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Moto Z3 Play Review: Unlocked and Loaded

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From the physics of Slinkies to the behavior of feeding birds, slow-motion videos can tell us a lot about the way things work. “You get to see things from a scientific perspective that you wouldn’t normally get to see normally,” says Daniel Gruchy, one half of the duo better known on YouTube as the Slow …

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A pile of new equipment—sporting new features—fine-tunes desktop gaming. KELSEY MCCLELLAN ACER PREDATOR X34 This 34-inch display packs nearly two times as many pixels as a standard HD monitor and gently curves to fully saturate your field of view. It’s a first-person shooter’s dream screen, with a special mode to brighten gloomy dungeons and a …

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Almost as soon as Samsung’s new foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, made its way into the hands of early reviewers and analysts, things started falling apart. A Bloomberg reporter shared images of his Galaxy Fold review unit “just two days in” with an unusable display, one that looked akin to a large smartphone with midnight …

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San Francisco, California-based Mafia Bags makes their backpacks, duffels, and totes out of recycled sailcloth, which is light and durable. Industrial designer (and surfer) Yves Béhar designed the Deep Blue bag, which incorporates old climbing ropes, seatbelts, and wetsuit neoprene and has fun, hidden details, like a loop at the bottom of the bag so …

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They say money can’t buy happiness, but getting a great phone for $300 sure feels pretty excellent. Like the Moto G-series phones that have come before it, the G7 series is designed to give you everything you need in a smartphone, and a little extra, for a third the price of a new iPhone or …

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Last week, we mentioned that Apple is clearing out the last of its much-mourned, beloved iPhone SE. When it came out, we referred to it as “a masterpiece of design” and some of us (guilty) hung onto our pink, compact phones for much, much longer than we should have. As we state in our iPhone …

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What happens when your drop your phone and shatter the screen? Or when its battery starts to grow noticeably weaker? These common technological woes are things that you should be able to remedy yourself—just buy some parts, get some tools, and fix your device. But it’s not that simple. Gadget manufacturers have been increasingly restricting …

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Few analog amusements have continued to thrive in the digital age. Videocassettes are dead. So are landlines and cathode-ray televisions. (Well, nearly dead.) One delightful diversion of yesteryear that’s still going strong: pinball. You can find machines, new and old alike, in neighborhood bars, college dorm lounges, and teen rec centers—proof that pinball will be …

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On Thursday at 9:30 am ET, attorney general William Barr will hold a press conference to discuss the release of the Mueller report. The only problem? No one outside of the Justice Department will have seen it yet. Instead, according to reports Wednesday night, DOJ will deliver the report in full to Congress sometime between …

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“Helvetica is like water,” says a recent video about the most popular typeface in the world. The 62-year-old font family, with its sans-serif shapes and clean corners, is ubiquitous. It is used on the signage in New York’s subway system. It is the brand identity of American Airlines, as well as American Apparel. It is …

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