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6 rugged phones that will survive 2020 and beyond

Brian Cooley/CNET It’s 2020 and you’re still putting a cheesy $15 cover on your $1,000 phone, making a mockery of the millions of dollars that Apple and Samsung spent to engineer it. Rugged phones that don’t need cases aren’t new, but they usually look like parts that fell off a

Hands-on with iOS 14: We downloaded the public beta so you don’t have to

iOS 14 brings a number of refinements large and small to iPhones, including the ability to pin widgets to your home screen and have picture-in-picture video. Patrick Holland/CNET This story is part of WWDC 2020. All the latest coverage from Apple’s WWDC annual developers conference. Apple has launched the public beta

Pixel 3A vs. Pixel 3 specs: Cameras, processor, battery and more compared

The Pixel 3A and 3A XL weren’t necessarily updates to the existing Pixel 3. Rather the two phones were an expansion Google made to appeal to a wider audience with more affordable handsets (just like the new Pixel 4A and recently discontinued Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL). When compared to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, the 3A and 3A XL

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: A nearly flawless noise-canceling headphone

Mögen Hervorragender Klang und erstklassige Geräuschunterdrückung Etwas komfortabler Verbesserte Sprachanrufe Koppelt mit zwei Geräten gleichzeitig Neuer Speak-to-Chat-Modus Verbessertes Bluetooth-System auf dem Chip Gute Akkulaufzeit Mag ich nicht Es ist teuer Sieht praktisch genauso aus wie das Vorgängermodell Wann Sonys WH-1000XM3-Kopfhörer 2018 angekommen, waren sie die ersten geräuschunterdrückenden Kopfhörer, die wirklich

NASA ditching insensitive nicknames for cosmic objects

NASA will no longer use the old nickname for the nebula NGC 2392. NASA / Andrew Fruchter (STScI) Terms we use to describe the cosmos are not immune to testing at a time when many people are working to identify and remove racist language. Just like technical terms are reevaluatedNASA

TikTok, Twitter held talks about sale of popular video app, says report

Angela Lang / CNET Add Twitter to TikTok’s list of potential dance partners. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that the social network had preliminary discussions with TikTok to purchase the US operations of the hugely popular Chinese-owned video app. On Thursday, US President Donald Trump passed an executive order

UV light and the coronavirus: Big Ass Fans might have a solution

Big Ass fans For the latest news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. For years, doctors and health professionals have used ultraviolet light as a disinfectant. Now a major ceiling fan manufacturer is mounting UV lamps on the base of its intelligent ceiling fans and promises