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iPhone X anticipation may be slowing iPhone 8 sales

iPhone X anticipation may be slowing iPhone 8 sales

2017 is a bit of an anomaly year for Apple. Though we've grown used to receiving two new iPhones each year - one standard-sized iPhone and one Plus model - this year we're getting three new iPhones. One of those, as you likely already know, is the iPhone X - a special release that, at least in part, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone's release.

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Razer targets streamers with Kiyo camera and Seiren X mic

Razer targets streamers with Kiyo camera and Seiren X mic

Razer today is announcing two new products aimed directly at gamers who stream on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. The company revealed its new Kiyo webcam and Seiren X standalone microphone today. Both were developed with input from Twitch and YouTube personalities, earning the label of "streamer certified broadcasting hardware" as a result.

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Steam Sale dates list leaks weeks in advance

Steam Sale dates list leaks weeks in advance

Prepare your wallets, because it's nearly time for Steam sales to return. The last major sale that Steam hosted was its annual Summer Sale, and at the end of this year, the Winter Sale will close out 2017 and bring us into the new year. Today the dates for the Steam Winter Sale leaked out, along with dates for two (presumably smaller) sales that will happen in the lead up to the holidays.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro DxOMark camera rating challenges Pixel 2

Huawei Mate 10 Pro DxOMark camera rating challenges Pixel 2

Back when the Google Pixel 2 was announced, Google touted the high marks its camera received from DxOMark. In fact, the Pixel 2 became the highest-rated smartphone camera in DxOMark's history. At the time, we assumed that it wouldn't be long before that score was challenged, and even though Huawei's Mate 10 Pro didn't manage to surpass the Pixel 2 in terms of overall rating, it's coming mighty close.

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Pixel 2 Active Edge remap highlights a big problem

Pixel 2 Active Edge remap highlights a big problem

The Pixel 2's Active Edge is a fairly neat feature, but unfortunately, it's limited in usefulness out of the box. While being able to squeeze the sides of your phone to perform an action seems like it would be really handy, Google has limited you to using it to either silence incoming calls or pull up Google Assistant. In that sense, Active Edge is a lot like the Bixby button - potentially useful, but far too limited by the manufacturer for that usefulness to be fully realized.

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Buying a Pixel 2 today? You might want to skip Google’s pop-up stores

Buying a Pixel 2 today? You might want to skip Google’s pop-up stores

Today is a day the Google faithful have been waiting a couple of weeks for. The Pixel 2 officially goes on sale across the US today, though unfortunately, your options are limited if you're looking to buy, thanks to an exclusivity deal the big G has struck with Verizon. At least Google's got those pop-up stores in Manhattan and Los Angeles you can visit, right?

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Nintendo Switch update 4.0 also adds support for wireless headsets

Nintendo Switch update 4.0 also adds support for wireless headsets

Earlier today, Nintendo pushed an update to Switch consoles that added a few long-requested features. Switch owners now have the ability to move their game data and saves to another console and they can also now record video clips of their gameplay. Though neither feature is perfect just yet, it's definitely a step in the right direction for the Switch, which was certainly feature-poor on launch.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon will mark the end of an era

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon will mark the end of an era

Change is in the air for Pokemon fans. When Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon launch on the Nintendo 3DS next month, they'll be the final mainline Pokemon games for Nintendo's handheld. Afterward, the main series will likely transition over to the Switch.

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Lyft just got an absurd amount of money from Alphabet

Lyft just got an absurd amount of money from Alphabet

That Google parent company Alphabet has a ridiculous amount of money at its disposal isn't exactly a shocking realization for anyone. Today we're seeing Alphabet throw some of that money around by investing a truly eye-watering amount into ride-sharing service Lyft. Such a huge investment could give Lyft the leg-up it needs to really take the fight to Uber.

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Nintendo Switch passes a huge sales milestone in the US

Nintendo Switch passes a huge sales milestone in the US

NPD is gearing up to release another report on the state of the games industry, but before it does, Nintendo is sharing its victories a little early. Nintendo revealed today that the Switch was the best-selling console in the US for the month of September, marking the third month in a row that it's earned that distinction. Making Nintendo executives even happier is the fact that in five of the past seven months, the Switch has beaten all other contenders in terms of sales.

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August Home was just purchased by the world’s biggest lock maker

August Home was just purchased by the world’s biggest lock maker

Assa Abloy announced today that it plans to purchase smart lock manufacturer August Home. Though Assa Abloy might not be a familiar name to some, one of the companies it owns will be: Yale. It would appear that August Home is going to be in good company once it joins Assa Abloy's portfolio.

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Pixel 2 teardown discovers the hardware behind Active Edge

Pixel 2 teardown discovers the hardware behind Active Edge

With the Pixel 2 now available around the US, there's no better time for the arrival of iFixit's teardown. As it does with all flagship phone releases, iFixit has cracked open the Pixel 2, giving us a look at its internal hardware and determining just how easy it will be for end-users to perform DIY repairs. Beyond the fixability rating we always look forward to, this Pixel 2 teardown makes some pretty interesting discoveries.

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