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Arkane Studios’ work on immersive sims shouldn’t be lost next generation

The studio celebrates its 20th anniversary as we look forward to its bright future.

Arkane Studios celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, but the path hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Its tumultuous past is fraught with game cancellations and near-bankruptcy, documented by Noclip in “The Untold History of Arkane,” before the studio found success in 2012’s Dishonored. This kicked off a sort of renaissance period for Arkane, which went on to make a sequel and a re-imagining  [Read More…]

Motorola RAZR goes on sale in India on May 6, but you shouldn’t buy one

With the Motorola RAZR, you’re paying more for an inferior product.

What you need to know Motorola RAZR is set to go on sale in India on May 3 — three days after the lockdown is scheduled to end. The phone costs a staggering ₹124,999 ($ 1,635) in the country, $ 200 more than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip. Poor camera and issues with hardware make the RAZR a non-starter in the country.

The Motorola RAZR debuted in  [Read More…]

5 reasons why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable

Foldables are cool, but they aren’t ready to buy yet.

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable

Foldable phones are exciting. Any time we get to watch smartphone technology take on a paradigm shift, it’s compelling. But as usual, there’s a difference between the technology debuting and it actually being put out  [Read More…]

PSA: Clorox wipes are awful for your phone and you shouldn’t use them

There’s a right and a wrong way to clean your phone.

We use and rely on our smartphones every single day, and with so much regular use, it’s only natural for them to get dirty. Knowing that it’s a good idea to clean/disinfect your phone is a great start, but it’s only half of the battle.

There is a right and a wrong way to clean your phone, and if you do it the wrong way, you  [Read More…]

You definitely shouldn’t buy the Motorola RAZR for its camera

Software is no match for hardware, and Motorola’s post-processing can’t make up for a subpar sensor.

Three cameras. Four cameras. Five cameras. Most phones are trending towards having more camera sensors is better, but there are a few devices that aim to prove that software is just as important as having more cameras than ever before. Google has infamously proven that a single camera paired with clever software can take wonderful photos, and Motorola has joined that  [Read More…]

You probably shouldn’t buy the Galaxy S7 in 2019

Best answer: No. While the Galaxy S7’s hardware is great, its software isn’t expected to be updated for much longer. Instead, you should opt for the Galaxy S8 with its updated specs, design, and improved software experience.

Old bessie: Samsung Galaxy S7 ($ 180) Get the upgrade: Samsung Galaxy S8 ($ 370) Why the Galaxy S7 isn’t the right buy in 2019

The Galaxy S7 was released back in March of 2016, meaning we are coming up  [Read More…]

The Mate 30 Pro is an excellent phone but you shouldn’t buy it yet

This is an incredible smartphone that would be a great buy if it had Google services.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is simultaneously the best and worst phone of 2019. It combines design, power, and cameras in a way that’s unlike any other phone. On the other hand, it doesn’t have Google apps preloaded and despite workarounds, the situation remains fluid at best.

This is an incredibly complex product, especially considering the ongoing political situation affecting Huawei  [Read More…]

$1 billion Apple-Intel 5G deal is a win-win, but Qualcomm shouldn’t worry

It takes a lot more than a single acquisition to make 5G modems that compete with the market leaders.

In a deal that should surprise exactly nobody, Apple has announced a $ 1 billion acquisition of a majority of Intel’s modem business. The deal sends the “majority” of Intel’s smartphone modem business, intellectual property and 2,200 related employees to Apple, leaving Intel to focus on the PC, enterprise and network side things.

Intel didn’t want anything to do  [Read More…]

Here’s why you shouldn’t buy the cheapest OnePlus 7 Pro model

Best answer: Don’t be enticed by the slightly lower price — you really want to spend an extra $ 30 and get the OnePlus 7 Pro model for $ 700. You get more memory and double the storage, which are both huge futureproofing measures, and unlock the opportunity to choose the “Nebula Blue” color option if you wish.

The one you want: OnePlus 7 Pro (8GB + 256GB) ($ 700 at OnePlus) The cheapest one: OnePlus 7  [Read More…]

Why you should (and shouldn’t) buy the Razer Phone 2 for a discounted $500

The best gaming phone is more affordable than ever.

Razer burst out onto the smartphone marketplace in late 2017 with the first Razer Phone. In doing so, it brought something fresh and new to the scene with a phone that placed an emphasis on the gaming experience, first and foremost. It was far from perfect, but it did enough right to make gaming smartphones an interesting subsegment to watch. With the follow-up, the aptly named Razer Phone  [Read More…]