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Cat launches two new rugged phones and its first rugged tablet

Cat phones aren’t really built for the average consumer. They’re tough-as-nails smartphones designed for folks who work outdoors or in other environments where phones are exposed to dust, water, and drops. That’s one of the reasons the company’s phones tend to be rugged, kind of ugly, and expensive. But the latest two Cat phones actually […]

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Huawei unveils Kirin 970 octa-core chip with “neural processing unit”

Huawei is taking the wraps off the processor that will most likely power the company’s next-gen flagship smartphones. Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor is an octa-core chip that should offer a modest performance boost over the Kirin 960 when it comes to single-core and multi-core CPU performance. But the GPU is getting a bigger upgrade, and […]

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JBL Link speakers with Google Assistant coming soon for $150 and up

Google announced yesterday that third-party smart speakers with Google Assistant features were on the way. But by announcing that Anker, Movoi, and Panasonic were making three of the first, the company sort of made it sound like we might have to wait a while for more to be announced. It turns out we only had […]

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Lenovo launches Yoga 920 and Yoga 720 convertibles with 8th-gen Intel chips

As expected, Lenovo introduced two new thin-and-light convertible tablet-style notebooks at the IFA show in Berlin. The Lenovo Yoga 920 is a 13. inch model with a super-slim bezel and premium specs (and a premium price to match), while the Yoga 720 is a more compact model with a 12 inch display. Lenovo Yoga 920 Lenovo’s new […]

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Lenovo has a Windows Mixed Reality headset too

Another day, another virtual reality headset with specs (and motion controllers) that are pretty much identical to other models designed for use with Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform. Acer and HP already introduced their Mixed Reality headsets earlier this month. Earlier this week it was Dell’s turn. Asus was next. Now Lenovo’s following suit. The Lenovo […]

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is now available for $549

AMD’s first Threadripper processor went on sale earlier this month, and now the chip maker is rounding out the lineup with its most affordable Threadripper chip… while making the case that it’s still a pretty big upgrade over the Ryzen 7 1800X processor that launched earlier this year. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is now […]

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Garmin’s latest wearables include smartwatch with Garmin Pay, fitness tracker with watch hands, digital faces

Garmin is launching three new wearables with fitness-tracking features at the IFA show in Berlin this week. The most basic is the Vivosport, a $200 wristband-style device with a touchscreen display. The Vivomove HR is a more stylish device that the company describes as a touchscreen hybrid smartwatch thanks to a combination of a digital […]

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Sony launches Xperia XA1 Plus with 5.5 inch screen, 3,430 mAh battery

Sony is expanding its Xperia XA1 line of mid-range phones with the new Xperia XA1 Plus. Earlier this year the company introduced the 5 inch Xperia XA1 and the 6 inch Xperia XA1 Ultra. The new model has a similar design and the same processor and camera as those models. But with a 5.5 inch […]