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Dabby TV streaming box may have cracked the voice control problem

Dabby TV streaming box may have cracked the voice control problem

Voice control was meant to save us from the TV remote, but even with heavy-hitters like Amazon and Apple in the living room, we're still not quite there yet. That's a problem startup Dabkick believes it can fix, with its Dabby streaming entertainment system. Pairing a flexible dedicated tablet with an unexpectedly capable AI-powered search, it promises voice access to any content you can find online - without falling foul of the media behemoths.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P Series adds 9th Gen Xeon and OLED options

Lenovo ThinkPad P Series adds 9th Gen Xeon and OLED options

You know where you are with a ThinkPad, and in the case of the new Lenovo ThinkPad P Series that's firmly in the realm of "potent portable workstation." Making its debut today, the refreshed 2019 ThinkPad models span everyday portables through to serious mobile workhorses, with features like Pantone-calibrated displays and 9th Generation Intel Core processors under the hood.

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Apple wouldn’t let me touch its $999 Pro Display XDR stand

Apple wouldn’t let me touch its $999 Pro Display XDR stand

Sculptural. Elegant. Sinuously crisp. Not typically words you'd expect to hear about a monitor stand, but then again the Apple Pro Display XDR is no ordinary monitor. When Apple decides to make the best screen in the industry, it doesn't hold back, and the accessories are equally excessive.

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New Mac Pro first look: Be careful what you wish for

New Mac Pro first look: Be careful what you wish for

Familiar, and yet new: the new 2019 Mac Pro is about as big a departure, generation to generation, as Apple computers get, but somehow it still feels comfortably familiar. Perhaps it's how it nods back to the old "cheese grater" aesthetic in the days before the trash can, or a more nebulous sense that Apple is finally, again, listening to its most ambitious users.

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Red Magic 3 first impressions and hands-on

Red Magic 3 first impressions and hands-on

Today we're having a peek at the latest in a line of "gaming" smartphones released in recent weeks. This device rolls with a 90hz refresh rate (image refresh rater, that is) similar to the Black Shark 2. This device's key rests not just in its display, but its sound, and its connectivity with an abundance of accessories right out the gate.

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Honor 20 Pro hands on: Spend where it matters

Honor 20 Pro hands on: Spend where it matters

Flagship smartphones will always sell, but it's hard to argue that the real excitement in mobile right now isn't in more affordable phones like the new Honor 20 Pro. Like the Google Pixel 3a and the Samsung Galaxy S10e, the latest device from Huawei's millennially-obsessed brand for Android fans with a tighter budget promises to cherry-pick the components and capabilities that are most important.

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Epson Moverio BT-30C smart glasses plug into your Android phone

Epson Moverio BT-30C smart glasses plug into your Android phone

You don't need to wait for Apple to launch smart glasses in order to get an AR headset, and now Epson's Moverio line is making augmented reality even more straightforward. Latest addition to the company's smart glasses range, the Moverio BT-30C may look like a movie prop but it's actually the most consumer-friendly version Epson has designed so far.

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OPPO Avengers Endgame phone unboxing: You can’t have it!

OPPO Avengers Endgame phone unboxing: You can’t have it!

This is the OPPO F11 Pro Avengers Limited Edition (released for Avengers: Endgame). Over the past decade, we've unboxed and reviewed just a few special limited edition versions of gadgets like these. This device, like the rest, aim to capitalize on the hype generated by the cross-branded property - in this case, Avengers: Endgame, the film that now has the most successful global movie opening in the history of movies.

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Android Automotive OS hands on: Polestar 2 spills its secrets

Android Automotive OS hands on: Polestar 2 spills its secrets

A dashboard revolution is coming, and it's an upstart electric car-maker few drivers have heard of - yet - looking to upend the industry, with a judicious sprinkling of Android along for the ride. Polestar may not be a household name today, but it's riding the bleeding edge of Android Automotive OS. The Polestar 2 isn't expected to hit roads until 2020, but I had a chance for some early time with the Google-powered EV.

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OPPO Reno first impressions: 10x zoom to challenge Huawei

OPPO Reno first impressions: 10x zoom to challenge Huawei

Huawei has just stolen the smartphone crown yet again thanks to its smartphone cameras and its newest 5x zoom is set to cement its position. But too give credit where credit is due, OPPO is really the one that made the first periscope-style zoom lens camera. Now it is aiming to remind everyone of its pioneering work with the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom that promise twice the lossless zoom of the Huawei P30 Pro.

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Logitech Harmony Express puts Alexa in a universal remote: Hands-on

Logitech Harmony Express puts Alexa in a universal remote: Hands-on

Instead of juggling remote controls, Logitech wants you to hand them to Alexa. That's the goal with the new Logitech Harmony Express, anyway, a simplified remote with Alexa inside, that hides deceptively capable home entertainment control behind a minimalistic selection of buttons.

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Huawei P30 Pro first look: 2019’s quad-camera heavyweight

Huawei P30 Pro first look: 2019’s quad-camera heavyweight

The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 have a lot to live up to. 2018's P20 Pro proved the Chinese phone-maker was a key player in the mobile space, with photographic talents that put rival devices from Apple, Samsung, and others to shame. Now, unveiled in Paris, France today, the new P30 Pro and P30 promise to take those halo features and make them even more compelling.

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