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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) vs. Fire HD 10 (2017): Big, budget tablet gets better

The Fire HD 10 is one of the few low price, big screen tablets around and Amazon has just refreshed it with an upgraded 2019 version. We compare the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) to the 2017 model and find out exactly what has changed and what has stayed the same, so you can decide whether to upgrade or not.
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Walmart Onn Android Tablet review

The Walmart Onn Android tablet has the potential to set a fire under Amazon, the current king of the budget tablet market. I tried out the 8-inch Onn tablet to find out exactly what it’s capable of and uncover the compromises that enabled Walmart to achieve such a low price.
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Huawei Mate 30 Pro vs. P30 Pro vs. Mate 20 Pro: How do they compare?

We take a look at how the Huawei Mate 30 Pro measures up against the P30 Pro and last year's Mate 20 Pro. Huawei has stepped up its game, but there's an important omission in the newest phone that may just turn you completely off it. Learn exactly how these three Huawei phones compare right here.
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OnePlus 7T vs. Asus Zenfone 6 vs. ZTE Axon 10 Pro: Affordable flagship face-off

You don't have to spend big to get a great phone, $500 to $600 is enough and these phones prove it. We compare the OnePlus 7T, the Asus Zenfone 6, and the ZTE Axon 10 Pro to learn how they differ, what they can offer, and which is ultimately the best. If you're struggling to decide, read our comparison.
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Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight?

Have you ever wondered if it's dangerous to leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight? What's the best way to charge your smartphone? We spoke to experts about smartphone batteries, checked the manufacturer guidelines, and compiled all the answers you need for healthy smartphone charging.
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OnePlus 7T vs. OnePlus 7 Pro vs. OnePlus 6T: Which is best for you?

Take a look at how the OnePlus 7T compares to the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 6T as we compare the three phones and dig into the differences. Should you opt for the latest 7T, snag a 7 Pro while you still can, or save some cash with the older 6T? We've got your answers right here in this comparison.
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Is cell phone radiation actually dangerous? We asked some experts

Is there mounting evidence that the radiation emitted by our cell phones could be causing brain cancer and other medical conditions? Some people in the medical community are concerned, some feel the jury is still out. We asked some experts and reviewed some research in search of an answer.
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This virtual grocery store puts real food on the table for refugees

The World Food Programme has been experimenting to find new ways that technology can be used to help refugees and other vulnerable families find the best, most affordable food. The Dalili app has been rolled out successfully in Lebanon, and it's enabling new interactions between stores and customers.
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The best Google Pixel 2 XL cases and covers

If you want to protect that 6-inch screen and aluminum body, it’s time to shop for the best Google Pixel 2 XL cases and covers. We have picked some of our favorite cases offering different styles and levels of protection. There's a Pixel 2 XL case here to suit every taste or budget, so dive in.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs. Apple Watch Series 4

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 offers some interesting upgrades over its predecessor, but it can it compete with the best smartwatch around right now -- the Apple Watch Series 4? We compare the two and explain all of the differences in this spec comparison before naming a winner in each category.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs. Note 10 vs. Note 9: Spec comparison

Samsung has released two new Note phones this year instead of one: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. We compare the two new phones with last year's Note 9 to find out precisely what's new and how the two Note 10 models differ. We'll dig into the details and pick a winner.
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By Innovation Only? The Apple event barely showed us anything new

We gathered hoping to see something exciting and new. Apple hyped the event as "By Innovation Only" and then delivered slight, incremental improvements for the iPad, Apple Watch, and iPhones. The iPhone 11 Pro does little to live up to its name; the biggest surprise here was the price of the iPhone 11.
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Apple iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max: Differences explained

The Apple iPhone class of 2019 is here, but which one of these iPhone 11 models do you want to settle down with? We take a look at all the important differences between the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max to pick winners in different categories and explain what sets them apart.
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Motorola One Zoom vs. Nokia 7.2 vs. Google Pixel 3a: Midrange melee

It's not easy to decide which phone to buy and the midrange phone market is awash with tempting choices right now. We compare three of the best in the shape of the Motorola One Zoom, the Nokia 7.2, and the Google Pixel 3a to see which would suit you best and help you make that purchase decision.
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Nokia 7.2 vs. Nokia 7.1: Reset your expectations of what $350 will buy

If you're casting an inquisitive eye over the budget-end of the Android phone market, then you need to check out Nokia's wares. The Nokia 7.2 offers a raft of improvements over the Nokia 7.1 and comes in at the same initial $350 price. We compare the two here and explain precisely what sets them apart.
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Samsung’s Galaxy A90 5G phone aims to make 5G more affordable for everyone

Want to experience 5G but find the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's high price difficult to justify? Samsung may have the solution with the new Galaxy A90 5G, a new phone with 5G connectivity that will potentially cost several hundred dollars less than the S10 5G. Here's everything you need to know.
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Kobo Libra H20 review: Premium without the price

At a significantly lower price than the top-tier ebook readers, the Kobo Libra H20 goes toe-to-toe in the features department, making it a tempting proposition. Kobo had to compromise on the design and build quality, but this is still a compelling device with a color-adjustable light and water resistance.
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The Polar Ignite watch rekindled my fitness efforts and then doused them again

