The OnePlus 5 vs …

There are plenty of in depth “Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus” and “GS8 vs G6” comparison posts across the Blogosphere. You’d be hard pressed though to find a quality “Moto G5 vs iPhone 7 Plus” article. There’s good reason. These phone don’t compete. How is it then that the new phone from OnePlus will inevitably be held to account in comparison to both mid-range and high end phones.

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Smart Thermostats Do More Than You Think

When I started writing this piece I was going to take the angle that Nest is dumb and it’s just a remotely programmable piece of wall trash. As I dug into it though I realized smart thermostats like the Nest and Ecobee do WAY more than just automate when your AC turns on and off. Smart thermostats provide real measurable improvements to how your home HVAC is controlled, and its really really cool.

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Android O Come To a Phone Near You in 2018

I assume you already know…Google released the first developer preview of Android O on March 21st. This is the third year in a row Google has chosen to let developers at the non-final APIs for the new platform. With this Preview number one release we get a few highlighted features and mostly background improvements. Google will save the big features and announcements for the developer conference, Google IO, and for the release of the final software build in the fall. If you’re excited for the new version of Android, great! So are we, but unless you’re using a Pixel phone or a recent Nexus (5x or 6P) you won’t be seeing Android O until it rolls out to your phone mid-next year.

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