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The Mandalorian S2E5 might’ve just spun off like Golden Girls

The Mandalorian S2E5 might’ve just spun off like Golden Girls

I was shocked, pleased, excited, then flabbergasted watching the latest episode of The Mandalorian. This episode took what we'd guessed about the near-future of the series and the inclusion of certain actors playing some BIG NAME roles, and shook it all up. Before you go any further, note that this is your first and last SPOILER ALERT. Do not read this article until you've seen The Mandalorian Chapter 13, AKA The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5!

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible Review – Heritage only goes so far

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible Review – Heritage only goes so far

Heritage can be a lodestar or it can be a crippling anchor holding you back, and few cars illustrate that quite so well as the Corvette. America's homegrown sports car star has the history, sure, but it's fair to say that in its last few generations it's felt more "quarterback gone to seed" than all-out contender. The 2020 Corvette Stingray changes that.

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OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition unboxing – a packaging design masterpiece

OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition unboxing – a packaging design masterpiece

This week I unboxed the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition, and I was shocked. The phone, the bits I'd seen in the preview several weeks ago, those weren't shocking. They did not disappoint! But it was the detail in every element I wasn't able to see in the preview that surprised me. I was surprised to see such quality and extreme attention to detail in every aspect of the design of this device, from the outermost packaging to the materials used throughout.

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2020 Mazda6 Review – Poised and Practical

2020 Mazda6 Review – Poised and Practical

My first surprise when the 2020 Mazda6 arrived was the color. Mazda sure does love its Soul Red - and with good reason - but the Signature-spec sedan was a far more sober Machine Gray metallic. The second surprise was the price.

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Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator Review – It’s all about the keyboard

Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator Review – It’s all about the keyboard

The next time someone tells you all new smartphones look the same, show them Planet Computers' Cosmo Communicator. Promising the typing convenience of a physical keyboard, the flexibility of dual-booting Android and Linux, and the pure geek-appeal of anything that looks like a laptop but still fits in a (large) pocket, it's a clamshell unlike pretty much anything else on the market.

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Amazon Sidewalk 101 – A neighborhood network for the IoT

Amazon Sidewalk 101 – A neighborhood network for the IoT

Amazon Alexa has colonized the smart home, and now Amazon Sidewalk is coming to spread a shared network around your neighborhood. Both similar and different to mesh WiFi systems in approach, Sidewalk isn't just one wireless standard but a whole bundle of ways for Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets to get online, and future trackers to pinpoint your lost keys or pets. With a US switch-on soon, read on for what you need to know.

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2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

Despite the unique state of the world here at the tail end of 2020, the holiday gift-giving season still approaches. Despite the global pandemic through which we're still living, we've still got a hankering to buy gifts for friends and family. We might not hand-deliver said gifts this year, but the need to wrap remains! The guide you're looking at today is made for the nerdy individual in your life - you know the sort.

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T Review – Wiser Choices

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T Review – Wiser Choices

Wisdom, as an enthusiast, basically boils down to knowing when to spend and when to save, and few cars illustrate that quite as neatly as the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T. Purists and badge-zealots may sniff that, because it doesn't have "911" on the trunk, this isn't the "proper" Porsche coupe. They're wrong.

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From PC to PS5 and Xbox Series X, 2020’s gaming dream is now a nightmare

From PC to PS5 and Xbox Series X, 2020’s gaming dream is now a nightmare

If you're a gamer of any persuasion, there's a pretty good chance that you're reading this article in some degree of frustration. Here at the end of 2020, we've seen a number of product launches, from NVIDIA's new RTX graphics cards earlier in the fall, to the launches of Microsoft's Xbox Series X, Sony's PlayStation 5, and AMD's RX 6000 series GPUs more recently. All of them, to some extent, have been a disaster.

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Amazon Echo Frames available to all – Alexa smart glasses upgraded

Amazon Echo Frames available to all – Alexa smart glasses upgraded

Amazon's Alexa glasses, the Echo Frames, are graduating from the retailer's tech preview and going up for general sale, with a bunch of new updates for those eager to wear the assistant on their face. At the same time, fellow Amazon Day 1 Editions product Echo Loop - effectively a ring for interacting with Alexa - is being discontinued, the retailer says.

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class First Look: Elevating the Status Quo

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class First Look: Elevating the Status Quo

If the 2021 S-Class is the big daddy in Mercedes-Benz’s portfolio, it seems the new Maybach S-Class is the ‘Godfather’ of the three-pointed star. And, similar to how the S-Class showcases the very latest technology, luxury, and safety features in a modern car, the 2021 Maybach S-Class holds a lavish magnifying glass to all those aspects of Mercedes' flagship.

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New Google Pay app makes a finance hub with Google Plex bank accounts to come

New Google Pay app makes a finance hub with Google Plex bank accounts to come

Google Pay is getting a revamp, with new apps for Android and iOS, a focus on common transactions, and from next year Google Plex support, a new mobile-first bank account. Taking on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and others, Google Plex won't just be a single account but a range of options from banks and credit unions, Google says, including checking and savings accounts.

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