Tag Archive: Hardware

Sadly, Pixel phones remain a tiny piece of Google’s hardware strategy

Hardware is only a part of Google’s massive business, and Pixels are just a tiny slice of hardware.

Anytime the CEO of a massive company in our industry speaks, we hang on every word — we had the opportunity to do just that with CEO of Alphabet and Google, Sundar Pichai, thanks to a fresh interview with The Verge. It’s a well-timed interview, from our perspective, given the recent news of a shakeup in the top ranks of  [Read More…]

You can get the very best hardware for half of what the big names charge

$ 479 gets you the very best hardware you can buy right now, along with extras you didn’t know existed.

Everyone has a different reason for buying the phone they chose. I use a Pixel phone because I don’t like giving out my information to everyone and value security updates over everything. (And because BlackBerry Mobile seemed to stop caring.) But if you are the type of person who simply wants the very best hardware money can  [Read More…]

Amazon kicks off its Black Friday Week with up to 47% off its hardware

We used to celebrate Black Friday as just a single day after Thanksgiving, and now it’s turned into much more. This year, Amazon is running a Black Friday Week promo, which starts today and runs all the way through Black Friday. There will be tons of deals to be had, and the first wave includes a bunch of the company’s own hardware like the Fire Tablet, Kindle, Echo Link Amp, and even bundles with Ring Doorbell Cameras.

This  [Read More…]

Amazon UK’s hardware is discounted RIGHT NOW for Black Friday

Black Friday has come to the UK a week early, or at least Amazon is pretty bad at reading a calendar. Nevertheless, the online giant has kicked off its Black Friday event with a number of hot discounts across its first-party hardware, including Fire TV, Fire Tablets, Echo and Kindle.

All of the deals featured here are now live and will run through until early December. Grab your wallet and form an orderly queue!

Deals on Amazon Echo  [Read More…]

Amazon’s big Black Friday sales on its hardware kick off November 22

November is already here, which means that Black Friday will be here before we even know it. There are already a ton of deals to be had, including a bunch of ‘Happy HoliDeals’ offers that are running right now, but Amazon has just taken the wraps off of some upcoming plans. Amazon sells tons of its own first-party hardware, and now we finally know when we can expect to see it going on sale, as well as how much it  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 8 Pro review: Great hardware limited by poor software choices

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is an upgrade from its predecessor, but Xiaomi fails to deliver on the software front yet again.

You know how this goes. Xiaomi knows how to roll out a phone that offers great value for money, but for whatever reason the brand just isn’t able to deliver software that’s free from clutter. Xiaomi has managed to hold onto its crown as India’s largest handset manufacturer for two years in a row, but  [Read More…]

Google and Yubico have come together to make a USB-C hardware key

The 2FA tool is made in collaboration with Yubico.

Google has been one of the key players in developing many of the technologies and standards relating to two-factor authentication (2FA) in recent years. Alongside allowing you to use your Bluetooth devices or even your phone as an authentication key, the company also sells dedicated security keys aimed at higher-risk users.

Now the company is announcing its embrace of the increasingly omnipresent USB-C standard for its security keys,  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7T Pro spec leak reveals minor hardware upgrades

The OnePlus 7T Pro will feature the same 6.67-inch 90Hz AMOLED display and triple rear cameras as the OnePlus 7 Pro.

What you need to know A new leak suggests the OnePlus 7T Pro will have similar hardware specs as the current OnePlus 7 Pro. The only major highlight will be a faster Snapdragon 855+ chipset. OnePlus 7T Pro will also offer several new camera features, including a new macro mode and hybrid image stabilization.

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Here’s the lab where Google’s hardware products are made

Google recently opened the lab up to a journalist for the very first time.

What you need to know Google recently opened the doors of its design lab to a journalist for the first time. The lab is only accessible to select employees. It’s where the design of Google’s hardware products are initially created.

Google’s been making a big push with its hardware efforts over the last few years, and one thing that’s stuck out about its  [Read More…]

Google will use recycled materials in all ‘Made by Google’ hardware by 2022

Google wants to integrate sustainability into its designs right from the start

What you need to know Google has announced that 100% of all Made by Google hardware will use recycled materials by 2022. By next year, 100% of all shipments going to or from customers will be carbon neutral. Several Nest products are already made using post-consumer recycled plastic.

As part of its efforts to integrate sustainability into its products, Google has pledged to include recycled  [Read More…]