Galaxy Buds Live stay in my ears better than AirPods, but noise canceling needs some work

These are supposed to reduce some noise in the lower frequencies, and Samsung talks about them blocking sound while riding on a train or bus. But I just didn’t feel they made a big impact on reducing ambient noise. It’s pretty mild. They do help a bit, allowing you to hear your music and make […]

Five reasons Chromebooks are better than Windows laptops (for some users)

If you want a laptop that does all the bread-and-butter internet and office work, get a Chromebook. If you have a friend or relative who needs a safer machine, give them a Chromebook. If you need a flexible system that can juggle Android, Linux, the web, and a bit of Windows, get a Chromebook. You’ll […]

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra ongoing review: Everything we love — and don’t — so far

Other Note 20 features and goodiesUWB support for sharing files like a digital key. Point to share with other Samsung devices using UWB. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to over 100 games you can play on the fly. Samsung’s Microsoft partnership: Drag-and-drop and syncing from Windows devices and apps to your Samsung phone, including notes […]

Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor

Coronavirus latest – Doctors’ and surgeons’ leaders have warned that the NHS must not shut off normal care to tens of thousands of patients when a second wave of Covid-19 hits. Dr Chaand Nagpaul from the British Medical Association (BMA) said: “If someone needs care – for example for cancer, heart trouble, a breathing condition […]

Trump preps bans on WeChat, TikTok, stoking tension with Beijing

The WeChat order would effectively ban the app in the United States by barring “to the extent permitted under applicable law, any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with Tencent Holdings Ltd.”

Vergecast: Samsung Unpacked, Google Pixel 4A review, and Apple’s new 27-inch iMac

The Vergecast is back to a phone-heavy discussion with a guest-heavy show. This week on the podcast, hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn bring in The Verge crew who have used the newest gadgets that were announced the past week, including the Pixel 4A, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, […]

U.S. to ban transactions with TikTok, WeChat

The introductions to Thursday’s EOs make references to former bans of the Chinese apps, including by India. “The Government of India recently banned the use of TikTok and other Chinese mobile applications throughout the country; in a statement, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asserted that they were ‘stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data […]

Dropbox natively integrates HelloSign, adds more consumer, enterprise features

Dropbox acquired HelloSign in early 2019 for $230 million, in its first acquisition as a public company. The purchase was part of Dropbox’s shift toward serving the enterprise. Last month, the cloud-based file-sharing company said it had more than 450,000 business teams on its platform. With the COVID-19 pandemic compelling people to work from home, […]