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OnePlus 6T Review : Clawing its way to the top

OnePlus 6T Review : Clawing its way to the top

This week we're taking a look at the OnePlus 6T, the second of the company's yearly smartphone duo. The OnePlus 6T isn't the same as previous "tock" phones in the OnePlus "tick tock" strategy. Instead of refining the phone they've released earlier in the year, this device is a bit more of an extreme departure. As far as smartphones go, this device is significantly different from its most immediate predecessor.

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Palm phone unboxing: Look at this tiny thing!

Palm phone unboxing: Look at this tiny thing!

There is a very, very tiny smartphone out in the wild right now and it goes by the name PALM. This device is unique in its aim to be a "Companion Phone", a phone that "goes places your smartphone can't." If you remember being told by your dad that you didn't need a smartphone because you already had a computer at home, this might be the PALM for you.

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Mac mini 2018 hands on: Big charm in small package

Mac mini 2018 hands on: Big charm in small package

We feared the Mac mini was dead. Left for years without the merest glimpse of an update, Apple's smallest computer had somehow shrunk even further, eclipsed by the iMac Pro and promises of a bold new Mac Pro still to come. Now, though, it's time for the 2018 Mac mini to have its moment in the spotlight, and it's hard to argue with what Apple has done.

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MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

What explains the perennial popularity of the MacBook Air? That might seem like a pointless question, given the 2018 MacBook Air has just been revealed to us, but if Apple's newest ultraportable is to be a success then it can't just count on branding to buoy sales.

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iPad Pro 2018 hands-on: Better than your laptop

iPad Pro 2018 hands-on: Better than your laptop

What a difference skinnier bezels make. Still, to boil the new iPad Pro down to just a larger proportion of screen to tablet misses much of what makes it special. Apple has always pitched the iPad Pro as a replacement for your notebook: now, for even more people, that might well come true.

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Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

Skydio's self-flying drone is getting Apple Watch control, bringing the key autopilot features of the intelligent flying camera out of the app and to your wrist. Arriving as an update today, the new Apple Watch interface promises to make it even easier than before to operate the Skydio R1 and navigate through its various tracking modes. At the same time, the R1 drone is also arriving in Apple Stores.

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Huawei Watch GT and Band 3 Pro track fitness with incredible battery life

Huawei Watch GT and Band 3 Pro track fitness with incredible battery life

Huawei doesn't just have the new Mate 20 Pro today, it also has a pair of wearables that promise maximum fitness tracking flexibility without compromising on battery life. The new Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band 3 Pro are two different aesthetic answers to a similar problem: what do you do if you want full GPS tracking for your workouts, but also want a wearable that lasts longer than a couple of hours?

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro hands-on: Gunning for iPhone XS

Huawei Mate 20 Pro hands-on: Gunning for iPhone XS

Huawei is on a roll, and the new Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 show the Chinese phone-maker isn't wasting time on celebrating after overtaking Apple in Q2 in smartphone shipments. Now with an even greater focus on Artificial Intelligence, up to five cameras, a new 7nm chipset, and some mighty useful convenience features, the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 may just distract you from the Pixel 3 or iPhone XS.

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Razer Phone 2 official: Hands-on with the 120Hz mobile gaming hero

Razer Phone 2 official: Hands-on with the 120Hz mobile gaming hero

The recipe for the Razer Phone 2 is simple. Take the best 120 Hz screen for gaming, the latest mobile processor, and Dolby Atmos sound, then garnish with Razer Chroma lighting, water resistance, and dual cameras. Delicious, right?

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Pixel Slate trades headphone jack for a second USB-C

Pixel Slate trades headphone jack for a second USB-C

This morning I was about to get up-in-arms about the lack of a headphone jack on the new Google Pixel Slate. Then I saw what they'd done instead. Lots of devices that've abandoned the headphone jack were released over the past couple of years with no reasonable wired alternative. Google, instead of doing what everyone else did, came to the table with USB-C x2.

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Google Pixel Slate hands-on: 2-in-1 confusion [Updated]

Google Pixel Slate hands-on: 2-in-1 confusion [Updated]

The Google Pixel Slate is confusing. On the one hand, it's an iPad Pro competitor, and priced to suit. From that perspective, the slender metal construction, sizable display, and detachable keyboard make a lot of sense for a Chrome OS alternative to Apple's pro-tablet.

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Google Home Hub hands-on: Big AI in a small smart display

Google Home Hub hands-on: Big AI in a small smart display

I honestly thought the Google Home Hub was going to be bigger. Like, much bigger. Significantly bigger. With Amazon's second-generation Echo Show cranking the touchscreen up to 10-inches, and Facebook's Portal+ even bigger at 15-inches, Google's smart display is oddly compact.

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