Samsung Gear IconX review


Samsung announced the Gear IconX wireless earbuds as a truly wireless solution to listening to music, but also as a way to track fitness without having to keep your phone with you at all times. Crafting completely wireless earbuds that also house a heart rate monitor and some other features makes for a compelling package, but that’s still a tall order for current technology, especially in the $200 price range.

There are certainly some trade-offs to get what Samsung is offering with the Gear IconX, but were they worthwhile trade-offs for a unique pair of earbuds? Let’s find out. Read more

Google Pixel will be holding out some features from Android 7.1 Nougat


Google Pixel was the star of Google’s October 4th show, completely overshadowing Android 7.1 Nougat. In fact, Google barely mentioned the update at all, except that Pixel will be the first device to run the newest OS ahead of the Nexus line.

Turns out, a big reason for that is that many of the newest features that were shown off with the Pixel were Pixel features and not Android features. Read more

Déjà vu: replacement Galaxy Note 7 catches fire on an airplane


After launching the Galaxy Note 7 to glowing reviews, Samsung had to deal with a messy exploding battery and recall situation with their latest 2016 flagship. In case you managed to miss the entire fiasco, some Note 7 units had an issue with the battery that would cause the device to literally overheat and catch fire. Definitely not what you want to hear about your brand new phone. Read more

T-Mobile running #UnlimitedBaseball contest, offering up a year of free service


T-Mobile has kicked off a new contest dubbed #UnlimitedBaseball that will obviously appeal to baseball fans. The premise is pretty simple and all you’ll have to do to enter is to tag a photo on Twitter or Instagram with #UnlimitedBaseball and #contest, and you’re automatically entered into the contest. Oh, and you’ll automatically get a $5 gift card, too. Read more

Unsupported cards will stop working with Android Pay on October 14

Android Pay AMEX

That headline probably seems like a “well, duh” moment, but when Google first launched Android Pay, they let users migrate all of their cards over from Google Wallet. That included some cards from banks that don’t officially support Android Pay, which everyone knew was going to be a problem sooner or later, especially after Google Wallet was officially axed. Read more