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Why Moto G7 Plus is set aside

In addition to the Moto G7, Play, and Power, there’s the Motorola Moto G7 Plus. This device’s name implies one thing, but means another. It’s not the sort of “Plus” phone you see with other brands.

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Honor 10 Lite Review: Honor 8X on a budget

Honor, an independent Huawei subsidiary, is well-known and well-loved for offering high-end specs, higher than Xiaomi’s, at lower prices. In some cases, it almost rivals its parent by putting almost the same specs and features as, say, a P or Mate series into a more affordable package with only a few compromises. That said, it also has room for smartphones … Continue reading

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2018 was the hottest year yet behind 2015, 2016, and 2017

If you spent much time outside last summer and thought that it wasn’t that hot in past years, you were right. NASA and NOAA have announced that the global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880.

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Skype background blur made possible with AI

Bokeh, the effect of blurring of objects around the subject, has become a popular feature in mobile photography. It’s made possible with two cameras but even a single camera can do it with some software tricks. But while that’s relatively easy to do with still shots, it’s harder to pull off when your subject is less stationary

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Huawei P30 skipping MWC, to debut next month in Paris

If you were expecting Huawei to unveil its latest flagship later this month, you might be disappointed. Yes, the beleaguered Chinese company is expected to show off a prototype of its folding 5G smartphone at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, but those who prefer to see a finished and polished product will have to wait for another month.

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ISS toilet system privacy stall installation caused big water leak

A NASA status report revealed a bit of drama involving the International Space Station’s toilet last week. According to the report, the problem happened while installing a new double stall enclosure in the ISS’ Node 3 ‘Tranquility’ section.

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Lenovo Tab E10 available in the US six months after debut

Not all markets are equal, which sometimes means that not all markets are given the same opportunities to access the same devices. Expensive premium devices are sometimes withheld from those labeled as “growing economies” while more budget-friendly entry-level products are unavailable in “major markets”. Sometimes, though, those products eventually make their way, but only after some time has passed.

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Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster pack 400 horsepower five-banger

Audi has pulled the wraps off the new TT RS Coupe and Roadster, and the two rides share many of the same components. Combined fuel consumption is 8.1 to 7.9 l/100km, which is about 29 mpg in the States

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MarCo spacecraft unlikely to be heard from again says NASA

NASA launched a pair of spacecraft that were very small, about the size of a briefcase, known collectively as MarCO last year.

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Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition teardown reveals potential problems

Some Chinese companies are taking the risks bigger OEMs don’t want to make to find alternative solutions for the design problems that plague smartphones these days.

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