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New Google Pixel Buds first look – Enough to intrigue

New Google Pixel Buds first look – Enough to intrigue

First things first: I can't tell you how the new Google Pixel Buds sound. Here at Google's big product gush in New York City, all of the functional second-generation wireless earbuds are safely tethered down or in the cautious hands of the company's demo team. That's because, while they may be getting announced alongside the Pixel 4, the Pixel Buds aren't going to launch alongside them.

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Google Pixel 4 camera features: All that’s new

Google Pixel 4 camera features: All that’s new

The Google Pixel 4 has a set of cameras on its back where previous Pixel device had just one. Because of the added lens, new processing power, and new software, this new device set (4 and 4 XL) have a set of camera features not present on previously-released Pixel smartphones. Today we're running down the new features one-by-one. NOTE: Just because this is a short list, it's not by any means a BAD list - just so long as these features are of the highest quality, of course.

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Pixel 4 hands-on: A better camera is just the start

Pixel 4 hands-on: A better camera is just the start

Google's Pixel 4 is probably the worst-kept secret in smartphones in recent years; all that was missing was the new Android flagship being inadvertently left in a bar and sold. Still, it's a testament to just how excited phone-buyers and tech-followers are about things like Google's computational photography that, even with the cat well and truly out of the bag, interest in the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL remains so high.

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Beats Solo Pro headphones add smarter active noise cancelling

Beats Solo Pro headphones add smarter active noise cancelling

Beats' most important headphones are getting a huge update, with the new Beats Solos Pro adding active noise cancellation to the best-selling wireless headphones. The new on-ear cans tap Apple's H1 chip for easier Bluetooth pairing, but Beats has added its own spin on how its Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) system interacts with the outside world.

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Surviving a Power Outage: Generators, portable batteries and caffeine

Surviving a Power Outage: Generators, portable batteries and caffeine

Whether it's a planned outage or an unexpected one, losing power at home is never fun, but with some straightforward preparation it needn't be a nightmare. With big chunks of California going offline this week - myself included - it's been a good opportunity to test out my emergency plan, including some low-tech preparation and some high-tech gadgets like the latest battery backups. Here's what has worked for me, and how it might help you.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Review: The “E” is for “Excellent”

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Review: The “E” is for “Excellent”

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid wears its green credentials on its sleeve: quite literally, in fact, with unmistakable lime green badges on the front fenders. Seventeen years after introduction, there's now no doubting that the market was ready to embrace a Porsche SUV. Question is, does a hybrid drivetrain sit at odds with this sporting luxe-truck?

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Nintendo Switch Lite review: How it stacks up to the standard Switch

Nintendo Switch Lite review: How it stacks up to the standard Switch

The Switch Lite is something that most of us probably assumed was inevitable. Nintendo loves to iterate on its consoles with new models - handhelds especially - so a hardware revision for the Switch is something that was bound to happen. Now that the Switch Lite is here, is it worth buying in place of the standard Switch? Is it worth trading in your Switch and downsizing to this newest model?

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Tile Sticker, Slim, Pro, and Mate leave no object un-tracked

Tile Sticker, Slim, Pro, and Mate leave no object un-tracked

Tile's tracker range is getting a full refresh for 2019, with new Tile Sticker and Tile Slim designs joining revamped Tile Pro and Tile Mate models. The Bluetooth beacon line-up has come a long way from its early days, now with more choice in form-factor, how you can fix it to things you really don't want to lose, and how Tile's crowd-powered locator network will help you track those items down.

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macOS Catalina released today: What’s in Apple’s free update

macOS Catalina released today: What’s in Apple’s free update

Apple has released macOS Catalina, the latest version of its software for Macs, and as expected it's a free update if you've got a machine from the last few years. Previewed at WWDC 2019 earlier this year, Catalina includes features like Apple Arcade support and the new Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps, which finally see little-loved iTunes retired.

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iPhone 11 Review: When enough is enough

iPhone 11 Review: When enough is enough

Don't think of the iPhone 11 as a compromise: think of it as the phone equivalent of Apple's Greatest Hits album. Replacing the iPhone XR - and, at $699, an aggressive $50 cheaper to begin with - the iPhone 11 takes some of the best technologies of recent phones and combines them into one compelling handset.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2019)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2019)

Joining the 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Lenovo's 4th-generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga, the flexible model in its X1 product family. As its name suggests, the X1 Yoga features a 360-degree hinge, enabling users to fold the display back, including into 'tablet' mode, for use in ways that aren't possible with the X1 Carbon. What does this model have to offer and why should you choose it over its more traditional sibling?

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Surface Neo and Surface Duo first-look: The skeptical geek’s dream

Surface Neo and Surface Duo first-look: The skeptical geek’s dream

Microsoft's big Surface event today was certainly hardware-packed, but nothing stands out like the Surface Neo and Surface Duo. Both dual-screen devices - one scaled like a tablet, the other like a phone - the pair run Windows 10X and Android. They're eye-catching, yes, but we still have plenty of questions.

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