Realize your Galaxy Z Fold 5's full potential with these great accessories
Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 5 was unveiled at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, and the successor to the Z Fold 4 is one of the best Android phones of the year with its refreshed hinge design and updated processor.
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The ultimate goal with any smart home setup is simple. You want your home to work for you instead of you against it. There are plenty of devices that can help to make this happen, but none can help take your smart home automation to the next level quite like a presence sensor.
Another big upgrade to a tiny drone
Hot on the heels of the new Air 3, DJI is back with a major revision to the smallest member of its camera drone lineup. The Mini 4 Pro is another significant upgrade to the previous generation, including a dual native ISO sensor with more capabilities, enhanced transmission system, and support for software features previously only available with the Mavic series.
Trinity Engine? HyperBoost? Fluid Cloud? It's not a fifth Matrix movie — it's an OS update
Although we're still counting the minutes until Google launches a stable build of Android 14, other OEMs aren't waiting for an official release to show off their own customizations. We've already seen what Samsung's bringing to the table with One UI, and today, it's time for OnePlus to show off what OxygenOS 14 looks like. Unsurprisingly, its software is more influenced by Oppo than ever before, and anyone hoping for that to change with this year's upgrade might need to look elsewhere for their smartphone needs.
Give your smartwatch a classic look with these great bands
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will undoubtedly provide you with one of the best Android smartwatch experiences out there, especially if you're a fan of Samsung's previous Galaxy Watch designs. However, if you're going to sport this classic watch design, you'll need to incorporate a great band to go with it. That's why we've put together this selection of our favorite Watch 6 Classic bands to help you stand out from the crowd.
Both offer great tracking experiences, but the ScanWatch 2 does enough to justify the price
Hybrid smartwatches are an attractive option for many people. You get most of the health-tracking benefits of the best smartwatches but also the aesthetic and flexibility of an analog watch. It’s a combination that works well in a more formal setting or if you just prefer the look of an old-school watch on your wrist.
Chromebooks come in many shapes and sizes, and here's how to pick the right one on sale this October
The holiday shopping spree is creeping up once again, and it all starts with Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, AKA the deal event formerly known as Prime Early Access Sale. This official-unofficial kickoff to the early Black Friday season — yes, Black Friday is no longer a day; it's an entire godforsaken season — will bring deals on anything and everything under the sun, including some of our favorite Chromebooks. Most deals are still a ways off, but there are a few early sales we've spotted, and our eyes are peeled for plenty more with price histories perfectly memorized.
There are lots of VPN options out there, and these are the absolute best ones.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is one of the simplest and quickest ways to improve online privacy. There are plenty of ways to prevent Google from accessing your data, but these methods don't help against malicious third parties and hackers. VPNs prevent these third parties from accessing your device's location and IP address, keeping your internet connection secure. They also prevent your ISP (internet service provider) from monitoring your devices.
It’s still unclear if the Google Pixel 8 series will see higher prices across the board
Google’s October 4 launch event is approaching fast, and thus, the Google Pixel 8 leaks are pouring in like crazy. We’ve only recently learned all about the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro’s camera and specs, and we’ve seen two sources claim different US prices for the upcoming Google devices, slated to become some of the best phones you can get. Another leaker has now published potential UK prices, and they corroborate the bad news we’re in for in the US.
A leak also details all the specs of Google's upcoming phone lineup
The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro have leaked extensively in the last few months, revealing many of their key features and upgrades. With the official unveiling of the phones less than 10 days away, leaks and rumors surrounding the Pixels are coming from all directions. Over the weekend, a report detailed all the new camera features of Google's upcoming Pixels, including a Pro camera mode, Night Sight for Video, and more. Another rumor revealed the pricing of the two phones. Now, a new leak has detailed the complete specs of the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, including software support for a whopping 7 years.
Can you have a heart-to-heart with a soulless voice?
The Android Police podcast may need a name change. And no, The Vergecast is taken. But for a show that delves into the profundity of notions such as the phases of smartphone design and the uncanny valley that is a conversation with a voice assistant, we also get to inject bits of "Her" and "Short Circuit" into the mix. So there's that. We've got chat about the Fitbit Charge 6, Pixel 8a, Amazon's hidden Fire HD 10 and a whole smattering of in-between bits that we just can't stay away from. This is our longest episode yet in this iteration and the show notes go to reflect it. Get ready for some links, buddy.
