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An Apple Watch Series 8 with the display turned on.

A weekend with the Apple Watch Series 8 gave me a severe case of déjà vu

The Apple Watch Series 8 is Apple's go-to smartwatch for the year. But what's it actually like to wear and use? Here are our thoughts after two days.
An iPhone 14 sitting on a wood desk.

5 big things I learned about the iPhone 14 after 48 hours

Apple's iPhone 14 is out now, but is it any good? Here's how we're liking the phone after using it for 48 hours.
A digital image of Elon Musk in front of a stylized background with the Twitter logo repeating.

Elon Musk drama continues as Twitter shareholders approve the $44 billion buyout

Twitter shareholders just voted that they still want Elon Musk to buy Twitter, stirring the pot once before Twitter and Musk's trial in October.
Battery percentage on an iPhone with iOS 16.

iOS 16: How to Display Battery Percentage on Your iPhone

Have an iPhone? Want to know how to show the battery percentage on it? You've come to the right place.
The iOS 16 logo on an iPhone.

My 5 favorite iOS 16 features (and 1 I hate) after using it for two months

I've been using iOS 16 for the past two months. Here are a few things I absolutely love ... plus one feature I can't stand.
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I ordered an iPhone 14 with only 128GB of storage, and you should too

When you pre-order an iPhone 14, you'll need to decide which storage size to get. Want to save some cash and just get the 128GB? Here's why you should.
Front and back of the iPhone 14 Pro in Deep Purple.

iPhone 14 and 14 Pro hands-on reactions: here’s what people are saying

The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro looked great in Apple's Far Out presentation. But what are they actually like to use? Here's what people are saying.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro.

4 things the iPhone 14 is missing (that I want in the iPhone 15)

The iPhone 14 series is a notable step forward over the iPhone 13. But there are still a few missing features that I want to see in the iPhone 15.
Pixel buds pro, Pixel phones (6a, 7, & 7 Pro), and a Pixel Watch laid out for display.

Google confirms Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event for October 6

Google has confirmed the date for its next Made by Google hardware event. We'll get to see the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch on October 6.
Holding the OnePlus 10T in front of a green plant.

How to pre-order the OnePlus 10T

The OnePlus 10T is OnePlus's big new flagship for this year, and you can finally pre-order it. Here's how you can grab your very own OnePlus 10T.
The Motorola Edge (2022).

Motorola Edge (2022) review: Don’t ignore this surprise Android hit

The Motorola Edge (2022) came out of nowhere. With a fast 144Hz display, great performance, and excellent battery, it more than delivers for its $500 price.
Lifestyle photo of the Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Sense 2.

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are coming soon, and without Wear OS

Fitbit's wearable family is growing with the Inspire 3, Versa 4, and Sense 2. Fitbit is touting new designs, upgraded health features... and still no Wear OS.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 sitting on a succulent.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review: peak of Android smartwatches

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is one of the year's most promising Wear OS smartwatches. But is it any good? We find out in our full review.
The front of the Motorola Edge (2022) with the display on.

The Motorola Edge (2022) could be a great Pixel 6a alternative

The Motorola Edge (2022) is Moto's latest 'premium' device of the year. It has a MediaTek chipset, a 50MP camera, a 5,000 mAh battery -- and it costs just $499.
Android 13 logo on a OnePlus 10 Pro, running OxygenOS 13.

I tried OxygenOS 13, and it’s everything I feared it would be

The OxygenOS 13 beta is now available for the OnePlus 10 Pro. After using it (and trying to love it) for a couple of days, it only confirmed my worst fears.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro look like the Samsung earbuds we’ve been waiting for

Wish Samsung made earbuds as comfy as the Buds 2 and as premium as the Buds Pro? That's what it hopes to achieve with the new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
Samsung executive TM Roh

How to watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022

Unpacked August 2022 is almost here. From new foldable to updated smartwatches, here's how to watch Samsung's event on August 10!
Twitter app on the OnePlus 10T.

Yes, Twitter is down right now, and we don’t know when it’ll be back

It's not just you! As of August 9, 2022, Twitter is down for multiple users.
AT&T SatCOLT which is a mobile 5G tower platform.

AT&T just made its FirstNet plans a lot more helpful for first responders

AT&T's FirstNet service for first responders has typically been faced with complicated billing. Now, that's changing.
The OnePlus 10T and OnePlus 10 Pro lying a wood desk next to each other.

OnePlus 10T vs. OnePlus 10 Pro: Don’t buy the wrong OnePlus phone

The OnePlus 10T is OnePlus's performance flagship. The OnePlus 10 Pro is its camera flagship. Which one should you buy?
The Google Pixel 6a laying on top of the Google Pixel 6.

Pixel 6a vs. Pixel 6 camera test has a clear (but narrow) winner

The Pixel 6a has an old 12.2MP camera. The Pixel 6 has a newer 50MP camera. It doesn't seem like a fair comparison, but it's closer than you'd think.
Someone holding the Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a next to each other.

The Pixel 6a isn’t perfect, but I love it for one important reason

The Pixel 6a has a lot going for it. It has great cameras, fast Tensor processing, and excellent software — but that's not why I love it.
The Mobvoi TicWatch 3 Pro on someone's wrist.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip might actually save Android smartwatches

Qualcomm's smartwatch chips have left us wanting more for years. The new W5 Gen 1 and W5+ Gen 1 could be what we've been waiting for.
A digital image of Elon Musk in front of a stylized background with the Twitter logo repeating.

Elon Musk isn’t buying Twitter, tries to end $44 billion deal to buy the company

After making a deal in April to purchase Twitter, Elon Musk is now trying to walk away from his $44 billion bid.
Someone holding the Google Pixel 5. In the background are yellow flowers, slightly out of focus.

Why the Pixel 5 (not the Pixel 6) is my favorite Google phone in 2022

The Pixel 6 is Google's latest Pixel flagship, and the Pixel 7 will be here soon. But the Pixel 5 remains my go-to Google handset.
The back of the Nothing Phone 1, showing its transparent back and LEDs.

5 weird phones I wish were as popular as the Nothing Phone

The Nothing Phone 1 is one of the most hyped-up smartphones of the year. But plenty of other devices also deserved this kind of attention -- and failed.
A selection of different lock screens in iOS 16, as showcased at WWDC 2022.

Apple’s new iOS 16 lock screen is already better than anything on Android

Lock screen customization has been an Android staple for years. Apple's late to the party with iOS 16, but it has the best showing.
Apple Maps running on an iPhone and MacBook Pro.

Apple Maps enhances road trips with multistop routing, transit fares

Apple Maps keeps getting better. At WWDC, Apple announced multistop routing, new transit features, and more.
Back of the Pixel 6.

Your Pixel is getting new At a Glance tools, vaccine shortcuts, and more

The latest Pixel Feature Drop has landed. This month's update includes vaccine home screen shortcuts, more At A Glance features, and more.
Galaxy Z Flip 3's camera app.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 may fix Samsung’s annoying display crease

The folding crease on the Z Flip 3 isn't a deal-breaker, but it's also not ideal. The Z Flip 4 could address it in a big way.