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Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.

CBS All Access to re-launch as Paramount+ in the US, Canada, and Latin America

CBS All Access, a streaming service from ViacomCBS, is set to be rebranded as Paramount Plus starting March 4. The company announced the rebrand will become official at a special event set for February 24. The rebrand is apparently a strategic decision on the part of ViacomCBS. Back in September of 2020, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish...

TCL will update its 2019 & 2020 Android TVs to Android 11

If you own a 2019 or 2020 TV made by TCL, we have some good news: The company has confirmed that it is planning to update its 2019 and 2020 Android TV models to Android 11 sometime in 2021. TCL confirmed its plans to FlatpanelsHD, saying its 2019 and 2020 Android TV models in Europe will...

Protect your phone with one of these best Galaxy S21 rugged cases

Smartphones today feature designs that promise to withstand the perils of everyday use. But just because their materials are more durable doesn’t make them indestructible. They’re still susceptible to cracks, bumps, and bruises. That’s why finding the right case is so important. Even better, opting for a rugged case will provide your new Galaxy S21...

Here’s a video of Windows 10X running on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7

The New Year has given us a great early look at Microsoft’s Windows 10X, which we’ve seen up and running ahead of its expected release in the spring. While the software is expected to launch on new hardware — and not as a download or upgrade — intrepid enthusiasts have booted Windows 10X on existing...

Google Duo’s auto-framing feature is available on Samsung’s Galaxy S21

Toward the end of last year, we reported that Google Duo’s auto-framing feature was on its way to Samsung Galaxy devices. Following the launch of the Galaxy S21 series, the official Twitter account for Android has confirmed the feature will indeed be available when the new devices become available later this month. “Take your video chats...

Chrome 88 introduces tab search and improved password protections

Google on Tuesday announced some big updates coming to Chrome 88, including tab search and improved password protections. The new password protections is perhaps the biggest part of Chrome 88. One of the new features will allow users to easily fix weak passwords. The update will identify when a password is weak and then give Chrome...

These are the best Galaxy S21 thin cases right now

So, you’ve purchased yourself a Galaxy S21. There’s something about holding a brand new device in your hands; the clean glass, cold metal. Samsung’s new device features one of the nicest designs around; it sure would be a shame for it to get buried in a bulky case. To help you preserve the device’s gorgeous...

You can now pair your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S controller to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV

If you own an NVIDIA Shield TV, you’ll be greeted by a nice update today. NVIDIA is rolling out a Shield Experience Upgrade (version 8.2.2) that introduces support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S controllers, giving you more ways to game on the set top box. “When SHIELD TV launched, way back in 2015, we...

Samsung brings a trio of budget phones to the UK, including the Galaxy A32 5G

Samsung has announced a trio of new budget devices is headed to the U.K., including the recently announced Galaxy A32 5G, which is the company’s most affordable 5G device yet. The other two devices as part of Samsung’s announcement include the Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02, both of which feature a 6.5-inch display, a 5,000mAh battery,...

Broadcom’s BCM4389 debuts in Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, bringing WiFi 6E support

To kick off the New Year, the WiFi Alliance announced that it has begun to certify products for WiFi 6E. Now, Broadcom has revealed that the company’s BCM4389 chip will enable WiFi 6E in the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The news means Samsung’s newest flagship is the first (and so far only) smartphone to feature WiFi 6E,...

Samsung’s SmartThings is now integrated with Android Auto

Samsung and Google on Thursday jointly announced that Samsung's SmartThings service will be integrated into Android Auto beginning next week. The integration will allow Android Auto users to control compatible SmartThings smart home devices right from their car’s display. The announcement follows today’s major Galaxy S21 launch, which also included the Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy...

Huawei redesigns its AppGallery app store, adds a new “Featured” tab

Huawei has announced a redesign for its AppGallery app store, which the company says now emphasizes discovery and improved navigation. The company said the experience will be partly curated by a team of editors who will focus on local trends to surface the most relevant apps and games. “The enhancements to AppGallery reflect the success of...