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Pixel 6 vs 6 Pro vs 5: What I can tell you before our review

Pixel 6 vs 6 Pro vs 5: What I can tell you before our review

We're in the process of a pair of reviews of the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro here, and it's rough! It's difficult not being able to go in-depth on every tiny detail and difference between the two devices before the Google review embargo - but here we are. At the moment, I'm able to tell you a lot about the hardware.

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Pixel 6 vs 6 Pro: Hands-on with 7 key differences

Pixel 6 vs 6 Pro: Hands-on with 7 key differences

The Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Google Pixel 6 represent Google's best attempt to make a unique pair of Android smartphones. They epitomize the way the newest version of Android should be presented and can best be shown on top-tier hardware. But why two phones? Why not just one masterpiece? Today we're taking a peek at the details - deciding which of the two you should probably choose if you're looking for the best phone - or the phone that's best in value.

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The new iPad mini is already my favorite

The new iPad mini is already my favorite

The iPhone 13 may be destined to be Apple's big seller, but it's the new iPad mini 6th Generation that arguably stole the most hearts during the big unveil event a couple of weeks ago. For a while, it seemed like the Cupertino firm had forgotten all about the iPad mini, which had gone for more than two years without an update. Turns out, it actually had something huge in mind for its smallest tablet.

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With iPhone 13 in hand, I miss Touch ID more than ever

With iPhone 13 in hand, I miss Touch ID more than ever

I've been traveling this past week, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has been my trusty sidekick. Whether it's boarding passes, camera duties, messaging, or keeping me occupied with ebooks and music, I've found myself staring at the excellent 120Hz ProMotion display a whole lot. Problem is, when the sensors above that screen stare back, they're not seeing what they want to.

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 120Hz ProMotion display is the real deal

The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 120Hz ProMotion display is the real deal

Just a few days into using the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and already it's tough to imagine going back to a non-ProMotion display. Apple's first implementation of 120Hz technology may have required some patience before it arrived, but it's a key part of this year's "Pro" devices and a contributor to the Cupertino firm's big boasts about battery improvements.

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I tried Impossible Foods’ new chicken nuggets – and was surprised

I tried Impossible Foods’ new chicken nuggets – and was surprised

Impossible Foods is getting into chicken nuggets, and that's a big deal - even if, like me, you're an avowed carnivore. Following the company's burgers and sausage comes its first foray into the henhouse, and with more ambitious goals than simply giving vegetarians a nugget-shaped alternative.

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Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield, Evolving Skies Unboxing: It’s all Eevee!

Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield, Evolving Skies Unboxing: It’s all Eevee!

Today we're taking a peek at the newest release in the Pokemon Trading Card Game, a new expansion called Evolving Skies. This set's full name is Pokemon TCG: Sword & Shield - Evolving Skies - because we want to jam as many words in said title as we possibly can without getting absolutely ridiculous. In this set we've got a whole bunch of Eevee - like, ALL the Eevee, including Eevee and "all of its Evolutions in the same set."

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Nest Doorbell first look: 5 things about Google’s battery video doorbell

Nest Doorbell first look: 5 things about Google’s battery video doorbell

Nest Doorbell is up for order, and the convenience of a simple-to-install, battery-powered smart doorbell seems hard to ignore. Having been using one for the past few days, though, there have been some surprises along the way, and while it's too soon for a full review there are still some stand-outs worth noting if you're considering giving your front door an upgrade.

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Motorola Edge 2021 hands-on: Moto’s winning Android recipe cranked up to 108

Motorola Edge 2021 hands-on: Moto’s winning Android recipe cranked up to 108

Motorola has revealed its big new Android launch for 2021, with the Motorola Edge promising another blend of high-end features with mass-market pricing. Specifically, the Edge 2021 will trim its $699.99 tag by a hefty $200 at launch, despite packing a 6.8-inch 144Hz screen on one side and a 108-megapixel camera on the other.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 feels mainstream in all the right ways

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 feels mainstream in all the right ways

As recipes go, "a better phone for less money" can't really be argued with, and that's just the strategy Samsung seems to have followed with the new Galaxy Z Flip 3. Third generation of the smaller clamshell design, the Flip 3 may fall slightly in the shadow of its larger, flashier (and considerably more expensive) Galaxy Z Fold 3 sibling, but even after a few days it feels like the more exciting product.

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Panasonic Toughbook G2 hands-on: Rugged computing ready for combat

Panasonic Toughbook G2 hands-on: Rugged computing ready for combat

The Panasonic Toughbook G2 is the latest in a line of professional hardcore computers that put all other concerns behind functionality. If you're looking for a laptop made reliable, powerful, and rugged enough to be used by combat troops - this is that machine. We have a sample unit here, so we're not doing a full-fledged review, but we have gotten a good enough look at and feel for this hardware that we're able to show you the basic ins and outs of a machine that's made to take a beating as much as it's ready to read a barcode.

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IKEA SYMFONISK Picture Frame hands-on: An artful Sonos speaker

IKEA SYMFONISK Picture Frame hands-on: An artful Sonos speaker

IKEA's SYMFONISK Picture Frame speaker has arrived, and if you didn't know it hid wireless music talents behind the abstract art, you'd be forgiven for not realizing Sonos' involvement. Third addition to the SYMFONISK range, the new Picture Frame speaker joins the Bookshelf Speaker and Table Lamp Speaker as some of the most affordable ways to add Sonos to your home.

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