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Recent articles by Chris:

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

Don't ask Samsung to say more about its rolling robot assistant

Samsung's adorable smart home control bot is still shrouded in secrecy. → Read More

Razer embraces 5G with its Sila home router concept

Just don't expect to see one on sale anytime soon. → Read More

We're live at Samsung's CES 2020 keynote!

Samsung's press conferences have always been all about spectacle, and few places are more spectacular than Las Vegas this time of year. We're expecting a few mo... → Read More

Qualcomm's new chipset promises better AR and VR anywhere

5G! 7 cameras! 8K! This slice of silicon does it all. → Read More

Apple highlights some of the best (and most popular) apps of 2019

As expected, Apple's event today wasn't about heralding any new hardware -- it was about shining some light on some of the year's standout apps. (If Android is... → Read More

Pringles built a ridiculous gaming headset that feeds you chips

When one is deep in the throes of a game, human needs fade into the background until absolutely necessary. So how, then, does a person in that precise momen... → Read More

Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: A slightly flawed taste of the future

These new models are about more than just clean software and good cameras. → Read More

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL hands-on: More cameras, more ambition

Google's Pixel 4 and 4 XL have been leaked so often, and so thoroughly, that it's hard to imagine it contains any surprises at all. Thankfully, that's not compl... → Read More

We're live at the Made By Google 2019 launch event!

It's a beautiful, Fall day in New York City, and there's no better way to start it off than with a coffee, a long queue of journalists outside The Shed, and the... → Read More

Microsoft phones are back with the dual-screen Surface Duo

When Microsoft last built its own phones, we got the underwhelming Lumia 950 and 950 XL — a pair of devices that were meant to usher in the age of Windows... → Read More

Microsoft embraces dual-screen computing with the Surface Neo

Microsoft has been mulling over the value of a dual-screen computer for at least a decade, and now it finally built one. Microsoft hardware chief Panos Panay pu... → Read More

Amazon's new Eero mesh WiFi system is all about ease of use

You'd be forgiven for not knowing Amazon acquired the mesh-networking outfit Eero earlier this year; routers are less than thrilling by nature, and the deal's p... → Read More