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Familiar SUV style hides the 2020 Cadillac XT6’s big secret

Familiar SUV style hides the 2020 Cadillac XT6’s big secret

Cadillac knows how to make a big, appealing SUV, and it's hoping the perennial allure of the Escalade rubs off on the 2020 XT6 too. Revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 this week, the new three-row SUV has a clear focus. Give families who want more seats without sacrificing premium features an option that's just plain easier to park.

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HTC VIVE Pro Eye hands-on: More than just eye-tracking

HTC VIVE Pro Eye hands-on: More than just eye-tracking

This week we got the opportunity to try out the newest in innovative VR tech from HTC, the HTC VIVE Pro Eye. This device looks a whole lot like the standard Vive Pro on the outside. In fact you might mistake one for the other, except for the bright blue outline around one element at the front of the headset. From the inside, it's a whole new world.

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Acer Predator Triton 900 Hands-on: Flipping out on gaming excess

Acer Predator Triton 900 Hands-on: Flipping out on gaming excess

We got the chance to get up close and personal with the Predator Triton 900 this week at CES 2019. This Acer-made computer brings gaming power with a robust (read: not made just to be thin and light) laptop with a transforming appearance. The display does a flip. Instead of being relegated to one open position, this laptop flips on a hinge and locks in in several different positions, making it an ideal candidate for one serious gamer's mobile-yet-PC gaming rig.

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LG’s rollable TV is slick enough to silence any skeptics

LG’s rollable TV is slick enough to silence any skeptics

The LG rollable TV is going on sale in 2019, and while you might be skeptical about the practical benefits of flexible, you can't help but be wowed when you see the screen in person. Shown off in production form at CES 2019 this week, the LG Signature OLED TV R can be both as expansive as a flagship 65-inch set, but as discreet as a chunky soundbar.

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With Audi Holoride, I was the Disney VR hero in the backseat of an e-tron

With Audi Holoride, I was the Disney VR hero in the backseat of an e-tron

From the outside, it looks as though I'm in the back seat of a new Audi e-tron, being driven around Speed Vegas for roughly two laps. Look closer, though, and I'm not making awkward small-talk with my driver: instead, I donned a set of Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses, was handed a controller, and set to work being among the first to experience Holoride's vision of next-gen in-car entertainment.

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Huawei MateBook 13 hands-on: MacBook Air rival nails the pricing

Huawei MateBook 13 hands-on: MacBook Air rival nails the pricing

Huawei has added a new ultraportable to its Windows notebook range, with the MateBook 13 promising a middle-ground of portability with performance. Taking on Apple's latest MacBook Air, the MateBook 13 manages to shrink its footprint compared to Cupertino's finest, while simultaneously squeezing in a better screen-to-body ratio.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 first impressions and unboxing

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 first impressions and unboxing

Today we're having our first peek at the Global / International Edition of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. This smartphone has a full-screen frontside - with no hole punches or notches for cameras - as well as slide-reveal frontside camera array. This device might well be one of the most awesome smartphones of the year, but we'll give it a full go here, review style, and we'll let you know all the details in the process.

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Pokemon Let’s Go is a great appetizer for what comes next

Pokemon Let’s Go is a great appetizer for what comes next

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that Pokemon Let’s Go isn’t quite what I was expecting - or even hoping for - out of the series’ home console debut. We Pokemon fans have been waiting more than 20 years for the mainline Pokemon series to come to consoles, but Pokemon Let’s Go only gets part way there. It gets closer than other any of the console spin-offs have, but it isn’t quite the Pokemon that many of us have been looking forward to since the day the Switch was first announced.

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The Apple Watch ECG app is my heart’s new best friend

The Apple Watch ECG app is my heart’s new best friend

The Apple Watch ECG app has landed, and the good news is that while my British heart may be cold, it's at least not showing signs of atrial fibrillation. Landing as a part of watchOS 5.1.2, the new heart health monitoring app was a key part of the Apple Watch Series 4 promise back when the latest-gen wearable was announced earlier in the year.

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Snapdragon 8cx hands-on: Windows on Arm gets serious

Snapdragon 8cx hands-on: Windows on Arm gets serious

What can you expect from "the most extreme Snapdragon" ever to be found in a notebook? Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx reference designs may not stand out at first glance - think sober Lenovo Yoga-esque convertibles, fanless and unobtrusive with their metallic grey casings - but make no mistake, this is a big deal in connected, ultra mobile computing.

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Snapdragon 855 hands-on: 5G is the least important part

Snapdragon 855 hands-on: 5G is the least important part

It's easy to get caught up in the 5G hype. Blistering speeds and dramatically lower latency have networks falling over themselves to boast of bigger and more impressive roll-outs, and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is at the forefront of that 5G wave. The thing is, while 5G is clearly better than 4G - not least because it has an extra "G" in the name - in reality the Snapdragon 855 is actually much more important in several other ways.

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Razer Blade Stealth 2018 gets GeForce MX150 in crisp redesign

Razer Blade Stealth 2018 gets GeForce MX150 in crisp redesign

There's a new Razer Blade Stealth laptop in town, and the 13-inch ultraportable is getting more stylish, more pixel-packed, and a lot more flexible. Now available in both 4K and 1080p form, with a choice of touchscreen or matte-finish panels, the newest addition to the Blade family also promises up to 13 hours of battery life and the option of discrete NVIDIA graphics.

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