Author: Noah Wiswell

Cheap speaker roundup

Portable speakers are all the rage nowadays with new offerings coming out all the time from dominant brands like Bose, JBL and Ultimate Ears. Some of the high end offerings are well into the hundreds of dollars with sound quality to match. We wanted to see how far you can stretch your dollar with some of the lesser known brands an models. Can you get away with paying less than $50 and still get a great quality speaker? Let’s take a look at 3 contenders.   OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Price: $40 Sound quality: The Angle 3 Ultra is...

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Part 2: Fixing OLED screen burn-in

In part 1 we explored the causes of OLED screen burn-in, and a few ways to slow down it’s effect. What if you have a screen that is already suffering the effects of burn-in though? Is there a way to bring your display back to its original glory? Well…maybe. While I can’t guarantee that the following method will work in all instances, I can confidently say I’ve used it to correct minor burn-in, and it will possibly work  for more severe burn-in if you have the patience.   Why it works Burn in is caused when a certain group...

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Part 2: More great Android games with no ads or IAPs

In part one we talked about the merits of games that have no ads or in app purchases. In part 2 we’ll dive into some of the deeper cuts, and mention a few games that deserve to be included, even if they technically feature IAPs.   1 – Little Inferno This is a game where you burn stuff. Yup, that’s just about it. The stunning yet smoothly rendered particle effects and wide array of objects and behaviors turn a simple diversion into a game with multiple hours of gameplay. This game comes from the same studio that made the...

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Explaining and preventing OLED screen burn-in

Ever since Google’s Pixel 2 XL came out there’s been a lot of buzz about OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) displays. Some, if not all of the Pixel 2 XLs were found to be prone to an image retention problem known as “burn-in”. What you may not have heard is that burn-in is a problem that has existed since the very first OLED phones came out in 2008, and can potentially affect any OLED screen to this day. Let’s explore what causes burn-in, what it looks like, and some ways to prevent it.   Identifying Burn-in The cause of...

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The Samsung Galaxy display issue that nobody’s talking about

When the Google’s Pixel 2 XL came out, the press gave Google a ton of grief over the perceived display issues, including the infamous “blue shift”. Many of these articles pointed out the Galaxy 8 series and proclaimed that Samsung’s latest devices have vastly superior displays. These people haven’t taken a good look at Samsung’s latest displays, or they’re flat out not paying attention, because each one of Samsung’s flagship series including the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8 all have a display issue that I personally find just as bad, if not worse than any “blue shift”.   The...

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