Day: May 20, 2020

Galaxy A51 review: Samsung beats the iPhone SE in these important ways


The Galaxy A51’s 6.5-inch screen won’t wash out in direct sunlight.

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How good can a $400 phone really be? When the device in question is the Samsung Galaxy A51, the answer is simple: very good. As the first real representative of the Galaxy A family in the US, the A51 is a convincing effort that proves Samsung can make a good midprice phone that’s worth buying. In fact, Samsung’s budget phone (£329 in the UK and AU$599 in Australia) even bests the iPhone SE (which starts at $399, £419 and AU$749), in some specific, and significant, ways.

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Ecobee review: A Haven subscription is a must with this home security bundle

The Whole Home Comfort and Protection Bundle is a large-end dwelling protection and automation package from Ecobee. At $499, it really is highly-priced — closest to the Nest Safe Alarm Process in phrases of type and rate. But it really is a stable program that makes productive use of each individual device and automates settings for you primarily based on your phone’s spot so you you should not have to keep in mind to established arm or disarm modes. The program functions with Alexa and Siri.

Ecobee would not give qualified monitoring (yet) and you have to pay for

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2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe review: Fashion over function

Coupe, huh?

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What differentiates a crossover from a crossover-coupe (or “coupeover,” in Roadshow parlance)? If you happen to be the Porsche Cayenne, not a lot. The two variants of the German automaker’s larger SUV share anything from engines to suspension factors to interior trimmings and onboard tech, with only a sloping roofline placing them aside.


  • Powerful twin-turbo V6 efficiency
  • One of the very best-managing luxurious SUVs all over
  • Coupe type causes few sacrifices
  • Infotainment tech recreation is strong

Never Like

  • Extra price tag doesn’t appear to be value it
  • Most driver-assistance aids are optional

Which is not

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Anker Soundcore Motion Plus review: This bulked-up $100 Bluetooth speaker sounds excellent

Anker’s Soundcore Movement Moreover came out in 2019 and managed to slip beneath my radar, which is a shame mainly because it is really arguably 1 of the best-sounding speakers beneath $100 (£90, $AU175), if not the best. A small bigger than lots of mini Bluetooth speakers, it is really however compact and manages to seem pretty a little bit fuller than much of the competition beneath $100, with bigger bass, a lot more volume and improved clarity. It is also entirely water-resistant (IPX7 rated) and has assist for the aptX streaming codec for gadgets like Samsung’s Galaxy

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