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How Qualcomm is Improving the Camera Experiences on Android Phones with its Spectra ISPs

As the maker of system-on-chips (SoCs) that power much of the world's smartphones and wearables, US-based Qualcomm is undoubtedly one of the giants of the chip maker industry. The Snapdragon line of SoCs, for example, is used by nearly every major Android device maker for flagship, mid-range, and budget smartphones. Qualcomm gets plaudits every year...

Huawei MatePad Pro Review: A Premium Tablet made better with Google Apps

Chinese tech giant Huawei has been caught at the center of the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Since the trade ban went into effect, Huawei's latest offerings don't feature Google apps and services out of the box. That includes Huawei's current flagship tablet model, the Huawei MatePad Pro, which is unfortunate because it...

Best Samsung Galaxy Phones For Any Budget Or Need (October 2020)

Samsung is the world's largest smartphone maker by market share, with a loyal fanbase, for good reason. The South Korean tech giant produces some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world, but they also have a diverse range of products that fill every need. So whether your budget differs from the average consumer, or...

The Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are only good value if you live in the US

The Google Pixel 5 is official. I haven't had the chance to test it yet, but I'm sure all the things people loved about the previous Pixels — a camera powered by the best-in-class computational photography technology and the truest, most up-to-date version of Android — will also apply to the Pixel 5, meaning these...

Win a Google Pixel 4a [Open to all Countries]

The Google Pixel 4a is one of the newest Pixel phones from Google in 2020. This 5.81" phone has an OLED display at a 1080x2340p resolution. The Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There's a 13MP back camera and an 8MP selfie camera for taking amazing...

Increasing Graphics Performance while Reducing Complexity with HUAWEI CG Kit

The area of computer graphics (CG) research is extensive. Not only is it about exploring new ways to generate and present images through computation and algorithms, but there is also the study of principles behind how these images can be viewed consecutively to portray a sense of motion. At Huawei, their vision is to bring...

Best Google Pixel 5 Deals: Where to pre-order Google’s new flagship

Offering a 6-inch, OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and 8GB RAM, you'll be able to watch anything you like and it'll be smooth and stutter-free. You'll even be able to play games without any issue. Couple that with impressive front and rear cameras and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, you have a device that...

Watch Google announce the Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, and new Chromecast and Nest devices!

Today is September 30th, the date that Google set for its "Launch Night In" event. The event starts in under 1 hour, and we're expecting to see Google announce 2 new Pixel phones, 1 new Chromecast, and 1 new smart speaker. Thanks to leaks, official teasers from Google, and retailers breaking street date, we know...

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Hands-on Preview: 144Hz Screen is so Smooth

I have always been a fan of Xiaomi phones. In the past, the adoration was mostly value-driven: the company's hardware wasn't quite at the level of big dogs like Samsung and Huawei, but the devices were significantly cheaper than the competition that I had no choice but to admire them for their value. My logic...

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review: Tasty design with room for improvement

There are only so many ways you can do something uniquely; after a point, you're bound to make a repetition that could cause your product to start resembling some of the key characteristics for that established product segment. Smartphones are rectangular glass slabs, laptops are slabs with keyboards, and truly wireless earbuds are either circular...

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Review – The Smartwatch Upgrade That Wear OS Needs

It's been over 6 years since Android came to wearables, and yet smartwatches running Google's Wear OS only account for 10% of the total smartwatch market. With Google themselves declining to launch their own smartwatch, Mobvoi and Fossil have been the two standard-bearers for Wear OS smartwatches. The two brands have done everything they could...

Samsung Galaxy M51 Review: The New Benchmark for Battery Life in Smartphones

Not too long ago, Samsung was ceding a lot of ground to China-based smartphone vendors such as Xiaomi and Realme in the budget, lower mid-range, and upper mid-range segments of the smartphone market. In 2017 and 2018, the company lost its position as the top smartphone vendor in India to Xiaomi, and it hasn't regained...