Motorola Razr review: flip phone flop

From The Verge. The Motorola Razr is finally here and Dieter Bohn has a full review. The big question is how much is the foldable worth? Is it worth $1500 as a Verizon exclusive? Not for what you get: mediocre cameras, sub-par battery, and a weird-feeling screen. Better luck next time, goodbye moto. Learn more:…

Motorola Razr review: flip phone flop

From The Verge. The Motorola Razr is finally here and Dieter Bohn has a full review. The big question is how much is the foldable worth? Is it worth $1500 as a Verizon exclusive? Not for what you get: mediocre cameras, sub-par battery, and a weird-feeling screen. Better luck next time, goodbye moto. Learn more:…

Galaxy Z Flip vs. Motorola Razr: no contest

From The Verge. Dieter Bohn brought Motorola’s flip phone to Samsung’s big event to compare it to the Z Flip. Every mistake the Razr makes — and they are myriad — the Z Flip avoids. Samsung’s foldable doesn’t creak, likely has better cameras, has a bigger battery and wireless charging, a faster processor, and a…

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on

From The Verge. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, its second folding phone. This phone’s big improvement over foldables to date is the use of a glass screen, and it definitely feels a whole lot nicer. It feels like glass, and it can’t be easily marked up by a fingernail like the plastic screens used…

Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra hands-on

From The Verge. Samsung announced its latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. The camera system is the big, new thing, plus a 120Hz screen. Dieter Bohn goes hands-on with the new phones, their wild zoom lenses, and more. They’ll be available March 6th with prices ranging from $999.99…

Bad voting tech is ruining US elections

From The Verge. The Iowa Caucuses kicked off the Democratic primary on February 3, 2020 — but because of a bad app, it took days to report results. It’s a bad sign for 2020, and a look at just how fragile our election infrastructure has gotten — but the problem is even bigger than you…

Microsoft accidentally made a great Chromebook

From The Verge. Now that the new Chromium version of the Microsoft Edge browser has a native ARM beta, Dieter Bohn gives the Surface Pro X another go. What happens when you use it like a "Chromebook," only using the Edge browser and web apps whenever possible? It ends up being a lot nicer than…

Exclusive look at Cruise’s first fully driverless car

From The Verge. Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, revealed its first vehicle to operate without a human driver, the Cruise Origin. The vehicle, which lacks a steering wheel and pedals, is designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than typical self-driving cars. Cruise says the electric vehicle will be deployed as part of…

The electric skateboard trying to dethrone Boosted

From The Verge. The Dot electric skateboards have three models; Compact, Cruiser, and Transporter. The motors, batteries, and wheels are customizable depending on how much range and speed you want. While the board’s hub motors allow them to cruise freely like a traditional skateboard, we discovered that the regenerative braking system has one big flaw.…

The future of foldable PCs at CES 2020

From The Verge. CES 2020 has demonstrated the state of foldable screen technology. We look at Intel’s Horseshoe Bend prototype, Dell’s Concept Ori and Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold. On one hand, the showings have convinced me that these products will be a big deal at some point. On the other, they’ve convinced me that that…

Sony Vision-S concept car first look

From The Verge. Sony made a car. That’s right, the Japanese tech conglomerate surprised everyone at CES 2020 when it announced the Sony Vision-S, an electric concept car that’s chock full of screens, sensors, and all sorts of technology the company is known for. Sony doesn’t plan to mass-produce the car, but it’s certainly turned…

Segway S-Pod looks weird, but it’s really fun

From The Verge. The S-Pod is like a traditional Segway that you can sit in. The new egg-shaped two-wheeler from Segway-Ninebot is meant to let people sit while they effortlessly cruise around campuses, theme parks, airports, and maybe even cities. Instead of leaning to move, though, it’s controlled by a small joystick. And it has…