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3 Days Ago   Where the heck is Apple's 3-in-1 AirPower wireless charging pad? It's probably not coming for at least another few months. AirPower has been a complete no-show since it was announced alongside the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X last September, and now we might know what's holding up its release.

3 Days Ago   Amazon Fire TV Cube $119.99 View Product The Good Sleek and compact design • Alexa works even when soundbar is playing loudly right next to it • Super easy setup process • Comes with Ethernet adapter and IR extender cable The Bad Not all apps support full Alexa voice controls • Not compatible with projectors • Can't control channels picked up OTA via TV antenna • No option for 'Nintendo' for switching inputs • Doesn't work with universal remotes like Harmony Hub The Bottom Line Amazon's Fire TV

4 Days Ago   Bose SoundSport Free $199 View Product The Good Have volume buttons on right earbud • Great sound quality with good bass • Water-repellent • Fit very snugly in ears The Bad Audio lag makes them unusable for video • Large size • Bulky charging case • Charging case uses Micro USB • Only last up to 5 hours on one charge • Quick charging is slower than competitors The Bottom Line Bose's SoundSport Free wireless earbuds sound better than AirPods, but the design, poorer battery life, and higher price

6 Days Ago   Google Maps giveth and now it has taketh away a handy Uber feature that had let you book rides without leaving the app. In 2016, Google Maps added the ability to book Uber rides directly, without any need to launch the Uber app, saving users time from hopping between apps.

8 Days Ago   HTC U12+ $799 View Product The Good Great cameras • Fast • smooth performance • Awesome see-through glass back on Translucent Blue mode The Bad Gimmicky Edge Sense 2 features • Frustrating pressure-sensitive buttons • Kind of thick and heavy The Bottom Line The HTC U12+ is a very capable flagship Android phone with a premium design, great cameras, and 2018 performance, but it's dragged down by crummy pressure-sensitive buttons and gimmicky Edge Sense 2 features.

9 Days Ago   Sure, the summer has just begun, but that means we're inching closer to Apple announcing new iPhones in September. Apple is widely expected to announce three new iPhones this fall.

10 Days Ago   Firefox maker Mozilla is working on an entirely new type of internet browser: One that's controlled with your voice. Because why not? We're all getting used to talking to Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant and asking these digital assistants to tell us information that we'd normally have to type out on a computer or a phone.

11 Days Ago   If you're thinking about selling your Xbox One because a new release is imminent, you may not want to unplug it from your TV just yet.

16 Days Ago   iPhone X lookalike or not, Xiaomi's Mi 8 Explorer Edition — that's the version with the transparent glass back — is one stunning phone. The Mi 8 has sparked some controversy since it was announced at the end of last month.

17 Days Ago   Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S $530 View Product The Good Fabulous build quality • Better cameras than before • Supports wireless charging The Bad MIUI Android skin is an iOS ripoff • Can't buy it in U.S.

17 Days Ago   BlackBerry kickstarted its return from the smartphone graveyard with the QWERTY keyboard-equipped KEYone last year and now it's back with a successor: the Key 2. The Key 2 improves on the KEYone in a number of practical ways.

17 Days Ago   If an Amazon Fire TV 4K and an Echo mated, the new Fire TV Cube would be its baby. The $119.99 cube-shaped device is part Fire TV set-top box, part Echo, and 100 percent awesome for controlling your entertainment system with Alexa voice commands.

18 Days Ago   Gimmick or not, Motorola's still committed to its modular phones and Moto Mod attachments. To prove it, the company's releasing the new Moto Z3 Play, which'll be sold bundled with a battery Moto Mod for $499.

19 Days Ago   Shame on you Lenovo. Just shame on you. Over the last few weeks, the company has teased an upcoming Z5 phone with what appeared to be a truly bezel-less design, meaning it was expected to have no notch and no bottom "chin" bezel.

20 Days Ago   Apple loves, loves, boasting about how it supports older iPhones and iPads with new versions of iOS. That's great for squeezing more life out of an aging iOS device, but what Apple never tells people is that updating the software almost always slows them down — sometimes to the point where they're so sluggish your only option is to get a new device.

20 Days Ago   iOS 12 is a secret no more. Apple announced the next version of its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad at WWDC on Monday and, boy, is there a lot to look forward to.

20 Days Ago   Apple is expected to announce a lot of new software at its WWDC keynote today — iOS 12, macOS 10.14, and watchOS 5 — but one announcement might have slipped out early.

24 Days Ago   One of the OnePlus 6's (and 5T's) best features is face unlock. It's arguably the fastest on any phone, but the caveat is that it's way less secure than, say, the iPhone X's Face ID.

24 Days Ago   Xiaomi built its mobile empire with iPhone knockoffs, and it looks the company hasn't outgrown the habit. The Chinese tech titan announced a trio of new phones on Thursday, including the new Mi 8.

25 Days Ago   OnePlus Bullets Wireless $69 View Product The Good Affordable price • Long battery life • Water-resistant The Bad Wire can be a little long • Janky case • Magnetic on/off only works with select OnePlus phones The Bottom Line The OnePlus Bullets Wireless are inexpensive and decent-sounding wireless neckbuds that last long. Mashable Score3.25 Cool Factor1.0 Learning Curve5.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0 OnePlus is sitting pretty on top of the Android world with its new OnePlus 6, but it asp

26 Days Ago   Get your iPhones and iPads out because iOS 11.4 is now available for download. For iOS users, the software update finally adds the long-awaited Messages in iCloud feature, which syncs your iMessages across all of your Apple devices.

26 Days Ago   The first details on iOS 12 are right around the corner, but that doesn't mean Apple's done pushing out new features for iOS 11. As part of iOS 11.4, rolling out on Tuesday, Apple's finally letting users pair two HomePods in stereo mode and stream music to multiple rooms using the long-delayed AirPlay 2.

30 Days Ago   On Thursday, Amazon confirmed a report from local Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 about an Oregon family's Amazon Echo sending a private audio conversation to a random person on their contact list.

31 Days Ago   Ugh, the iPhone 6's problems keep coming back to haunt Apple. Years after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus made headlines for "Bendgate" and "Touch Disease," new information made public (via Motherboard) from an ongoing class-action lawsuit on the latter has revealed the two issues might be related.

34 Days Ago   There are no shortcuts to greatness and no smartphone maker knows this more than Chinese startup OnePlus. To fully understand and appreciate the company's new OnePlus 6 Android smartphone, we need to take a brief trip back a couple of years.

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