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Apple shipped me a 79-pound iPhone repair kit to fix a 1.1-ounce battery

Apple has launched its Self-Service Repair program for its iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and third-gen iPhone SE, letting customers repair them for the first...

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The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is a nice smartwatch many of us can’t buy

The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is the company’s latest smartwatch running on its proprietary HarmonyOS 2 software. However, it won’t be available in...

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Vivo’s new flagship has a bigger, better in-display fingerprint sensor

Vivo has announced the X80 Pro, its latest flagship phone. Key features included its Zeiss-branded camera setup and a larger fingerprint sensor...

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Ford F-150 Lightning first drive: quiet storm

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a fun, familiar, and occasionally thrilling electric truck. And while there are some tradeoffs, Ford stuck to the basics...

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Sony’s Xperia 1 IV is a pricey proof of concept

Among the Sony Xperia 1 IV’s three rear cameras is a 3.5–5.2x optical zoom lens — the first in a phone. Other specs include a 6.5-inch OLED...

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The Rig 800 is still the most comfortable wireless gaming headset I’ve tried

The Nacon Rig 800 wireless gaming headset used to be made by Plantronics and was a comfort champ around 2017. It’s back with a new charging dock...

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Lenovo’s Slim 7i Carbon has 12th Gen chips and weighs just 2.13 pounds

At 2.13 pounds, the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon should be one of the lightest laptops you can buy this year. It starts at $1,299 and has a 90Hz 2.5k...

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The Duovox Mate Pro is a tiny camera that truly sees in the dark

The Duovox Mate Pro is a new camera that just launched on Kickstarter. It has an extremely sensitive Sony STARVIS sensor that you’d normally find...

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WaterField finally made a great Analogue Pocket case

Hands-on review of the Analogue Pocket Pouch from WaterField Designs. It’s one of the first practical cases designed for the Analogue Pocket. Once...

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Test-riding VanMoof’s new S5 and A5 e-bikes

The VanMoof S5 and A5 will ship in July with a new higher price, three-speed e-shifter, Halo Ring interface that replaces the iconic display, and a...

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I saw Samsung’s first-ever QD-OLED TV, and it’s impressive

Samsung’s first-ever QD-OLED TV, the S95B, features a new type of panel that can produce richer colors at higher brightness than existing OLED TVs...

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It’s hard to believe Samsung’s new, matte The Frame is actually a TV

For 2022, Samsung is introducing a matte version of The Frame that cuts way back on glare, and it makes artwork showcased on the screen look like...

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The real magic mouse is made by Logitech, not Apple

Logitech’s Powerplay wireless charging system just works, keeping your Logitech G gaming mouse continuously charged. It’s far more magical than...

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The Steam Deck just got a dual-touchpad keyboard and some much-needed fixes

The Steam Deck shipped with a lot of bugs, but some of them just got ironed out — including a lot of Wi-Fi issues. There’s also a new dual...

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Honey, I decapitated the MacBook

Converting a MacBook or other laptop into a screen-less "slabtop" is a completely different experience. Although Apple didn’t give us a...

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Shortwave just rescued my inbox from the drudgery of Gmail

Shortwave, an alternative Gmail client from former Google employees, is a Google Inbox successor that takes the heavy lifting out of sifting through...

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GTA Online’s next-gen version is prettier and easier to get into

Rockstar Games launched the next-gen version of GTA Online, which brings more detailed graphics, faster load times, and importantly, an overhauled...

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Universal Control is Apple’s most impressive new feature in years

Universal Control is a brand new feature that lets you multitask between macOS and iPad OS while using the same keyboard and mouse. It’s Apple at...

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Xiaomi 12 Pro global flagship announced for $999

Xiaomi has announced the international launch of its latest flagship phone, the Xiaomi 12 Pro. It goes toe-to-toe with Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series...

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Green phones, ranked

Apple is now offering the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro in green color options. We compared the standard green iPhone 13 with the "alpine...

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The Magic Leap 2 isn’t a revolution, but it’s a visible improvement

The Magic Leap 2, a second-generation augmented reality headset scheduled for release in fall of 2022, remains clunky but improves the size and field...

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Hands-on with Alienware’s new, curved QD-OLED gaming monitor

Alienware’s 34-inch curved QD-OLED gaming monitor goes on sale March 9th, 2022 for $1,299.99. We’ve spent a few hours with this exciting monitor...

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The Steam Deck’s FSR vividly shows why a Nintendo Switch Pro would rule

Valve’s Steam Deck proves that a Nintendo Switch with DLSS upscaling could be a real boon to gamers and developers who want more resolution or...

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You can now play Valve’s free 30-minute Portal spinoff, even if you don’t have a Steam Deck

Valve’s free Aperture Desk Job reveals the answer to one of Portal 2’s biggest unanswered questions, and you can download and play it right now...

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Realme announces $725 GT2 Pro flagship with ‘bio-based polymer’ design

Realme has announced its new flagship, the GT2 Pro. It uses a new material designed in collaboration with Naoto Fukasawa that the company says...

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Inside Galactic Starcruiser, Disney’s hotel where everyone becomes a Star Wars character

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is Disney’s new flagship immersive and interactive Star Wars hotel. Want to know what it’s like aboard the...

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Oppo’s Find X5 Pro flagship is finally official

Oppo has announced its latest flagship phone, the Find X5 Pro. It’s the company’s highest-end device yet, with the specs you’d expect from a...

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Realme 9 Pro and Pro Plus announced with color-changing new design

Realme has announced the Realme 9 Pro and Pro Plus, two new phones that now sit at the top of its extremely popular mid-range numbered series. The 9...

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