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Weekly Recap: DL Show Looking Extra Fresh, You Should Check It Out

We thought that this week might be a slower week in terms of big news, but that wasn’t really been the case. We got the HTC U12+, learned that Essential might be killing their next phone, heard rumors that Samsung is returning to Wear OS, and saw the launch of YouTube Music (allegedly). Not on...

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DEAL: Nest Thermostats are Up to $50 Off, Plus You Get a Free Google Home Mini

Since it’s Memorial Day Weekend, the deals are flowing at tech retailers. We already told you about that sweet Nanoleaf Aurora deal, but this one might be better. Best Buy has all sorts of discounts on Google Home bundles, including this drop on Nest Thermostats. If you buy a Nest Thermostat (...

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Best phone for power users: Note 8 vs LG V30 vs P20 Pro

Finding a phone with a physical keyboard might be tough these days, but a major segment of the smartphone market is still dedicated to those who like to get things done. In fact, many of the biggest brands debut their cutting-edge technology in their dedicated power user brands, which includes seri...

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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 245th edition on Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines and releases from the last week: Tons of places updated their terms of service in preparation of Europe’s new GDPR. Tinder decided to add some other stuff to their ToS update. You can no longer sue or file a class...

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We asked, you told us: Fast wired charging please, Android makers

For this week’s poll we thought rather than ask about individual handsets and makers, let’s talk about something that’s becoming a trend – wired, fast charging versus wireless charging – but not both. And here are the results! With the HTC U12 Plus launch this week and...

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Nokia is cooking up more stuff, will spill the beans May 29

Nokia teased its May 29 event in Moscow, where the company will reveal more of what it has been working on. Nokia might announce refreshes to its lower-end smartphones or wider availability of existing devices. For a brand that was this close to death in 2016, Nokia has done pretty well for itself...

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Trump administration will let ZTE reopen in exchange of fine and security guarantees

Wikimedia Commons President Trump said on Twitter it would allow ZTE to reopen. ZTE will need to pay a $1.3 billion fine and offer security guarantees. The announcement drew ire from U.S. politicians from both sides of the aisle. President Donald Trump announced plans to lift the seven-year sales...

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CommerceDNA wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the very first TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had...

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From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X

Enlarge / OK, technically this wouldn't have even been possible at the time of this initial article, but here's Win10, Win8, Windows XP, and Mac OS X (High Sierra) all together. Thanks Parallels. (credit: Parallels) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intre...

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DropMix review: Unleash your inner DJ

Enlarge / DropMix, complete with phone and cards. (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Trying to explain what DropMix is can prove a challenge. It’s a game, it&r...


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