Category Archives: Ask Juan

LG G6: What’s Your Wishlist for LG’s Next Smartphone?

Let’s take a closer look at the rumors and break down what we know about the LG G6. What are you looking forward to? What would be your dream device for the next G series?

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Are Any Electronics “Buy It For Life” Anymore?

We keep talking about “bang for buck”, but does that phrase mean anything anymore? Consumer electronics seem pretty disposable these days…

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Is it False Advertising if a Smartphone Manufacturer Rigs Benchmarks? – Pocketnow


Another pair of companies have been caught rigging benchmark performance. How does this affect fans? Should this be considered false advertising?

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Your Replies! Should Netflix Throttle DC to Protest Anti-Net Neutrality Policy?

Last week we asked if a company could (or should) engage in civil disobedience to protest political policy that would harm their business. I got some great replies to this question, and here are some of my favorite comments.
Original Netflix vs Washington DC video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA7bCPtQKG0

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Cingular Flip Phone Review: Can You Go Back to a ‘Dumb’ Phone?


Cleaning off my desk before we head out to MWC, I came across this interesting little device. A brand new flip phone in an age of ultra cheap smartphones? Can you go back to a “dumb phone”? Let’s take a look!

Android Battery Optimization Sucks!

Mobile phone usage is getting more demanding, and battery technology is having a difficult time keeping up. Increasingly we’re turning to software tricks to manage power drain on our phones, but Google’s latest efforts are kind of terrible…

‘1984’ Tops Best Seller List, but You Can Get the eBook and AudioBook for Free!

For no specific reason that I can think of, George Orwell’s 1984 is topping best seller lists. Probably just a bunch people who enjoy dystopian literature randomly decided to buy it all around the same time. No reason. Certainly couldn’t have anything to do with the news or current events. Perish the thought.

For any folks interested in reading this novel about war and propaganda, you can buy it, but it’s also available for free as a PDF and as an Audiobook on Archive.org.

Download 1984 as a PDF and as an Audiobook.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Autopsy: What caused the battery to explode?

Samsung’s official press conference will stream live on January 23rd, but reports from investigators paint a picture of what might have gone wrong with this phablet.

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Behind the scenes of exploding smartphones