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Enlarge / The Snapdragon 865. Today, Qualcomm detailed its new flagship SoC for 2020: the Snapdragon 865. This is going to be the chip that ships in every single high-end Android phone that comes out in 2020, and there’s a lot to go over. First up: we’re getting the usual modest speed increases that Qualcomm …

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The 3D Sonic Max slide from Qualcomm’s presentation. Qualcomm Qualcomm’s new fingerprint sensor is 30mm x 20mm. Look at how big it is compared to a small phone. Qualcomm For the record, here was the size of the old Qualcomm sensor: 9mm x 4mm. Much smaller than a fingerprint. Ron Amadeo The new sensor and …

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Google co-founder Larry Page. Google and Alphabet co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are no longer executives at Alphabet or Google. The Alphabet CEO and president, respectively, have announced they are leaving their positions. Current Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take over as CEO of both Google and Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Page and Brin …

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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The back of the phone looks great. It’s like a point and shoot! Huawei Here you can see the bottom speaker and USB-C port, and you can also see that the screen wraps really far around the sides. Huawei even bragged that its display wraps farther around the side than …

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The Samsung Galaxy S10. Ron Amadeo The big new design change is the bigger display with a hole punch for the camera. Ron Amadeo The bezels here are pretty minimal. Ron Amadeo Here’s the back. There’s no fingerprint reader, since it now has an in-screen sensor. Ron Amadeo There are a lot of cameras. Main, …

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Lifting the lid off the Librem 5’s box, you see the phone and a “getting started” manual. The Librem 5’s accessories nestled beneath the phone: a charging cable, headphones, and a USB wall wart. The backplate to the Librem 5 removes easily, exposing the battery, Wi-Fi module, and cellular modem. Removing the battery is also …

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Enlarge / The Nintendo Switch. Photo Illustration by Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Today is Black Friday, and that means a lot of video game deals. While the annual shopping event is still filled with offers that push mediocre products or prices that aren’t particularly low, many of the gaming deals the Dealmaster has …

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Enlarge / The 2019, seventh-generation iPad with a 10.2-inch display. Samuel Axon Apple devices are constantly in high demand, and they rarely go on sale. But for Black Friday 2019, a number of retailers have sales and discounts on some of the most popular Apple products. Let’s start with Apple’s wireless earbuds—AirPods are now $139 …

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Enlarge / Apple’s AirPods. Update, 11:10PM ET: The two Apple deals highlighted below appear to be going in and out of stock at Walmart. If the $129 AirPods offer runs dry for good, we’ll note that the headphones are currently available for $5 more at Amazon and other retailers. There are several other good Black …