The Polar Ignite boasts heart rate tracking, built-in GPS, and in-depth activity and sleep tracking all wrapped up in an understated package, but it has a lot of competition. I tried it out for a week or so to see how accurate it is and to try and get some motivation, but the goals proved tough to meet.
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Tips and tricks for Chrome on Android or iOS

Chrome is one of the best browsers around, but few people take the time to customize it or unlock its hidden potential. We're here to help with some truly useful Chrome tips and tricks that will help you set up your web browsing the way you want, whether you're using an Android smartphone or an iPhone.
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In the race to protect our kids, we’re throwing privacy out the window

You can track your kid’s location with a phone or smartwatch, you can review their online activity with parental controls, and it’s all in the name of child safety, but who else is surveilling our children? Maybe we’re giving up too much privacy to take advantage of this tech.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs. S10 Plus: Which one should you buy?

There has never been a better selection of supersized Samsung smartphones, and two of the best are the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the Galaxy S10 Plus. But which is right for you? We take a look at how these phones measure up against each other to help you pick the right one for your needs.
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Motorola One Action vs. Moto G7: Which budget phone is your best bet?

Motorola turns out some of the best budget phones you'll find, but there are an awful lot of them to choose from. How does the Motorola One Action measure up against the Moto G7? We dive into the specs and explain all of the differences to make it clear exactly how these two phones compare.
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Is the Apple Card any better than a regular credit card? We asked an expert

If you’re tempted by the allure of the new Apple Card, which is integrated with the iPhone and comes with a titanium backup card for places that don’t accept Apple Pay, then you may be wondering how it compares to the competition. We spoke to some experts to find out if the Apple Card is worth considering.
DokiPal review

It has LTE and a voice assistant, but the DokiPal kid’s smartwatch is a letdown

If you want to track your kids and call them, or enable them to call or message you, then a smartwatch can be a good alternative to a phone. I tried out the DokiPal smartwatch, which boasts LTE connectivity and a voice assistant, as well as fitness tracking, a camera, and more, but it did not work well.
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Is Sony’s smartphone business dead or can it be revived?

Sony has long been one of the biggest consumer electronics brands around and it used to be a major player in mobile, but sales have just hit their lowest level ever. Can Sony Mobile turn things around or is it game over? What does it need to do to sell more smartphones?
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What I like and what I don’t like about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus

The Galaxy Note 10 duo show off impressive, refined designs, and a host of potentially productive features, but they're not perfect. Here are the changes and features I like about the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the tweaks and misses I don't like. Samsung mostly delivered on expectations, but not completely.
PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder

Petsafe’s smartphone-controlled feeder ensures your dog or cat never goes hungry

If you're looking for an automatic feeder you can control with your smartphone, then Petsafe's Smart Feed could be exactly what you need. It can dispense multiple meals and be scheduled and remote controlled from the smartphone app for Android and iOS. We tried it out with our cat to see how it works.
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The Winston Privacy Filter hides your online activities from prying eyes

People are growing more conscious of the footprint they leave behind online and how private data can be leaked, sold, and used by unscrupulous companies. The Winston Privacy Filter is a box that plugs into your router and protects your online activities, making it impossible for anyone to snoop on you.
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Here are 10 ways your cell phone carrier is screwing you

We accept the pernicious practices of cell phone carriers as part of the price of owning a smartphone. From hidden charges and up-selling, to blocking features and preinstalling useless software, carriers do much to make the smartphone experience worse than it needs to be -- and a lot more expensive.
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With voice and gestures, Google’s Pixel 4 takes us closer to a hands-free future

The forthcoming Pixel 4 smartphone from Google is going to feature gestures using a radar system, secure face unlock, and a whole new level of contextual voice commands. Google is leading the way towards a hands-free future that may finally free us from the tyranny of the touchscreen.
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How accurate are fitness trackers and does it matter? We asked an expert

Fitness trackers are hugely popular now and they help us to count our steps, measure our heart rates, and record all of our daily activity. Whether you use a smartwatch or a simple fitness band, you may be wondering just how accurate is the underlying technology? We dug into the research and asked an expert to find out.

Red Magic 3 review

The Red Magic 3 is a powerful Android smartphone designed especially for gaming. It has a huge, silky smooth display, loud stereo speakers, a big battery, and a fan to keeps things cool during long gaming sessions. With a thoughtful design and an affordable price, is it time to get your game on?
Xplora 3S review

Xplora 3S impressions: A kids smartwatch for calls and location tracking

If you want to keep tabs on your kids, but feel they are a bit young for a first smartphone, then the Xplora 3S kids smartwatch might be exactly what you need. The battery life is about two days and it doesn't have any games. But we tested it out with a discerning 7-year-old to find out what it's like.
Closing the Loop

Samsung, T-Mobile to recycle an old phone for every S10e sold in the Netherlands

Tackling the mountain of e-waste not recycled in Africa, Dutch company Closing the Loop has persuaded Samsung, T-Mobile, and the Dutch government to try out an offsetting scheme that sees a scrap phone properly recycled for every new phone purchased. It's a first step toward greater sustainability.