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Is Facebook’s new video chat portal for your home completely creepy, or will it be useful in some way? Was Google’s decision not to include a camera in its new smart home hub driven by privacy concerns? And what exactly does the concept of the “thoughtful home” mean? (It sure sounds a lot better than …

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The most popular video game in the world is Fortnite. The most popular smartphone operating system in the world is Android. And yet until Thursday, overlap between the two has been severely hamstrung; you could only install it on a Samsung Galaxy device, or by getting off of a beta waitlist. Now, though, anyone with …

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Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi went missing in Turkey last week. The outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 2, to obtain documents for his upcoming wedding. Within two hours, Turkish security officials now say, Khashoggi was dead—assassinated …

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There are a growing number of smart displays with Google Home, and finally Google is selling one of its own. We haven’t reviewed it yet, but the Google Home Hub has an unobtrusive design like the original Home speaker, and a 7-inch screen, making it more compact than many competitors. It also doesn’t have a …

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Ah, autumn: the smell of pumpkin spice, the changing of the leaves, and a whole heap of new gadgets from your favorite hardware-makers. Today, Google added to that pile with a new line of Pixel devices, unveiled at a media event in New York City. There’s a new generation of Pixel phones, a tablet called …

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For much of the last several years, when you thought of desktop PCs, you generally thought of conformist grey boxes. Some were thinner than others, some more powerful, some came in gaudy colors, but all felt basically the same. With the advent of inventive devices like of Microsoft’s Surface Studio, though, that perception has rightly …

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I’ve let a few friends try Sony’s newest flagship active noise-cancelling headphones, and the first thing they comment on is just how eerily quiet the world gets. Right now, as I write this, there’s a construction crew ripping up the concrete outside my apartment. They’ve been at it for more than a week, and it’s …

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Whether you observe Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day, this is a weekend with a few extra tech and gaming sales. We’ve highlighted some discounts for tech we really like. We’ve tested many of these items, and the rest look like they’re well worth your hard-earned money. New this Week New Fire TV Stick 4K …

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Hey watch this YouTube video I just sent you. When it’s over, maybe watch another one. Oh, wow, that one looks interesting too—click on it. Oh never mind, it just plays. Maybe watch this one too? How long have we been here? Only an hour? Surely there’s time for one more … And so it …

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Signing on to test the new Specialized Turbo Levo mountain bike is a little like making a deal with the devil—especially if you live in a town, like I do (Duluth, Minnesota), where e-bikes aren’t allowed on the 93 miles of IMBA gold-medal-level, purpose-built singletrack. There are many purists out there who firmly believe that …

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