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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.

Apple’s most expensive headphones won’t support Apple Music’s lossless streaming

Apple on Monday announced it will begin offering lossless and hi-resolution lossless streaming options through Apple Music at no additional cost beginning next month. Unfortunately, subscribers who own AirPods Pro and AirPods Max won’t be able to take advantage of the higher quality audio. According to T3 and Billboard’s Micah Singleton, neither model will support the...

Amazon Music no longer charges extra for lossless audio

Amazon has announced that its HD music service will be available at no additional cost to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. The tier features over 70 million songs and allows users to stream audio at CD quality and above, including what Amazon refers to as “Ultra HD” tracks. The move means Amazon's streaming customers will get lossless...

OnePlus is reportedly bringing its televisions to Europe

OnePlus has released a few different TV models over the past few years, but so far they’re only available in India and China. That very limited availability could change, however, with a new report claiming its televisions are coming to Europe. According to WinFuture, OnePlus founder Pete Lau recently told select media that the company is...

Galaxy Watch 4 will reportedly ditch Tizen for Wear OS with custom skin

There have been reports that Samsung is going to release a new Galaxy Watch that runs Wear OS, and a new report has details on what that might look like. Apparently, Samsung’s upcoming wearable will run Android but it will be topped with One UI 3. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Watch 4 will run Wear...

Here’s our best look yet at Samsung’s rumored Galaxy A22 5G

Samsung has rolled out a variety of devices that come equipped with 5G, including the affordable Galaxy A32. The company is reportedly gearing up to launch yet another 5G device, and it could be Samsung’s cheapest yet. After end of April at the end of April, 91Mobiles has released more renders of the Galaxy A22 5G,...

Apple Music for Android adds animated covers, prepares lossless music streaming

There have been reports we may see AirPods 3 on May 18, the same day Google kicks off I/O. Now, new evidence has emerged suggesting the launch of Apple Music HiFi is imminent, which would pair nicely with the release of new wireless earbuds. 9to5Google did an APK teardown of Apple Music for Android and found...

Instagram might finally bring key functionality to the desktop

Instagram has always been a mobile-first service, dating back to its release in 2010. Since then, it has allowed users to peruse their feed on the desktop, but functionality has always been limited. A new report suggests that could change. According to Alessandro Paluzzi, who is a developer and app analyst, Instagram is working on the...

Google Pixel 6 renders show off wild new design

Since the first Google Pixel hit the scene back in 2016, Google has stuck to a mostly formulaic design. But all that could change with the release of the Pixel 6, which will supposedly adopt a radical new design compared to the existing Pixel 5. According to renders released by Jon Prosser, the Pixel 6 will...

Apple might crash Google I/O party with AirPods 3 launch

We’ve heard for months that Apple is going to launch new AirPods, but so far nothing has debuted. With Google scheduled to kick off I/O next week — and possibly launch new Pixel Buds — Apple might try and crash the party with an AirPods announcement on May 18. According to YouTuber Luke Miani and the...

Microsoft Surface Duo deal cuts original retail price in half

Microsoft’s Surface Duo wasn’t well received when it launched. But despite its shortcomings, people praised its ultra-thin, dual-screen design. If you’ve been intrigued enough to consider purchasing the Android device, there’s a new deal that takes half-off the original retail price. BuyDig is selling the Surface Duo for $699, which cuts its original $1,400 asking price...

Google Stadia is “alive and well” despite recent struggles

It’s been a busy year for Google Stadia, and not always in a good way. The service closed an internal game development studio and also lost key executives. However, despite these struggles, Stadia is “alive and well.” GamesIndustry.biz interviewed Stadia developer marketing lead Nate Ahearn, who assured the website that things are just fine. Ahearn highlighted...

Qualcomm adds more misery to MWC by pulling out of in-person event

Yesterday it was Samsung, and before that it was Google. Now, Qualcomm has announced that it won’t attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year, adding more misery to the annual event. Qualcomm sent a statement to TechCrunch confirming it won’t be in attendance in Barcelona. Instead, the company is opting to attend virtually, following a similar...