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10 reasons why you don’t need to upgrade your phone annually

Smartphones have been around for over a decade now. What started as a luxury product that not everyone could justify paying for has now become a quintessential part of our lives. From basic tasks, such as viewing a restaurant's digital menu, to more complex ones, like authorizing transactions -- smartphones are no longer just phones....

Dell XPS 13 Plus Review: Living in the future

When you buy a Dell XPS laptop, you're buying some of the best that money can buy. You're getting a premium aluminum laptop and an immersive InfinityEdge display. Ultimately, you're buying the best that Dell has to offer. With the Dell XPS 13 Plus, you're still getting that, but the company is getting a bit...

Xiaomi 12S Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Battle of the 2022 Ultras

Xiaomi may not publicly confess it, but its Ultra series is clearly aimed to take on Samsung's own line with the same namesake, and it's a worthy comparison every year. I say this not just because of the "Ultra" signifier. Heck, ZTE has an Ultra phone too and I would not consider that phone a...

Asus Kunai 3 Gamepad Review: A great accessory for gaming on ROG phones

There are so many great games on Android, and with our smartphones nowadays being computing powerhouses, you'll never be stuck on the choice of what to play. From games on the Play Store to emulators such as AetherSX2, you can play both new games and the classics. However, finicky touch controls make it so that...

Balmuda Phone Review: A small Android phone that surprisingly finds a market in Japan

Despite Balmuda's history, the company is probably best known for its products like its relatively pricey toaster and electric kettle. So what happens when a modern design company wants to dip its toe into the smartphone market? It creates its smartphone, of course. The Balmuda Phone launched in Japan towards the tail end of 2021,...

SwitchBot Smart Home Controls Review: Your smart home starter pack

SwitchBot offers a range of products to introduce smart components into your home. From automated curtain openers to hands-off light operation and security devices, the SwitchBot range could ease your journey into smart home products I live in a dumb home. Built one hundred years ago with solid brick interior walls, it is not receptive to...

HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Review: The new poster child of Google-powered laptops

The concept of a premium Chromebook is still outrageous to many. It's not hard to see why, with so much focus on budget devices from the companies making them. But the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook is as premium as it gets. No corners are cut, with nothing built down to a budget. This is a...

Asus Zenfone 9 Review: A better small phone than the iPhone 13 Mini

Asus' Zenfone series wasn't always small. Just a couple of years ago, the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro came with the usual 6.7-inch screen that were and still are a dime a dozen in the Android space. But starting with last year's Zenfone 8, Asus pivoted direction with one mandate: the phone must be...

Valve aims to fulfill current Steam Deck orders by end of year

Back in June, Valve delivered some good news, stating that it had completed its orders that were designated for the second quarter of the year and would be moving on to fulfilling customer orders slated for delivery in Q3. Today, the news gets even better, as the company has issued a new timeline for orders,...

How to join the PS5 Beta program: Test Sony’s newest features before anyone else

While Xbox has its Insiders program, Sony fans aren't left out of the new feature testing thanks to the PS5 Beta program. Much like Xbox Insiders, members of the PS5 Beta get to experience the latest features before anyone else and provide valuable feedback. Sony generally pushes out fewer builds than you would find on Xbox,...

Redmi K50i Review: Lightning-fast performance at a low price

The Redmi K50i is the latest phone in the K-series that's titanically popular in India and beyond. This particular smartphone is a spiritual successor to the Redmi K20 Pro that debuted back in 2019. As is tradition for the K-series phones, the new Redmi K50i brings some powerful internals at an affordable price. There's a...

Twitter is allowing select users to follow others without creating an account

Twitter is busy at work. Lately, it has been trying and rolling out plenty of new features and changes. For example, the company is testing a new list of statuses -- which allows users to mention a certain activity or mood when tweeting. In the paid department, the corporation recently increased the monthly price of...