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Review: Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab with Google Assistant

Review: Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab with Google Assistant

Lenovo is back with another smart home device: the Yoga Smart Tab with Google Assistant. This product looks like a tablet, but with some extra features you won't find on an ordinary slate. The device packs Google Assistant, as its name suggests, and it can function as a smart display -- one that includes a nifty built-in hinged kickstand that enables users to literally hang the tablet from a nail or hook. Is the Yoga Smart Tab better than a dedicated smart display? Read on to find out.

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The BMW i8’s time has run out – and I’m unexpectedly sad about it

The BMW i8’s time has run out – and I’m unexpectedly sad about it

BMW is killing the i8, arguably its most misunderstood car in the past decade. I can’t say I’m surprised at the decision - only, perhaps, that it’s taken this long for BMW to make it - but I do feel an unexpected snap of melancholy all the same. Manufacturing will end this April.

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The 2020 Audi S6 is a modern-day Q car

The 2020 Audi S6 is a modern-day Q car

Could Audi be the king of quiet sports sedans? The 2020 Audi S6 isn't short of a bark from its exhausts when the need arises, but when it comes to staying under the radar while still having horsepower on tap, this may well be the four-door to pick. After all, not everybody wants to shout about their performance.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is on sale today: 4 things you need to know

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is on sale today: 4 things you need to know

Today you'll find the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra on sale for the first time. This release includes multiple phones with very similar features and abilities - and it's going to be confusing if you're not set up with the details you need for your carrier of choice. You might also want to consider buying one of these phones off-contract, for one up-front cost. Let's take a peek at what you need to know.

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Three years with Nintendo Switch

Three years with Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch turned three years old this week, and these past few years have marked quite the turnaround for Nintendo. Before the Switch arrived, Nintendo was saddled with the Wii U, a console that was a failure by many metrics and had little hope of becoming a success. Since the Switch, however, Nintendo's fortunes have greatly improved, with the console pulling in a grand total of 52.48 million sales in the past three years.

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TCL showed me its foldable phone prototypes – now I’m excited

TCL showed me its foldable phone prototypes – now I’m excited

A double-folding 10-inch tablet, a rollable smartphone that slides out to roughly double in screen size, and a wallet-like clamshell that closes with no gap: TCL is bringing its foldable concepts out to play, and it's clear the company has been busy. First teased at CES 2020 in January, the foldables are the handiwork of TCL's phone and display divisions, channeling some of the vertical-integration strategy that has proved so successful for Samsung.

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GM Ultium batteries revealed as core of new 400+ mile EV platform

GM Ultium batteries revealed as core of new 400+ mile EV platform

General Motors has revealed its next-generation batteries, Ultium, and the flexible platform that it hopes will make electric vehicles more cost effective and offer greater range. Co-developed in GM's joint venture with LG Chem, Ultium is focused on bringing down the cost of battery cells below the all-important $100/kWh point, paving the way to more affordable EVs that could offer 400+ miles of zero-emission driving.

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Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

If you're going in to a carrier like Verizon right now, looking for the least expensive way to have a smartphone for email and phone calls, they've got a few "free" choices. You'll end up signing up for a $50 (or thereabouts) per month plan, at minimum, for the service with the carrier, and you'll get a phone that'd normally cost a few hundred dollars outright. In late February, 2020, I opted to get the iPhone 7 because it's been a while since I owned an iPhone, and I figured it'd be a reliable piece of hardware.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Too Much

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Too Much

$1,400 is a huge amount of money for a phone, but the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G gives you a lot in return - figuratively and literally. Siping the rarified air at the very top of Samsung's 2020 phone line-up, the biggest of the S20 trio has the most excessive camera, the largest screen, and the beefiest battery to go with its hefty price tag. The "Ultra" moniker says this is the best you can get; the reality is Samsung's ambition isn't quite matched by the S20 Ultra's abilities.

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At this point, just cancel GDC 2020

At this point, just cancel GDC 2020

Aside from being a major public health concern, the current coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has been bad news for a few annual trade shows that take place early in the year. Throughout January and into February, a number of major exhibitors decided to drop out of Mobile World Congress 2020, which was scheduled to take place in Barcelona this week. MWC is the biggest trade show of the year for the mobile industry, so for companies that decided to pull out, it probably wasn't an easy call.

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G hands-on: 5G in two screens

LG V60 ThinQ 5G hands-on: 5G in two screens

With MWC 2020's cancellation, LG fans might worry that the company lost its chance to put the rumored LG G9 ThinQ under the spotlight. It turns out, the company might not have planned that at all in the first place. Out of the woodwork comes not the next G series flagship but the LG V60 ThinQ 5G. And just like what its name suggests, it places a heavy emphasis on the new network technology while also remembering the hard-earned lessons of the past.

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2020 Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V first drive: Context matters

2020 Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V first drive: Context matters

You could call it folly, launching a new luxury sedan at a time when SUVs are swallowing sales, but Cadillac would argue the 2020 CT5 isn't short of potential customers. True, utilities are where the biggest growth is, but there's still a not-insignificant cohort - either the SUV-averse or simply sedan-lovers - who haven't given up on the traditional four-door. Cadillac hasn't given up on them, either, but is the new CT5 - and its hotter CT5-V range topper - worthy of their affections?

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