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Ikea’s smart light bulbs are neither that smart nor cheap

I would like to try playing games with a TV box. What do you think? IKEA TRÅDFRI is the Swedish company’s range of affordable smart lighting made available for our smart home. It’s a tempting offer, and it’s obvious that LED light bulbs use less energy and last longer than traditional light bulbs. However, as is often the […]

Taking a look at the Nokia 3, 5, and 6: Baby steps

Nokia used to be the star of mobile tech shows, but it’s been years since MWC Barcelona showcased a genuinely exciting Nokia phone. Well, that changed this year, as you surely already know. Nokia smartphones are back – albeit through a licensing deal – and this time they run Android. As HMD Global executives said […]

HMD wants to make Nokia great again

A new company, experienced staff and long-standing tradition could bring a series of new, more powerful Android devices to the market. We spoke with Sebastian Ulrich, who is monitoring the success of the first generations of new Nokia-branded smartphones in Germany and Switzerland as Managing Director at HMD Global. Nokia cell phones…they were the ones […]

Facebook video pays off

Mark Zuckerberg’s drive to “put video first” is also putting money in Facebook’s pockets. The more organic videos Facebook users watch, the more high-priced video ads Facebook can slip into the feed. Now Facebook’s strategy around auto-play video, paying Live content producers and offering more creative tools is helping to propel its massive revenue growth. Facebook […]

Nokia 3.1 Review: Skip This Phone

Research Center: Nokia 3.1 The Nokia 6.1 is our favorite budget smartphone under $300, and HMD Global — the company licensing the Nokia brand name and designing these phones — has introduced an even more affordable option to the U.S. market. The Nokia 3.1 comes in at just $160, but even at that price it […]

It’s time to say goodbye to Facebook

Facebook seems to be finished. Fake news, echo chambers, unchecked agitation and demonstrable attacks on democracy have tainted the network once described as social and upset many of its approximate two billion users. The handling of our user data was questionable right from the start. But the recent scandals about political manipulation with Cambridge Analytica […]