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Author: Zachary Webb

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Snapdragon 855 Announced

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 was announced today at the Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii. Qualcomm claims this new chip, a 7nm processor manufactured by TSMC, will be three times as fast of the Snapdragon 845 and up to 2x the performance of competing mobile processors such as the HiSilicon Kirin 980 and Apple A12 Bionic. […]

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Techtober and Foldables – Episode 13

In this episode of Serious About Tech, I talk about the new phones, foldable devices, and wearables announced recently. So this episode is a different format than previous podcast episodes because I basically compiled a bunch of news from the last month or so and talked about it. Let me know if you like or […]

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New Microsoft Devices with Colin Smith – Episode 12

Microsoft released some new Surface-branded devices on October 2, 2018 at a low-key event in New York City, and I brought Colin Smith from the Universal Windows podcast to talk about it. What was released was the following: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. About the Guest Colin Smith […]

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iPhone Xr, Xs, Xs Max Announced

Apple announced its newest phones, the iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, and iPhones Xs Max today in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. iPhone Xr This iPhone is the cheapest one, at $699 base price, so it will probably appeal to the more budget-conscious among us. The iPhone Xr has a 6.1″ […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note9 Unveiled

Samsung released the Galaxy Note9 this morning in New York City. It is very similar to the Galaxy Note 8, but has updated specs. Speaking of specs, the Note9 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The 6GB of storage variant will have 128GB of onboard storage, and the […]

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Surface Go Tablet & Macbook Throttling- Episode 11

Microsoft’s Surface Go Microsoft released a new tablet on July 10, 2018, called the Surface Go. It is a smaller device than their larger Surface tablets and laptops, while maintaining their great quality look and feel. The Surface Go is priced at $399 for a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, or $549 for […]

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Bezel-less Smartphones – Episode 10

Bezel-less phones are definitely the newest trend in the smartphone industry. More and more smartphone manufacturers are making phones with smaller and smaller bezels. Because of this craze, Apple and other phone companies have put a notch into the display in order to house the many sensors and front-facing camera that we still need. Having […]

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Episode 9 – Cellphone Carriers, Part 2: The Technology & Asus’ Dual Screen Laptop

Cellphone Carriers, Part 2: CDMA and GSM are very different technologies, but also have some things in common. LTE is the newer wireless standard that is now widely adopted worldwide. Asus Dual-screen laptop At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Asus announced the Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX580. This laptop is an ultrabook that has top-of-the-line […]

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Episode 8 – Cellphone Carriers, Part 1 & T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Cellphone Carriers, Part 1: Recent Changes Recently, US carriers have went “unlimited.” However, they still throttle speeds down, or only give so much LTE data before throttling to 2G or 3G speeds. Speeds on LTE in the US have improved overall in the last few years, with T-Mobile leading the speed jumps. The other carriers […]

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Episode 7 – Phones from MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress – New Phones From February 26 to March 1, with some companies’ announcements outside that time-frame, Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, California. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus The day before Mobile Word Congress, Samsung announced their new Galaxy phones: the S9 and S9 Plus. These phones are much like […]

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