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  • Android 9 Pie beta release now available for the Nokia 8

    Despite HMD Global’s promises of super-quick Android updates across its entire line of Nokia phones, Pie is taking a while to reach most devices. The Nokia 6.1/6.1 Plus, 7.1, and 7 Plus have received Android 9, but the rest are still waiting. For the impatient Nokia 8 owners out there, you can now download a […]

  • The T-Mobile OnePlus 6T’s second update adds an Assistant power button shortcut and not much else

    Carrier versions of phones tend to get updates slower than their unlocked counterparts, so it’s no surprise that the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T is receiving updates later than the standard model. This time around, the update’s sole highlight is a new power button shortcut for Google Assistant, with everything else merely being upgrades and optimizations. You […]

  • [Update: Granted bail] Canada arrests Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, China warns ‘grave consequences’

    Update 1: 2018/12/11 7:17pm PST Two days ago, Canadian police arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, following an extradition request by the United States government. Wanzhou was arrested for allegedly covering up Huawei’s links to a company that tried to sell equipment to Iran — a country under trade sanctions by the United […]

  • The new Kindle Paperwhite is $30-40 off ($100-$120) right now

    Amazon makes the best e-readers around — mostly because Barnes Noble hasn’t refreshed its Nook lineup in years (excluding the recent LCD tablet) and Google never entered the market. New models of the Kindle Paperwhite arrived a few months ago, and now they’re on sale for the first time. The Paperwhite with 8GB storage is […]

  • The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

    Worldwide sales of voice assistant smart speakers have seen tremendous growth in the last year alone, and the same can be said of the smart home sector as a whole. The technology underpinning the products will continue to get better as prices come down, and new categories will keep springing up, but there’s a lot […]

  • The OnePlus 6T’s in-display fingerprint sensor becomes faster with every use

    Fingerprint sensors mounted under phone screens have finally made it to market, and the OnePlus 6T is one of the first phones with the new tech. In our review, we found that the in-display sensor isn’t as fast as previous OnePlus phones’ fingerprint sensors have been, though it’s still quick enough. However, in a recent […]

  • Razer Phone 2 drops to $700 ($100 off) at multiple retailers

    Razer’s second phone, creatively named “Razer Phone 2,” has been on the market for a couple of months now. Our review showed that it’s a good device overall, with many improvements over the original Razer Phone. It’s now available at a $100 discount from Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, and Newegg, bringing the price down to […]

  • Review: The Google Pixel Slate is a beautiful mess

    The Pixel Slate is, in a word, flawed. It’s not a very good laptop; the official keyboard case is nigh-unusable on anything but a completely flat surface, far too bulky for most airline trays, and the folding fabric kickstand can make balancing it a precarious affair. Nor is it an especially good tablet, with Chrome […]

  • [Update: C2 sales get started with 10% discount] Mobvoi announces TicWatch C2 at London event, plus TicPods Free earbuds are now on sale

    Update 1: 2018/12/06 11:10am PST Chinese AI company Mobvoi hosted an event in London today, in part to raise awareness for digital wellbeing, but mainly to make two announcements. The TicPods Free true wireless earbuds that we first heard about in April are now on general sale, but the main attraction is the brand new TicWatch […]