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Check out Dyson’s monstrous-looking headphones that spray purified air in your face

We know it’s only March 30th and that April Fool’s jokes shouldn’t be a thing yet, but today brought us the rather interesting Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones that pack in active noise cancelation as well as a 2-stage air purification system. It’s bizarre, weird, and looks like something that Bane out of Christopher Nolan’s Batman […]

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Tinder app now lets you run a background check on your date

Tinder will begin letting users perform a background check on a matched profile to see if the person has a track record of violent of problematic behavior.
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Check out the leaked specs, images, and pricing of the upcoming Galaxy A53 5G

As we await the official launch of the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab S8 range on February 9th, details on another of Samsung’s upcoming handsets have leaked with imagery, specs, and a rough starting price. Following up on the very popular Galaxy A52 and A52s, the Galaxy A53 5G is said to feature a […]

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Check out the first camera samples from the OnePlus 10 Pro

The OnePlus 10 Pro drip-feed continues with the latest drop showing off the smartphone’s camera abilities ahead of the January 11th launch date. This time around it seems that we’ll see tangible signs of the ongoing partnership between OnePlus and Hasselblad which includes a second-generation Pro Mode. The OnePlus 10 Pro will be the brands’ […]

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Check out the leaked specs of Samsung’s mammoth-sized Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Samsung’s big Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is shaping up to be a monster of a tablet thanks to its gargantuan 14.6-inch display and the presence of Qualcomm’s latest processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Thought to be scheduled to be unveiled sometime in early 2022, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra’s specifications have been the victim […]

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How to check data usage on an iPhone or iPad

Worried about going over your data limit? There are many settings you can tweak to ensure that your iPhone doesn’t guzzle as much data as it otherwise would.
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How to check your IMEI number on any phone

Learn how to check your International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number in various places on iOS and Android. We give you the lowdown on all the options.
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How to check your AirPods battery level

There are several convenient ways to check the battery level of your AirPods, even if you’re not near your case. Here’s a guide that outlines a few methods.
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ICYMI: We check out Android 12’s visual refresh

This week, in addition to covering all the Cyber Week deals we could find, we also reviewed some unique gadgets. Steve Dent and a licensed drone pilot toured the French countryside with the help of the DJI Mavic 3 drone, while Terrence O’Brien played with the Animoog Z app, a sequel ten years in the making. Also, Cherlynn Low played around with Android 12 to check out its new Material You design.

The Mavic 3 is the easiest DJI drone to fly

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Steve Dent spent some time with the DJI Mavic 3 and a licensed drone pilot in the French countryside to see what the new device is capable of. He reports that not only is the Mavic 3 the easiest DJI drone to fly, but the large 4/3 sensor and dual camera system produce incredible footage – and the 46 minutes of range is double the time that the previous model could capture. He tested the standard model in the $ 3,000 Fly More combo package, which includes three batteries, a charging hub, one set of ND filters and a carrying bag. The Mavic 3 is also available in a Cine mode with a built-in 1TB SSD and Apple ProRes 422 HQ video support.

While the Mavic 3 was easier to maneuver thanks to its improved obstacle avoidance, it was also easy to fold the 899-gram drone into a more compact size for storage and travel. Steve says the camera and video specs are impressive: the primary camera was built in collaboration with Hasselblad and has a 24mm f/2.8-f/11 lens with a color profile for accurate hues. The video camera can shoot 5.1K at 50fps or 4K at 60fps; Steve says the larger sensor provides better low light performance, more detail and great dynamic range. However, there are some downsides – namely the price, but also that the additional features that DJI promised (like ActiveTrack5 and QuickShots) aren't available now but will be released in January. Overall, Steve says the Mavic 3 delivers, but is best for professions and prosumers.

Google’s Material You design gives Android 12 a much-needed visual update

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Cherlynn Low knows that the many versions of Android make a review of the core features a bit difficult, but the upgrades on the operating system’s most recent release make for a refreshing experience and provide more transparency over data and privacy. That’s largely thanks to the new Material You design that has decluttered the UI and enlarged buttons and sliders, among other things. Cherlynn particularly liked the Privacy Dashboard that informs users when their camera and mic are activated, along with which apps require them. Android 12 also has new indicators for when the camera or mic are actively being used.

