It’s a Terrific Tuesday! I’m mostly telling you that because if you’re anything like me, you’ll spend most of today thinking it’s Monday. Holidays always throw me off, and I need my phone to keep track of the days.
And speaking of thinly veiled segues, we’d like to talk to you about the Pixel smartphone today. Pixels get a lot of hype for their excellent cameras, especially night photos. But you know what Pixels really deserve praise for? Phone calls. Yep, sometimes we need a smartphone to be a smarter phone. Our top story delves into the real superpowers of Pixels: phone calls.
While talking on the phone might not be as cool as it once was, Google has done a lot to make the call experience less awful on Pixel devices. Experimental features like Call Screening and Assistant’s Hold for Me have fundamentally changed the way I use my phone over the last year or so. I don’t want to live without them now. Read More »
When you hear the phrase “dash cam,” it’s easy to think of those ridiculous dash cam videos recorded by Russian drivers, but they have far more functionality than catching crazy events that happen out on the road. We decided to look at the pros and cons of having a dash cam, and give you our recommendation. Read More »
Android is often praised for its vast customization options. And while default Android does a great job of allowing you to tailor the OS to your liking, third-party apps make it even easier to customize your Android phone. Whether you’re automating tedious tasks or completely changing how the home screens look, there are some great customization apps available on Android. Read More »
Flagship phones are great. They push innovation forward with (mostly) thoughtful improvements. But we’re at a point where even budget and midrange smartphones are generally impressive now, mostly thanks to trickle-down technology from their flagship brethren. The affordable phones of today are the flagships of yesterday. Read More »
In what the company calls a new world record, Xiaomi just shared how it can now fully charge a smartphone in under 8 minutes. These days manufacturers are trying to differentiate their phones by offering tons of cameras or insane charging speeds, and this could be the fastest we’ve seen yet. Read More »
A smart scale is a handy companion to have if you’re trying to get in shape or track your personal health stats. This one from RENPHO works with its companion app as well as Samsung Health, Google Fit, Fitbit App, and Apple Health. The scale tracks 13 metrics, including your weight, BMI, and body fat percentage with its four sensitive electrodes. It even blocks the other metrics besides weight and BMI for minors, so they don’t have to worry about them.
Devices like the Chromecast, Roku, and Fire TV stick are popular thanks to being extremely affordable. However, it looks like Walmart wants to top them with an even cheaper $25 Android TV streaming stick. Read More »
The last console generation was marked by a push for ever “bigger” games. Bigger worlds, more complex systems, bigger multiplayer arenas, and of course, better and better graphics. But recent events have shown that there’s a point of diminishing returns when you widen the scope of development. Have we passed that point already? Read More »
Mojang Studios has been working on a massive two-part Minecraft update with over 91 new blocks, three new mobs, and much more for those unaware. And today, Mojang officially announced the “Caves and Cliffs” first update arrives in just over a week on June 8th. Read More »
If you were hoping for a little more than 300-miles per charge from Ford’s new electric F-150 Lightning, we could have good news. According to reports, the F-150 Lightning may offer up to 450-miles on a single charge and only hit the estimated EPA 300-mile range while carrying 1,000 pounds of payload. Read More »
So you finally got that triple monitor setup, and you know what that means—cables and stands are spread across your entire desk. It’s an unfortunate side effect of expanding your setup, but don’t worry, any of these mounts will help clean up your desk, and provide more flexibility than those stock stands at the same time. Read More »
Signal, the secure encrypted messenger app, doesn’t offer an app for Chromebooks. The Android version won’t run on Chromebooks, either—but, by using the Chrome OS Linux subsystem, you can easily install and use Signal. Here’s how. Read More »