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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.

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro now support 5G on Verizon and Visible

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro were finally revealed earlier this week, but one problem with both models launching in the U.S. is incomplete 5G support. As we noted in our review of the OnePlus 9 Pro, the pair of phones are fully compatible with T-Mobile's 5G network but not the next-gen networks on AT&T...

Slack might add Clubhouse-style audio rooms and Stories, for some reason

Slack, the business-focused messaging application used by millions, has been rapidly expanding its feature set over the past few months. It now seems the company is looking to implement more functionality currently popular with social media platforms, including elements from Clubhouse and other apps. According to a report from Protocol, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield talked about...

Paranoid Android releases Android 11 builds for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Mix 3, 8 Pro, and 8 Explorer Edition

Paranoid Android is one of the longest-running custom ROM projects, and even though the team has had a few breaks over the years, Paranoid Android is still a popular choice for modders. The ROM currently offers Android 11 testing builds for select devices, and now four more phones have joined the party. Paranoid Android 'Ruby' builds,...

Xiaomi could be working on a ‘POCO M2 Reloaded’

Xiaomi's POCO-branded phones have been a hit in India (and some other regions), as they often carry decent specifications at bargain-bin prices. The POCO M2 was released in India only a few months ago, specifically in September 2020, and now it seems a re-release under the name "POCO M2 Reloaded" may be on the way. Kacper...

Fairphone 2 from 2015 now receiving official update to Android 9 Pie

Fairphone has been producing Android phones since 2013, with a focus on repairability and lower environmental impact. The company dedicated itself to supporting its devices for a long as possible, and now the Fairphone 2 is receiving a major software update more than five years after it was first released. "This year is a milestone for us,...

Hulu’s Android TV app finally allows 1080p streaming on NVIDIA SHIELD TV

Hulu has never seemed to pay much attention to Android TV devices. Hulu's Android TV app finally received an overhaul in 2019, with the same updated interface that other platforms already had, but there was still one frustrating limitation: many devices were stuck playing content at 720p. No, really. For years, Hulu subscribers have complained that...

Intel will soon produce chips for other companies, including ARM and RISC-V hardware

Intel has been struggling with its manufacturing capabilities for years, especially with its efforts to produce CPUs on a more-efficient 7nm architecture. However, Intel today announced a massive expansion in its manufacturing plans, which involves outsourcing some designs to other plants and becoming a factory for chips designed by other companies. The company's CEO Pat Gelsinger...

Qualcomm may be working on a Nintendo Switch clone with Android

The Nintendo Switch has been an incredible success, so much so that it has spawned many look-alike devices from countless manufacturers. Interestingly, it looks like the next Nintendo Switch clone may be coming from Qualcomm, producer of the chipsets found in most flagship Android devices. Android Police reported earlier today that Qualcomm is planning to release...

Samsung’s Chromebook 4 lineup is on sale, starting at just $200

Samsung doesn't produce as many different Chromebook models as companies like HP and Asus, but its Chromebook 4 lineup includes some of the best budget Chromebooks currently available. Now you can get all versions of the Samsung Chromebook 4, with either 11.6 or 15.6-inch screens, for $30 off the usual prices from B&H Photo. The cheapest...

TWRP officially arrives on four new devices, including Galaxy A10 and POCO X2

TeamWin Recovery Project, more widely known by its TWRP abbreviation, is the most popular custom recovery software for Android devices. TWRP allows you to do everything from flash custom ROMs to creating full backups, all in a few taps. The team behind the project just released a minor update a few days ago, and now...

Latest Moto 360 now receiving major Wear OS H-MR2 update

Motorola gave up on designing smartwatches years ago, but the Moto 360 product line lives on. eBuyNow released a new Moto 360-branded watch in January of 2020, which used Google's Wear OS operating system with few changes. There's now some good news for anyone with a newer Moto 360 watch — it's finally getting the...