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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: Release date, price, specs, four cameras, 5G

If you’ve been keeping up with all things 5G, you might have heard that Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi is working on one of the first 5G-enabled phones you can buy. But you’ll have to wait until next year for it. Announced in Beijing Thursday at the Forbidden City, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is the latest addition to …

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Best Buy announces ‘Nick of Time’ sale for last minute deals on gadgets

We’re in the heat of the holiday shopping season, but Best Buy isn’t done unveiling new deals.   On Thursday, Best Buy announced its ‘Nick of Time’ sale. The promo kicks off Friday Dec. 14 and only runs for three days.   Best Buy highlighted some of the upcoming discounts, including:     Up to …

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Russia has the Pixel 3 XL and nothing’s going to stop this leak train now

      The unreleased Google Pixel 3 XL is out of the bag, and there’s no putting it back now. As of Thursday, multiple Russian-speaking bloggers appear to have gotten their hands on the unreleased phone months ahead of its expected October debut — and they’re leaking practically every detail you’d want to know.   …

Valentine’s Day gifts starting at $10: 11 unconventional gifts for her

Valentine’s Day is Thursday. That means you’re officially late when it comes to giving gifts. You’re thinking: What can I get her that’ll show I care? If you have a girlfriend or wife in your life, and no clue what to get here, never fear! Here’s a Valentine’s day gift guide for her. And — shout-out to …

Are AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones truly safe?

  The headphone jack is becoming a thing of the past, but not everyone is happy about the wireless future we’re heading towards. Despite underwhelming evidence, concerns persist electronics like wireless headphones pose a potential health risk. Those worried say harmful radio waves being pumped into our head could lead to tumours and other conditions …

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Chinese schools unveil creepy GPS-enabled school uniforms

  Ten schools in China have new “intelligent uniforms” that will track students’ whereabouts with embedded computer chips. The uniforms, which are equipped with GPS devices developed by a local tech firm, are meant to ensure that students don’t skip class. Alarms are set to go off if a student walks out of the school …

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Cyber Monday’s big secret: Why you should pounce on that tempting Black Friday sale

If you see a good Black Friday deal on something you want to buy this week, buy it. Don’t wait for a theoretical ‘better’ sale on Cyber Monday (Nov. 26). I’m not waiting and I don’t think anyone else should wait, either.   To be clear: I’m not suggesting you buy stuff you don’t need. …

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New iPhone to have A13 chip, new cameras and reverse charging, report says

  Production has reportedly started on a key part of Apple’s next generation of iPhones. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has started early test production of the A13 processor that will power Apple’s next phone, possibly called the iPhone 11, according to a Bloomberg report Friday citing unnamed sources. The chip could reportedly enter mass production as …