AT&T’s sub-6GHz 5G network is now available across the U.S.

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The major US carriers are duking it out to offer the best 5G networks, and AT&T is, of course, one of the main contenders. While their growing 5G network doesn’t boast the same throughput as Verizon’s Ultra Wideband mmWave 5G, AT&T’s sub-6GHz provides far better coverage. Today, the carrier announced they’ve reached a big milestone. The carrier’s sub-6GHz 5G network is now available nationwide. Now, in the context of coverage, the FCC dictates that “nationwide” means more than 200 million people in the U.S. are blanketed in coverage. AT&T activated 40 new markets today, bringing the total number of covered people to 205 million (and 395 markets). So while not … Read more

Facebook Messenger is getting an App Lock and new message controls for better privacy

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User privacy isn’t one of Facebook’s strong suits, and the company has found itself embroiled in numerous privacy debacles in the recent past. However, Facebook has been taking small steps in the right direction, ever since the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined his vision for a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform last year. The latest in the list of privacy-focused changes comes in the form of a new App Lock feature and additional privacy settings for Facebook Messenger. As per a recent blog post from the company, the Facebook Messenger app is getting a new App Lock feature, which will allow users to secure their chats using their phone’s … Read more

Full Samsung Galaxy Note 20 spec leak reveals the phone won’t have a 120Hz refresh rate display

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We’re exactly two weeks away from Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event and the 5 devices they’re launching keep leaking online. Although we know that 5 devices will be announced, exactly which 5 devices will be shown off at the event are still up for debate, though we can safely rule out the Galaxy Z Flip 5G since it just got announced earlier this morning. One device we know for sure will show up at Galaxy Unpacked is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and today, we’re getting a closer look at the standard model. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Forums Yesterday, we got a full look at the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra … Read more

Vivo X50, X50 Pro and TWS Neo earbuds are now available in India: Price, Features

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Vivo X50 Series and Vivo TWS Neo are now available for purchase in India. These devices made their debut last week and can finally be purchased via various retail channels. With the X50 Series, Vivo is making a play for the premium smartphone segment but it is fully aware of the difficulties in that space. It aims to challenge the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, Apple, Samsung, Oppo and OnePlus. There are few things that work in favor of X50 Series, which is premium design but performance is something that does not show on paper. Price and Offers Vivo X50 is available in two different storage options in India. It comes … Read more

How to turn on dark mode on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

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Earlier this year, every user wanted to use dark mode on WhatsApp as it is one of the most popular messaging and video calling apps in India. That said, WhatsApp was not the only app that people wanted dark mode for and it really became a big deal. Google added support for the system-wide dark theme with Android 10 and Apple also rolled out iOS 13 with dark mode support. The dark theme is s very useful addition, especially in low-light environments. After turning on the dark mode, you basically get a black background, which is easier on your eyes. It is being claimed that the mode helps save a … Read more

Sennheiser PXC 550-ii review: Fantastic travel headphones

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In the world of noise-cancelling headphones, there’s a lot of buzz and attention around brands like Sony, Beats and Bose, but sometimes you need to take a step back and have a look at a more traditional brand. In a lot of ways, the original PXC 550 felt a lot like Sennheiser’s answer to the Bose QC35, and the second generation is an upgraded version of that. There aren’t major upgrades, but it brings a few modern day smart features, upgraded noise-cancelling and better battery life. Design Measures: 63 x 136 x 174mm / Weighs: 227g Leather-like coated padding If Sennheiser’s Momentum Wireless headphones are about premium style and sophistication, … Read more

RHA TrueConnect 2 true wireless earbuds review: Epic battery life

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As you can already deduce from the name, RHA’s TrueConnect 2 isn’t its first foray into the world of true wireless earbuds. Its first pair, the original TrueConnect, set itself a task of offering RHA-quality sound, with reliable everyday performance, and a price tag that won’t hurt your pocket. For the second-generation there haven’t been any major sweeping changes, but considerable improvements have been made to battery life, making these in-ears an easy recommendation for anyone looking to spend less-than-flagship money on a pair of earbuds that won’t let you down. First-gen looks Weight: 6g per earbud IP55 water/dust resistant rating Flip case with USB Type-C charging One of the … Read more

Sony WH-CH710N headphones review: Noise-cancelling on a budget

One of the great things about technology advancing is that, often, features that used to be reserved for high-end and expensive devices eventually trickles down to the more affordable category. One such technology in the world of headphones is active (or adaptive) noise-cancelling. In its CH710N pair of over ear headphones, Sony has included an algorithm driven noise-cancelling technology, and done so in a pair of over-ears that costs a heck of a lot less than the premium WH-1000XM3 model. In its price range the Sony CH710N promises a lot, but does it deliver? Practically plastic Adjustable headband Folding, swivel design In order to get any product into the lower … Read more

HP Spectre 13 x360 review: Slim and light superstar

Spectre is the name given to HP’s top-end style laptops. They tend to be some of the most eye-catching around, but have never quite reached the level of public recognition as the Dell XPS 13 or MacBook Pro. There’s no downside to this mild under-appreciation for us buyers when they turn out as well as the 2020 Spectre 13 x360, though. This 13-inch laptop is slick, beautifully made, and the pricier version reviewed here provides more tech per pound than either Apple or Dell. Want a slim laptop that can play games well? Get a cheaper HP Envy laptop instead. But otherwise the only real reason to be put off … Read more

Black Shark 3: The big boss of gaming?

We’re now up to the third-generation Black Shark phone. The brand was among the first to emerge as a ‘gamer phone’ maker, offering really powerful internals and hardware that’s designed to give you the best mobile gaming experience. Best gaming phone: The best gaming handsets you can buy What we’ve found in the past, however, is that such devices are just really good value high-performance phones. You don’t have to be a so-called gamer to enjoy the speed, battery and media capabilities – and the same holds true for the Black Shark 3. Business on the front, party at the back Dimensions: 168.72 x 77.33 x 10.42mm / Weight: 222g … Read more

Panasonic HX800 4K TV review: Hitting that cinematic sweet spot

The Panasonic HX800 is a mid-range LED LCD 4K TV with a formidable range of features, including still-rare universal HDR support – meaning high dynamic range in any of the formats going is supported here, for the best possible bright whites and deep blacks viewing. As a refresh of the brand’s GX800 best-seller of 2019, the HX800 comes in 40-, 50-, 58- and 65-inch screen sizes. We’ve reviewed the 58-inch model here, which represents something of a sweet spot in terms of size and pricing. Here’s why it’s a knockout. Design 3x HDMI, 2x USB Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Slim and chic, the HX800 looks swish even in standby. It adopts … Read more

F1 2020 review: A game for all talents

Officially licensed sports games that come out every year often struggle to convince gamers that they are sufficiently different from the previous year’s effort to justify their purchase. Impressively, that is not a problem that afflicts F1 2020. Developer Codemasters has managed to come up with two new elements that massively broaden its appeal – to a constituency way beyond those who would merely class themselves as Formula One fans. Plus, F1 2020 also functions as a unique historical document of sorts, since it chronicles a “ghost season” which in real life has been altered beyond all recognition by Covid-19. Casual and pro alike F1 2020’s most significant new feature … Read more