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Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's also the host of the Tech Tales podcast, which explores the history of the technology industry. Follow him on Twitter at @corbindavenport.

Google Stadia now available on most LG smart TVs

Google's Stadia game streaming platform has had a rocky history so far, but the past few months have given Stadia players some reasons to stay engaged. Phone Link rolled out in September, turning your smartphone into a touch-screen gamepad for Stadia games, and Google has offered sale after sale on Stadia hardware. The platform's reach...

Firefox 95 arrives with enhanced security, macOS improvements, and much more

Firefox is one of the few remaining web browsers with a fully custom rendering engine, giving Mozilla the ability to try out new web features and low-level performance changes in a way that most Chromium-based browsers can't (without essentially becoming a fork, anyway). Firefox version 95 is now rolling out, and it has several important...

YouTube now rolling video chapters to more devices

Videos aren't quite as easy to skim through as text content, but separating a video into chapters can help. YouTube finally added official support for video chapters last year, built on the platform's existing timestamp functionality, but the feature still isn't available for everyone. Now video chapters are arriving on more platforms, according to an...

Life360, new owners of Tile, reportedly sells detailed location data to other companies

Life360 has been around for years as a technology company with various location-based services, including a family tracking app of the same name. Life360 recently purchased Tile, the company behind the Bluetooth tracking devices of the same name, but now might be the time to throw out recycle any Tile trackers you might own. Life360 acknowledges...

Grab a Lenovo Smart Clock 2 for only $40 ($30 off), and get a free light bulb

Lenovo released a new Smart Clock earlier this year, and just like the original model, it's a small touchscreen clock with the full power of Google Assistant. The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 wasn't a great deal at its original price point of $70, but now you can pick one up for just $39.88, and Lenovo...

Get the 8Bitdo Pro 2 controller on sale today for $45

8Bitdo sells some of the best Bluetooth controllers around, especially for games that rely more on a directional pad than joysticks. The 8Bitdo Pro 2 is the company's current flagship gamepad, with a large ergonomic design and support for multiple platforms, and now it's on sale for $44.99. That's only $5 below the original price,...

Google’s latest Pixel Feature Drop brings Pixel 6 features to older phones

Google has rolled out new features to Pixel phones outside of the usual Android OS updates for years, but more recently, the company has started calling them "Feature Drops." Feature drops are released every three months, typically with a security patch, and the last one came in the form of the Android 12 platform update....

Today only: Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are cheaper now than on Black Friday

Fossil released its Gen 6 smartwatches earlier this year, with the latest Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipsets and Google's Wear OS 2. The watches started at $299 for 42mm sizes, and $319 for the 44mm options, but they have slowly fallen in price. They were on sale for Black Friday, with a $90 discount across both...

Get a MagSafe Battery Pack for just $75 today ($24 off)

Last year’s iPhone 12 series introduced MagSafe, and Apple has carried it over to the more recent iPhone 13 lineup. The technology allows you to magnetically attach chargers (and other accessories) to the back of an iPhone, and one of the more interesting MagSafe accessories has been Apple’s own Battery Pack, which sticks to the...

Google Photos Locked Folder rolling out to non-Pixel phones

Many photo management apps on Android devices have an option to lock certain photos behind a PIN or fingerprint, but Google has been slow to implement such a feature in its own products. Google Photos finally added a Locked Folder feature earlier this year, but it was initially exclusive to Pixel phones, and now it's...

Sony reportedly working on PlayStation competitor to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass has been a success for Microsoft, giving PC and Xbox players unlimited access to over 100 major games for a single monthly subscription. The service has also served as the groundwork for Microsoft's attempt at cloud gaming, Xbox Game Streaming, which gives players instant access to titles from Game Pass. Now it...

Alexa smart speakers can now detect more types of sounds

Amazon has offered 'Routines' with its Alexa voice assistant for a while now, allowing people to set up multi-step automations that can be activated by a voice prompt or select other triggers (similar to Google Assistant routines and Apple Shortcuts). Alexa routines now have more options for sound-based triggers, including water running and appliances beeping. Amazon...