Hands-on: Bose QC35 II headphones with Google Assistant

Several days ago Google announced that it was officially bringing Assistant to headphones. The first pair getting this upgraded treatment is the second-generation Bose QC35 Bluetooth over-ear noise canceling headphones. Now that they are on sale, we have spent some hands-on time with them.

While there might not be enough of a reason to upgrade from the first generation, the addition of Google Assistant might be enough for hardcore fans to hand over several Benjamins…

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LG V30: New hands-on images show off bezel-less display, LG teases HiFi DAC

LG has been anything but quiet about its upcoming V30 smartphone over the past few weeks, and although we know nearly everything about the upcoming handset, it still looks like one of this year’s more interesting flagship offerings. Thanks to a new hands-on photo that’s surfaced online, we now have a clear vision of how the finished product will look.

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Hands-on: New features in Android 8.0 Oreo incl. new app shortcuts, revamped notifications, picture-in-picture, more [Video]

The update to Google’s mobile operating system finally got its name this morning (Oreo, of course), and it brings lots of changes and tweaks throughout. Android Oreo is now making its way to Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, and more devices will follow over the next year. But if you’re on the waitlist, here’s everything to keep an eye out for when the update lands on your handset…

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Hands-on: So far, using the $99 ZTE ZMax Pro is actually quite awesome

Just the other day ZTE and MetroPCS launched the ZMax Pro, a 6-inch smartphone with solid specs and great features such as a fingerprint sensor. Just glancing at the spec sheet you’d think this phone would cost at least 0 or more, but ZTE shocked everyone by launching this device for just . Is it any good? Let’s take a quick look after using the device for the past 24 hours…

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Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – Hands-on with Samsung’s latest stunning flagships [Video]

Earlier this evening, Samsung finally took the wraps off its next generation Galaxy S-series smartphones. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge take what was great about the previous year’s flagships, and improve areas which needed it. In some ways, even going back to features we’ve missed.

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The T-Mobile REVVL T1 is shown off in hands-on photos; final price set at $125

A few days ago, Evan Blass took to Twitter to outline all of the specifications for the upcoming T-Mobile REVVL T1 smartphone. These specifications and previous renders for the phone already gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the handset, but we now have an even better look at it thanks to new hands-on photos.

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This week’s top stories: The best new Android phones [Apr], hands-on w/ YouTube TV, Google Allo 9.0, YouTube’s hidden dark mode, & more

In this week’s top stories: Our look at the best Android phones this month, hands-on with YouTube TV, Google Allo 9.0, YouTube’s hidden dark mode, and much more.  more…

Hands-on with Spotify’s new Video and Audio Shows [Video]

Spotify recently added new Video and Audio Shows, and this week the update has been rolling out to Android users. It’s an interesting move for a streaming service that has long been dedicated to being the best at music (and it’s still the leader in this space by far), but I think this update will come as a delightful value-add for those that have shifted to using Spotify as their main avenue of media consumption… more…