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Scientists rule 5G is safe, surprising no one except the tinfoil-hat brigade

It's not going to melt your brain, ruin your fertility, or kill your crops.

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AT&T and Verizon delay 5G rollout near airports... again

The Federal Aviation Administration worries the new C-band 5G would interfere with air travel.

Tech

Google’s Pixel 6a seems like an unbeatable value

Google’s latest 5G Android smartphone costs $449 and packs so many features. It might just be the best phone value of the year.

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These are the 7 best 4G and 5G cellular routers for rural internet

Here’s what to do when Starlink isn’t an option.

Guides

We got the green iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 mini early

If you love green, you’re gonna adore the Alpine Green iPhone 13 Pro/13 Pro Max and green iPhone 13/13 mini.

Reviews

The 5G on the 2022 iPhone SE comes with one major catch

It only supports Sub 6-GHz, the slower flavor of 5G and not millimeter wave (mmWave) which is faster. But is it dealbreaker?

Tech

The death of 3G will ruin legacy medical devices and vehicles, IEEE warns

AT&T says customers should've upgraded while they had the chance.

RIP

TCL Tab Pro 5G review: This affordable 5G tablet is still overpriced

The TCL Tab Pro 5G will neither surprise you nor let you down, and you’ll have to pay a premium to use it on Verizon’s 5G network.

Reviews

Today's 5G rollout could cause 'catastrophic' flight delays, airlines warn

AT&T and Verizon spent $65 billion on the new C-band spectrum. They're not letting the airlines win this without a fight.

Culture

HTC reveals Vive Focus 3 wrist tracker, wireless 5G VR

There’s also a new charging case and multi-battery charging dock for VR headsets.

CES 2022

NVIDIA and AT&T are bringing six months of free 5G cloud gaming to your phone

Cloud gaming is going 5G via NVIDIA GeForce Now.

CES 2022

This 'anti-5G' jewelry is impressively... er, radioactive

Please don't wear any of these. We're begging you.

Tinfoil hat brigade

Google Pixel 5a (5G) review: Basic, affordable, and gimmick-free

The Pixel 5a with 5G nails the essentials: price, display, battery life, and cameras. At $450, it’s also cheaper than last year’s Pixel 4a with 5G.

Reviews

Japan just doubled the world record for the fastest internet speed

Don't expect to see the 4-core fiber optic cable that enables it coming to your home anytime soon, though.

Tech

Switching to T-Mobile Home Internet is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made

After a decade of getting ripped off by Spectrum, I knew I had to leave. T-Mobile Home Internet was my savior.

This Thing Rules

Nokia resists death with six new phones

Spread across the C, G, and X series, Nokia’s filling the void left by LG.

Tech

Samsung’s forcing 5G onto everyone with three new Galaxy A phones

With three 5G Galaxy A series phones launching this month, Samsung is bringing 5G to more people at lower prices. There's no escaping 5G anymore.

Tech

Volkswagen's sleek ID.Aero concept is a blueprint for its EV future

The German automaker finally unveiled a mid-size sedan as part of its ID family of electric vehicles.

Tech

Sony Inzone gaming brand launches with headsets and monitors

The new Sony gaming brand is catering to PC gamers, starting with the Inzone H3, H7, and H9 gaming headsets, and M3 and M9 gaming monitors.

Gaming

MNT's mini laptop takes modularity to new heights

The Pocket Reform even comes with a trackball for some serious retro vibes.

Tech

Everything we know about the AirPods Pro 2

We may be finally getting a new AirPods Pro, but one with more upgrades to the case than the earbuds themselves.

Tech

Amid the crypto crash, should you buy a used GPU?

Desperate crypto miners are flooding the market with used graphics cards, but you should consider all the pros and cons carefully carefully before taking the plunge.

Gaming

How old tech like iPods have become hot fashion accessories

In today’s highly digitized world, people are falling back to outdated electronics like iPods, wired headphones, and ‘00s tech toys to find a sense of comfort — and style.

Rebooting

This open-frame case lets you build a beastly portable PC

Nagao Seisakusho put out a monitor mounting bracket that connects to most of its open-chassis frames so you can build a truly unique all-in-one PC.

Tech

Micron’s new 1.5TB microSD can record video for five years straight

The i400 was designed for commercial use, but the 1.5TB capacity is the first that we imagine could make its way to consumers eventually.

Tech

Tesla Powerwall owners will soon get paid to be energy mules

The Virtual Power Plant program is about as useful as it is bleak, unfortunately.

Powerplay

Everything we know about the PS5 Pro Controller

Sony might release a “PS5 Pro Controller” with removable joysticks and grips, rear paddles, and trigger stops. Here's everything we've heard about the gamepad.

Gaming

Amazon's plan to have Alexa deepfake dead relatives is even worse than it sounds

It's hard to fully capture something so brazenly boundary-crossing, but we're going to try our best.

Hard Pass

DARPA pokes yet another hole in blockchain’s ‘decentralization’ claim

In an effort to better understand the risks associated with blockchain technology, DARPA partnered with Trail of Bits to dive deeper into the promises of crypto evangelists.

Tech

Why I bought this knockoff Theragun and you should too

Ekrin's B37 massage gun has been a godsend for my sore muscles. Best of all: It's cheaper than a brand name Theragun or Hyperice Hypervolt.

This Thing Rules

Apple is finally testing more robust SMS spam filters for iOS

Spam texts, like cockroaches, seem impossible to kill. Can Apple stomp them out?

Spam No More?

Nothing delivers major blow to U.S. customers pining for a Phone (1)

Despite the mounting hype, Nothing confirmed that the Phone (1) won't debut in North American markets.

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Amazon’s newest robot is a dinky warehouse Roomba called Proteus

The company's “first fully autonomous mobile robot” has a pretty dramatic name for such a mundane job.

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