Nick Gray

Editor in Chief

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The cheap OnePlus Nord smartphones are proving naysayers wrong

Feb 17th - It’s no secret that OnePlus has ambitious to carve out space for itself in the budget and mid-range smartphone segments. Last year the company launched three Nord smartphones, deviating from the typical path that Oneplus has carved out for itself.While the OnePlus Nord was considered by many to be one of the best mid-range smartphones …

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Flexispot Comhar Standing Desk review: essentials plus a bit more

Feb 16th - Now, more than ever, there’s a good chance that you may be looking at buying a new desk. While office furniture may typically not be a high priority on people’s “must-have” lists, a good setup for studying, getting work done or even gaming is something we’re all thinking about more than we typically do. If …

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Poco M3 GCam review: turning trash into treasure

Feb 16th - Around here we’re big fans of Google’s computational photography work. There’s no denying that computational photography has allowed high-end smartphones to take much better photos through the stock apps that manufacturers have built into their respective devices, but the GCam app pulled from Google’s Pixel smartphones is now being used by many as a way …

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Fossil Gen 5 LTE review: not the upgrade we were expecting

Feb 16th - Anyone interested in a Wear OS smartwatch these days has likely taken a peek at what the Fossil Gen 5 has to offer. The smartwatch has been available since 2019, but it’s still a solid contender when compared to the competition and it used as the base for most devices developed by Fossil Group.The one …

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NOTHING teaser hints at future phone, watch and computer launches

Feb 16th - NOTHING has been making quite a few headlines since Carl Pei unveiled his new company last month. While the company has officially announced that one of its first products will be wireless earbuds, we recently learned that Nothing acquired Essential, suggesting that a smartphone will be one in the cards at some point in the …

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Hasselblad camera could make the OnePlus 9 Pro the best smartphone of 2021

Feb 12th - If the new Samsung Galaxy S21 devices haven’t yet enticed you to spend your hard-earned cash on a new smartphone, there’s a good chance that you’re patiently waiting to see what OnePlus brings to the table in 2021.While OnePlus pushed up the launch of its flagship smartphone last year, we will likely still have to …

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: finally living up to its name

Feb 11th - Let’s be honest, 2020 wasn’t a particularly good year for smartphone sales. We saw a handful of great phones hit the market, but the pandemic forced a lot of people to reevaluate what was truly important, and a flagship smartphone simply didn’t make the cut for most, especially devices like the  Galaxy S20 with its …

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Still using Hangouts? Google Chat Beta access may be around the corner

Feb 11th - It feels like we’ve been talking about the impending demise of Google Hangouts for the better part of a decade. In reality, been a little over two years since we officially learned that Hangouts would be scrapped and replaced with Google Chat, the evolution of Hangouts Chat (the company’s messaging service for Google Workspace users) …

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Nothing’s first product announcement has me disappointed

Feb 9th - In an interview with Bloomberg, Carl Pei revealed the first product that Nothing will be bringing to market later this year… wireless earbuds.Wait, is he serious?All companies need to start somewhere, but I don’t think any of us were expecting Carl Pei to leave OnePlus, one of the most respected smartphone brands on the market, …

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Leak reveals Android 12 to undergo some major changes

Feb 9th - The rollout of Android 11 is finally picking up momentum with more and more devices being updated to the latest version of the operating system, but Google is already getting close to releasing the first developer preview of Android 12. While it’ll be months before all the details are finalized and the final build is …

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How to add wireless charging to the OnePlus 8

Feb 4th - The OnePlus 8 is one of our favorite smartphones of 2020, but it lacks one key feature: wireless charging.For more than a decade, wireless charging has been featured in high-end smartphones, allowing users to charge their device by simply placing it on a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad or stand. The convenience of wireless charging means …

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Leak reveals new Samsung Galaxy A52 details

Feb 4th - The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A52 is in the news today thanks to a new leak from China’s regulatory website, revealing more details regarding the phone’s specifications. In addition to the previous rumors, we now know that the Samsung Galaxy A52’s display size, color options, dimensions of the phone and battery capacity.The Samsung Galaxy A52 will feature …

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DEAL: Save 28% on the Amazon Kindle

Feb 4th - If you’re been thinking about picking up an eReader to upgrading to a new Kindle, this may be a perfect time. The Amazon Kindle, the go-to eBook reader for most, and the Kindle Paperwhite are currently on sale!Amazon has quite a few different models these days, making it a bit hard to keep them all …

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Galaxy S21 versus Pixel 5 camera comparison: this is embarrassing

Feb 4th - For years, Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones were considered the best Android devices to own if you wanted to take the best pictures possible. That all came crashing down when Google stepped in with its Pixel smartphones. On paper, Samsung still had the upper hand since its devices used better sensors, but Google’s computational photography approach allowed …

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LUMI review: not your typical keyboard

Feb 3rd - The Roli Lumi keyboard is an interesting new way to learn how to play the piano. The LUMI keyboard is essentially a midi controller with light-up keys that pairs to an app on your smartphone or tablet to walk you through a wide range of music lessons intended to teach scales, chords, different playing techniques, …