Consumer Reports’ dismissal of HomePod a familiar tale to Apple fans

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Testing stalwart Consumer Reports declared this week that Apple’s HomePod falls behind Google’s Home Max — and even the Sonos One — in terms of audio quality. To anyone who knows the publication’s controversial history with Apple products, that conclusion is utterly unsurprising.
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Disney’s streaming originals may lean on familiar names

We know that Disney will launch its subscription streaming service in 2019, but now Deadline has learned more about the kind of content that will be on it. Info gleaned from Hollywood creative types shows that the plan (at first) will focus on conten…
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Galaxy S9 and S9+ press images leak, look largely familiar

The Galaxy S9 duo have leaked again, this time in a press image, courtesy Evan Blass aka evleaks writing for VentureBeat. From the image, you wouldn’t really be able to tell these are new devices at first glance until someone told you otherwise. The phones feature largely the same design as last year’s S8 and S8+ but have slightly thinner bezels, especially at the bottom. Although the back of the phones aren’t visible in this image, Blass confirmed that it will be different from the current S8, wherein the cameras will be mounted vertically and the fingerprint sensor placed…

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Sony’s A7R III packs big improvements into a familiar package

Sony's astonishingly fast A9 is still pretty fresh in people's minds, but that didn't stop the company from fleshing out its mirrorless camera line even more. The company officially revealed its new A7R III at an event in China very early this mornin…
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HTC U11 Plus renders show a small refinement of the familiar design

The HTC U11 Plus leaks are piling on – after benchmarks revealed its innards, time to gaze at the phone’s exterior. Technical details put the phone at 158.2 x 74.6 x 9.1mm in size. That would make it noticeably taller than, say, an LG V30 – another phone with a 6″ 18:9 screen. Thicker too, though @LlabTooFeR (who knows a thing or two about HTC phones) suggests that the U11 Plus will have a batter capacity around 4,000mAh. If that is the case, we’d be quite happy with a 9.1mm phone. Plus, the regular U11 is 153.9mm tall already so this isn’t that much of an increase for the extra screen….

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