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4 Hours Ago   It’s Prime Day again. Technically Prime Days because it’s not going to end until 11:59 pm PT. That leaves you a few hours more to think deeply about what you want to spend your hard-earned money on.

6 Hours Ago   Smartphones are getting more powerful and more stylish but the one thing that they don’t seem to be getting better at is battery life. Having a large battery or even day-long battery life seems almost antithetical to modern high-end smartphones and their slim designs.

7 Hours Ago   There are only a few holdouts among smartphone OEMs still making smartwatches. In contrast, the wearable market is flooded with designer and fashion brands adding some smarts and screens to their timepieces.

8 Hours Ago   Apple just launched its mid-year lineup of MacBook Pros and not without some controversy, specifically around the keyboard. The mid-2018 generation features much-needed upgrades in specs but keeps everything else almost the same.

8 Hours Ago   Mobile gaming is starting to mirror the larger gaming market more and more. Not only is it an increasingly profitable business, the hardware, accessories, and designs are starting to creep into smartphones.

14 Hours Ago   The consumer tech market today seems to have embraced a “launch and forget” strategy. That’s almost true for smartphones, at least after two years, and even more so for other accessories.

22 Hours Ago   Motorola just announced the Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition, its first Android Go phone following in the footsteps of the Moto X4 Android One Edition.

23 Hours Ago   It’s amusing to see Microsoft receiving a bit more coverage for what it doesn’t do than what it does. Especially when it comes to its mobile strategy.

Yesterday   Smartphone designs these days can be grouped into three buckets. There’s the futuristic like the Vivo NEX and OPPO Find X, the notched like the iPhone X, and “everyone else”.

Yesterday   2018 hasn’t exactly been good for Tesla, with the company being embroiled in not a few high-profile scandals. Those range from poor working conditions to low Model 3 production output to, unfortunately, an Autopilot-related death.

Yesterday   Nintendo has probably struck gold twice with the Switch, first with the console itself and then with its Labo platform. The cardboard-based educational platform was meant to teach younger owners things like programming and crafting but naturally appealed to users of all ages.

Yesterday   It seems that Samsung might be out to prove Google wrong when it comes to Android tablets. More than just preparing the premium Galaxy Tab S4, the manufacturer is also expected to unveil the Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 and the Galaxy Tab A2 10.5, a.k.a.

Yesterday   The Vivo NEX is definitely one of the most interesting phones to come this year, but its elevating camera does raise a few questions. What does that novelty cost in terms of durability?

3 Days Ago   Weather can change at a moment’s notice, calm and stable one minute and dangerous the next. If anything, the weather is anything but the calm and pretty visuals that most weather apps would like you to think.

3 Days Ago   Like any other game console developer, Nintendo is not in favor of emulators. But unlike other game console developers, it actually uses emulators for its own benefit.

4 Days Ago   If you’re a Pokemon fan who has been undecided on getting a Switch, you probably already know that Nintendo may have finally given you a reason to do so with the announcement of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

4 Days Ago   With few exceptions, like the HomePod or, worse, the AirPower wireless charger, you can almost always expect Apple device announcements to be quickly followed by their retail availability.

4 Days Ago   The iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and LCD iPhone have almost all been leaked to death, but one new speculation could stir up the hornets’ nest.

4 Days Ago   While many still swear by Google’s second-gen Pixels as the smartphones to beat, even their fiercest fans won’t deny how problematic they were at launch. And while the Pixel 2 XL has the lion’s share of complaints, even the smaller Pixel 2 was not without problems.

4 Days Ago   With its Surface line, Microsoft has stumbled upon an almost niche market of creatives and office workers who love to blend analog input with digital media.

4 Days Ago   The Galaxy Note 9 reveal is less than a month away but, truth be told, there is almost nothing we don’t know about it at this point.

4 Days Ago   China is home to majority of the world’s manufacturing and assembling plants. It is also the most populated country in the world. These two factors together mean that China’s energy requirements and pollution output is higher than any other country and it’s not a sustainable situation, especially for those invested in China’s products.

4 Days Ago   Microsoft just revealed the Surface Go, its lightest, slimmest, and cheapest Surface tablet yet. Cheapest is relative only to other Surface 2-in-1s and it’s hardly iPad thin or slim.

5 Days Ago   Adopting the slogan and strategy of “Windows as a Service” is admittedly one of the best things Microsoft has ever done for the operating system. Now in its third year, Windows 10 has already received five major updates, almost twice a year.

5 Days Ago   Microsoft launched the Surface Go clearly as a response to Apple’s and Google’s stronger push into the education market. Specifically, it’s meant to battle the 2018 iPad and Acer Chromebook Tab 10 head-on.

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