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Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 with the display turned on.

The Galaxy S24 is stealing one of my favorite Google Pixel 8 features

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series has officially landed — and it just so happens to copy one of my favorite features from the Google Pixel 8.
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra using the Circle to Search feature.

One of the Galaxy S24’s coolest features is coming to other Android phones

The Galaxy S24 just launched with a ton of AI features — and one of them is already coming to other Android phones very soon.
An iPhone in the Clicks keyboard case.

I used one of the coolest iPhone accessories in years at CES 2024

The Clicks Creator Keyboard is a new accessory that adds a keyboard to your iPhone. I went hands-on with it at CES 2024. Here's what you need to know.
Samsung's "In&Out" folding phone concept at CES 2024.

I saw the future of folding phones at CES 2024

There's a lot of cool tech to see at CES 2024 — including some wild concepts for folding smartphones. Here are two I looked at from Samsung.
A MacBook, AirPods Max, Apple Watch, iPhone, Google Pixel, and Anker charger all lying next to each other on a desk.

I’m going to CES for the first time in 7 years. Here’s the tech I’m taking with me

CES 2024 is right around the corner, and I'm going for the first time since 2017. Here's the tech I'm taking with me to power through the event.
Leaked design schematic of Samsung Galaxy S24.

This is the official date Samsung will announce the Galaxy S24

Are you ready for the Samsung Galaxy S24 series? Good! Because Samsung just revealed the official date it's announcing the new phones.
A screenshot of the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, showing a promo for the new T Life app.

The T-Mobile Tuesdays app is about to get a big upgrade

T-Mobile Tuesdays is preparing for a big overhaul. Here's what we know.
A close-up render of the Galaxy S24 in violet.

This is the best Samsung Galaxy S24 leak yet

The Samsung Galaxy S24 has seen endless leaks for months and months. But this latest S24 leak may be the best one yet.
Close-up of the black faux leather back on the Motorola Edge (2023).

Why Motorola could be the smartphone company to beat in 2024

Motorola had a shockingly great year in 2023 — and it's poised to be even more impressive in 2024.
The Apple Watch Series 9 showing apps on the screen.

The Apple Watch ban is over … kind of

Late last week, a sales ban forced Apple to stop selling its two latest Apple Watches. Now, that ban has been lifted ... for a little while.
The Google Pixel Tablet sitting outside with its screen on.

The Pixel Tablet is still Google’s biggest mistake of 2023

Earlier this year, I reviewed the Google Pixel Tablet and said it was the worst Pixel I'd ever used. Does that still hold true in December 2023?
Google Play Store on the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.

Google is paying a $700 million fine, and you’re getting some of it

Google has officially agreed to pay $700 million as part of a major antitrust ruling. But what does that mean for you?
A person wearing the Apple Watch Series 9.

You’re running out of time to buy a new Apple Watch. Here’s why

Looking to buy an Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2? You soon won't be able to as Apple is halting sales this week. Here's what's going on.
Snapchat Recap 2023 running on iPhones.

Snapchat Recap 2023: how to find your year in review

2023 is nearing an end, which means it's time for Snapchat Recap! Here's how to find your 2023 year in review for Snapchat right now.
Oura Ring Horizon sitting upright on a wood railing.

I thought the Oura Ring would be the perfect fitness tracker. I was wrong

The Oura Ring is one of best fitness trackers available in 2023. I finally tried one for myself ... and it didn't go as planned. Here's what happened.
The Nothing Phone 2 and Nothing Phone 1's Glyph lights.

We may see the Nothing Phone 3 in just a couple of months

Are you ready for the Nothing Phone 3? You better be, because we may learn more about the upcoming smartphone very soon.
Someone wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2 with a yellow/green fabric band.

Check your Google Pixel Watch now for a big software update

Have a Google Pixel Watch or Pixel Watch 2? Good news! A big software updating is rolling out now, and it has some interesting new features.
The Motorola Razr Plus, half folded with its cover screen on.

