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AT&T has been hit with backlash from nearly every corner of the tech sphere for its 5G Evolution (5G E) branding, which has almost universally been deemed misleading to customers. In fact, Sprint filed a lawsuit against AT&T over its 5G E campaign, stating in its filing, "AT&T has sought to gain an unfair advantage in... Read more...
The Indian market is one of the fastest growing markets for smartphones, internet users, and other electronic devices. The challenge for device makers and services is that the country is extremely price conscious as many in the nation have lower incomes. A low cost strategy is in part why budget smartphone maker OnePlus was able to beat out Read more...
Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home are growing rapidly in popularity -- especially in the United States -- as more people are using them for everyday inquiries ranging from turning on/off lights, starting complicated smart routines, to getting traffic and weather updates, to playing back some upbeat... Read more...
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti was one of the worst kept secrets in the tech industry, as specs and retail card leaks kept leaking on a continual basis. Last week, we were finally able to get a true glimpse of what this "budget" card can do and it dominates the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1060 while offering comparable... Read more...
Being a PC gamer can be a challenge in today's console-centric world. Cool games launch first on consoles, and the PC gamer has to sit and wait until a launch date is announced, sometimes months or even years after the game landed on the console. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a perfect example; that game is still not... Read more...
When you think of Dell or its Alienware brand, the first thing that comes to mind is probably PCs, and not peripherals. Be that as it may, Dell is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the peripheral market as part of a larger play, one in which it can sell gamers on a unified ecosystem through its Alienware division... Read more...
T-Mobile has been talking up its new 600MHz 5G network that will give coverage using different types of bandwidths around the nation. T-Mobile has stated that its 5G network needs all spectrum bands to provide the best coverage. The company says that its millimeter wave (mmWave) tech is for dense urban areas, mid-band... Read more...
We already know that Porsche is fully committed to electrifying its vehicle lineup. The German automaker has dabbled with hybrid-electric performance vehicles for the past decade, and its first production electric car -- the Taycan -- is expected to be revealed in production form later this year. However, the company... Read more...
Before the advent of smartphones and tablets, using the bathroom meant getting cozy with a paper magazine, newspaper, or heck even a shampoo bottle to pass the time. Now it's Angry Birds and scrolling through Facebook. It should come as no surprise, then, that your smartphone may be contaminated with fecal matter. As gross as that sounds, Read more...
There has been a concerted effort by the smartphone industry at large to slim down handsets and get rid of the bezel, all in attempt to maximize portability. Energizer has decided to take a different approach. The battery maker is at Mobile World Congress showing off a thick phone that double as a power brick, or... Read more...
Ah, the sweet rejuvenation of a good night's sleep is like nothing else. The trick is actually getting a solid eight hours of rest. It is an important part of health and well being, and unfortunately, sleep tracking is not a native feature of Apple's smartwatch. That is going to change, though, with Apple said to be... Read more...
The driver situation for Ryzen APUs with Radeon Vega Graphics hasn't exactly been optimal (to say the least) since the chips initially launched back in 2017. Whereas the company's mainline Radeon graphics cards (i.e. Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX Vega 56/64) get continual driver updates to provide Game Day-0 support, Ryzen... Read more...
Linus Torvalds has never been one to mince words. Sometimes he can be a little too brash in his opinion, a trait he acknowledged before taking a brief hiatus for some soul searching. He is also extremely knowledgeable. A bit of both (brashness and knowledge) came out in a series of forum posts discussing ARM hardware... Read more...
Qualcomm is wasting no time in advancing its 5G implementations for smartphone and PC platforms. The company's first-generation Snapdragon X50 modems are now shipping in the world's first 5G smartphones, and the company last week announced its second-generation Snapdragon X55, which will ship in devices next... Read more...
Microsoft is participating in MWC 2019, and at the show, it unveiled its new HoloLens 2 headset. On the heels of unveiling the new product, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is defending the contract that the software giant has landed with the U.S. military that will see it supplying augment reality hardware; a contract... Read more...
The security of devices has never been more at the forefront of thought for many users as it is now. Hackers from around the world are targeting the devices that we use each day from smartphones to tablets to PCs. One of the ways that consumers can avoid being hacked is to choose passwords that are more complex and... Read more...
Odds are that most people have multiple devices that need internet connectivity on the go, be it a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. These gadgets represent a significant investment in money and with 5G looming, many might be considering updating their devices to take advantage of the faster connectivity. If all you want... Read more...
Qualcomm is combining one of its most powerful 64-bit SoCs with its latest innovations in 5G mobility to deliver what it calls the world’s first commercial 5G PC platform. At the heart of this new platform is the company’s Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, which was first announced back in December 2018. The... Read more...
Qualcomm on Monday announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) that it is extending its proprietary Quick Charge compliance program to wireless. Furthermore, Qualcomm is not trying to replace Qi as the industry standard. Instead, the compliance program will ensure Quick Charge and Qi interoperability, the company... Read more...
If you need any more evidence that the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are fast approaching, look no further than these FCC filings by Google. Two Google smartphones just tiptoed through the FCC this morning carrying the model numbers A4RG020C and A4RG020G. It is rumored that those model designations correspond to... Read more...
It seems the smartphone scene is often dominated by Apple, Samsung, and to an extent Huawei, but those are not the only three players in the mobile handset market. Lest anyone forget that Sony makes smartphones as well, the company just unveiled the world's first phone with a 4K OLED display, the Xperia 1. Sony's... Read more...
HMD Global, the “home” of Nokia phones, introduced a number of smartphones at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. One of their most striking devices is the Nokia 9 PureView, which features a “Penta-lens” camera system with Zeiss Optics and Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 9 PureView includes seven... Read more...
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