Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs are ready to take on Ryzen 4000 mobile

Patrick
Enlarge / Joe Exotic was not given a pass to attend Architecture Day 2020.

This Tuesday, Intel held an all-day virtual “Architecture Day” conference and took attendees on a deep dive into the architecture of upcoming products in all categories: CPUs, GPUs (dedicated and integrated), and FPGAs. We learned a lot about what Intel’s been working on and why, with the most concrete details being about the most imminent release—next month’s Tiger Lake laptop processors.

Ditching the ticks, tocks, and plusses

How Samsung’s beans broke the mold of wireless earbuds

Patrick

It wasn’t hard to spot Yongseok Bang, lead designer of the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the moment I joined a video call with him and other employees gathered around a table in one of Samsung’s South Korea conference rooms. Directly in front of Bang was a black notebook with a big white bean stamped on the front. He quickly confirmed to me that the team had internally called Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds by the same “beans” nickname that the rest of us did once the leaks began. Samsung went in a different direction with the final branding

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: All-around great

Patrick

After a brief stint with Wear OS (then Android Wear), Samsung ditched Google’s smartwatch platform for its own. This resulted in a stunted app ecosystem and some compatibility issues, but over time helped Samsung’s smartwatches blossom into the well-rounded wearables we’re familiar with today. The latest Samsung watch exudes premium hardware and a breadth of features you can really only get from one other company.

Read Android Authority’s full Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review to find out why it’s the best Apple Watch alternative you can buy.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 buyer’s guide, specs, FAQs, and more

Tile Slim Review: What’s peace of mind worth?

Patrick

I bought a Tile Slim to help my occasional forgetfulness. I’m pleased to report mostly good things about how well it worked, how it performed in my wallet, and its value for money. However, there are a few considerations here.

Just so you understand, I’m sometimes forgetful about physical objects. I do sometimes, just occasionally, misplace my wallet or my phone. Asking my Nest Home to “find my phone” has saved me some bother. Then I lost my wallet for about two weeks and that brought everything to a head. (This was during complete lockdown, so it had

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