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The Pixel 3a Is Dead

The Pixel 3a has been one of our favorite phones over the past year, but it seems its time has come to an end as Google has confirmed that the Pixel 3a has been officially discontinued.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Rip, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel 3a, The Pixel 3a Is Dead

Dish Aims to Become Fourth Biggest Wireless Carrier Now That Boost Mobile Buy Is Official

As part of T-Mobile’s contentious mega-merger with Sprint, one of the Federal Communications Commission’s stipulations was that new T-Mobile would have to sell off some its holdings, including Boost Mobile. And today, in a deal worth $1.4 billion, Boost Mobile’s new owner Dish has finally begun its attempt to become…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Dish, Carriers, Data Plans, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Boost Mobile, Dish Officially Buys Boost Mobile

It Looks Like Google Is Killing Chrome's Unofficial Forced Dark Mode

In recent builds of Chrome for Android, Google provided a hidden option that allowed users to force dark mode onto websites that would normally feature bright white backgrounds. Sadly, based on updated settings from the Canary build for next version of Chrome (86), it appears Google is dropping support for forced dark…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Android Google, Chrome Canary, Dark Mode, No More Forced Dark Mode For Chrome, Chrome 86, Chrome On Android

What You Get with a World-Class Phone That Can't Access Google

It’s a weird situation when the second largest smartphone maker in the world is treated as persona non grata, but that’s precisely what Huawei is facing when it comes to selling gadgets in the U.S. And based on the current political climate, there’s very little chance that will change between now and November.…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Huawei, EMUI, P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro Review

The OnePlus Nord Could Be OnePlus' Big Return to Affordability

When the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched earlier this year at $700 and $900, it sort of felt like OnePlus had given up on making speedy and relatively inexpensive phones in order to cater to mainstream buyers. But with the new OnePlus Nord, it appears OnePlus is looking to return to its roots by making a truly…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Nord, OnePlus Nord, Oneplus Nord Goes Official

The Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

With so many people stuck at home, buying a new phone hasn’t been a super high priority. However, with a number of states starting to open up and phone makers largely done announcing new gadgets until the fall (aside from a few exceptions noted below), now’s a good time to consider your options.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Science, Smartphones, Buyers Guide, Consumer Tech, Best phones, Budget Phones, The Best Smartphones

That Microsoft Dual Screen Android Phone May Be Coming a Lot Sooner Than You Think

A few months ago, rumors started making the rounds that Microsoft’s upcoming dual-screen phone—the Surface Duo—might go on sale significantly earlier than Microsoft’s original late 2020 release date. But now, based on new rumors, it appears that one of Microsoft’s main goals for Surface Duo’s early arrival is to beat…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Rumors, Consumer Tech, The Rumor Mill, Surface Duo, The Surface Duo Is Coming

Germany's Coronavirus-Tracking App Set to Release This Week as Nation Reopens

Germany will soon roll out its coronavirus-tracking smartphone app, the country’s health minister, Jens Spahn, announced Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Germany, Smartphones, Italy, Jens Spahn, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Looks like the Pixel 4a May Not Launch Until October

Given everything that’s been going on, it may be a while yet before we get our hands on Google’s next mid-range phone.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Science, Smartphones, Google Pixel, iPhone SE, Pixel 3, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4a

Playing Games on Your Phone With Google Stadia Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Google Stadia launched last fall, and when it came to streaming games on your phone, things were kind of limited. Not only did you need to have a Pixel phone, you also had to connect a Stadia controller via USB. However, thanks to an update this week, gaming with Stadia on your phone just got a whole lot easier. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Smartphones, Game Streaming, Stadia, Google Stadia, Stadia On Phones Just Got A Big Boost

Photoshop's New Camera App Makes Instagram's Filters Look Hopelessly Outdated

Now that posting photos of yourself to social media has become a career for many, Adobe has put some of the powerful photo-editing capabilities of its Photoshop software into a new camera app that uses AI to do all the hard work for you. But the app doesn’t just apply filters you can preview before you snap a…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Photography, Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Smartphones, Cameras, Photoshop Camera

Guy Whose Photo Broke Android Phones Just Wanted to Capture a Beautiful Sunset

During a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana last year, scientist and amateur photographer Gaurav Agrawal simply wanted to capture a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, after sharing his pic on Flickr, people discovered that Agrawal’s lovely work was crashing certain Android 10 phones. Read more...
Tags: Android, Photography, Science, Photoshop, Montana, Smartphones, Cameras, Agrawal, Gaurav Agrawal, Shutter Bug

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 Reportedly Launching Aug. 5

With covid-19 having thrown a wrench practically every company’s product launch timeline, it’s impossible to predict when new gadgets might get announced. But according to multiple reports, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Fold 2 in early August.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Galaxy Fold 2, Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Leaks

iPhone 12 Release Could Be Delayed, A Surprising Source Says

Every September, almost like clockwork, Apple releases a new iPhone. Based on recent comments from an unlikely source, the CEO of wireless component supplier Broadcom, the iPhone 12's release might get delayed until much later in the year.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Broadcom, Iphone Day, Iphone 12, Iphone 12 Delays

Here's a Quick Look at All the New Features in Early Android 11 Beta

Even though tomorrow’s originally scheduled Android 11 Beta Show has been postponed, it appears Google has also begun sending out the Android 11 beta to a handful of users even earlier than expected. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Android 11, Android 11 Beta, Android 11 Beta Arrives Early, Android 11 Beta Show, Android 11 Preview

