Sam Rutherford
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Senior reporter at Gizmodo, formerly Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag. Was an archery instructor and a penguin trainer before that.
11/8/19
10:42 AM
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Yea, it’s disappointing because the Synx Box does support 4K. Really hoping Philips figures out a way to upgrade the Sync Box’s firmware with support for HDR. 

11/8/19
10:41 AM
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Depending on your setup, it’s possible. You would probably have to use ARC to send your TV signal out to a receiver or soundbar, and place the Sync Box before in that chain.

11/1/19
1:59 PM
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We appreciate the support, we’re going to do our best to keep the Deadspin spirit alive. 

10/25/19
5:12 PM
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I missed the boat on the goodbye submissions. But I wanted to add that Mario hasn’t cut his hair since I joined in 2017, I think he has been cosplaying as Samson for the last 2+ years.

10/21/19
11:14 AM
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Nice eye! I picked it up at the NSX’s NA debut a few years ago at the NY auto show, and thought it would add a bit of pop to the photo.

10/21/19
11:03 AM
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Yes, there’s often distortion, but in the right situation, ultra-wide lenses let you capture shots you simply can’t get with other lenses. What makes things even more disappointing from the Google perspective is that Google created an algorithm to get rid of that distortion last year on the Pixel 3's dual front-facing Read more

10/17/19
3:28 PM
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I don’t think tablets will ever go away, they are useful devices. But they are going to become(or already have become) pretty generic devices, with very little in the way of distinguishing features. 

10/17/19
2:59 PM
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You’re sort of proving my point here. The Huawei MediaPads aren’t really available in the US. Half of the Samsung tablets you listed are tiny variations of each or meant for kids. Same thing with Amazon’s Fire HD tablets. Meanwhile Lenovo’s new tablets are meant to be hybrid tablets/smart displays. Read more

10/16/19
5:19 PM
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This is totally valid, Daydream was meant to be a cheapish gateway device to demo VR and tide people over while VR got better. Daydream served its purpose, so there’s no shame in pulling the plug now. 

10/15/19
10:34 AM
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Google says its also working with more third-party smart device makers to speed up the setup process and eliminate the need for dedicated hubs.

10/15/19
10:33 AM
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It’s called Nest Wifi, and consists of two devices: a primary router, and a Nest Point, which extends your wifi range. 

10/15/19
10:31 AM
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Google is also improving sound detection to identify things like smoke alarms or call alarms, so that your smart devices can better detect what’s going on in hour home.

10/15/19
10:30 AM
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Google is now updating its pricing for Nest Aware, with two plans at $6 and $12. 

10/15/19
10:29 AM
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Google also added a third mic to support enhanced voice recognition, and gave 1 teraops of performance to support better machine learning.

10/15/19
10:28 AM
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The Nest Mini will be available in a new blue color, and will come with a wall mount so it’s easier to position it in your home.

10/15/19
10:28 AM
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New for 2019, the Nest Mini is replacing the Google Home Mini, starting at $50.