Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile is Live for Internet Subscribers, Costs Just $45 for Unlimited (For Now)

Back in April, Comcast tossed their hat into the MVNO wireless market by announcing Xfinity Mobile, their version of wireless service that takes advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, as well as their own nationwide WiFi hotspot network. They told us at the time that the service would launch later in the year, but it has already become available to Comcast internet subscribers.  (more…)

Reminder: Hangouts SMS Died Yesterday for Most

If you were using Google Hangouts as your SMS app and aren’t a Project Fi or Google Voice user, then yesterday was supposed to be your last day to find something else to use. Remember, SMS in Hangouts was supposed to die by May 22. Today is May 23.

We haven’t seen a flood of emails into our inbox with people freaking out, so it’s tough to tell if that means most of you already ditched SMS in Hangouts for something else or it’s still working. Either way, all of Google’s documentation on SMS disappearing from Hangouts is still live and we fully expect that to have happened as late as yesterday. My wife, for example, was pushed onto another SMS app weeks ago.  (more…)

DEAL: Buy 2 Amazon Echo Devices at Best Buy, Save $80

The smart home speaker assistant market is hot as hell right now. On one hand, you have all of the goodies from last week’s Google I/O on the way to Google Home. On the other, you have Amazon’s Echo, which always seems to be a step ahead of Google at all times, like with calling and notifications. So if you have yet to buy into either unit, now is actually a pretty good time to. Both are on the verge of becoming the home assistant the future needs.

The best deal is currently happening at Best Buy, where you can buy two Amazon Echo devices and save $80. Instead of forking out $360, you’ll instead pay $280. That’s still quite an investment, but my thinking is that to take full advantage of Echo and Google Homes, we’re all going to need multiple units.  (more…)

New Nest Cam Incoming With 4K-Not-4K

Nest might finally have a new product on the way, though it could just be an upgraded indoor security camera rather than a new product category it could dominate like it did with thermostats all those years ago. According to Android Police, the smart home company is working on a new indoor Nest Cam with 4K capabilities that are only utilized through zooming tricks. OK, then.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 142 – Let’s Recap I/O 2017

On this episode of the DL Show, we’re recapping Google I/O 2017! The event ran all of last week and we have now had a chance to digest all that was announced. From Google Home to Assistant and Android O, there was a ton of new stuff. Was it all as big as the set of announcements that came out of last year’s? Well, let’s talk about that.

Oh, we’ll also share some thoughts on the HTC U11, since that was announced last week as well and we spent a bit of time with it.

We’ll be live at 11:00AM Pacific (2:00PM Eastern) for the fun.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)