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Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

What with apps, smart speakers, and smart displays, it feels sometimes like the connected home forgot about how useful a simple button can be. Lutron's Aurora always-ready smart bulb dimmer is a $40 fix for a thoroughly first-world problem, but don't let that put you off. If you're a Philips Hue user, Aurora may very well be the answer to your prayers.

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Pixel 4 revealed by Google itself

Pixel 4 revealed by Google itself

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - at least, that seems to be the strategy behind the new Google Pixel 4 being leaked... by Google itself. Hot on the heels of a whole spate of renders, mock-ups, feature and hardware rumors, and more over the past few weeks, Google has waded into the fray itself with an official (and very early) sighting of the smartphone.

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Nintendo Switch E3 2019: Every trailer from Nintendo’s E3 Direct

Nintendo Switch E3 2019: Every trailer from Nintendo’s E3 Direct

As it does every year, Nintendo made its big E3 2019 announcement by way of a special Nintendo Direct. The Direct clocked in at just around 40 minutes long and previewed a number of games that are coming to the console in the (hopefully) near future. If you missed the show, this is where you'll find all of the trailers that premiered during Nintendo's E3 Direct - every single one of them.

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Roborock S6 Review: One-button simplicity

Roborock S6 Review: One-button simplicity

Over the past several weeks we've been using the Roborock S6, a robot vacuum made to take on the biggest names in the industry. Roborock does not have the name recognition of the Ecovacs, the Neato, or iRobot's Roomba, but it's a robot. It doesn't know how popular it is - all it need to know is where to go to clean. With LDS Navigation and suction power equal to that of a Neato Botvac D7 Connected, this machine is ready to pick up all your dust immediately.

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All-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: 7-seat compact crossover

All-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: 7-seat compact crossover

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the concept GLB at the Shanghai International Auto Show, and at the time, it appeared to ticked all the right boxes for a small and capable SUV. It’s built on a compact platform while offering to seat seven passengers with all-wheel-drive, and a modern cabin.

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Acer Swift 7 Review: The impossibly thin ultrabook

Acer Swift 7 Review: The impossibly thin ultrabook

Acer has launched one of the thinnest, lightest laptops available with the new Swift 7 model. This insanely svelte ultrabook sports a 14-inch display, two USB-C ports, and an impossibly slim design that demands attention. The laptop arguably sets a new bar for ultrabooks as far as portability is concerned, but how does it perform as an everyday work and play laptop?

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Xbox E3 2019 round up: Every single trailer from Microsoft’s press conference

Xbox E3 2019 round up: Every single trailer from Microsoft’s press conference

Microsoft hosted its E3 2019 press conference yesterday, and just like last year, it was packed to the brim with new announcements and trailers. In recent years Microsoft has adopted something of a "blink and you'll miss it" format, giving us game announcements rapid-fire for pretty much the entire duration of its show. There was a lot to take in and some things inevitably fell through the cracks, so here's every trailer that debuted at Microsoft's E3 2019 show yesterday.

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Xbox Project Scarlett next-gen revealed for 2020 with Halo Infinite

Xbox Project Scarlett next-gen revealed for 2020 with Halo Infinite

As expected, Microsoft devoted some of its E3 2019 show to dishing the first details about the next-generation Xbox. We didn't get to see the console itself, but, much like Sony did with the PlayStation 5, Microsoft is painting the next Xbox's capabilities in broad strokes. In the end, we're left with the feeling that the next Xbox will be able to go toe-to-toe with the PlayStation 5, setting the stage for another round of the console wars.

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Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 packs Bluetooth and is super-customizable

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 packs Bluetooth and is super-customizable

There's a new Xbox Elite controller in town, and if you take your gaming seriously - on Xbox or PC - then you should be paying attention. The new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 made its official debut at Microsoft's E3 2019 keynote today, billed as "the world's most advanced controller" and with the hardware specs to back that big claim up.

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2019 Audi e-tron Review: Grading on a Curve

2019 Audi e-tron Review: Grading on a Curve

Sometimes it takes the unexpected to really get the true measure of a car, but you can't say the 2019 Audi e-tron shies from a challenge. First in what the automaker expects to be a whole series of "e-tron" branded electric vehicles, the new SUV isn't just attempting to demonstrate that established car companies can keep up with new tech, but to change the conversation on what's important when it comes to EVs. An impromptu weather A/B test was just a bonus.

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E3 2019: What to expect from Microsoft, Nintendo, and EA

E3 2019: What to expect from Microsoft, Nintendo, and EA

E3 2019 is nearly upon us, but though the show doesn't officially start until next week, the big announcements from major publishers and platform holders will start coming down the line this weekend. Though the number of publishers hosting press conferences at E3 has slimmed a little bit in 2019, there's still plenty to look forward to.

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Google Stadia Connect recap: Games, pricing, release details

Google Stadia Connect recap: Games, pricing, release details

Today Google dropped some big news about Stadia in its first ever Stadia Connect livestream. Not only did we learn which games will launch with the service, but Google also delivered important details like pricing and a narrowed down release window. Google will even also offer a bundle that gets you equipped to stream games through Stadia, which is certainly a nice consideration for those who don't already have a desktop or laptop to play Stadia games on.

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