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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Epic phone, epic price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Epic phone, epic price

Value is subjective, and little illustrates that quite so well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Long the largest physically of the company's smartphones, now the Note family pushes Samsung into a new price bracket, too: like Apple's iPhone X, you're looking at a $1,000 membership fee if you want access to the Note 9's exclusive club. In return, though, you're getting one of the most powerful, full-featured, and at times frustrating Android smartphones around.

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Notebooks are about to get interesting again

Notebooks are about to get interesting again

There's an ebb and flow to every segment in tech, and it looks like notebooks and 2-in-1s are about to get very interesting again. Just as smartphone fans are bemoaning the relatively humdrum pace of development in handsets, now come signs of acceleration in larger mobile devices. That could mean a big shake-up for what's inside your next notebook.

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What’s your favorite weapon in Monster Hunter: World?

What’s your favorite weapon in Monster Hunter: World?

Monster Hunter: World is a game of many deep components, and one of the most complex is the weapon system. Weapons, just as much as armor and perhaps even more, define your character in Monster Hunter: World, and there are 14 of them to choose from. Each weapon is viable for both solo and squad play, but each one is also vastly different from the next, leading many players to choose a "main" weapon that they primarily focus on throughout the course of the game.

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Moto Z3 Review: Waiting for 5G

Moto Z3 Review: Waiting for 5G

The Moto Z3 is a curious device, mostly because its reason for existing hasn’t been released yet. The Z3 will one day be compatible with the admittedly impressive 5G Moto Mod, a detachable accessory that’s the product of a team up between Verizon, Motorola, and Qualcomm. The problem, and what leaves me scratching my head, is that the 5G mod won’t be available until sometime next year, while the Moto Z3 is launching this month as a Verizon exclusive.

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No Man’s Sky NEXT finally got me to take the plunge

No Man’s Sky NEXT finally got me to take the plunge

As far as gaming redemption stories go, there are few that are as incredible as that of No Man's Sky. Developers - and more specifically excited studio leads - mess up all the time when it comes to hyping up a game, but few did it to the astonishing degree that Hello Games founder Sean Murray did with No Man's Sky. Most of you likely remember just how bad the fallout from No Man's Sky's botched launch was, so for brevity's sake, let's just say that it was abysmal, with many eager gamers left feeling like they'd been duped by a design lead who overpromised at every available opportunity and severely under-delivered.

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Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung's big Note 9 announcement took place today, and the 6.4-inch smartphone brought along some surprises too. We knew the latest Galaxy Note would take center stage at the company's latest Unpacked 2018 event, but Samsung wasn't ending things there, with more new hardware and feature upgrades.

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Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

There's a new Galaxy Note in town, and existing phablet fans are inevitably going to wonder: what does the Note 9 offer that my Note 8 does not? Never fear, we've cut through Samsung's marketing-speak to pick out the details you need to know to make an upgrade decision. Read on for the six big differences between the Note 9 and the Note 8.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: Pro Android comes at a price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: Pro Android comes at a price

Bigger screen, better S Pen, and bolder colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not come as a great surprise, after the usual cavalcade of pre-announcement leaks, but today's big Unpacked news is rich pickings for stylus fans nonetheless. The big question was just how much would Samsung differentiate the Note 9, not only from its predecessor, but from the Galaxy S9+ launched earlier this year.

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2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye first drive: 797hp bragging rights

2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye first drive: 797hp bragging rights

As answers to unasked requests go, the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye's 797 horsepower ranks fairly high on the "nobody needed this, but it's fun to have anyway" scale. For the past four years, the Hellcat has represented the cutting-edge of potent excess in Dodge's line-up, eschewing subtlety in favor of performance, bombast, and oddly-affordable brute force.

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In our Audi e-tron Pikes Peak drive, the challenge is reversed

In our Audi e-tron Pikes Peak drive, the challenge is reversed

It’s just after 5:00 AM, and we’ve ascended past 14,100 feet as the sun was just starting to rise. A fitting moment, indeed, as the vehicle that I was about to meet represents a new chapter for an iconic brand. In front of us, a half dozen Audi e-tron prototypes dressed in camouflage with bright orange accents greet us. It was no mistake that Audi chose one of the most iconic mountains in its history to introduce us to its most important model in many years. The Audi e-tron represents not only the future of the brand but also the industry as a whole, the automaker's first attempt at going head-to-head with Tesla, not to mention other behemoths each sprinting to unveil their latest all-electric models.

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10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

Android 9 Pie was released today by Google for all Android devices - with Pixel smartphones at the head of the line. Today we're exploring the software update with a list of 10 ways that it'll change the game. Each list item is part of a new vision for smartphones, one where Android is smarter and the end user is more secure. This vision includes new rules for developers, a more diverse set of controls for end users, and a few new tiny-but-fun features for everyone.

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt first drive: Back to its roots

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt first drive: Back to its roots

There's a risk, when you make a movie tie-in like the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, of veering into pastiche. The most memorable part of the classic film, which saw Steve McQueen and his '68 Mustang take on the steep hills of San Francisco in an epic 10+ minute chase scene, holds up fifty years later, even if the city today is a congested nightmare of Ubers and electric scooters with a few autonomous prototypes threading their way through the mess.

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