Articles By Tom Li

Can a Chromebook replace a Windows PC? A week with the Google Pixelbook Go

When Google announced the Pixelbook Go at its Made by Google event in October, I was too enamoured with the Pixel 4 to pay it any attention. In an equal mix of familiarity

Published on: November 4th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Google’s new Paper Phone; WhatsApp sues Israeli surveillance firm; No more political ads on Twitter

Today’s Hashtag Trending episode sees Google replacing phones with paper, WhatsApp dishing out a new lawsuit, and Twitter banning political ads. Thank you for tuning in, it’s Thursday, Oct. 31st, and I’m your

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – New Huawei foldable phone; Google’s new Montreal game studio; Google bricks Google home speakers

Huawei to launch Mate Xs foldable smartphone in March 2020, Montreal will be the first city to house a Google stadia game studio, Google bricks a number of devices through firmware update. Thank

Published on: October 25th, 2019 Tom Li

Telus IoT Shop lets businesses buy IoT data without credit checks

Telus recently launched an IoT Shop for small enterprises and developers to easily purchase IoT connectivity for product development and equipment testing. Traditional IoT connectivity needs businesses to meet a volume requirement. In

Published on: October 23rd, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Pixel 4(K) recording frame cap; Adobe helps with creativity; Spotify giving away Google Home Mini

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphones don’t support 4K recording at 60 fps, Adobe is looking to inspire tired creatives, Spotify is giving away a Google Home Mini to premium subscribers. Thank you for tuning

Published on: October 23rd, 2019 Tom Li

Google Pixel 4 XL review: features aplenty, short on battery

The Pixel 4 continues to build on Google's legendary camera legacy with an improved camera array. It's a phenomenal shooter, but it's not distinctly better than the last generation's Pixel 3 XL. What

Published on: October 21st, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Made by Google event recap

Hashtag Trending is all about Google today. At its launch event in New York City, Google launched its Pixel 4 smartphones, Pixelbook Go Chromebook, and the wireless Pixel buds. Thank you for tuning

Published on: October 16th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Apple removes police tracker app; global PC shipment rising; Apple reactivates voice data collection

Apple removes app that tracks Hong Kong police movement, global PC shipment hits a seven-year high, Apple reinstates voice data collection. That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Friday, Oct. 11th,

Published on: October 11th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending- You need to install this Windows update; macOS upgrade woes; Twitter phone number mess

Microsoft asks users to install a critical patch once again, Apple macOS Catalina messes up music tools, Twitter uses authentication phone numbers to create ads. That’s all the tech news that’s trending today.

Published on: October 10th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – No Adobe for Venezuela; Apple buries iTunes; Instagram goes dark

Adobe deactivates all Adobe accounts in Venezuela, MacOS Catalina kills iTunes, Instagram gets a dark mode! That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Wednesday, Oct. 9th, and I’m your host, Tom

Published on: October 9th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Ransomware cripples hospitals; new Amazon tablets; Sonos Speaker subscription?

Three Alabama hospitals fold to ransomware demands, Amazon releases new budget tablets, Sonos launches speaker subscription. That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Tuesday, Oct. 8th, and I’m your host, Tom

Published on: October 8th, 2019 Tom Li

Microsoft returns to making phones, teases dual-screen Surface Duo

NEW YORK --- In an unexpected move, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo, a foldable Surface tablet smartphone, at its Surface launch event in New York. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU78s9ExFFA It's difficult to judge exactly what role

Published on: October 3rd, 2019 Tom Li

Microsoft Surface Pro X uses a custom Qualcomm-made SQ1 processor

The last time Microsoft put an ARM processor in a Surface was in 2012 when the series first launched. Powered by an Nvidia Tegra chip, the Surface RT (Run Time) was ill-received due

Published on: October 3rd, 2019 Tom Li

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 2019 laptop review: As flexible as you are

I'm saying it: the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is quite possibly my favorite laptop this year. Its solid build quality, abetted by the phenomenal keyboard and long battery life, is everything I could ask

Published on: September 24th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Google voice data privacy; gaming scholarships; Apple to retain Mac Pro production in the U.S.

Google promises not to store your voice data, colleges are giving gamers scholarships, Apple to keep its Mac Pro production in the U.S. That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Tuesday,

Published on: September 24th, 2019 Tom Li