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The best Android VPN in 2022

If you use public Wi-Fi or just want to hide your browsing history from prying eyes, you should be using a VPN. We found the best VPNs available for Android.
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The best web browsers for Android phones [2022]

Modern smartphones have taken a lot of the pressure off of web browsers, especially with the incredible variety of apps we have that will let services run natively. But that doesn’t mean the web browser is useless. In fact, it’s still probably the most important and most used app on your phone, even if you’re […]

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Leaked roadmap suggests Motorola has 19 more phones in the pipeline for 2022

Having managed to snag 3rd place in the US smartphone market, Motorola would appear to be pulling out all the stops during 2022 with up to 19 new handsets scheduled for release this year. With up to 4 more models in the Motorola Edge series, plus another 15 handsets in the pipeline according to a […]

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Next iPad Pro with Apple M2 chip coming in fall 2022

Apart from a new processor, the next iPad Pro could come equipped with MagSafe for magnetic wireless charging.
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The best USB-C headphone adapters for 2022

No headphone port? No problem. You can still listen in on headphones with your device via a USB Type C adapter. Here are some of the best ones available.
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Apple iPhone SE (2022) vs. Google Pixel 5a 5G

Apple’s iPhone SE (2022) is finally here. But is it good enough to take on the Google Pixel 5a 5G? Here’s how the two sub-$ 500 phones stack up.
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Apple iPhone SE (2022) vs. Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

The iPhone SE (2022) is a souped-up budget phone with a great camera and 5G connectivity, but how does it compare to the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G? We find out.
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Carl Pei’s Nothing will reveal its 2022 roadmap on March 23rd

Nothing, the brand started by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, will announce its 2022 roadmap in an event on March 23rd. While the company didn't reveal specifics other than a new community investment round that's coming this year, previous reports claimed that the company is developing its own smartphone that will be launched in April. 

It's said to feature design cues also found in the brand's wireless earbuds, specifically their element of transparency. If you haven't seen them yet, Nothing's earbuds have a see-through shell and come in a case that's mostly transparent, a design that adheres to the company's mission of making technology less obvious and more seamless. 

TechCrunch reported earlier this month that Pei showed the device to industry executives at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Famous leaker evleaks also tweeted a photo of Pei seemingly showing off a smartphone in his hand to Qualcomm chief Cristiano Amon. It was taken from a distance, however, so we'll have to wait for the official reveal — or for more detailed leaks to come out — for a clearer look. 

Considering Pei's background, it wouldn't come as a surprise if Nothing truly does release a smartphone. Pei previously told Bloomberg in an interview that the company is "building an ecosystem of smart devices" and that Nothing will build them "so these devices talk to each other." 

The Nothing (event): The Truth will take place on March 23rd at 2PM GMT/9AM EST. You can sign up to get notified when the livestream starts at Nothing's website.

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All the best new smartphones from MWC 2022

Want to catch up on all the big new smartphone announcements from Mobile World Congress 2022? We’ve gathered all the top models from the show.
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The best camera phones for 2022

In this photography showdown, we take a look at the best camera phones currently available and recommend our top picks across a number of different categories.
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The OSOM OV1 could offer the ‘essential’ smartphone experience when it launches in Q4 2022, no word on possible Kenobi Edition

Those of us that were disappointed when Essential shut its doors and thus consigned hopes of a second-generation smartphone to history will perk up when they hear that a number of the team that worked on the original Essential Phone are planning on launching a new smartphone under the OSOM brand called the OV1. The […]

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Honor pulls the Magic4 Pro out of its hat at MWC 2022

Honor has revealed its flagship phones for 2022, the Magic4 Pro and Magic4. Shown at MWC 2022, the two phones have the latest chip and high-end cameras.
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Apple iPhone SE (2022): Everything we know so far

A new iPhone SE is expected to come soon. Here’s everything we know so far about Apple’s cheapest iPhone.
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Best Presidents Day Fitbit sales and deals 2022

Fitbit fitness trackers, which will help you get in better shape and track your progress, are available with discounts from Best Buy for Presidents Day sales.
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Best Kindle deals and sales for February 2022

