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Apple and Qualcomm Slap-Fight Continues with ‘Ban’ on iPhone Sales in China Apple and Qualcomm Slap-Fight Continues with ‘Ban’ on iPhone Sales in China

The legal tug of war between Apple and Qualcomm continued this week with what at first may have seemed like a rare win for the chip giant in a Chinese court.

This Is Probably How Samsung's Galaxy S10 Will Avoid the Notch This Is Probably How Samsung's Galaxy S10 Will Avoid the Notch

While it only features mid-range specs, Samsung’s new Galaxy A8s is a noteworthy handset because not only could it give us a preview of what we’ll get on the Galaxy S10, it might also be setting the stage for one of 2019's biggest smartphones trends.

Why 5G Hype Is Out of Control This Week Why 5G Hype Is Out of Control This Week

This week, we’ve been assaulted with a barrage of 5G “news” and announcements, but without a real good reason for why things are happening now. Companies like Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and others have been out talking big about making 5G capable phones, while wireless carriers—most notably AT&T and Verizon—have been…

The Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm's First Purpose-Built Chip for 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…

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Is Here—What That Means for Next Year's Top Android Phones 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…

Seedling on Magic Leap Is the Most Relaxing Space Gardening Game You'll Never Play Seedling on Magic Leap Is the Most Relaxing Space Gardening Game You'll Never Play

Testing out a new augmented reality game is typically hard enough. From the beginning, you’re thrust into a world that sort of looks and feels like reality, but inherently operates on a slightly different set of rules. But when you’re forced to play the same game on what is essentially a prototype headset, the line…

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

The Pixel 3's Big Bug Fix Update Is Here 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.

What's the Deal With Nvidia's Ridiculous $2,500 Titan RTX Graphics Card? What's the Deal With Nvidia's Ridiculous $2,500 Titan RTX Graphics Card?

For those that have been balking at the $1,200 price tag of the RTX 2080 Ti cards, you might want to look away now, as Nvidia has now topped that with the new $2,500 Titan RTX.

Oh Hey, Now There's One More Reason You Don't Need to Spend a Bundle on a HomePod 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 December 17th.

Nine Charged in Plot to Steal Samsung's Most-Hyped Phone Technology Nine Charged in Plot to Steal Samsung's Most-Hyped 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…

LG Thinks the Guy Who Runs Its Stellar TV Business Can Save Its Phones LG Thinks the Guy Who Runs Its Stellar TV Business Can Save Its Phones

Even though LG has put out a respectable line of phones in 2018, sales for the company’s mobile division continue to struggle. So in an effort to rejuvenate its business, alongside an increased focus on robotics and autonomous vehicles, LG announced today that LG Home Entertainment President Brian Kwon will also be…

The PlayStation Classic Is Minimum Effort Nostalgia  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 gray 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…

LG's Dreaming Big in Its Patent for a 16-Camera Device 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.

The Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now  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…

Nokia 7.1 Review: Solid Budget Simplicity 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

Hell Yeah, Bring on All the Cameras Hell Yeah, Bring on All the Cameras

After lackluster 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.

Palm's Ultra Tiny Phone Is an Absolute Snack Palm's Ultra Tiny Phone Is an Absolute Snack

There’s just something about this phone. From the moment I laid 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…

This Could Be the Cheap Pixel 3 People Were Hoping for

Back before the Pixel line was a thing, Google’s Nexus phones were prized for their solid builds, stock software (with day-one updates), and affordable prices. But after several generations of Pixels with flagship price tags, it’s seemed like making affordable phones was something Google left in the past. That may…

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro Is a Technical Marvel Huawei's Mate 20 Pro Is a Technical Marvel

If we judged the new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro like Olympic figure skaters, they’d no doubt earn 10s across the board for technical merit. That’s because even though they don’t have a built-in stylus, Huawei’s new flagship phone duo offers almost every other feature you could want, and I don’t just mean the easy shit.

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