It looks like we can now add the display to the growing list of what we know about the Pixel 2 XL. 

Images of what appear to be both the front-facing displays of the handset surfaced Monday, thanks to leaker Evan Blass. The promotional images show the phone's front side from both straight-on and side angles.

The side angle is particularly intriguing, given the previous rumors that suggest the phone will have a so-called "squeezable frame" that allows you to interact with Google Assistant by pressing on the sides of the phone. Read more...

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New Google Pixel 2 XL leak shows the phone’s front display

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Google’s big Pixel 2 launch is just a couple days away but the leaks just keep coming.

It looks like we can now add the display to the growing list of what we know about the Pixel 2 XL. 

Images of what appear to be both the front-facing displays of the handset surfaced Monday, thanks to leaker Evan Blass. The promotional images show the phone’s front side from both straight-on and side angles.

The side angle is particularly intriguing, given the previous rumors that suggest the phone will have a so-called “squeezable frame” that allows you to interact with Google Assistant by pressing on the sides of the phone. Read more…

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Parrot’s Mambo FPV puts you in the mini cockpit

With its cannon and claw accessories, last year's Mambo drone from Parrot was more a toy than a photography tool. The latest version of the mini drone looks to be at least more fun, if not more useful, than its predecessor. The Mambo FPV comes with a…

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This leaked look at the Google Pixel 2 XL’s front face is promising

 Google’s Pixel 2 launch event is only a couple of days away, but the hype cycle is in high gear – and a new leak has me even more excited to see what Google officially unveils on Wednesday. Serial (and mostly accurate) leaker Evan Blass has posted images he says depict the Google Pixel 2 XL viewed from the front, including a display with minimal bezels that matches up with rumors… Read More

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DribbleUp’s ‘smart’ soccer ball helps you train with an app

We live in a time when even the most conventional things around us, like balls to play sports, are becoming smart in some way. Over the past few years, brands such as Adidas and Wilson have introduced sensor-laden balls designed to track performance…

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DJI’s drone ‘privacy mode’ is now available

In August, DJI announced that it would be introducing Local Data Mode to its line of drones, a setting that would cut drones off from internet activity and stop information like flight location from being uploaded to the company's servers. Well that…

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Google to let anyone add to Street View, starting with Insta360’s Pro camera

 Google has a new program called “Street View ready” which will make it possible for anyone with the right hardware to contribute to its Street View imaging database, typically assembled using Google’s official 360-degree camera-toting Street View cars. The first camera officially designated ‘Street View ready’ is Insta360’s Pro camera, the 8K 360 camera… Read More

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GM will have 20 electric car models on the road by 2023

GM is joining other automakers declaring its intention introduce a substantial number of electric vehicles by the middle of the next decade. Today, the automaker announced it would have at least 20 electric cars on the road by 2023. During the announ…

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What to expect from Google’s October 4 Pixel 2 event

 Google’s big hardware event is coming up fast – it all goes down next Wednesday, October 4. But we already know (or think we know) a fair amount about what will be revealed, including brand new Pixel smartphones with some big upgrades, and some devices that will flesh out Google’s broader hardware portfolio considerably. Here’s a list of what we can expect when Google… Read More

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Ring launches Protect, its own $199 connected home security system

 Ring, maker of one of the original (and still likely the best) connected video doorbell, has launched a comprehensive home security system called Protect, which retails for $199 and includes a base station, keypad (for arming and disarming) a contact sensor for a window or door, a passive infrared sensor for detecting motion and a Z-Wave extender for adding range to smart home devices that use… Read More

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Roku’s new 4k streaming stick is just $70

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The new Apple TV 4K now has even more competition.

Roku just unveiled a new lineup of streaming players, including a new 4K and HDR-ready streaming stick that costs just $69.99.

The Roku Streaming Stick+ is an updated version of the company’s streaming stick that adds 4K and HDR streaming at up to 60 frames per second. 

Though it maintains a similar form factor as previous streaming sticks, Roku changed up the design a bit. The wireless receiver has been moved from within the stick itself to the power cord, in order to improve its performance and range. Roku says the Streaming Stick+ can get four times the wireless range as last year’s streaming stick. Read more…

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