If you like to read, Kindle e-readers are the best way to have your books on hand at all times.
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Apple Watch Series 7 down to lowest price of 2022

The Apple Watch Series 7 is down to its lowest price ever for the year on Amazon, which is offering a $ 50 discount for the wearable device’s 41mm, GPS model.
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Best Samsung Galaxy S22 deals and sales for February 2022

The Galaxy S22 is finally here. We’ve got the best Samsung Galaxy S22 deals if you’re hungry for a discount.
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Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra deals for February 2022

Looking to get your hands on the best Android phone of 2022? Here are the best Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra deals.
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The best Samsung phones for 2022

Need some help choosing the right Samsung smartphone? Our list has something to suit everyone, from the latest flagship Samsung Galaxy to midrange handsets.
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Which Fitbit device is best for you in 2022?

If you’ve been thinking of buying a new Fitbit this year, here are the best options to choose from.
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The best portable chargers for 2022

In today’s world of rapidly draining electronics, you should treat yourself to one of the best portable chargers available. We have loads of great options.
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The best Samsung Galaxy smartwatch for 2022

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the best smartwatch from the company in the market right now, but here are other options as well.
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Best portable chargers for your Android phone [2022]

If you’re struggling to get through an entire day with the battery on your current smartphone, or you’re just spending more time away from a charger, you don’t need to toss out your phone and buy a new one. In fact, a portable charger might solve your problem for just a few bucks. Just toss […]

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The best wireless earbuds for 2022

Looking for true wireless earbuds but overwhelmed by all of the choices? We can help. These are the best models for every buyer and every budget.
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Best iPhone 11 deals for January 2022

Now’s the time to shop for iPhone 11 deals and iPhone 11 Pro deals — and we’ve got them all right here.
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The best tablets for kids in 2022

Tablets aren’t just for adults. Here’s our list of the best tablets for kids for education and entertainment — which also allow you control over the content.
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Track 2022 resolutions with a Fitbit and get free Premium

If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health, grab Amazon’s offer for the Fitbit Inspire 2, which includes a free one-year trial of Fitbit Premium.
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The best gaming tablets for 2022

If you don’t have a console or computer and your smartphone screen is too small, then a tablet can prove an ideal gaming companion. Here are the best ones.
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Video reviews will be used in 2022 North and Central American soccer tourneys

Soccer's Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is seemingly here to stay, at least in some parts of the world. CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) has revealed it will use VAR to help refs in numerous 2022 competitions. You can expect the technology in all remaining CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the men's and women's U20 Championships and the W Championship.

The organization's decision was prompted in part by success with VAR in 2021 competitions like the CONCACAF Champions League, Gold Cup and Nations League Finals. The Confederation said progress on VAR had been "considerably" delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now has enough VAR-qualified referees and venues to expand the technology's use.

VAR still has its critics despite receiving FIFA's approval for World Cup use in 2018. Enthusiasts are concerned the requests for video reviews can slow down matches, and that the use of centralized review hubs could be used to skew decisions. Soccer already has plenty of drama over tackles and handballs, they argue — VAR just draws out those disputes and takes away from the thrill of the game.

However, the arguments against the system appear to have lost some momentum. VAR helped reverse 17 out of 20 bad calls during the 2018 World Cup, and some backers have contended that video reviews would have overturned other mistakes if they had been used more consistently. Like it or not, tech is more likely to loom in the background of soccer matches than it has before.

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The best gaming smartphones for 2022

We all know which phones offer the best cameras and the most gorgeous looks — but here are some of the best phones if mobile gaming is your top priority.
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Leaked press render shows the Moto G Stylus 2022 from every angle

As the moon follows the sun so 2022 will follow 2021 when it comes to Motorola’s Moto G Stylus series. We’ve already seen some leaked renders of the Moto G Stylus 2022 back in December, and now we can feast our eyes on a new colorway and a promo video. Thanks to 91Mobile, we have […]

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The best wearable tech of CES 2022

Whether it was a smartwatch, a pair of smartglasses, or even a smart ring or smart mask, there was a great deal of exciting wearable tech at CES 2022.
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The best Garmin watches of 2022

