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ZTE's Axon M has two screens and a hinge - The Verge

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ZTE's Axon M has two screens and a hinge
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When you think of a flip phone, you're probably thinking of a simple phone from a decade ago that could place phone calls and maybe send a text or two. You probably aren't thinking of a device like ZTE's new Axon M, which is a full-featured smartphone ...
ZTE Axon M hands-on: A new hope for dual-screen phonesEngadget
ZTE's Axon M flip phone is actually pretty cool. No, really!CNET
ZTE Axon M hands-on: ZTE actually made a kind of good foldable phoneAndroid Police
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Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size - The Verge

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Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size
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A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen ...
Microsoft's new MacBook Pro competitor, the Surface Book 2: Specs, pricing, availabilityZDNet
Surface Book 2: More cores, more GPU, and more screenArs Technica
Microsoft's Panos Panay discusses the past and future of SurfaceTechCrunch
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Volvo Cars' Polestar 1 is a discreet 600-hp hybrid supercoupe - CNET

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Volvo Cars' Polestar 1 is a discreet 600-hp hybrid supercoupe
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Volvo's revitalization efforts since it was purchased by China's Geely in 2010 have proven to be nothing short of remarkable. Its product-led transformation over the last few years has been both sweeping and convincing, yet few could have predicted the ...
The Polestar 1 is a 600-horsepower hybrid sports coupe from VolvoThe Verge
The Polestar 1 Is A Wildly Advanced 600 HP Hybrid Sports Coupe You Can't Really OwnJalopnik
Polestar 1 Launches Volvo's Electrified Performance BrandAutomobile
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Garmin's Speak puts Alexa-powered navigation in your car - The Verge

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Garmin's Speak puts Alexa-powered navigation in your car
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Mobile navigation device company Garmin has announced a new speaker that includes integration with Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa. It's the first product to give Alexa mapping capabilities, which is one of the things that other in-car Alexa solutions ...
Garmin teamed up with Amazon to make a tiny Echo Dot for your carArs Technica
Garmin Speak puts Amazon Alexa in your carEngadget
Garmin Speak brings hands-free voice assistance to the carDigital Trends
Business Wire (press release) -SlashGear -Geeky Gadgets (blog) -Kansas City Business Journal
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Peer pressure forced whales and dolphins to evolve big brains, like humans - Quartz

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Peer pressure forced whales and dolphins to evolve big brains, like humans
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The human brain has evolved and expanded over millennia to accommodate our ever-more-complex needs and those of our societies. This process is known as “encephalization” and has given us the big brain we need to communicate, cooperate, reach ...

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Peer pressure forced whales and dolphins to evolve big brains, like humans - Quartz

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Peer pressure forced whales and dolphins to evolve big brains, like humans
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The human brain has evolved and expanded over millennia to accommodate our ever-more-complex needs and those of our societies. This process is known as “encephalization” and has given us the big brain we need to communicate, cooperate, reach ...
The most social dolphins and whales have larger, more complex brainsToday.com
Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives' thanks to big brains, says studyThe Guardian

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Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter - Engadget

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Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter
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Google is ditching a planned feature for Maps following criticism on social media. The update was tied to directions and displayed how many calories you'd burn if you were to walk to your destination. By clicking on the walking option, you'd even be ...
Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it's not helpful and even potentially harmfulTechCrunch
Google Maps Stopped Showing Distance As Calories And Cupcakes Because People Haaaated ItBuzzFeed News
The swift death of Google's cupcake feature is a valuable lesson in UX designTNW
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Gran Turismo Sport Single-Player & VR Review-in-Progress (PS4) - PlayStation LifeStyle

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Gran Turismo Sport Single-Player & VR Review-in-Progress (PS4)
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I've had a copy of Gran Turismo Sport for several days now, but sadly the online servers haven't been online at all. Thankfully, I've been able to try a variety of game modes that aren't normally available offline and have been able to save my progress ...
Gran Turismo Sport Is A Strange Game Tuned For A Very Particular Type Of Racing FanGameSpot

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Lawsuit claims Essential stole modular accessory tech - Engadget

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Lawsuit claims Essential stole modular accessory tech
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Andy Rubin's Essential Products is facing more legal troubles. The ex-Android chief's company previously found itself in hot water with smartphone accessory maker Spigen over its use of the "Essential" name. Now -- less than two months since the ...
Andy Rubin's Essential sued by Tony Fadell's Keyssa over trade secretsSlashGear
Tony Fadell-backed company sues Andy Rubin's Essential over wireless connector techThe Verge
Essential is being sued over its modular accessory technologyAndroid Police
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Arianna Huffington: Uber and SoftBank are 'very likely' to agree on their deal's pricing within the next week - Recode

