Tag Archive: First


(Video) First look: Uno, the magnetic cross-device USB type C cable

We’ve had a ton of cool products come into the shop across the years, but for some reason, I remain obsessed with high-quality USB cables. I suppose it’s because I use at least one every day, but there’s nothing quite like a good cable that can stand up to the test of time.

This leads to a bit of a problem because there are three major standards out there today, micro USB, USB type-C, and Lightning. With over a dozen  [Read More…]

Sprint’s first 5G devices go on sale

We may not know exactly when the Sprint 5G network gets turned on, but at least we know which devices will support it.

Sprint on Thursday announced it has started taking pre-orders for its first 5G-ready phone, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G. Moreover, it is also selling the HTC 5G Hub hotstpot.

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G will retail for $ 1,152 outright; however, Sprint will offer it for just $ 24 per month on an 18-month Sprint Flex lease.  [Read More…]

The first challenges for Fortnite’s Season 9 are here!

The latest challenges are ready to be completed!

Season 9 of Fortnite is officially upon us, which means brand new outfits, new locations on the map, and brand new challenges to boot. If you just picked up the Season 9 Battle Pass and are looking to get some of the beginning challenges out of the way, now’s the best time to do so.

This week, you’ll be using the newly introduced Slip Streams to ride around both  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 10 could feature the company’s first 64MP sensor

Samsung debuts its first 64MP camera sensor, with commercial availability slated for the latter half of 2019.

With global demand for DRAM and NAND modules slowing down, Samsung is increasingly turning its attention to other areas, such as camera modules. The South Korean manufacturer has seen a lot of momentum in this category in the last three years, and it is now debuting its highest-resolution modules yet. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 is Samsung’s first 64MP camera module,  [Read More…]

The V50, LG’s first 5G phone, is launching in South Korea on May 10

It’ll set you back a hefty $ 1,035 USD.

After some delays, LG is set to launch its first 5G phone, the LG V50, on May 10 in its home country of South Korea. The V50 will be available on three domestic carriers and is priced at 1,199,000 won or about $ 1,035 USD. That makes it 200,000 won (or $ 173 USD) cheaper than the Galaxy S10 5G.

Initially, the V50 was supposed to launch on  [Read More…]

Arlo is about to enter the video doorbell market, first option coming soon

A video doorbell has been missing from Arlo’s home security lineup… until now.

A video doorbell from Arlo is on the horizon. The product has been confirmed by Arlo and partner I-View Now in joint press releases at their respective websites, first spotted by Zatz Not Funny. While Arlo’s home security cameras have proven popular with consumers, a video doorbell has been notable absent from the company’s product lineup. The company even released a smart doorbell without  [Read More…]

LG G8 first impressions: Finally taking Samsung head on?

LG is back again with another iteration of its “G” series, with this year seeing the launch of the G8 ThinQ, the company’s early year flagship. Going head to head against the Samsung Galaxy S10, the G8 feels familiar for anyone who has picked up an LG device in the past couple of years. An iterative design, same-y software and small improvements leave us wondering if this one is worth the upgrade if you’re currently using the LG G6 or  [Read More…]

Verizon picks up its first Alcatel phone, the Avalon V

Verizon on Thursday announced it is now offering its first Alcatel smartphone, the Avalon V. This marks the first collaboration between the two, but figures to be the start of a new relationship.

The budget-friendly phone costs just $ 100 outright and features a 5.34-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo and gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 16GB internal storage.

The back of the Alcatel Avalon V houses a 5-megapixel camera  [Read More…]

Meet the first Chromebook with a numpad: the Acer Chromebook 715

These enterprise-focused Chromebooks also feature military-grade impact-resistant aluminum chassis.

Acer is busting out all the new toys at [email protected], and in between the next-age ConceptD devices and latest generation of Predator gaming machines, the company unveiled the first Chromebook with a number pad, and two models with fingerprint sensors: the Acer Chromebook 715 and 714.

The Chromebook 715 features a 15.6-inch Gorilla Glass screen, a backlit keyboard with a dedicated numeric keypad, and an integrated  [Read More…]

AT&T launches mobile 5G in another seven cities ahead of first capable phone

AT&T on Tuesday announced it has launched mobile 5G service in another seven markets, bringing the total to 19 cities.

Although it was the first US carrier to introduce 5G wireless service in late 2018, AT&T has yet to carry a phone with support. It does have the NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot you can pick up for $ 500 but that’s it for now. And, from what we gather, it’s not as if AT&T is anxious to sell you  [Read More…]