The Apple Watch isn’t the only game in town. For athletes into outdoor sports, Garmin has proven to be a viable alternative. Here are our favorite watches.
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Best wireless chargers for your Android phone [2022]

It’s time to finally upgrade those old, wired chargers you have sitting around and get updated with wireless chargers. Wireless charging is getting more common on newer phones, and there’s a good chance your phone supports it if you bought it in the last year or two. But like anything else, there are tons of […]

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The best e-book readers for 2022

For bookworms, an e-book reader can be an important part of life, but which should you get? Here are the best e-book readers available right now.
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Twitch will launch an improved reporting and appeals process in 2022

Following a year that saw it struggle to shield its users from abuse and harassment, Twitch has published a retrospective of its 2021 safety efforts that includes a look forward to how the company plans to tackle the issue in 2022. Specifically, Angela Hession, Twitch’s vice president of global trust and safety, says the company will update its user reporting and appeals process. 

It also plans to upgrade its Suspicious User Detection feature. The AI tool, which the company launched at the end of last year, automatically flags individuals it believes may be repeat ban dodgers. In 2022, Twitch has updates planned around how streamers can use information from that tool. As the company has indicated previously, it also plans to update its sexual content policy to clarify various aspects of it. Twitch simultaneously intends to share more and “better” educational content across its safety center and other areas.

Twitch spent much of the latter half of 2021 trying to stop automated "hate raid" harassment campaigns. The attacks saw malicious individuals use thousands of bots to spam channels with hateful language, and they frequently targeted streamers from marginalized communities. In September, the company sued CruzzControl and CreatineOverdose, two of the more prolific individuals involved in those campaigns. 

"We’ll likely never be able to eliminate [hate raids] entirely," Hession said. However, she claims Twitch "significantly" cut down on the number of bots on its platform through some of its actions in 2021. In 2022, it looks to continue that work through the improvements it announced today. 

If the company’s safety roadmap feels light on details, Hession says that’s out of necessity. “The honest and unfortunate reality is that we can't always be specific because bad actors can and have used that transparency to attempt to thwart our efforts,” she said. 

At the same time, the executive acknowledged Twitch needs to do a better job of communicating what it’s doing to make people feel safe on its platform. It’s easy to see why the company would say that. When it felt like the hate raids that were occurring on Twitch couldn’t get any worse, many creators banded together to protest the lack of action they saw from the company.

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Forget waiting! Here’s all the CES 2022 tech you can buy right now

As a tip of our hat to the tech companies that give us instant gratification, we’ve rounded up all the best CES 2022 gear that you can buy right now
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Movano unveils an affordable, woman-friendly health-tracking ring at CES 2022

There are several fitness-tracking devices on the market, but the Movano Ring is one of the few that is built with a woman-friendly design.
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OnwardMobility insists that it isn’t dead and that a new BlackBerry device is scheduled for 2022

Shortly after TCL’s deal to license the BlackBerry branding expired, a company called OnwardMobility announced that it would bring a new device with a physical keyboard and 5G connectivity to market during 2021. As you probably know, we are now in 2022 and there’s still no new BlackBerry device to be seen and OnwardMobility has […]

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The 5 best phones announced during CES 2022

CES 2022 was not a festival of pricey flagship debuts. But surprisingly, it was the value-centric phones appearing at the show that really made a mark.
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The weirdest tech we spotted at CES 2022

To celebrate all the strange and wonderful things that surface at CES, we’ve rounded up a modest collection of the weirdest tech we spotted this year
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The OnePlus 10 Pro is the first new phone of 2022

First out of the gates in 2022, OnePlus has a new flagship for anyone already looking for a smartphone refresh. The company is holding back from revealing absolutely everything (well, most things), but that hasn't stopped leaks and rumors of a 6.7-inch display with high refresh rates, and the very latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor

It followed up Tuesday evening with a barrage of specs. They include a 120Hz Fluid AMOLED with LTPO screen, which means the phone can adjust its refresh rates to improve battery life. There are no specifics on screen size, but the rumors suggest it’ll be a pretty large 6.7-inch display. OnePlus will include 80W fast charging and 50W wireless charging in its new flagship, which should be suitably speedy when the 5,000mAh battery needs charging.

