Tag Archive: U.S.

Nokia launches three new dirt-cheap Android phones in the U.S.

All three models come with a dedicated Google Assistant button.

What you need to know HMD Global has launched three new Android phones in the U.S. with Cricket Wireless: Nokia C2 Tava, Nokia C5 Endi, and Nokia C2 Tennen. The three phones will be available to purchase from Cricket Wireless starting May 29. Nokia C2 Tennen, which is the most affordable of the trio, is priced at just $ 70.

HMD Global has expanded its U.S. carrier  [Read More…]

Google Search gets an anxiety self-assessment tool in the U.S.

This is the third such mental health screener on Search after PTSD and depression oriented surveys.

What you need to know Google has partnered with The National Alliance on Mental Illness to produce an anxiety survey on Search. The survey will pop up when people search anxiety-related terms, offering them a chance to self-assess any symptoms. It is not intended to replace conventional diagnosis by a medical professional.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health  [Read More…]

We break down the best U.S. wireless carriers

There are four major wireless carriers in the U.S. and they all have a different approach to the same goal. Luckily for the consumers, this competition helps drive these companies to make a better product. No matter your needs, there is a carrier for you. For most people, all of these carriers are likely to have some coverage for you. Overall, T-Mobile has great network performance and looks likely to continue to improve in the next few years  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 1 II will launch in the U.S. on July 24 for $1,200

The phone lacks mmWave 5G support.

What you need to know Sony has priced the Xperia 1 II 5G at $ 1,199 in the U.S. Pre-orders for the flagship phone will start on June 1. Consumers who pre-order the Xperia 1 II by June 28 will receive a pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling earbuds for free.

Sony’s first 5G-enabled flagship phone, the Xperia 1 II, will go on sale in the U.S. starting July 24. The tech  [Read More…]

Galaxy A51 now available unlocked in the U.S. with free Galaxy Buds

The entire package will set you back just $ 400.

What you need to know The Galaxy A51 is Samsung’s latest value flagship to hit the scene. As of May 4, the phone is now available for purchase unlocked in the United States. It was previously limited to select carriers in the country.

Samsung took the mid-range smartphone market by storm last year with its impressive Galaxy A50 handset — a phone that struck an excellent balance  [Read More…]

U.S. Senators propose COVID-19 data privacy bill

It’s called the ‘COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act’.

What you need to know U.S. Senators are introducing a new COVID-19 data privacy bill. It comes from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. It hopes to strike a balance between using technology to fight the virus and maintaining the privacy of U.S. citizens.

U.S. Senators from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation have introduced a new COVID-19 privacy bill designed to protect the privacy  [Read More…]

YouTube will now fact check COVID-19 searches in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a lightning rod for hoaxes, fake news, and conspiracy theorists.

What you need to know YouTube rolled out fact-checking for India and Brazil last year. In the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic, it’s now extending this support to the U.S. It plans to bring this feature globally after scaling up its systems to support the effort.

There’s never a good time for conspiracy theories, but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, these can be  [Read More…]

Samsung U.S. will repair frontline and healthcare workers’ phones for free

The offer is valid through June 30 and covers a single repair.

What you need to know In a show of solidarity with first responders and healthcare workers, Samsung is offering them one free phone repair. The program is called Free Repairs for the Frontline and offers services such as screen repairs and battery replacements. It’s being implemented in partnership with uBreakiFix.

Samsung is launching a new initiative aimed at supporting the first responders and healthcare workers  [Read More…]

Galaxy S10 Lite to be available for purchase in the U.S. from April 17

The phone will sell for $ 650 stateside.

What you need to know The Galaxy S10 Lite is finally making its way to U.S. shores. The phone will be available for purchase starting April 17. The retail price of the base model will be $ 650.

Having already made its way to European shores, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Lite will soon cross the Atlantic and land in the U.S. The phone is slated to go on sale starting  [Read More…]

Motorola’s foldable RAZR is now available in ‘blush gold’ in the U.S.

Until now, the foldable phone was only available in Noir Black.

What you need to know Motorola RAZR is now available in a Blush Gold color variant in the U.S. The new color variant is priced at $ 1,500, identical to the Noir Black variant. It comes with a black-and-gold color scheme, with a gold accent around the camera.

In February this year, Motorola announced that its foldable RAZR would be available in a new Blush Gold  [Read More…]