REVIEWS

2019 Mazda3 Sport

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF

2019 Chevrolet Spark

2019 Mazda CX-5

Amazon Kindle Oasis

2019 GMC Terrain Denali

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

Sunday
Oct202019

Google explains why it opted to use Wi-Fi 5 for the Nest Wifi

The two most notable things about the new Nest Wifi is that it comes with a built-in smart speaker and digital assistant in all its nodes and that it uses Wi-Fi 5 instead of Wi-Fi 6. Google defends this option by saying that there isn't that big of a real-world difference between the two, especially with the majority of consumer devices still stuck on older protocols.

Nest Wifi Product Manager Chris Chan told VentureBeat"You do see a lot of routers with Wi-Fi 6 built in, but it charges quite a bit of a premium in order to get that, and in fact, you need to have Wi-Fi 6-compatible other devices in order for it to be a faster experience." Google isn't the first to go this route with its Wi-Fi router, though. Amazon's new Eero models are also still using Wi-Fi chipsets.

Sunday
Oct202019

Linux on Samsung DeX won't be usable once Android 10 update arrives

We have bad news for Linux on DeX users. Samsung recently announced that once its Android 10 update rolls out, the company will be shutting down its Linux on DeX beta program. Samsung didn't elaborate on why it's getting rid of the option but has said that the Android 10 beta is already running without the Linux support. This option should work for those Android users who just want a bigger screen to use their apps on. But for those looking to turn the Galaxy phone as a PC replacement using DeX, you might have to wait for that solution to come your way.

Source: Engadget

Sunday
Oct202019

Nest Hello Doorbells can soon play seasonal sounds, including a Halloween-themed one

A new update rolling out to the Nest app will let you change Nest Hello Doorbells to something a bit more festive than a bell. Version 5.40.0.2 will have the option that enables you to change the standard doorbell into seasonal sounds, one of which is labelled "Spooky sounds" that comes just in time for Halloween. 

The update will also allow any Google Assistant-enabled speaker or display at home to announce that a visitor is at the door by playing the same seasonal sounds. We assume that you should be able to return it to the usual sound at any time you like. We also expect there might be other themes coming just in time for the holidays.

Source: 9to5Google

Saturday
Oct192019

Canadian Reviewer Weekly Roundup – 10/13 – 10/19