Tag Archive: Past


POCO X2 review: A great phone once you look past its Redmi K30 origins

Yes, the POCO X2 is a rebranded Redmi K30, but that doesn’t make it any less great.

When the POCO F1 launched back in 2018, it revolutionized the value flagship segment. The Xiaomi sub-brand not only managed to launch a phone seemingly out of nowhere, but it also met every user expectation. It’s no wonder that 18 months later, the POCO F1 is still going strong.

So how does one follow up on a device like that?  [Read More…]

Jim Ryan says PS5 has bigger differences from past consoles

More features will be revealed for the PlayStation 5 in the future.

What you need to know In an interview with Business Insider Japan, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan talked about PlayStation 5. Ryan says the PlayStation 5 has bigger differences from past consoles, citing unique elements not yet revealed. The PlayStation 5 is set to release in Holiday 2020.

Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, held an interview with Business Insider Japan where he  [Read More…]

Ubisoft has delayed its entire slate of upcoming games past April 2020

If you were excited for literally any of Ubisoft’s upcoming games, you’ll need to wait longer to play them.

What you need to know Ubsioft is one of the largest video game publishers in the world. Ubisoft has announced that Gods & Monsters, Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbox Six Quarantine have been delayed. These three games are now expected to launch after April 1, 2020. Ubisoft also confirmed that Skull & Bones is still in development.

Ubisoft  [Read More…]

Baidu edges past Google to become the world’s No.2 smart speaker vendor

In the second quarter of 2018, Google was the world’s biggest smart speaker vendor.

What you need to know Chinese search giant Baidu has become the world’s second larger smart speaker manufacturer. According to data from Canalys, Baidu shipped 4.5 million smart speakers in Q2 2019, 0.2 million more than Google. Amazon was the world’s biggest smart speaker vendor in Q2 2019.

According to the latest smart speaker market analysis from research firm Canalys, China’s Baidu was  [Read More…]

The past week proves that tech enthusiasts are their own worst enemy

Nothing is as bad as a group of smart people assuming the very worst as often as they can.

I’m a cynical person. I don’t say that as if its some sort of badge of honor or anything, because it’s most definitely not and has caused more trouble than I care to think about. Other cynical people can relate, I’m sure. Things get weird when you think everything will end badly and every bit of good news  [Read More…]

Google confirms ‘Works with Nest’ program will live on past August 31

New recipes won’t be able to be created after the August 31 date.

What you need to know Works with Nest third-party integrations will continue to work after August 31, 2019. After August 31, no new recipes will be able to be added to the Works with Nest program. Google is working to add the popular features from WWN to its Works with Google Assistant program.

Google has announced it will delay the end of the Works  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Surface Go can learn from past Chromebook blunders

There are plenty of bad ideas and bad implementations in the Chromebook world, and Microsoft should be looking at all of them.

Have you checked out the Surface Go? If you haven’t, it’s Microsoft’s latest answer to the iPad and Chromebooks and while it’s not yet available, it’s already doing a lot of things right.

We’re going to talk a bit about it here today, not because I’m interested in using one, but because it’s a smart  [Read More…]

Huawei leaps past Apple to become the second-largest smartphone company in the world (for now)

Huawei is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

The latest data from market research firm Counterpoint Research shows Huawei overtaking Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Strong sales in June and July allowed the Chinese manufacturer to inch past Apple, but with a major iPhone launch on the cards next week, Huawei’s position in the rankings could turn out to be short-lived. Nevertheless, it is a big deal for Huawei.

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What Android phone from the past deserves a refresh? [Roundtable]

We play the wishing game and ask for a new version of our old favorites in this week’s roundtable.

Android has come a long way since the beginning. 2008 may not sound like it was forever ago, but in smartphone years it’s ancient history. We’ve seen a lot of Android phones come and go since then, and while some were good and some were bad, a few were absofreakinglutely awesome.

This week the AC staff goes around  [Read More…]

Moto plugs its past, present, and future with a rap lyric video

Oh, Moto…

I get that it’s hard to cut through the noise and get your name back out there, especially in a market that’s been dominated by Samsung and Apple, but Motorola, you’ve got the best cheap Android phone on the market. Your Moto Mods are one of the best takes on a modular phone that we’ve seen commercially.

You don’t have to come on this strong.

The 56-second video harkens back to the original cell phone  [Read More…]