laptops
The Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s First Purpose-Built Chip for Laptops

Thanks to the Windows on Snapdragon initiative, Qualcomm has been dabbling in the laptop processor business for about a year now. And while systems like the Asus Nova Go and Samsung Galaxy Book 2 have their share of flaws, those laptops demonstrated the potential benefits of ARM-based chips through things like seriously good battery lives, integrated cellular modems with always-on connectivity, faster wake up times from standby, and more. Read More >>

smartphones
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Is Here – What That Means for Next Year’s Top Android Phones

Yesterday, Qualcomm announced the name of its next big mobile chip – the Snapdragon 855 (Surprise!) – but didn’t say much about what it could do until now. And while innovations in mobile processors can often seem opaque and difficult to follow, advances in tech between generations are the kind of things that give phones the biggest increases in battery life, faster performance, and support for new features like enhanced VR, smarter digital assistants, and more. Read More >>

augmented reality
Bose Actually Turned Its Funky Sunglasses Headphones Concept Into a Real Gadget

Earlier this year, Bose showed off a product concept that seemed like the Snapchat Spectacles of the audio world, complete with buzzwords such as augmented reality and digital assistants littered throughout this description. But for a company like Bose not normally known for taking a lot of chances, it seemed like the glasses were just a tech demo until Bose went and made them real. Read More >>

computing
What’s the Deal With Nvidia’s Ridiculous £2,400 Titan RTX Graphics Card?

For those that have been balking at the £1,100 price tag of the RTX 2080 Ti cards, you might want to look away now, as Nvidia has now topped that with the new £2,400 Titan RTX. Read More >>

google
The Pixel 3’s Big Bug Fix Update Is Here

Google’s software-first design philosophy has brought about some impressive results – like the kind of pictures you can snap with a Pixel 3, but that strategy can also have some negative impacts too, especially when it comes to bugs. More software solutions mean more potential bugs to break your phone. Read More >>

amazon
Oh Hey, Now There’s One More Reason You Don’t Need to Spend a Bundle on a HomePod

In case you needed another reason not to buy a HomePod, Amazon just announced that support for Apple Music is coming to Echo devices starting the week of 17th December. Read More >>

samsung
Nine Charged in Plot to Steal Samsung’s Hyped Foldable Phone Technology

While the jury is still out on how practical bendy phone screens will be, the tech behind them is still one of the most lucrative trade secrets in the industry. So it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that the CEO of a Samsung supplier and eight employees have been charged by South Korean officials for trying to sell the flexible screen tech to a Chinese competitor. Read More >>

gaming
The PlayStation Classic Is Minimum Effort Nostalgia 

Even though I know all these retro consoles are largely an effort turn my nostalgia into big-time corporate profits, they’re damn hard to resist. There’s just something about grey plastic and the old school boot up sound that hits a deep part of my brain as few things do, so when I heard Sony was making a retro revival of the original PlayStation, I thought “Great, another mini console to add to the collection.” But after getting to check out Sony’s take on a throwback gaming machine, I feel a bit shortchanged. Read More >>

smartphones
The Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now 

After one of the most jam-packed product release seasons ever, all the big phones are finally out. But which one is right for you? Between multiple releases from Apple, Samsung, and Google, Huawei’s continued global push, and old names like Nokia and Palm popping up again, there’s a seemingly an endless number of choices. And to make things even more daunting, with several phones pushing the £1,000 mark, making a hasty purchase can quickly turn into an expensive mistake. Read More >>

smartphones
LG’s Dreaming Big in Its Patent for a 16-Camera Device

Phones with two or more rear cameras are already quite widespread, but with its recently granted patent, LG is dreaming of something much more ambitious. That’s because even though LG already has a five-camera phone in the V40, the company may be looking to more than triple that number up to 16. Read More >>

nokia
Nokia 7.1 Review: Solid Budget Simplicity

Earlier this year, Huawei passed Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world. That marks a big shift in the handset power rankings, but there’s one phone company that’s arguably made even bigger strides, and unlike Huawei, it’s a company you’ve almost certainly heard of before: Nokia. Read More >>

samsung
Hell Yeah, Bring on All the Cameras

After lacklustre sales of the Galaxy S9, it seems Samsung has some big plans in store for its next Galaxy phones. And that’s in part because next year will be the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S line. Read More >>

smartphones
Palm’s Ultra Tiny Phone Makes Me Happy

There’s just something about this phone. From the moment I laid my eyes on this thing, it just kind of made me happy. It’s small and adorable like a newborn puppy, and despite how petite it appears it photos, it looks and feels even smaller in person. And I’m not the only one that had this reaction. When I brought it into the office, people crowded around marvelled. One person cooed at it, another said, “it’s perfect,” while a third remarked that this is the exact sort of thing they’d wished someone would make for years. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung’s New Theme Policy Sounds Like Some Bullshit

Android 9 Pie was released more than three months ago, but Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, still aren’t running the latest software. Samsung is working on updating its devices to Android 9 in the coming months, and today we learned there’s one really annoying change in policy that will be waiting for users when it’s ready. Read More >>