Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) review: total immersion

A decade after its release, the Kindle is a curiosity. Tablets — including some made by Amazon — have long since outstripped the e-reader in power and features. A low-end tablet does 10 times as much as a high-end e-reader, for one-fifth of the price. And yet each year, Amazon …

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Why do you like celebrity photos on Instagram?

We aren’t stopping here at Why’d You Push That Button? HQ, aka The Verge‘s offices. We’ve still got more episodes, and this week, we’re asking: Why do you like celebrity photos on Instagram? This question might sound familiar if you’re a Verge reader. I asked it months ago in this …

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iPhone X review: face the future

After months of hype, endless speculation, and a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple says it’s a complete reimagining of what the iPhone should be, 10 years after the original revolutionized the world. That means some fundamental aspects of the iPhone are …

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Inside Castle, Where Google's Waymo Tests Its Self-Driving Cars

Life is a complex problem. Consider the simple act of moving from point A to point B. Solving for that equation requires synthesizing numerous variables, like speed and obstacles. What if you make it more complicated? Like putting an unpredictable human in charge of a one-ton vehicle traveling at ever-changing …

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Waymo gave me a ride in a car with no driver

I’m sitting in the back of a Waymo self-driving Chrysler Pacifica parked on the side of a road inside Castle, a former air force base in central California which was leased in 2012 by the company then known simply as Google. On the beige headliner, behind the traditional driver’s seat, …

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Samsung announces three new CEOs and posts record profits

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun unexpectedly announced his plans to step down earlier this month, citing the need for new leadership amid “unprecedented crisis,” and the company has now announced his replacements. There’ll be three leaders each with a specific area of focus — Kim Ki-nam heading up the components …

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