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.
1/6/20
8:49 PM
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Lenovo didn’t give specs on refresh rate for the ThinkBook Plus’ e-ink screen, but I can say its way faster than a Kindle, and its stylus support its very smooth and responsive. 

12/27/19
1:01 PM
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My bad, the iPad Air 3 update so forgettable we figured it wasn’t really worth mentioning. 

12/20/19
3:50 PM
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There are several reasons why you want to upgrade. MicroUSB was not designed and will never be able to power larger devices like laptops. Read more

12/12/19
2:40 PM
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The LG G5 is in there as a honorable mention specifically for the reason you mention. I still like the idea of a modular phone, but the way LG did it on the G5 almost certainly turned a lot of people off to the entire concept.

12/12/19
2:32 PM
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Good call, the Moto X totally deserves an honorable mention. Adding it now.

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.