Buyer’s Guide

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA has a smart TV device called SHIELD TV which, as of this week, has a fourth individual bundle. A bundle includes the SHIELD TV itself and an assortment of controllers. This week the device was officially wrapped up in a bundle called "SHIELD TV SMART HOME EDITION" complete with a SmartThings Link. That SmartThings link otherwise costs approximately $40 on its own.

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2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF – Head to Head Comparison

2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF – Head to Head Comparison

You might be asking why we pitted the 2018 Toyota 86 to the Mazda MX-5 RF. The answer is simple: both cars in base trim starts at around $25k. In this head to head comparison, we will take a look at the Toyota 86 TRD Edition and the Mazda MX-5 RF, which are both within the $32k price range.

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The Argument Against EV: Why You Should Stick to Conventional Cars

The Argument Against EV: Why You Should Stick to Conventional Cars

We love electric cars. The whisper-silent performance and smooth rush of torque from the get-go is simply exhilarating, and otherworldly. From an enthusiast's point of view, electric vehicles are a Godsend. You'll be hard-pressed to find a production gasoline or diesel engine that can replicate the immediate and, yes, ludicrous response of a powerful electric motor, and that's assuming you don't spend millions of dollars on a Bugatti Chiron or some other hyper-fast supercar.

As wonderful and Earth-friendly electric vehicles are, there are still practical and compelling reasons why you should wait a while and stick to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles instead. Mind you, we have nothing against EV's, hybrids, or plug-in hybrids, but the argument against electric cars are simply hard to ignore.

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The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

What is the most important factor to consider when shopping for a new car? In an ideal world, every one of us should be driving a powerful Tundra or F150 - But when reality strikes hard and you need to get back to Earth, nothing beats the economic advantages of driving a fuel efficient car. The popularity of SUVs and crossovers is hard to ignore, however if you need a family hauler that sips gas, you will need to shell out a lot more money for a hybrid or PHEV version.

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Moment: The best camera lens system for Google Pixel

Moment: The best camera lens system for Google Pixel

The original Google Pixel has a great camera and a Google Photos deal that lasts forever. When you set the phone up, you can choose to automatically upload photos to Google Photos at original quality without taking any sort of hit on your overall Google account data storage - forever. Those of you out there in the Priceless Pixel club might want to take a close look at what's possible in a new case and a couple of attachable lenses. That's what Moment has ready to roll. ALSO NOTE: This system works just as well for Pixel 2 and other devices, provided Moment has the proper case available.

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Father’s Day gifts 2018: 5 Dad-friendly smartphones

Father’s Day gifts 2018: 5 Dad-friendly smartphones

Supposing you've got a father and you're planning on celebrating said Dad with a smartphone gift this weekend, you'll want to have a peek below. Today we've got a gift guide for you which encircles 5 of the most excellent smartphones for fathers, comprised of smartphones on the market right this minute. These devices fit in a number of categories, and within them, you'll likely find a device that your father can use and be glad to make use of.

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OnePlus 6 buyers guide: 10 tips before and after purchase

OnePlus 6 buyers guide: 10 tips before and after purchase

The following is a OnePlus 6 Review Companion - this is the article you read after you've seen some opinions on the phone. This is a rundown of 10 items of interest for the OnePlus 6 buyer - just before buy, once you've bought, and once you've got the device in-hand. This device appears first online in less than 24 hours after this article is first set to go live on SlashGear.

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YouTube Music Premium: 5 things you need to know

YouTube Music Premium: 5 things you need to know

Today Google "revealed" YouTube Music and YouTube Premium - but it's not that simple. This is a re-branding and a changing of the guard. Much like previous Google app products (we're looking at you, chat,) Google's released several products that are relatively similar. Today we're going to make sense of the whole lot.

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Best Note-taking apps for Android phones and tablets

Best Note-taking apps for Android phones and tablets

Many of us spending a large chunk of our waking hours on our smartphones. Many often chide smartphone users for having been transformed into living zombies, addicted to their pocket computers, and doing nothing but consuming content like they were fresh brains. It doesn't have to be the case, at least for the latter scenario. Smartphones have become so powerful and so complex they can be used for both creating and organizing content and, by extension, our lives. For those whose creativity and productivity involves mostly written or typed content, there's a plethora of Android apps available. Some work on any device, others work best with a pointy stick. Whatever the case or device, there's an Android note-taking app for that!

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Top 10 mobile games of 2018 so far

Top 10 mobile games of 2018 so far

Smartphones and, to some extent, tablets are great for doing almost everything. And by "almost everything", we do mean it quite literally, from browsing the Web, binging on Netflix, typing articles like this, or, for the really adventurous, even coding and managing a website. Of course, mobile devices are also great for playing a game or two to relax or, conversely, get pumped up and hardware has come to a point that even today's mid-range smartphones can handle "console-quality" titles. So if you're on a quest to find some games to while your time away, take a peek at our Top 10 list for every mobile gaming genre there is.

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Top Productivity Apps: not your average todo list

Top Productivity Apps: not your average todo list

For some people, a notepad and a pen might be all they need to keep the chaos of life at bay. Others, however, need more advanced weapons to survive the age of smartphones and the Internet. There is no lack of todo list apps for phones, tablets, and computers, but, as they say, there is no one size that fits all. Eschewing the extremely popular (and sometimes boring) ones like Todoist and the soon to be defunct Wunderlist, we take a look at some of the other options in the market, ranging from the big cannons to the quirky squirt guns.

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Galaxy S9+, Huawei P20 Pro, Xperia XZ2 Premium, LG G7 ThinQ showdown

Galaxy S9+, Huawei P20 Pro, Xperia XZ2 Premium, LG G7 ThinQ showdown

LG has finally revealed its hand. Save for HTC and Motorola, we pretty much have the lineup of flagship smartphones for the first half of the year. For some, it may even be the only flagship for 2018. With many of them bearing mostly the same basic specs, how do these premium, and sometimes expensive smartphones stack up against each other. We take a look a the Samsung Galaxy S9+, the Huawei P20 Pro, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, and the LG G7 ThinQ and size them up for this year's battle.

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