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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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Motorola has been on a tear lately, announcing a new phone every time we look away. In recent weeks, Moto has revealed the 2023 Edge+, Moto G Stylus, and Moto G 5G. Now, there's yet another new Moto phone, and this one's got a stylus, too. The Moto G Stylus 5G is a pumped up version of the non-5G stylus with a... Read more...
Windows XP is the operating system that just won't die. After its 2001 release, XP would go on to sell more than 400 million copies. Microsoft tried to end support for the OS several times over the years, but there were too many people still relying on it. In 2014, Microsoft finally moved past XP, but the community... Read more...
It's not often that a new player manages to break into the smartphone market, which has matured to the point that even some legacy players are unable to compete. However, Nothing founder Carl Pei has an advantage as a founder of OnePlus. Nothing launched the Phone (1) internationally last year, but its second device... Read more...
Sony never got deep into the metaverse, a supposed VR-based successor to the internet that was all anyone could talk about in 2022. The metaverse has since cooled, leaving gaming as the primary use case for virtual reality. Sony is reporting some surprising success there. After weeks of conflicting reports about... Read more...
The generative AI genie is out of the bottle, and we're still not sure what form this electronic entity will take. Microsoft and Google are both pushing a new version of web search based on AI, and these machines are increasingly being used to generate images, videos, and text that look like they were created by... Read more...
Microsoft is eager to complete its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, but some regulators aren't having it. One of the ways Microsoft has sought to allay regulatory fears is by handing out 10-year cloud gaming deals like candy—a good thing for fans of cloud gaming. Microsoft's streaming deal with NVIDIA is going into... Read more...
Motorola was early to the foldable game with the Razr brand, but it didn't stick with it initially. Samsung has since surpassed Motorola as the undisputed king of foldable phones, in both tablet and flip phone form factors. Moto is teasing the next phase of its foldable journey, however, announcing that the expected... Read more...
PC gaming used to be all about building the biggest, badest tower with ample room for a beefy GPU, but PC games are increasingly coming to the small screen. The Steam Deck's success has gamers looking for more ways to play PC games on the small screen, and Asus hopes the ROG Ally will be able to pick up where Valve... Read more...
Samsung has been the clear leader in foldable phone technology for the past several years, but it finally has some competition. Google unveiled the Pixel Fold at I/O this week, following months of leaks and speculation. This device aims for the same ultra-premium market as the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but there are some key... Read more...
We're less than a month away from the release of Diablo IV, and NVIDIA has teamed up with Blizzard to give you another way to lay your hands on the latest installation in the iconic series. All you have to do is buy a video card. Not just any video card, though. For a limited time, select RTX 40-series cards will come... Read more...
Google has some big hardware plans for the next few weeks, with a foldable, a budget smartphone, and a tablet all dropping within weeks of each other. Google pre-announced the tablet, predictably known as the Pixel Tablet, at last year's Google I/O. We won't have to wait for this year's I/O to get all the details... Read more...
Game controllers exist in myriad price brackets, from ultra-premium gamepads that cost $200 to barebones wired models that cost a few bucks. Naturally, the cheaper controllers aren't very good, but 8Bitdo just launched pre-orders for its new budget controller that could prove to be the exception. The 8BitDo Ultimate C... Read more...
OnePlus Pad - $479 MSRP The first OnePlus tablet offers slick, beautiful hardware in a compelling form factor, but its software support could use some work. Sharp, bright display with 7:5 aspect ratio Fast 67W charging and included plug Excellent battery life Sleek aluminum chassis Consistent performance Sharp... Read more...
While some previously prominent smartphone manufacturers, like LG and HTC, have dropped off, Motorola is still at it. Moto has struggled to produce a widely successful flagship smartphone in recent years, but it's not giving up. The new Moto Edge+ for 2023 is shaping up to be the best phone Motorola has released in... Read more...
Veteran smartphone leaker Evan "evleaks" Blass is back at it, having just revealed a raft of Google Pixel Fold images and info. Naturally, Google hasn't acknowledged this upcoming foldable's existence, but these are no blurry-cam photos. Blass has posted high-resolution press renders, as well as some precise... Read more...
Conventional wisdom holds that adding two-factor authentication (2FA) is the best way to secure your online accounts. With this feature enabled, a threat actor would need your login credentials, as well as a one-time code to access your data. Google Authenticator is a popular way to store two-factor codes, and a... Read more...
A new piece of Windows malware is making the rounds, but what else is new? You never want to fall victim to a malware campaign, but this one is particularly troublesome. EvilExtractor is billed as an "all-in-one" solution for your online criminal needs. With this one tool, a threat actor can monitor keystrokes, steal... Read more...
ASUS ROG Phone 7 Ultimate - $2,499 MSRP ($999 for non-Ultimate) The latest ASUS ROG Phone offers unparalleled, consistent mobile gaming performance and speed, but the flagship design will come at a premium price. Sharp, bright display with 165Hz refresh Fast 65W charging and included plug Excellent performance... Read more...
Blizzard gave anxious gamers two chances to try Diablo IV a few weeks back, but the preview and beta weekends didn't quite give developers everything they wanted. So, anyone who missed those tests or just didn't get their fill of hack-and-slash questing will get another shot. Blizzard has announced a "Server Slam"... Read more...
When Google TV launched—or rather, relaunched—with the new Chromecast, Google had big plans for live TV integration via its YouTube TV service. In the intervening years, many of Google's competitors like Roku have embraced so-called free ad-supported television (FAST). Now, Google is stepping up with the addition of... Read more...
Samsung sells the most foldable phones by far, but it has done little to advance its hardware in the most recent generations. A new leak of the upcoming Vivo X Fold 2 suggests the phone will surpass Samsung's current foldable hardware, giving the Korean company something to aim for when it releases the Galaxy Z Fold 5... Read more...
Storage heavyweight Western Digitial announced over the weekend that it has suffered a "network security incident," which is a less alarming way to say its systems have been hacked by unknown threat actors. The company says it is currently working to investigate the attack and secure its systems, and that means... Read more...
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