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Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

The new Echo Show 2nd Gen finds a far more powerful Amazon Alexa waiting for it, with none of the touchscreen uncertainty of the original. Back when Amazon first launched the Echo Show, its first smart speaker with a display, few were convinced that Alexa skills would translate from voice-only. A little over a year later, the new Echo Show is still $229.99 but faces a whole new set of skills - and a whole new set of challenges.

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2019 Toyota Sienna vs 2019 Honda Odyssey: Minivan Comparison

2019 Toyota Sienna vs 2019 Honda Odyssey: Minivan Comparison

Sport-utility vehicles and crossovers are currently the darlings of the crowd. They’re the 'in' thing nowadays; the default choice for a family car. I find this a bit confusing, to be quite honest. If what you really want is a dedicated people hauler or family vehicle, nothing comes close to the versatile nature of a proper minivan.

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The 2018 Best Cheap and Fast Cars for Less than $25,000

The 2018 Best Cheap and Fast Cars for Less than $25,000

In today’s world of hyper-exotic and ultra-expensive supercars, you might think you need to spend incredible amounts of money to satiate your need for speed. So we decided to compile a list of the best cheap and fast cars for less than $25,000. Yes, you read that right. There is such a thing as cheap thrills in the automotive world, and this list is proof of that.

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Why I used this DSLR for the Microsoft event, not a smartphone

Why I used this DSLR for the Microsoft event, not a smartphone

I traveled to New York this week to cover the Microsoft Surface event. Over the past couple of years, tech journalists turned to smartphones to capture the news, from all perspectives and in all situations. I'm guilty of using a smartphone for major event coverage - there's nothing really wrong with doing it. Especially when devices like the Galaxy Note 9 provide such top-notch photo and video options. But for this event I wanted to remind myself what it was like to use a real big, professional camera. For this event I used a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon provided a couple of lenses to make the most of my situation from my most likely vantage point.

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Sony aibo Review (2018): Robot pup charm

Sony aibo Review (2018): Robot pup charm

Sony's aibo is back, and after more than a decade the robotic dog is smarter, more talented, and generally more adorable than ever. Now promising to be more lifelike and to tap into the potential of the cloud, aibo's 2018 return is a long way from the original, faintly-Terminator-esque robots that first introduced the name back in 1999. What hasn't changed, though, is the premium price tag, or indeed the suspension of disbelief required to truly understand the aibo experience.

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The big Galaxy S10 release and why I’ll wait for the Note

The big Galaxy S10 release and why I’ll wait for the Note

This week we're having a peek at the Galaxy S10's various rumored features and explore reasons why you might want to wait for the Note. We're looking pretty far out into the future, here, so keep that in mind whilst perusing the details. The Galaxy S10 will be marketed as the next big thing from Samsung, and the home to some wild or otherwise impressive features. But do you want it first, or do you want it finessed?

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Why the LG V40 ThinQ’s five cameras aren’t overkill

Why the LG V40 ThinQ’s five cameras aren’t overkill

Do we really need five cameras on a smartphone? LG is convinced the answer to that is yes, and so the LG V40 ThinQ arrives with a quintet of sensors ranging from 8- to 16-megapixels and from a 45-degree field of view through to a whopping 107-degrees.

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Driving the $3m Bugatti Chiron was nothing like I expected

Driving the $3m Bugatti Chiron was nothing like I expected

The Bugatti Chiron is the holy grail of hyper-fast production cars. At the vanguard of engineering and design, it's a big car with big numbers. It also comes with an astronomical price tag: $2.98M before you start piling on any options. Now, $3 million is a lot of money - even for folks with the financial means to even consider a Bugatti in the first place - but the price is an indication of the performance, top speed, and general refinement of the Chiron. It is a ridiculous car that transcends boundaries.

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LG V40 ThinQ squeezes in 5 cameras and some surprises

LG V40 ThinQ squeezes in 5 cameras and some surprises

The LG V40 ThinQ is here, and if you've ever looked at your smartphone and thought "dang, this thing needs more cameras" then this might be the Android for you. Bristling with two cameras on the front and three on the back, the V40 ThinQ not only promises more choice in your photography, but insists it can stop that from becoming confusing, too.

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Everything Microsoft announced this week

Everything Microsoft announced this week

Today we're having a look back at everything Microsoft introduced us to yesterday. That's several new Surface devices, a few new Windows 10 update features, some mobile surprises, and a pair of headphones. We got our hands on the lot, too - everything hardware, top to bottom. Seek and you shall find the Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, Microsoft Surface Studio 2, and the new Microsoft Surface Headphones.

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Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM's Cruise autonomous car division have inked a multi-billion deal to produce a new self-driving vehicle, as the driverless car wars continue to escalate. The deal will see Honda invest $750m today in Cruise, the autonomous car start-up that General Motors acquired in early 2016, as a result valuing the company at more than $14.6 billion.

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Surface Pro 6 (2018) first impressions and hands-on

Surface Pro 6 (2018) first impressions and hands-on

This afternoon we got the opportunity to get our hands on the newest version of the Microsoft Surface Pro. That's the Microsoft Surface Pro 6, the 2018 edition of the tablet-with-kickstand. This is extremely similar to its predecessor, coming with the same overall size, same display, hinge on its kickstand, and connectivity. This device has a single full-sized USB port, mini Display port, and a proprietary Surface connector.

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