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Samsung Galaxy S11 will almost certainly be powered by this 5G chip

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

All signs are pointing to the Samsung Galaxy S11 being a 5G phone without requiring users to buy a separate, more expensive 5G variant of the forthcoming handset.

We can now say this with confidence because Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 865 chipset on December 4 at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, and it'll be coupled with a 5G modem. Because the Galaxy S10 used the Snapdragon 855, the Galaxy S9 had the Snapdragon 845 and so on, the Galaxy S11 will almost certainly have the 865.… Read the full article

Snapdragon 865: phones list, specs and 5G capabilities

By | December 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Snapdragon 865 chipset is 'loaded with 5G,' according to Qualcomm, and it's ready to power the next round flagship-level Android smartphones starting in early 2020.

It'll almost certainly be found at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S11, Note 11, LG G9, OnePlus 8, Google Pixel 5 and so on, although the official Snapdragon 865 phones list will have to wait – likely until MWC 2020. Mid-range phones gunning for higher performance will likely pick the Snapdragon 765, also just introduced by Qualcomm, but top-tier Android phones will almost surely opt for the Snapdragon 865.… Read the full article

New Android flagship phones in 2020 will use the Snapdragon 865 5G chipset

By | December 3rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

New Android phones haven’t been announced for 2020, but the chip that’s likely to power many of them has been named.

The Snapdragon 865 chipset was officially announced by Qualcomm at its annual Snapdragon Summit, with the company noting that it’ll focus on 5G and AI capabilities.

The specifics about the performance and feature-set of this 7nm chipset – pictured to be smaller than a penny – are still being kept under wraps. However we know it’ll take advantage of the new Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, which Qualcomm touts as the world’s most advanced 5G platform.… Read the full article

Apple picking: iPhone maker announces its favorite 2019 apps, games and podcasts

By | December 3rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple is picking winners from its software and entertainment ecosystem, which was bursting with content in 2019, partly due to the debut of Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus.

The Cupertino firm is now spotlighting the best apps, games, podcasts, and even big trends through a new celebratory showcase dubbed the 'App Store's Best of 2019'.

With Best of 2019, the company's App Store editorial team is touting its favorites on each hardware platform, from the iPhone and iPad to Mac and Apple TV.… Read the full article

The iPad Pro 11 is $150 off in a secret Cyber Monday deal

By | December 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

There's a tremendous iPad Pro 11 Cyber Monday deal at Best Buy for $150 off the MSRP, however, most people won't notice the price drop. That's good news for anyone who wants the iPad Pro at its all-time low price. 

This almost secret deal for the iPad Pro 11 64GB is just $649.99 at Best Buy, making it an an extremely rare Apple deal. Yes, it's from late 2018, but this is still Apple's latest Pro model, and the Cyber Monday deal comes in space gray and silver colors.… Read the full article

The best smart scale is only $50 for Cyber Monday at Best Buy

By | December 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We've tested the best smart scales in 2019, and good news: our top-rated pick is now on sale for half off, instantly making it one of Best Buy's most tempting Cyber Monday deals.

The Withings Body+ Composition Wi-Fi Scale is just $50 and ready to give your 2020 an uplift by tracking your weight loss progress – or your weight gain. It also has the ability to calculate your BMI, muscle mass, and water percentage.

All of this data is sent to the Withings app using your home's Wi-Fi network, allowing you to see your ups and downs over time.… Read the full article

This PS4 Pro price drop to $299 is still in stock for Best Buy’s Black Friday

By | November 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The PS4 Pro bundle price drop for Black Friday 2019 that we wrote about over the weekend has now sold out at Walmart, but thankfully it's now available at Best Buy for the same excellent price.

We're recommending the PS4 Pro bundle with Call of Duty Modern Warfare at $299.99, which is the same as another deal without the free game (value: another $59.99. Since the Sony console alone costs $399.99 normally, it all adds up to the typical price of $459.98, so $299.99 puts it in a very different space when you're considering Christmas presents.… Read the full article

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This Amazon Echo Dot deal for $0.99 will make you think it’s Black Friday

By | October 26th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Amazon Echo Dot is so cheap on Amazon right now that you may swear that it's Black Friday or Cyber Monday. We checked with Alexa – that's just not the case.

The 3rd gen Echo Dot is $0.99 on Amazon in the US, with the caveat that you have to sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited for one month, which costs  $7.99 alone.

So, even if you don't really want Music Unlimited, you're paying a total of $8.98 for a smart speaker that typically costs $25 when on sale and $49.99 as its official MSRP.… Read the full article

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The Current War review: Edison vs Westinghouse rivalry shows things haven’t changed

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Before Musk, Bezos and Zuckerberg, there was Edison, Westinghouse and Tesla – and The Current War captures the magic of these 19th century inventors. It’s a movie about the advent of electric currents and their ambitious inventors. Ironically, it almost didn’t see the light of day.

The Current War, set in the 1880s and ‘90s, surrounds the controversies between Thomas Edison’s DC current  and George Westinghouse’s AC current. The film was supposed to debut two years ago through distributor The Weinstein Company, only to be mired in modern day controversy and put on hiatus due to the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations.… Read the full article

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I want the new Amazon Echo Dot, but I’ve been conditioned to wait until Black Friday

By | September 26th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The new Amazon Echo Dot with Clock is the smart speaker I want in my tiny New York City apartment. It's small, yet stylish, packs decent sound, has Alexa built-in, and now it shines an LED clock through the fabric sides.

It remains affordable, too, except… I'm certain it'll be cheaper for Black Friday 2019

I've become so conditioned to Amazon Black Friday sales, when Amazon slashes the retail prices of its Echo speakers. In fact, its entire range of Amazon-branded tech and appliances typically see price drops from mid-November to early December.… Read the full article

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