Should I trust the OnePlus 5T?
As the OnePlus 5T is released worldwide, we’ve discussed the lifecycle of each OnePlus device – and the software updates therein. Upon setting out the entirety of OnePlus’ short company history, it’s clear that this is no ordinary brand. Updates come quicker in some areas, and not at all in others – this is no Apple, that’s for sure. Android … Continue reading...
Apple’s HomePod delay is the right decision
Apple may be missing the holiday shopping season by delaying its HomePod until 2018, but that decision could pay dividends if it makes Siri a better assistant. The smart speaker was due to launch in the US, UK, and Australia in December 2017, having been announced back in June alongside the iMac Pro at WWDC. Today, it conceded it will … Continue reading...
Make comics and manga right on your phone and tablet
Inktober has come and gone but you don’t have to wait another year to get your creative juices flowing. Creating art, or even just learning it, is a year-round endeavor of a lifetime. And thanks to the magic of modern technology, you can immediately get started on that journey with nothing but your smartphone or tablet and your dreams. So … Continue reading...
I love this iPhone X Face ID feature – but it could be better
The internet may be obsessed with Animoji karaoke right now, but the iPhone X’s Face ID has captured my attention – no pun intended – in another way. The TrueDepth camera is at the root of some of the most controversial elements of the iPhone X, its presence forcing the notched display and ousting the apparently beloved Touch ID fingerprint … Continue reading...
I love this iPhone X Face ID feature – but it could be better
The internet may be obsessed with Animoji karaoke right now, but the iPhone X’s Face ID has captured my attention – no pun intended – in another way. The TrueDepth camera is at the root of some of the most controversial elements of the iPhone X, its presence forcing the notched display and ousting the apparently beloved Touch ID fingerprint … Continue reading...
Pixel 2 XL quality control, USA to Pyeongtaek
Today we need to talk about quality control on the LG-manufactured Google Pixel 2 XL. Far too many mistakes have popped up over the past few weeks that should never have made it past the last phase before packaging. Whose fault is it that these smartphones aren’t up to snuff? Given Google’s aims with the Pixel phone brand – does … Continue reading...
What Android gaming really needs
Razer has just unveiled its much anticipated first smartphone, a device it bills to be made by gamers for gamers. While the street creds of the Razer Phone, as far as specs go, is undoubtedly the smartphone equivalent of a top-tier gaming PC, at the end of the day, it is pretty much just that: a top-tier smartphone. Its mere … Continue reading...
What Android gaming really needs
Razer has just unveiled its much anticipated first smartphone, a device it bills to be made by gamers for gamers. While the street creds of the Razer Phone, as far as specs go, is undoubtedly the smartphone equivalent of a top-tier gaming PC, at the end of the day, it is pretty much just that: a top-tier smartphone. Its mere … Continue reading...
Google Pixel 2 XXL Muskie is HTC’s Schrodinger’s Cat
A third Google Pixel smartphone for 2017 was just revealed – and it’s not the machine we expected. Instead of remaining hidden behind the scenes in a forever-unmade form, HTC seems to have taken the Xperia Play route. Where the Sony Xperia Play was originally meant to be a Nexus smartphone, so too was the latest in a pair of … Continue reading...
Google Pixel 2 XXL Muskie is HTC’s Schrodinger’s Cat
A third Google Pixel smartphone for 2017 was just revealed – and it’s not the machine we expected. Instead of remaining hidden behind the scenes in a forever-unmade form, HTC seems to have taken the Xperia Play route. Where the Sony Xperia Play was originally meant to be a Nexus smartphone, so too was the latest in a pair of … Continue reading...
SNES Classic: With 2m sold, what does Nintendo do next?
With Nintendo’s latest round of financial results comes the opportunity to update all of us on how the SNES Classic Edition is doing. Considering the success of its predecessor, the NES Classic Edition, we were all assuming that the SNES Classic would do just as well (if not better). As it turns out, those who bet on the SNES Classic … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 8 and Dex – one month later: I almost ditched my PC
I will confess. I am one of those who have been mesmerized by the likes of Microsoft’s continuum, Ubuntu’s Convergence, and all the other attempts at utilizing the computer in your pocket as your only, or at least primary, computer on your desk. So when Samsung came out with the oddly-named DeX and the promise of another “PC in your … Continue reading...
Pixel 2 XL screen saga keeps getting worse
The Pixel 2 XL is still making headlines, but not for the reasons Google was hoping for. The early wave of generally glowing reviews may have given the Android smartphone a good start, but as devices reach buyers there are big, ominous concerns being raised about Google’s choice of display. Right now, there are three big problems the Pixel 2 … Continue reading...
We need to talk about the Polestar 1
Until now, Polestar has been relying on “I didn’t expect a Volvo to drive like this!” to stand out in the auto industry. This week, we got to see the next act for the newly-established EV automaker. The Polestar 1 may have relatively tiny production numbers in mind – just 500 cars per year – but it stands a chance … Continue reading...
Are you still excited about iPhone X?
Buying a new smartphone can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Sure, in most tech segments there’s that sneaking suspicion that “something great” is just around the corner, but none is so cutthroat and fast-paced as the phone industry. For once, though, if you’ve been holding out for Apple’s new flagship, you’ve had the chance to see the main … Continue reading...
Windows Phone just died (again)
Back in July of 2017 we declared Windows Phone dead – but it seemed like we might have been just a hair too early. In reality, there was a bit more software that needed dragging out. Now, here in October of 2017, Microsoft VP for Windows Joe Belfiore just confirmed it. Not the death of the platform, but the death … Continue reading...
Windows Phone just died (again)
Back in July of 2017 we declared Windows Phone dead – but it seemed like we might have been just a hair too early. In reality, there was a bit more software that needed dragging out. Now, here in October of 2017, Microsoft VP for Windows Joe Belfiore just confirmed it. Not the death of the platform, but the death … Continue reading...
Why Google Pixel 1 may become Priceless
Today we found out that the Pixel 2 does not have the exact same “Unlimited Google Photos Uploads at Original Quality” deal that came with the first-generation Pixel. One year after launch, I remain positively shocked that Google’s continued their Unlimited Google Photos Uploads at Original Quality deal with the original Google Pixel, to be entirely honest. I thought there’s … Continue reading...
Google made a huge mistake with Pixel 2
When the Pixel 2 was announced, I did not expect that Google would bring back wireless charging – and they didn’t. Much to the surprise of the industry at large, Apple added wireless charging with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X this year. But Google didn’t come back with wireless charging – not now, and not since the Nexus 4. … Continue reading...
Take it from an HTC fan: this Google deal won’t help
I’m an HTC fan, but I can’t say I’m impressed by the company’s billion dollar deal with Google. The phone-maker has been instrumental in many of the most pivotal moments in modern smartphone history, producing some of my favorite devices in the process. I’ve also found myself at times being one of the company’s more vocal critics, though, and for … Continue reading...