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Qualcomm pushes for cheaper Snapdragon PCs with its 7c and 8c chips

Qualcomm began its effort to make Windows on Snapdragon machines with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That was first designed to power smartphones, and the company later developed chipsets specifically for PCs, like the Snapdragon 850 and the 8cx. These resulted in laptops like the Surface Pro X and the Galaxy Book S, which are both …

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The Morning After: Sundar Pichai takes over as CEO of Google and Alphabet

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, there’s a change in leadership at Google’s parent company, and Qualcomm has given us an idea of what to expect in next year’s phones. And the iFixit way to celebrate the PlayStation’s 25th birthday is to open one up and look inside. The Google co-founders are taking …

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Apple highlights some of the best (and most popular) apps of 2019

As expected, Apple’s event today wasn’t about heralding any new hardware — it was about shining some light on some of the year’s standout apps. (If Android is more your thing, expect Google’s own slew of first-class apps to drop shortly, too.) Apple’s selections this year run the gamut from artsy — Spectre Camera helps …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds are on sale for $624

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Amazon has dropped the price of its Samsung Galaxy bundle to $624. The package includes a Galaxy S10 (unlocked with 128 GB in Prism black), Galaxy Buds and a $50 Amazon gift card. Valued at $1,078, the bundle has most recently been on sale for $850. At this new price, it’s …

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Apple offers three-month News+ trials through Black Friday weekend

Sponsored Links Michael Short/Getty Images Apple Music has long had three-month free trials, but what if you want to give News+ a similar dry run? You can — but only if you act quickly. Apple is offering a three-month trial to News+ to American and Canadian users who sign up through Black Friday weekend. That’s …

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Rip Curl and Surfline team up to serve videos of your surf sessions

Sponsored Links Surfline It’s easy to track your surfing, but recording video for posterity is much harder unless you have a friend who’s willing to film from the beach. Surfline and Rip Curl want to make it as simple as launching an app. They’ve partnered on a Surfline Sessions feature that sends video of your …

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Google explains how the Pixel 4 excels at night sky photography

Sponsored Links Google After Google launched its wildly successful Night Sight mode on the Pixel 3, its developers set their sights on an even tougher low-light goal for the Pixel 4: Astrophotography. It’s been such a popular feature that Google has released a blog post explaining how it works for that chore. In a nutshell, …

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Facebook built a facial recognition app that identified employees

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook’s stance on facial recognition has changed as of late, but its past enthusiasm for the technology may have been stronger than previously thought. Business Insider has learned (subscription required) that Facebook developed an internal mobile app between 2015 and 2016 that used facial recognition to identify …

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The Morning After: Tesla really made a low polygon count pickup truck

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend. Along with the LA Auto Show, this week’s car news ran the gamut from Ford’s Mustang Mach-E to whatever it was that Tesla showed off. But there were other highlight events, including an emotion-inducing return of Half-Life and the launch of Google Stadia. We’ll talk …

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OnePlus reveals its second website data breach in two years

Sponsored Links Engadget Early in 2018, popular cellphone maker OnePlus revealed it had coughed up credit card information on over 40,000 users in a data breach, and now it’s informing users of another one. This time, while the website is the source of the breach, the company believes payment info is unaffected, however information exposed …

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