The OnePlus 10 Pro will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, running Android 12 with OnePlus’ OxygenOS tricks and aesthetics. When it comes to cameras, expect 48- and 50-megapixel sensors with an additional 8MP sensor too. Optical zoom capabilities? We don’t know just yet, but the camera array will include dual optical image stabilization, which should help with crisper images, less noise and better performance in low light. That said, the OnePlus 9 Pro’s camera performance was one of the weaker points on an otherwise impressive smartphone.

Hopefully, the 10 Pro can right that wrong. OnePlus has outlined some of the upgrades it’s making to the Hasselblad-branded camera, including a new RAW+ shooting mode that attempts to combine the editing range of RAW format images with computational photography, which should result in increased dynamic range and noise reduction. 

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The phone also has a new 150-degree ultra-wide camera, with a new fisheye mode. If you’re fearing stretched faces in group shots, don’t worry: there’s a “more traditional” 110-degree FOV that’ll include distortion correction for those outer edges of a shot. 

OnePlus says its new “Billion Color Solution” means photos on the 10 Pro have 25 percent expanded DCI-P3 color gamut covered, and the phone can process 64 times more color than the OnePlus 9 Pro. It says this will remove any hint of color banding from shots. 

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On top of that, each camera on the OnePlus 10 Pro can capture photos in 12-bit RAW, using what Hasselblad calls Natural Color Solution. The phone also has a new RAW+ format that should allow you to edit to your heart’s content while still benefiting from computational photography assistance. OnePlus has offered a few samples, but it’s something we’ll have a better grasp of when we eventually get to test out the new flagship later this year. 

The big challenge could be balancing price, specs and features so that it offers enough go up against the high-end phones of Apple and Samsung. At the same time, it has to offer tangibly more than its cheaper Nord phone series.

The OnePlus 10 Pro will launch first in China on Tuesday January 11th. 

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CES 2022: The biggest news and announcements so far

We’re now officially at the halfway point of CES 2022, so we rounded up all the biggest announcements and news that have surfaced so far. Enjoy!
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Leaked 2022 Moto G Stylus details indicate a largely unchanged phone

The poor man’s Galaxy Note alternative is getting a 2022 refresh, and it’s going to be largely incremental.
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Watch NVIDIA’s CES 2022 conference in under 10 minutes

CES 2022 press conferences aren't always the most informative, but NVIDIA actually unveiled some pretty interesting products this year. Chief among those is the RTX 3090 Ti, its new flagship graphics card that's likely the most powerful gaming GPU ever built. The company also announced what will be the cheapest RTX 30-series desktop GPU to date, the RTX 3050.

It didn't leave laptops out either. NVIDIA also launched the RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti GPUs for laptops, with the latter available only in pricey models that cost $ 2,500 and up. It also unveiled new Max-Q GPU technology that will help save your battery, an obvious concern with high-powered GPUs. That's a lot of info, but you can learn about all of that and much more in under 10 minutes with our supercut. 


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The Xiaomi 12 series may launch globally during MWC 2022

The Xiaomi 12 series launched in China on December 28th sporting 120Hz displays across the board and power units in the form of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the reheated Snapdragon 870 chipsets. While Xiaomi is yet to officially announce when we’ll see the global launch of the new phones, it’s being reported […]

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Good news! The original Surface Duo may get the Android 11 update in January 2022

Remember back in September when Microsoft promised that the original Surface Duo would receive the Android 11 update before the end of 2021? Well, it’s looking as if that particular deadline isn’t going to be met which means that the first Surface Duo is still languishing on Android 10. According to Windows Central, though, there […]

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The best iPhone games (January 2022)

The iPhone has arguably the best games of any mobile platform. Come check out our picks of the best iPhone and iPad games, with selections from many genres.
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What to expect at CES 2022: New robots, TVs, electric trucks, and more

CES is going to look a little different this year, but there are still lots of new products and announcements in the works.
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Apps and services you should consider ditching in 2022

Is your smartphone filled with apps you never use? Is social media becoming a time-suck or making you feel bad about yourself? Maybe it’s time to say goodbye. 
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