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HP Omen 15 review (2017): A gaming laptop for everyone

HP went big with its Omen gaming machines last year, giving us some major VoodooPC flashbacks in the process. Unfortunately, the laptops felt like a downgrade from the slick Omen gaming notebook that HP launched in 2014. This year, the company decided to turn things around. The new Omen 15 fixes everything wrong with …

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Samsung Chromebook Pro review: One misstep spoils the show

My co-workers mercilessly chide me every time I review a Chromebook. “They’re all the same!” they laugh. I then patiently explain the many variations on the Chromebook formula that exist. From no-frills $200 bricks with lousy screens that simply get you online to premium laptops with great design that cost …

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‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ is harder than you remember

The last few years have been good to Nintendo fans. There have been plenty of games starring the company’s italian mascot, new adventures in the land of hyrule as well as re-releases of some of the most popular Legend of Zelda games in the last twenty years. Even Donkey Kong Country made a comeback. Metroid, on the other hand, seemed …

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Smart speakers are working their way into every home

Apple, Google and Amazon have all announced smart speakers that are more like gadgets than audio gear. Of course, whenever a tech company attempts to build audio gear, the specter of the iPod HiFi looms large. Apple’s ill-fated attempt to build the perfect speaker was considered a flopthanks to its high price and limited functionality. It was …

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Google’s AR ambitions push VR to the back seat

When Google announced its Daydream View headset last year, it was a sign that the search giant was ready to take VR to the masses. It’s dabbled in VR before with Cardboard, but the View was a much more serious effort, with its fabric-clad design and user-friendly remote. Which is why it’s …

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2019 Genesis G70 is Korea’s answer to the BMW 3 Series

Genesis has never been shy about its aspiration to expand its lineup, but nothing had come about since the creation of the brand and its two first cars, the G80 and G90. But now, there’s a new one, and it’ll wade into a segment with some long-time competition. The 2019 …

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iPhone X hands-on: High price, new screen, no home button

The brand new iPhone X — that’s pronounced “ten,” by the way, not “ex” — is Apple’s iPhone zenith: the priciest, boldest iPhone the company has ever made. It already tops the iPhone 8 ($34.50 at Apple) and iPhone 8 Plus in some pretty specific ways. Availability is not one of them; you can already preorder …

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Mozzie hoverboard comes with lights, action and a low price

The impressive amount of technology baked into the Mozzie hoverboard reminds me that this sort of device wouldn’t have even been feasible 20 years ago. Compact motors and battery make it go, while sensors help keep it stable and let me control how it moves. To tweak its settings, it connects to …

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