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Audi Digital Matrix LED Headlights first look: The e-tron tech the US can’t have

Audi Digital Matrix LED Headlights first look: The e-tron tech the US can’t have

For those of you old enough to remember, the Audi R8 was the first production car to feature LED headlights. Back then, automotive LED lighting technology was in its infancy: the R8 was at the dawn of an age of newer, more modern, and hi-tech looking cars. At the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi shed some light on something even bigger than the new Audi e-tron Sportback, and it all has to do with the car’s digital matrix LED headlights. This, I said to myself, is the future of automotive lighting.

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Xbox Series X Release Date, Size, Power details on Microsoft’s next console

Xbox Series X Release Date, Size, Power details on Microsoft’s next console

The Xbox Series X was revealed this week with a smattering of details and a lot that we can glean. We've got a comparison chart here with what the Xbox One X has today and what the Xbox Series X will have next year, all according to Microsoft. The most important question you can ask here from a consumer standpoint, is: Will I need to buy the Xbox Series X?

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Mac Pro 2019: Prices, options & the maxed-out monster

Mac Pro 2019: Prices, options & the maxed-out monster

It's new Mac Pro day, and if you've been saving up for Apple's 2019 flagship then now's the time to smash open the piggy-bank and hope you've got enough in there. Apple previously told us that it would be pricing the new macOS desktop from $5,999, but unsurprisingly things get even more expensive when you start checking off the options. Read on for what's on offer - and what a maxed-out Mac Pro will set you back.

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OPPO AR Glasses Hands-on: OPPO’s future vision

OPPO AR Glasses Hands-on: OPPO’s future vision

At OPPO's INNO DAY conference, it revealed its grand vision for growing its business beyond smartphones and, as expected, 5G was one of the core focus of its expansion. This was also unsurprisingly tied to the technologies it enabled and improved, like augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and IoT. What was completely unexpected, however, was that OPPO had been silently working on its own AR glasses for that very purpose. We were able to spend some time with the device to try it out get an early peek at OPPO's vision of its future.

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Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon 2020: The 5G, the chips, the wildcard

Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon 2020: The 5G, the chips, the wildcard

It's been a big week for mobility, and if you've been wondering what will be powering your Galaxy S11, Pixel 5, or any number of other Android flagships in 2020, Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit 2019 probably held the answer. The week-long event kicked off with new chipsets for smartphones before hitting AR/VR and finally computing, with 5G and AI ever-present themes along the way. Read on for the big news you need to know.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield review: Same as it ever was

Pokemon Sword and Shield review: Same as it ever was

At this point, I think it’s safe to say that Pokemon Sword and Shield are the most controversial Pokemon releases we’ve ever seen. Game Freak’s announcement that Sword and Shield wouldn’t feature a full national Pokedex was the straw that broke the camel’s back for a lot of people, and after that, we saw a wave of criticism coming from longtime Pokemon fans online. By the time these games launched, taking a look at fan communities online would have someone who was out of the loop to believe that no one was buying these games.

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After trying T-Mobile’s new 5G and OnePlus’ 7T Pro 5G McLaren I’m excited and frustrated

After trying T-Mobile’s new 5G and OnePlus’ 7T Pro 5G McLaren I’m excited and frustrated

I've been testing out T-Mobile's new 600MHz 5G network on the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, and if you thought 5G was confusing now, get ready for a whole other level of head-scratching. 600MHz - aka low-band - 5G has a huge advantage in that deployment is relatively straightforward, but as my experience this week with both phone and network has found, not all 5G is created equal.

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Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

A collection of cheap imitations of the original Apple Watch are currently posing on Amazon as a perfect alternative to the far more expensive alternative. Brands like YAMAY, Willful, Letsfit, SKYGRAND, and ANBES make little effort to hide the fact that they're not only using lookalike UI - in some cases, they're literally selling the same devices under different brand names. Scratch that - in quite a few cases... in a CONCERNING number of cases, companies appear to be selling the same product with different brand names for different prices.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: The juicy details on 2020’s 5G flagship

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: The juicy details on 2020’s 5G flagship

Say hello to the Qualcomm chipset likely to be powering your flagship Android phone in 2020, with the Snapdragon 865 arriving to put a big dollop of 5G into your pocket. Successor to the Snapdragon 855 - found in devices like the Pixel 4, Galaxy Note 10, and OnePlus 7 - this new chipset includes 5G as standard along with more performance.

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2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder First Drive Review: A GT with supercar DNA

2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder First Drive Review: A GT with supercar DNA

Lamborghini is on a roll. The Italian supercar maker known for creating beautiful poster cars is hitting new sales records, notably from selling mind-bending supercars rather than anything so mundane as pickup trucks or SUVs. Not least among that range is the Huracan, and the latest 2020 Huracan Evo Spyder is intended to drive the growth even further.

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Motorola One Hyper: $400 Android 10 phone with a pop-up selfie cam

Motorola One Hyper: $400 Android 10 phone with a pop-up selfie cam

All eyes may be on the new Motorola Razr, but if your budget is more in the sub-$400 range and your focus is high resolution photography - and a pop-up selfie camera - then the Motorola One Hyper might fit the bill. Freshly announced today, the latest addition to Motorola's One series comes with a 64-megapixel camera on the back and an unexpectedly low $399.99 price tag on the box.

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As PlayStation turns 25: What was your favorite game on PS1?

As PlayStation turns 25: What was your favorite game on PS1?

Today is a big day for the PlayStation brand, because today marks the 25th anniversary of Sony's entrance into the world of gaming. On December 3rd, 1994, Sony launched the first PlayStation in Japan. Those of us here in the US and our friends over in Europe would have to wait another 10 months to get our hands on the PlayStation, but going from its Japanese launch date, the PlayStation turns 25 years old today.

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