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Enlarge / 5G, Rocket House, Pew-Pew! Does it make sense? No. Does it channel the usual breathless 5G marketing materials? Yes. Aurich Lawson / Getty Telecomm analytics firm OpenSignal released a report last week analyzing the connection experience of 5G users across the world, on ten different providers. Unfortunately—and typically for 5G—the source data is so …

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Enlarge / OK Google, try again with Pixel Buds 2. Sam Machkovech The 2017 Pixel Buds were one of Google’s worst hardware launches in the company’s history. Really, these things were an utter nightmare. Their sound quality, feature set, awkward fit, and finicky case might have been tolerable as a free pair of buds included …

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Is it iOS “eye-oh-ess” or “eye-oss”? Is it Linux “Lie-nux” or “Lih-nux?” How about sudo: is it really “sue-doo” for “superuser, do!” or has the more popular “sue-doh” population won out? In this article, you’ll find the answers to each of those and several more—along with some perspectives on terms that aren’t so clear-cut. Here’s …

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Enlarge / This Killer 1650x is really a rebranded Intel AX200 under the hood—but to be fair, Intel put stuff into the AX200 chipset just for Rivet, which only gets enabled on Rivet’s version of the card. On Wednesday, Intel announced its acquisition of Rivet Networks—makers of the Killer AC-brand line of gamer-oriented Wi-Fi gear—for an …

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Here’s the new Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop. It still has the matte aluminum chassis that has helped differentiate the Blade in a crowded gaming-laptop market. Its 17.3-inch display can either be 1080p and 300Hz or 4K and 120Hz. A look at the port selection on one side of the notebook… … and the …

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An absolute ton of new announcements has been coming out of this week’s Microsoft Build 2020 virtual conference for Windows developers. While cool, most of them are a little thin for individual reports—so we’ll get you up to speed on them in this roundup, with links out to each topic if you’re interested in more. …

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Samuel Axon Apple released iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 for iPhones, iPods, and iPads today. They went live alongside minor software updates for Apple TV and HomePod devices. The iOS update mainly adds new health-related features—most notably the much-discussed Exposure Notification API that was co-developed with Google to help local, regional, and national governments enact contact-tracing …

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Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in 2018. Google’s hardware division has been getting beat up in the press recently. A report of internal strife over the Google Pixel 4 made the group look pretty bad, with hardware lead Rick Osterloh reportedly internally criticizing the Pixel 4 just before …