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Why the regular OnePlus 8 will be the OnePlus phone to get this year

The 8 Pro looks impressive, but is it a true OnePlus phone?

It’s that time of year again — a new OnePlus phone is just on the horizon. I feel some level of excitement for just about every Android phone that’s announced regardless of who makes it, but there’s always an extra level of giddiness I feel when it comes time for OnePlus to take the stage.

As you probably know by now, we’re getting ready for  [Read More…]

What’s the best cheap Echo – regular or Dot?

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Best bang for the buck

$ 50 at Amazon

Pros Cheapest Echo Inconspicuous size Fully-functional Alexa device Cons While improved, sound quality not as good as larger versions Not as customizable as previous versions

The Echo Dot (3rd Gen) is the Echo to get for most people. Whether you’re just starting with your smart home or you are expanding your current setup, these affordable speakers can do pretty much anything.

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How does the Galaxy Watch Active compare to the regular Galaxy Watch?

Samsung’s range of wearables offers something for just about everyone. But that can make the decisions confusing — that’s why we use every Samsung smartwatch and fitness band to have the knowledge needed to recommend the best ones for you.

Fitness first Galaxy Watch Active

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Smaller and lighter Less expensive Cons No rotating bezel No speaker

The Galaxy Watch Active is focused on providing a great fitness tracking experience in  [Read More…]

Nreal’s $499 mixed reality glasses look just like regular sunglasses

With 1080p projection and a sleek design, the Nreal Light is the best option yet for customer-grade mixed reality glasses.

What you need to know Nreal Light mixed reality glasses project a 1080p image to each eye with a 52-degree field-of-view. The key selling point is the design: the Light looks like ordinary sunglasses. At $ 499, it’s also one of the most affordable options around. Going on sale later this year, developer edition launching today for  [Read More…]

Can I use a regular Qi charger with Galaxy Watch Active?

Best answer: The Galaxy Watch Active supports Qi wireless charging, but won’t work with all wireless chargers. To ensure optimal compatibility, charge your watch with a Galaxy S10 or buy a Samsung Wireless Charger Pad Slim.

The watch: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active ($ 200) The best charger: Samsung Wireless Fast Charge Pad ($ 27) Stuck in the cycle

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active was announced alongside the Galaxy S10 lineup earlier this year and is turning heads.  [Read More…]

Score two unlocked Moto G5S Plus’ for less than the regular price of one

This device is equipped with dual 13MP rear cameras and 3GB of RAM.

Motorola is offering customers one hard-to-resist deal on its Moto G5S Plus. Only through March 9, purchasing one of the 32GB models for $ 249.99 at Motorola’s website will let you add a second to your cart absolutely free! This phone’s regular retail price is $ 279, which means you’re even saving some cash on the first device too. It’s compatible with all major  [Read More…]

Turn your regular desk into a standing desk with these great risers

Sitting at a desk all day can be a real pain in the rear, and even with an expensive, comfortable office chair, standing while working has its share of benefits. While you can always purchase a new standing desk with built-in mechanics, adding a riser to your existing desk is usually cheaper and provides a bit more flexibility when it comes to where and when you can use it. Here’s what we recommend.

Removable keyboard tray FlexiSpot M2B 35-inch riser  [Read More…]

Your next Android phone should actually receive regular software updates

One of the biggest reasons to buy a Google Pixel (or even an iPhone) is because of the frequent software updates. Not just major platform updates, either; just as important are the regular security updates that keep your phone from being vulnerable to exploits and tidy up minor bugs. While there are exceptions, most other Android phones don’t receive those updates nearly as often as a Pixel.

According to confidential documents obtained by The Verge, though, that may  [Read More…]

How to use Samsung DeX from a regular USB-C hub

Don’t spend money you don’t have to.

While it may not be the main attraction of the Galaxy series, Samsung’s DeX is a great way to expand your phone onto a full desktop interface. These are still the same mobile apps you know and (hopefully) love, but on a bigger screen. That sounds awful on paper, but each app gets its own window, there’s a Windows-like desktop launcher you can fill with icons, and there’s a taskbar  [Read More…]

Google’s now forcing OEMs to update devices with ‘regular’ security patches

Good move, Google.

Google I/O is always home to a lot of announcements, and while the biggest ones usually come from the opening keynote, there are little nuggets to be found throughout the smaller breakout sessions over the week.

As spotted by 9to5Google, there was one particularly interesting statement that came out of Google’s “What’s new in Android security” talk.

During it, David Kleidermacher, Android’s head of security, said the following:

We’ve also worked on building security  [Read More…]