After Math: 24-hour PogChamps and 56-inch ‘Hyperscreens’

  • January 10, 2021
So, wild week huh. Probably not how most of us had hoped to start the new year off, but hey, it didn’t really pan out for the president either what with Twitter and Facebook having finally suspended Donald Trump’s social media accounts. And as if tha…

A workout-at-home service report card

  • January 1, 2021
There are plenty of ways to start getting fit in the new year, but 2020 ushered in the era of the at-home workout service. While companies like Peloton and Daily Burn have been delivering live and on-demand exercise videos to smartphones and smart TV…

Everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S21 so far

  • January 1, 2021
2020 is thankfully in the rearview mirror, which means — among other things — a year of new hardware to look forward to. While we’d normally have to wait a little longer for news of high-profile smartphone launches, 2021 is already shaping up to be d…

A year of tech events without tech events

  • December 31, 2020
In late October, Huawei did something different to mark its latest smartphone launch: It hosted a “drive-through’ press event. It hired a fleet of luxury cars to taxi me and other reporters to a warehouse in the south-east of London to showcase the n…

A touchless 2020

  • December 29, 2020
The last time I exited an all-encompassing public health crisis, day to day life changed subtly but permanently. It was 2003 and, living in Hong Kong, we had just faced a SARS epidemic that left a little under 300 people in the city dead.This crisis…

2020 was the year of the casual gamer

  • December 28, 2020
Unlike most other forms of entertainment, video games weren’t hit as hard this year. Sure, the big live events like E3 and EVO were cancelled, but gaming is an activity enjoyed by most at home. That means the majority of big releases — like Doom Eter…

Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

  • December 26, 2020
On a semi-weekly basis, we compile a collection of the best long-form stories on tech, tech culture and more. We’ve collected a list of the best selections from 2020 for you to revisit — or enjoy for the first time — as we finish up one dumpster fire…

Best games for safely socializing this holiday season

  • December 25, 2020
The holidays are usually a time to get together with family to bond but, for obvious reasons, they’re going to look a little different this year. You might be meeting outdoors, sitting six feet apart or using Zoom to chat from hundreds of miles away….