How to Cop-Proof Your Phone Before Heading to a Protest

At some point, everyone reaches a limit where they can no longer sit back and stay silent about injustice in the world. However, if you do plan on attending a protest—even a peaceful one—there are some important precautions you should take with your phone before you go.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Security, Science, Smartphones, Protests, Field Guide, When You Cant Trust The Cops

Two Years Later, I Couldn't Be Happier With My Samsung Galaxy S9+

$10 off Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Refurbished) | Back Market | Promo code LOVE9PLUSRead more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones

Google Made a Super Simple AR Tool to Help You Better Visualize Proper Social Distancing

Parts of the U.S. are starting to open up again, but with covid-19 continuing to plague communities throughout the country, it’s still important to maintain proper social distancing where needed when out in public. To help make staying six feet away from others easier to visualize, Google made a simple augmented…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Ar, Consumer Tech, Covid 19, Social Distancing, Maintain The Distance

The $450 TCL 10 Pro Is the Most Overlooked Deal in Phones

TCL makes everything from air conditioners to soundbars to washing machines, but here in the U.S., unless people are talking about TCL’s cheap TVs, no one really cares. Look, I get it, TCL doesn’t have the same kind of draw or recognition as other electronics giants like Apple or Samsung. But at the same time, TCL…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Android, Science, Smartphones, Tcl, Consumer Tech, Android 10, Tcl 10 Pro, Tcl 10 Pro Review

The Razr Hasn't Even Been Out for Six Months, But Rumors Say a New One Could Arrive This Fall

Motorola’s rebooted Razr with a flexible screen hasn’t even been on sale for a full six months, but according to new rumors, there could be a new model due out before the end of the year with significantly beefier specs, updated software, and even 5G support. Read more...
Tags: Android, Motorola, Science, Smartphones, 5g, Moto, RAZR, Rumored 5g Razr Could Be On Its Way, 5g Razr

Stop Hating Dark Mode Because It’s Different

Earlier this week Google announced that the Google App was finally getting an official dark mode on Android and iOS, which is something that would normally make me happy, but I’ve suffered not one, but two rants from my colleagues complaining about dark mode. So consider this piece a direct rebuttal to my colleagues’…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Gadgets, Science, Smartphones, Rants, Windows 10, Consumer Tech, macOS, Dark Mode, Dark Mode Rulez, Dark Mode Is Awesome

Vivo's New X50 Might Have the Best Smartphone Camera Ever, Thanks to a Tiny Built-In Gimbal

Vivo teased some pretty ambitious tech with its Apex 2020 concept phone, but now it’s putting one of those far-out innovations into something you might actually be able to buy.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Cameras, Vivo, Consumer Tech, Next Gen Ois, Micro Gimbal, X50 Pro

AT&T Will Finally Abandon Its Bullshit 5G E Branding (Sort of)

AT&T’s use of 5G E to disguise what is really just 4G LTE has been bullshit since the beginning, and after other carriers complained and a lengthy review process by the National Advertising Review Board, AT&T will finally a stop using its misleading branding. Well, sort of. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Bullshit, Att, Carriers, 5g, Consumer Tech, Cell Service, 5g E Is Bs, National Advertising Review Board AT T

OnePlus Is Temporarily Disabling the OP8 Pro's 'X-Ray' Color Filter

After some users expressed concerns that the OnePlus 8 Pro’s Photochrom camera filter could pose privacy issues, OnePlus announced that it will temporarily disable the filter while it figures out a way to address the situation. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Cameras, Consumer Tech, OnePlus 8 Pro, Oneplus X Ray Color Filter Taking A Hiatus, Color Filter Camera

No, the OnePlus 8 Pro Does Not Have X-Ray Vision

Back when I reviewed the OnePlus 8 Pro, I said the phone’s built-in color filter camera felt gimmicky considering it only offered four different filter effects. But as it turns out, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera is way more gimmicky that I had thought now that people are claiming it has X-Ray vision. Read more...
Tags: Science, Debunkery, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, X Rays, OnePlus 8 Pro, No The Op8 Pro Does Not Have X Ray Vision, Op8 Pro

Trump Extends Executive Order Banning Huawei From Using U.S. Tech for Another Year

In May 2019, President Trump issued an executive order that banned a number of foreign companies, including Huawei, from using U.S.-made tech in their devices. This week, Trump extended that order, effectively banning Huawei from sourcing components from U.S. companies like Google for another year. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, China, Smartphones, Foreign Policy, Huawei, Foreign Relations, Trump, Consumer Tech, Huawei App Gallery, The Huawei Blacklist Will Go On

No One Wants a Swivel Phone in 2020, but Apparently, That Won't Stop LG from Trying

While Samsung has already released a pair of foldable phones, its biggest rival, LG, still hasn’t thrown its hat in the game. However, instead of exploring foldable tech, based on a new report, it seems LG may be taking some cues from the past for its next wacky handset.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, Lg, Dual Screen, Lg Wants To Bring Back The Swivel Phone

Google Has A Big Android 11 Show Planned for June 3

Even though Covid-19 may have forced Google to cancel its annual developers conference, Google still has a major Android event planned for this spring.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Android 11, The Android 11 Public Beta Is Coming, Android 11 Beta, Android 11 Beta Launch

Lenovo's Rumored Gaming Phone with a Side-Mounted Camera Could Be Genius or a Massive Fail

We’ve seen phones with punch-hole selfie cams, pop-up selfie cams, and even 360-degree rotating cameras. But now, new leaks suggest that Lenovo’s upcoming gaming phone might get the wildest front-facing cam of them all thanks to a side-mounted motorized selfie shooter. Read more...
Tags: Android, Gaming, Science, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, Lenovo, Consumer Tech, Gaming Phones, Just Gamer Phone Things

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