [Read More…]