Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the biggest one I’ve ever seen, big enough to house two cameras and a speaker. I generally don’t mind phone notches, but there’s something about the Pixel 3 XL’s that really…

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The Full Nerd ep. 71: Core i9-9900K, Intel benchmark controversy, farewell Hyper-Threading?

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dig deep into the Core i9-9900K, Intel’s first 8-core mainstream processor, and all the other new 9th-gen chips announced this week. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Intel Core i9-9900K $529.99 See It on Amazon We kick things off with an overview of the mainstream 9th-gen CPUs, Intel’s refresh of the Core X high-end desktop chips, and the beastly unlocked, 28-core Xeon W-3175X, just to get everybody on the same page. If you want the speeds and feeds in black and white,…

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Facebook wants to put a mic and camera in your home with the Portal

Facebook has announced Portal, a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users. Two different models were announced today, the Portal and the larger Portal+. The smaller Portal is an Amazon Echo Show style device, which is basically a giant display with a speaker. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 and has 10W dual speakers. The Portal uses an array of four far-field microphones that records your conversations picks up your voice commands and a 12MP wide-angle camera that watches you sleep lets…

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Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale: The Best Mobile Deals Revealed So Far

With less than one week left for Flipkart Big Billion Days sale and Amazon Great Indian Festival festive season sales, both the online marketplaces are slowly revealing some of their biggest deals and offers. Flipkart has already revealed a number of smartphones that will be available under its ‘Crazy Deals’ banner during the upcoming Big Billion Dayssale while Amazon continues to post teasers for its upcoming Great Indian Festival sale. We’ve already told you how you can prepare for the upcoming online festive season sales using a few simple tips and tricks. We also have…

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The $100 Oontz Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth speaker is on sale for nearly 75% off today

Picking the right Bluetooth speaker can be an exercise in futility, but today Amazon is making it easy. The popular Oontz Angle 3 Ultra is on sale for $27, the best price we’ve ever seen and nearly 75 percent off its $100 MSRP. This compact speaker is built to take your tunes along wherever you go. At just 15 ounces and 6.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches, it’s easy to toss it into a bag. And if you happen to be heading outdoors, this speaker can handle that too—it’s weatherproof, with…

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Want to travel the world? First head to these 7 trending spots for the vacay of your life

Seven reasons the size of a continent why you should swap your corner office for travelling to the four corners of the earth. To reduce the world to a list of top destinations is a near impossible task. But for a variety of reasons some places are favoured over others and become the flavour of the moment. Here are some of the top spots trending this year: Asia The five Stans of Central Asia  Together, the five Stans — Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan — of Central Asia spell…

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Car Review: Last year for the high performance Cadillac ATS-V sedan

WASHINGTON — Small luxury sedans are a tough sell these days, and the Cadillac ATS sedan is no different. So this year will be the last year for this fun-to-drive car. The ATS has a special version called the ATS-V, a sports car with four doors. What sets apart the V series ATS is a twin turbo V6 with 464 hp, and it really makes this small sedan fly. It might not sound as good an Alfa V6 but you can get into some serious trouble if you’re not careful….

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Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Hybrid in the works?

Multiple reports suggest that Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch a petrol-powered version of the Vitara Brezza, in India. Launched two years ago, the best-selling Maruti Brezza compact SUV has been motoring on with a single-diesel engine option, even as the competition comprising the Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon offers both petrol and diesel According to reports, the petrol engine for the Brezza will be the newly introduced 1.5-litre K-Series motor, which was first seen on the facelifted Ciaz. This engine will be offered in combination with the Suzuki…

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This Is the Hottest Travel Destination for Seniors Right Now

Unencumbered by work and kids, many retirees are upping their travel game. An analysis by Priceline found that boomers book the longest average length of stay on their vacations, relative to other age groups, and spend significantly more on flights and hotels than younger travelers. “Baby boomers are active travelers,” says Kevin O’Leary, senior analyst at Priceline, via email. So where are seniors headed? To find out, MONEY teamed up with Priceline to get information on travelers aged 60 and over; the company analyzed millions of bookings across all age groups, spanning thousands of…

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Volvo XC40: Can this rival the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA ?

Volvo is all set to launch the XC40 on 4th July and this SUV will rival the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. The XC40 will be imported as CBU (completely built unit) and will only be offered in one trim, the R Design. Expected to be priced around Rs 35-40 lakh, ex-showroom, the XC40 will be fully loaded and will also get Volvo’s semi-autonomous driving tech. We drove the car in and around Hyderabad recently and came back impressed. It is the largest among…

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