Pixel 2 XL review: A.I. magic on a 6-inch display

You’ll want the Google Pixel 2 XL if you’re looking for the purest, most elegant Android experience possible in a 6-inch phone. You’ll want the Pixel 2 XL if you’re looking for a stunning display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, amazing portrait photography, and a ton of surprise-and-delight features made possible by Google Lens and the rest of Google’s A.I. tool chest.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00

Microsoft’s internal bug database was hacked in 2013

Over four years ago, Microsoft's internal database for bug tracking was apparently breached by hackers. It was discovered in 2013 but never disclosed to the public, according to five former employees of the company who spoke with Reuters.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:03

Titanic collision of two neutron stars solves a cluster of cosmic mysteries

A hundred and thirty million years ago, two neutron stars in a galaxy far, far away crashed into each other and merged into a black hole. The impact was so large that here on Earth, 40 million parsecs away, we felt spacetime rumble.

How do we know? Well, two months ago we watched it live. The stars were so far away that it took 130 million years for the tremors to reach us - which they did on 17 August 2017. 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:39

Is the iPhone 8 Already a Flop?

Apple's iPhone 8 might be facing headwinds from the company's own iPhone 7.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 07:52

South Park: The Fractured But Whole review: This game doesn't stink, but the bugs sure do

In 2014, Obsidian made probably one of the all-time great licensed games (admittedly a low bar) with South Park: The Stick of Truth. Twisting genre tropes to fit the tone of the TV show, Stick of Truth reimagined a typical fantasy RPG as a child’s game—one where magic came from farts, elves wore glued-on Spock ears, and a backyard became a vast woodland realm.

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:31

Garmin Speak puts Amazon Alexa in your car

Gamin's GPS devices already feature voice control, but if you'd prefer to have Alexa onboard, its latest product is more your jam. The GPS device maker has just released Garmin Speak, which it says is the first in-vehicle device with hands-free acces...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 07:00

Pixel 2 and 2 XL review: Google's best phones get even better

Google's first Pixel smartphones weren't just smartphones; they were a proclamation that Google was more than just a software giant. They were proof that it could craft first-class devices that showed off what Android was really capable of. The new P...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Battery Life: Flagship Beaters

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL outlast the iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 and Note 8 when it comes to battery life.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00

Surface Book 2 hands-on: The sequel we’ve been waiting for

It turns out the Surface Laptop isn't Microsoft's only proper notebook this year. The Surface Book 2 was just announced, and at first glance, it seems to fix all of the issues we had with the original model (as well as last year's refresh). It has a...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:01

Google Advanced Protection is for high-profile hacking targets

Many internet giants offer security measures like two-factor authentication (which you should really use) to keep your account safe from hackers. But there are a handful of people who are so valuable as targets that hackers will go after them specif...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:43

Google’s second Daydream headset is all subtle improvements

Samsung's Gear VR ushered in an age where we strap our phones to our faces for entertainment. But when it debuted last year, Google's $79 Daydream View managed to make the whole process look just a little less geeky. To coincide with the launch of it...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00

Facebook buys popular teen polling app 'tbh'

In another bid to establish a deeper connection with young'uns who might just see Facebook as a way to communicate with grandma, the social network has snapped up "tbh." It's an app targeting American teens that focuses on positive interactions with...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:31

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update bets big on mixed reality

Microsoft's next major Windows 10 release for 2017, the Fall Creators Update, doesn't make any huge waves. But you might have gathered that from its name alone. In many ways, it's a continuation of what the company started with this spring's Creators...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00

DxO's snap-on smartphone camera is coming to Android

DxO, the company best known for its lens and camera scores, is also behind one of the nicer smartphone-attached cameras out there, the $499 DxO One. Up until now, it has only supported the iPhone and iPad, but the company has revealed that it will so...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:27

The Morning After: Tuesday, October 17th 2017

Welcome to Tuesday! Yesterday's news centered on a WiFi vulnerability that could affect pretty much anything that connects to wireless networks. We checked on which companies are already issuing fixes. Huawei launched its newest phone in another bid...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:00

BBC iPlayer Radio now plays nice with Carplay and Android Auto

For many, BBC radio is synonymous with driving. When you're stuck in a traffic jam, holiday road trip or boring post-work commute, sometimes the best company is a never-ending playlist punctuated with cheerful DJ chatter. For the longest time, that's...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 04:40

Microsoft's Precision Surface Mouse focuses on ergonomics

Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Surface Precision Mouse, a Bluetooth LE 4.2 and wired ergonomic model designed for folks who work on their PCs all day. With a wide flange for your thumb, it bears a slight resemblance to Logitech's MX Master 2S...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00

Audi made an escape room to promote its E-Tron cars

The rise of the "escape room" has been incredible. Teams of people all over the world are now regularly battling zombies, embarking on real-life Legend of Zelda adventures or playing armchair detective via Facebook Live in fun, safe but wholly manufa...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:23

Image Processing on Linux

I've covered several scientific packages in this space that generate

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:30

Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch Works with iPhone


Samsung announced the Gear Sport smartwatch that combines fitness and health tracking with military-grade durability. It should work best when paired with an Android smartphone, but claims to work with iPhone too. Although, it will be hard to tempt iPhone owners to buy it over Apple Watch Series 3. Other than the circular face and […]

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00

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