Cherlynn did note some aspects that disappointed her, namely the default way to summon the Google Assistant, and the confusing charts and graphs in the battery and privacy dashboards. She was also excited to try the audio-coupled haptic feedback, but wasn’t able to find any apps that supported it. Overall, she said that the visual updates in Material You and increased privacy tools made the system feel drastically different — in a good way.

The Animoog Z app is a proper sequel that took ten years to make

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Terrence O’Brien was looking forward to testing out Animoog Z, the follow up to Moog’s original software instrument which used wavetable synthesis. This sequel to the app has largely the same core Anisotropic Synth Engine, consisting of dozens of waveforms that you can choose from, ranging from samples of analog saw waves to more digital sounds. However, the new release adds a third dimension to the X/Y axis of the original — a Z axis that notes can move along.

Terrence says this gives the new app a bit more depth and room to evolve. He found that certain presets took advantage of the additional modulation path to make more complex and unique sounds. There’s also a new effects section with a looper, delay, filter and an arpeggiator, plus MPE support. Additionally, Terrence says the redesigned look that the new app has makes it feel more modern and easier to navigate. After testing, he declared the Animoog Z a worthy successor to the groundbreaking original. A limited version is available as a free download, with the full featured version going for a flat $ 10.

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Check out FlexiSpot’s Black Friday deals on standing desks, treadmills, and more

FlexiSpot makes a range of desks, chairs, fitness equipment you can use while sitting at the desk, and other office necessities to make your home office more comfortable and convenient. Tired of having a numb posterior from sitting in the chair too long? Perhaps a standing desk will help ease the strain, or maybe you […]

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Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Check out these 3D-printable getups

Still not sure what to be for Halloween this year? Don’t worry — thanks to miracles of modern technology, you can fabricate these costumes with a 3D printer.
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Check out Realme’s Christmas deals and save up to £120 on a new phone or accessory

Whether you are looking for a stocking filler or the biggie, Realme has a bunch of smartphone and accessory deals that you may want to take a closer look at. Whether it’s the X3 SuperZoom that is reduced by £120, an £11 saving on the Realme Watch, or the Realme Buds Q that are discounted […]

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Check out the OnePlus 8T specifications

The OnePlus 8T has just launched in its stunning Lunar Silver and Aquamarine Green colorways, and while we miss the presence of a ‘Pro’ model this time around, the OP8T borrows a few features from the OnePlus 8 Pro that launched earlier this year. Featuring a display with flat edges and a higher refresh rate, […]

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Check out the next batch of OnePlus 8T details, including fast charging and camera specs

It’s time to seriously start thinking about the OnePlus 8T. We’ll see a return to flagship form to complement the newly released but midrange OnePlus Nord, and it’s sure to bring better camera performance and other cutting edge features. Looks like we might get another slick color option out of it, too. OnePlus 8T renders […]

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Check out these 6 weird gadgets you can buy right now

Maybe you’re looking for something fun and exciting, but you’re tired of buying cases, portable batteries, or video games. It’s easy to spice things up these days, and there’s a ton of weird devices and accessories you can buy that’ll definitely catch some compliments and questions from your friends. We’ve rounded up some of our […]

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Check out the specifications of Motorola’s affordable Moto g 5G Plus

Motorola just took the wraps off of its new Snapdragon 765 powered Moto g 5G Plus handset that brings 5G connectivity to the budget segment along with a big FHD+ display and a decent amount of RAM and storage. Priced from just £229, Motorola’s most important phone of 2020 packs a lot of punch for […]

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Check if Verizon’s 5G network has coverage in your area before buying a 5G handset (Updated 27/06/2020)

5G is the buzzword of 2019, every smartphone manufacturer and carrier seem to have the term plastered on just about every single product and service. While the 5G network is still in the baby stages of rolling out, with the vast majority of locations running on 4G/LTE, the big question is if it’s worth getting […]

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Check out this Samsung Galaxy S8 running Windows 10

Hacking and tinkering with the software on Android phones is nothing new. In fact, it’s probably a big part of the reason why the platform is as popular as it is. But it’s always interesting to see that being taken to the next level. Which, in this case, is a Galaxy S8 running Microsoft’s Windows […]

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Check out the last Huawei P40 Pro details before its announcement on March 26th

Huawei is set to announce both the P40 and P40 Pro in just a few days during an online-only event happening March 26th. But even with the real announcement just a few days away, the rumors keep on coming. The latest leak clarifies the last few details about the duo of phones, including Huawei’s continued […]

