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Vivo NEX 3 5G hands-on: a new face on a familiar soul

Vivo NEX 3 5G hands-on: a new face on a familiar soul

Vivo will probably be remembered, or blamed, as the one that started the whole popup camera mania. It didn't exactly catch fire but even larger OEMs like ASUS and Samsung have given it their own spin. Vivo, however, has been pushing the envelope of mobile hardware for years now, from deca-core processors to 8 or even 10 GB of RAM. With the Vivo NEX 3, the company is pooling together all its innovations into a high-end phone that looks both new yet feels familiar at the same time.

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iPad 10.2 hands-on: 7th-gen tablet rises to Chromebook challenge

iPad 10.2 hands-on: 7th-gen tablet rises to Chromebook challenge

The cheapest iPad may not seem at first glance like it could be the stand-out product of Apple's big 2019 iPhone event, but it's more important than you might think. Now clocking in at 10.2-inches rather than the old 9.7-inch screen, the new iPad (2019) arguably has a tougher job than an iPhone 11 Pro does.

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Apple Watch Series 5 hands-on: Always-on display is a keeper

Apple Watch Series 5 hands-on: Always-on display is a keeper

There's probably a long German word for the act of refining something which is already at the top of its segment, and if I knew what it was I'd be using it for the Apple Watch Series 5. Despite the best efforts of Google, Samsung, and others, the Apple Watch tends to be the go-to in smartwatches, not least for its combination of fitness tracking, design, and app functionality.

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iPhone 11 hands-on: Narrowing the flagship gap

iPhone 11 hands-on: Narrowing the flagship gap

Colorful, more battery life, better cameras... what's not to like about the iPhone 11? It's fair to say its predecessor, the iPhone XR, had a turbulent time at launch: chronically misunderstood, but then going on to be the strongest-selling model in Apple's phone line-up. Now, the iPhone 11 wants to repeat that trajectory.

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iPhone 11 Pro hands-on: That flagship feeling

iPhone 11 Pro hands-on: That flagship feeling

Familiar, and yet different. You notice the changes in the iPhone 11 Pro in your hand first, I found, and those who come to Apple's new flagship from an iPhone X or iPhone XS may discover it's their fingertips that observe the greatest changes in 2019. You can thank an all-new glass back for that.

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LG G8X ThinQ brings improved Dual Screen and smarter multitasking

LG G8X ThinQ brings improved Dual Screen and smarter multitasking

LG hasn't given up on dual-screen phones, but nor is it quite ready to wade into the problematic waters that have mired Samsung and Huawei's foldable Android devices. Instead, at IFA 2019, it has an updated version of its LG Dual Screen accessory, working with the new LG G8X ThinQ.

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Motorola One Zoom first look: 48-megapixel Android on a budget

Motorola One Zoom first look: 48-megapixel Android on a budget

Massive megapixels without a huge price: that's the story behind the new Motorola One Zoom, making its official debut today at IFA 2019. The Android 9.0 Pie smartphone may be expected to come in at under $450, but it still packs a whopping 48-megapixel camera on the back, alongside three other sensors.

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Lenovo Yoga C940 and C740 offer flexibility, 4K HDR and 10th-gen Intel

Lenovo Yoga C940 and C740 offer flexibility, 4K HDR and 10th-gen Intel

Lenovo is back with four new Yoga laptops, three in its C-series and another in its S-series. As with the Yoga laptops before it, the new lineup features flexible hinges that enable users to fold the models' displays back into tablet modes. The company has packed a variety of features include the new laptops, including (depending on model and configuration) things like Dolby Vision, 10th-gen Intel hardware, and USB-C.

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Lenovo ThinkVision S28u, Q24i, and Q27q FHD and 4K displays revealed

Lenovo ThinkVision S28u, Q24i, and Q27q FHD and 4K displays revealed

In addition to introducing a number of laptops and tablets today, Lenovo has taken the wraps off three new monitors, including two in its Q-series and one in its ThinkVision line. All three monitors sport sleek, modern designs coupled with very slim bezels and a wide array of features. Depending on the model, users can expect large sizes, high resolutions, and technology for gamers.

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Sonos Move hands-on: $399 Bluetooth speaker cuts all cords

Sonos Move hands-on: $399 Bluetooth speaker cuts all cords

Pretty much from day one, Sonos customers have been asking for a portable speaker and one which can be taken outside: the new Sonos Move delivers both. As you might expect from the company pioneering streaming audio long before Spotify and Apple Music were even born, though, the Move is no ordinary wireless speaker. Yes, Sonos has made a Bluetooth speaker, and an expensive one at that, but it did so as only it could.

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Sonos One SL and Sonos Port official: No-mic speaker and AV amp add-on

Sonos One SL and Sonos Port official: No-mic speaker and AV amp add-on

Sonos' big news today may be Move, the company's first portable speaker, but it also has two other products to help build out your whole-home streaming audio system. The Sonos One SL offers another option for those looking for an affordable speaker but without integrated assistant support, while the Sonos Port is a nod to the audiophile crowd with some special features to make their installations more effective.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is a striking all-in-one PC with a surprise

Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is a striking all-in-one PC with a surprise

Lenovo's IFA 2019 showing isn't all about laptops and Chromebooks, as the handsome IdeaCentre A540 - and a pair of high-resolution monitors - illustrates nicely. The new all-in-one PC promises to be something attractive enough that you won't mind leaving it out, while the new G34w Gaming Monitor and L28u Monitor pack in the pixels.

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