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Enlarge / Coming soon to a Nest near you: Your Google account. Google’s “Nest” smart home division has seen major upheaval this year, and according to a report from Bloomberg, the changes aren’t sitting well with residential builders that formerly integrated Nest projects into their construction projects. This year, we finally started seeing results from Nest’s …

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The Google Pixel 4. Ron Amadeo The back of this one is white. Ron Amadeo Normally the forehead is jet black, but if you blast it with light, you can see all the sensors inside. Ron Amadeo The bottom has one of the stereo speakers. Ron Amadeo Here you can see the camera bump. Ron …

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Enlarge / A Google Wifi Router sits next to a Google Wifi Point in this product shot from the Made by Google 2019 event. Google’s new Nest Wifi is notable largely for two things—having a built-in smart speaker and digital assistant in every node and not using the newest Wi-Fi technology at all. We still don’t …

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The Samsung Galaxy S10. Ron Amadeo Blast a flashlight into the display and you can see the in-screen fingerprint reader. It’s very small compared to a fingerprint. Ron Amadeo In this iFixit teardown picture, you can see the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor hardware on the back side of the display. The gray rectangle is the sensor …

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Valentina Palladino The Acer Swift 3 laptop is not a flagship, but its lack of anything strange, striking, or gimmicky may work in its favor. While the Swift 3 starts at $479, most of its configurations (including our review unit) cost between $699 and $999. That puts it in line with the entry-level models of the …

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The Daydream View. It’s cloth! Inside the headset. The cloth is stiff enough for headset duty, but it’s flexible. This makes loading the phone a snap. Just slam it in wherever and close the flap. Moving the phone back and forth across the nubs moves the image. Different nub contact point, different image center point. …

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Valentina Palladino Smartwatches try to get us away from our smartphone screens, but ironically, a smartwatch’s screen is one of the most important things about it. While plenty of materials have been used in smartwatch displays (including E-Ink, RIP Pebble), OLED and AMOLED panels have become ubiquitous on high-end wearables. But Garmin, maker of some …

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Enlarge / Google’s first official picture of the Pixel 4. NEW YORK— There really aren’t many surprises left, but Google went through the motions today and unveiled the Pixel 4. The P4 is possibility the most-leaked smartphone of our lifetimes, with the previous record holder being the Pixel 3. Anyway, everything you’ve heard is true. The …