Google Home Max users report lag with the smart speaker's line-in port

Does some tech CEO or short seller somewhere own a Google voodoo doll? If so, they have been sticking pins into it at quite a pace. Take a look at the number of issues that have affected the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Most of the problems with those two handsets have focused on the screen and the speakers. Then, the Google Home Mini smart speaker had an issue with the feature that allows users to activate Google Assistant by tapping the top of the device.

Now, the latest piece of bad news for Google has to do with the Google Home Max. This is Google’s top-of-the-line smart …

Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus sales lag behind the iPhone 6s/6s Plus during their respective launch quarters

Just a week ago, we told you that a survey conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets revealed that the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 was outselling the brand new Apple iPhone 8. So while we have had a week to digest that, we can tell you that Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has released data showing that 2015’s Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus outsold the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during each model’s “launch quarter.” That includes the three month period during which each phone was launched. The survey was conducted among 500 consumers who have purchased an Apple device. That number is considered …

OnePlus 5 receiving OxygenOS 4.5.11 update, fixes YouTube video lag and 4G+ issues

OnePlus 3 and 3T are not the only ones getting monthly updates, as the Chinese company is taking care of its newest flagship smartphone as well, the OnePlus 5.

Although it wasn’t officially announced, a new OxygenOS 4.5.11 update is now being pushed to OnePlus 5 devices. Many users have already captured the update and shared information about what’s bringing into the mix.

At first glance, this is a bug fixing update that addresses some issues OnePlus 5 owners reported about in the last couple of months. The most important one is supposed to fix a problem …

The newest version of the famous Ostrich Pillow is here to banish jet lag forever


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World, meet the heir to the Ostrich Pillow’s throne.

Back in September 2012, a squishy, spherical pillow with four holes in it stole Kickstarter’s collective heart and more than doubled its $70,000 goal with the help of an innovative crowdfunding campaign. Its purpose was simple, yet brilliant: Stash your hands and your head inside its cozy embrace a la everyone’s favorite flightless African bird, and turn virtually any surface into a comfy “microenvironment” for power naps. What’s not to love about that? Read more…

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2017 Apple iPhone units might lag compared to rival handsets

It would appear as though Apple’s 2017 iPhones are going to have connectivity speeds lagging behind competing handsets. While iPhone rivals will be able to run at a download speed of as much as one gigabit per second, an issue that Apple is having now with its modem suppliers could very well have a negative impact on the iPhone later this year. Qualcomm can sell to Apple right now a modem that will support 1 Gb/sec data speeds. While Intel is working on a modem with similar capabilities, it won’t be ready for the next iPhone models, which are expected to be unveiled in September.

There are …

Microsoft has created the first stylus with no perceived lag: the new Surface Pen

Microsoft claims to have created the “fastest pen in the world,” but what does that even mean?
It’s quite simple actually: after years of research, Microsoft has finally been able to make a stylus that works with almost no visual delay, a paramount change in the experience. This is the new Microsoft Surface Pen, and it’s got other super-powers as well: a whopping 4,096 pressure levels and the ability to recognize tilt, so that you can use it to shade things, just like with a regular pensil.

“Never has there been a digital …

OnePlus co-founder says touch input lag has finally been fixed, alert slider about to get tweaked?

OnePlus sure makes great bang-for-the-buck devices. The original Flagship Killer — the OnePlus One — was a great performer and awesome all-rounder for half the price of its competitors at the time; the OnePlus 2 was a bit of a let-down; but the OnePlus 3 and consecutive OnePlus 3T knocked it out of the park with design materials, camera, and hardware, while maintaining a very accessible price, at $439. Of course, nothing in this world is perfect, and despite being pretty good devices, OnePlus’ phones are still plagued by a few issues, which can annoy the tech heads out there.

One such issue …