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Amazon announces 11 new and refreshed Echo-branded gadgets—like a wall clock

Redesigned Echo Dot, available for pre-order today. Sam Machkovech The new Echo Dot revision (left), compared to its last iteration (right). Sam Machkovech The Amazon Echo Sub(woofer). Sam Machkovech Amazon’s new Echo Link Amp (left) and Echo Link (right). Sam Machkovech The Echo Link Amp (left) includes a 60W amplifier and, thus, support for more […]

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Video: A quick explainer on the promise—and risks—of TrueDepth in the iPhone XS

Valentina Palladino and iOS developer Nathan Gitter explain Apple’s TrueDepth camera. Click here for transcript. Apple’s new iPhones launch this week, and unlike last year, every one of the new devices comes equipped with the TrueDepth sensor array originally found in the iPhone X. Most consumers who are interested in Apple’s products know that piece […]

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Microsoft Managed Desktop lets Redmond handle your desktop devices

Enlarge Thomas Claveirole / Flickr Just as the cloud freed many administrators from the day-to-day tedium of tending to Exchange servers and infrastructure like Domain Controllers, Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) could do the same for the corporate desktop. The new service combines Microsoft 365 Enterprise (a combined Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility bundle), […]

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OnePlus ignores its own user polling, removes headphone jack on OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T box. That outline looks familiar. 给江小夏的第一千零一封信 The phone is most likely based on this phone from OnePlus’ parent company, the Oppo R17. OnePlus is working on a followup to the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T. The company’s latest smartphone should launch sometime in October, and until then we’re getting a slow, continual […]

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Dealmaster: Breaking down the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max’s pre-order situation

Enlarge / The iPhone XS will be available to pre-order on Friday. Valentina Palladino Update (9/14/2018 12:15am ET): Added details regarding AT&T’s pricing and pre-order promotions. Original story: It’s iPhone season, which means it’s once again time for millions of Apple diehards to drop what they’re doing and immediately upgrade their daily drivers. To be clear, […]