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Cherlynn Low


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Recent articles by Cherlynn:

The best laptops for students

Here's the latest list of the best laptop for college and university students as reviewed by experts from Engadget. → Read More

What to expect from the next version of 5G

5G coverage may still be sparse, and the world is still trying to understand how it works or affects us, but the people that define networking standards won’t stop working on it. One of the many companies that contributes ideas and technologies that eventually get adopted into 5G protocols is Qualcomm, and it also published blog posts today about Rel-16. Of course, Qualcomm wants you to know all… → Read More

Facebook says it doesn't 'benefit from hate' after advertiser exodus

After numerous big-name companies announced their decision to suspend advertising on Facebook, the social network’s vice president of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg published an open letter today. In it, Clegg addressed the criticism around its approach to hate speech, saying “I want to be unambiguous: Facebook does not profit from hate.” In addition to explaining that there is no… → Read More

Qualcomm's latest smartwatch chips support 16-megapixel cameras

It’s been almost two years since Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, and in that time there haven’t been many exciting developments in smartwatches, Google bought Fitbit, though that union is yet to be complete. Despite the lack of excitement, Qualcomm is continuing to invest in the smartwatch industry, unveiling today a pair of processors for wrist-worn devices. Compared to… → Read More

Engadget Podcast: WWDC breakdown and a health-tech check-in

Cherlynn is joined by a few guests to discuss Apple's WWDC news. What are their favorite iOS 14 changes? Is Android still far ahead? Then, a discussion on health tech developments with CNBC's Chrissy Farr. → Read More

Google adds group video calls to Duo and Meet on smart displays

This marks the first time Meet will be available on Google’s smart displays, too. These new features make Google’s smart displays more useful than before — even though you could conduct video calls on them previously, support for groups was an important feature that was missing. → Read More

WatchOS 7 is Apple’s best chance to get me to switch from Android

I actually Slacked my colleague that as I watched Apple’s WWDC keynote. Meanwhile, Samsung’s faces are limited to discovery within its Wearable app, while Fitbit’s options are pretty basic. → Read More

The next version of macOS will be called Big Sur

At its virtual WWDC keynote today, Apple unveiled a ton of updates for iOS 14, watchOS, AirPods and iPads, but the company also had news to share for its laptop products. Today, Apple announced that the next version of its desktop software will be macOS Big Sur, and it introduces a new design and major updates to important apps, said Craig Federighi. Design changes begin with the app dock and… → Read More

Podcast: PlayStation 5 details and hesitation over facial recognition

Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by Nathan Ingraham to discuss the PlayStation 5's future and potential price, as well as games like "The Last Of Us II." → Read More

Google's latest developer tools could make Assistant more capable

Three new features in particular are most intriguing: Home Storage, Continuous Match mode and AMP support on smart displays. To make smart displays more useful, Google is also announcing AMP support for those devices, so you can see compatible content on your screens. → Read More

Engadget Podcast: Diving into the Android 11 beta with Florence Ion

Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by Florence Ion to tear into the Android 11 beta. Are the OS' updates helpful or messy? How does it compare to iOS? Plus, expect some hardcore Android geekery. → Read More

Android 11 beta hands-on: More controls, more clutter

Which is strange, given it appears to support Android Messages in Google’s own animated image showing off the new feature. But I did get a chance to see Google’s new suggested row of apps. → Read More

The Android 11 public beta is officially here

After repeated delays, Google is finally ready to launch the Android 11 public beta. The Android 11 public beta was meant to roll out on June 3rd with a virtual launch event in lieu of Google’s annual I/O developer conference. → Read More

The psychology behind why people think 5G makes them sick

Prof. Van den Bergh describes the modern world as a sort of “electro smog” to someone who believes EM radiation causes them discomfort. It’s also unhelpful to say things like “It’s all in your head” to someone experiencing such discomfort. → Read More

Google brings personal safety and battery updates to Pixels

The most timely of these is the rollout of the Pixel 4’s Personal Safety app to all Pixel devices. Google is also adding a Safety Check tool that lets you schedule a check-in from the app at a later time. → Read More

Timex’s new smartwatch is three years behind

The Metropolitan R I received is similarly elegant. On the Timex app, I had to find these myself. The watch’s heart rate sensor was similarly frustrating. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review: Just a really good Android tablet

The Tab S6 Lite is a tablet first, which is perfectly fine. The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite looks pretty much the same as its pricier cousin, the Tab S6. Wrap-up Ultimately, the Tab S6 Lite is good because it’s simple. With the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Samsung is bringing back the basic tablet, and I’m here for it. → Read More

Microsoft flexed its cloud and AI muscles at Build 2020

The company’s investments in cloud and machine learning are starting to deliver real products. It’s a bold proposition, but one with the potential to propel Microsoft’s productivity software ahead of Google’s. These components can be inserted into emails or even a chat app like Microsoft’s Teams. → Read More

Microsoft's Cloud for Healthcare is an elaborate suite of telehealth tools

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is now available in a public preview and as a free six-month trial. Microsoft’s service is also designed to make it easier for care teams to work across the many parts of America’s dizzying healthcare infrastructure. → Read More

Microsoft's Lists is a powerful to-do app for businesses

The lists are fairly versatile, too. → Read More