Posts From Corbin Davenport

Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer. Check out what he's up to at corbin.io.

Chromebooks with AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs reportedly coming soon, but they might be too late

Even though there have been a few Chromebooks with AMD Ryzen processors, most are still using Intel or MediaTek chipsets, and CES 2022 came and went without any new Ryzen models. However, not only is a new high-end AMD Chromebook on the way, but it might be using the more recent Ryzen 5000 family of...

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go with 256GB storage now on sale for $200 off

The Surface Laptop Go was intended as a slightly-cheaper alternative to Microsoft's lineup of Surface Laptop models, while keeping most of the features people want in an ultrabook. Now you can get the high-end option with 256GB model for $699.99 at Amazon, a savings of $200 from the original price. That's not quite as low...

Tamagotchi meets Pokémon Go in Niantic Labs’ upcoming ‘Peridots’ game

Niantic Labs started out as a division of Google working on the mobile augmented reality (AR) game Ingress, but after becoming an independent company in 2015, the company focused on AR games based on third-party media franchises (like Pokémon Go). Niantic today revealed its first original game since Ingress and Ingress Prime, called Peridot. Niantic wrote in...

Samsung Keyboard’s new update might reduce your typos

Samsung Keyboard has been the default keyboard on Galaxy smartphones and tablets for years, but for most of that time, it hasn't been all that great compared to Gboard and other alternatives. The keyboard has been slowly improving, though, and now Samsung is rolling out another update that might reduce your typos. Samsung Keyboard version 5.4.70.25...

IMDb TV has a new (but still terrible) name: Amazon Freevee

Amazon has had its own free (ad-supported) streaming service for a few years now, called IMDb TV. Amazon also owns the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), so tying it in with a streaming service probably sounded like a good idea on paper, but in reality, there wasn't much connecting the two. Now the streaming service has...

Baseus Blade 100W Power Bank Review: Charge all the things

Portable batteries have always been helpful, but as more (and larger) devices migrate to the USB Power Delivery charging standard, batteries have become even more invaluable for travel and backup. Power banks with a high enough charge rate can now be used with many modern laptops, in addition to the usual mix of tablets, smartphones,...

Apple AirPods 3 are back to $150 ($29 off) at Amazon

The Apple AirPods 3, also known as the 3rd Generation AirPods, was released late last year with an updated design inspired by the more-expensive AirPods Pro. Apple has dropped the price to $150 at least twice already at major retailers (give or take a few cents), but if you missed out on those discounts, the third-generation...

Pixel April update randomly changed ringtone and notification sounds on some phones

Google started rolling out the latest Android security patch to its Pixel phones last week, as the first system update since the March Pixel Feature Drop (which also included Android 12L/Android 12.1). It seems like every monthly update fixes bugs and introduces new ones, and now an interesting issue has appeared: ringtone and notification sounds...

Spotify brings live audio shows to main app, renames Greenroom to Spotify Live

The social audio app Clubhouse rose to fame in late 2020 and early 2021, and it didn't take long for nearly every other messaging and social media platform to create their own version. Spotify has been working on its own audio room service for over a year, and now the company is rolling it out...

Grocery tracking might soon appear on Pixel At a Glance widget

Google has a few special software features reserved for its Pixel smartphones, and one of them is the 'At a Glance' widget. Even though a widget with the same name is available on all Android devices (provided by the Google app), the version on Pixel phones has additional integrations and a slightly-different look. If a...

Google receives FDA clearance for heart rhythm detection on Fitbit devices in U.S.

Wearable devices are adding more health tracking features all the time, but some advanced functionality requires the same certification and clearances as actual medical equipment. That can mean waiting for governments to approve a feature before it can be (officially) rolled out, and now Google-owned Fitbit has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug...

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is $500 off today

The first Microsoft Surface Duo was far from the best foldable phone around, thanks to its plentiful software bugs and older hardware. The company fixed many of those issues with the Surface Duo 2, which arrived near the end of last year, and now it's on sale for the lowest recorded price yet: $999.99 for...