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Enlarge / The 11th-generation Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. Andrew Cunningham It’s the most reliable upgrade in tech: take a thing that was already good, and make the screen bigger. From laptops to TVs to phones to game consoles to tablets to watches, the time-honored tradition of making the screen bigger has resulted in some excellent …

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Enlarge / Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed. At its RazerCon show last week, PC hardware company Razer announced its new Kraken gaming headsets, finally put a price tag on its RGB face mask, and released other products, like new gaming chairs. Just five days later, Razer has quietly launched another product, the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed. It’s …

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Enlarge / The somewhat inscrutable branding for Adobe’s MAX conference. Today is the first day of Adobe Max 2021, the software-as-a-service company’s annual conference where it announces major features for Creative Cloud products like Photoshop. This year’s event kicked off with announcements of several new features for Creative Cloud’s various iPad apps, two more applications …

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Enlarge / Icon’s Vulcan construction system 3D-prints walls layer by layer using specially formulated concrete. ICON Technology, Inc. Construction companies have been experimenting with 3D printing for years, but next year, a major homebuilder will break ground in Austin, Texas, on what will be the largest such development to date. The new community will consist …

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Somehow, Motorola smartwatches are still being made, although not by Lenovo, Motorola Mobility’s current owner. There’s a long and complicated story about how a company you’ve never heard of is manufacturing “Motorola” smartwatches, and as Android Police has reported, the group, called CE Brands, is planning to release three new watches soon. Ever since Motorola …

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Enlarge / The back of the iPhone 13. Samuel Axon Apple today pushed out new versions of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS to coincide with the launch of macOS Monterey. iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 most notably add SharePlay, a flagship feature intended for iOS 15 that didn’t make the annual release’s launch last month. SharePlay …

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Big Sur was a landmark release of macOS, in ways both technical and symbolic. It introduced a major new redesign, it was the first version of macOS to run on Apple’s own in-house processors in addition to Intel’s, and it was the first version of macOS in nearly 20 years to change the version number. …

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The market for Chromebooks is generally growing this year despite recent pandemic-related slowdowns, and it looks like more PC vendors are interested in releasing Chrome OS devices. The next in line may be LG. On October 18, a filing was listed with the Bluetooth SIG, the special interest group that awards Bluetooth certifications, for an “LG Chromebook.” …

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This week Apple introduced a set of new MacBook Pro laptops. During the prerecorded launch event, Apple’s engineers and executives made it clear that the MVPs in these new products are the chips that power them: the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. With 34 billion and 57 billion transistors, respectively, they are the engines …