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Galaxy Buds+ to skip active noise cancellation in favor of larger battery

There will also be two more microphones on the Galaxy Buds+, aimed at improving call quality.

What you need to know Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy Buds+ alongside the Galaxy S20 on February 11. According to new leaks, the wireless earbuds will not feature active noise cancellation, a highly requested feature. The only changes to their design seem to be a larger battery and additional microphones.

The folks at SamMobile have a new bunch of  [Read More…]

Do yourself a favor and grab a Scuf Vantage 2 this holiday season

The Scuf vantage 2 is the best controller I’ve ever used, and I have used a lot of controllers in my time.

When it comes to professional gaming controllers, there are few names in the business bigger than Scuf. Professional players around the world reach for a Scuf controller when they go into battle, and it’s easy to see why. The Vantage 2 is the updated model from the original Vantage and is a practically perfect gaming  [Read More…]

T-Mobile is dropping the OnePlus 7 Pro in favor of the 7T

“OnePlus in the U.S. wants to focus on a single model.”

What you need to know T-Mobile is no longer selling the OnePlus 7 Pro. Instead, the phone is being replaced by the newer OnePlus 7T. Sales for the 7T begin on October 18.

On October 18, OnePlus will officially begin sales of the new OnePlus 7T. Just like last year, the company will be selling the phone unlocked on its website along with an exclusive carrier  [Read More…]

Do your ears a favor and get the best wireless PS4 headset possible

When you’re playing a game you want the very best audio quality possible. Using a good headset is almost like experiencing a whole new universe once you put it on. If you want the best of the best wireless options for your PlayStation 4, you’ll want the SteelSeries Arctis 7 for its form factor, affordability, and audio quality. But there are plenty of others out there to choose from depending on your tastes.

Best Overall: SteelSeries Arctis 7  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 may drop iris scanner in favor of in-display fingerprint reader

At some point early next year, Samsung is probably going to launch the Galaxy S10. The rumor mill hasn’t really ramped up the discussion on what Samsung may launch in 2019, but it looks like we may be getting our feet wet.

According to a report from the Korean news outlet The Bell, Samsung is working on the Galaxy S10, and it may nof include an iris scanning feature. Instead, Samsung may be planning to use an in-display fingerprint reader that  [Read More…]

The U.S. Senate voted 52-47 in favor of restoring Net Neutrality

Even if the vote passes the Senate, there’s still a long battle ahead.

Updated 5/16/18 — The Senate’s final vote is in, with the official number being 52 – 47 in favor of restoring Net Neutrality! While this is an exciting and unexpected development, the battle to completely reverse FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s actions is far from over. The CRA will now go to the House of Representatives where Republicans currently hold the majority at 236 to 193.  [Read More…]

Google Play Music might be killed off this year in favor of YouTube Remix

Users are said to be forced off Play Music by the end of the year.

Right now, the state of Google’s music streaming services is a bit of a mess. Google Play Music is the company’s most notable player, but you can also listen to tunes and watch music videos via YouTube Red. If you’re on mobile, you can separately download the YouTube Music app that also comes with a Play Music/YouTube Red subscription. This jumble of services isn’t  [Read More…]

SCOTUS rules in favor of you fixing your smartphone and reselling its parts

Good news, tinkerers: now you can do what you like to your devices without fear of patent-defying blowback.

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of consumers in the Impression Products v. Lexmark International case. It’s a massive win for the repair world because it means that companies like iFixit that sell detailed repair kits, complete with replacement parts in some, aren’t violating patents.

Kyle Wiens, the founder of iFixit.com, took to Twitter to celebrate  [Read More…]

Google Play to end ‘Top Developer’ program in favor of highlighting specific apps

The blue badges are going away.

Google Play is ready to retire its “Top Developer” program, soon to replace it with a new system. This is the program that currently recognizes some well-known developers with a blue badge and “Top Developer” on their app listings, presumably giving some extra weight to their apps in hopes that it will increase downloads.

In an email sent to developer accounts, Google says that it will be replacing the program with  [Read More…]

U.S. Supreme Court rules in Samsung’s favor in iPhone patent battle

Samsung and Apple are still fighting it out in the U.S., and the country’s top court has just ruled in the Galaxy maker’s favor.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in Samsung’s favor in its ongoing design patent war with Apple, throwing out an earlier ruling that Samsung would have to pay the iPhone maker $ 399 million for infringing on its design patents, and giving Samsung a chance to win back some of the damages  [Read More…]