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Google Pixel Buds Review: Lost in Translation

Google Pixel Buds Review: Lost in Translation

The Pixel 2 may not have a headphone jack, but the Google Pixel Buds promise to make you forget all about your legacy port. Taking on Apple's best-selling AirPods, the $159 headphones not only promise hands-free calls and music, but to bring the power of the Google Assistant to your ear, and translate conversations in foreign languages. Sadly, though, the Pixel Buds aren't the AirPods-killers we were hoping for.

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3 iPhone X facts that made me #TeamNotch

3 iPhone X facts that made me #TeamNotch

Not since Apple ditched the headphone jack has a Cupertino design decision been so controversial as the iPhone X's notch. The unusually-shaped OLED screen on the flagship smartphone is still dividing opinion, months after we saw it for the first time. After living with the iPhone X for a few weeks, however, I've been swayed over to #TeamNotch for a few key reasons.

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WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

Security cameras are known for being pricey, and that's why Wyze is so unusual. Forget spending $100+ for a name-brand home security camera or $50+ for a generic brand. Wyze is a small cube-shaped camera that costs $19.99, making it one of -- if not the most -- affordable home security cameras on the market. What kind of compromises were made to hit such a low price point? Surprisingly few.

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Jibo Review: Alexa gets some cute competition

Jibo Review: Alexa gets some cute competition

I knew Jibo was onto something when I he managed to coax a laugh from my tech-skeptic partner in the other room. I'd been in the middle of setting up the companion robot's voice recognition system, repeating his trigger phrase six times in a row so that he could learn who was talking to him. "Now say "Hey Jibo" 400 more times," the robot told me, before quickly adding "I'm only kidding" and pirouetting giddily. It got a chuckle from next door, and gave me my first glimpse of how home robotics might well wriggle and wise-crack their way into our hearts.

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Google Pixelbook Review: Chrome OS plays hardball

Google Pixelbook Review: Chrome OS plays hardball

With the Google Pixelbook, you could say the Chromebook market has come full circle. Almost five years ago, Google's Chromebook Pixel forced us to consider whether $1,299 was ridiculous or reasonable for a pared-back notebook that ran web apps. Today, with Chrome OS having chomped through a big chunk of the education market and making increasing inroads with both consumers and the enterprise, Google is back with another high-end option. Get ready for some deja-vu.

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It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

When a new console launches, there's always a period immediately afterward where many gamers sit on their money and wait for that console to become worth a buy. The time following launch can be a defining period for a console - if it achieves wide appeal, that attracts more developers to support the young platform and increases its value. If, on the other hand, it only manages a niche or small appeal, growth can flounder and scare developers away.

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Super Mario Odyssey Review: Mario’s greatest adventure yet

Super Mario Odyssey Review: Mario’s greatest adventure yet

It isn’t often that a game like Super Mario Odyssey comes along. I mean this both literally and figuratively. Even since Nintendo started the 3D Mario series with 1996’s Super Mario 64, we’ve received precisely three other entries: Super Mario Sunshine and both Super Mario Galaxies. Beyond that, though, to see a game as expertly crafted as Super Mario Odyssey is a rare sight.

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Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Alexa is already listening to you, but now the Amazon Cloud Cam wants to watch you, too. The retailer's first connected security camera may not be the first to market, but it does offer some competitive cloud storage pricing and is an integral part of Amazon Key. Question is, with heavyweights like Nest already well associated with the smart security space, can the Amazon Cloud Cam hold up to scrutiny?

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Xbox One X setup guide : 10 simple steps

Xbox One X setup guide : 10 simple steps

Today we're running down a list of steps a new Xbox One X user should take to create an ideal experience for themselves right out the package. Some of these steps might seem obvious, some you might never have considered. All of these steps come from gamers who already have the console and have reported in with their best advice.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

The impractical is often entertaining, and little is greater evidence of that fact than Ford's F-150 Raptor. The performance truck dropped jaws back in 2010 with its first generation, and then kept mouths gaping ever since with its combination of America's best selling pickup and more horsepower in each subsequent generation. If you think that makes it misunderstood, you're not wrong.

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5 crazy facts about Lamborghini’s outrageous electric supercar

5 crazy facts about Lamborghini’s outrageous electric supercar

Lamborghini may be embracing the electric car, but as you might expect the Terzo Millennio is about as far away from a Prius as you could imagine. The concept was revealed this week, as the famed Italian automaker begins collaborating with MIT on innovative super-capacitor batteries, bodywork that can store electricity, and carbon fiber monocoques capable of self-healing. Read on for five things that help make the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio special.

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio: The raging bull goes electric

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio: The raging bull goes electric

Blasphemy. That's what some would call it: the so-called purists, asked to consider an electric super sports car with the Lamborghini badge. And yet, at a time when EVs are drag-racing gas powered exotica and winning, and when "eco" absolutely need not be a synonym for "dull," perhaps it's time for a more open mind. Meet the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, the Lamborghini for the third millennium.

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