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Apple TV 4K Is a Damn Good Set-Top Box 

In the years since its release, Apple TV has often lagged behind competitors, seemingly forgotten by Apple in favor of phones, computers, and even watches. And the Apple TV’s status as the “other” on Apple’s list of sales feels evident when you notice how late to the 4K party it is. Roku launched a 4K box […]

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I Love Nearly Every Single Thing About This Gigantic Gaming Laptop

When companies continually try to shoehorn features like curved displays or modular add-ons into devices where they don’t necessarily belong, I often find myself wondering why they’re working so hard to include features of such dubious value. But perhaps the best example of this are all the manufacturers trying to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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I Love Nearly Every Single Thing About This Gigantic Gaming Laptop

When companies continually try to shoehorn features like curved displays or modular add-ons into devices where they don’t necessarily belong, I often find myself wondering why they’re working so hard to include features of such dubious value. But perhaps the best example of this are all the manufacturers trying to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Big Leak Just Revealed Google’s 4 Most Important Devices 2 Weeks Early

Even though Google’s big October 4 event is still a couple weeks out, it seems we’ve just gotten a really good look at the four most important devices we expect the company to announce there. The leaks come courtesy of Droid Life, and include info and prices on a new, smaller version of the Google […]

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I Hate Almost Everything About Fitbit’s New Watch—But There Is One Thing I Love

The “Your Fitbit Ionic is running low on battery” notification arrived on my phone and in my inbox at the same time around one yesterday afternoon, suggesting I take a moment to charge my smartwatch. Instead, I went to a couple of meetings, took the train home, went for a brisk walk with the dog, […]

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You Have to Be Hopelessly Devoted to Antique Computers to Build a Commodore 64 VR Rig

If you don’t have the budget for a $500 Oculus Rift headset and a thousand dollar VR-ready gaming PC, here’s a far cheaper solution. A die-hard Commodore 64 fan created a pair of virtual reality goggles for the classic 8-bit computer that can be easily found for just a few bucks at thrift shops around […]

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iPhone X: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Most Interesting Phone in Years

It’s official, Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone is finally here and it’s called the iPhone X. The phone’s bezels have basically have been eliminated, and its screen is bigger. And returning to a design element from years past, the new phone has a glass back, something we haven’t seen since the iPhone 5s.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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iPhone 8: Wireless Charging, New Camera Features, and a Better Screen

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a lot in common with last year’s iPhone 7, but a new processor, improved camera, wireless charging, and the iPad Pros’s True Tone display might be compelling reasons to upgrade again.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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iPhone 8: Wireless Charging, New Camera Features, and a Better Screen

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a lot in common with last year’s iPhone 7, but a new processor, improved camera, wireless charging, and the iPad Pros’s True Tone display might be compelling reasons to upgrade again.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why the Hell Would Anyone Use a Trackball Mouse?

With its big rolypoly ball and huge hand rest, the venerable trackball mouse looks like a holdover from 1996. Or maybe 1946—that’s the first time a trackball was used as an input device in a computer. Its popularity has waned since the introduction of the mouse and then the trackpad. And for good reason. Those […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Bigger, Badder, But I Still Want More

Forgive me for passing up the chance to beat the exploding battery joke into the ground. Let’s get straight to the point: Samsung’s once dominant flagship phablet is back after a two year hiatus. Sporting a stunning extra-widescreen 18.5:9 display, the new Galaxy Note 8 is bigger and more engaging than ever before,…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Become a Full-Blown Privacy Fanatic With Purism’s Librem Laptop

Concerns over online privacy and security are increasingly changing the way consumers spend their money and behave online. According to a Pew Research study conducted one year ago, 86 percent of internet users have now taken at least some steps to conceal their digital footprints, though many say they would like to do…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Become a Full-Blown Privacy Fanatic With Purism’s Librem Laptop

Concerns over online privacy and security are increasingly changing the way consumers spend their money and behave online. According to a Pew Research study conducted one year ago, 86 percent of internet users have now taken at least some steps to conceal their digital footprints, though many say they would like to do…Read more… Continue […]

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The Fitbit Ionic Might Be the Smartwatch That Unseats Apple

After months of leaks and hints, Fibit has finally revealed its newest wrist wearable: The $300 Fitbit Ionic. Fitbit claims up to four days of battery life, a refined OS that pairs nicely with devices running iOS, Android, and Windows, and a brand new sensor for tracking your heart rate. This smartwatch, which…Read more… Continue […]

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The Essential Phone Is Too Expensive to Have a Camera This Bad

In August 2017, Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, and his disciples at Essential Products descended onto this mortal plane to grace us with the PH-1—a device that seeks to right the wrongs of modern smartphone design. Almost monolithic in appearance, the PH-1, or the Essential Phone as it’s more commonly known, is…Read more… Continue […]

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A Normal Person’s Guide to the Essential Phone, the Most Hyped Gadget of the Summer

In the world of smartphones, the Essential Phone has been anxiously anticipated with the reverence we should probably save for Kendrick Lamar albums. Why? Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, is behind the whole thing. After ditching Google in 2014, Rubin ran off to open a bakery (YUM!), but he’s returned to the world…Read more… […]

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AMD’s Vega Graphics Cards Could Kick Off a War

Every nerd loves a good tech war: Windows vs Mac, Apple vs Android, Intel vs AMD. They give us something to armchair argue about over beers with friends—or to rant over in the comments of illustrious tech blogs. After spending the weekend playing with AMD’s new Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards, I think […]

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