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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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will allegedly run Wear OS but lack rumored feature

Samsung will reportedly ditch its Tizen platform in favor of Wear OS when the Galaxy Watch 4 launches later this year. The latest report appears to confirm an earlier report from Samsung insider Ice Universe, who said as much back in February. According to a report from Korean news out MT (via FrontTron on Twitter), Samsung is...

Wyze Buds Pro are true wireless earbuds with premium features at a fraction of the cost

Wyze is best known for offering affordable smart home and lifestyle products — not true wireless earbuds. But that’s exactly what the company has launched, and they’re called Wyze Buds Pro. Announced with little fanfare (via Phandroid), the Wyze Buds Pro are true wireless earbuds that offer active noise cancellation, wireless charging, and a price of...

YouTube Shorts creators could get slice of $100 million fund

In an effort to encourage adoption of YouTube Shorts, YouTube is planning to pay creators over the course of 2021-2022 as part of a $100 million fund. YouTube Shorts recently became available to everyone in the U.S. and India. YouTube said it’s planning to reach out to thousands of creators every month whose Shorts receive the...

Samsung decides in-person attendance at Mobile World Congress is a bad idea

Samsung will no longer have an in-person presence at Mobile World Congress, which is scheduled to kick off in Barcelona next month. The company cited safety concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In an emailed statement, Samsung said the health and safety of its employees, partners, and consumers is its number one priority. “We have made the...

Gboard’s clipboard will make it really easy to share screenshots

Google appears to be working on a new feature for Gboard that builds on a feature we saw last year that added image pasting. Now, the app is gaining a convenient new skill that will make sharing screenshots a lot easier. Android Police was first to spot the new feature, which appears to be rolling out...

Google Pay now allows U.S. users to send money abroad

Google Pay has quickly become one of the best services for managing finances, sending and receiving money, and earning rewards. Now, a new update for users in the U.S. is making the experience even better with international transfers. Google on Tuesday said Google Pay users in the U.S. will be able to send money to Google...

May Xbox Update includes Quick Resume improvements, passthrough audio, and more

The team behind Xbox has announced an update for the month of May, bringing a host of new features to the Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox One. The changes are based on customer feedback, and include new Quick Resume improvements, passthrough audio for media apps, and more. One of the most notable features of...

Upcoming MacBook Air redesign hugely inspired by new iMac

Apple will reportedly introduce a significant redesign to the MacBook Air, with the biggest change being getting rid of the tapered design. The tapered unibody design has been a staple of the series since its introduction in 2008, but the upcoming model will instead more closely match the iMac and MacBook Pro. A video posted by...

Spotify makes it super easy to share your favorite part of a podcast

Spotify has announced new social features that will make sharing with friends and family even easier — starting with the addition of podcast timestamp sharing. The streaming service said both iOS and Android users across the globe will gain access to three new ways to share the love, and arrive following a mobile library redesign. The...

Nintendo is struggling to meet Switch demand due to chip shortages

Sony has struggled to keep up with demand for the PlayStation 5, but it’s not the only company that's on the ropes. Recent comments made by Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa suggest the global shortage of semiconductors is also constraining Switch production, which means consumers may find it difficult to buy the portable console. In a recent...

Walmart is about to sell you an extremely cheap Android TV box

Walmart is gearing up to sell a self-branded set-top box called Walmart Onn that will come equipped with Android TV. The device, which is on the retailer’s website but isn’t yet available, is said to stream in 4K and will reportedly be available for around $30. The Walmart Onn is a puck-sized box that connects to...

PlayStation 5 supply nightmare expected to last much longer than you think

If you were hoping to score a PlayStation 5 this year, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Apparently, Sony believes the console will continue to be in very limited supply, and the nightmare will supposedly last through 2022. According to Bloomberg, Sony recently warned a group of analysts that the PlayStation 5 will be in short...