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Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's also written for Android Police and PC Gamer. Get in touch with him at [email protected]

Roku unveils a new streaming stick, soundbar, voice remote, and Roku OS 10 with expanded AirPlay support

Roku was one of the first names in the streaming box market, and it's continuing to pump out TV hardware to this day. The company released a new Roku Ultra and 'Streambar' near the end of last year, and now there are more new products on the way. Roku OS 10 will also start rolling...

Vulkan Video API could help video editors be less terrible

The Vulkan API was an important milestone in computer graphics when it was first released in 2016. It provided a cross-platform competitor to Microsoft's DirectX framework, becoming the true successor to the aging OpenGL architecture. Vulkan 1.2 was finalized over a year ago, and now a minor update is introducing something new — video support. Kronos...

Spotify’s new ‘Car Thing’ is the car gadget you absolutely don’t need

Spotify has experimented with releasing hardware based around its music streaming service, but none of its devices ever saw a wide release. This time around, the company has announced 'Car Thing,' a touchscreen panel for your car that plays Spotify and nothing else. "Currently available to eligible users in the U.S.," Spotify wrote in its announcement,...

Linux kernel will soon have initial support for Apple’s M1 chipset

Apple revealed its first desktop-class System-on-a-Chip design last year, the Apple M1, based on the same ARM architecture as most smartphones and tablets. While Linux has worked well on ARM devices (like the Raspberry Pi) for years, Apple's hardware is heavily customized and requires specific software support. Thankfully, we're now one step closer to running...

Mobvoi working on TicWatch E3 with Wear OS, TicWatch GTH coming to more countries

Mobvoi is one of the few remaining companies producing smartwatches with Google's Wear OS. The company just released another iteration of its TicWatch Pro (with embarrassingly old hardware), and now it looks like two more watches could get a global release in the near future. Mobvoi just released a new update for its wearable companion app...

Google and Sony team up to add 360 Reality Audio support in Android

Sony has been developing its 360 Reality Audio technology for a while now, based on the MPEG-H 3D audio codec. The tech is mostly limited to some of Sony's own smartphones, and only works with compatible apps, but now it looks like broader 360 Reality Audio support could be coming to Android. A series of code...

Google Search will prioritize in-depth content when ranking product reviews

Google Search is one of the main ways people find reviews for a product or service, but it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which reviews are actually helpful. That's why Google has announced an update to its search algorithm, which promises to filter out less-helpful reviews. Google is rolling out its "product reviews update,"...

The best wireless earbuds for the Galaxy S21 series: Galaxy Buds Pro, Sony WF-1000XM3, and more!

Samsung's Galaxy S21 phones are some of the best Android devices to date, available in three models (regular, Plus, and Ultra), and starting at only $800. Recent Galaxy S21 deals have even brought the phones down by $200, and you can expect more sales in the coming months. No matter how much you pay for...

Signal finally updates public server code after months of silence

Signal Private Messenger has been a popular messaging platform for years, thanks to its focus on privacy and end-to-end encryption. The project has released the source code for every component of Signal, including the back-end server and client applications, but the public code for the server software was left outdated for months until just today. Signal...

Galaxy SmartTag+ adds UWB for AR locating, goes on sale next week

Samsung released the Galaxy SmartTag alongside the Galaxy S21 series earlier this year. Much like other smart tags from Tile and other companies, it's designed to be attached to personal items for locating using a smartphone or tablet. Samsung previously teased an upgraded model with more connectivity options, and it seems we won't have to...

What colors does the OnePlus 9 series come in?

The OnePlus 9 series has finally arrived, with more models and color options than ever to choose from. There are three distinct models: the OnePlus 9 Pro, the OnePlus 9, and the India-exclusive OnePlus 9R. Both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro have three color choices each, though not every color is available in...

Samsung PENUP drawing application gets a major upgrade

Samsung's PENUP application has been pre-installed on many of the company's Galaxy phones and tablets equipped with S Pen styluses, but the app has never had the expansive features of more mainstream drawing/art apps like SketchBook by AutoDesk or Krita. That's finally changing, as Samsung PENUP has received a significant update. Samsung PENUP version 3.6.00.15 includes...