technology
YouTube and Amazon Give Up Their Dumb Dongle Fight

After more than a year, it seems the ridiculous streaming video slap fight between Amazon and Google is now mostly over thanks to the return of the YouTube app on Fire TV devices and support for Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast devices. Read More >>

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New Update Gives the Galaxy S10 a Real Night Mode

Almost every high-end phone has some kind of night mode nowadays: Google has Night Sight, LG has Night View, and Samsung has Bright Night. Unfortunately, Samsung’s version has some weird restrictions that only enables Bright Night in very low light conditions, instead of letting you turn it on whenever you want. It’s really annoying and something I called out in my Galaxy S10 review. But that’s no longer the case. Read More >>

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EA Origin Users, Update Your Client Now

Between Anthem, multiple rounds of layoffs, and all the trouble the publisher has had with various Star Wars games recently, EA has had a pretty rocky last 12 months. But strangely, a recent bug with its Origin game client might be one of the company’s most serious issues yet. Read More >>

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Could the Samsung Galaxy Fold Actually Be Worth It?

The Galaxy Fold represents more than eight years of design, engineering, and brand new tech, just to realise a phone with a flexible screen that works. We’re talking new malleable adhesives and complicated composite polymers made specifically to support the bendy display. And now after months of teasing, I’ve finally gotten a chance to check one out in the flesh. And despite its nearly £2,000 price tag, the Galaxy Fold is proof that the whole bendy phone trend could be more than just a fad. Read More >>

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Intel’s Speediest Storage Tech Could Be Coming to Regular Laptops Soon

Some of the fastest storage tech around is soon going to be available to people buying just any old laptop. Intel’s Optane technology, based on 3D Xpoint is really fast, but unless you’re building your own computer or manage a server farm it’s been out of reach. Which is a shame because Optane offers blazing storage speeds and the ability to improve traditional SSDs using Optane Memory. Read More >>

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Qualcomm’s New Mobile Chip Promises to Cut Back on Annoying Gaming Hiccups

If you’ve dabbled in mobile gaming, particularly more resource intensive titles like one of the many battle royale games out there, you know jank. It’s the slight hiccup, frame skip, or graphics lag that can sometimes mean the difference between an early exit and a chicken dinner (or perhaps a victory royale). Read More >>

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LG G8 Review: A Phone That Falls Short of Technological Wizardry

It’s been a while since I’ve used a phone with such wildly different personalities living in the same device, but here were are. On the outside, the LG G8 features a fantastically sleek and minimalist design as good or better than other phones on the market. But on the inside, the G8 dreams of being a technological wizard, combining high-end specs and components with some truly out there features that even LG’s biggest rivals don’t have. It’s a story of a model with futuristic good looks, but with the mind of a mad scientist. And while the former tends to win out, I can’t help but appreciate the latter’s ambition. Read More >>

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Sony Xperia 10 Review: My Adventure With an Extremely Lanky Phone

Smartphones screens have been getting taller (or wider depending on how you hold them) for a little while now. But Sony has taken that idea to a whole new level with these lanky devices: the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus (not to mention the forthcoming Xperia 1). Priced at £300 and £350, the new Xperia 10 duo represents Sony’s latest entry into the budget and mid-range market, and while Sony’s extra long 21:9 screens might only seem like a small step up from the 18:9 or 19:9 displays found on other handsets, it seriously impacts the way you actually use the device. Here’s is my attempt to embrace the lank. Read More >>

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iPhone Rumour Update: the SE Might Be Getting a Reboot, New Nanoparticle Protective Coatings, and More

It hasn’t been very long since the most recent barrage of iPhone rumours. However, the latest round of iPhone reports and musings are a bit more exciting, with word about the iPhone SE getting a reboot for 2019, a patented nanoparticle coating that could increase iPhone durability, and even a die shrink for Apple’s A-series chip coming in 2020. Let’s dig in. Read More >>

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Pop-Up Cameras Are Just the Start as Oppo Dreams of Phones with Pop-Up Screens

You’ve heard of handsets with pop-up selfie cameras, but what about phones with full-on pop-up second screens? While the whole concept sounds a bit daft, it seems that’s precisely what Chinese phone maker Oppo may be cooking up based on its latest patents. Read More >>

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Apple Comes Under Fire for Issues With Apple Watch and Recent iPad Pros

One of Apple’s biggest selling points is the general high quality of its products. But after continued problems with the butterfly keyboards on recent MacBooks followed by a new lawsuit regarding the Apple Watch and issues with late-model iPad Pros, Apple’s reputation for making reliable premium devices is starting to feel a bit shaky. Read More >>

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The Moto G7 Is So Close to Budget Perfection

F.or years Motorola has had a stranglehold on the budget phone market. It’s gotten to the point where it’s as if you could just change the headline on previous reviews, update a few numbers and specs and call it a day. Read More >>

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Woman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago with 1 Laptop, 2 Chinese Passports, 4 Phones, and a USB Drive Loaded with Malware

In another example of the increasingly strange stories coming out of Mar-a-Lago, a Chinese woman was arrested at President Trump’s flagship Florida resort after she was discovered to be carrying a laptop, two Chinese passports, four phones, and a USB thumb drive loaded with what officials describe as “malicious malware.” Read More >>

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Latest iPhone Rumors: Apple Adding the Stuff Samsung Already Has

If previous years are any indication, we’re still at least four months away from a new crop of iPhones. But that hasn’t stopped leakers and insiders from dropping clues about some of the new features Apple is allegedly working on, which so far, seem to consist of features that the iPhone’s biggest competitors already have. Read More >>

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Gmail Finally Gets Email Scheduling Baked Right In

Google’s ubiquitous email service has now been around for 15 years, so to celebrate this milestone, Gmail is getting a couple of important new features. Read More >>