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Apple iPhone XS

Glowing and glamorous, the Apple iPhone XS ($ 999) aims to be the sweet spot for iPhones this year. But while it’s certainly an excellent phone, I find it to be the least distinguished of Apple’s 2018 lineup. If the XS stood alone, I’d be judging it more highly. But it doesn’t. I see where […]

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Google uses AI to make AMP Stories, Google Images, and video search better

Artificial intelligence (AI) underlies many, if not most, of Google Search’s features. It’s how Google News personalizes podcast, video, and article recommendations, and how Google’s lightweight Search app for Android Go reads the text of websites in more than two dozen languages. And the Mountain View company is intent on expanding its influence. At an event […]

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Apple iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS Max is the biggest breakthrough in big iPhones since the iPhone 6 Plus. Its new design dramatically increases usable screen real estate and makes both text and images denser and sharper, making it a brilliant upgrade for people who want a large phone, but don’t need the Samsung Galaxy Note 9‘s S […]

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iPhone XS Max review

Research Center: Apple iPhone XS Max One criticism we hear often about the iPhone X is that its 5.8-inch screen simply isn’t big enough. Last year, big-screen lovers had to opt for the less fully-featured iPhone 8 Plus to get the most real estate. Not anymore: Apple’s iPhone XS Max offers the biggest screen available in an iPhone […]

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Google brings its high-accuracy emergency location tracking to the U.S.

In an emergency, every second can mean the difference between life and death, and Google’s latest tech could be a literal lifesafer. In partnership with local carriers, Google has begun rolling out Emergency Location Services to Android devices — a service that will ultimately give first responders more accurate location information. The company first announced […]