Motorola Razr Plus review: the folding phone I’ve been waiting for

The Motorola Razr Plus is Motorola's latest flip phone foldable — and its sights are set on the Galaxy Z Flip. But is it any good? Find out in our review.
Someone holding the blue Pixel 8 Pro outdoors.

Google Pixel devices could do something incredible in 2024

2023 was a big year for Google Pixel devices. How can Google make sure that 2024 is even better? I have a few ideas.
The Google Pixel Tablet was the most innovative tablet of 2023.

The most innovative tablets of 2023

2023 was a surprisingly strong year for tablets — including many innovative ones! Here are our picks for the most innovative tablets of the year.
A top view of someone wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

I was completely wrong about the Google Pixel Watch 2

I really didn't like the first Google Pixel Watch, so I was dreading using the Pixel Watch 2. But after a few weeks of use, I'm happy to admit I was dead wrong.
Duolingo 2023 Year in Review running on an iPhone.

Duolingo Year in Review 2023: how to find yours right now

Duolingo's 2023 Year in Review has landed! Want to find your very own Duolingo recap for 2023? Here's everything you need to know.
Google Chat app on the Play Store.

Google just redesigned one of its biggest apps, and it’s bad

Google Chat just received a major update, including a new way to navigate the app. And it's ... something else.
Anker 747 charger on a table.

The best charger I’ve ever used has a huge Black Friday discount

Anker's 150W charger is one of the best I've ever used — and it just got a big discount for Black Friday 2023.
The Nothing Chats splash page in the app.

Nothing’s iMessage for Android app is unbelievably bad

Earlier this week, Nothing Chats launched as a new app to get iMessage on an Android phone. As it turns out, it's a bit of a hot mess.
iMessage on an iPhone 14 Pro Max, plus iMessage on an Android phone using the Beeper app.

It’s finally happening — your iPhone is getting RCS in 2024

Folks, it's actually happening. Starting in 2024, your iPhone will finally get RCS support to make texting with Android phones better than ever.
A blue Google Pixel 8 Pro, laying face-down next to a small pumpkin and squash.

I’ve had the Google Pixel 8 Pro for a month. Here’s why I’m keeping it

I've had the Google Pixel 8 Pro for over a month. Is it still one of the year's best Android phones? Have software bugs ruined it? Here's what I've learned.
Someone wearing a Fitbit Charge 6 with a coral band.

Fitbit’s $160 fitness tracker is way better than I expected

How good can a $160 fitness tracker be? That's how much Fitbit is asking for the new Fitbit Charge 6. And you know what? It's shockingly great.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE laying face-down on a table.

Samsung just did something strange to its newest Android phone

Samsung just launched the Galaxy S23 FE. It's a new Android phone that was supposed to cost $600, but it now has a new, more expensive price.
The Google Photos app running on a Google Pixel 8 Pro.

I just spent $100 on Google Photos for a ridiculous reason

Google Photos is one of the best cloud photo libraries around — and I just spent $100 on it for a very silly reason.
Someone holding the Motorola Edge (2023) next to the Google Pixel 8.

Motorola’s latest Android phone is (almost) a Google Pixel 8 killer

The Google Pixel 8 just got a new competitor in the form of the Motorola Edge (2023). But is it any good? I used it to find out.
The Duolingo app icon with a new melting design.

Why is your Duolingo app melting? Here’s why it looks weird

Does your Duolingo app look weird this morning? More specifically, does it look like Duo is melting? You're not alone! Here's what's going on.
Someone wearing an Apple Watch Ultra 2, showing the Modular Ultra watch face.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 review: why I think you’ll love it

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 isn't all that different from the first Apple Watch Ultra. But it's still a phenomenal smartwatch. We explain why in our full review.
iPhone 15 Pro Max lying on the ground surrounded by leaves.

iPhone 15 Pro Max review: yes, it really is worth $1,200

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is an expensive phone, starting at $1,199. But it's also one of the very best you can buy. Find our why in our full review.