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Gear Fit2 Review: Samsung’s best wearable yet

When people think of a fitness tracker, most of them would immediately think of Fitbit and their lineup of devices. But most people forget that Samsung also has their own fitness tracker and it’s a damn good one at that.After using the Samsung Gear Fit2 for a few weeks now, I would have to say that it’s one of the best fitness trackers that I’ve used, even beating the likes of Fitbit.In this review, I will cover the following areas:Design & Hardware (hardware and specs)Software (all about that Tizen)Design & HardwareThe display on the Gear Fit2 is a curved 1.5-inch Super AMOLED screen and it looks great, even in direct sunlight. And the curve of the screen, helps it better blend in with the band part of the device. The band itself is made from silicone and is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. You’ll also find 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The device carries a IP68 rating for water and dust resistance (which means up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5m of w…

Gear IconX Review: An okay start to truly wireless earbuds

First there was wired earphones, then they went wireless with the help of bluetooth and now there’s cordless (and wireless) earbuds and Samsung has gotten in the game with the Gear IconX.I’ve been using the Gear IconX for a few weeks now and at this point in time, I wouldn’t absolutely recommend them to anyone because they’re still in their infancy and not at all on par with bluetooth headphones.In this review, I will cover the following areas:Design & Hardware (hardware and specs)Sound (all about that bass or lack thereof)Design & HardwareDon’t get me wrong, Samsung did a great job of designing the Gear IconX, they actually look like someone forgot to add the cord to the earbuds and that’s okay. On each earbud, the portion that is expose out of you ear, is a capacitive touch surface which you use to navigate the workout menus and control your music.One tap will play or pause your music, two taps will skip to the next track, three taps will go to the previous track. To control…

VEDFUN TurboCube & TurboDrive Review

If you search on Amazon for a Qualcomm Quick Charge compatible charger for your Android phone, you’ll most likely find ones made by Anker or Aukey. But I bet you haven’t heard of VEDFUN. I’ve gotten the chance to try out theirTurboCubeUSB wall charger and theirTurboDrivedual USB car charger, both are Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible.After using these chargers for a few weeks, I would have to say that these are some of the best Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible chargers that even cheaper than the competition.On first glance, the TurboCube charger looks like similar to other Quick Charge chargers you may find on the market and that’s okay, if it’s a proven design, then why change it. The same applies to the TurboDrive car charger, it’s a great design and even better that the car charger has dual USB ports (one Quick Charge enabled) and the other standard using VEDFUN’s Smart Charge technology.If you have a Quick Charge 3.0 enabled device such as the HTC 10 or LG G5, then you’ll b…

Microsoft October 26th 2016 Event: Everything you need to know

Microsoft made a few announcements at their event in NYC, including details about the next release of Windows 10 entitled the Creator’s Update to an all-in-one desktop computer called the Surface Studio.And in case you missed the event, you can rewatch it here. Windows 10 Creators Update The next major update for Windows 10 that will be released in Spring 2017, has an emphasis on creativity as well as productivity and gaming.Microsoft has introduced Paint 3D which will allow you to create art in a 3D space. And with Paint 3D, Microsoft also introduced Remix 3D, which is an online community that people can share their creations with other people.Microsoft Office will also be able to support 3D models and new inking capabilities in the Creators Update.In addition, Microsoft is trying to bring mixed reality to the masses by announcing that HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Dell and Acer will be creating VR headsets that are also capable of mixed reality via the Creators Update. The headsets will have sens…

Red Dead Redemption 2 officially announced

Rockstar Games has finally revealed their next game and its entitled Red Dead Redemption 2.Here’s the official announcement:Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.According to Rockstar’s website, the game will be available for Xbox One and PS4 when it launches in Fall 2017. Its unclear at this point of whether the game will be a prequel or a direct sequel (i.e taking place after the events of Red Dead Redemption) and the upcoming game is technically the third game in the Red Dead series.Here’s what Rockstar’s Sam Houser said in a prepared statement:“With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We hope to deliver players an…

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is officially dead

Its official, Samsung has killed off the Galaxy Note7, after two months because of defective and dangerous batteries that has caused numerous Note7 devices to explode/combust and cause harm to consumers. Samsung will permanently discontinue production and sales of the Note7 worldwide.Theres no denying that the Note7 battery saga has damaged Samsung’s reputation and brand and it will take some time for them to earn that back. Of the millions of Note7 handsets sold worldwide, about 2.5 million were recalled because of the battery and even though Samsung was quick to send out so-called safe replacement handsets, some of those replacements still combusted and caught on fire, with five in the US alone.According to Bloomberg, Samsung’s stock fell 8% early this morning, which is equivalent to $17 billion in current market value.Samsung initially said that fires were because of a faulty battery component from one of their battery manufacturers but since there was replacements catching on fire…

Google October 4th 2016 Event: Everything you need to know

Google has made quite a few announcements, including two Pixel phones, more details about Google Home, and much more.Google Pixel and Pixel XLAfter numerous leaks, Google finally announced the Pixel and Pixel XL. The specs of the two phones are very similar apart from the screen size, the battery size and the pricing. The Pixel and Pixel XL will be the first Android phones with Android 7.1 Nougat.The standard Pixel has a 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080 while the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440. Inside, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM. On the back, you’ll find a fingerprint sensor.The rear-facing camera is 12-megapixels while the front-facing camera is 8-megapixels. The Pixel has a 2,770 mAh battery while the Pixel XL has a 3,450 mAh battery. You also find Fast charging, you get up to 7 hours of additional battery life in just 15 minutes.There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back and there’s a USB …