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New iPad Air (2020) review
New iPad Air (2020) review

The new iPad Air for 2020 borrows all the best design elements from the iPad Pro. It has a bigger screen, smaller bezels, and works with all the Pro accessories. It also has a wicked fast A14 Bionic p...

Published: 10/21/2020
iPhone 12 review: new standard
iPhone 12 review: new standard

The Apple iPhone 12 has a lot of new stuff: a new OLED screen, 5G, MagSafe for charging and accessories, and a whole new design with a ceramic shield screen. Does all that add up to a must-upgrade? On...

Published: 10/20/2020
iPhone 12 Pro review: more shine
iPhone 12 Pro review: more shine

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro is beautiful to look at and hold, but isn’t much different from the less expensive iPhone 12. On top of that, the bigger iPhone 12 Pro Max stands to offer a better camera, which ...

Published: 10/20/2020
Pixel 5 and 4A 5G review: classic Google
Pixel 5 and 4A 5G review: classic Google

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 sens...

Published: 10/14/2020
OnePlus 8T review: numbers game
OnePlus 8T review: numbers game

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 b...

Published: 10/14/2020
Apple iPhone 12 event in under 12 minutes
Apple iPhone 12 event in under 12 minutes

Apple’s iPhone 12 event just wrapped and it 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 supp...

Published: 10/13/2020
Why Samsung makes so many phones
Why Samsung makes so many phones

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 Sa...

Published: 10/08/2020
Sony A7C Review: a little ripper!
Sony A7C Review: a little ripper!

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 20...

Published: 10/02/2020
Apple Watch Series 6 review: a minute update
Apple Watch Series 6 review: a minute update

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,...

Published: 10/01/2020
Google Pixel 5 Event in 6 minutes
Google Pixel 5 Event in 6 minutes

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, ...

Published: 09/30/2020
Xbox Series X hands-on: gameplay, load times, and Quick Resume
Xbox Series X hands-on: gameplay, load times, and Quick Resume

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S are new consoles designed for the next generation of gaming. We’ve got a hands-on with both consoles, and a closer look at load times, gameplay, and quick resume...

Published: 09/28/2020
The best projectors for your living room
The best projectors for your living room

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 m...

Published: 09/24/2020
iPad 2020 review: here we go again, again
iPad 2020 review: here we go again, again

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 ...

Published: 09/23/2020
GoPro Hero 9 review: 5K powerhouse under $500
GoPro Hero 9 review: 5K powerhouse under $500

The GoPro HERO9 action camera is more robust in almost every way: 5k video, larger battery, and a more robust 20-megapixel sensor. For $449, there is a lot of camera in a very small package. Becca Far...

Published: 09/16/2020
Apple September 2020 event in 12 minutes
Apple September 2020 event in 12 minutes

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-n...

Published: 09/15/2020
Microsoft Surface Duo review: double troubles
Microsoft Surface Duo review: double troubles

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 spendin...

Published: 09/10/2020
Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success
Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success

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 b...

Published: 09/09/2020
Android 11 review: the most important settings
Android 11 review: the most important settings

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, lo...

Published: 09/08/2020
iPhone SE vs. Pixel 4A: battle of the budget camera
iPhone SE vs. Pixel 4A: battle of the budget camera

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 a...

Published: 09/03/2020
Fold, Flip, or Duo: why fold a phone?
Fold, Flip, or Duo: why fold a phone?

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 typ...

Published: 09/02/2020
Recording police brutality: how one snap decision changed this town
Recording police brutality: how one snap decision changed this town

As Black Lives Matter protests have spread across America, more and more people have begun sharing clips of police violence online. It’s not just happening at protests, either: sometimes police violen...

Published: 08/31/2020
Fortnite vs Apple: App Store Royale
Fortnite vs Apple: App Store Royale

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 t...

Published: 08/19/2020
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: big phone, small updates
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: big phone, small updates

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 t...

Published: 08/18/2020
Galaxy Buds Live review: good beans, no compromises
Galaxy Buds Live review: good beans, no compromises

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, alt...

Published: 08/12/2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event in under 9 minutes
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event in under 9 minutes

Samsung’s Unpacked 2020 event is all packed up. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are now real things, as are the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet, the Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Buds Live (FKA “Beans”). A...

Published: 08/05/2020
Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra: specs for days
Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra: specs for days

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 and the high-end Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are here. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a spec beast with 5G, a huge screen, and a 50x zoom camera. The regular Note 20 is less impressive ...

Published: 08/05/2020
Pixel 4A review: $349 for the basics
Pixel 4A review: $349 for the basics

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...

Published: 08/03/2020
The NBA’s return involves unproven COVID-19 tech
The NBA’s return involves unproven COVID-19 tech

The NBA bought 2,000 Oura smart rings from wearable company Oura Health as part of its COVID-19 prevention plan. The league wants to use the rings to flag any athlete who might be getting sick. Howeve...

Published: 07/31/2020
Apple, Google, Facebook & Amazon hearing: what you need to know
Apple, Google, Facebook & Amazon hearing: what you need to know

CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google testified before Congress in the tech antitrust hearing. Lawmakers squared off with the chief executives of the tech industry’s four most powerful players. ...

Published: 07/30/2020
OnePlus Nord review: the best of OnePlus, for less?
OnePlus Nord review: the best of OnePlus, for less?

The OnePlus Nord is the company’s first serious attempt at a mid-range phone in years. It’s more affordable, but that means OnePlus has had to make some compromises. So has it cut corners in the right...

Published: 07/27/2020
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