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Here’s What You Should Know About the Upcoming Nest/Google Account Migration

At Google I/O 2019, Google announced it was renaming the Google Home Hub smart display to be the Google Nest Hub while also combining the two brands into a presumably more harmonious single entity. Now Google wants Nest users to better understand what’s happening. Read More >>

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YouTuber’s Tiny GameCube Is a Heartbreaking Look at What Could Have Been

Unlike the low-effort PlayStation Classic, the NES Classic and SNES Classic are among the best attempts at reviving the lovable consoles from days gone by. But for some reason, despite selling millions of its retro consoles, Nintendo hasn’t continued its line of console reboots and doesn’t seem interested in taking it further, leaving fans of systems like the N64 and Gamecube to their own devices. Read More >>

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US Supreme Court Rules Apple Can Be Sued for Monopolistic App Store Practices

If you’re a typical iPhone user, there’s really only one place (aside from things like TestFlight) to get new apps: Apple’s App Store. For a long time, people have argued back and forth if this practice could be considered a form of monopoly, and after years in the courts, the US Supreme Court finally weighed in one element of that question. Read More >>

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Forget Foldable Phones, Lenovo’s Prototype Bendy Screen Laptop Looks Brilliant

We’ve already seen the arrival of flexible phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, and while the excitement around these gadgets may have been dulled somewhat by concerns about durability, that isn’t stopping Lenovo from taking bendy screen tech and applying it to something bigger. Read More >>

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Ookla’s New Interactive Map is a Helpful Tool for Understanding 5G Coverage

As we continue to wade through the early days of 5G, there are a lot of issues to contend with. There aren’t a lot of 5G-ready devices, and some of the handsets that are available like the Galaxy S10 5G are ridiculously expensive. Read More >>

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5 Little Things from Google I/O That Could Be Big News for You

Google I/O 2019 was a whirlwind of info about upcoming Android updates, demos of new features in Google Lens and Duplex, upgraded abilities for the Google Assistant, and more. But aside from all the fancy new things that got mentioned in the keynote, there were a number of other small changes and updates that came out of Google’s annual developer conference that didn’t get quite as much attention. So here’s a quick roundup of some news and tidbits that could affect you in the not-too-distant future. Read More >>

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Here’s What Android Q’s New Dark Theme Looks Like

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who want dark mode everything, and people who for some reason don’t care about being blinded by apps with white backgrounds at night. As you’ve probably guessed, I fall into the first camp, which is why I was curious to check out the official Dark Theme in Android Q. So here’s a quick preview. Read More >>

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The Google Pixel 3a Completely Redefines Great Bang for Your Buck

Last year, the Pixel 3 proved that it’s possible to use software to create a thoughtful phone that’s just as powerful, and sometimes easier to use than competitors crammed full of the latest high-end components. But for a phone that started at £739, it would have been nice to get a few extra bonus features like reverse wireless charging or an extra camera or two in back. With the Pixel 3a, Google has crammed all the nifty pixel software and AI-enhanced features into a phone that costs half the price. And in the process, Google made the best value phone on the market. Read More >>

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Here’s Everything New About Android at Google I/O 2019 (So Far…)

Android is the world’s most popular OS, but it's not just for phones or tablets. That’s because changes to Google’s flagship operating system also impact other platforms like Android Auto and Android TV too. So here’s all the new stuff coming to the Android ecosystem later this year. Read More >>

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Google I/O 2019 Preview: So Much Bigger Than Android on Your Phone

Alongside search, Android is one of the core pillars of Google’s success. It’s found on over a billion devices, and it’s often the first place to find new products like Google Assistant, AI-powered image recognition, and more. But at the same time, Android is also the foundation for Wear OS, Android Auto, and Google’s streaming TV platform Android TV. And while I don’t want to take away from Google’s accomplishments on phones, this year at Google I/O 2019, it seems like Google’s broader Android ecosystem could steal some of the spotlight from Google’s ever-evolving mobile OS. Read More >>

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Huawei Rewrote the Rules for Smartphone Cameras with the P30 Pro

Despite how you might feel about its ties to the Chinese government, Huawei has undeniably made some of the most technologically advanced phones of the last three years. Huawei released the first handset with triple rear cameras and reverse wireless charging, while also beating its biggest rivals Apple and Samsung to the market with phones featuring in-screen fingerprint sensors and dedicated neural processing units. But for Huawei’s latest flagship phone—the P30 Pro—Huawei was faced with a difficult challenge. Read More >>

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There Aren’t a Lot of Good Wireless Xbox Headsets. This Is a Damn Good One

Last year, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 won our battle to crown the best gaming headset under £120, so when I heard SteelSeries was working on a new wireless headset made specifically for the Xbox, naturally I was intrigued. Read More >>

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Could Apple Really Bring Back Touch ID on the iPhone 11?

When Apple kills a piece of tech, it’s typically gone for good. That’s how things went for the FireWire and USB Type-A ports on old MacBooks, along with the “courageous” removal of the headphone jack back on the iPhone 7. However, if a new patent obtained by Apple is any indication, it’s possible that we might see the return of Touch ID to the iPhone lineup. Read More >>

VR
The Most Interesting Thing About Valve’s Fancy New VR Headset Might Be Its Controllers

About a month ago, Valve teased that it was working on its own VR headset separate from the HTC’s Vive and Vive Pro, but still compatible with all the Steam VR games that are currently available. Now, Valve has finally released a tonne of details about the Index, including some of its new and unusual abilities. Read More >>

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The iPhone XR Is Apple’s Real Star

When it comes to Apple’s current phone lineup, the iPhone XS and XS Max get most of the attention thanks to features like dual cameras, more luxurious designs and vivid OLED screens. But the iPhone XR is Apple’s true winner. That’s because, for the second quarter in a row, the iPhone XR remains the best-selling phone Apple makes. Read More >>