Snapdragon 845 speed test: Galaxy S9 should be insanely fast

There’s little doubt the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will be fast. And on a warm, sunny day at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego, California, we found out exactly how fast that might be. The Galaxy S9 is expected to be one of the first phones in 2018 to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is the phone’s brain. You can’t run the operating system, … Continue reading Snapdragon 845 speed test: Galaxy S9 should be insanely fast

Wireless phone chargers in 2018: Twice as fast, over-the-air

I just set up a new nightstand in my San Francisco apartment, and realized something: My standard-issue phone charger is barely long enough to snake its way from the wall outlet to my bedside. I have two choices: Buy a charger with a longer cable, or get a wireless charging pad. Quick-charge cables are faster, but wireless pads provide much more flexibility over where I … Continue reading Wireless phone chargers in 2018: Twice as fast, over-the-air

Everything you need to know about the budget Honor 7X

Honor is making a name for itself as the brand to turn to when you want a bang-up smartphone without having to spend a fortune to get one. The Honor 7X is the follow-up to the Honor 6X, which launched last year, and it packs in the must-have features we love to see in smartphones these days — a dual-lens camera, a full-display screen, a metal … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the budget Honor 7X

FAA investigates drone flight above jet landing at Las Vegas airport

This video apparently was shot from a jet immediately above a jet landing at Las Vegas’s airport. Video from KLAS TV/LasVegasNow.com; Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which someone apparently piloted a drone right above a jet landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The KLAS TV station’s LasVegasNow.com website published video Thursday taken at an unknown … Continue reading FAA investigates drone flight above jet landing at Las Vegas airport

The Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer makes watering smarter

Outdoor watering can be a messy but necessary task for both amateur and professional gardening aficionados. Do you give your plants too much water? Too little? When do you find time to take care of all your little green dependents? In addition, more than three-quarters of American households don’t have in-ground sprinklers in their yards, which necessitates manual watering of lawns, gardens or container plants … Continue reading The Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer makes watering smarter