Sean Riley

Senior Editor

Sean has been covering mobile tech professionally for almost a decade with a focus on app reviews, wearables and mobile photography. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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Doogee S95 Review: Indestructible and affordable

Jul 24th - Buying a rugged smartphone used to mean paying a premium for out of date hardware, something that may have been fine on a worksite, but it wouldn’t be the sort of device you would want to use in your home life. All of that has changed within the last couple of years with a number …

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Kwikset Halo smart lock review: A smart addition to your home security

Jul 10th - Home security has been one of the more obvious and practical beneficiaries of the booming smart home industry over the last several years. Kwikset was one of the first traditional door lock companies to get into the smart home market with early efforts like the Kevo and the Premis that relied on Bluetooth alone for …

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Amazon’s newest Fire HD 8 tablets get a massive $30 price cut today only

Jun 29th - While Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablets may not be able to replace your laptop like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6, they are phenomenal content consumption devices for watching or listening to streaming content from any of your favorite services and of course, they cost hundreds less than Samsung’s tablets.Today only those savings are getting ramped up …

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Five new iOS 14 features we’d love to see on Android

Jun 24th - While a great deal of Apple’s iOS presentation at WWDC yesterday seemed to be a cover album of Android’s greatest hits of the last decade, there were a few features that I thought Android could possibly borrow in return.With the exception of one of these features they are relatively minor tweaks, so if it seems …

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Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch review: Rugged and affordable fitness companion

Jun 2nd - Wear OS has finally been showing some feeble signs of life over the last year, but wearables for Android users remain a very open market at this point with nothing even vaguely dominant as the Apple Watch is for iOS users. Personally I have gravitated to some of the best fitness trackers for the last few …

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Polar’s rugged Grit X fitness smartwatch offers 40 hours of GPS battery life

Apr 22nd - Today Polar has announced its new Grit X fitness smartwatch with incredibly advanced training features in a rugged body.Polar built one of the most powerful Android Wear watches that we had the pleasure to use in the Polar M600 and has continued to make some of the best fitness-focused smartwatches of the last few years …

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Best Android Phones of 2020 (Q1 Update)

Mar 23rd - While smartphone releases and events are among the obviously less critical things that have been disrupted by the ongoing health crisis, we’ve still seen a number of new devices released this year and as such, it’s time to start ranking the best smartphones of 2020!There were updates to every category, so whatever your smartphone priorities …

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Kami announces wireless outdoor security camera with 6 months of battery life

Feb 26th - Kami, for those that aren’t familiar with it, is a smart home security brand from Yi Technology, the imaging company behind the Yi 4K Action Camera which we reviewed a few years ago. The company aims to deliver comparable image quality and functionality to the top names in the industry like Nest or Arlo at …

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Best fitness trackers in 2020

Feb 25th - While Wear OS is showing signs of life again in 2020, for many of us a fitness tracker is still the better wearable option to pair with our Android phones. Fitness trackers can deliver the features most people are looking for from their wearable like basic notifications and of course fitness tracking at a more …

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Lenovo Yoga C940 14 Review: A powerful do-it-all option

Feb 4th - Lenovo has been one of the most dominant players in the 2-in-1 space with its Yoga line for years, with the Yoga C940 as the latest iteration. While I’ve had coworkers that used them and I had a chance to spend a few minutes with some of the previous models here and there, this was …

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Nexus 6P settlement payments of up to $400 will be made by March 11th

Jan 24th - Nexus 6P owners that put in a claim last year should finally be getting their money in the next couple of months according to the latest status report from the court in the class-action lawsuit. For some that could mean up to $400, depending on the nature and resolution of the issues for the malfunctioning …

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ZTE Blade 10 Prime review: Impressive option below $200

Jan 24th - Like a lot of us, I have a tendency to focus on the high end of the smartphone market, but keeping our best budget smartphones and best budget flagship smartphone lists up-to-date in 2019 helped change that for me.As I am quick to point out on both of those lists, the quality of smartphone that …

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Steam support is in the pipeline for Chrome OS

Jan 17th - In an interview with Android Police last week at CES, Google’s Director of Product Management for Chrome OS, Kan Liu indicated that the Chrome team has been working on Steam support.Now before you get too excited, there was no talk of delivery dates, so don’t go looking for Steam support in the next Chrome OS …

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Hands-On: A high-end Chrome OS contender

Jan 17th - One of the few surprises of CES 2020 for me was the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, I’ll freely concede it isn’t a groundbreaking new innovation, but it is a step forward for Chromebooks that I didn’t expect out of anyone other than Google.The $999 starting price was the attention grabber for most people as we have …