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Recent articles by Chris:

The Pixel 3 has 2018’s best smartphone camera

Let's be honest. We're a generation obsessed with taking and sharing photos. In recent years, our phone cameras have become so capable they've essentially kille... → Read More

'Always on' is more important than 'always connected' for PC shoppers

Chip and PC makers have been pushing always on, always connected computers for months now, but at least in the US, people don't find both parts of that equation... → Read More

Qualcomm's 8cx chipset just might make always-on PCs worth using

The last time I used one of new always-on PCs, I was intrigued by its potential -- why wouldn't I want to use an actual Windows computer that was always online?... → Read More

On-stage mistake means OnePlus won't have the first Snapdragon 855 phone

OnePlus was thrust into the limelight earlier this week when CEO Pete Lau announced on-stage that one of its 2019 flagship phones would be the first device to l... → Read More

OnePlus's CEO is working to keep its 5G smartphone under $1,000

OnePlus built something of a minor smartphone empire by building cheap flagship phones, and that trend just might continue as it ventures into 5G territory. In... → Read More

OnePlus's 2019 flagship will be the first phone with a Snapdragon 855

OnePlus's flagship 6T smartphone isn't even all the old yet, but CEO Pete Lau just gave everyone a big reason to hold off on upgrading. In remarks delivered in... → Read More

Samsung's 5G prototype phone packs a very peculiar screen

Verizon and AT&T have set up small-scale 5G networks at Qualcomm's Tech Summit in Hawaii, but what good are wireless networks without devices? Motorola is o... → Read More

Ultrasound makes Qualcomm's new in-display fingerprint sensor super-secure

Qualcomm is being coy and not telling us everything about its new Snapdragon 855 chipset yet, but it did dig into its new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor a bit. W... → Read More

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone

Next year's high-end Android smartphones will use (you guessed it) Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chipset. Qualcomm SVP Alex Katouzian didn't dwell on the chipse... → Read More

NVIDIA's new AI turns videos of the real world into virtual landscapes

Attendees of this year's NeurIPS AI conference in Montreal can spend a few moments driving through a virtual city, courtesy of NVIDIA. While that normally would... → Read More

Do you really need a tablet?

Tablets aren't the hot commodity they once were, but that's not because the tablets themselves have gotten worse. Steady progress by smartphone and PC makers me... → Read More

Amazon's two new headquarters will only be half-full of tech workers

In total, Amazon has promised to bring roughly 50,000 jobs to its two new headquarters in New York and Virginia. According to a new report from the Wall Street... → Read More

Why are Long Island City residents upset about Amazon HQ2?

When Amazon announced it would build its secondary headquarters in Long Island City, NY, the benefits seemed clear. Amazon will be able to more easily tap into... → Read More

iPad Pro 12.9 review (2018): The future of computing?

The iPad Pro line has been around for three years now, and Apple has been adamant that it embodies the company's vision for the "future of computing." That'... → Read More

Apple will stop reporting how many iPhones, iPads and Macs it sells

For Apple watchers, being able to look at how many devices Apple has sold in a given quarter can be a valuable way to gauge the company's health, and those numb... → Read More

Apple’s more expensive iPhones are making them a lot more money

We spent time with Apple's new hardware not long ago, but the company is keeping the party going with another new release: its Q4 2018 earnings. Right off the b... → Read More

Apple iPad Pro (2018) hands-on: Bigger and better in every way

There's so much happening in these new iPads, you might actually be able to replace your laptop with one. → Read More

Alphabet keeps raking in cash despite anti-competition, privacy concerns

We're up to our necks in earnings this week, and Google's parent Alphabet is among the latest to drop its quarterly financials. According to the company's relea... → Read More

What to expect from Apple's iPad and Mac event

The last time we trekked to an Apple event, the company showed off three new phones that everyone saw coming a mile away. That's not to say the XR, XS and XS Ma... → Read More

LG's new Watch W7 blends a touch display with mechanical hands

Android Wear recently got a substantial overhaul, and now it needs some fancy new hardware to run on. That's where LG's new Watch W7 comes in. It might not have... → Read More