Pixel 4A review: $349 for the basics

From The Verge. Google’s Pixel 4A is here, and has even announced the upcoming Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5. Today, though, we have a Pixel 4A review. Google has priced the Pixel 4A at just $349, which is $100 less than a 128GB iPhone SE. Even at that aggressive cost, the 4A delivers a…

OnePlus Buds Review: new buds, who dis

From The Verge. OnePlus Buds are here. The new $79 earbuds look similar to Apple’s AirPods with a rigid, hard plastic design. They offer good battery life, decent sound, and a cheap way for OnePlus owners to get into true wireless earbuds. Becca Farsace has the full review for the OnePlus Buds. Read the full…

Sony Xperia 1 II vs ZV-1: how to choose

From The Verge. The Sony Xperia 1 II or the ZV-1? If the most important thing on a new phone for you is the camera, what if you just bought a camera instead of a new phone? In this episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn compares the Sony Xperia 1 II smartphone and the Sony ZV-1…

Building a camera: the plan was simple until it wasn’t

From The Verge. We built a DIY camera with the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera using C-mount and CS–mount lenses. The Raspberry Pi is a super tiny computer that is highly programmable. People have used these to program everything from smart mirrors, to portable arcades, to COVID-19 case counters, and even greenhouses. They are tiny…

iOS 14 beta: It’s complicated…finally

From The Verge. iOS 14 for the iPhone has the biggest changes Apple has ever made to the home screen. You can add widgets to any screen, there’s a whole new app library, and you can even turn off whole pages. In this episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn explains what it all means. Read more:…

Apple WWDC 2020 keynote in 18 minutes

From The Verge. WWDC 2020, Apple’s online developer conference, was full of huge announcements. If you weren’t watching live to see what’s coming next for macOS, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more, we’ve pulled together all of the biggest moments for you right here. Read more: https://bit.ly/2YSQWS4 0:00 Introduction 0:56 iOS 14 8:40 iPadOS 14…

Amazon’s $110 tablet is great and terrible

From The Verge. Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet starts at $90 and goes up to $140 with a wireless charger bundle. It’s a Fire OS tablet that runs Android apps, but what it’s really meant for is watching Prime video, calling on Alexa, and reading Kindle books. It’s good at those things, but bad at…

Playstation 5 event in 22 minutes (hardware + games)

From The Verge. Sony unveiled the new Playstation 5 and debuted a bunch of PS5 game trailers, including Resident Evil 8, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and more. We even got to see what the accessories look like. The next-generation PS5 will arrive later this year during the holidays. Read more:…

Android 11 hands-on: all the features!

From The Verge. Android 11 beta is available today for Pixel phones. Google has changed around how you manage notifications from your text message apps, added bubbles, improved location permissions, and put smart home controls in the power menu. Dieter Bohn looks at everything that’s coming up for Android. Learn more: https://bit.ly/37iIJKz Chapters: 0:00 Introduction…

How 5G works: the pros and cons

From The Verge. 5G internet has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the tech world over the past few years. As the next generation of cellular technology, the faster speeds and lower latencies it promises to change everything from your phone to fields like self-driving cars and remote surgery. But there’s also been a…

Why Spotify bought Joe Rogan’s podcast

From The Verge. Spotify announced this week that Joe Rogan’s enormously successful show, The Joe Rogan Experience, will become a Spotify-exclusive. Combined with a blockbuster spree of other podcast acquisitions over the last year and a half, the company is now set up to become the biggest name in podcasting — and maybe audio overall.…

Surface Earbuds review: too little, too late

From The Verge. The Surface Earbuds – back in October, Microsoft announced these tiny PopSocket-looking satellite dish things for your ears. It’s the company’s first attempt at a fully wireless in-ear bud and seven months later they are finally available for an asking price of $200. But in the time they were announced to the…

Surface Go 2 review: don’t push it

From The Verge. The Surface Go 2, Microsoft’s new tiny Windows 10 tablet, comes in two configurations: one is slow and starts at $500 with the keyboard, and the other is a little faster and starts at $730 with the keyboard. It’s adorable, but Intel’s processors hold it back. Read the full review: https://bit.ly/2WA6SbP If…

TCL 10 Pro review: the TV brand takes on phones

From The Verge. The TCL 10 Pro is bringing the brand into the world of smartphones. TCL has made a name for itself in the world of TVs, but the brand is relatively unknown when it comes to phones. The TCL 10 Pro is an attempt to change that. It’s got a high-end design paired…

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: almost

From The Verge. Samsung’s new Galaxy A51 costs $399 and makes a big 6.5-inch screen affordable. It has a 48-megapixel camera, 4,000mAh battery, and is part of a big push to make Samsung’s most popular phone line worldwide more common in the US. Samsung’s mantra is that it has an "awesome screen, awesome camera, long-lasting…

What happens when AI stops playing games? [Paid Content for IBM]

From The Verge. The question, “can a machine be made to think like a person?” has always been tied to strategy games. Games, with their clear rules and obvious winners and losers, were perfect proving grounds for early computer scientists, who could break them down into clearly defined problem sets. Audiences could marvel at the…