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5 Galaxy Note 10 downgrades some people will think are good

5 Galaxy Note 10 downgrades some people will think are good

Today we're going to run down a set of specs on the Galaxy Note 10 that may, to some, seem like upgrades. Upgrades over the Galaxy Note 9, upgrades over the Galaxy S10, etcetera. But what we're looking at here is the other side of the equation - reasons why you might want to think twice before trading in the phone you've already got in your hand right right this minute.

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Apple Pro Display XDR is the perfect Mac Pro monitor

Apple Pro Display XDR is the perfect Mac Pro monitor

With a new Mac Pro on the horizon, Apple has decided that a computer as beefy as that needs an equally beefy display. Right after giving us a few demos of the Mac Pro in action at WWDC today, Apple introduced us to the Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch 6K retina display that's meant to go hand-in-hand with Apple's top-of-the-line desktop. That, of course, means that you're going to paying a significant chunk of change to own one.

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Is this Microsoft’s big bet on a dual-screen Surface?

Is this Microsoft’s big bet on a dual-screen Surface?

Microsoft decided to spill some beans this morning, right as Apple prepares to deliver their 2019 WWDC keynote this afternoon. In a sort of behind-the-scenes peek, Microsoft presented internally a set of prototypes for their next wave of devices. It would seem that a dual-display notebook is... what's next?

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Android makers tweet tech magic to steal Apple’s WWDC thunder

Android makers tweet tech magic to steal Apple’s WWDC thunder

This morning a couple of relatively major Asia-based Android smartphone makers shared a bit on the new technology tip to out-do Apple just before WWDC 2019. Today is the first day of WWDC, Apple's developer conference, where they'll focus largely on software news for the public (and for developers behind the scenes). Xiaomi and OPPO showed off how Android devices will have under-display cameras likely months before Apple adopts anything similar.

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New iPod touch gets iPhone 7 chip and $199 price tag

New iPod touch gets iPhone 7 chip and $199 price tag

It's been nearly four years since the current iPod Touch launched, so you'd be forgiven if you thought Apple was just going to let the line slowly wind down. As it turns out, Apple won't be doing that, because it revealed a new iPod Touch model today. What will be the 7th-generation iPod Touch comes with a number of hardware upgrades and new features over its predecessor.

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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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Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Today we're going to run down the effective Huawei ban list, the basics in China-based spy fears, and the fallout. This has a little to do with ZTE, a lot to do with China's government, and what might be the worst bout of luck a company ever had (with regard to their native country's timing for a trade war with the United States). But most importantly, we're going to list all the places Huawei's been banned, rejected, or removed in the recent past. SEE: Updates at the end of this text.

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Oculus Quest and Rift S released: How to choose

Oculus Quest and Rift S released: How to choose

Today is a pretty big day for the folks at Oculus, as the company is launching two new virtual reality headsets. Coming out of the gate today are the Oculus Rift S and Quest, and though the goal of each headset may be bringing VR to the masses, they both do it in very different ways. The headset you go for ultimately depends on what kind of set up you're looking to have.

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Galaxy Note 10 preview guide: New specs and feature expectations

Galaxy Note 10 preview guide: New specs and feature expectations

There's a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 coming your way later this year, and it's going to be a doozy of a device. Over the past few weeks we've been gathering and analyzing all reputable Samsung Galaxy Note 10 leaks, and today we've compiled the lot into a relatively easy-reading short format. Here lies the latest report on the Galaxy Note 10 in the weeks and months before its release.

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Spotify dives into hardware with a device called ‘Car Thing’

Spotify dives into hardware with a device called ‘Car Thing’

Ever since its inception all those years ago, Spotify has focused solely on software. Soon, however, its attention will shift to hardware for the first time. Today Spotify revealed a new device it's simply calling "Car Thing," and it hopes to use it to learn about subscribers' listening habits while they're on the road.

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Smartphone vending machines: What could go wrong?

Smartphone vending machines: What could go wrong?

The first smartphone vending machines* were revealed by Xiaomi this week, and they look pretty great. The first "Mi Express" kiosk is out in the wild at Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru, and it takes what appears to be all forms of payment short of ancient roman gold coins. You can use a UPI account (smartphone payment), cash, debit card, credit card, or a partridge in a pear tree.

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Intuos Pro Small rounds out Wacom’s trio of pen tablets

Intuos Pro Small rounds out Wacom’s trio of pen tablets

It's been a little while since we last heard from Wacom's Intuos Pro line, but today it stepped back into the lineup with a new Pro Small tablet. The new Intuos Pro Small will be joining the existing Pro Medium and Large tablets, and Wacom says that with its launch, the Intuos Pro line is now complete. If you've been considering an Intuos Pro but were turned away by the price of the Medium and Large tablets, this one might be more up your alley.

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