The Surface Studio 2 is on display during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Microsoft launches headphones and major upgrades to devices

TECH giant Microsoft launched its new line of Surface products at an event in New York this week and critics are claiming they’re some of the best hardware in the industry right now. Journalists flocked to yesterday’s event to hear what the company had in store for its customers. What they were presented with were …

Black Friday 2018 phone deals: A free OnePlus 6T, LG V30 Plus for $430, Moto G6 for $200 and more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday phone deals are streaming in, with discounts on great phones like the OnePlus 6T, LG V30+, LG G7 and Moto G6. the sales start on Nov. 16, and pick up steam from Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26). Keep a close eye on when sales dates start and …

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Google drops affordable new Pixel phone starting at $649

  In a direct shot at competitors like Apple, Google has bucked the trend of soaring smartphone prices and unveiled a high-performance Pixel device that won’t break the bank. The company’s new handset is aimed at the middle of the market, as the tech giant continues its wide-ranging effort to generate excitement for its hardware …

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These gadgets coming in 2019 will leave you a little speechless

Every year, visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are treated to a few jaw-dropping gadgets. This year is no different, with developers unveiling a toothbrush prototype that takes just ten seconds to use, as well as a television that can roll up from a cabinet in your living room. Here are some …

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Two weeks before Feb. 20 launch, Galaxy S10 photos are popping up everywhere

  With two weeks to go until Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S10, the leaked photos are coming at a torrential pace. And, though we won’t know whether they’re authentic until the company officially debuts the phone at its Feb. 20 Unpacked event in San Francisco, the new images look credible.   But they …

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A ping pong robot at CES 2019 made me wonder: Could I go pro?

  I finally realized I could’ve been a professional ping pong player. But tragically, it’s too late for me now.   I have good reason to believe in my ping pong skills, thanks to Forpheus, a robot I met this week at CES in Las Vegas. Made by Omron, Forpheus first appeared at CES last year to …

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4 things the Note 9 doesn’t have that Samsung may be saving for its Galaxy S10

With incremental updates such as a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen stylus, a higher-capacity battery and a slightly bigger display, Samsung’s new Note 9 phone doesn’t exactly deliver any new earth-shattering technology. In her review of the Note 9, CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt said that the phone ‘offers few real innovations over last year’s Note 8.’ Samsung could …

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Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Max vs. Note 9 vs. LG V40: Specs showdown

For lovers of large-screen phones, the game is on. Google lifted the lid off the new 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL on Tuesday, tossing the 3 XL into the mix of supersize phones ripe for holiday competition. The talent here runs deep, with the Pixel XL boasting camera prowess and raw internal power to …

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Samsung’s foldable phone is real and opens into a tablet

    Samsung on Wednesday gave the first glimpse of its upcoming foldable phone, saying it’ll be mass produced ‘in the coming months.’   Justin Denison, Samsung senior vice president of mobile marketing, showed off the phone, which is a tablet when it’s fully opened and then a phone when it’s closed. It uses a …

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Razer Phone 2 is likely coming Oct. 10, and it looks familiar

The Razer Phone 2 is coming soon, and it looks a lot like its predecessor. The second version of the gaming-oriented Razer Phone could be announced or released Oct. 10, according to Android Headlines. That’s a little less than a year since the original came out, on Nov. 1.  The first Razer Phone offered a 120Hz screen, …