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A person holding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, showing the top of the hinge.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5’s biggest upgrade is hiding in plain sight

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a bunch of small changes throughout its spec sheet. But its best upgrade is hiding in plain sight.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 resting on a table.

I’m buying a new Samsung folding phone, but not the one you’d expect

I love my big-screen Galaxy Z Fold 4, but I'm not upgrading to the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Instead, another folding smartphone has caught my eye — and taken my money.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5's cover screens.

The real reason Samsung wants you to buy a folding phone this year

Have you looked at the new Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 and wondered if they're worth buying? Us too, so we asked Samsung what makes them special.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic, in black and silver.

The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic proves Samsung made a huge mistake in 2022

The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is a truly exciting smartwatch, and its announcement shows Samsung made a big mistake last year with the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
Tag Heuer Connected Calbre E4 45mm worn on a mans wrist.

Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 (45mm) review: big, bold, and brilliant

Luxurious, big, and expensive — is the 45mm Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 for you?
The Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 Bright Black Edition on a person's wrist.

I wore a $2,750 smartwatch and I didn’t want to take it off

The smartwatch I've been wearing costs $2,750, and I've done everything in my power to justify it. It turns out, it wasn't that hard to do.
The back of the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Zenfone 10.

This tiny Android phone almost ruined the Galaxy S23 Ultra for me

After using the tiny Asus Zenfone 10 for a few weeks, I had second thoughts about using the Galaxy S23 Ultra again. But I'm so glad I made the change.
samsung galaxy note 20 ultra review rear

I’m glad the Samsung Galaxy Note died when it did

Samsung killed off the Galaxy Note range in early 2022, and now in mid-2023, I'm finally glad it did because of what we've got instead.
The Google Play Store, YouTube, and Google Docs installed on an Amazon Fire Max 11.

It took me 20 minutes to make Amazon’s new Android tablet perfect

The Amazon Fire Max 11 is very close to being a fantastic all-round laptop alternative, but it needed just one thing to make it perfect: Google Play.
The Nothing Phone 2's camera module with the lights lit up.

Something amazing happened to U.S. smartphones on July 11

On July 11, a new brand launched a new phone in the U.S., and it's a very big deal. This is why you should be greeting the Nothing Phone 2 with open arms.
A person holding the Amazon Kindle Fire Max 11

Amazon made a brilliant Android tablet you should actually buy

Amazon's Fire Max 11 takes the Fire tablet range in a brave new direction, and our extensive review examines if the strategy has worked.
A person wearing the Casio G-Shock DW-H5600.

I reviewed a G-Shock watch for people who hate G-Shocks, and I loved it

The DW-H5600 is the fitness G-Shock watch for people who have previously been put off by the size of most G-Shock watches. We've reviewed it.
Promotional photo showing the Honor 90 phone in different colors.

Honor’s new Android phone has a feature we’ve never seen before

The new Honor 90 has a big 6.7-inch screen, but what makes it special is the industry-first anti-flicker technology to save your eyes.
Close up of the Hybrid car electric charger station with power supply plugged into an electric car being charged.

I agonized over EVs but bought a gas car instead. Here’s why I couldn’t be happier

When I went shopping for a new (to me) car, the tech fan and early adopter in me wanted to look at an EV. I looked, but found I'm not catered for at all.
The Asus Zenfone 10, along with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Apple iPhone 14 Pro, and the GoPro Hero 11 Black.

I tried to replace my GoPro with this new phone and its clever camera

The Asus Zenfone 10's camera has a gimbal for steady, shake-free video. But can it come close to matching a GoPro? I found out.
The cover screen on the Vivo X Flip.

I’ll be so angry if the Galaxy Z Flip 5 doesn’t have this feature

Samsung leads the compact folding phone race, but with the Galaxy Z Flip 5, it faces its toughest challenge yet. It needs one feature to succeed.
A person holding the Asus Zenfone 10, and showing the rear panel.

Asus Zenfone 10 review: meet the anti-Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Asus Zenfone 10 has all the power of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, but without the massive size. Can it really take on the smaller Galaxy S23?
Google Pixel Fold in Obsidian side by side with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Google Pixel Fold vs. Galaxy Z Fold 4: which one is worth $1,800?

