2018 Mercedes-AMG GT First Drive: Porsche’s nightmare

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT First Drive: Porsche’s nightmare

In any up-and-coming professional's life, there's a moment where a pressing decision must be made: is it time to buy a Porsche 911? Virtually a uniform for flaunting success at almost any age, the 911 has become synonymous with inconspicuous conspicuous consumption, the acceptable way to flaunt status and cash without making your employees feel too terrible on the morning walk into the office.

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Apple Watch Series 3 teardown still leaves one big mystery

Apple Watch Series 3 teardown still leaves one big mystery

iFixit has been very busy lately. In the past few weeks, we've not only received teardowns for Android flagships like the Essential Phone and the Galaxy Note 8, but last week iFixit also gave us an iPhone 8 teardown in time for its launch day. Today the device getting torn to shreds is the Apple Watch Series 3, and for those of you who have performed repairs on the Apple Watch Series 2, you're in for a few familiar sights.

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Sea Horse project aims to generate huge power using the motion of the ocean

Sea Horse project aims to generate huge power using the motion of the ocean

Professor Tsumoru Shintake and the Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit at OIST are working on a new power generation system that could reap huge benefits. The project is called Sea Horse and it aims to harness energy from the Kuroshio ocean current that flows from the eastern coast of Taiwan to the southeastern parts of Japan. Sea Horse would use submerged turbines that anchor to the sea floor using mooring cables to convert the kinetic energy of sustained natural ocean currents into electricity.

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Firefox on iOS 11 blocks tracking, Firefox Focus gets more tabs

Firefox on iOS 11 blocks tracking, Firefox Focus gets more tabs

Although it may have been seemingly pushed to the sidelines, Firefox remains one the most popular browsers available on all major operating systems. And although it was late to arrive on iOS, it is making up for lost time by introducing new features like, finally, ad and content blocking. It is also adding new features to the Android version of its privacy-focused Firefox Focus which, almost ironically, removes one of the app's key strengths.

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MotorTrend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 2017 is an epic race

MotorTrend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 2017 is an epic race

Since I was 12 and got my first subscription to MotorTrend magazine, I have long thought that the guys who get to work there have the greatest jobs ever. They get to drive all sorts of cool vehicles and drive them fast. They als get to do the World's' Greatest Drag Race, something they have done alongside their Best Driver's Car each year since 2011.

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DIY DeX Laptop turns MacBook Pro into portable DeX Station

DIY DeX Laptop turns MacBook Pro into portable DeX Station

Samsung DeX shows a lot of promise, but half of that promise is rendered useless by the one essential part of that formula: the DeX Station. The idea of using your Galaxy smartphone as your computer is great if your idea of computing is being tethered to your desk all the time. Good luck if you actually want to be productive elsewhere. That is why XDA Junior Member kreal started a DIY project that gutted the insides of a MacBook Pro and turned it into a DeX Laptop.

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2018 Honda Odyssey lands 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA

2018 Honda Odyssey lands 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA

Honda is taking some time to brag on its 2018 Odyssey minivan. The vehicle earned a 5-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA. The Odyssey earned the NHTSA Top Safety Pick+ designation when equipped with the available Honda Sensing and LED headlights. Honda Sensing is standard on Odyssey EX and higher trims, which account for 99% of sales according to Honda.

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Force rebooting an iPhone 8 is like a Konami code

Force rebooting an iPhone 8 is like a Konami code

It may sound prehistoric, but there will always be times when you need to forcibly turn off your smartphone. That may be because it froze or, in the case of Apple devices, you see the dreaded "Connect to iTunes" screen. Since Apple blazed the trail for non-removable batteries, it had to resort to a specific series of button presses to reboot an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. That pattern of presses changed last year with the iPhone 7 and is changing again with the iPhone 8, this time requiring a bit more timing than usual.

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LG V30 to also get Second Year Promise warranty

LG V30 to also get Second Year Promise warranty

The LG V30 hasn't yet actually landed in US shores but it is already sweetening the pot, so to speak. In addition to possibly having one of the most accessible prices among this year's top of the line smartphone, AT&T may have accidentally leaked another offer that could make LG's 2017 champ even more desirable. Like the LG G6 before it, LG might offer the V30 with a two-year warranty instead of just one under its "Second Year Promise" program.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium DxOMark score fails to impress

Sony Xperia XZ Premium DxOMark score fails to impress

You'd think that years, nay decades, of experience in the digital camera market, not to mention a head start in the smartphone camera market would give you a strong lead in the long run. Apparently not, as shown by the Xperia XZ Premium. Taken for a spin by DxOMark, Sony's 2017 premium flagship scores an unimpressive average of 83. While far from being the worst in DxOMark's re-testing phase, it is situated in the lower half of the list, which doesn't do favors for Sony's already floundering smartphone business.

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Android “Check for Updates” button now actually gets latest version

Android “Check for Updates” button now actually gets latest version

Every Android user has been there, whether or not they own a Nexus or an OEM device. They hear that the latest Android version has been rolled out for their device and they head on over to the Settings up in the hopes of getting it. But no matter how many times you mash that "Check for Updates" button, it's not going to happen if it's not yet meant to be. Now, however, it finally does, but it's not as straightforward as you might think.

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Huawei Maimang 6 official, 18:9 screen, 4 cameras

Huawei Maimang 6 official, 18:9 screen, 4 cameras

Even before the Huawei Mate 10 could break cover, it seems that its "smaller" sibling has gotten a head start. In China, Huawei officially revealed the Maimang 6. A weird name for English-speaking markets, the smartphone might be known internationally by another name: the Mate 10 Lite. If true, then we are already getting a glimpse of the direction tht Huawei is taking its handsets, which, unsurprisingly, includes an 18:9 "FullView" display and an odd but totally not groundbreaking "quad-camera" system.

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