Pixel 5 and 4A 5G review: classic Google

From The Verge. The Pixel 5 and 4A 5G are Google’s flagship phones that aren’t technically flagships. They have the classic Google cameras but they also have other "classic" parts like a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and processor that isn’t the fastest you can get. Do they do enough to justify their prices? Dieter Bohn reviews…

OnePlus 8T review: numbers game

From The Verge. The OnePlus 8T is better specced in almost every way than the OnePlus 8 it succeeds from earlier this year. It’s got quicker 65W fast charging, a higher 120Hz refresh rate display, a bigger 4,500mAh battery, and an extra camera. If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn…

Apple iPhone 12 event in under 12 minutes

From The Verge. Apple’s iPhone 12 reveal event just wrapped and the company revealed the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple’s newest smartphones have a new design with flat edges, and they all support 5G wireless networks. Apple also unveiled the HomePod mini, a smaller and more…

Can you name all of these Samsung phones?

From The Verge. Samsung has made no fewer than six "flagship" phones this year: the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 FE, S20 Ultra, Note 20, and Note 20 Ultra. Phew. In this episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn looks at why Samsung makes so many phones and explains how to tell them apart. Hint: it’s all…

Sony A7C Review: a little ripper!

From The Verge. The Sony A7C is a small in size, big in specs full-frame camera with a large ISO range, 24.2MP sensor, and fast autofocus. Coming in at $1,800, it has the sensor, processor, and autofocus system of 2018’s A7 III in a body that’s closer in size to the A6600. Becca Farsace has…

This is the best Apple Watch

From The Verge. Apple Watch Series 6 has lots of tiny updates over the Series 5, but none of them add up to a must-upgrade. It is the best smartwatch, but don’t forget that Apple’s other watches are also great. Plus, the blood oxygen monitor is unreliable. Dieter Bohn has the full review. If you…

Google Pixel 5 Event in 6 minutes

From The Verge. The Google Pixel 5 event wasn’t long at just 30 minutes, but it was packed with product announcements. The company debuted the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4A 5G, a new Chromecast with the Google TV interface, and the Nest Audio speaker. If you didn’t have time to watch or want to watch…

The best projectors for your living room

From The Verge. We tested nine different projectors to find the best one suited for most situations. There are a lot of choices when it comes to projectors. Laser or lamp-based? DLP or LCD? 1080 or 4K? However, the most important things are: how easy it is to set up, audio, image quality, and price.…

iPad 2020 review: here we go again, again

From The Verge. Apple’s 8th-gen iPad for 2020 continues to be one of the best deals in tech: a stupendous tablet for less than $500. But there are things that grate: the lack of multi user, the low base storage, and no USB-C. In this review, Dieter Bohn looks at the very good and increasingly…

Apple Watch Series 6 hands-on

From The Verge. The Apple Watch Series 6 features a blood oxygen monitor, but it’s a wellness device, not a medical device. Apple knows how to make a great smartwatch: the processor is faster, the screen is brighter, and the altimeter is always on. Those Memoji watch faces are a little weird, though. Learn more:…

Apple September 2020 event in 12 minutes

From The Verge. Apple’s “Time Flies” event is over, bringing some new hardware. Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6 with blood oxygen monitoring and a more affordable Watch SE. The company also unveiled an all-new iPad Air with an edge-to-edge display and an A14 Bionic chip as well as a new eighth-generation iPad. Here’s…

Microsoft Surface Duo review: double troubles

From The Verge. The Surface Duo – Microsoft is back into the phone game with its own Android device. It’s a two-screened folding phone that runs all of Microsoft’s best apps. But making the device so thin and spending so much time on development means that there are some compromises. In this review, Dieter Bohn…

Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success

From The Verge. Samsung’s back with the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Good news: no durability drama! It’s well-made, fast, and feels sturdy. Bad news: it’s still super expensive at $2,000 in the US. In this review, Dieter Bohn breaks down all the pros and cons to this little tablet phone thing. Read the full review…

Android 11 review: the most important settings

From The Verge. Android 11 is officially here. It’s out for Google Pixels and even some OnePlus phones. In this review, Dieter Bohn looks at the key settings you need to know to corral chat conversations, bubbles, location permissions, media controls, and the new power menu. The job of any mature OS is managing complexity…

iPhone SE vs. Pixel 4A: battle of the budget camera

From The Verge. Google’s Pixel 4A or Apple’s iPhone SE? In this episode of Full Frame, Becca Farsace put both cameras to the test. Because the best camera you can buy for under $400 in 2020 is on a smartphone. It’s an all-out camera battle in NYC. Correction at 4:00: The zoom function on both…

Fold, Flip, or Duo: why fold a phone?

From The Verge. With the Microsoft Duo, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Flip, there are now three kinds of folding phones with real momentum behind them. In this episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn looks at what each type of folding phone is good at and asks why you’d want to fold your phone…

Fortnite vs Apple: App Store Royale

From The Verge. Fortnite has been kicked off both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store, after a growing dispute between Epic Games and Apple and Google. But the roots of the dispute go back to Steve Jobs and the origin of the App Store model — a model Epic is now trying…

Note 20 Ultra review: big phone, small updates

From The Verge. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 has nearly every top-end spec you could ask for on an Android phone, including a massive 6.9-inch high refresh rate 120Hz screen. The camera system fixes what was wrong with the S20 Ultra. And Samsung Notes is …really good? It’s really good, especially with the S Pen stylus.…

Galaxy Buds Live review: good beans, no compromises

From The Verge. The Galaxy Buds Live are Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds and for $169.99 the Buds Live have a style all their own, well actually they share it with a damn kidney bean. But bean jokes aside, although these wireless earbuds come in a unique shape, they retain the solid hardware and audio…