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Bye bye Bixby! The Galaxy Watch 4 finally gets Google Assistant

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are two of the best Wear OS smartwatches out there. They also happen to be the only watches that run Wear OS 3 out of the box. However, despite running Wear OS, the Galaxy Watch 4 series has missed out on one of the best Wear...

How I would make Google Stadia even better for the future

Contrary to those shouting loudly on the internet, Google Stadia isn't dead. And as I've written previously, it's really rather good. In fact, the last post I published on Stadia provoked a lot of great discussion about the platform. There's plenty to love and enjoy, but there are legitimate concerns and areas that could be...

Interview: Acer talks redefining gaming with 3D, sustainability, and more

Acer just held its [email protected] conference, which is its hero event where the company announces new products from its entire range. That includes Swift, Spin, ConceptD, Predator, Vero, and more. As usual, there was a lot of cool stuff. Interestingly, about half of the 45-minute event was focused on Vero, Acer's portfolio of eco-friendly products. There...

OnePlus Nord Buds Review: Tasteful design and exceptional battery life at an affordable price

OnePlus's Nord smartphones are good-looking, nail the essentials, and are always pocket-friendly. Now OnePlus wants to expand this formula to other products as it seeks to expand the Nord line beyond smartphones. The long-term goal likely involves creating a Nord product ecosystem consisting of earbuds, smartwatches, etc. The OnePlus Nord Buds is the first product...

Honor Magic 4 Pro Review: A swing and a near-miss

Honor's back, and they are better than ever. Following the company's split from Huawei towards the end of 2020, we saw its first solo venture arrive in the form of the decidedly mid-range Honor 50 series. Now the company's back with a flagship smartphone in the west, the Honor Magic 4 Pro, and it shows...

Acer Swift 5 (2022) Hands-on: A beautiful laptop with a 16:10 display

At  MWC 2022, Acer introduced two new laptops: The Swift 3 and the more premium Swift 5. After having the chance to try out the Acer Swift 3 a couple of weeks ago, Acer also sent me the Acer Swift 5 so I could take a closer look at it. To be clear, this is a...

I hate my Mac – Here’s why I’m moving to Windows

As introductions go, this is definitely one of the more divisive ways to introduce myself. But where’s the fun in being prudent? After a decade of worshiping the shiny Apple logo on my Mac, I’ve finally seen the light and will be switching to my first Windows OS since Windows XP. Considering I just used the...

Vivo X80 Pro Review: The best camera on a smartphone, once again

When it comes to Chinese phone brands' reputation on an international stage, Vivo probably isn't as well known as Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, or OnePlus. But those of us who follow the smartphone scene closely know Vivo has been making really good phones for a couple of years now, and last fall's Vivo X70 Pro Plus...

Benchmarking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 on an Engineering Platform: Finally taming the fire dragon

In December 2021 at a launch event in Hawaii, we saw Qualcomm unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It packed more performance than ever, and the company also claimed efficiency improvements. However, it wasn't that much more powerful than chipsets of previous years. Now the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is here, and ASUS has...

Acer ConceptD 500 Hands-on: A beautiful desktop for creators

Acer just held its annual [email protected] event, where the company announced what seems to be an endless amount of PCs. Naturally, part of the announcement included ConceptD, Acer's brand for creators, and I got to spend some time with the ConceptD 500, a 20L desktop that has Intel 12th-gen processors, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070...

Huawei Mate Xs 2 Hands-On: The lightest large foldable yet

When foldables first came into existence in 2019, there were two forms: the book-like inner fold established by Samsung's Galaxy Fold, or Huawei's wraparound outer fold as seen in the Mate X. While I've always thought the inner fold made more sense because the design protects the main screen when not in use, there were...

Gigabyte UD850GM PSU review: A reliable option for new gaming PCs

Gigabyte is no stranger to PC components as the company has deep roots in the market with several reliable offerings. The new UD-850GM power supply is a solid option to consider if you're looking to build a mid to relatively high-end PC. It supplies stable, clean, and reliable power without breaking down or making too...