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Arianna Huffington: Uber and SoftBank are 'very likely' to agree on their deal's pricing within the next week
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Uber and SoftBank are expected to reach an agreement within the next week on the pricing of the deal that will pave the way for SoftBank to acquire as much as one-fifth of the company. That's according to Arianna Huffington, an Uber board member, who ...
Huffington: Uber 'very likely' to close Softbank deal in the next weekEngadget
Uber-SoftBank deal “very likely” to be finalized in the next weekTechCrunch
Uber-SoftBank deal 'very likely' to be finalized next weekCNET
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 636 mobile platform - ZDNet

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 636 mobile platform
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Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, touting "significant" improvements across performance, gaming, and display. The new mobile platform, announced during the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning by ...
Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device, debuts 5G reference smartphone designThe Verge
Qualcomm Shows First 5G Reference PhonePCMag
Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 Is World's First 5G Modem For SmartphonesAndroid Headlines
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Netflix Is On Track To Exceed $11B In Revenue This Year - Forbes

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Netflix Is On Track To Exceed $11B In Revenue This Year
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I am a freelance journalist covering breaking news and entertainment. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images ...
Netflix earnings send stock up from record closing high: Live blog recapMarketWatch (blog)
Netflix's Streaming Ambitions Don't Come CheapBloomberg
Netflix Adds 5.3 Million Subs in Q3, Beating ForecastsVariety
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Witcher Dev CD Projekt Red Talks Cyberpunk 2077, Studio Culture Amid Staff Morale Concerns - GameSpot

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Witcher Dev CD Projekt Red Talks Cyberpunk 2077, Studio Culture Amid Staff Morale Concerns
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With development on The Witcher 3 and its DLC complete, and work on Gwent and Cyberpunk 2077 underway, there hasn't been much word out of CD Projekt Red recently. That is, with the exception of some criticism from ex-employees on Glassdoor--a site ...
Witcher 3 Developer Puts Out Vague Statement About Studio MoraleKotaku
CD Projekt Red responds to employee complaints, says its approach 'is not for everyone'PC Gamer
CD Projekt Red addresses Cyberpunk 2077 and employee moraleVentureBeat
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Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run - TechCrunch

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Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run
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Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million ...
Facebook buys app that lets teens send each other complimentsThe Verge
Facebook just acquired TBH, the anonymous app popular with high school kidsRecode
Facebook Buys TBH App Loved by Teens for Anonymous QuizzesBloomberg
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iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs. Galaxy Note 8: The Bezel Comparison - ValueWalk

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iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs. Galaxy Note 8: The Bezel Comparison
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New smartphones with bezel-less screens are one of the biggest highlights of 2017. In this article, we are going to make a bezel comparison between the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, Note 8 and other major flagships. The year is slowly, yet steadily coming to ...
LG V30 Q&A: Ask us anything!Phone Arena

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The Xbox One is getting a major update today, including a faster dashboard - The Verge

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The Xbox One is getting a major update today, including a faster dashboard
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Microsoft has been gradually improving its Xbox One dashboard to make the experience a lot faster to use. While the original Xbox One launched with Kinect and voice controls, much of the navigation with a controller was slow and clunky. Microsoft ...
Big Xbox One Update Out Now, Here's What It AddsGameSpot
Xbox One fall update offers more personalization for gamersVentureBeat
Fall Update for Xbox One aims to look better, be more customizable, and fasterArs Technica
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Apple to appeal five-year-long patent battle after $439.7 million loss - The Verge

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Apple to appeal five-year-long patent battle after $439.7 million loss
The Verge
Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million to the patent-holding firm VirnetX for infringing on four patented technologies that were apparently used in FaceTime and other iOS apps. While this is the final judgement from the US District Court the case ...
Apple on the hook for $439.7 million to VirnetX over FaceTime should appeals, patent invalidation failAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple denied motions in VirnetX patent case, slapped with a $440M final judgementTechCrunch
Apple ordered to pay $440 million to FaceTime patent trollEngadget
Mac Rumors -9to5Mac -iLounge (blog) -Seeking Alpha
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Destiny 2's Monty Python emote was an expert wall hacking tool, so now it's gone - PCGamesN

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Destiny 2's Monty Python emote was an expert wall hacking tool, so now it's gone
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Bungie has had to remove one Destiny 2's emotes from its in-game store. 'Bureaucratic Walk', has been pulled from the shop after it reportedly allowed players to glitch through walls. Here's everything we know about Destiny 2, apart from which walls ...

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Can an iPad Pro replace your PC? - Engadget

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Can an iPad Pro replace your PC?
Engadget
One of the headline features is that iOS 11 enabled truer multitasking than was available before. In fact, most of the commentary about the new operating system is about features, like the dock, that are at the heart of macOS. When a tablet gets the ...
Apple confirms KRACK Wi-Fi WPA-2 attack vector patched in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS betasAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]Mac Rumors
7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free todayBGR
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