speed test Stories October 20, 2016

GOOG: 796.97

-4.59

The Pixel may have just come out today, but that doesn’t mean that some people — including us — haven’t had the chance to use one some time before the general public. And what does the public love more than a good ol’ speed test to check out how the latest and greatest measures up to its direct competition?

Well, if you’re that kind of person, just scroll down to find the results to not one but two speed tests under the jump — you may even end up surprised…

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speed test Stories July 28, 2016

GOOG: 745.91

4.14

Whether its at a hotel, a coffee shop, or even a friend’s house, one thing we tend to do at a new place is check the internet speeds, especially if they seem slow. It’s always nice to know what you’re dealing with when trying to get stuff done and the most reliable place to do so has always been Ookla’s speedtest.net. That site has always been a go to spot for a quick and accurate speed test, but now Ookla has released a Chrome extension to make things even easier.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

speed test Stories July 21, 2016

GOOG: 738.63

-2.56

They say that specs don’t matter; and that, to an extent, is often true, in the sense that software optimization can take you to far greater lengths than a more powerful processor or some extra RAM. We reported about a video comparison posted a few months ago by PhoneBuff’s David Rahimi between the two models of the Galaxy S7 edge — the Snapdragon and Exynos-powered ones — where the latter prevailed largely due to some in-house software tuning made by the Korean giant.

But for all its technical prowess, Samsung‘s top smartphone couldn’t help but lose its throne to a newcomer…

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speed test Stories June 29, 2016

GOOG: 684.11

4.07

Google has been rolling out more and more instant answers – where the search-engine provides the answer immediately, rather than requiring you to click on an external link. Just yesterday it added song lyrics, and it now appears to be testing a built-in Internet speed test …

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speed test Stories March 16, 2016

GOOG: 736.09

7.76

Galaxy S7 speed test indicates Exynos-powered models are faster than Snapdragon versions

Months before the Galaxy S7 was officially announced, rumors surrounding the device predicted that some regions would get a model equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor while other markets received an Exynos-powered version. Those rumors came to pass, and early benchmarks suggested that GPU performance was far better on the Snapdragon models than it was on the Exynos-equipped phones. In contradictory fashion, a couple of new comparison videos suggest those benchmark results were more than a little misleading.

speed test Stories November 25, 2014

T-Mobile customers on throttled data plans will soon receive accurate speed test results

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission this week reached an agreement with T-Mobile to ensure that customers receive proper information about the speed of their wireless internet connection, even if the user has a capped data plan. The carrier has 60 days to implement the changes outlined in the agreement.

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