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Moto Z3 Play Review: Unlocked and Loaded

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Just don’t. I know money is tight, but your sanity is important too. Yes, there’s a chance an older iPad could still perform decently, but unless someone is giving you one for free, try to hunt for a newer model. Many of the older iPads no longer receive software updates, and they’ll seem sooooo slow …

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There are well over 500,000 podcasts in the world, covering everything from ABBA to zoology. They’ve reached such a saturation point, in fact, that there’s almost certainly a podcast out there that’s perfectly attuned to your interests—and no great way to find it. Streaming radio veteran Pandora thinks it has a solution in—what else, in …

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Imagine you’ve finished shopping. Then, just as you’re getting ready to leave, the chip reader shrieks at you to remove your credit card. No matter how pleasant the shopping experience was or how nice the checkout person, the last thing you’ll hear before exiting the store is that grating noise—a sound that, statically speaking, affects …

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It’s no secret that Amazon started the smart voice-enabled speaker movement with its Echo speaker. Being Google’s first voice speaker, the Home shares a lot of its DNA with the Echo (7/10, WIRED Review). It’s a similarly-sized pudgy little cylinder of a speaker, with audio that will neither insult nor impress your ears, and a …

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07 Double Duty Roborock Roborock S5 In addition to an optional wet mopping function, the incredibly versatile Roborock S5 also lets you program cleaning zones and check the time spent cleaning, the battery level, and the robot’s path in the app. You can also pinpoint spots for cleaning, or set a complete home automation schedule …

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Hollywood is busily trying to figure out the best way to present big-budget films in VR. The platform is great for games and short-form entertainment, but if you want to tell an epic story and really draw the viewer in emotionally, the limits of VR present barriers to that type experience. At the forefront of …

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When you test workout headphones, you don’t get to try over-ear ones very often. Over-ear headphones might be more comfortable, but they’re harder to stuff in a pocket when you’re on the go. They’re heavier, and they can get pushed off your head. They’re also completely useless if your workout routine involves headstands. Just sayin’. …

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This story was originally published on September 20, 2018. On November 8, Facebook announced that it’s rolling out the service in two more countries: Canada and Thailand. The social network is also introducing two new major features. The first, called Second Look, allows users to re-review someone they previously said they weren’t interested in. (Paid …

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The smartphone is changing. From the pocket-sized devices of yore, our phones have grown into surrogate laptops for work on the go, and pseudo televisions for watching Netflix on planes. Samsung, the company that pioneered the “phablet,” thinks it’s time for something new. Something even bigger. Specifically, a phone that unfolds like a book to …

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How Americans vote today will determine who sits in government for at least the next two years—but tonight’s outcome will shape policy for years to come. With hundreds of key races nationwide, the 2018 midterm elections will be one to watch. Here’s how you can stay informed before, during, and after tonight’s midterm elections. Watch …

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