Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Is Pretty But Not Ready for Primetime

November 08, 2019 at 07:56PM Microsoft’s Surface Pro X represents a major transition for the company, showcasing its vision for the future of mobile productivity. Yes, it’s still a Microsoft Surface. Yes, it still runs Windows. But instead of building on traditional laptop technology, it’s adopting innovations from the mobile world, and betting on boosted… Continue reading Time: Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Is Pretty But Not Ready for Primetime

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: The Real Reason Google Is Buying Fitbit

November 04, 2019 at 08:17PM In announcing its planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracking company Fitbit, Google said the deal will “help spur innovation in wearables” — at least, that’s how Senior Vice President of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh put it in a blog post. If completed, the move would spell the end… Continue reading Time: The Real Reason Google Is Buying Fitbit

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Apple’s Noise-Canceling AirPods Pro Are Quietly Excellent

October 31, 2019 at 07:19PM If you can believe it, there was a time in mankind’s short and brutish history when people were skeptical of Apple’s AirPods, myself included. We ridiculed the odd-looking wireless buds protruding in impossible directions from early adopters’ skulls, their ears housing buds seemingly hoping to be reunited with the rest… Continue reading Time: Apple’s Noise-Canceling AirPods Pro Are Quietly Excellent

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Google’s Pixelbook Go Is the Best-Looking Chromebook Out There — But There Are Better Options for the Money

October 30, 2019 at 05:57PM Google’s been pushing its Chromebooks on us since it released the matte black CR-48 prototype in 2010, telling the world that laptops today were simply glorified web browsers — or Android devices, I’m still not sure which. In a way, it was right. Chromebooks have become incredibly popular devices for… Continue reading Time: Google’s Pixelbook Go Is the Best-Looking Chromebook Out There — But There Are Better Options for the Money

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Google’s Pixel 4 Dominates the Smartphone Camera Battle — But Otherwise it’s Pretty Boring

October 23, 2019 at 10:02PM After years of pretty dull smartphone design, we’re finally getting some interesting ideas, like foldable phones, that recall the weird, early days of rotating, flipping and docking devices. The new $799 Google Pixel 4 and larger $899 4 XL, however, are definitely in the “boring” category, at least on first… Continue reading Time: Google’s Pixel 4 Dominates the Smartphone Camera Battle — But Otherwise it’s Pretty Boring

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: You’re Gonna Break a Sweat Playing Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure

October 21, 2019 at 12:03PM Exercise and video games don’t usually go hand-in-hand. Sure, exercise has fallen victim to “gamification,” turning steps and reps into points and percentages to compare against friends. But video games themselves have remained largely low-intensity, save for the efforts of some, like Nintendo, whose Wii Fit fitness game sold millions… Continue reading Time: You’re Gonna Break a Sweat Playing Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Sega’s Throwback Genesis Mini is Packed With Good Vibes

October 15, 2019 at 10:27PM If you’re looking for nostalgia, you’ve got loads of options. From rebooted movies to digitally remastered shows, the childhood you think you remember is always at your fingertips, ready for consumption for a nominal fee. In the case of video games, Sega’s new Genesis Mini will charge you a cool… Continue reading Time: Sega’s Throwback Genesis Mini is Packed With Good Vibes

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Google Just Unveiled a New Pixel Smartphone, an AirPod Rival and More. Here’s What to Know

October 15, 2019 at 05:22PM Google on Tuesday announced a new lineup of hardware, along with its annual refresh of its Pixel line of smartphones. From translation-friendly wireless earbuds to the long-anticipated Google Pixel 4, Google’s entire event made no small mention of how subtly integrated the company is aiming to be in your personal… Continue reading Time: Google Just Unveiled a New Pixel Smartphone, an AirPod Rival and More. Here’s What to Know

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: How to Play Your Favorite PlayStation 4 Games On Your Computer, Tablet or Phone

October 11, 2019 at 12:41PM Sony’s latest update to its PlayStation 4 console, version 7.00, brings a host of new conveniences that make it easier for players to add more players to their online party, adds chat transcription support, and improves audio quality thanks to some behind-the-scenes improvements. But the most appealing feature might be… Continue reading Time: How to Play Your Favorite PlayStation 4 Games On Your Computer, Tablet or Phone

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: 7 Tips From Pro Photographers On Using Your New Phone’s Ultrawide Lens

October 10, 2019 at 04:05PM In case you haven’t noticed, today’s smartphones are now pulling double duty as digital cameras. And that’s not just because of better sensors or new software tricks — phones like the iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ literally have multiple lenses to choose from, giving you options when… Continue reading Time: 7 Tips From Pro Photographers On Using Your New Phone’s Ultrawide Lens

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Apple’s New Mac Update Is Here (and Free). But You Might Want to Wait

October 09, 2019 at 06:58PM Apple on Monday released its anticipated macOS Catalina software update, bringing a slew of new features, apps, and user-friendly improvements to the company’s line of Mac computers, including the iMac, MacBook and more. While the dozens of new features are compelling, you might want to hold off before downloading Catalina.… Continue reading Time: Apple’s New Mac Update Is Here (and Free). But You Might Want to Wait

