MWC 2020: Here’s what to expect from the show (Updated Jan. 31)

Update, January 31, 2020 (12:30 PM ET): We’ve updated the article to reflect HMD Global’s MWC plans. The company has sent out media invites for a launch event happening on February 23. You can read all about it in the original article below. What is MWC? Mobile World Congress is one…

Yeah, Motion Sense is just a gimmick, but I still want it on the Pixel 5

I rarely buy new technology for myself. That’s partly because I work for a website that sends me technology to review, and partly because I don’t like spending money too often. But I ended up purchasing the Pixel 4 XL on launch day because (among other reasons) I was genuinely…

This week in Apple: iOS 14 could come to lots of iPhones, Neil Young talks smack

This week in Apple news we heard a rumor that iOS 14 could land on a lot more iPhones than originally anticipated. If the rumor is true, iOS 14 will hit every iPhone that iOS 13 hit, which would be quite noteworthy. Elsewhere, we heard Neil Young talking smack about…

Deal: Save 43% on the highly-rated Sennheiser RS120 Headphones

You don’t need to be an audiophile to be familiar with Sennheiser. Now you don’t have to break the bank to experience the quality of the sound either. You can leave wires behind and take advantage of 43% savings on the Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Headphones from Amazon. These headphones are…

Huawei Mate X2 could fold inward, as it probably should have in the first place

Although it’s incredibly difficult to get a Huawei Mate X anywhere outside of China, that won’t stop the company from eventually releasing a Huawei Mate X2, probably sometime in 2020. Judging from some newly-leaked patents (via 91Mobiles), the Mate X2 might be more like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. What we…

Deal: Get the 512GB Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for just $636

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is still a powerful smartphone, only marginally behind the Note 10 in terms of specs. The larger-capacity model is on offer from Amazon right now for $636, unlocked and ready to roll. Given that it would have set you back $1,250 less than 18 months…

Crazy idea: Maybe Huawei should permanently abandon official Android

Opinion post by C. Scott Brown Yesterday, a pretty big rumor dropped. During a press conference, a Huawei representative said that the company won’t pursue using the official version of Android with Google services if and when the Huawei ban ends. Instead, Huawei’s Android ambitions would be focused on its…

How to legally watch Super Bowl LIV for free and in 4K! (Update for Roku users)

Update, January 31, 2020 (04:00 PM ET): If you own a Roku-based TV, or use a Roku-based streaming device, you might need to make some extra arrangements to watch Super Bowl LIV for free. Because of a carrier dispute between Roku and Fox, all of the Fox-based Roku apps will…

Huawei leaves Apple behind as it becomes second-largest OEM in 2019

According to a new report by Counterpoint Research, Apple sold more smartphones in Q4 2019 than any other manufacturer. But Apple’s success couldn’t stop Huawei from passing it to become the second-largest OEM in 2019. Samsung remains top dog overall, but Huawei keeps inching closer every year. Huawei’s overall 2019…

Google Home Preview Program update bricks some devices (Update: Fix is here)

Update, January 30, 2020 (03:50 PM ET): It looks like Google is rolling out a fix now to the Google Home Preview Program issue described in the article below. Google gave Android Police the following statement: We’ve resolved a server configuration issue that caused a small number of people to have…