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6 cool things we learned about Android P from Google's Reddit AMA

Google's Android engineers held their annual Reddit AMA yesterday. Here are the coolest things we learned.

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How Samsung could be the big winner in the EU's $5.1 billion fine over Android's Google apps

The Eu has levied a record-setting $5 billion fine on Google over its bundled Android apps. Here's why Samsung stands to gain the most from this decision.

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Here's how fast the 2018 MacBook Pro 15 will be

Apple finally boards the 8th-gen Core i7 train, and we already know how fast the 2018 MacBook Pro 15 will be.

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What to expect from the MacBook Pro’s leap to 8th-generation Intel processors

Apple is finally refreshing the MacBook Pro line with 8th-generation (Coffee Lake) Intel CPUs, and everything is about to get a whole lot faster.

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3 reasons why Microsoft's Surface Go beats Apple's iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn't)

Microsoft's new Surface Go has its sights squarely set on the iPad. But is it a real competitor to Apple's tablet dominance?

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Samsung Galaxy S9 sales are slumping and that's a problem for all premium Android phones

Samsung has warned that its latest quarterly report will show a year-over-year decline in sales, due to less-than-stellar S9 numbers. That could spell trouble for all premium Android phone makers.

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DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue price hikes: The cost of more bloated bundles

DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue are raising prices, but don't call it cable all over again.

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The Half Nerd ep. 57.5: Why Gordon is wrong, ultimate battlestations, and behind-the-scenes at The Full Nerd!

In this special episode of The Full Nerd, the lesser half of the crew hashes out which of Gordon's opinions are wrong, the elements of an ultimate battlestation, and what goes on behind the scenes of the show.

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Will HDR kill your OLED TV?

With HDR requiring considerably more brightness from OLED elements, will lifespan be significantly reduced? Can OLED's reduced luminance over time still provide the HDR effect?

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unexpectedly steps down at a critical point in Intel's evolution

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich stepped down after it was disclosed that he had a consensual relationship with an employee, which is against Intel policy. We consider his legacy and whether his replacement will follow the path he set, in AI, communications, and memory.

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Vivint Smart Home bundles two Google Minis with its starter kits, nudging users toward voice control

Amazon’s Echo had a long head start with Vivint, but this is the first time the service provider has included smart speakers in its packages by default.

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Garmin's $300 Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch shows why Wear OS desperately needs a leader

Garmin's new music-centered Vivoactive 3 smartwatch is a perfect example of how far behind Wear OS is.

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Ring Alarm home security system now available for presale and will ship on July 4

The long-delayed DIY home security system costs $199, with optional professional monitoring for $10 per month.

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Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

A new report from DigiTimes suggests that the 2019 iPhones will dump the Lightning cable in favor of USB-C. Here's why there's no chance of that happening.

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Maybe if no one buys the BlackBerry Key2, TCL will stop making QWERTY keyboard phones

We've gotten to the point where BlackBerry's QWERTY keyboards aren't cute or kitschy anymore, and they detract from the things BlackBerry actually does well.