OnePlus’ well-balanced Nord line is US-bound with sub-$400 5G model, says report
We were pretty pleased with the OnePlus Nord — a well-balanced, mid-ranger that made some compromises but generally delivered for its price. But the Nord wasn’t available in the US, which is why we’re excited to see reports that OnePlus is readying…
Judge blocks US ban on WeChat that was set to go into effect today
A judge in California has blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on new downloads of China-based messaging app WeChat, Reuters reported Sunday. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said in her order that WeChat users showed “serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment…
Apple just made AppleCare Plus way better with more coverage and lower replacement fees
Apple’s warranty program, AppleCare Plus, just saw a significant expansion in its coverage with an added annual repair for accidental damage. The changes, spotted first yesterday by MacRumors in the wake of Apple’s “Time Flies” hardware reveal, mean AppleCare Plus owners are now…
T-Mobile details its plan to give free internet to 10 million students at home
Last year, T-Mobile announced a plan to provide 10 million low-income households free broadband internet to close what then-CEO John Legere called “the homework gap,” pitching it as one of the reasons that the company should be allowed to merge with Sprint.…
How to connect your laptop to an external display
It doesn’t matter how big your laptop’s screen is — if you’re going to be doing any serious multitasking for work or school, connecting a monitor can be a big help. Any modern laptop should be able to connect to…
Toshiba is officially out of the laptop business
Toshiba quietly exited the laptop business once and for all last week, ending a 35-year run by transferring its remaining minority stake in its PC business to Sharp. Two years ago, Toshiba sold an 80.1 percent stake of its PC business to…
PC shipments surge as the world gets serious about working from home
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult to buy a new laptop recently, and we’re now starting to see how PC shipments have been affected. While PC shipments declined sharply during the impact to manufacturing in Q1, both IDC and Gartner report that shipments…
Acer’s ConceptD line now includes desktops, monitors, and more laptops
Acer is expanding its line of creator-targeted ConceptD computers to now include desktop PCs, monitors, and more standard laptop designs. The ConceptD line first started a year ago with the unique ConceptD 9, which had a large easel design and powerful…
7 hidden Gmail features everyone should have in their arsenal
If you use Gmail daily on a computer for work or personal use -- or both at the same time as I do -- are you making the most of Google's email client? Gmail has a host of features that can help you better…
Comcast to provide Wi-Fi to low-income students through local community centers
Comcast is launching a program to provide free Wi-Fi in community centers as part of an effort to improve internet access for students in low-income areas, the company said Thursday. The so-called “lift zones” will provide free internet connectivity as…