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

October 08, 2019 at 04:08PM The successor to the PlayStation 4 will be called…the PlayStation 5. Sony Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that bit of news in an interview with Wired published on Tuesday. It’s interesting, but unsurprising, considering the PlayStation moniker has been in use since 1994, when the original PlayStation debuted in Japan.… Continue reading Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: We Asked Microsoft’s Devices Boss About the New Surface Lineup. Here’s What She Said

October 03, 2019 at 07:54PM Just after Microsoft unveiled a number of new Surface gadgets on Wednesday, TIME sat down with Microsoft devices boss Robin Seiler to talk about the company’s latest products and its hardware strategy moving forward. Among the highlights of Microsoft’s new offerings: the dual-screen Surface Neo and Surface Duo, set for… Continue reading Time: We Asked Microsoft’s Devices Boss About the New Surface Lineup. Here’s What She Said

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Microsoft Just Stunned the Tech World With a Foldable Phone and More

October 02, 2019 at 07:30PM Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a handful of new Surface devices, including a pair of unexpected show-stoppers that came in the form of the Surface Neo and Surface Duo, a pair of dual-display devices revealed by Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. “This is industry-pushing technology, and it’s technology pushing possibilities,” said… Continue reading Time: Microsoft Just Stunned the Tech World With a Foldable Phone and More

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: I Spent 2 Weeks With the New Apple Watch. Here’s What I Think About It

October 01, 2019 at 05:53PM When it comes to smartwatches, Apple’s got it on lock. Other wearables exist, but most are pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to the right balance of functionality and performance. And none, no matter your perspective, integrate into the iPhone the way the Apple Watch does. To be fair, it’s got… Continue reading Time: I Spent 2 Weeks With the New Apple Watch. Here’s What I Think About It

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: I Tried the Cheaper iPhone 11 After Reviewing the Pro. Here’s What I Missed

September 24, 2019 at 06:51PM How does one improve Apple’s iPhone, the smartphone that set the standard for what we carry in our pockets today? If you’re Apple, you simply add more to the mix, this time with the $699-and-up iPhone 11. It doesn’t change much visually, but its internal updates and new photography features… Continue reading Time: I Tried the Cheaper iPhone 11 After Reviewing the Pro. Here’s What I Missed

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: The Nintendo Switch Lite Is Ideal for Gamers on the Go

September 20, 2019 at 09:56PM Nintendo’s got a winner on its hands with the Nintendo Switch, there’s no denying it. The hybrid console, whether connected to your TV at home or in your hands while you’re on the go, has revitalized the company, helped spawn an indie game revival, and successfully introduced a new audience… Continue reading Time: The Nintendo Switch Lite Is Ideal for Gamers on the Go

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: With Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App

September 20, 2019 at 03:31PM Consider the professional, if you will. Complete with demanding career, full schedule, and disheveled hair, they need the best of the best when out and about, ostensibly being a “pro.” That need extends to the tools they use, be it a fast laptop, full-frame camera, or set of razor-sharp knives.… Continue reading Time: With Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: What Apple Risks By Doing Momentous Events Without Momentous News

September 16, 2019 at 04:50PM Over the past couple of years, Apple has made one thing abundantly clear: It’s trying to transform from a hardware company into a services company, with subscription offerings like Apple Music and Apple News+ intended to make up ground amid industry-wide slowing smartphone sales. So far, it’s succeeding: The company’s… Continue reading Time: What Apple Risks By Doing Momentous Events Without Momentous News

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Here’s Everything Apple Announced Today, From New iPhones to its Netflix Competitor

September 10, 2019 at 10:31PM Apple on Tuesday revealed the company’s upcoming fall lineup of updated devices, including a trio of new iPhones, a more versatile iPad, and an updated Apple Watch that attempts to mimic its more analog counterparts by showing you the time, all the time. It also made more clear what customers… Continue reading Time: Here’s Everything Apple Announced Today, From New iPhones to its Netflix Competitor

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: How to Decide Between Apple’s New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

September 10, 2019 at 09:13PM Apple on Tuesday unveiled a trio of new iPhone models: The iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new iPhones came alongside a handful of other updated gadgets, including the Apple Watch Series 5 and a seventh-generation entry-level iPad. Apple showcased the new iPhones’… Continue reading Time: How to Decide Between Apple’s New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Apple Is Set to Unveil New iPhones on Tuesday. Here’s How and When to Watch

September 09, 2019 at 04:37PM Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones and more during a Tuesday, Sept. 10 event at its Steve Jobs Theater, part of the new Apple Park campus. Last year’s September announcement brought with it a new lineup of iPhones, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch. This year,… Continue reading Time: Apple Is Set to Unveil New iPhones on Tuesday. Here’s How and When to Watch

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Apple’s Biggest Event of the Year Is Nearly Upon Us. Here’s What to Expect

September 04, 2019 at 03:32PM Apple’s biggest event of the year is set for Sept. 10, when the company is expected to announce anywhere from one to three successors to its current iPhone lineup. But rumors abound, suggesting Apple’s got more than just a few new iPhones to share. Here’s what you should get your… Continue reading Time: Apple’s Biggest Event of the Year Is Nearly Upon Us. Here’s What to Expect