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Adam Doud

Adam Doud

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Adam had been writing in the tech space for nearly a decade. When not hosting the Benefit of the Doud podcast, he can be found cycling, geocaching, or generally just being outside. He loves getting his hands on as many gadgets to try out as possible. He's reviewed phones, laptops, tablets, and smart home tech for various publications.

Hold holding three phones from three different carriers.

Back to where it started: Testing 5G in the Chicagoland area

I tested 5G in Chicago, the city where the first 5G networks rolled out in the United States. The results were quite good.
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OnePlus Buds Pro review: Good buds with a few flaws

The OnePlus Buds Pro offer great sound and ANC, but a few usability issues keep them from being a top pick.
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Vivint’s new updates make its smart home system even smarter

Vivint updated its product line to a new generation and added a few highly-desirable features to an already great lineup.
Pixel 6 inside a Pixel 6A case.

Pixel 6A case hands-on: More clues about Google’s next phone

Pixel 6 on a table next to two parts of a Pixel 6A case.

Pixel 6A case hands-on: More clues about Google’s next phone

A Pixel 6A case we received ahead of Google I/O gives us some more clues about Google's next phone.
Hand holding the OnePlus Nord N20 5G.

OnePlus Nord N20 5G hands on review: OnePlus settled

The OnePlus Nord N20 is a fairly typical midrange offering that doesn't hold to its OnePlus roots.
Apple VR Headset Concept by Antonio De Rosa

7 unannounced products we’d love to find in a bar

Over the weekend, someone found a Pixel Watch in a restaurant, so we brainstormed seven unannounced products we'd like to find in a restaurant.
OnePlus 10 Pro charging port.

I don’t charge my phone at night because OnePlus broke me (and it’s awesome)

OnePlus ships a crazy-fast 65-watt charger in the box that can charge your phone in just over 30 minutes. It has changed my life.
Person holding a phone playing Call of Duty: Mobile.

I want every phone to have shoulder buttons from now on

I fell in love with shoulder triggers on the Red Magic 7 and Red Magic 7 Pro and now I don't want to go back.
Hand holding 3 Galaxy S22 Ultra phones.

I tested AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile’s 5G with 70,000 people

I tested AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile's 5G networks in a sports arena with 70,000 people.
Side view of an AT&T disaster recovery truck.

In a disaster, AT&T goes to extremes to get you back online

AT&T has a holistic approach to disaster recovery that ensures it's ready to respond to emergencies at a moment's notice.
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Baseball is back! Here’s why you can’t watch it

The return of baseball is exciting for fans, except for those fans who have cut the cord.
Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro cameras seen from the back.

Use your words. Stop calling phones Pro, Ultra, and Max

Too many phones are calling themselves Pro, Max, and Ultra, so I decided to come up with some other words for them.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ sits on a table with two lego minifigs.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus review: As good as it can get

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ is the best Android tablet yet, packing in stunning hardware and a great software experience.
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A famous cartoonist drew me on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

A cartoonist took the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ for a spin, sketching out several drawings over the span of a few hours.
The Brydge Max+ turns your iPad into a soft of tough book.

Toughen up your iPad with the Brydge 10.2 Max+

The Brydge 10.2 Max plus is a great keyboard/case attachment for your iPad that's also pretty rugged.
The TicWatch GTH Pro has limited watch face options.

Mobvoi TicWatch GTH Pro hands-on review: Monitor the plumbing

The TicWatch GTH Pro introduces arterial health to the health-focused wearable conversation, but it comes on cheap hardware.
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OnePlus talks OnePlus 10 Pro, OxygenOS, and foldables

OnePlus sat down with the media and we learned a lot about its distribution strategy, development, and foldables.
Foldable Macbook concept image created by LunaDisplay.

Here’s what a future Apple foldable might look like

There are a few ways Apple could enter the foldable market. We examine the options.
The RedMagic 7 has an outrageous design.

Nubia RedMagic 7 review: A phone for gamers and no one else

The Nubia RedMagic 7 is a top-tier gaming phone with a cool design, but it cuts a lot of non-gaming corners.
The iPad 2021 is a pretty great tablet for the budget concious.

Apple iPad (2021) review: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

The Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) is the best tablet you can buy, but it's not much of an upgrade over previous generations.
The iPad Mini stands on a floor with other Apple devices in the background.

Apple iPad Mini (2021) review: Little powerhouse

The iPad Mini is big enough for movies and games, but small enough to read with one hand. It's my favorite iPad yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G and the Pixel 6 go head to head in a photoshoot.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G vs. Google Pixel 6 camera shootout

The Pixel 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5g both offer great cameras on a budget. So we pitted them against each other.
Galaxy S22 Ultra in Phantom Black and Phantom White.

Galaxy S22: 4 things it did right and 4 that could’ve been better

We found four things that we liked and four things we didn't like during Samsung's Unpacked February 2022 event.
The back of the Galaxy S22 Ultra in Phantom Black.

Samsung is too busy to take your money for the Galaxy S22

I've been trying to pre-order a Galaxy S22 Ultra to no avail. Samsung is just too busy to take my money.
The rear panel of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra from 2021.

Here’s what I want to see from the Samsung Galaxy S22 series

Samsung's first Unpacked event of 2022 is coming up. Here are some things we'd like to see with the Galaxy S22.
The Belkin 3-in-1 charger can charge your phone, Airpods, and Apple watch at the same time.

Belkin Boost Charge Pro review: My favorite bedside charger

The Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 charger is a great little device that charges up all of your Apple devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is Samsung's latest budget flagship phone.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review: The sequel is never as good

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G comes at an odd time and fails to meet the budget flagship expectations set by its predecessor.
The Kyocera Durasport 5G can survive cold temperatures.

Kyocera’s DuraSport 5G makes me miss the Galaxy S8 Active

The Kyocera Durasport 5G is a rugged phone that doesn't look the part, and it makes me wish it was a better phone.
The Arc Pulse case is a minimal case designed to protect your iPhone 13 Pro.

The Arc Pulse is a barely there case for your iPhone 13

The Arc Pulse Case is just two tiny metal pieces that protect your iPhone 13 from falls without getting in the way.
Samsung Galaxy phone on counter.

Is Apple ditching the notch on the iPhone 14? I’m not convinced.

All the experts think that Apple is ditching the notch on the iPhone 14. Here's why I'm not so sure that's the case.
Samsung offers bespoke refridgerators, washers and dryers.

Think twice before you buy bespoke appliances (or anything really)

Samsung offers bespoke appliances and we have to wonder if that's the best idea. A lot can happen in 12 years.
The Garmin Venu 2 Plus is an excellent smartwatch.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Premium in all the right ways

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus smartwatch is a premium wearable and Garmin's first watch that works with your voice assistant.
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TCL’s Stefan Streit talks 2022 plans, the TCL 30 series, foldables, and more

Digital Trends sat down with TCL's chief marketing officer to discuss 2022 plans, the TCL 30 series, foldable, and more.