Opinions

Latest Opinions

Amazon Aims for Target With Department Stores, But It Will Miss

For all its experience, Amazon doesn't really understand shopping and, more importantly, shoppers.

By Chandra Steele

How I Got Suckered by an (Alleged) $10M Phone Scam

I knew it wasn't real. I suspected what he was doing. And now he's been charged with fraud.

By Sascha Segan

With Its New Galaxy Flip and Fold, Samsung Hits Apple Where It Hurts

Samsung’s flipping and folding phones are not only novel, but beautiful and powerful. Could this killer combo help Samsung snag market share from Apple?

By Sascha Segan

Is Norton Planning To Kill Free Antivirus?

NortonLifeLock is merging with Avast, which already owned AVG. Add this to Norton’s Purchase of Avira in 2020, and it looks like consolidation is running rampant. How worried should we be that the days of free antivirus are numbered?

By Neil J. Rubenking

Apple Isn’t Protecting Kids Against Sexual Abuse, It’s Protecting Apple

Apple’s efforts to curb the spread of child sexual abuse materials on its platform do more to protect Apple than to stop abuse.

By Max Eddy

Google's Tensor Chip Could Spell Trouble for 5G

Google revealed the chip in its upcoming Pixel 6, a CPU called Tensor that focuses on AI and machine learning. If other chip-makers follow suit, it may be a setback for 5G.

By Sascha Segan

COVID-19 Upended How We Test VPN Speeds

Our new methodology allows for more up-to-date numbers to be published year-round, and produces an unexpected result.

By Max Eddy

It's Time for Microsoft to Update the Xbox Adaptive Controller: 9 Things We Want

Microsoft needs to lean into the inclusive, innovative spirit that made the original XAC a must-have accessory and wow us again with a second-gen XAC.

By Christopher Reardon

Why 5G Desperately Needs the New Samsung Galaxy Fold

Foldable phones require lots of data, and their big, beautiful screens can showcase all the things 5G can do.

By Sascha Segan

In a World Without Vacays, Video Games Saved the Day

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, let’s take a moment to thank gaming for providing a passport for places no one could lock down.

By Jordan Minor

The Freedom Phone Smells Like a Stupid, Cynical Grift

With no specs available, we'd put money on it being an overpriced OEM Android phone running a skin. Americans who really want freedom and privacy can do better.

By Will Greenwald

Everyone In Canada Needs to Change Their Wireless Carrier

Bell? Rogers? Telus? Change horses on the wireless carousel for more data per dollar.

By Sascha Segan

What the Heck Is Up With OnePlus?

Amid merges, leaks, and alarming news stories, the phone maker's communications are careening.

By Sascha Segan

Which US 5G Network Is Fastest? We’re Revving Up to Find Out

We're putting our drivers on the road next week for our first nationwide mobile network speed test since 5G blanketed the US.

By Sascha Segan

Microsoft's Android App Plan For Windows 11 Is Doomed

The Amazon Appstore is a sad dollar-store of forlorn Android apps.

By Sascha Segan

Microsoft Doesn't Want You to Upgrade to Windows 11

Yes, TPM affords more security for your PC, but that’s not why it’s required for Windows 11.

By Michael Muchmore

What to Expect at MWC 2021

This year's 'hybrid' Mobile World Congress show will be sparsely attended and short on news—but there are still some innovations to look forward to, including Samsung wearables and the possible marriage of SpaceX and 5G.

By Sascha Segan

Just How Bad Is the Digital Divide Where You Live?

You can finally see with new government broadband maps that clearly highlight the broadband affordability problem in American cities. It's pretty bleak.

By Sascha Segan

Celebrate Juneteenth By Diversifying Your Gaming Perspectives

Black developers, esports stars, and visionaries exist at every gaming level, so you have no excuse not to show support.

By Jordan Minor

E3: Nintendo's Next Generation Begins in 2022 With Breath of the Wild 2

Nintendo’s E3 Direct shows that the Switch has plenty of life left, but expect radical changes next year.

By Jordan Minor