Tag Archive: wrong

From the Editor’s Desk: OK with getting it wrong

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a bit different this year, of course, but I hope you get a chance to honor, if possible, the person who brought you into this world, and if you have one, the partner who’s helping you get through it.

I wanted to write this week’s column about how connecting with family during the pandemic has been fraught and confusing but ultimately rewarding as we all learn to grapple with the dysfunction of platform dependency  [Read More…]

Facebook bug deletes all the wrong coronavirus posts overnight

Facebook says it has restored posts that were incorrectly removed.

What you need to know Facebook spent the night deleting coronavirus posts that were wrongly designated spam. That’s because of a bug in its anti-spam system. Posts from sources such as BBC News were marked as misleading or containing false advertisement.

A bug in Facebook’s anti-spam system has caused posts about the coronavirus pandemic from reputable news sources such as the BBC to be deleted overnight.

As  [Read More…]

Galaxy S20 or iPhone 11? You can’t go wrong with either phone.

More impressive Samsung Galaxy S20

$ 1000 at Samsung

Pros 120Hz AMOLED display Triple rear cameras Expandable storage Supports 5G networks Reverse wireless charging Cons Considerably more expensive Worse track record for software updates

The baseline Galaxy S20 is the lowest-end model in this year’s S lineup, but its specs and features suggest otherwise. Having a 120Hz refresh rate with Samsung’s AMOLED display panel is a pure joy, the camera system is improved over previous generations,  [Read More…]

iPhone 11 Pro or Pixel 4 XL? You can’t go wrong with either phone

Google’s best Pixel 4 XL

From $ 899 at Amazon

Pros OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate Industry-leading cameras Motion Sense gestures Android’s best face unlock Three years of software updates Cons Mediocre battery life Disappointing 4K video recording

Google didn’t play it safe with the Pixel 4 XL. It used the phone to introduce a 90Hz display, a new face unlock system, dual rear cameras for the first time, and more. Save for lackluster battery  [Read More…]

Versa 2 or Versa Lite? You can’t go wrong with either Fitbit smartwatch

We’re big fans of Fitbit here at AC. The company’s been leading the fitness tracker market for years, and now, is one of the biggest names when it comes to smartwatches. If you need help deciding which Fitbit is a good fit for you, you’re in the right place.

Our pick Fitbit Versa 2

$ 200 at Fitbit

Pros Comfy, lightweight design Waterproof up to 50 meters Built-in Amazon Alexa Fitbit Pay is included Over five days  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Google’s wrong about ultrawide cameras

No, a great telephoto lens doesn’t obviate the need for an ultrawide one.

Google’s Marc Levoy gave an incredibly compelling explainer on all things related to the Pixel 4‘s camera at the company’s October hardware event. He clearly has a deep understanding of what’s happening under the hood with Google’s photography processing. But I took one issue with what he had to say: according to Levoy, Google thinks that a well-executed telephoto camera is more useful than  [Read More…]

Blaming violence on video games is wrong and dangerous

It’s a bad take, and it’s been a bad take for longer than most people have been playing games. Enough.

Thirty-two people were murdered this past weekend, as two shooters in two states with different motivations decided it was their right to end the lives of other human beings. As a citizen of the United States, what happened next could basically have been read from a script. Talking heads on television dug into the background of these  [Read More…]

New to PS4? You can’t go wrong with these titles!

If you just purchased your first PlayStation 4, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume titles. The console has been out for some time which means the catalog is incredibly deep. This is a boon for new PlayStation 4 users, this robust catalog means that there is something great out there for every type of gamer. Welcome to the world of PlayStation 4! Let us share with you some games for the PS4 that will  [Read More…]

Your carrier is still selling your location data to the wrong people

Nothing you can do can prevent your carrier from selling your live location data for the right price. And that price is a lot cheaper than you might think.

Your location is worth about $ 300, according to an in-depth study by Motherboard.

The website followed a tip and after a convoluted series of events and $ 300 changing hands, it was able to correctly pinpoint a phone’s location without asking for any consent, because carriers are  [Read More…]