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[Deal] Check out Aukey’s mid-week accessory deals and save up to 40%

As we negotiate the mid-week hump Aukey is back with some charging accessory deals to help you power through to the other side. With reductions on GaN wall chargers and power cables, all available from Amazon, you’ll be able to make your hard-earned cash stretch a little further and upgrade your stash of accessories. These […]

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Check out the newly announced Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71, complete with Infinity-O display and crazy camera module

Samsung has taken the wraps off of the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 phones, prepping their 2020 lineup of mid-range devices. These also very likely hint at what we can expect out of the Galaxy S11 family, especially with that insane camera module on the back. Galaxy A51 The Galaxy A51 is the more affordable […]

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Check out some of the best early Black Friday deals

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means tons of deals have already gone live. Whether you need cables and accessories for your phone, a new controller to play games, speakers to make your music better, or you’re just looking for a good gift, there’s plenty of stuff here. Check it out. Phones Amazon is running a pretty […]

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[Deal] Check out these Deal of the Day savings on Anker’s charging accessories

Making sure your smartphone or tablet never runs out of juice is Anker with a veritable slew of charging accessories at reduced prices ranging from wall and wireless chargers, car chargers, power banks, and power cables to suit any occasion. All you have to do is join us after the break for the details on […]

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Check if Verizon’s 5G network has coverage in your area before buying a 5G handset (Updated)

5G is the buzzword of 2019, every smartphone manufacturer and carrier seem to have the term plastered on just about every single product and service. While the 5G network is still in the baby stages of rolling out, with the vast majority of locations running on 4G/LTE, the big question is if it’s worth getting […]

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[TA Deals] Check out these discounted Android tablets and Chromebooks up to 74% off!

If you’re ready to pick up a cheap tablet or Chromebook to take on the go to complement your phone, you’re in luck. Talk Android Deals is running a blowout sale on a few different models through the weekend, so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll be able to find something that fits your […]

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Check out the new emoji coming to your phone in Android Q

Google has released a sneak peek at some of the new emoji coming to Android Q later this year, rounding out your options for 21st century communication. There are some much-requested additions, including new animals, food, and plain yellow-faced emoji. There’s going to be an orangutan, an otter, and a sloth; you’ll be able to […]

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[Deal] Check out these killer deals on Anker’s charging accessories

Keeping your devices (and car) charged up and ready to go can be a chore, but it’s easy to do when you have the right tools for the job. Saving the day is Anker with its extensive range of charging accessories that will do the trick. Need to charge your Galaxy S10 wirelessly? Check. Jump […]

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Check out Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ promo banner before the official announcement

By now you probably know what the Galaxy S10+ will look like. We know there’s a fingerprint scanner under the screen, a hole punch in the display for the front-facing camera, and Samsung’s signature curved Infinity Display. This is a highly anticipated phone and Samsung hasn’t done a great job of hiding things away. But […]

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[Video] Check out our BenQ Trevolo S electrostatic speaker review!

Electrostatic speakers are a different kind of speaker than you’re used to, and they manage to avoid the clipping and distortion that you get from traditional speakers at high volumes. We had a chance to test drive the Trevolo S speaker from BenQ to see just how they are, and our own Kent Oki dug in […]

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[Deal] Check out these Holiday Deals from Anker (US/UK)

With Christmas Day less than two weeks away, time is running out to find the perfect gift this festive season. If the strain of shopping for others is stressing you out, there’s no rule that says you can’t treat yourself to a little something along the way. With these holiday deals from Anker ranging from projectors, wireless […]

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Check out our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 video review!

Didn’t get a new phone for the holidays? Still trying to decide what to go with? Why not check out Kent’s in-depth video review of the Galaxy Note 8 to help you make a decision? You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll question how you feel about shopping lists. Check it out below. Come comment on this […]

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Check out Tidal’s music streaming completely free for 12 days after Christmas

If you’ve been itching to test out Tidal’s music streaming service to potentially replace Spotify or Google Play Music, you’re going to have a chance this Christmas. Starting on the 25th, Tidal will be giving everyone access to their streaming catalog for 12 days, no credit card required. All you’ll need to do is sign […]

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[Deal] Check out these great stocking fillers from Anker

