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Bitcoin price has no place in the bubbles of Tulip Mania [Opinion]

This week Bitcoin was compared to “other famous bubbles” in the history of sales and stock. In a chart created by Jeremy Grantham, we see several “bubble” situations on some rather bonkers axis, showing each over a period of two years. The chart points directly at Bitcoin going up at a rate much faster than the “other bubbles,” ending at … Continue reading

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VPN services that let you pay with unwanted retail gift cards

Internet-related privacy concerns are growing, but many people still haven’t signed up for a VPN service. If you received any unwanted gift cards over the holidays — perhaps ones for a coffee shop you’ll never visit or a store that doesn’t exist in your region — now is the time to subscribe. Several VPN services accept gift cards as a … Continue reading

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A costly new phone doesn’t beat a free software update

I bet you’d rather have something for free than have to dish out a rather large pile of cash to get a new phone.

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It’s time to stop pre-ordering video games (again)

Another controversy swept the gaming industry recently. If you missed it, I’m not sure how, but just in case you did, here’s a quick rundown: Electronic Arts and DICE crossed a line for many gamers yet again, tying Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s progression system to a loot box feature that is unquestionably too greedy. The response from players was quick … Continue reading

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I love this iPhone X Face ID feature – but it could be better

The internet may be obsessed with Animoji karaoke right now, but the iPhone X’s Face ID has captured my attention – no pun intended – in another way. The TrueDepth camera is at the root of some of the most controversial elements of the iPhone X, its presence forcing the notched display and ousting the apparently beloved Touch ID fingerprint … Continue reading

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Pixel 2 XL screen and quality control : USA to South Korea

Today we need to talk about quality control on the LG-manufactured Google Pixel 2 XL. Far too many mistakes have popped up over the past few weeks that should never have made it past the last phase before packaging. Whose fault is it that these smartphones aren’t up to snuff

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iPhone X tips and tricks to get started

It’s here: you’ve got the iPhone X in your eager hands. Apple’s smartphone has been well-discussed over the past few months, but now it’s time to actually use it yourself. Only… hang on, how do you multitask

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We need to talk about the Polestar 1

Until now, Polestar has been relying on “I didn’t expect a Volvo to drive like this!” to stand out in the auto industry. This week, we got to see the next act for the newly-established EV automaker.

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Pixel 2’s Active Edge is another Bixby Button blunder

Just as the Samsung Galaxy S8 was roasted for its Bixby button, so too must we address the squeeze feature on Google’s Pixel 2. The hardware comes from the HTC U11, the first place where HTC implemented “Edge Sense” with open-ended functionality.

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Google made a huge mistake with Pixel 2

When the Pixel 2 was announced, I did not expect that Google would bring back wireless charging – and they didn’t.

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