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The UE Blast Might Be the First Portable Speaker With Alexa Worth Caring About

Tonnes of speakers already work with Alexa, and even more mobile devices feature Amazon’s digital assistant so you can talk to her on-the-go. But when it comes to solid portable speakers with Alexa built in, the pickings are actually kind of slim. Read More >>

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This Dual-Screen Smartphone is Weird, Monstrous, and Kinda Cool

Get ready, because rumors are saying that Apple, Samsung, and others have plans to bring actual bendable phones to market within the next few years. But before than can happen, there’s some important prep that needs to get ironed out first. That’s whre the dual-screen ZTE Axon M comes in. Read More >>

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Pixel 2 Review: Google Sticks to What It Does Best

When Google released the Pixel last year, it was taking a stand. No longer would Google hardware be tainted with the brands and logos of other companies, even if behind the scenes, Google still needed help from those same companies to actually build its phones. And despite designs that were almost offensively ugly, a lack of standard flagship features such as water-resistance and expandable storage, and massive supply chain problems that made it hard to actually buy one months after its initial release, there were bright spots like the Pixel’s excellent HDR photo mode and an untainted Android experience. Read More >>

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Huawei’s Mate 10 Wants to be the Smartest Phone Around, But What Does That Even Mean?

As the autumn smartphone season starts to wind down, the number two smartphone maker in the world (it’s not Apple anymore) is sending us off with its answer to this year’s batch of iPhones, Pixels, and Galaxies with the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Yoga 920 is Proof: The Boring Old Clamshell Must Die

People have been forecasting the death of the PC for years, and while all that noise is clearly overblown, there is one segment of the computing world that should probably go away: the traditional clamshell laptop. Now I’m not saying we should do away with notebooks PCs as we know them or more specialised notebooks like mobile workstations or gaming laptops, I just think it’s past time we replaced all the boring old notebooks with 2-in-1s. Read More >>

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Samsung Electronics CEO to Mysteriously Resign Amid Record Profits

In the year since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung has had to work hard to get its business back on track. However, thanks to devices like the Galaxy S8 and the recent Galaxy Note 8 along with thriving component sales, the company is now forecasting record profits, eclipsing even those of its biggest rival, Apple. Read More >>

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Oculus Go: The Affordable Standalone Headset VR Needs

When it comes VR, there’s really only two choices you have right now: a big, expensive headset that needs to be connected to a PC, or a less immersive setup that relies on your smartphone. However, Facebook is is looking to give us a third option with the $199 (£151) Oculus Go (UK pricing TBA). Read More >>

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Amazon’s Slick High-End Kindle Got a Serious Overhaul

When Amazon released the Kindle Oasis back in the spring of 2016, we said it was the best e-reader ever made. But that doesn’t mean it was perfect, and in the year and half since it came out, it’s become clear there was room for improvement. With a starting price of £270, the old Oasis was a bit pricey, it had a blocky (and now outdated) design and it was missing features like the adaptive back-lighting found on the even older Kindle Voyage. And, despite having a name that immediately conjures up visions of pools and fountains, the previous Oasis didn’t have any sort of water-resistance either. But now, Amazon is giving it another go with the simply (and annoyingly) named New Kindle Oasis, which looks to address all those shortcomings while also adding a number of new improvements too. Read More >>

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Phone Won’t Be Resurrected Any Time Soon

In case the lack of new phones or software updates didn’t already clue you in, Microsoft has shut down any efforts to keep Windows Mobile 10 alive. On Twitter, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Windows Joe Belfiore stated that the company is no longer actively developing new features or hardware for the platform, and that even he has switched over to an Android phone for his personal mobile needs. Read More >>

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This Cheap Smartphone Has a Ridiculous Battery, and It Makes Me Want to Cry

Battery life is the number one concern when people think about buying a new smartphone, to the point that if a phone had nearly double the longevity of even the most expensive flagship handsets, it would be easy to overlook some of its faults. But at some point deficiencies start to drag down the novelty of having a really big battery, which is precisely the problem with the Asus ZenFone 4 Max. This thing has one of the biggest batteries you can find in a smartphone—and it'll only set you back around £180! Yet budget components take all the fun out of it. Read More >>

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HP’s Spectre Laptops Might Just Be the Prettiest You Can Buy

About a month ago, Intel announced its new 8th-gen CPUs, so we put together a little roundup of all the coolest notebooks getting new Core i silicon. But one company was notably left off the list, because it didn’t have anything to share at that time. Now, HP is finally ready to show off its new Spectre and Spectre x360, and even though the saying goes beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think its HP—not Apple, Dell or Microsoft—that’s now making the best looking laptops on the market. Read More >>

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Review: This is the Best MacBook Pro Clone For Windows Die-Hards

For more than decade, Razer has peddled aggressive, brightly coloured peripherals and PCs to people who cared more about frame rates and kill/death ratios than mainstream appeal. But when Razer launched its first ultraportable laptop last year, it was a very different, relatively game-free story. Now, the Stealth is back with an even more refined design and a slightly bigger screen, but it still isn’t any good at playing games — and there isn’t even a speck of neon green paint on it. That’s very not Razer. Our £1,349 gunmetal gray review unit doesn’t even feature the coloured RGB backlighting that Razer shoehorns into practically everything it makes (including its motherfucking coffee mugs). But you know what? That’s just fine, because the Blade Stealth is the MacBook Pro clone with Windows I’ve always wanted. Read More >>

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What to Expect From Google’s Big Pixel 2 Event on 4th October

Even though it feels like we’re still processing all of Apple’s latest devices and announcements, it’s time to switch gears and prepare for what’s coming on the other side of of the smartphone divide. That’s because Google’s big autumn event is less than a week away, and it’s going to have important news for anyone who cares about Android, smartphones, Chromebooks and anything else Google can figure out how to puts its digital assistant in. Read More >>

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Nvidia Adds Google Assistant to Shield TV, Making It a Smart Box to Take on Apple and Amazon

Even though Nvidia’s Shield TV has been out for a while, in many ways, it’s Android’s answer to the recently revamped Apple TV 4K. Like the £170 Apple TV, the £190 Shield TV can stream media in 4K and HDR, in addition to having built-in Chromecast support, access to all your regular Android apps, and the ability to stream full on PC games from a nearby computer or Nvidia’s servers in the cloud. And now that the Shield TV is getting Google Assistant support, not only does it combine all the features in both the new £90 Amazon Echo and £70 Fire TV, it can function as a full blown Google Home too. Read More >>

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Amazon Just Announced a Load of New Echo Gadgets

It might not feel like it, but it’s been almost three years since the original Amazon Echo hit the scene. And during that time, the number of Alexa-powered devices has grown from a single device into an entire family including the Dot, the Look, the Show and more. But now, Amazon has returned its attention to the device that got the whole smart speaker revolution started with an all new Echo (along with a tonne of other new Echo devices, too). Read More >>