Serious About Tech

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Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL & OnePlus 7 Pro – Episode 20

Google gives the masses a cheaper camera phone in the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. At Google I/O 2019, Google announced its Pixel 3a series smartphones. These are premium mid-range phones that provide a flagship camera experience. Many reviewers are raving over it, but do they seriously pack the punch with the rest of the […]

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Amazon wants one-day Prime shipping, and the Galaxy A50 is a great mid-range phone – Episode 19

Amazon wants to bring in 1-day shipping. Amazon announced that it is wanting to upgrade all Prime shipping to one-day for all Prime subscribers. They already have on-day shipping options for some Prime products for Prime subscribers in eligible areas. However, shipping logistics cost money, but since Amazon makes billions, they continue to upgrade the […]

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Sony’s tall Xperia phones & Nokia 9 Pureview – Episode 18

Sony Xperia 1 Cinematic video is often shot in 21:9, but does that mean we need smartphones which can natively view such content? Sony seems to think so since they released their Sony Xperia 1, 10, and 10 Plus smartphones with 21:9 ratio displays. The Xperia 1 is their flagship offering, with a 6.5″ OLED […]

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Galaxy S10 and more from MWC 2019 – Episode 17

Galaxy S10 smartphones Samsung unpacked the Galaxy S10 series in San Fransisco, California on February 20, 2019. The S10 series includes three phones this year, the S10E, S10, and S10 Plus. They all have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 or 8GB of RAM, and 128, 256, or 512GB of storage, choices varying by model. […]

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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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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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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 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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