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Ryan Whitwam

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Ryan is a writer, editor, and lover of all things electronic. He's been covering technology and science for almost 15 years at sites like Android Police, ExtremeTech, The Wirecutter, and more. He has probably reviewed more smartphones than most people will own in their entire lives. Follow him on Twitter

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T-Mobile subscribers who have been enjoying their cheap grandfathered plans are getting a rude awakening. The carrier has started notifying some of its oldest customers that their bills are going up, and the increases could be significant for those with multiple lines. The good news is that if you haven't received a... Read more...
Look at the heart of most flagship Android phones, and you'll find Qualcomm silicon. The San Diego-based firm has seen huge success with its Snapdragon Arm chips, but OEMs looking to use the next-gen version might be hit with sticker shock. A leak on the Chinese Weibo social network predicts the price of the... Read more...
You might have missed it between all the raving about Google's Gemini AI, but Google I/O included some juicy details on the next version of Android. After releasing the first Android 15 beta earlier this year, Google has now moved on to the second beta release, and it includes a feature that could make your phone less... Read more...
Microsoft has been trying to kickstart Windows on ARM for years, but this probably isn't what the company had in mind. A modder has revealed that it is possible to get Windows 11 running on the Nintendo Switch. Although, "running" might be a little generous. The OS works, but it barely crawls along on the Switch's... Read more...
Google Pixel 8a - Starting At $499 The Google Pixel 8a is sleek, speedy, and shoots better photos than virtually any other budget phone. Solid build quality Gorgeous OLED display Excellent camera performance Same processor as flagship Pixels Lots and lots of AI features Seven years of guaranteed updates Sharp, bright... Read more...
A new Android update is rolling out, bundling the latest security patches to keep you safe from malicious apps and websites. Most phones will have to wait to get these updates, but Google's Pixel line will see the fixes without delay. The latest patch also includes some improvements and bug fixes specific to the Pixel... Read more...
Helldivers 2 has been an unexpected hit for developer Arrowhead Game Studios, but Sony almost screwed it all up. The publisher recently announced that it would force all PC players to connect their game to a PlayStation Network (PSN) account. The player base revolted, and then Valve got involved. Now, Sony is backing... Read more...
Shares of NVDA and NVIDIA as a company is worth more money today than it ever has been, thanks to skyrocketing demand in Generative AI, and artificial intelligence in general. It produces the most powerful AI accelerators in the world, like the newly announced Blackwell "superchip," but what about all of those RTX... Read more...
The Google Play Store is the primary app repository for most Android users, and that makes it a tantalizing target for internet ne'er-do-wells. Google says it takes Play Store security seriously—so seriously, in fact, that it has whipped up a nifty little acronym to describe its approach. Google says that it leveraged... Read more...
WhiteFox Eclipse Mechanical Keyboard: Starting at $140 The WhiteFox Eclipse is a beautiful, mechanical keyboard with hot-swappable switches and an innovative modular design. Hotswappable switches Excellent feel and sound Modular design that's easy to disassemble Comes with high-quality switches and keycaps... Read more...
Any mouse will do if you're just pointing and clicking around the internet or toiling in Excel, but gamers demand more. Sometimes, they demand a lot more. Enter Razer and the new Viper V3 Pro. This mouse represents a major upgrade over the previous V2 edition in both features and included accessories. It's not cheap... Read more...
We increasingly expect our smartphones to go the distance, putting up with daily abuse and neglect for years. Samsung appears to be accepting that some of its devices can't keep up and has offered free repairs to customers with a specific display defect. Those with pricey Samsung phones in India can now rest easy that... Read more...
In 2024, the mere mention of a new AI initiative can send a company's stock price through the roof. Unlike so many other companies, Logitech isn't building its own large language models (LLMs), but it is making a new "AI mouse." Of course, the mouse doesn't use artificial intelligence, but it does offer you easy... Read more...
For as long as the Apple App Store has existed, iPhone owners have been clamoring for retro game emulators. This class of apps is common Android, but Apple's protectionist policies were designed to push people to buy more iPhone games rather than use game ROMs that Apple could not monetize. It looked as if things... Read more...
Most high-end PC components assume you want to show off—cases have windows, everything is crawling with RGB, and there are even connectors that make it easier to hide your cables. What if there aren't any cables, though? MSI has released a new PC case fan system that does away with cables. Well, almost—there are... Read more...
For any smart home gadget to be useful, it needs to communicate with other connected devices. There are numerous ways to do that, including Zigbee, Thread, and Matter, but sometimes Wi-Fi is just easier than dealing with confusing IoT standards. The problem is Wi-Fi was not originally designed for low-power IoT... Read more...
Google has a well-deserved reputation for killing products, and sometimes the users of those products are left in the lurch. There are still people upset about the death of Google Reader, for example. Google's latest end-of-life product won't elicit that kind of loyalty perhaps, but it's still a bummer to lose the... Read more...
Microsoft's Xbox product line is going through some changes, with the company's newfound desire to port previously exclusive titles to PlayStation. Regardless, anyone who sticks to playing Xbox games on the Xbox may soon have a new option as well. A series of leaked images purport to show Microsoft's unannounced white... Read more...
Your TV came with speakers, but let's face it, they're not very good. Adding a soundbar can instantly upgrade your audio game. However, a cheap speaker might not sound much better than what's built into the TV. You don't have to spend an arm and a leg for a serioud upgrade, though. Denon has announced a new soundbar... Read more...
TerraMaster F2-212: Starting at $169.99 The TerraMaster F2-212 is a great entry-level NAS that can add terabytes of reliable storage to your home network. Excellent price Great media server with hardware 4K transcoding Easy setup and management Single 1Gb LAN Port No expandability Limited software add-ons Drive bays... Read more...
The PlayStation 5 will turn four later this year, and by all accounts, Sony will celebrate by upgrading its successful game console. Some details of the alleged PlayStation 5 Pro have previously leaked, but a new leak has hit the internet with details on the memory, CPU, and more. Combined with the previous GPU leak... Read more...
The ASUS Zenfone line has been fulfilling the dreams of small phone lovers in recent years, but that's over with the release of the Zenfone 11 Ultra. This is a giant Android 14 smartphone, packing the latest Qualcomm silicon, a beefy battery, and an expansive 6.78-inch OLED screen. If the latest Zenfone looks... Read more...
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