Watch LeEco’s Entrance Into the US Market This Morning at 10AM Pacific

This morning, LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, is bringing its brand to the US. To do so, the company will be showcasing its strategy for a worldwide connected ecosystem, complete with connected devices, cars, TVs, and even bikes.

The event is taking place in San Francisco, CA at 10am Pacific, but is being livestreamed across the world via multiple social channels. To let you get in on the action, a livestream has been embedded below.  (more…)

Sprint Offering ‘Unlimited’ Data Plan for Tablets, Priced at $20/Month With Plenty of Fine Print

When you are a business attempting to sell products and services, you may find yourself becoming a master of optics. When it comes to US carriers and throwing around the word “unlimited,” you can’t help but meddle with how the public may perceive an idea, versus what is actually taking place.

Take Sprint’s latest promo for example. For $20 a month, folks can purchase an “unlimited” data plan for a supported tablet device. With that data, users can stream movies, listen to music, play games, or even tether. We, being the consumer, hear this and think, “Wow, that’s a great deal for unlimited data, sign me up!”

It’s at this point that you have to adjust your reading glasses and dive into Sprint’s fine print.  (more…)

LG V34 for Japan is What I Wish the V20 Was, Features 5.2″ QHD Display and Water Resistance

The LG V20 certainly has plenty of “stuff and things,” but what if LG made a phone that had a bit more stuff and things, was more compact, and featured water resistance? That’s exactly what the V34 (aka isai Beat) is, available exclusively in Japan.

Specifications for the newly announced V34 include a 5.2″ WQHD display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, microSD card support, dual rear-facing cameras, 3,000mAh battery, IP67 water and dust resistance, and Android “Nougat” at launch. (more…)

Amazon’s Prime Photos Now Better Suited for Families With ‘Family Vault’

Starting today, Amazon Prime members in the US can invite up to five people to share Prime Photos benefits, at no extra cost. These benefits include unlimited photo storage, plus 5GB for videos and other files. Doing so will result in everyone sharing what Amazon is calling the “Family Vault,” a safe place for all of your memories and moments to be saved.  (more…)

Verizon LG V20 Available Online This Thursday, In-Store October 27

The LG V20 was made available for pre-order via T-Mobile this morning, but other carriers, like Verizon, still aren’t ready for launch. However, that all changes this Thursday, when the device will be available online through Verizon’s website. For anyone hoping to see the phone in person before purchasing, Verizon will carry the device in-store beginning October 27.  (more…)

ecobee3 ‘lite’ Offers Same Smart Thermostat Features for $169 Price

In 2016, everyone wants to have a smart home, and one of the first places to start is with your thermostat. A smart thermostat can lead to savings on your electric bill, and who would argue with that? According to ecobee’s findings, running a smart thermostat can save you an average of 23% on your annual heating/cooling bill, so while these devices do have upfront costs, they should pay for themselves in the long run.

If you are already convinced on this technology, but were waiting to find a more affordable option than Nest’s latest or the standard ecobee3, ecobee has a new unit called ecobee3 lite. The lite model is priced at $169, which is a solid $80 cheaper than a Nest. With the lite model, you still get a digital touchscreen with readouts for your weather forecast, control over vacation modes, as well as alerts and reminders that only a thermostat should provide you. These alerts typically show up only when something isn’t working in the system.  (more…)