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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.

Carriers agree to start sharing vertical location data for 911 calls

Calling 9-1-1 in the United States (and many other countries) sends the caller's location to emergency services, so the dispatcher can send assistance as quickly as possible. However, the location data isn't perfect — most notably, it doesn't include the caller's vertical location, an important factor in taller buildings. The three major carriers in the...

Walmart will officially release its first Android TV devices next week

Walmart sells various tech products under its own "Onn." brand, most of which are cables, adapters, and other accessories. However, the company has also ventured into producing Android tablets, and it has also been working on two Android TV devices. The super-cheap TV dongle and box have now been confirmed to arrive sometime next week. Last...

Get 12 months of PlayStation Plus for only $45 right now ($15 off)

Ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony has required an active PlayStation Plus subscription to play most games online. The service also provides select PlayStation 4 games on a monthly basis at no extra cost, and some exclusive sales and discounts. The 12-month option normally goes for $60, but for a limited time,...

Razer’s top iPhone controller is $18 off right now

The Razer Kishi is one of the best game controllers you can get right now for a smartphone. It attaches to the back and sides of phones, transforming them into a Nintendo Switch-like design with dual analog joysticks, trigger buttons, and more. We loved the Android version, and now the iPhone model is down to...

Samsung reveals the Galaxy A22 5G, its cheapest 5G phone yet

Samsung sells many different budget phones, and slowly but surely, 5G is tricking down the ladder. The company brought five Galaxy A-series phones to the United States back in April, and now Samsung has announced two more models in the A-series: the Galaxy A22 and Galaxy A22 5G. Like most other A-series devices, Samsung is...

Target will run its own Prime Day sale this month, called ‘Deal Days’

Amazon announced yesterday that it will hold its yearly 'Prime Day' sale on June 21 and 22, just three weeks from now. The company's influence over online shopping has led to other companies running similar promotions at the same time, and now U.S. retailer Target has announced its own sale event: 'Deal Days.' "Target’s biggest digital...

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Review: The King of Budget 5G Phones in 2021

The Galaxy A50 series has been one of Samsung's bestsellers over the past few years. Priced in the $400-$500 range, it's the perfect middle ground between super cheap phones and expensive flagships. While devices like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip were making headlines during 2020, last year's Galaxy A51 was outselling...

LG Pay shuts down this year, leaving LG phones without magstripe payment support

LG announced in April that it was leaving the smartphone business, following years of poor hardware sales. The company promised that it would continue to support its existing phones with Android updates and security fixes, but at least one feature on some of its smartphones won't be around much longer: LG Pay. The shutdown might...

Google’s wireless Pixel Buds are now on sale for $80 off

Google released its first true wireless earbuds in 2019, the second-gen Pixel Buds (the first generation had a cord between the earbuds). They were successful enough that Google is working on a sequel, but in the meantime, the current Pixel Buds are back on sale. Now you can get them for $99.99 from Verizon's website,...

Get the Logitech ERGO wireless trackball mouse for just $41 right now

Ergonomic mice are great options for anyone concerned about pain and fatigue in the wrist or arms. Trackball mice are especially great for avoiding wrist problems, as you don't have to move your hands at all to use them — only your thumb. Now you can get Logitech's ERGO M575 trackball mouse for just $40.99...

Mozilla releases Firefox 89 update with new ‘Proton’ design

Mozilla has overhauled Firefox's design a few times in the past decade, most notably with the 'Australis' look in 2014 (with the large back button and Chrome-like tabs) and the 'Photon' redesign in 2017. Firefox 89 starts rolling out today on desktop and mobile platforms, and it features yet another visual update, nicknamed 'Proton.' The latest...

Walmart plans to sell its own absurdly-cheap Android TV streaming stick

Like many other retail stores, Walmart sells various tech products and accessories (most of which are ODM designs) under its own "Onn." brand, alongside products from more well-known brands like Apple, Google, Roku, and so on. The company sells Onn-branded cables, accessories, and even Android tablets, but now Walmart is gearing up to release its...