The most important iPhone features ever

While it may be difficult for Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) Android fans to admit, Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone has become one of history’s most influential consumer electronics devices. Today’s iPhone 7 and the upcoming iPhone 8 — or iPhone 10, or whatever it’s going to be called — is an amalgamation of …

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Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display

BERLIN—The slew of new laptops shown off at the IFA trade show here are headed in the right direction—with one exception. Windows laptops, whether conventional screen-and-keyboard models or hybrid designs that can be folded up to use as a tablet, have gotten thinner and lighter even as their battery lives …

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Up close with the 2018 Nissan Leaf

Today Nissan finally unveiled the 2018 Leaf, its next-generation electric vehicle set to take on a new breed of mainstream competitors like the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3. The final production model has turned out to be pretty conventional; before the avalanche of leaks, many were expecting the next …

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Kobo adds audiobooks to its iOS and Android apps

Audiobook fans have a new option to comparison shop against. Rakuten Kobo has announced it’s adding audiobooks to its iOS and Android ebook apps, with two ways to buy them: a la carte, or with a $10 per month subscription service that nets you one book per month. The service …

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Facebook Watch is live for everyone in the US

Facebook’s original video-viewing hub is now live for everyone in the US on mobile, desktop, and Facebook TV, but will people start using it? Facebook announced at the end of August that it was rolling out Facebook Watch, a separate tab for hundreds of original shows, with content sponsored by …

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This is the new Nissan Leaf

After months of leaks, speculation, and teases, the 2018 Nissan Leaf has been officially revealed. It’s a complete redesign its maker hopes will bring the pioneering, yet outdated model, up to speed with newer competitors like the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Nissan claims the new Leaf’s 40 kWh …

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The Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal pitching signs

The Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal pitching signs during baseball games, including against the New York Yankees, according to The New York Times. An investigation conducted by Major League Baseball determined that a member of the Red Sox training staff used the smartwatch to receive information …

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