Gadgets

Spoiler alert: Google’s Pixel event will still be more exciting than Apple’s iPhone X reveal

So much for the element of surprise. With two weeks to go until Google’s big end-of-year event, we already know everything that’s going to be announced. After months of rumors and speculation surrounding the Pixel 2 event, Droid-Life dropped a bomb yesterday and published images and prices for everything Google is about to release. You might remember that the same thing happened right ... Read More »

Fitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatch

My first few hours with Fitbit Ionic were horrid. Mind you, it wasn’t the device I had a problem with, but rather what I was doing with it. Before I received my review unit, Fitbit demanded that I test it first. Fair enough. What I didn’t know was that they really wanted to show off Ionic’s fitness capabilities. I did ... Read More »

Xiaomi to Launch New Fitness Product in India Soon

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi has announced that it will launch a new product in India soon Video teaser hints that it could be a fitness product The product could be launched in partnership with HRX by Hrithik Roshan Soon after the launch of the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone, the Chinese manufacturer has now started teasing the launch of yet another product in India. The ... Read More »

Samsung Bixby Voice: How to set up and use the Galaxy S8 assistant

Samsung will finally let users turn off the side button so it doesn’t open Bixby Home when accidentally pressed. See our Bixby tipssection for how to do it. It’s been a long time coming, but Bixby has finally found its voice. Samsung has begun pushing out the final piece of its AI package, Bixby Voice, to all Galaxy S8 phones in ... Read More »

Car gadgets that’ll make driving easier

The modern automobile is only getting smarter, but as we wait for our self-driving future, there are a few simple gadgets that can make driving a little more convenient for any car owner. We’ve rounded some of them up here Car charger If you’ve got some emergency calls (not texts) to make, you need your phone’s GPS, or you just ... Read More »

How Apple can fix its awful pre-ordering system

If you were like me last night, you set your alarm for the dead of night. Then when the alarm went off, you wiped the crust from your eyes, opened your MacBook, hit refresh a bunch of times, looked at the clock, cursed Apple, switched to your iPad, spend a bunch of money, and went back to bed. This is ... Read More »

iPhone X Face ID fail: A feature, not a bug

When the moment of truth arrived at the Apple event on Tuesday, iPhone Xfailed. During the world premier of the device’s lauded Face ID biometric security system, it took Craig Federighi three times to get face ID to unlock his demo phone. But don’t worry, Apple says. That’s supposed to happen. When Federighi began the iPhone X demo, he naturally started with a ... Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will add helpful privacy setting tweaks

Privacy concerns have plagued Windows 10 since its launch. It’s no surprise: The operating system is designed to ensnare you in Microsoft’s services, and you can’t stop it from sending Microsoft basic telemetry data about your device. But Microsoft has been working hard to assuage the concerns, and on Wednesday it announced enhanced privacy settings coming in October’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This spring’s Windows ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Priced in India at Rs. 67,900: Event Highlights

After a delay of approximately half an hour, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India launch event has commenced with Samsung CEO and President for Southeast Asia H.C. Hong taking the stage. The Galaxy Note 8 launch event is being held the same day as the iPhone X and iPhone 8 global unveiling. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in India has been ... Read More »

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 is just $45 today

Nearly a year has passed since Adobe released Elements 15, and if history is any guide, Elements 16 is probably right around the corner. Right now, Amazon has a deal on Premiere Elements 15, the video editing component of the Elements suite. Typically, Adobe charges $100 for a fresh install of Premiere Elements, but Amazon’s selling it for $45 until just ... Read More »