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Verizon is teaming up with Boingo to bring its 5G service indoors

The partnership aims at expanding Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service in more public locations.

What you need to know Verizon has partnered with Boingo to bring its 5G Ultra Wideband service indoors and to public places such as airports, stadiums, and hotels. Big Red is also set to launch its 5G service in Greater Phoenix on August 23. Verizon will begin selling the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G in stores and online from August 23.

Verizon today announced  [Read More…]

U.S. consumers are now keeping their phones for three years or more

Strategy Analytics surveyed 2,500 U.S. smartphone owners aged 18-64.

What you need to know Latest research from Strategy Analytics claims the average U.S. smartphone replacement time has increased to 33 months. Interestingly, only 7% of those surveyed by Strategy Analytics were willing to spend more than $ 1,000 on a new phone. The market research firm notes prices for 5G phones will be a key barrier, although one out of four people surveyed consider 5G as being  [Read More…]

OnePlus TV will come with ‘optimized’ version of Android TV, QLED panel

The OnePlus TV will go up against the likes of Samsung and Sony and not budget players like Xiaomi.

What you need to know OnePlus TV will run an ‘optimized’ Android TV skin with seamless connectivity with OnePlus phones. The TV will feature a QLED panel and will work as a giant smart display. OnePlus is positioning its TV against Samsung and Sony, and it says the pricing will be on par with other premium TVs.

The  [Read More…]

Get a lifetime subscription to Rosetta Stone for just $189

Most people have wanted to learn a new language at some point in their lives. Aside from making foreign travel far more enjoyable, learning a new language is a great way to keep your mind active and healthy as you age.

But far too many language-learning programs rely on boring memorization tactics that don’t engage their users. Rosetta Stone, however, makes it incredibly easy to learn a wide range of languages the way you learned your native tongue, and  [Read More…]

Back Bay Duet 50 review: $45 AirPods alternatives that don’t suck

Cheap earbuds keep getting better and better.

Following the release of Apple’s AirPods in 2016, there’s been a rush from all sorts of companies to create their version of truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Some of them, like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and the Jabra Elite 65t, have been great, whereas options targeted at budget-conscious consumers have left a lot to the imagination.

As such, when Back Bay reached out to me about reviewing its Duet 50 earbuds, I  [Read More…]

It’s possible that we know what the PS5 devkit now looks like

A new patent design upload might be a PS5 devkit…and a developer may have confirmed it

What you need to know An unusual design was uploaded that could be the PS5 devkit. Matt Stott, who claims to work as a video game developer for an undisclosed studio, has confirmed this devkit design on Twitter. If that’s the case, this would almost certainly be a major breach of an NDA.

We might now know what the PS5 devkit  [Read More…]

Is Sennheiser’s GSP 670 headset worth even close to the $350 it charges?

The Sennheiser GSP 670 gaming headset boasts an awesome array of features and Sennheiser signature sound quality, but is it really worth $ 350?

Sennheiser has decades of experience under its belt, as one of the biggest and most well-known audio brands. The company increased its foray into gaming products over the years, culminating in the GSP 670, a wireless behemoth that boasts a similarly beastly price: $ 350. The cost makes it even more expensive  [Read More…]

Bose announces new Portable Home Speaker with Assistant and Alexa for $349

The speaker will be available for purchase on September 19 in Triple Black or Silver Luxe.

What you need to know The Bose Portable Home Speaker launches on September 19 for $ 349. It will support Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, and AirPlay 2. It has a built-in handle, IPX4 water-resistance, and up to 12 hours of battery life.

Bose has announced its first portable smart home speaker, aptly named the Bose Portable Home  [Read More…]

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Chase Sapphire Reserve

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Lenovo Smart Clock gets long-overdue Google Photos support

Lenovo’s cute Smart Clock picks up a couple of the most glaring omissions from it’s launch.

What you need to know Google Photos adds picture frame qualities. Continued Conversation reduces required hot word usage.

The Google Nest Hub line and its counterpart, Smart Displays from some Google partners, are great products. One of the newest additions to that family is the Lenovo Smart Clock. Its small form factor and inclusion of Google Assistant makes it a fantastic  [Read More…]