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Moto G7: Has budget gotten too expensive? – Episode 16

Motorola released its G7 series of budget smartphones. But has the price of these “budget-friendly” phones gotten too high? Find out in episode 16 of the Serious About Tech podcast.

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Snapdragon 855 and 8cx, should 5G matter to you, and what to expect at CES 2019 – Episode 14

Snapdragon 855 and 8cx Qualcomm announced the Snapgradon 855 and Snapdragon 8cx in early December at their annual Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The 855 is a smartphone processor and the 8cx is a new chip for laptops running Windows or ChromeOS. Qualcomm has the 835 and 850 being used in Windows ultrabooks to provide […]

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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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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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