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OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition preview: Great legacy, lazy execution

The hardware is still robust, but the design doesn’t stand out and you don’t get as many goodies in the box.

OnePlus teamed up with Disney to launch a Star Wars edition of the 5T back in 2017, and the company followed it up with an Avengers Edition of the OnePlus 6. At the end of last year, OnePlus announced a partnership with McLaren, launching the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.

A year on, and we’re now getting  [Read More…]

PlayStation opening up cross-play to all developers is great for everyone

Now let’s just hope that more developers take advantage of this feature.

Sony started off the generation strong by dominating the Xbox One in terms of sales and player reception. That hasn’t necessarily changed — PlayStation 4 recently passed 100 million sales, which by all estimates is well over double what Xbox One has sold (Microsoft no longer reports official sales numbers) — but the console has fallen behind when it comes to services and features. It  [Read More…]

Visible is great, but Mint Mobile is ultimately the better value

Buy in bulk Mint Mobile

From $ 15/mo. at Mint Mobile

Pros T-Mobile LTE Enough data for most International calling available More phones supported Cons Smaller LTE network No unlimited option Must buy in bulk

Save money by buying cell service in 3, 6, or 12-month packages. With data plans coming in at 3GB, 8GB, and 12GB, there’s a fit for pretty much everyone. Of course, talk and text are unlimited.

One plan, big  [Read More…]

The Mate 30 Pro hands-on: A great phone, with one giant compromise

The Mate 30 Pro could be the year’s best Android phone, but Huawei’s role as a casualty of the U.S.-China trade war mean its lacking one big feature.

It’s not common to go into a new phone launch with one of the major talking points being geopolitical intrigue. Yet that’s where we are with the freshly-minted Huawei Mate 30 series, unveiled at an event in Munich, Germany. As excellent as these phones appear to be, they’re overshadowed  [Read More…]

There are too many great phones to recommend a Mate 30 without Google apps

At this point, having Google services is an absolute requirement for buying a phone.

Once again, Huawei has made what looks to be an exceptional phone in the Mate 30 Pro (and even the standard Mate 30). Just like the P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro before it, the latest Mate has exceptional design and hardware, the highest-end specs, and incredible photography capabilities. One thing it doesn’t have, however, is certification to run the Google Play Store  [Read More…]

Do all the cool things with these great Raspberry Pi power supplies

A Raspberry Pi is a delicate electronic instrument and that means you’ll definitely need to provide it with the right kind of power. These power supplies will give your Pi the right amount of clean wholesome electrons so that you can do something really cool with them. Note that each Pi model has different power requirements, so check to make sure you’re buying the right thing!

Basic and perfect (v.4) CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply

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Get a great camera for less with these phones

It’s no secret that camera quality is near the top of the list when it comes to requirements for a smartphone. And that’s the case no matter how much you’re spending. Thankfully there are plenty of phones out there that offer solid camera experiences without breaking the bank. The best of the best is the Google Pixel 3a. It gives you flagship camera quality, front and back, for a fraction of the cost — and stands out particularly  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy A50s preview: Stunning design, great new 48MP camera

The Galaxy A50s builds on the strengths of the A50 with a gorgeous new design and 48MP camera at the back.

Samsung did something earlier this year that was unthinkable: it made a good budget phone. After years of releasing phones under the Galaxy J series with boring designs and under-powered hardware, Samsung finally started paying attention to the budget segment. It nixed the Galaxy J series, brought Galaxy A designs with fresh designs and robust hardware  [Read More…]

The iPhone 11 has great video features, and that’s good news for everybody

No matter your feelings towards iOS as a platform, you can’t deny that the iPhone takes phenomenal video. Stabilization, color, dynamic range … all of it has been consistently great on iPhones for years, often outpacing even Android phones that take subjectively better photos. With today’s announcement of the iPhone 11, Apple just knocked things up another notch.

In case you missed the live stream, here’s the short of it: with the iPhone 11, Apple is finally adding  [Read More…]

Jabra Elite 75t: A great upgrade to our favorite true wireless earbuds

What you need to know Jabra Elite 75t updates Elite 65t with smaller, more comfortable design. Case is now magnetic and boasts USB-C charging. Coming in October for $ 199.

I’ve tested a lot of true wireless earbuds over the past year, and the Jabra Elite 65t’s continue to be the ones I choose most often — even as competitors like the Jaybird Vista, Sony WF-1000XM3, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, Samsung Galaxy Buds and others give them a  [Read More…]