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Defunct Mobile Phone Brands We Wish Were Still Around

Defunct Mobile Phone Brands We Wish Were Still Around

The smartphone market is a fiercely competitive and fast-changing one. Over the years since Apple introduced the iPhone, we have seen giants fall, and new ones take their place even as Samsung and Apple continue their almost never-ending rivalry. Some of those names that have already faded into the background still evoke some fond emotions from those who may be old enough to remember them. While the chances of them returning to their former selves, let alone their former glory, is nigh impossible now, there are still some brands that we wish continued to do business in the unique way they knew how.

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2023 Acura Integra Prototype is an affordable enthusiast icon reborn

2023 Acura Integra Prototype is an affordable enthusiast icon reborn

After months of rumor and speculation, Acura has pulled the wraps off the new Integra Prototype, the thinly-veiled precursor to the 2023 Integra expected to launch next year. Marking the return of the well-loved nameplate, the new car will attempt to channel what made its forebears so popular: affordable performance wrapped up in enthusiast styling.

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Forza Horizon 5 First Impressions: Viva Mexico

Forza Horizon 5 First Impressions: Viva Mexico

After being revealed at E3 2021, Forza Horizon 5 is here, and it's taking us to Mexico. Forza Horizon 5 is one of Microsoft's biggest launches of the year, and in fact, were it not for Halo Infinite, it would probably be the single biggest release for the big M in 2021. I've been spending some time with Forza Horizon 5 over the past few days, and while I'm not ready to write a full review about it just yet, I have played enough to give my first impressions of it.

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AGDQ 2022 full schedule revealed: Speedruns we’re looking forward to

AGDQ 2022 full schedule revealed: Speedruns we’re looking forward to

The schedule for Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 has been revealed, and as always, we've got a week's worth of speedruns to sift through now that it's live. Previously, Games Done Quick announced the games list for AGDQ 2022, but now with the full schedule out in the open, we get to see how each day of the event will play out. For Games Done Quick veterans, there's even one surprising change this year.

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Nintendo Switch OLED Review

Nintendo Switch OLED Review

It's safe to say that the Switch OLED is not what most people had in mind when it became clear that Nintendo was revealing a new Switch model. After rumors of a 4K Switch took hold, the Switch OLED was probably doomed to never live up to the hype, but still, most of us were expecting a more significant upgrade than this. Yet, the Switch OLED arrived anyway, and with somewhere in the area of 90 million consoles sold already, the big question has to be whether or not it's worth upgrading for current Switch owners.

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2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Review

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Review

If the Q5 is Audi's most popular model in the US, then the SQ5 Sportback is probably the aspirational upgrade for those wanting some extra sport in their SUV. Toting two extra cylinders compared to the standard car, a more interesting design, and no shortage of cabin tech, it's punchy without forgetting about practicality. Indeed the biggest surprise for the SQ5 Sportback might well be that its strongest rival comes from within its own range.

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Unistellar eVscope 2 telescope Review

Unistellar eVscope 2 telescope Review

Over the past couple of weeks I've been using the Unistellar eVscope 2 whenever possible. On clear nights, I've brought this smart telescope outside to bear witness to the stars and our nearby moon. With this device, I was given the ability to not only manually seek and find bits of our solar system, I was able to command the device to seek and find constellations and space objects with the device's automatic detection and motorized mount.

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Metroid Dread Review

Metroid Dread Review

It’s been far too long since the last truly new 2D Metroid game. To find it, we have to go back nearly 20 years to the release of Metroid Fusion for the Game Boy Advance. In the time since then, we’ve had the excellent Metroid Prime trilogy and a pair of 2D remakes in Metroid Zero Mission and Metroid: Samus Returns, but those who were looking for a new 2D adventure had to wait until this year with Metroid Dread. In short: Metroid Dread is a game that's been a long time coming, and now that it's here, it has to measure up to the other games in the Metroid series, which is no small task.

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The Black Badge Ghost isn’t electric, but it drives like a Rolls-Royce love letter to EVs

The Black Badge Ghost isn’t electric, but it drives like a Rolls-Royce love letter to EVs

Rolls-Royce has long proclaimed its cars are the benchmark for luxury, but the new Black Badge Ghost feels like a yardstick for electric luxury, too. True, with its vast 6.75-liter twelve-cylinder engine this is far from a zero-emissions car, and in my time behind the wheel even its 14 mpg EPA rating seemed hopelessly optimistic. All the same, while we wait for Spectre, Rolls-Royce's first EV, I can't escape the feeling that its charms are already hiding in plain sight.

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Apple AirPods (3rd generation) Review

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) Review

From the butt of jokes to wireless trendsetter, Apple's AirPods are serious business now. The true wireless earbud market is a huge deal in accessories, and all eyes were on late 2021's AirPods (3rd generation) launch to see just what Apple could do for the midrange. With a $179 price tag, these new AirPods draw a line in the sand for features and usability, though at the same time Apple may also be a victim of its own success.

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2022 BMW i4 First Drive

2022 BMW i4 First Drive

BMW enjoys a challenge. How else to explain the 2022 i4, the German automaker’s first attempt at an all-electric car that focuses on driving dynamics above all else. Don't let the relatively standard-looking BMW four-door sedan form fool you, either: the i4 will also usher in the first all-electric BMW M car, the future of the automaker's high-performance M division.

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Beats Fit Pro Review

Beats Fit Pro Review

The market isn't short on true-wireless earbuds now, though rather than chasing gimmicks, Beats Fit Pro go back to ergonomic basics to make their pitch. Combining the convenience of cutting the cord with ANC and a $199.99 price tag, the biggest deal here could well be just how snugly, securely, and comfortably these new Beats actually fit in your ears.

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