Overwhelmed by Pixel Buds Pro case choices? This collection has the top options.
Owners of Pixel Buds Pros, some of the best wireless earbuds around, recognize sonic excellence when they hear it. The wireless earbuds are packed with generations of technological innovation, layered with electronics that clarify immersive sound while delivering superior ANC. To safeguard those highly rated audio drivers, plus your buds' attractive looks, there’s the wireless charging case. To protect that case and the high-fidelity functions inside, a second layer of shielding is needed. This collection showcases some of the finest carrying cases, products that protect while delivering a touch of personal style.
From the fanciest of foldables to the barest of budget phones, these are the deals to watch
Amazon's officially back on its deal tidal waves, preparing for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, taking place October 10-11. This is the third year of this event, which was called "Prime Early Access Sale" in 2021 and 2022. While phone sales seem to never end throughout the year, Big Deal Days will serve as the unofficial kickoff of the two-month "Holiday Shopping Season" deal-a-palooza, and it will serve as the best time to buy a phone between now and the actual November 24 Black Friday.
These best Garmin smartwatches for women are slim and lightweight without sacrificing the features you love
When it comes to fit, improper sizing can make a smartwatch feel clunky, even snagging on clothing or the occasional door handle. It can also prevent features like health and fitness tracking from working when the sensors cannot rest on your wrist properly. That's less than ideal, especially after shelling out the dough for one. To help tailor tech to women, manufacturers began crafting smartwatches to accommodate a woman’s wrist size and style preferences.
Here's how to watch Miami try to continue the perfect start to the 23-24 NFL season
With a ton of NFL action this weekend, you won't want to miss the third-week matchup between the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins because the two teams are coming into the matchup with very different mindsets.
You'll probably be paying more for the Pixel 8, but the Pixel 8 Pro remains a big question mark
As is usual for Google's pre-release hype cycle, we've seen no shortage of leaks and rumors surrounding the Pixel 8 series. Set for its official debut on October 4th, we've learned nearly everything there is to know about the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro — save for its price tags. From refreshed designs and colors to new photo modes, it's what Google's latest devices will cost you that have, so far, eluded us. It seems that, with just over a week to go, that's no longer true, as a pair of dueling rumors are giving us some insight into Google's pricing plans.
Keep an eye on what's keeping an eye on you
Bluetooth trackers like the Apple AirTag are meant to make your life easier by helping you find your keys, purse, luggage, and more through crowdsourced finding networks. Due to their small size, Bluetooth trackers can be easily lost or misplaced. Plus, they can be misused by thieves and stalkers to track your location and belongings without your knowledge.
Turn back the clock
The Chinese smartphone industry is pretty crowded, with BBK enjoying a decent chunk of the market thanks to its subsidiaries like Oppo and Vivo, among others. Electric car manufacturer Nio is now throwing its hat in the ring with an EV-centric phone known simply as the Nio Phone. This new launch is seen as the company slowly turning its focus toward high-end phones in the midst of its poor showing in the highly competitive Chinese EV business.
Google's AutoML Vision has helped train visual AI across industries: Here's how it works, what's replacing it, and more
Google has recently begun offering a large suite of AI tools to everyday businesses and ambitious software products that use Google platforms, perhaps from a capable Chromebook. One interesting example in the past few years is Google Cloud's AutoML Vision. This tool to create image analysis models may soon shut down for Vertex AI's rollout. However, you can still learn how it works and how to prepare data, which will be invaluable when using Google's similar future services. Let's look at the details.
No matter what sort of workout you’re planning or where your activities take you, there’s a Fitbit for every lifestyle
Fitbit wasn’t the first company in the fitness tracker game, but they so effectively defined their niche that their name is almost synonymous with fitness trackers. The brand first hit store shelves in 2009 with a simple movement tracker that clipped onto clothing. Since then, the product lineup has evolved to offer a range of fitness trackers and smartwatches. There’s a Fitbit for every lifestyle, and this guide will help you find it.