Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
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Diehard technology enthusiast, and an Android purist by nature. While I have a soft spot for smartphones, I'm deeply interested in everything techy, be it PCs, gaming consoles, gadgets, you name it. Please direct all inquiries/tips to [email protected]

Microsoft announces its progress on its xCloud game streaming service while Google teases new Stadia announcements

Cloud gaming and game streaming seem to be the new trends for gaming going forward. Game streaming platforms aim to bring high-quality gaming to everyone by eliminating the need to own expensive hardware: all you need is a decently fast and stable internet connection to get started. You'll have access to a library of cloud-stored...

ASUS’ 30th Anniversary ZenFone 6 is a limited edition model with more RAM and storage

ASUS isn't in the top 5 in the smartphone space, but one area the company has excelled at is value-for-money. This is where ASUS really shines and where they're making a name for themselves. Last year, we got the ASUS ZenFone 5Z, a device that managed to put some heat under what some critics considered...

Samsung Cloud drops free storage from 15GB to 5GB as Google Drive grandfathers some users’ 20GB plans

There is a lot of different cloud services out there, but we can all agree that Google Drive is one of the most popular. Google Drive storage is pretty much the core of your Google account, as nearly everything revolves around it: your saved emails, your Google Photos files, your device backups, and pretty much...

Qualcomm releases the Snapdragon 855 and 675 sources on CAF

Qualcomm is currently dominating the mobile space in both the higher-end market as well as the mid-range market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is their latest high-end mobile system-on-chip, and it's a significant upgrade from last year's Snapdragon 845 in many different ways, with an Adreno 640 GPU, a 7nm-based octa-core setup, and a dedicated NPU...

OnePlus 7 Series kernel source code is now available

Last Tuesday, we were treated to the announcement of OnePlus' latest fleet of devices, which for the first time included not one, but two devices. The OnePlus 7 serves as a successor to the OnePlus 6T, with small improvements such as a Snapdragon 855 processor and an improved camera sensor, while keeping most of the...

Asus ZenFone 6 announced with a 48MP flip camera, Snapdragon 855, 5,000mAh battery

Asus isn't one of the most noteworthy OEMs out there, but the company has actually managed to produce and release amazing devices with amazing hardware at relatively low price points. Last year's ZenFone 5Z, for example, was able to compete with the likes of the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T, and the Xiaomi Poco F1...

Corning launches Astra Glass: a new glass substrate for tablets, laptops, and TVs

For years, smartphones have used Corning Gorilla Glass as their screen protection method of choice. After all, nothing has actually come close to it in 12 years, ever since it debuted on the original iPhone in 2007. It strikes the perfect balance between scratch resistance, flexibility, and drop resistance, and this is even truer than...

The Motorola One Vision is an Android One phone with a 21:9 punch hole display, 48MP camera, and Exynos processor

Since it was first acquired by Lenovo from Google, Motorola has not been afraid to innovate, try new things, and make radical changes to their smartphone lineup to adapt with the times. Since 2016, they've launched all-new devices such as the Moto Z, their flagship(ish) line, and last year they introduced the Motorola One, their...

Google will pay up to $500 to Pixel owners with defective microphones

The Google Pixel and the Pixel XL were, for the most part, exceptional devices when they launched back in 2016. They were the first devices to mark the death of the Nexus legacy, and also signified a big change of direction for Google in several aspects. Nowadays, they're still receiving love---they even have Android Q!...

[Update 2: Assistant support rolling out] Sonos One Speaker Announced with Alexa Support at Launch and Assistant Support in 2018

Sonos, a small company dedicated to sound and multimedia that has been making waves recently, is the latest big player looking to get into the smart speaker game with their Sonos One smart speaker. This market is currently dominated by Amazon and their Echo line (powered by Amazon Alexa) and Google with their Home line...

Chrome OS 74 disables hyper-threading for Intel-based Chromebooks due to a security flaw

Intel's Hyper-Threading feature and multithreading, in general, is a big factor in improving a device performance. But recently, a big security issue regarding this feature has arisen. The security flaws, which are technically known as the Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities and more colloquially known as "ZombieLoad," are similar in fashion to the Meltdown and...

Google drops “Alt OS” code that hinted at Windows 10 dual booting for the Pixelbook

Pixelbooks are truly amazing pieces of hardware. In fact, when it comes to Chrome OS devices, you'd hardly do better, as the Pixelbook is among the very few Chromebooks competing in the premium laptop ecosystem. Yes, it is powerful, and yes, it is expensive. So what's the problem with it? Well, the software. Chrome OS...