How does the new Google Pixel Fold stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4? As you'll see, there is a lot to consider before making any decision to buy.
The Nokia G42 in purple.

Nokia’s newest Android phone has an unbelievably cool feature

The Nokia G42 is HMD Global's first 5G phone that can be easily repaired at home, even if it needs a new screen or battery.
Google Pixel Tablet in white, attached to the dock.

I love the Google Pixel Tablet — but there’s a catch

The Pixel Tablet is a two-in-one product, but like so many of its type, it only manages to nail one half of the brief. The other half just can't keep up.
The front of the TCL NXTWEAR S, with the sunglasses accessory attached.

These AR glasses answer a big question about the Apple Vision Pro headest

The way TCL's NXTWEAR S smartglasses deal with corrective lenses for spectacle wearers helps answer one of the big questions about the Apple Vision Pro.
The Apple Watch Ultra with the Apple Watch Series 8 and Watch SE 2.

How we test smartwatches and wearables

Wondering about what goes into our smartwatch and wearable review process? Here's how Digital Trends approaches its reviews of these exciting products.
A person wearing the Stat Health Stat in-ear wearable.

This isn’t an AirPod — it’s a wearable unlike any I’ve seen before

This wearable may go in your ear, but unlike an AirPod, it's designed to help people suffering from debilitating dizziness rehabilitate and live normal lives.
The Pixel Fold with its open screen.

I’m looking forward to the Pixel Fold, but I probably shouldn’t be

The Pixel Fold should be one of the device highlights of the year, but concerns about this important product are threatening to ruin my excitement.
The Garmin Epix Pro (Gen 2).

I’ve used smartwatches for 10 years, but this one overwhelmed me

The Garmin Epix Pro (Gen 2) is a massive, expensive, but comprehensive smartwatch that has way more sporting ability than I have, as I quickly found out.
The back of the Realme 11 Pro+.

This Android phone is (almost) a great Google Pixel 7a alternative

The latest mid-range phone to capture attention is the Realme 11 Pro+, and at times it comes close to beating the Pixel 7a, as we find out in our review.
A person holding the Vivo X Fold 2.

This foldable phone has something I’ve never seen before

The Vivo X Fold 2 has a feature no other big-screen foldable we can buy has, but it's not strictly new tech, and it's probably on the phone in your pocket too.
A person wearing Apple's Vision Pro headset.

The one big mistake Apple made with its Vision Pro headset

Apple made a big mistake in not showing regular people wearing its Vision Pro headset — something Samsung proved nearly a decade ago with its own VR gadget.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4's open screen and crease.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review: so good, it should be your next phone

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 may be coming up to a year old, but after revisiting it in our ongoing, in-depth review, we explain why it's still a great buy.
A person holding a partially open Galaxy Z Fold 4.

I know how Samsung can make the Galaxy Z Fold 5 perfect

I've been using the Galaxy Z Fold 4 again, and my time with it and a few of its competitors has shown me all Samsung needs to do to make the Z Fold 5 perfect.
The Glyph Interface showing around the Nothing Phone 1's camera module.

One of 2023’s most hyped phones will launch on July 11

The Nothing Phone 2 will be announced on July 11, the company has revealed. It's exciting, as this time, the phone will be available in the U.S. from day one.
The back of the Motorola Razr Plus, propped up on a wooden floor.

Motorola has killed the Razr’s most iconic feature — and I’m glad

Motorola has struck gold with the new Razr Plus design, and it's all due to finally forgetting the past. Here's why this is an essential move for the brand.
A person holding the Oura Ring 3rd generation Horizon model.

Oura Ring’s newest feature lets you spy on your friends

The Oura Ring has its first social feature, called Circles, which lets you share your three key daily scores with friends.
The back of the red Motorola Razr Plus.

Motorola did something ridiculous to its new Razr phones

Motorola's new Razr folding smartphones look like winners, except the company has made an odd decision with the device's names, and its very confusing.