REVIEWS

Google Pixel 3a

Dyson Hot+Cool purifying fan and heater

Microsoft Surface Go with LTE Advanced

Google Pixel Slate

ABox Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter kit

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

2018 MacBook Air

ViewSonic M1 portable projector

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Waze navigation app on Apple CarPlay

Apple iPhone XR

Apple Watch Series 4

Apple iPhone XS Max

Google Pixel 3 XL

Fitbit Charge 3

Rowenta Intense Air Pure Purifier

iOS 12

Bissell CrossWave PetPro Multi-Surface Cleaner

Casper Dog Bed

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

MacBook Pro 13 (2018)

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Plus PHEV Driver

Dyson Pure Cool HEPA Air Purifier and Fan

BlackBerry Key 2

Sonos Beam

Huawei P20 Pro

Apple HomePod

Google Home Max 

Motorola Moto G6

Fitbit Versa

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart headset

Amazon Echo Spot

Apple iPad (2018)

Spectre x360 13 2-in-1

Samsung Galaxy S9

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset and Controller

ScoopFree Original Self Cleaning Litter Box

Kindle Oasis (2017) - The Perfect eBook reader

Azio's Retro Classic Mechanical Keyboard

Google Pixel Buds

Jaybird Run wireless bluetooth headphones

BlackBerry Motion

Apple iPhone X

Microsoft Xbox One X

Miele Blizzard CX1 Hardfloor PowerLine

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Sonos One Smart Speaker

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Anki Overdrive - Fast and Furious Edition

Apple TV 4K

Google Home Mini

Fitbit Flyer

Fitbit Ionic

Huawei P10

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular

2018 Toyota C-HR

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Sunday
Jun232019

‘Queer Eye’ is coming back for Season 4 and 5

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In case you missed the news, Netflix has renewed the Emmy-winning unscripted series for two more seasons. The fourth season is coming back pretty soon—July 19th, to be exact. Meanwhile, the fifth season will start production next week and will be available on the streaming service in 2020. For the fourth season, The Fab Five will be coming back to Kansas City, while the fifth season will see them heading to Philadelphia. The show still stars the charismatic group of makeover experts: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture), and Tan France (Fashion).

Source: Variety

Sunday
Jun232019

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will get fewer security updates

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been taken off the list of phones that will receive quarterly security updates from the company. These two models have been downgraded into the tier that receives “regular” security updates. Samsung currently has three tiers for its security updates. The top level offers “Monthly Security Updates,” which are for the latest Galaxy smartphones until the likes of the Galaxy A8 and S8. The second tier is for “Quarterly Security Updates,” which is mostly for its mid-range devices. And the third tier, which is where the three-year-old S7 and S7 Edge phones have been relegated to, have a lot of the retired products. Strangely enough, the Galaxy S7 Active, which was released around the same time as the S7 and S7 Edge, still get the monthly security updates. As for those who own the other S7 models, you will still get security updates, but expect these to come less frequently.

Sunday
Jun232019

YouTube will let you try on makeup while watching tutorials with the help of AR

It isn’t exactly a secret that beauty bloggers on YouTube have large followings, and these creators sometimes even debut new products from some of the biggest makeup brands in the world. And that’s why Google is taking advantage of this with its new AR Beauty Try-On feature. It’ll let YouTube viewers virtually try on makeup they see while watching reviews and tutorials for products. MAC Cosmetics has signed on to bring this feature to life. It’s currently in the alpha stage and available through Google’s in-house branded content platform, FameBit.

As a viewer, this feature will create a split screen scenario on your smartphone. The top half will play the YouTube video, while the bottom half will launch your front-facing camera to capture you. AR filters will help you apply virtual makeup samples. Machine learning helped this tool work on a full range of skin tones, and Google has demoed it with several beauty brands. It was found that 30 percent of viewers activated the AR experience in the YouTube iOS app and spent an average of 80 seconds trying on virtual lipstick. It’ll be interesting to see what other brands will follow suit and implement this feature.

Source: Engadget

Sunday
Jun232019

Canadian Reviewer Weekly Roundup – 6/16 – 6/22