Well, it looks like we’re one step closer to knowing what’s up with the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Yesterday, the company made a surprise announcement teasing some of the features of the upcoming phones, and it looks like these will be the biggest technological leap Google has ever made with its phones.
The main focus for yesterday’s announcement was for the processor—the first ever Google designed SoC for a smartphone. The company calls the SoC “Tensor,” but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg here. From the sound of it, Google is looking to push the Pixel phones into the high end market for the first time. Hit the top post for the full details—there’s a lot to look forward to this fall.
In case you missed it, today, Google released its first teasers for the upcoming Pixel 6 and flagship Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Revealing key details about the Pixel 6’s striking new look, AI, and Google’s very first system-on-chip known as “Tensor” that will power these devices. Read More »
The HyperX QuadCast S is a gaming microphone with RGB lighting, something that may sound ridiculous on the surface. But the QuadCast S delivers more than meets the eye, and while HyperX may advertise it for gaming, it winds up being a great USB microphone for anyone. Read More »
Cyber Acoustics is one of the most popular headphone suppliers for schools and businesses. But what happens when all those headphones start to wear out? As part of its new push toward sustainability, Cyber Acoustics is opening a Headset Recycling Program to help people recycle large quantities of wired headphones for free—you don’t even have to pay for the shipping label. Read More »
Google is going to make you use 2FA whether you like it or not. The company is already auto-enabling its custom 2FA system (called 2-Step Verification or 2SV) for compatible Google accounts, and soon, it will use the Android Chrome app to bring more users into the world of 2FA/2SV while increasing the protocol’s security. Read More »
Rumor has it that Samsung will announce two new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, during its Unpacked event on August 11th. These will be the first smartwatches to run on Google and Samsung’s new Watch OS, and if leaked images and specs are accurate, they may be the most impressive Android smartwatches of all time. Read More »
Let’s be honest—it’s HOT outside. Not that fun “it’s toasty in May so let’s eat lunch outside” kind of heat, it’s that punishing end-of-the-season heat that just wears you down. But with this innovative portable neck fan, you can enjoy a nice breeze anywhere you go. Its bladeless design makes it safe for kids and adults, and its 78 outlets ensure a steady breeze even around the back of your neck. It offers three speeds, has a low-noise design, and can run up to 16 hours on a single charge.
True wireless earbuds offer the ultimate portability and stay out of your way when you wear them while doing other activities, like running or gaming. Will the head gestures controlling Klipsch’s new T5 II True Wireless ANC earbuds further this convenience, though, or just get in the way? Read More »
Searching for the perfect wireless noise-canceling over-ear headphones? Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM4s are currently on sale for $278 at Amazon and Best Buy. That’s $71 off the retail price for Sony’s most impressive headphones—and possibly the best wireless headphones available today. Read More »
This week IKEA debuted its new line of air purifiers that can remove particles like allergens, dust, pollen, mold, and smoke from your home, and one model is built right into an end or side table. Like most things from IKEA, the new Starkvind purifiers are affordable and minimalistic. Read More »
Some people take pride in using a decade-old phone, and honestly, it’s a pretty cool achievement. But it’s probably time for an upgrade. Not only do old phones present security risks, but Google plans to drop sign-in support for all devices running Android version 2.3.7 (or earlier) on September 27th. Read More »
Ever wanted to see the upcoming hourly forecast without having to open your smartphone or a website? We’ve got good news: this clever Raspberry Pi “WeatherClock” can do just that, displaying what the weather will be for each hour of the day! Read More »
YouTube’s Premium plan unlocks a ton of cool features, but if you’re just trying to skip ads, the asking price of $12 or €12 a month is hard to justify. That’s why YouTube is currently testing a Premium Lite plan that removes advertisements (without any bells and whistles) for nearly half the price of the standard Premium subscription. Read More »
Now is the perfect time to snag Apple’s 512GB M1 Mac Mini, if you’re looking to upgrade your desktop setup. Amazon is running a stellar deal on the pint-sized desktop, and it’ll save you a small fortune. It’s now just $799, which is $100 off the original cost and its lowest price yet. Read More »
Ultralight mice are relatively new computer peripherals but are taking off in a big way. So what exactly qualifies as an ultralight mouse, why might you want one, and are there any drawbacks? Read More »
Most people know Spotify as a music service, but if you’re a first-time user, you may think it’s all about podcasts. Spotify made a huge investment in podcasts and it’s ruining the experience. Read More »
Safeguarding your data by protecting your computers? Great. Don’t forget the one in your pocket that you make calls on. Smartphone cybercrime figures increase every month. And that’s really no surprise. Read More »