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The Huawei Mate X uses one big wraparound display made by BOE. Huawei You get a huge 8-inch display when open and a 6.6-inch display when closed. Huawei The back has a 6.38-inch display, along with this component bar for cameras, buttons, and ports. Huawei The three cameras on the bar pull double-duty for selfies …

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Enlarge / Android on the Nintendo Switch. Just think of all the Nintendo apps you’re missing out on. The Nintendo Switch is, basically, a game console made out of smartphone parts. The quad-core Nvidia Tegra X1 ARM SoC would be right at home in a smartphone or tablet, along with the 4GB of RAM, a 720p …

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Enlarge / Ars editor Sam Machkovech donning an Oculus Go headset. This isn’t the headset British Airways will use, but it serves a similar function. Plane travel can be a hassle at best and a panic-inducing experience at worst. But passengers who get anxious around takeoff may have a new option to calm those nerves. …

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The 2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain 15-inch MacBook Pros with potentially defective batteries from US flights. The move, which follows Apple’s June recall announcement, is part of a general FAA policy on devices with defective batteries. “The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in …

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Enlarge / Get paid for your defective Google microphones. Back in May, Google settled the defective Pixel 1 lawsuit brought against it in 2018 for $7.25 million, and now owners can file a claim at a new Pixel Settlement website. Owners of a first-generation Pixel could get up to $500 if they bought multiple defective devices, and everyone that …

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Parallels Desktop 15 running Windows 7 and 10. Upgrading to Windows 10 under Parallels Desktop 15. macOS Catalina as host and guest in Parallels Desktop 15. The control center in Parallels Desktop 15 under macOS Catalina. Today, popular virtualization software Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac becomes available to new and current users. The flagship feature …

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Enlarge / Microsoft at a trade show. Another one bites the dust. Microsoft has been shifting much of its software to a subscription model, and the latest Office 2019 news heralds another change on that front. The suite of Microsoft programs had been available for purchase as one-off perpetual licenses through the company’s Home Use …

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Enlarge / The 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro—it looks just like last year’s model. Samuel Axon After Apple streamlined the types of ports on its hardware, having adapters remains a necessary evil. For now, at least the company has made a notable quality-of-life improvement to one of its AV dongles. Apple recently released an updated version of …

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Ever since the Trump administration’s export ban on Huawei threatened the company’s Android phones, Huawei has been making claims that it didn’t really need Android and could start its own operating system if it needed to. Today, Huawei’s saber-rattling reached a new volume with the announcement of “HarmonyOS,” Huawei’s very own, home-grown operating system. At …