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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
OnePlus Buds Review: new buds, who dis
OnePlus Buds Review: new buds, who dis

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...

Published: 07/24/2020
What iPhones can tell us about new Macs
What iPhones can tell us about new Macs

Apple’s total control over its hardware and software has been critical to the success of the iPhone. And now, Apple is potentially poised to bring those same benefits to its new ARM Macs. Here’s what ...

Published: 07/16/2020
Sony Xperia 1 II vs ZV-1: how to choose
Sony Xperia 1 II vs ZV-1: how to choose

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 c...

Published: 07/13/2020
iPadOS & iOS 14 public beta: all the overdue features
iPadOS & iOS 14 public beta: all the overdue features

Your iPhone and iPad are getting new software this fall, but the public beta for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are available right now. From a new home screen to widgets to Scribble, Dieter Bohn breaks down th...

Published: 07/09/2020
Building a custom camera with no coding knowledge
Building a custom camera with no coding knowledge

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 pro...

Published: 07/01/2020
iOS 14 beta: It's complicated…finally
iOS 14 beta: It's complicated…finally

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...

Published: 06/24/2020
Apple WWDC 2020 keynote in 18 minutes
Apple WWDC 2020 keynote in 18 minutes

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...

Published: 06/22/2020
Amazon's $110 tablet is great and terrible
Amazon's $110 tablet is great and terrible

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, callin...

Published: 06/18/2020
Playstation 5 event in 22 minutes (hardware + games)
Playstation 5 event in 22 minutes (hardware + games)

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...

Published: 06/11/2020
Android 11 hands-on: all the features!
Android 11 hands-on: all the features!

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 hom...

Published: 06/10/2020
Everything you need to know about 5G
Everything you need to know about 5G

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 ...

Published: 06/09/2020
Why Spotify bought Joe Rogan’s podcast
Why Spotify bought Joe Rogan’s podcast

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...

Published: 05/21/2020
Surface Earbuds review: too little, too late
Surface Earbuds review: too little, too late

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 m...

Published: 05/20/2020
Surface Book 3 (13.5-inch) first look
Surface Book 3 (13.5-inch) first look

Microsoft updated the Surface Book 3 with new 10th Gen Intel processors and new GPU options. In this first look, Dieter Bohn talks about the whole idea of this laptop with a detachable screen. If your...

Published: 05/19/2020
Surface Go 2 review: don't push it
Surface Go 2 review: don't push it

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 ke...

Published: 05/15/2020
TCL 10 Pro review: high-end design, mid-range specs
TCL 10 Pro review: high-end design, mid-range specs

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 a...

Published: 05/14/2020
Samsung Galaxy A51 review: almost
Samsung Galaxy A51 review: almost

Samsung's new Galaxy A51 costs $399 and makes a big 6.5 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...

Published: 05/08/2020
MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) first look
MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) first look

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a Magic Keyboard and the option to get a 10th Gen Intel Core processor. Apple has finally killed the butterfly keyboard. In our early testing it performs way better tha...

Published: 05/07/2020
What happens when AI stops playing games? [Paid Content for IBM]
What happens when AI stops playing games? [Paid Content for IBM]

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 ear...

Published: 05/06/2020
Surface Go 2 first look: 3 big upgrades
Surface Go 2 first look: 3 big upgrades

The Surface Go 2 is the latest small tablet from Microsoft. It has been updated with slimmer bezels, better battery life, and updated processors. The Surface Go 2 is about the same size as the 11” iPa...

Published: 05/06/2020
DJI Mavic Air 2 review: a video director’s perspective
DJI Mavic Air 2 review: a video director’s perspective

DJI's new Mavic Air 2 is the best drone to buy under $1,000. It has smarter features, better image quality, and longer flight times than the first Air, but it still folds down into something you can e...

Published: 05/01/2020
Why unemployment sites crash but Netflix doesn’t
Why unemployment sites crash but Netflix doesn’t

State unemployment insurance systems are getting crushed by a flood of applicants, cutting off people at the worst possible time. But why can’t those systems scale up like Netflix or Zoom? Figuring ou...

Published: 04/28/2020
Google Pixel Buds (2020) review: mic test included
Google Pixel Buds (2020) review: mic test included

With Google’s new Pixel Buds, there is one thing we didn’t know all of our other earbuds were missing – a completely hands-free Google Assistant built in. While they have their flaws, they are availab...

Published: 04/27/2020
Motorola Edge Plus hands-on: back in the game
Motorola Edge Plus hands-on: back in the game

The Motorola Edge Plus is the company's most powerful phone in years. Motorola is getting back in the flagship phone game and the Edge Plus has specs to match the best Android phones around, like the ...

Published: 04/22/2020
iPhone SE (2020) Review: everything you need
iPhone SE (2020) Review: everything you need

Apple's new iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch screen and it has the most powerful phone processor, the A13 Bionic. The camera is good in bright light but needs some work in low light. Overall at $399, this pho...

Published: 04/22/2020
Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro review
Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro review

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro makes it easy to turn a tablet into a laptop. But it’s expensive, heavy, and more limited than you might expect. Still, if you want to convert an iPad into a la...

Published: 04/20/2020
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