Tag Archive: U.S.


Huawei P40 Pro found to contain U.S. parts in spite of blacklist

A teardown of the P40 Pro has revealed that Huawei is using components made by U.S. companies.

What you need to know A Huawei P40 Pro teardown by the Financial Times found that the phone still features hardware from U.S. entities. The device has RF front-end modules and antennas from Qualcomm, Skyworks, and Qorvo. At this point, it isn’t clear if Skyworks and Qorvo secured licenses to supply the parts to Huawei.

Huawei’s inclusion in the U.S.  [Read More…]

PSA: Netflix is down in most parts of the U.S. right now

Netflix is seeing widespread outages across most parts of the U.S.

What you need to know Netflix is seeing a widespread outage in the U.S., with users in California, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest facing connectivity issues. Users are getting an HTP-500 error code when trying to stream content, suggesting issues with Netflix’s servers. Netflix says it is aware of the issue, and is investigating a possible fix.

Netflix is down across most parts of the U.S.  [Read More…]

These retailers are offering curbside pickup in the U.S.

The spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus continues with no signs of slowing down, and as the spread keeps up its pace, daily life is further disrupted. Kids are out of school, parents are working from home, and many states are closing non-essential businesses in an effort to promote social distancing and self-isolation.

Target: Drive Up saves the day Walmart: Groceries right to your car Best Buy: All your electronics GameStop: Power to the players Dicks’s Sporting Goods: Stay  [Read More…]

Samsung now sending Galaxy S20 autofocus fix update to U.S. phones, too

This is the update we needed, even if the issues aren’t quite as bad as it initially seemed.

What you need to know New update for all Galaxy S20 models aims to address noted autofocus issues. Update was originally only for Exynos-powered phones, and only through Smart Switch. OTA updates will roll out starting today, and may take some time to hit everyone.

It’s only been a couple days since Samsung released a camera-focused update for Exynos-powered  [Read More…]

Samsung is closing its U.S. and Canadian stores because of the coronavirus

You can still buy products from the company’s online stores, however.

What you need to know For the safety of its employees and customers, Samsung has decided to shutter its stores in both the U.S. and Canada. The company did not specify when stores would reopen. Samsung’s online stores are still fully functional, however, and the company will continue fulfilling those orders.

YH Eom, CEO of Samsung Electronics America, announced this week that the company was “temporarily  [Read More…]

The LG V60 launches in the U.S. this week for as little as $799

It’ll be available at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

What you need to know U.S. pricing and availability for the LG V60 have been revealed. The lowest price is $ 799 at T-Mobile for just the phone and no Dual Screen accessory. Verizon is the most expensive so far, selling the bundle for $ 949.

Last month, LG took the wraps off of its first flagship phone for 2020 — the LG V60. The V60 has the makings  [Read More…]

Google is helping the U.S. government build a coronavirus screening site

The president made the announcement at a White House press conference on Friday.

What you need to know Google will collaborate with the White House on a screening website for the novel-coronavirus. The company has reportedly donated 1,700 engineers to the effort. The website will help people who suspect they may have the virus find a testing site.

Google is collaborating with the United States government to make it easier for people who suspect they have contracted  [Read More…]

In the U.S.? These are the best Android phones available

Globalization of the smartphone world has leveled the playing field dramatically, with most phones nowadays being made available internationally. But there are some notable exceptions, and if you’re in the U.S. you don’t get your choice of every phone out there. These are the best devices you can get in the U.S. today — from the highest end with the Galaxy S20+, down to dramatically more affordable options.

Best Overall: Samsung Galaxy S20+

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus now on sale in red in the U.S.

The new pink color variant is currently available only in South Korea.

What you need to know Samsung has introduced two new color options for the Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds – red and pink. While both the new pink and red colorways are now available in South Korea, only the red Galaxy Buds+ variant has been launched in the U.S. In addition to Samsung’s website, consumers in the U.S. can now order the Galaxy Buds+ in  [Read More…]

Why isn’t the Moto G8 series available in the U.S.?

Best answer: Motorola’s successors to the Moto G7 lineup are available in the U.S. — they just have different names. The Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power can be thought of as Moto G8 phones by different names, with Motorola just wanting to clean up its branding a bit. However, it actually makes things more confusing when you realize that Motorola is selling a Moto G8, G8 Power, G8 Play, and G8 Plus in other countries.

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