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What to look forward to in Chromebooks in 2020

For play, for work, or both, 2020 is looking like a good year for Chromebooks.

Chromebooks have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the early 2010s, but the last year and a half, in particular, has been quite the whirlwind. Affordable Chromebooks like the Lenovo C330 and now the Lenovo C340 have become the go-to laptop for a great and growing number of people looking for a laptop that can do what they need  [Read More…]

What to look forward to in wearables in 2020

Get ready for another year of refinement.

Looking back on wearables during 2019, it was a relatively calm year without any major leaps or bounds being made. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor was made widely available in Wear OS smartwatches (with mediocre results), Samsung continued its Galaxy Watch lineup with the Galaxy Watch Active 2, and Fitbit’s offering of fitness trackers and smartwatches saw some great additions.

We were treated to some excellent wearables in 2019, but  [Read More…]

What to look forward to from PlayStation in 2020

Great things are coming.

2019 brought a very interesting year for the PlayStation brand. Even as games like Days Gone and Death Stranding finally arrived, PlayStation shook off any notions of big events and shows, opting to share information on upcoming games through small, Nintendo Direct-esque streams called State of Play, while next-generation information hasn’t been a part of any lavish setpieces but instead a handful of interviews between lead architect Mark Cerny and WIRED.

Revenge  [Read More…]

Redmi 8 hands-on: Two steps forward, one step back

The Redmi 8 has a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor, but the Snapdragon 439 is a downgrade.

If you get the feeling that Xiaomi is launching a new phone every other week, you’re not mistaken. The Redmi 7 debuted less than six months ago, and the Chinese company is already rolling out its successor, the Redmi 8. The Redmi 8 comes on the heels of the Redmi 8A — which debuted a few weeks ago — and continues  [Read More…]

EasySMX makes a footrest on a gaming chair a necessity going forward

I could almost fall asleep in it if it reclined just a bit more.

I have to be honest. I’ve been using a wooden kitchen table chair as my office chair for the last six years or so — granted, I have blankets thrown onto the seat and back to make it more “comfortable”. Obviously anything after that would be a step up. EasySMX’s memory foam chair with a pullout footrest certainly is. But that doesn’t mean  [Read More…]

Word Forward offers a fresh challenge for word puzzle fans

Word games are one of the more popular smartphone games in part because they can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Who among us hasn’t spent some time playing games like Words With Friends, killed time with the excellent NYTimes Crossword, or checked out the plethora of word-building games on the Google Play Store?

With so many games retreading the same territory, it can be real hard for a new game to stand out from the pack.  [Read More…]

3 things to look forward to with smartwatches in 2019

Here’s what the new year could hold for our wrist computers.

When you step back and look at 2018 as a whole, it was actually a pretty big year for smartwatches. Google’s Wear OS saw a huge software overhaul, Qualcomm launched its first new wearable-focused processor in over two years, and Fitbit released its best smartwatch yet with the Versa while continuing to polish and refine its FitbitOS platform (not to mention the incredible Series 4 Apple  [Read More…]

Mobile gaming takes a step forward with SteelSeries’ $29 Stratus controller

Level up with this wireless controller for Android and Windows PC.

One of the best wireless controllers for Android devices, SteelSeries’ Stratus XL, is now on sale for its lowest price yet at Amazon — $ 28.95. It’s regularly found selling for nearly $ 15 more on average.

This full-sized wireless gaming controller utilizes Bluetooth to connect to Android devices, but it’s also compatible with Windows 7 and up, along with Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy A6+ review: One step forward, two steps back

The Galaxy A6+ is a phone without an identity.

Samsung launched the Galaxy A series back in 2014 as a way of bridging the gap between the flagship Galaxy S line and the budget-focused Galaxy J series. From the onset, the Galaxy A series was targeted at a younger audience, with Samsung focusing on design and camera as the two main differentiators.

Over the last two years, Samsung introduced water resistance as well as Samsung Pay to  [Read More…]

Vivo X21 review: A bold leap forward

The Vivo X21 shows that in-display fingerprint sensors work reliably.

Even if you haven’t come across a Vivo phone, there’s a high possibility that you have heard of the brand: Vivo advertises heavily in the English Premier League, and has picked up the title rights for the FIFA World Cup. It also signed up with Marvel Studios to highlight its products in the MCU, so if you’ve seen any of the recent Avengers movies, you would’ve noticed  [Read More…]