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Xiaomi IPO falls far short of $100 billion goal but it’s still worth a buttload of money

On Monday, Xiaomi joined the Hong Kong Hang Seng index with a $ 54 billion debut. This is far less than the estimated $ 100 billion number that was floated months ago, with it closing on Monday at HK$ 17 per share. Tuesday saw it rise up to HK$ 19 per share but still puts it at far less than the original Xiaomi IPO estimate.

However, $ 54 billion is nothing to sneeze at; it still positions Xiaomi as one of  [Read More…]

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam IQ: Is Nest’s best worth three times as much?

AI features are great, but a low price can be even better.

It seems like every brand is trying its hand at the connected security camera game these days, from longtime accessory brands like Belkin and Logitech to more smart home-focused companies like Nest, and now even Amazon. The new Amazon Cloud Cam offers many of the same features you’ll find on industry-leading smart cameras, all at a much more affordable price.

At just $ 119.99, the  [Read More…]

Is it worth buying the Galaxy S8 in June 2018?

Over a year later, the Galaxy S8 is still a solid buy.

The Galaxy S9 is currently Samsung’s latest and greatest flagship around, but unless you’re willing to spend at least $ 720 for the privilege of owning one, you’re going to want to look elsewhere for your next smartphone purchase.

For some folks in the market for an upgrade, last year’s Galaxy S8 can be an enticing option. It offers about 80-90% of the features found  [Read More…]

Is the LG V35 worth its $900 asking price?

Checking in with the AC forums.

On May 30, LG announced a brand new flagship called the V35 ThinQ. The phone’s a mashup between the LG G7 and the V30, using the V30’s design and notch-free display with the G7’s upgraded internals and cameras.

It’s an interesting mix, to say the least, but one that’ll cost you a pretty penny. The V35 will set you back $ 900 on AT&T and Project Fi (the two carriers it’s  [Read More…]

Moto G6 vs Moto G5, worth the upgrade?

You’re using a Moto G5, but now that the Moto G6 will hit retail shelves soon you’re wondering whether you should upgrade?

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Are Amazon Echo Buttons worth it?

A pair of Amazon Echo Buttons. ($ 20 at Amazon)

If you’ll use ’em, sure.

I have a confession to make. I ordered the Amazon Echo Buttons when they were first announced. And I didn’t take them out of the box for months. Months.

That’s not usually the sort of thing you’d expect to read in a post asking if these things are worth it. I know. So let’s flip things on their head yet again:

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Is Fitbit Coach worth the annual subscription?

Tag me in, Coach!

My primary fitness activity is running, but as a guy who played football and rugby in college, and for many years as an adult, I also understand the importance of other types of exercise in order to support a healthy lifestyle.

At this time in my life, it is not a priority to pack up my gear, head to a gym, and dedicate an hour or more of my time to workouts at  [Read More…]

Four tricks worth stealing from Apple Music

“Good artists copy; great artists steal,” is as true for music apps as it is for musical artists.

If a feature is popular on one music app, it doesn’t take long for it to start appearing on other apps. This happens more for big, bold features than it does for the sophisticated little touches that make good apps great, which is a shame because these four features on Apple Music’s Android app might go unnoticed by most,  [Read More…]

Is it worth upgrading to the Galaxy S9?

To Plus or not to Plus.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are nearly identical to one another, but Samsung tried something different this year. Although the S9 and S9+ have a lot of similarities, only the S9 Plus offers 2GB more RAM, a 500mAh larger battery, and dual rear cameras.

One of our forum users is thinking about switching to the regular Galaxy S9 as they want something smaller than their Pixel 2 XL, but the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Still worth it in 2018?

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 came out just over a year ago, so why are we reviewing it now? Because it’s still one of the best options on the market due to its speed and beauty. Check out our full review for all of the details.

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