Gadget News and Reviews

Smartwatch Buying Guide: Everything You Need to Know

The best smartwatch is the one that’s compatible with your smartphone and your needs. Here’s what you need to know before buying a smartwatch.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:35

Blast! Another Galaxy Note Is Having Battery Issues

While it waits to promote the Note 8 -- the successor to the explosively hot Note 7 -- Samsung's performing a recall on the Note 4 batteries.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:22

Nest Cam IQ Review: Face Recognition, for a Price

The Nest Cam IQ is a great outdoor security camera, but we prefer the Arlo Pro for its local storage and more affordable plans.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:06

Best Gaming Mouse Pads 2017

Gaming mouse pads provide a comfortable, streamlined surface that won't wear down your mouse or get it too dirty over time. Here are our favorites.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:42

How to Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse Online

Want to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse as it's meant to be viewed? Here are the best places to watch.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:52

Meet Nokia 8: A Phone Made For Livestreaming

The first Nokia-branded Android flagship stands apart with 360-degree audio and dual-sight cameras.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:00

The best Mac antivirus software 2017

One of the following statements isn’t true:

  • Macs don't get viruses
  • Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl is a great song
  • TV presented Bob Holness played the ax solo in Baker Street

Did you spot it? That’s right: they’re all bobbins. But as far as Mac users are concerned, the first statement has a corollary: while Macs can get viruses, most don’t. We should probably explain.

Do Macs get viruses?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:40

Deal of the day: PS4 Pro price is $40 cheaper thanks to pre-owned deal

The PS4 Pro price is now $40 cheaper than it was at launch thanks to a pre-owned deal, while the PS4 Slim is more than half off its original launch price.

So, if you’ve been waiting to upgrade to Sony's latest generation gaming consoles, Amazon is making now a decent time to jump into the future. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:40

Google Home voice calling goes live, and it's better than Amazon Echo

If releasing and updating smart home devices was a foot race, Amazon would be winning. It was the first to launch the Amazon Echo ahead of the Google Home, and the first one to offer both device-to-device calling and video conferencing via a camera on the brand-new Amazon Echo Show

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:00

Xbox One S price is $30 off, and a used model is $30 off that

With the Xbox One X on the way, prices of the Xbox One and Xbox One S aren’t going to stand stay high. For gamers who want to get most of the benefits of the Xbox One platform without spending a ton of money, the Xbox One S stands out as a value option for gamers, with great features for movie and TV lovers as well. 

Xbox One S 500GB - $249 after 11% discount

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:19

21 smartphone companies under scrutiny; Indian government asks for security info

After multiple reports of data leakage and theft online across different platforms, the Indian government is asking several smartphone makers to share security related information. The government is asking these smartphone makers to share the security procedures that they follow to ensure data security on their phones.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that it has asked 21 smartphone makers to share information regarding the steps they are undertaking to ensure security on their smartphones.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:25

Counterfeit Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled by supplier

Another Samsung device's battery is staring down a recall, however, before you say, "Here we go again!", know this one is markedly different than the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco of 2016. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:26

iOS 11 versus Android O on a tablet? It’s not even close

Android O and iOS 11 are both set to release in a matter of weeks, but I’m sorry to say that only one of these new operating systems seem to give tablet users much reason to get excited.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:29

New Surface Pro firmware brings Windows 10 S support, but why?

Would you buy a Surface Pro device running Windows 10 S? We only ask because Microsoft has issued new firmware for its latest tablet explicitly supporting the new operating system.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:38

Nokia 8 release date, news and features

Nokia - the once top dog of the phone market - is back from the dead and we've just heard word of its first flagship phone since 2014.

HMD Global has taken on the Nokia brand and is creating phones with the name. We've already seen a few mid-range phones designed by the company, but the new Nokia 8 is the first time we've seen a flagship since the brand's return.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 06:05

Apple could be gearing up for a big push into original programming

Hot off of the news that Disney plans to enter the streaming service game, it appears Apple wants to get a piece of that online entertainment pie for itself.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:36

Apple Watch 3 LTE eSIM rumor will excite everyone but Android owners

Hold the iPhone 8, because Apple Watch 3 is reportedly launching alongside the 10th anniversary iPhone and there are new details about its LTE capabilities.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:30

Healing powers: Motorola patents screen tech that fixes cracks with heat

Even with the best cases and screen protectors at the ready, shattering your phone's display with one unfortunate drop seems like it's always a possibility.

Replacing a broken screen is often the only go-to option after a nasty fall, but Motorola appears to be working on a more sci-fi alternative: regenerating your cracked screen right on the spot.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 18:03

Google Maps adds Q&A so you can get answers without calling ahead

Google is taking some of the guesswork – and, worse yet, cold calling – out of going somewhere new by rolling out questions and answers on Google Maps for Android and in mobile search. 

Now, when you have a question about a place, like a restaurant, museum or shop, you can leave your query for either the location or another user to answer. You can also see other people's questions and the responses to them, plus leave your own answers if you've got the info. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 18:29

Ditch That Landline and Use Google Home Instead

Now you can call any person or business from your Google Home, like the world's smartest speakerphone.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:00

Nokia’s New Phone Ushers In the Unfortunate Era of the ‘Bothie’

You like taking selfies and regular photos. Get you a phone that can do both... at the same time.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:45

An in-call floating bubble may be coming to Google's Phone app soon

Most of today's smartphone users have been there at some point: you're in a call, but you have to check something on your phone, which means minimizing the in-call screen. And when you're done and want to get back to your call, you're forced to either manually open up the Phone app, or scroll through your notifications until you find the correct one.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:57

Results: do you pay for extra cloud storage? How much do you need?

We live in the era of mobile computing, or even post-PC era if you will. We access our data from a lot of different devices and at the same time, we need to micromanage the limited storage our phones provide. Of course, the cloud is a great way to do that — simple, easy, and integrated with most popular apps. It makes sharing easier, helps you store your endless stream of photos and video, and a lot more.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:22

T-Mobile starts employing 600MHz spectrum won in FCC auction

Back last April, T-Mobile announced that it had won 45% of the 600MHz spectrum put up for auction by the FCC. That worked out to 31MHz of low-frequency airwaves won by the nation's third largest carrier for the amount of $7.9 billion.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:06

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus are the most shipped smartphones during Q2 2017

According to fresh data from Strategy Analytics, the Apple iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world for the second quarter of 2017 followed by the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Apple shipped 16.9 million units of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 from April through June, and 15.1 million of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus during the same time period.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:28

Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The screen measures 5.3-inches with 1440x2560 pixels resolution. For the purpose of taking pictures, the Nokia 8 comes with 3 cameras all of them 13-megapixels. Two on the back (one of which shoots monochrome images) and one on the front. The Gloss Blue color has beefier 128GB of storage.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:05


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