Adding a set of smart light bulbs is an easy way to get started building a smart-home system. We researched all the standard A19-style smart bulbs (the kind that fit traditional lamps and fixtures), and then tested more than 10 models and the systems they work with. In the end, the first popular smart bulb is still the one that outshines (sorry about that) all the others. Unless you already have an Echo Plus, the Hue system requires the use of a separate Hue Bridge, which supports a home of 50 bulbs (available individually) but does add to the overall cost. The Philips Hue setup is simple (we recommend the White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit, which packages a Hue Bridge and either three or four bulbs), and the bulbs' wide interoperability with other apps and smart-home systems makes the Hue series the most flexible and feature-rich smart bulb available.If you're set on a color-changing bulb but insist on more light output, the LIFX Gen 3 beats any color-changing bulb we tried. An … [Read more...] about The best smart LED light bulbs
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The ThinkPad line remains one of the most iconic and recognizable Windows notebooks. Its design, solid build quality, and performance are legendary, and the brand usually brings some nice innovations along for the ride. But 2018 is a new year in more ways than one — the Windows ecosystem has become remarkably robust, with a vast array of excellent options in all kinds of form factors. Take the convertible 2-in-1, for example, a flexible notebook style where a machine can act as a legitimate clamshell notebook but convert into tablet, presentation, and multimedia modes. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd generation is the brand’s most recent entry into this increasingly popular class, and it comes at the usual premium price. Our review unit came with an eighth-generation quad-core Intel Core i7-8650U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD), and a 14-inch WQHD+ (2,560 x 1,440 or 210 PPI) Dolby Vision HDR-capable display, all sold at a whopping $2,740. You’ll spend at … [Read more...] about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 review
Samsung's first mid-range phablet, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, is a pretty good alternative to even flagship handsets of last year, as it sports middle-of-the-road specs, but adds value via the excellent S Pen stylus, with all of its dedicated apps for doodling and annotating. If you are willing to sacrifice on specs, it can be a good replacement for the Galaxy S4, especially if you are a fan of big-screen handsets. Let's see if you have to sacrifice something else when mulling between the budget version of the Note 3, and the Galaxy S4... DesignGiven the half-inch difference in screen diagonal, you can expect the Note 3 Neo to look much less compact when compared to the Galaxy S4. Samsung's last year flagship is also very thin and light, so it definitely is much more pocket-friendly, and easier to operate with one hand than the Note. Both handsets sport removable back covers, which on the Neo is with the new faux leather look, so you can quickly swap the battery or add more storage. The S … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo vs Galaxy S4: first look
Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 with its now-typical two-hour long fanfare, where it revealed every nook and cranny about the handset in thorough detail. As expected, it's packed to the gills with the latest and greatest in mobile hardware and software, but is it compelling enough to upgrade from, say, a Note 3, or even the Galaxy S5? Let's see...DesignTit-for-tat, the Note 4 has a better design than its predecessor, mainly on account of the stylish metal rim framing its sides, Galaxy Alpha-style, though it is slightly taller than the Note 3. It still keeps the signature faux leather back, but introduces biometrics in droves, such as a fingerprint scanner, embedded in the home key, as well as a heart rate sensor on the back. The presence of a finger sensor in the home key is of dubious advantage on such a large handset, at least until you get the knack of unlocking it with a swipe without dropping the 5.7" phablet. Looking further around the chassis, we find not two, but three … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 4: should you upgrade from the Note 3 or others?
posted on 01 Dec 2014, 03:33 2 1. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012) W :O W posted on 01 Dec 2014, 03:34 4 2. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014) This has to be Nokia N10 posted on 01 Dec 2014, 03:38 10 5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1548; Member since: 04 Jun 2013) Well this is clearly a WP device, a Lumia. posted on 01 Dec 2014, 03:40 6 6. Johnnokia (Posts: 1158; Member since: 27 May 2012) You are wrong honey. 9. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1548; Member since: 04 Jun 2013) They might have patent but they can't make one. In case of you don't know all these pureview and other Nokia Lumia features are under Microsoft control. I would like to see a Nokia Android as well . But a proper one with all these tech is not going to happen any time soon. 25. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014) No Nokia doesn't, the tech is MS along with many Nokia top engineers, why do you insist on spreading ignorance and then duping … [Read more...] about Comments for : Microsoft Lumia 1030 a.k.a “McLaren” said to boast a 50MP rear camera, 4th-gen short-pulse LED flash