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Recent articles by Chris:

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: The rest is yet to come

There's an Apple promo video on YouTube right called "iPad Pro — Your next computer is not a computer" that's sitting pretty with over 22 million views as I write this. Another video, with more than three million views, features an old-timey voiceover explaining how to "properly" use a computer, all while showing people flouting those rules with an iPad Pro. The message is clear: The 2020 iPad… → Read More

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference goes online-only due to coronavirus

Apple has just announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference -- typically held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California -- will be a purely online event this year. "The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer… → Read More

How much would you pay for the fabled Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

You have until March 6th to try and nab a working Nintendo PlayStation prototype -- one of the rarest relics of lost gaming history -- and it'll only cost y... → Read More

Walmart+ is the retailer's latest attempt to take on Amazon Prime

Amazon will sell you just about anything you want, and it'll usually get it you in mere days -- if not less than that. How's a traditional brick-and-mortar reta... → Read More

LG V60 ThinQ 5G hands-on: Two screens, not enough polish

LG's smartphone business spent most of last year struggling to turn a profit, but the company has found at least one strategy it wants to stick with. Instea... → Read More

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on: Razr who?

As you might have seen elsewhere, I'm in the middle of writing our Motorola Razr review. I bring that up now because there's simply no way not to compare that t... → Read More

We're live at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco!

It seems like just yesterday that Samsung was explaining the "age of experience" at CES, and now we're in SF to sit through another lengthy, spectacle-filled pr... → Read More

What do you want to know about the new Motorola Razr?

Rushing a review like this feels wrong. What are you curious about? → Read More

LG pulls out of Mobile World Congress over coronavirus concerns

Mobile World Congress is the event the world -- or at least, our particularly nerdy corner of it -- looks to for annual updates in smartphones, networking techn... → Read More

Apple is officially done rebuilding its maps in the US

To say Apple Maps stumbled out of the gate is putting it mildly; it quickly became an internet punchline when it launched in 2012, and left the company with the... → Read More

Apple's latest iPhone lineup was a hit during the holidays

We're not very far into 2020, but Apple is starting the year off with some strong financials. The company's Q1 2020 earnings release just crossed the wire, and... → Read More

FiLMiC's multi-camera video tech comes to the iPhone 11

There's a good chance you didn't know iOS 13 allows apps to record videos with multiple cameras at the same time; after all, there's hardly any software out the... → Read More

My quest to fix my terrible home WiFi

When I was young -- in high school or so -- my sister and I had a system worked out. Our Comcast cable internet service routinely seemed to flake out, so she an... → Read More

Bixby was quiet in 2019, but don't sleep on Samsung's assistant

Decades of science fiction assured us all that, yes, one day we'd be able to control the immensely complex gadgetry around us with just our voices. It was right... → Read More

Guardian: Saudi prince’s account used to hack Jeff Bezos via WhatsApp

Amazon spends millions of dollars each year physically protecting CEO Jeff Bezos, but his personal data remained all too vulnerable. According to a bombshell re... → Read More

Qualcomm's new mobile chipsets pack more features for the non-5G crowd

In other words, they're meant for most of the world. → Read More

An exclusive look at Samsung Ballie

The first thing I notice when I pick up Ballie is how light it is -- it's about the size of a hefty grapefruit, but much less dense. And Ballie's plastic, scall... → Read More

A very Japanese virtual companion is being westernized

When Gatebox revealed its... shall we say, culturally specific AI assistant a few years back, it drew its fair share of attention. How could it not? It look... → Read More

This in-home water recycler is meant to help the planet, and your wallet

With concerns over water scarcity on the rise, companies are increasingly looking to give people ways to reduce their water consumption. For Hydraloop founder a... → Read More

Feles wants to build all-in-one bio labs for the intensely curious

Generally, CES is where you go if you want to see uncanny valleys made of gorgeous screens, or if you want to try a salad prepared by a robot. Eureka Park, thou... → Read More