Apple updates its smart home to catch up to Amazon and Google

Apple announced important updates for its digital assistant Siri, the HomeKit smart home platform and the HomePod smart speaker at the company’s developer conference. Here’s a look at the state of Apple’s smart home following the updates. We also grade each announcement on its excitement factor from 1 to 5. Apple didn’t give us the hardware we were hoping for, …

What iOS 14 stole from Android

There are no original ideas left. The newest version of Apple’s mobile OS looks really familiar to people who use Android. What was copied? Find out here! Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

The best gaming phone – RedMagic 5G vs. ROG Phone II

The ASUS ROG Phone II is considered one of the best gaming phones on the market, but the Nubia RedMagic 5G is making a run at that title. At only $579, the RedMagic 5G has flagship features at a midtier price. But does it pack enough to dethrone the ROG Phone II? RedMagic 5G: https://cnet.co/31nAOuO ASUS ROG Phone II: https://cnet.co/2VnIpFG …

Electric bike batteries: Everything you need to know

E-bike batteries are a little more complicated than the ones in your phone. CNET’s Logan Moy goes over everything he did to prepare the Vintage Electric Tracker and its battery for a lengthy trip to the beach. What I learned from buying and riding my first electric bike: https://youtu.be/YhqDk97POOQ The best electric scooter, e-bike and rideable tech options for 2020: …

Wi-Fi 6 vs Wi-Fi 6E: Here’s the difference

Wi-Fi 6 is the fastest version of Wi-Fi yet, but now, Wi-Fi 6E wants to take it to a whole new level. Here’s what you need to know. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

New Apple Watch features coming in WatchOS 7

Sleep tracking, hand-washing, watch faces… and a few other things Apple didn’t even mention in the keynote. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

This bricklaying robot could build 100 to 300 homes a year

The Hadrian X bricklaying robot made by Fastbrick Robotics has broken its own speed record, laying 200 bricks in just one hour. We compare the Hadrian X with the first commercially available bricklaying robot, the SAM100, made by Construction Robotics. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us …

Here’s why you should wait to buy a new Macbook

New Arm-based Macs with Apple Silicon are coming, eventually. Here’s when to wait, and when its ok to buy an Intel one now. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

First take: iOS 14 and all its new features

Apple launches iOS 14 at WWDC 2020. The new iPhone OS revamps the home screen, Siri and widgets, as well as adding features such as picture-in-picture video, a new translation app and the ability to use your iPhone to unlock your car. We break down all the major features — plus some that didn’t get a mention during the online …

Apple’s iOS14 reveal event in under 15 minutes (and more!)

Watch everything Apple just announced at its WWDC including iOS 14, MacOS Big Sur, TVOS 14, Apple Watch OS and more! Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Moto G Fast vs. Moto E: Sub-$200 phone battle

Though Motorola has a few choice premium phones, like the foldable Razr phone and the 5G-enabled Edge Plus, the phone-maker is mostly known for its affordable, well-made handsets. Case in point, its $300 Moto G Stylus and excellent $250 Moto G Power, which were released earlier this year. And now the even cheaper $200 Moto G Fast and the new …

LG CX OLED TV review: Awesome picture, high price

Side-by-side with last year’s cheaper model it’s tough to tell the difference. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: A little stale, but still slick

The Surface Book 3 isn’t dramatically different from the Surface Book 2. But it’s still a unique 2-in-1, and an exceptional laptop. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Elgato Wave 3: THE streaming microphone

Elgato already has a lineup of products designed specifically for streamers, and now it’s expanding into audio with its Wave line of microphones. Much like everything else it makes, Elgato went out of its way to cater to streamers when it designed the Wave 3…and if you hate distortion when you yell into a mic, you’ll definitely want to check …

Apple’s WWDC special event: Watch live with CNET

Apple is rumored to be announcing several products. From iOS 14 to a new WatchOS and MacOS… TVOS may even get an update. There might just be a fancy new AirPods version (AirPods Studio)! Or even the long-rumored HomePod 2 smart speaker. Catch all this year’s WWDC announcements right here on CNET. Apple WWDC 2020 keynote: How to watch, start …

Galaxy Fold 2: Everything there is to know

Samsung’s next folding phone should see some significant improvements, according to reports. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Marvel Legends Deadpool Interactive Head Unboxing and App Walkthrough

Marvel Legends’ disembodied Deadpool is one of the weirdest toys we’ve ever played with. Now everyone can have fun with Disney’s dirtiest princess/Marvel’s favorite misfit in the comfort of their own home. Preorder Deadpool’s Premium Interactive Head here: https://bit.ly/3efWeh6 Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on …

iOS 14, WatchOS 7, MacOS 10.16 and more…

Everything we’re expecting from Apple at WWDC 2020 on June 22. More iOS 14 rumors – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phivvXrqZqk Apple Watch 6: what to expect- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SA9rs_QMgE Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Forget the Nest Cam, try these security cameras instead

Google’s Nest Cam is one of the biggest names in security cameras, but it’s not the only game in town. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Android 11: The best new features

Let’s take a first look at some of the new features coming to Android 11. We’re running the public beta on a Pixel 4 and looking at Android’s new bubble messages, changes to notifications, a built-in screen recorder (yay!) and some more flexible media controls. Article: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/googles-android-11-public-beta-is-officially-here-how-to-install-it-today/ Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG …

The Last of Us Part II REVIEW: Next-gen can wait (spoiler-free)

The Last of Us Part II is finally here, and it delivers an incredibly powerful storytelling experience, along with heart-stopping gameplay and jaw-dropping visuals. Games like this only come around once in a console generation, and Jeff Bakalar has played through the entire game to offer his spoiler-free review. Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/jeffbakalar Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: …

PlayStation 5 looks goofy as hell, but yeah I want one

Sony’s “Future of Gaming” event showcased over two-dozen titles from third and first-party developers as the company revealed some of the upcoming software for PlayStation 5. But before it was all said and done, Sony finally lifted the curtain on the hardware itself, giving the world its first look at the PlayStation 5. Jeff Bakalar is here to break it …

Sony PS5 Full Hardware Reveal with Games

At the 2020 PS5 event, Sony gave fans their first look at the long-awaited next generation PlayStation 5 console and the surprise disc-less PS5 Digital Edition. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm #PS5 #PlayStation5

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro First Impressions

We got to play with Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro. It’s sleek, ultra fast and has 5G, but is it worth the price? Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Huawei’s P40 Pro Plus review: Is this the best phone camera?

With a whopping 10x optical zoom, Huawei’s P40 Pro Plus can take some outstanding images, while its slick design and vibrant screen make it a pleasure to use. Too bad it doesn’t have any Google services. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow …

Don’t take your phone to a protest without doing these things first

Heading out to a protest? There’s a few things you should do before you leave the house to protect your safety, your privacy and your legal rights. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Watch Sony’s PS5 games event live

Watch CNET’s live coverage of Sony’s PS5 the Future of Gaming event and see all the new games coming this fall and beyond. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm #playstation5 #ps5 #sony

Ring’s solid DIY security system is a lot like the original

The Amazon company kept a lot of the good things about the first-gen kit, including its reasonable price. Ring Alarm Security Kit review: https://cnet.co/3h3ORuG Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm

Support Black Lives Matter? Here are more ways you can help

CNET supports the Black Lives Matter movement and stands with all those that oppose racism, discrimination and violence. If you are interested in voicing your support, but don’t know where to start- here’s a list of some racial justice organizations, curated in part by our sister site BET, where you can get involved today. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: …