'Twas the week before Christmas, and no new tech was shown, Not a new watch was released, nor tablets, nor phones; The blogs were not restless, for there was still news, In updates and comparisons and years-in-reviews!
This week in tech: the Google Pixel C hits shelves, as does the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Apple breaks the brains of design and tech nerds with their new iPhone battery case, Microsoft updates Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile at the same time, and does it without the carriers getting in the way.
The Samsung Gear VR finally launches, the BlackBerry Priv receives its first update to improve on the mediocre camera, Apple open sources their programming language, and there's a Surface Phone coming! Eventually.
It's about to get hectic all up in this joint. We've got the just-launched Lumia 950 and the impending Lumia 950 XL bringing the heat back to Windows Mobile. And then there's LG, which surprised us all when it announced it, and surprised us again when it cancelled the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE launch. Oh, and Apple Pay launched into Australia and Canada, NVIDIA has a new Shield...
The biggest news this week was simple: the BlackBerry Priv is here. It's BlackBerry's first new phone in several months, and their first running Android. A big screen, a slide up keyboard, and BlackBerry's legendarily rock-solid hardware have combined to make one hell of a phone.
Boo! Before you head out for trick-or-treat tonight, let's catch up on the news: we've got a new Apple TV, reviews for the LG V10, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, Microsoft Band 2, and this little thing called Halo 5: Guardians.