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Recent articles by Chris:

Apple is trying to save my hearing after I spent years ruining it

My love affair with loud music started in earnest in my sophomore year of high school, when I got an iPod for my birthday and immediately started blasting Black... → Read More

‘BTS World’ makes you the band’s manager on June 26th

If you could go back to 2012 and relive your life from that point onward, what would you do? Would you prevent yourself from making crucial, immature mistakes?... → Read More

iPadOS first look: Desktop-class browsing, better multitasking and more

We knew Apple would make major changes to iOS on the iPad, but we didn't think the company would take things a step further and announce iPadOS. (Not until... → Read More

iOS 13 first look: Dark mode, Maps and more

A dark mode. A swipe-friendly keyboard. A slew of redesigned apps. These are just a few of the things you'll find in Apple's new iOS 13 release, but here's... → Read More

Apple’s new Files app makes iPads better laptop replacements

Apple has long insisted that iPads represent its vision for the future of computing, but they've always lacked one key feature that made them less than ideal fo... → Read More

The Moto Z4 is another take on the mid-range modular phone

It's not unusual for leaks for spoil surprises to smartphone makers gearing up for a launch. What's less common is seeing a completely unannounced device pop up... → Read More

Motorola's One Vision packs a cinematic screen and a clever camera

We're not even halfway through 2019, but Motorola already has a handful of notable hardware launches under its belt. For its next trick, the Lenovo-owned brand... → Read More

Lyft just started experimenting with car rentals in San Francisco

Uber tried and failed with rentals, but can Lyft fare better? → Read More

With Android Q, Google is pushing for more elegant, standardized gestures

At last year's developer conference, Google gave us our first taste of Android Pie's gesture-based navigation system. It was, uh, pretty rough: the classic, thr... → Read More

Apple's services are making more money than ever

Usually, when Apple releases its quarterly earnings, you'll find a quote from CEO Tim Cook in the release at least mentions the iPhone -- after all, it accounts... → Read More

With its 2020 Outback, Subaru bets on turbo engines and big screens

It didn't take long after walking through the faux-wood gates Subaru erected at the New York Auto Show before I saw the 2020 Outback. I couldn't miss it. Perche... → Read More

The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is luxuriously extra

If you're looking for a classy, far-from-huge Mercedes crossover that goes easy on the environment, there's the EQC. If you're the type that routinely needs to... → Read More

Toyota's 2020 Highlander approaches the pinnacle of SUV practicality

If you're in the US and mulling a new car purchase, there's a pretty strong chance you're considering an SUV. Fair enough: Americans are pretty much over sedans... → Read More

Firefox comes to Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs

Always on, always connected PCs haven't exactly taken the world by storm yet, but app developers and software creators are steadily dialing up their support for... → Read More

Fitbit's new Versa Lite smartwatch is all about the fitness basics

Last year's Versa smartwatch was a big hit for Fitbit, and there was no way the company couldn't make a sequel. The follow-up we did get, though, isn't exactly... → Read More

Our first shots with the new Nokia 9 PureView

Mobile World Congress is finally, officially over, but there's no time to rest — not when we got the chance to test the Nokia 9 PureView around Barcelona,... → Read More

Making sense of the 5G phones at Mobile World Congress 2019

After years of talk, the era of 5G is finally upon us. This time around, you couldn't take more than a few steps on the MWC show floor without bumping into some... → Read More

Motorola confirms its foldable phone is coming

By now, it's not much of a secret that Motorola is working on a folding phone of its own: A patent for such a device surfaced late last year, and a subsequent W... → Read More

The 5G Galaxy S10 is coming to South Korea first in April

Samsung fans in Korea won't have much longer to wait for the company's first 5G phone. → Read More

A closer look at Samsung's 5G Galaxy S10

The first time we got to spend a little time with Samsung's new Galaxy S10 5G, it came with a serious caveat: We couldn't actually turn the thing on. (Ann... → Read More