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aptX vs. aptX HD: What’s the difference?

In a world where a 3.5mm headphone jack is on the verge of extinction, aptX HD can make a difference.

Whenever you read anything about Bluetooth, you’ll come across plenty of letters and numbers and other cryptic specs. One of the latest on these is aptX HD, which takes a previously cryptic specification and adds HD on the end. We all know HD means “High Definition”, but what about the aptX part? And what makes aptX (which  [Read More…]

What’s the difference between Tango and ARCore?

Google has one Augmented Reality platform, but it comes in two great flavors.

Techies have been getting very excited about Augmented Reality over the last year, from discussions surrounding why Pokémon Go continues to be so popular to the recent excitement developers have drummed up with Apple’s ARKit platform. Naturally, Google fans look at something like ARKit almost mockingly. These demonstrations pale in comparison to Tango, the fully spatially aware platform from Google’s [x] division. And yet,  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Sport vs. Gear S3: What’s the difference?

The wearable landscape is heading toward fitness, and there are plenty of choices.

Samsung offers a nice three-pronged approach to wearables, starting at the bottom with the fitness-driven Gear Fit 2 Pro, notching up to the fence-sitting Gear Sport and impressing at the top with the all-around performer Gear S3. For someone who wants comprehensive fitness tracking but also a bigger screen that can handle more traditional smartwatch functions, they will instantly narrow down to just the  [Read More…]

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video in October 2017

There’s a lot to watch on Amazon Video. Here’s what’s coming up in October 2017.

Amazon Prime Video has is one of the go-to destinations for on-demand content, thanks in no small part to devices like the $ 50 Amazon Fire Stick, the $ 90 Amazon Fire TV, and now the $ 229 Amazon Echo Show. (That said, we’re expecting new hardware from Amazon any day now, so maybe hold off on buying something new if you’re  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S8 Active: What’s the difference?

Which version of the Galaxy S8 is the one to buy?

Samsung has continued the trend of releasing an “Active” version of its latest mass-market flagship a handful of months later, and the Galaxy S8 Active is the least compromised Active model yet. It thankfully shares a vast majority of the components, features and experience with a standard Galaxy S8 — and that’s a definite selling point compared to the rest of the rugged phone market.

So  [Read More…]

What’s your favorite phone camera right now?

The old adage of “the best camera is the one you have with you” is still true.

Phone cameras come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone has a preference. Increasingly, dual cameras have spiced up the features of our favorite phones, adding telephoto, wide-angle and monochrome options for just the right moment.

When it comes to the Android Central team, we all have our favorites. Here are our favorite phone cameras right now, and why.

Andrew  [Read More…]

Defense Zone 3 HD: What’s not to love about this game? (Review)

When was the last time you played a tower defense game? Probably some of you have done it recently, but the truth is that this enjoyable and thorough kind of game has taken a seat back in favor of endless games in recent years. There is a huge fanbase around the genre, though, and it […]

Nest Learning Thermostat vs. Nest Thermostat E: What’s the difference?

Trying to decide between the Nest Learning Thermostat and the company’s new Nest Thermostat E? Here’s how the two compare!

Nest recently announced the brand new Nest Thermostat E, a less-expensive smart thermostat with many of the same features as its more expensive sibling. The subtle, all-white design and simplified display of the Thermostat E stand in stark contrast to the flashier, heavier look of the Learning Thermostat. But look and feel are only part of the picture. If  [Read More…]

This $14 OBD2 reader can tell your phone what’s wrong with your car

Save some money while figuring out what’s wrong with your car thanks to our pals at Thrifter!

No one likes seeing their check engine light pop on, and it’s even worse when you don’t know what the cause of it is. Sure, there are some places that will scan your car for free to tell you what’s up, but most of them charge for the service. Stop throwing money away having your car scanned, and start doing it  [Read More…]

What’s the difference: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+

Yesterday was a big day for Samsung who finally unveiled the often leaked Galaxy Note 8 phablet – the successor of last year’s ill-fated Galaxy Note7. This year, the Galaxy Note 8 looks and feels quite similar to the Galaxy S8+ – one of the best Android phones of this year. But the obvious question […]