HDR10 video plays without a problem, and some of the stunning movies look even better when you zoom in so it fills the whole of the screen, which at the same time brings the cascading edge into play. The audio is good too, with a single speaker on the bottom of the phone, plus audio from the speaker used for voice calls at the top of the screen. There’s plenty of volume and a decent amount of bass, but also a degree of vibration through the body of the phone. Overall, the Edge is an excellent media smartphone. … [Read more...] about Motorola Edge review: Stunning display, good price
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Keyboard and touchpad The Inspiron 14 5000 doesn’t equip the excellent keyboard you’ll find on its more expensive XPS line, but instead uses a version with smaller keycaps and less spacing that makes for a bit of a cramped feel. The mechanism is OK, with good travel and a click that’s precise and doesn’t bottom out uncomfortably. If you’re a fast-touch typist, you may not hit your maximum speed with this keyboard, but you won’t be too far off. … [Read more...] about Dell Inspiron 14 5000 review: Too cheap for its own good?
For music, I found this bar to be stellar. Polk is a company that made its name in audio first after all, unlike the bigger brands like Vizio, Samsung, and LG. The company has a history of making music-friendly speakers, so it came as no surprise to me that the bar is capable of delightfully clear reproduction of tracks like Mumford & Sons’ Lover of the Light. As far as bass is concerned, the S3’s compact woofer handled short, punchy low notes effectively. But when asked to reach lower, or when the bass was increased via the bar’s remote, the sub succumbed to the limitations of its size and unfortunately sounded like it was stretching for a frequency it just couldn’t quite reach. If you don’t ask too much of it, you’ll be happy with this subwoofer — you just must be cognizant of what it can and can’t do. … [Read more...] about Polk Audio Signa S3 review: A good bar lost among great competition
“This year, we expect more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than average, and our predicted ACE range extends well above NOAA’s threshold for an extremely active season,” said Dr. Gerry Bell, with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, in a statement. … [Read more...] about NOAA updates its 2020 hurricane season forecast — and it’s not good news
In our web-browsing test, which is a good indicator of general productivity longevity, the Yoga C640 lasted about 10.5 hours, an hour behind the Yoga C630. Again, the Yoga C640 scored well for a Windows 10 laptop — it beats out the Acer Swift 3’s 8 hours, for example — but it’s not in a different class entirely. It’s when I ran our video test that loops a 1080p Avengers trailer until the battery gave out that the Yoga C640 shocked me. It ran for just over 23 hours, the best score we’ve seen in this test. That even beat the very expensive Dell Latitude 7400, our previous leader, by a full 80 minutes. … [Read more...] about Lenovo Yoga C640 review: The ultimate laptop for students?