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In the past, many of us took to the skies in order to get to their destination in the most efficient way possible. However as the U.S. slowly recovers  [Read More…]

Should you consider upgrading from the Fitbit Charge 3 to the Charge 4?

Best Fitbit tracker yet Fitbit Charge 4

$ 150 at Fitbit

Pros Onboard GPS, HRM, NFC Active Zone Minutes Advanced sleep tracking Female health tracking Spotify music controls Cons More expensive Slightly larger

The new Fitbit Charge 4 has all of the activity and health tracking essentials you could need plus some premium perks such as contactless payments, built-in GPS, Spotify music controls, and more.

A timeless classic Fitbit Charge 3

$  [Read More…]

Need to video-conference? Consider Zoom and Hangouts Meet

Easy to use cross-platform services are booming.

What you need to know Video-conferencing sees a surge as social distancing is encouraged worldwide. Zoom takes first place as the service of choice but has been dinged for security issues. Google comes a close second, but lacks end-to-end encryption and requires a Google account to work.

As we adopt social distancing, keeping in touch with friends, family, and colleagues is increasingly being done through a screen. In this new  [Read More…]

Should you really consider buying a phone from BLU?

Best answer: BLU has made affordable Android phones for years, but there have been security scares and a few disastrous bugs throughout its history. BLU phones can give a decent Android experience to users on a very limited budget, but it still hasn’t completely won our trust back yet.

Great budget pick: BLU VIVO XL5 ($ 120 at Amazon)

BLU is a budget phonemaker with some black marks on its track record

If you’ve ever looked  [Read More…]

5 smart garage door openers that you should consider

When you’re looking to upgrade your home to a smart home, you don’t want to forget the garage door. Being able to open it from your phone makes it easier for you to enter your house when you don’t have a remote or keypad handy. More than that, at some point, you or one of your kids might leave the garage door open. Most smart garage door openers including the Chamberlain MyQ let you check the status of  [Read More…]

What’s Home Assistant and why should home automation enthusiasts consider it?

Get all of your digital smart things talking to each other and doing more meaningful things!

Did you ever wish that Alexa or Google Assistant was able to let you have a smart home instead of just a bunch of smart things? It would be awesome to wake up to fresh coffee, have the news playing on a TV or radio, the toaster pre-heated and the temperature adjusted correctly and all the other things we can use  [Read More…]

6 reasons why you should consider a Ring Doorbell (and 3 reasons you shouldn’t)

I have a lot of connected tech in my home. Maybe too much. But a smart doorbell — the Ring Pro, specifically — is one of the keepers.

A $ 200 doorbell is a little exorbitant. Let’s just get that out of the way now. But as I’ve said time and time again, the Ring Doorbell has quickly become one of those crazy pieces of tech that just works, and that has become damned near indispensable for me and  [Read More…]

Google Maps location sharing is an amazing feature you should consider using

Location services are the handiest smartphone feature to have on in the case of an emergency.

Last weekend, my mother totaled her car of 18 years. She’s fine, though she came out with a few scratches because of how tightly the seat belt had buckled her in during the impact. And though we’re still mourning the loss of a car we had made so many memories with, I also can’t help but think about how thankful I am for  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 with a 4K display? Five things to consider

While not quite a world first, the prospect of a Samsung Galaxy S8 with a 4K display raises some interesting questions.

2017 might well be the year 4K smartphones go mainstream. While we’re still a long way off confirming this rumblings in the Korean press point to the possibility of Samsung making a significant jump in resolution in the next Galaxy S phone.

“Samsung Display showcased a 5.5 ultra-high definition 4K display with a pixel  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 with a 4K display? Five things to consider

While not quite a world first, the prospect of a Samsung Galaxy S8 with a 4K display raises some interesting questions.

2017 might well be the year 4K smartphones go mainstream. While we’re still a long way off confirming this rumblings in the Korean press point to the possibility of Samsung making a significant jump in resolution in the next Galaxy S phone.

“Samsung Display showcased a 5.5 ultra-high definition 4K display with a pixel  [Read More…]