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Recent articles by Cherlynn:

The OnePlus 8 is $100 off ahead of OnePlus 8T launch

OnePlus is gearing up to launch its next flagship in October, so it’s no surprise that prices for the existing generation are starting to fall. The OnePlus 8 is currently $100 off on Amazon and the company’s own website, with the 128GB model now going for $599 instead of $699. The 256GB configuration is now $699 instead of $799, and this appears to be the only model available on Amazon at the… → Read More

Google Fiber customers can now use their own routers

If you’re a Google Fiber customer, you were given a router to use with your service when you signed on. Google is changing that, announcing that you’ll be able to use whatever router you want with its internet service. According to the company, the router included with service was “chosen to deliver the best performance for your home network with your Google Fiber connection.” → Read More

Amazon's superhero show 'The Boys' is getting a college spinoff

In the war of the streaming services, killer content is the best ammunition. Amazon’s original series The Boys is so popular that not only was a third season ordered before the second season even aired, but a spinoff is also in the works. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke confirmed the news on Twitter, and the spinoff will feature a superhero college run by giant corporation Vought… → Read More

Alexa will seem more human with breathing pauses and learning skills

In addition to a new orb-shaped Echo speaker and a slew of other news today, Amazon announced new Alexa capabilities that might make the assistant seem more human. When it realizes it made a mistake, the assistant will correct itself or ask a question to “fill gaps in her understanding.” Amazon calls this feature Teachable AI, and it could help make Alexa much smarter and more powerful over… → Read More

Google Assistant wants to shake up your boring pandemic routine

Google has a new Assistant routine that will remind you of the passage of time as you continue to work from home. → Read More

Garmin's Venu Sq is another Apple Watch lookalike

Still, for $200, the Venu Sq offers plenty of features that you’ll find on pricier competitors like the Fitbit Sense, Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch. → Read More

Outlook for iOS and Android is getting better voice controls

As part of the slew of news from its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced some changes coming to its Outlook app for iOS and Android. Voice controls are getting expanded so you can dictate short emails or call a contact from the app, in addition to being able to speak search terms as you could do before. You’ll also see suggested replies in emails where Microsoft detects a request for a… → Read More

Fitbit Sense review: Basic smartwatch, robust health tracker

Still, the Fitbit Sense is the company’s stab at what it calls an “advanced health” device and it’s chock full of features to help it meet that promise. → Read More

Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ review: Samsung’s best can’t fix Android’s flaws

Wrap-up As tablets, the Tab S7 and S7+ shine. → Read More

The Apple Watch SE costs $279

Alongside the Watch Series 6 that we all knew was coming, Apple also unveiled a more affordable alternative at its “Time Flies” event today. The Apple Watch SE is a $279 smartwatch for those who can’t or don’t want to splurge on the flagship wearable. → Read More

Google's latest attempt at meeting room gear focuses on simplicity

As we begin to consider returning to our offices, Google wants to help make conference rooms more pleasant. The company is announcing Series One meeting room kits today that comprises a soundbar, a pair of cameras, a touchscreen controller, mic pods and a compute unit. Expect more details on when these go on sale in October, when Google’s hardware partner on this project Lenovo will have more to… → Read More

Podcast: Surface Duo review, Xbox Series S and Apple's upcoming event

Devindra and Cherlynn go over what it's like to use the Surface Duo now that reviews are live. Then, UK Bureau Chief Mat Smith joins to discuss Xbox and Apple. → Read More

Google will remove misleading election-related autocompletes

In the fight against fake news, even a search engine’s autocomplete suggestions can create confusion. Google announced today that it’s updating its autocomplete policies related to elections, adding that it will “remove predictions that could be interpreted as a claim about participation in the election” as well as “predictions that could be interpreted as claims for or against any candidate or… → Read More

Microsoft Surface Duo review: An exciting, expensive, erratic affair

The Surface Duo is one of the more exciting attempts to straddle that divide. Instead of going for a foldable screen like Samsung, Motorola or Huawei, Microsoft simply connected two screens together. Plus, since the Duo can rotate 360 degrees, it offers a few more orientations, or what Microsoft likes to call “postures,” than the Galaxy Z Fold 2. → Read More

Android 11 is here and brings built-in screen recording at last

Months after the Android 11 beta was released in June, the final version is finally here and ready to roll out to consumer devices. While we already saw upcoming features like messaging bubbles, grouped conversation notifications as well as new media and device controls in the preview, Google surprised us today by also adding built-in screen recording. The update rolls out to select Pixel,… → Read More

Android 11 review: An incremental update that needs some polish

And, honestly I found the lock screen controls more convenient. Obviously I haven’t used Android 11 long enough for that to happen yet, but I appreciate it in theory. Android 11 is here, three months after the first public beta was released in June. → Read More

Podcast: Galaxy Z Fold 2, NVIDIA RTX 3000 and Intel's 11th-gen CPUs

It's been an intense week for those covering tech news and on this episode of the Engadget Podcast, we dive into Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2, NVIDIA's new RTX chips, Intel's latest processors and a slew of IFA announcements. → Read More

TCL's new paper-like display can also play videos

TCL also said it has received eye protection certifications from the German Rhine laboratory, and has 11 different patents for eye protection. → Read More

Qualcomm promises better AI for its next Snapdragon PC chip

The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 follows up 2018’s Snapdragon 8cx, and back then the company said the “x” in the name stood for “extreme” power. While the actual performance promises of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 don’t seem like a great leap forward, Microsoft’s update certainly injects some hope. → Read More

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available on September 18th for $2,000

When Samsung teased its third foldable phone at Unpacked earlier this month, it didn’t reveal much beyond quick specs like screen and battery sizes, explaining that more details were coming. Today, the company is sharing all the information about the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which will retail on September 18th from $1,999. Samsung explained to press during a briefing that this folding screen will not… → Read More