When rumors surfaced that Amazon had an AirPods ($129 at Amazon) competitor in the works, the chatter was it'd be priced at less than $100 and would have some fitness tracking features. Instead, Amazon released the Echo Buds, a pair of $130 (£120) true wireless earbuds that feature...
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There are two types of people in this world — those who keep maybe three Chrome tabs open at most, and those who treat Chrome tabs like a running backlog of things you want to get done or look into but not right this second. For those, like myself,...
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series is going official in just a few short weeks and this week we’ve learned pretty much all there is to learn about the entire collection. Today, another Galaxy S20 leak details the full specs on all three main models. Courtesy of Ishan Agarwal and...
Friday’s best deals include the Samsung Tab S5e at $350, Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4, and Anker’s latest releases. Head below for all that and more in this 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e gets first price cut Amazon currently offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 64GB Android Tablet...
With the release of the Pixel 3a at Google I/O last year, Google started a cycle of mid-year hardware releases, which means it’s high time for the next Pixel leak season. Still four months away from the likely launch date of the Pixel 4a, the first proper hints...
New details have emerged this week on Microsoft’s Xbox streaming platform as the preview service moves to a global audience to start 2020. Microsoft has long been playing around with Android devices as a medium for streaming full-on Xbox games, and now all Xbox insiders across the world...
Google is the biggest name in internet search by a long shot and, sometimes, companies have an issue with that. In a Congress hearing Friday, Basecamp is set to testify against Google’s “monopoly on internet search” (via Reuters). To summarize what’s happening, the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee will...
Chromebooks are great devices for getting things done on the go, but traditionally they’ve lagged behind when it comes to gaming and other areas. Today, a new report claims that Google is working to bringing official Steam support to Chrome OS, potentially opening a huge library of new...
Xiaomi has spun off its popular POCO sub-brand into an independent brand in its own right. The experimental sub-brand was created in 2018 and brought us one of the best-value Android experiences in the form of the POCO F1. The sub-$300 smartphone was extremely popular across the globe,...
Right on the heels of the LG G8 ThinQ receiving the Android 10 update, the LG V50 ThinQ is now joining the update party in South Korea. The stable update is now rolling out for the LG V50 right now in South Korea (via XDA-Developers) and brings with...
We have some good news from Facebook. According to the Wall Street Journal, the firm is planning to drop its controversial plan for ads within WhatsApp messenger. WSJ claims that plans for ads within WhatsApp have been shelved, with much of the work to integrate them “deleted from WhatsApp’s...
Stadia yesterday laid out its initial 2020 roadmap by noting how many games are in the works and what features are coming in the next three months. BT in the United Kingdom has just announced a partnership with Google to offer subscribers free access to Stadia. BT is...
The most prevalent type of augmented reality today is phone-based while tech giants ready smart glasses over the next several years. Mojo Vision is one startup that’s already looking beyond that form factor with an AR contact lens. In stealth for the past several years, Mojo Vision is...
This week we review Stadia’s past, present, and future. We start with how Google’s streaming service has been for us since November, what it’s done since then, and all of today’s announcements. Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for...
Leaks of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 have been hitting the web all week, but there’s one I couldn’t be more excited about. After five generations of madness, Samsung is ditching curved screens on the Galaxy S20. Going back to the Galaxy S6 years, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 Edge,...
Since the start of this week, investors have been waiting for Alphabet to hit a market value of $1 trillion. Google’s parent today joins only three other companies to ever hit that marker. GOOG closed at $1,451.70 today when the market closed at 4 p.m. ET for a...
From the beginning, signing up for Google Fi has required that you forgo Google Voice. Work is now under way to separate that interdependency, starting with voicemail access, with users one day able to use both services separately. A post from last November in the Fi Help forum...
Without a doubt, the one game that more people have been hyped for, on Google Stadia and beyond, than any other this year is Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, the game’s developers have just announced a major delay to Cyberpunk 2077’s release date. As the name suggests, Cyberpunk 2077 is...
Whether you’re looking to improve your home’s Wi-Fi signal or just trying to squeeze a little better performance from your network for Google Stadia, a mesh system like Nest Wifi may be just what you’re looking for. We got the chance to spend a few weeks with both...
It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but in a recent interview, OnePlus confirmed some good news. In a future smartphone that’s actually released on the market, OnePlus will use the disappearing camera trick from the OnePlus Concept One. At CES 2020, OnePlus arrived in Vegas to show...
Compared to the $50-ish Roku and Fire TV streamers of the world, the $150 Nvidia Shield has always been a relatively niche proposition. When all you need is YouTube, Netflix and Disney Plus, it's overkill. Nonetheless it remains a popular choice for geeks and gamers who want more extras...
The first official-looking press renders of the upcoming Google-free Huawei P40 have appeared online, showcasing some of the upcoming features of the smaller P40 model. We saw some very basic renders of the upcoming device late last year, which gave very little away on the display front, but...
Mobvoi has redesigned and refined the TicPods 2 Pro to offer a better overall experience while separating its truly wireless earbuds into two distinct price-points. The first generation TicPods managed to be one of the first solid alternatives to Apple’s AirPods for Android smartphone owners. A lot has...
Fitbit launched its first proper smartwatch in 2017. The Ionic, along with most of its recent wearables, features a dormant Sp02 sensor that can be used for blood oxygen tracking. More users are now noticing that “Estimated Oxygen Variation” is rolling out. SpO2 (or peripheral oxygen saturation) is...
Google’s next mid-range Pixel entry is right around the corner, and plenty of rumors and leaks have already made their way out. We have a pretty good idea of what it looks like, we can assume some of the specifications using trends from last year, and we think...
Back in 2016, Google announced that it was killing Chrome Apps in favor of the web. This process began with that category disappearing from the Web Store in late 2017, and Google now has a final timeline for the deprecation. Chrome Apps launched in 2013 to a different...
Since the holidays, there’s been a lull in official Stadia announcements from Google. However, an interview today with Gylt’s Tequila Works reveals some insight into the development process and hints about what’s coming to Stadia. GamesIndustry.biz interviewed Tequila Works CEO and creative director Raul Rubio. Google “financed and...
It’s official. This week, support ends for Windows 7 as Microsoft pushes users to upgrade to Windows 10. While a Windows 7 laptop isn’t just going to die, a lack of future updates leaves it open to attacks. So, is a Chromebook a viable replacement for your Windows...
The Android 10 update is now rolling out for the Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A2 after quite an extended wait. A cheap and cheerful device that has been surprisingly popular in some regions thanks to the clean OS and relatively decent specifications, the Android 10 update has been...

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