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For Pixel 3, bigger isn’t better

For Pixel 3, bigger isn’t better

Bigger isn't always better, and in the case of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, it's the smaller of the two smartphones that has my vote. Both smartphones share much the same feature-set, including Google's tremendous computational camera system. Indeed, it's that parity of talents which makes the Pixel 3 all the more appealing.

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I’m no notch-hater but jeez, this Pixel 3 XL

I’m no notch-hater but jeez, this Pixel 3 XL

I'm not a notch hater. Honestly, I'm a little surprised that that's a sentence you can say in 2018 and have it relate to an actual controversy in the tech world, but nobody said this year would make any sense. Anyway, I don't have an instant revulsion to phone display notches, but I have to say, I'm not feeling the Pixel 3 XL's screen right now.

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Facebook picked a terrible time to try to sell us a smart camera

Facebook picked a terrible time to try to sell us a smart camera

Facebook wants to put an internet-connected smart camera into your home, that knows where you are in the room, and has access to your friends list, and no this isn't a Black Mirror episode. The new Facebook Portal and Portal+ video calling devices picked an awkward time to launch today, given recent disclosures by the social network about lapses in account security. That said, you could well argue that there really isn't a good time for Facebook to try to put cameras in your kitchen or living room.

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The big Galaxy S10 release and why I’ll wait for the Note

The big Galaxy S10 release and why I’ll wait for the Note

This week we're having a peek at the Galaxy S10's various rumored features and explore reasons why you might want to wait for the Note. We're looking pretty far out into the future, here, so keep that in mind whilst perusing the details. The Galaxy S10 will be marketed as the next big thing from Samsung, and the home to some wild or otherwise impressive features. But do you want it first, or do you want it finessed?

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How Pokemon Red and Blue paved the way for Switch today

How Pokemon Red and Blue paved the way for Switch today

20 years ago today, Pokemon Red and Blue launched in North America, sparking what can really only be described as a media phenomenon. What started with two innocuous titles for a platform at the end of its life quickly grew into one of the most successful gaming franchises in the world, second only to Mario in terms of lifetime sales. Though many people considered it a fad at the time, Pokemon has endured for these past two decades, morphing into a media giant that shows no signs of slowing down. Today, at a time when the Pokemon franchise is approaching a major turning point, we're going to take a look back at where it all started.

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If Facebook just logged you out, don’t log back in again

If Facebook just logged you out, don’t log back in again

Facebook has logged 50 million users out of their compromised accounts today, along with 40 million more as a precaution, and frankly you might want to just not bother logging back in again. This latest forced detox from the increasingly controversial social network comes as Facebook admits a security glitch in one of its profile privacy features could've allowed hackers to gain access to the accounts of millions.

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These Oculus expressive avatars are the unsettling future of VR everywhere

These Oculus expressive avatars are the unsettling future of VR everywhere

Oculus will launch personalized expressive avatars later this year, adding the ability to show facial expressions and more through the virtual versions of each VR user. It's part of the Facebook-owned company's attempt to reach a billion users, something social network CEO Mark Zuckerberg concedes that Oculus is only around 1-percent of the way to completing so far.

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First Android phone launched 10 years ago: how far we’ve come

First Android phone launched 10 years ago: how far we’ve come

Ten years ago, the first commercial Android smartphone, the T-Mobile G1, was launched. While it came on the heels of the iPhone and was, naturally, seen as Google desperately chasing after Apple. But in the 10 years since that fateful September day, Android has grown from what many thought would be yet another failed Google experiment into the world’s largest smartphone platform, transforming smartphones and the tech world at large and, in a twist of fate, even shaping some of the iPhone’s features along the way.

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Will we ever trust a Facebook smart display?

Will we ever trust a Facebook smart display?

Facebook wants to put a camera in your home, and I can't decide if the company is tone-deaf, supremely confident, or some odd combination of the two. The delayed Facebook "Portal" smart speaker will take on Amazon's Echo Show and Google Smart Displays, so the rumor mill would have it, delivering video calls and more as the latest incarnation of the social network's attempt to encourage communication.

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The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

Tesla may have had the early bird advantage in electric cars, but while increasing competition from vehicles like the new 2019 Audi e-tron may give Elon Musk's business plan a headache, for drivers it's all good news. The new electric SUV won't just headline Audi's new electric car strategy when it arrives in dealerships next year: it'll also mark a turning point in a new EV infrastructure that's great news for Tesla drivers too.

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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max: To Upgrade or Not

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max: To Upgrade or Not

Another year, another batch of new iPhones. More than just the beginning of a new breed of iPhones, last year’s iPhone X is changing the narrative ever so slightly when it comes to upgrading to the latest and greatest. Yes, it’s an “S” generation, but, unlike before, the decision isn’t as clear-cut. But rather than directly answer the question of whether you should upgrade or not, it might be better to consider not what you’re upgrading to but where you’re upgrading from.

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Apple’s September 12th 2018 event: what to expect

Apple’s September 12th 2018 event: what to expect

We’re counting down the hours to Apple’s much awaited event of the year, even if it’s still more than 24 hours away. But while the event on 12th September is already earmarked for that iPhone, the story hardly that simple. Yes, we are getting new iPhones, but which ones? And it won’t be arriving alone either. Over the past months, even all the way back to late 2017, we’ve been inundated with rumors, leaks, and tips about Apple’s next mobile devices and wearables. And even if those don’t come to pass, they were strong enough to have changed the face of the market way before the next-gen iPhone X. To help you navigate through tomorrow’s big day, here’s the Cliff Notes version of what we’re expecting to be unveiled.

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