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

More than 20 million students using Chromebooks


Today is World Teachers’ Day and Google is marking the event with a new hashtag – #ItTakesATeacher. The idea is to build excitement and interest around teachers who have inspired students by sharing stories of how that happened. This will all lead up to another Education on Air event on December 3rd. Until then, Google shared some data about the growth of their products in the education space. Read more

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe to launch this month with Snapdragon 821


For the moment, Google sits at the top of the food chain in most markets in terms of smartphone processors thanks to the Snapdragon 821 that the new Pixel and Pixel XL come equipped with. However, the industry is definitely not static and already more devices are lining up to join that party in offering the latest, fastest, most powerful processor available from Qualcomm. Before the end of the month consumers should be able to get their hands on the new ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe if the Pixel phones did not strike their fancy. 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