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[Update: Small Rollout] Twitter plans to allow users to limit who can reply to tweets

CES 2020 is well underway and Twitter’s director of product management, Suzanne Xie, has unveiled some new changes that are coming to the platform later this year. These changes all primarily focus on conversations that you can have on the platform and aim to prevent bullying and harassment. The biggest change relates to "conversation participants."...

Skagen’s Falster 3 smartwatch sports a trendy design, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, and 1GB RAM

Wear OS may not be a super popular smartwatch platform, but it does have some big names behind it. One of the brands that is most responsible for pumping out solid Wear OS smartwatches is Fossil. Skagen is a subsidiary of Fossil, and the Skagen brand has also been behind some very nice looking smartwatches....

Hands-on with the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook – Two High-End Laptops with Chrome OS

While smartphones tend to get a lot of attention at CES, the show typically has many, many more laptops. This year, we saw a couple of high-end Chrome OS laptops from ASUS and Samsung at the show. These two manufacturers have built some of the best Chromebooks over the last few years. The ASUS Chromebook...

HiSense made a color e-ink screen for smartphones that’s better suited elsewhere

At CES 2020, which just concluded last week, we saw a lot of breakthrough new technologies, devices, and developments. From smartphones to foldable devices to weird things such as human-like AI, it was definitely a unique event, which tells us a lot about how technology will look in 2020. Lots of experimental technology, such as...

Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 Hands-on: Mid-Range Smartphone Winners

Last year, Samsung managed to put out some amazing flagship smartphones. But something that often goes unmentioned is that they also doubled down in the midrange and low-end spectrum of the market. Samsung's midrange strategy, which included different smartphone lines such as the Galaxy J and Galaxy A-lines of smartphones, just wasn't cutting it anymore....

Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite Hands-on: Samsung’s Answer to OnePlus and Xiaomi

Samsung kicked off the month by officially announcing the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Despite what you may think by the names, these two phones are actually very similar. Samsung is aiming to take on the OnePlus 7 and Xiaomi Mi 9s of the world with these more affordable, yet still respectable,...

LG will try to make its mobile business profitable by next year

LG's smartphone division has been a thorn in their side for years, hemorrhaging money seemingly no matter what the company tries to do. Gimmick after gimmick hasn't saved them, and even a desperate attempt at launching a software update center in order to roll out frequent updates proved fruitless. At CES, however, the company feels...

Verizon plans to offer 20 5G devices in 2020

5G is one of the biggest buzzwords in technology these days. Every tech company wants a piece of the pie, whether that means building 5G capable smartphones, hotspots, PCs, etc.. We saw some early 5G smartphones last year, like the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G or LG V50 ThinQ 5G. What those phones have in common...

[Update 2: 400-500k] Samsung says it has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold devices

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is undoubtedly one of the most interesting phones of 2019. There is no arguing it is a breathtaking phone that truly represents what the future will hold. That bleeding-edge tech comes at a price, though, retailing at $1,980 in the US, it's one of the most expensive phones on the market....

Intel expands its Project Athena program to include high-end Chromebooks

About five years, if you were in the market to buy a sleek new laptop, there's a good chance a salesperson tried to lure you into buying an ultrabook. While the term "Ultrabook" has been thrown around loosely over the last few years in reference to thin, light, and powerful laptops, it was actually coined...

QuietPoint ATH-ANC300TW are Audio-Technica’s attempt at wireless earbuds with noise cancellation

Following the launch of the Apple AirPods, more and more Android manufacturers have jumped onto the truly wireless earphone trend. Over the last few months, Razer unveiled the Hammerhead wireless earbuds, Realme launched the Buds Air, and OPPO launched the Enco Free. But it isn't only smartphone manufacturers that are cashing in on the trend....

Huami unveils the Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch, Amazfit Bip S fitness tracker, and Amazfit PowerBuds and ZenBuds wireless earbuds

Just like all the previous models, Huami is making the Mi Band 5 for Xiaomi. But besides making Mi Bands, Huami has assembled a decent portfolio of its own and that comprises several smart fitness trackers in the Amazfit lineup. We recently reviewed the Amazfit GTR and the Apple Watch-lookalike Amazfit GTS and really liked...