Tag Archive: Faster


Amazon’s updated Fire HD 8 tablet brings faster performance, slimmer bezels

The new Fire HD 8 Plus offers Qi wireless charging as well.

What you need to know Amazon has introduced an updated version of its Fire HD 8 tablet. The new model comes with a faster processor, double the storage, and a USB Type-C port. Along with the refreshed Fire HD 8, Amazon has also launched new Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets.

Amazon has unveiled an overhauled version of its affordable  [Read More…]

T-Mobile’s 5G network just got way faster in NYC

T-Mobile is using Sprint’s 5G spectrum to improve its 5G network in New York.

What you need to know T-Mobile customers with a Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra are getting better speeds in New York. The goal is to deliver high speeds in dense areas and maintain coverage in suburban areas. The “layer cake” includes T-Mobile’s low-band and mmWave 5G surrounding Sprint’s mid-band.

T-Mobile’s President of Technology, Neville Ray annoucned on Twitter that on May, 5 2020,  [Read More…]

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Faster

It’s time to give your phone a tune-up.

You bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later realize it isn’t quite as fast as it used to be. We’ve all been there, and the issue isn’t limited to budget devices — a few high-end phones are also prone to the occasional slowdown after several months of usage.

Thankfully, there are a few things you can try to get your phone running back at full speed.  [Read More…]

Switch to a faster router using Best Buy’s curbside pickup service

One of the most essential utilities when working from home is a reliable router. If you’re using a router that was provided by your ISP or are looking to upgrade to a faster model, now is the best time to do it. Best Buy is offering curbside pickup on these routers and thousands of other products, making it easy to pick them up without having to leave your car. These are the best routers you can get on Best Buy’s  [Read More…]

Huawei’s upcoming P40 Pro might not bring faster charging speeds

The P40 Pro could have the same 40W SuperCharge wired fast charging tech as Huawei’s current flagship phones.

What you need to know Huawei P40 series phones have been certified by China’s 3C regulatory body. The certification reveals the standard P40 supports 22.5W charging, while the P40 Pro supports 40W charging. Both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be announced at a global launch event in Paris on March 26.

Huawei’s P30 Pro was one of  [Read More…]

The latest Gboard beta is faster, with better support for handwriting

The keyboard now also recognizes handwriting input in Tibetan!

What you need to know Google just released a new beta for Gboard. The release focuses particularly on improving performance by reducing start-up times and latency. It also adds better support for handwriting input.

Google’s Gboard is one of the best Android keyboards out there. It’s also the default keyboard on many phones, meaning you’re most likely using it on your phone right now. And while keyboards aren’t  [Read More…]

This new chip is the key to unlocking your phone’s faster Wi-Fi

Built with the new Wi-Fi 6E standard in mind.

What you need to know The Broadcom BCM4389 supports the new Wi-Fi 6E standard for faster, more reliable wireless connections in your home. It also includes a new Bluetooth 5 radio that claims better performance, battery life, and faster pairing times. This chipset is expected to make its way into smartphones launching later in 2020 and beyond.

A new chip by one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi chipset  [Read More…]

Galaxy Buds+ specs leaked with larger, faster charging battery

The revamped earbuds include a dual-mic system for better call quality.

What you need to know The Galaxy Buds+ will be only a modest spec bump over the last generation according to newly leaked information. The earbuds include a larger battery, with shorter charging times. They also include an additional mic.

If you’re planning on preordering a Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra, Samsung will give you a pair of Galaxy Buds+ for free. However, if the latest  [Read More…]

The FCC just made your connection faster by unlocking the ‘OnGo’ band

15 new channels in the 3.5GHz range are already supported by plenty of phones for LTE use, but OnGo is important for 5G, too.

The FCC just finished a six-year set of talks with the CBRS Alliance (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) and authorized commercial use of what’s known as the 3.5GHz CBRS band.

3.5GHz service is in-between super-low bands like T-Mobile’s 600Mhz and mmWave such as Verizon’s 28GHz.

Previously held exclusively by the Department of Defense for  [Read More…]

Vizio SmartCast 4.0 has faster load times, better content discovery, and more

Vizio also announced its brand-new Voice Remote.

What you need to know Vizio SmartCast 4.0 has been announced. It shortens load times, has a new search experience, and better input switching. A new Voice Remote is launching this year — the first-ever from Vizio.

So far at CES 2020, Vizio has showcased a new OLED TV and a bunch of soundbars. However, that’s not all the company has up its sleeves. Just as important as those other  [Read More…]