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Oculus Co-Founder’s Departure Could Mean Bad Things for Facebook VR Oculus Co-Founder’s Departure Could Mean Bad Things for Facebook VR

Facebook made a splashy entrance into VR when it purchased fledgling startup Oculus back in 2014 for $2.3 billion. However, even after putting out the first consumer-ready Oculus Rift in 2016, which was followed up by this year’s Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, today’s departure of Oculus co-f0under and…

The Razer Phone 2's Biggest Upgrade Is Being Better at Everyday Life The Razer Phone 2's Biggest Upgrade Is Being Better at Everyday Life

When Razer birthed a new category of phone last year, the company offered gamers two features that weren’t typically found on your average handset: a big 4,000 mAh battery and a fantastic 120Hz display that made games look and feel extra smooth. But now that the rest of the smartphone world has started to care more…

The Fancy Display Tech Samsung Apparently Wants for Its Future Phones Sounds Amazing The Fancy Display Tech Samsung Apparently Wants for Its Future Phones Sounds Amazing

Samsung is one of the clear leaders in mobile display tech, and its screens are found in a wide range of flagship devices including its own Galaxy phones and those of its biggest competitors like Apple. However, one of the biggest complaints about the Galaxy S9 is that looks virtually identical to last year’s device,…

The Incredible Evolution of the Smartphone Notch: From Bezels to All Screen The Incredible Evolution of the Smartphone Notch: From Bezels to All Screen

Despite Essential being first, after Apple adopted the notch, nearly every other smartphone maker jumped on the bandwagon and made those stupid little cutouts at the top of the screen the most discussed and reviled feature on handsets in the last 18 months.

Apple Finally Announces Day It Will Probably Announce Some New iPads Apple Finally Announces Day It Will Probably Announce Some New iPads

When Apple launched its new iPhones back in September, the company did a good job of fleshing out its handset lineup with the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. But still, it felt like new iPhones and Apple Watches were only part of the equation.

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Goes Hard at Mobile Productivity With Huge Battery Life Claims and LTE Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Goes Hard at Mobile Productivity With Huge Battery Life Claims and LTE

I’m not going to say the PC is dying, that would be ridiculous. But over the last 10 years, there are certain segments of the computer market that have been declining, like tablets, netbooks, and depending on how you look at it, the traditional clamshell laptop. In the meantime, there’s been a new generation of more…

Twitter Makes it Easier to See When People Break the Rules Twitter Makes it Easier to See When People Break the Rules

To make its policing of bad actors a little more obvious, Twitter is instituting new policies that should help users hide offensive content and see what happens after a tweet gets reported.

This Gorgeous All-Screen Phone Shows How the Notch Dies This Gorgeous All-Screen Phone Shows How the Notch Dies

When you look at the design of Apple, Samsung, and Google’s latest phones, there’s very little to distinguish this year’s crop from 2017’s has-beens. Meanwhile, outside of the big three, every other phone maker seemed content to jump on the notched screen bandwagon and settle for similarly iterative aesthetics. And…

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro Is Absolutely Loaded Huawei's Mate 20 Pro Is Absolutely Loaded

Earlier this year, Huawei passed Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world, which is pretty impressive when you consider that the company’s best phones like the P20 Pro aren’t officially sold in the U.S. And because of the current business climate, where largely going to miss out on Huawei’s…

Amazon's Most Popular Kindle Could Now Be Its Best Buy Amazon's Most Popular Kindle Could Now Be Its Best Buy

When Amazon released its revamped Kindle Oasis last year, we called it the best ereader of all time. But $250 is lot to spend on something that’s essentially a single-purpose device. So, to shore up the other end of its ereader line, Amazon has made a new Kindle Paperwhite sporting many of the high-end features found…

Google Pixel 3 Review: The Other Way to Make a Killer Phone Google Pixel 3 Review: The Other Way to Make a Killer Phone

The history of smartphone improvement has largely relied on companies cramming faster or more powerful components into the now ubiquitous glass slabs we carry around. But the Pixel 3 is something else. Instead of focusing on things like a brighter screen, tons of RAM, or multiple rear cameras, almost all of the Pixel…

The Galaxy A9 Suggests Samsung Might Be Hooked on Multi-Cameras The Galaxy A9 Suggests Samsung Might Be Hooked on Multi-Cameras

After a fair amount of hype and even more leaks, Samsung’s Galaxy A9 finally got announced today in Malaysia. While it’s unclear if the Galaxy A9 will ever see an official release stateside, Samsung’s world-first phone with four rear cams could be a preview of what’s to come on the Galaxy S10 next year.

Razer Built the Phone Gamers Deserve (It Has RGB Lights) Razer Built the Phone Gamers Deserve (It Has RGB Lights)

The first time you test something, you check out its design, you try all the new features, but even after an hour or more, the device still doesn’t feel as familiar as something you own and use every day. And yet, the first time I sat down and played a round of PUBG Mobile using the Razer Phone 2, I finished with a…

Essential's Next Phone Will Be a Wildly Different, AI-Powered Companion: Report Essential's Next Phone Will Be a Wildly Different, AI-Powered Companion: Report

Making smartphones is hard, and despite having one of the best pedigrees in the business, Andy Rubin’s company stumbled out of the gate when it launched the Essential PH-1 last year. At first, the Essential Phone’s camera wasn’t great and it’s software wasn’t quite as smooth as we’d like, but thanks to continued…

Pixel 3: Everything About Google's Great Android Phone Hope (Update: First Impressions) Pixel 3: Everything About Google's Great Android Phone Hope (Update: First Impressions)

Google’s third-gen Pixels might be the most leaked phones ever. From numerous Russian tech sites getting their hands on production-ready devices to stores in Hong Kong selling handsets a week ahead of the official announcement, there’s a lot info about the new Pixels floating around. But one thing all of the leaks…

Facebook Launches a Camera for Your Home—What Could Possibly Go Wrong Facebook Launches a Camera for Your Home—What Could Possibly Go Wrong

Hot off the news of a massive user-data breach, today Facebook is entering the smart display wars with Portal, a connected gadget with speakers and a screen, built-in Alexa integration, and even deeper ties into Facebook for people who don’t yet distrust Facebook with every fiber of their being.

The Nokia 7.1 Is a $350 Budget Phone You Might Actually Want The Nokia 7.1 Is a $350 Budget Phone You Might Actually Want

No, this isn’t the wild bug-eyed Nokia phone with five rear cameras we’ve been hoping to see, but it’s something arguably just as important. That’s because the new Nokia 7.1 is simply a well-built phone with solid specs for a very reasonable price.

LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New

Anytime Google does a big revamp to its smartwatch platform, it seems like LG is always close behind with new wearable to test out how good that new OS really is. Unfortunately, LG’s most recent attempt was kind of dud, but with the new W7, LG may have finally created something with a little more legs (or in this…

LG's 5-Camera Phone Offers a Snapshot of the Incredible Multi-Lens Future LG's 5-Camera Phone Offers a Snapshot of the Incredible Multi-Lens Future

If the new LG V40 was a person, it would almost certainly be an AV nerd. On the outside, it’s dressed in a rather drab, but not offensive outfit. Inside, it’s got some serious camera talent.

Google Assistant Just Got Upgraded With Better Touch Support and Richer Visuals Google Assistant Just Got Upgraded With Better Touch Support and Richer Visuals

At first, the Google Assistant was designed primarily as a voice-based helper. However, after making its way to phones, smart displays, and whatever else Google can cram its assistant into, being forced to use your voice to access a lot of GA features hasn’t always offered the best experience. So today, Google has…

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