Tag Archive: wrong


Never be wrong about a color again — the Nix Mini Color Sensor is $30 off

Take a look at the various colors for some of your favorite phones. They’re no longer just black, or white. You can identify the Pixel 3‘s “Not Pink” but could you match it up to a paint? We bet you couldn’t.

Can you tell the difference between rust, cinnamon, pecan, peanut, and gingerbread when it comes to selecting the proper color? If you’re painting a room, and want to complement your couch, you need the be precise. The same goes  [Read More…]

You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Other than Evernote, the other most popular note-taking application for Android devices is Google Keep. Part of this is due to the fact that the app is pre-installed on many devices, while another reason is that the app comes directly from Google.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best tips & tricks to fully maximize your experience and take full advantage of Google Keep. Chances are you’ve already spent some time with the app, having  [Read More…]

Everything the Samsung Themes engine still gets wrong on the Galaxy S9

Samsung Themes is the best of the bunch for Android system theming — but it still needs plenty of work.

When I came to Android, back in the Gingerbread era, the world was a dark and glorious place. Everything was black and blue and beautiful. Then the Material era came, and my darkness was stolen away and replaced with searing, sinister white and gray. I’ve begged for my dark theme to return to me ever since, even  [Read More…]

If you’re not using night mode on Google Home, you’re doing it wrong

Don’t let dumb AI kill the mood.

When you think of “night mode” on a device, you think of a dimmed screen and muted notifications. I’d never really thought about it on something that doesn’t have a display.

That is, until I stashed the Google Home Max in my bedroom.

Because there’s nothing quite like enjoying a day full of Norwegian death metal in the comfort of one’s own chambers, only to retire to bed in the evening  [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…]

Vic Gundotra is wrong about Android photography

The iPhone has no monopoly on computational photography, and Android cameras are not inherently weaker. The latest arguments to the contrary, from the man who once led Google’s mobile efforts, are weird and wrong.

Former Google SVP and current AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra has thoughts on smartphone cameras. The man who was once in charge of Android, and everything else mobile at Google, gifted tech reporters with many a choice quote this weekend.

The iPhone is the  [Read More…]

I thought this Anker 26,800mAh portable battery was too big — I was wrong

The landscape of mobile battery packs is just as diverse as the people who buy them.

Think about any conceivable situation in which you’d need to charge up your phone, tablet, accessories or even laptop away from a wall socket, and there’s a battery out there to serve you. I typically carry a 10,000mAh battery with just a single USB port — it’s something compact I can always carry with me, and I’m willing to take the  [Read More…]

LG Watch Sport vs. Huawei Watch 2: The right and wrong way to do Android Wear 2.0

And now we have another Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch to check out.

The one-two punch of the big LG Watch Sport and sleek LG Watch Style didn’t hit every market segment, and that’s fine because we always knew other companies would step in and provide different options. The Huawei Watch 2 is the first of those alternative choices — a follow-up model to the well-received Huawei Watch, and another choice for those who want a new watch  [Read More…]

If you’re not doing this with all your accounts, you’re doing it wrong

If you’re not using a password manager and two-step authentication, you’re most likely doing things wrong.*

This 4-minute video may change your life. Or at least convince you that strong passwords and two-factor authentication are a must.

Oh, wait. You already use a password manager? You already have 2FA on all your accounts? Great. But chances are you know someone who doesn’t. And you have got to share this video with them. We’re to the point that these  [Read More…]

A Bluetooth controller fixes everything wrong with the NES Classic

The NES Classic ships with a wired controller — and with a rather short cable, at that. The NES30 Bluetooth gamepad fixes that.

For everything that’s great about the NES Classic — and there’s a lot that is really fun here — one glaring black mark remains.

Wired controllers suck. And more than that, the wired controller that comes with the NES Classic is ridiculously short. Maybe not for 1987, but this ain’t gonna cut it by 2017’s standards.

And so  [Read More…]