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.

Google says its Tensor chip is 80% faster than the Pixel 5’s CPU

Google has been talking about its new 'Tensor' System-on-a-Chip for a while now, but we've been in the dark regarding specific details. Today is the launch day for the Pixel 6, the first device powered by Google Tensor, and Google has finally revealed technical details about the chip. Google is calling Tensor the best hardware innovation...

Get the Galaxy Tab S7 FE for $450 ($80 off), or the Tab A 8.0 for $130 ($70 off)

Samsung is one of the few manufacturers that actually tries with Android tablets. The company released its new Galaxy Tab S7 series earlier this year, including a new 'Fan Edition' model that serves as a mid-range alternative. Now you can get the Galaxy Tab S7 FE for $450 at multiple retail stores, a discount of...

Google is improving the Stadia Controller experience on Android TV

Google Stadia is a streaming service that aims to bring you all the games you want, wherever you want. It has had a mixed track record since its introduction, but the service has improved significantly over the past few months. Stadia finally arrived on Android TV in June, and a new app teardown on the...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 drops to new all-time low price of $850 ($150 off)

Samsung released the Galaxy Z Flip 3 only two months ago, as the second iteration of the company's clamshell-style folding screen design (there was no Z Fold 2). It's one of the best folding phones around, especially considering the starting price of $1,000 was lower than most of the competition, and now you can pick...

Google publishes Play Protect as separate app for quicker updates

Google Play Protect has been a core security component in Android for several years, acting as an equivalent to Windows Defender and other anti-malware services. It scans installed applications (even those from outside the Play Store) for possible harmful software, and like most Google services on Android, it has been updated through the massive Play...

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones now just $248, the lowest price yet ($102 off)

Sony produces some of the best wireless headphones around, especially models with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). The company released a new model last year, the WH-1000XM4, which promptly became one of the best noise-cancelling headphones available. There have been a few sales since then, but now there's a $102 discount at multiple retailers, bringing the...

Lenovo Smart Clock returns to all-time low price of $35

The Lenovo Smart Clock arrived in 2019 as the first smart clock with Google Assistant. It’s somewhere between a smart speaker and a smart display in functionality, with a customizable clock face and some touchscreen/video features. It dropped to $35 a week ago, but if you missed out on that sale, it's back at Best...

Bose QuietComfort ANC earbuds drop to all-time low price of $199 ($80 off)

Bose might not be the first company that comes to mind for true wireless earbuds, but Bose's long history in premium audio shouldn't be ignored. The Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds (what a name!) was released last year as a full-featured alternative to the AirPods Pro and other premium ANC earbuds, and now it's on...

Amazon’s Echo Show 8 is at an all-time low of $100 today ($30 off)

Smart displays are still a new product category, combining the design and interfaces of tablets with the ease-of-use and always-on nature of smart speakers. Amazon updated its Echo Show 8 smart display earlier this year with a few hardware improvements, and now it is on sale for $99.99. That's a discount of $30 from the...

Get a Google Nest Audio or Nest Hub for just $80 today ($20 off)

Google sells a few different smart speakers at the moment. There's the compact audio-only Nest Mini, the Nest Audio with improved sound quality, the Nest Hub with a touchscreen, and the larger Nest Hub Max. Now you can get either a Nest Audio speaker or the latest Nest Hub for $80, a savings of $20...

[Update: Statement] Verizon-owned Visible network suffers suspected data breach

Visible is a "digital" carrier owned by Verizon, with a greater emphasis on fair pricing and shared plans. The company has gained popularity for its relatively low pricing for unlimited data plans, and earlier this year, Visible introduced 5G service and eSIM support. However, Visible subscribers are now experiencing something a lot less fun than...

Samsung’s next Unpacked event is set for October 20

Samsung's product lineup has seemingly been all over the place this year, between the back-and-forth speculation about a possible Galaxy S21 FE to the possible replacement of the Galaxy Note line. That's why many have been waiting for Samsung to set a date for its next 'Galaxy Unpacked' live event, and today, Samsung did just...