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Sundar Pichai isn’t ready for Google employees to work from home full-time

Google will always need an in-person, human element.

What you need to know Wired recently interviewed Google CEO Sundar Pichai, covering a wide range of topics. Pichai talked about Google’s response to the pandemic, contact tracing, etc. Once all is said and done, Pichai doesn’t see Google becoming a 100% remote company.

We talk a lot about Google here on AC, and as with any company we often discuss, it’s important to have a better understanding of  [Read More…]

9 signs a credit card isn’t the right one for you

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We immerse ourselves in the world of points and miles, knowing that credit cards, when used responsibly, can unlock an abundance of savings and a multitude of ways to  [Read More…]

If the Wi-Fi on your Chromebook isn’t up to par, try these tips

I love using my Chromebook when I’m working from home to be as portable and productive as possible. With its touchscreen, stylus, and 360-degree hinge, I also find that it makes a great entertainment device as well — until the Wi-Fi starts acting finicky. If this happens to you, here are a few simple things you can try to get things up and working again as intended.

How to fix slow Wi-Fi: Turn it off then turn it  [Read More…]

There isn’t going to be a Snapdragon 865+, according to Meizu

The Snapdragon 865 will remain top dog for a while.

What you need to know Qualcomm is probably not releasing a Snapdragon 865+ this year despite early rumors to the contrary. Meizu’s CMO, Wan Zhigiang, shared the information in a post on Weibo. Qualcomm had previously released an 855+ last year mid-cycle, fueling expectations that it would do so this year.

Qualcomm was expected to follow up its flagship Snapdragon 865 with a secondary 865+ SoC later  [Read More…]

Realme isn’t waiting around, will unveil Narzo sub-brand on April 21

Both the Narzo series phones will pack a large 5,000mAh battery.

What you need to know Realme will be announcing its first Narzo series smartphones in India on April 21. Realme says Narzo is a smartphone series customized for the Generation-Z. The first two phones under the new series will be called the Realme Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A.

Realme announced a new smartphone series called Narzo last month, aiming to take on Xiaomi’s Redmi and POCO  [Read More…]

Zoom isn’t what you should use to keep secrets but it’s fine for saying hi

Zoom isn’t the monster much of the media has made it out to be. Just be careful what you use it for.

If you’re stuck at home and spend time reading about technology, you probably heard how Zoom is some evil entity intent on stealing away your life and doing something equally evil to you if you use it. Labels like malware get thrown around and we hear about every single mistake the company has made. And  [Read More…]

The Fire HD 8 isn’t $30 better than the Fire 7 in our opinion

Amazon is a fine contender to having some of the best tablets around. At Android Central, we’ve been covering and testing tablets for a very long time. It goes without saying that we know what makes a tablet stand out.

Amazon Fire 7

Thin, light, and durable

$ 50 at Amazon

Pros Powerful tablet for a small price Hands-free Alexa is now included Light and thin Durable Cons Lower resolution screen Only mono speaker

The  [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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GDC 2020 isn’t dead just because Sony and Facebook pulled out

Indie developers make up a large portion of attendees and events at GDC.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is going to have a few less companies this year. Both Sony and Facebook have announced that they’ve pulled out of the event, citing coronavirus concerns. This comes a couple of weeks after another major tech conference, Mobile World Congress (MWC), was canceled completely after companies backed out due to similar health concerns — even if the Spanish government  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S20 is expensive, but it isn’t overpriced

The Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s most expensive halo device yet — but you get a lot for that money, and there are still other great options.

Ever since Samsung announced its trio of Galaxy S20 phones, there’s been a lot of talk about these steep new four-figure price tags. It’s well-warranted; the baseline S20 runs $ 100 more than last year’s Galaxy S10 at launch, and that’s not even factoring in the cheaper and more compact S10e  [Read More…]