Michael L Hicks
Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.
If you haven't bought Pistol Whip for your VR headset yet, this latest free update will make the best action-rhythm game we've played even better.
Apple and Google each have their own ways to keep your browsing private, but without some of the perks that many VPNs offer.
Designed with military-grade protection and a solar-recharging panel, the Instinct 2X Solar also adds a built-in light that'll be useful for campers or night runners.
Strava is our favorite running app, and the addition of music controls without having to switch to another app is a significant perk that athletes will appreciate.
While the PS5 doesn't support native Bluetooth headphones, you can find a workaround for that. Still, your best bet is to use the Pulse 3D Wireless or just stick to wired.
The $1,500 Meta Quest Pro doesn't require mods and has several useful accessories out of the box, but you may still want to buy a case, blockers, headphones, and other tools.
Garmin is greatly improving its bike computers with features made popular on Garmin running watches, from real-time stamina to daily suggested workouts.
It seems like great Android phones just keep getting cheaper and cheaper. Here's a list of our favorites under $400.
The Galaxy Tab S7 and S8 stuck to an LCD display, a visual downgrade from the pricier models. But DSCC lead Ross Young claims Samsung isn't upselling us this time around.
Both of these mid-level phones give you a large display and excellent performance in the $1,000 price range, but we'd only recommend you buy one of them.
Live View has come a long way in the past few years, adding new tricks like calibrating your location and getting directions in indoor locations like malls and airports.
Google Wallet replaced the Google Pay app, but GPay still exists in some places. How do the two services compare? We'll help you figure out Google's latest confusing rebranding.
Samsung's mid-tier S23 phone costs more than Google's flagship. Do its latest-gen upgrades make it a better value than the excellent Pixel 7 Pro?
The Galaxy S23+ has closed the gap on the iPhone 14 Pro in several areas, compared to previous generations.
The Galaxy S23+ looks and feels pretty darn similar to the S22+, but Samsung did give the newer model a few key upgrades that you'll appreciate.
You can now access features like tab groups and desktop view on Android tablets, though some require Flags to work.
Ever since the Galaxy S20 FE wowed everyone, other Fan Edition phones haven't made much of an impact, and the leaked S23 FE and Tab S8 FE probably won't buck that trend.
Headliners like Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Call of the Mountain only scratch the surface of this epic VR gaming library.
While the Oculus Quest 2 has its own audio solution built-in, many people prefer headphones a little more tailored to their preferences. Here are the best headphones for the Oculus Quest 2.
You can use your Galaxy Watch 5 or 4 as a HRM with just a tap, but you'll need to set things up first with Wear OS.
VR is a fantastic way to burn calories while losing yourself in virtual environments. Here are some of our favorite games and apps to break a sweat.
You need location tracking to use Strava (or a connected fitness watch) properly, but don't let that cause you to be unsafe with your location data.
Google is working on a foldable Pixel phone with Google Tensor hardware. Here's everything we know about the rumored phone, including leaked renders and rumored release date.
If you're hoping the Galaxy Tab S9 series will get a redesign from the Tab S8, think again. Leakers show a remarkably similar look for Samsung's 2023 Plus-sized tablet.
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