It’s that time again where accessories maker, Anker, offers a deep discount on a bunch of speakers, stands, headphones and even some decorative LED lights in time for Christmas. Intrigued? Well, join us after the break to find out how much you could save. Whether it’s for yourself or for a loved one, Anker offers […]

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[Sponsored] Check out this discounted high-resolution drawing tablet on Tomtop

Good drawing tablets are hard to come across, but if you’re interested, Tomtop is offering a slick deal on a very nice option. The Ugee 1910B is a 19-inch tablet that includes a drawing stylus with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, rivaling what Samsung pulls off with the Galaxy Note line. This tablet is a […]

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Check out the 920 locations where T-Mobile supports LTE-A

Merger or no merger, T-Mobile is still heavily investing in their own network, and it’s paying off. They’ve recently crossed a milestone of over 920 locations around the US that support LTE-Advanced, and 430 of them support the trifecta of carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO, and 256 QAM. 920 is pretty obviously too much to list […]

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Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check technology

Airbnb is getting more serious when it comes to keeping fraudulent listings and shady renters off the website. According to Bloomberg, the short-term rental platform is buying Trooly Inc., a startup specializing in background checks to fight off scam…
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Check out some clips from Essential’s 360-degree camera

Sure, the Essential Phone might be struggling to be legally released in the United States, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get hyped up over some early camera samples. Some clips from the phone’s 360-degree camera have been making their way to Essential’s own YouTube channel, so you can check out just what the accessory […]

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Which Verizon plan is best for you? We check out the family, individual, and prepaid plans

Verizon offers lots of plans for individuals, your family, and folks who want prepaid service. Here is everything you need to know about Verizon’s plans, from data packages and smartphones to Big Red’s prepaid plans.

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Check out these latest Galaxy S8 commercials

Samsung invests a massive amount of money into their marketing campaigns and with the Galaxy S8 now official we are seeing a number of commercials come out to highlight its features and perhaps inspire you in your daily life. Let’s check out the two latest ads. Up first is a spot called “The New Normal” […]

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Hold your sides and check out these April Fools’ Day tech jokes

April 1 is the day on which you should never believe anything, especially when it comes to new tech product releases. Don’t worry though, everything we’ve featured on our list here is total nonsense, which is what makes it funny.

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Check out Windows 98 running on a smartwatch powered by the Raspberry Pi board

The 314Reactor electronics project blog has a post detailing how a user created a wearable running the ancient Windows 98 operating system. The device is based on the Raspberry Pi Model A+ board and a 2.5-inch touch-capable screen.

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Need wireless headphones for a phone that can’t support wired ones? Check out Skybuds

The future of headphones is clearly headed in a wireless direction, and here to help you stay in vogue is Alpha Audiotronics, which recently announced the general availability of Skybuds.

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Stop using plastic water bottles and check out smart water cooler Bevi

Staying hydrated may be good for you, but if that hydration involves using thousands of plastic bottles, it may not be so good for the planet. Luckily, there’s a solution that will keep you healthy without destroying the planet – meet Bevi.

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Dude, where’s my car? Check out the best Android car apps

The right Android car app can show you everything from gas stations to speed traps, and record gas mileage and the occasional mechanical issue. Here are our current favorites.

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Check your email in augmented reality with the new Outlook Hololens app

Untethering humans from the displays on smartphones, tablets and computers could well be the biggest impact of augmented reality technology like Hololens, and access to Outlook Mail and Calendar apps is one of the first steps in that direction.

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Check out these five apps of the week

Looking for new apps to download? Pick from these top five of the week, ranging from one that will file your taxes, one that will add more security to the websites you visit, to one that can deliver some dinner tonight.

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Hound, Roger, Anchor, and more: Check out these five apps of the week

Take a look at our top five new apps of the week. Roger is finally out on Android, and SoundHound brought Hound out of private beta. Tech newsletter Morning Reader also released an iOS and Android app, so you can keep up with the latest on the go.

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Don’t live on the edge, check out the best Galaxy S7 Edge cases

You shouldn’t take any risks with your Galaxy S7 Edge because it’s a fragile beauty and a tumble could leave you with unsightly scuffs or cracks. Time to shop for Galaxy S7 Edge cases.

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Check out the top 5 new apps you should download this week

Watch your temper with Swing Copters 2, the latest from the Flappy Bird developer, or take a trip to somewhere far away with Ascape VR — no virtual reality headset needed! Here are five apps to download this week.

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