Not the next-gen network speeds we were promised

Patrick
ATT 5G Phones

Carriers in the US may have launched their commercial 5G networks in 2019, but the next-generation technology is still in its infancy. Coverage is spotty, supporting phones are still few and far between, and so far the high-speed gear in the hands of consumers has failed to meet the hype. Unfortunately, that includes AT&T 5G.

I spent several weeks testing AT&T‘s 5G network on a couple different devices and came away wholly unimpressed. There are lots of reasons why, and they’re worth digging into in our short AT&T 5G review.

See also: The best 5G phones you can buy

The iconic Arecibo Telescope goes quiet after major damage

Patrick

That’s a big dish! The Arecibo radio telescope in its salad days.

Early Monday morning, a cable suspended over the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico broke and left a 100-foot-long gash in the dish of the iconic radio telescope. The 3-inch diameter cable also caused damage to the panels of the Gregorian dome that is suspended hundreds of feet above the dish and houses the telescope’s receivers. It is unclear what caused the cable to break or when radio astronomers using the telescope will be able to resume their research.

“This was an auxiliary cable used to support the

An erratic fitness watch best avoided

Patrick
An image of the Amazfit Stratos 3 lying on grass

Chinese wearables company Huami makes decent fitness watches and bands, and I’ve had the opportunity to use and review quite a few of them. I was rather impressed by the $70 Amazfit Bip S for all the features it packed into that affordable price point.

The Amazfit Stratos 3 is a much more expensive device, coming in at $199. With numerous sports modes, an advertised two-week battery life, built-in GPS, heart rate monitoring, and more, you would think you’re getting a great bargain for the price. In fact, when I reported about its launch in India, I thought the Amazfit

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: small changes to a known formula

Patrick

Five years since the first Apple Watch and a full seven years on from Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, we know what a smartwatch is. We know that it’s not going to replace your smartphone anytime soon, that it will need to be charged every day or two, and that its best functions are for fitness tracking and seeing notifications when your phone isn’t in your hand.

Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the $399-and-up Galaxy Watch 3, does not do anything to change those expectations. In fact, there isn’t much difference between the Galaxy Watch 3 and any smartwatch that’s come out in the

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