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Oculus Quest hands-on: $399 VR headset cuts cords not corners

Oculus Quest hands-on: $399 VR headset cuts cords not corners

Traditionally, the middle-child can be the most problematic, but Oculus is hoping that its new Oculus Quest virtual reality headset bucks that trend. Revealed at Oculus Connect 5 today, the Facebook-owned company's annual VR developer event, the Quest slots in-between the existing Rift and Go headsets and, as I eagerly put to the test, promises the best of both.

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Apple Watch Series 4 Review: This is the one

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: This is the one

Has there been a learning experience for Apple quite like the Apple Watch? Back when the original model launched in 2015, there was - not unfairly - a sense that Apple itself wasn't quite sure what exactly it should do. Now, as the Apple Watch Series 4 arrives on wrists, it does so not only with a laser focus, but with the compelling hardware to match.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe first drive: Barely tamed

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe first drive: Barely tamed

Coupe life can be fun but rarely practical: if you love the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, but need more space to transport friends, family, or sports equipment, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe may well fit the bill. While you may or may not be down with the recent trend of calling cars with four doors "coupes," there's one thing I found you can't argue with. Somehow - with the help of the base model GT 53 4-Door Coupe - Mercedes-AMG has managed to make some of the most practical, yet outrageous, sports sedans that money can buy.

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2019 Audi Q3 first drive: Style and luxury with tech to match

2019 Audi Q3 first drive: Style and luxury with tech to match

With over 1.1 million sold since its introduction in 2012, the Audi Q3 has been an essential vehicle for introducing consumers to the Audi brand. Even with its much later introduction to the US, in 2015, delayed access would only turn out to whet the appetite of American drivers. No, it wasn't as technologically advanced as other Audis on the dealers' lots, and yes, it was using the older generation of engines and transmissions, not to mention the old infotainment system. Turns out, such things didn't cross consumers' minds while shopping. Audi was thinking about it, though, and so we get the all-new 2019 Q3.

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macOS Mojave released: Dark Mode, Stacks, more

macOS Mojave released: Dark Mode, Stacks, more

Apple has released macOS Mojave, the latest version of its Mac operating system, bringing with it a new Dark Mode along with paving the way for iOS app support. The update, which is free to existing Mac users, also offers a new Dynamic Desktop feature along with Stacks, which promises to help tidy up your digital workspace.

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Will we ever trust a Facebook smart display?

Will we ever trust a Facebook smart display?

Facebook wants to put a camera in your home, and I can't decide if the company is tone-deaf, supremely confident, or some odd combination of the two. The delayed Facebook "Portal" smart speaker will take on Amazon's Echo Show and Google Smart Displays, so the rumor mill would have it, delivering video calls and more as the latest incarnation of the social network's attempt to encourage communication.

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The iPhone XS Max puts app-makers on notice

The iPhone XS Max puts app-makers on notice

The first surprise I had with the iPhone XS Max was just how much more I preferred iOS 12 on a far larger display than that of the iPhone XS. The second surprise, though, was that not all apps are created equal, particularly when it comes to making the most of a whopping 6.5-inch panel. While the iPhone XS Max may fill your hand, not all software fills its screen.

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Amazon has weaponized choice

Amazon has weaponized choice

Too much choice is the Amazon way. While the retail behemoth is known for its 24/7 shopfront and speedy shipping, the core of its success has always been the ridiculous depth of its catalog. Want to choose between hundreds, maybe thousands of novelty BBQ aprons? You got it.

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Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings wrote the book on making a fitness wearable that wasn't an ugly hunk of rubber on your wrist: now, it wants the Steel HR Sport to do the same for smartwatches. Freshly returned to original co-founder Eric Carreel after a stint as Nokia Digital Health, this first product under new management argues you don't need to sacrifice classic watch style just to get modern smart features. In an Apple Watch Series 4 age, though, does Withings' nod to the analog past make too many compromises for its future?

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Pixel Stand leaked, turning Pixel 3 into Amazon Echo’s worst nightmare

Pixel Stand leaked, turning Pixel 3 into Amazon Echo’s worst nightmare

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL have an accessory coming out on release day - or so we're lead to believe by several leaks. This accessory goes by the name Pixel Stand, and it works together with a new Google Assistant interface. This new UI and new stand will likely be revealed on October 9th, 2018, alongside the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL.

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Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

Amazon took a blunderbuss approach to their device event this morning, so we're going to attempt to nutshell the lot. Revealed today were a whole bunch of Amazon Echo devices, a DVR called Fire TV Recast, and a set of improvements for Alexa across all Alexa-friendly devices. "The Alexa service is always getting smarter, whether you’re using the Echo you bought three years ago or an Echo Show you buy tomorrow" said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa, "Soon customers will be able to manage their email, easily secure their home, watch the shows they love on Echo Show, and make their daily routines more productive—all just by asking Alexa."

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The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

Tesla may have had the early bird advantage in electric cars, but while increasing competition from vehicles like the new 2019 Audi e-tron may give Elon Musk's business plan a headache, for drivers it's all good news. The new electric SUV won't just headline Audi's new electric car strategy when it arrives in dealerships next year: it'll also mark a turning point in a new EV infrastructure that's great news for Tesla drivers too.

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