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T-Mobile G1: CNET reviews the first-ever Android phone

Editor’s Note, September 21, 2018:  I remember the meeting well. Over a dozen of us crammed into a conference room. Someone feverishly scratched a dry-erase marker on a corporate-size whiteboard as we puzzled over what Google’s new “phone” would be and how the hell we were going to cover it. …

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Amazon Smart Plug showcases simple setup

Ry Crist/CNET Amazon’s surprise devices event Thursday revealed a ton of new Alexa devices. In addition to microwaves, speakers and even a wall clock, Amazon’s David Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, announced the $25 Amazon Smart Plug.  The Amazon Smart Plug is the first of the company’s devices …

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Amazon Echo Link Amp takes on Sonos for half the money

The $199 Echo Link and the $299 Echo Link Amp. Ry Crist/CNET Among the panoply of devices that Amazon announced at its event on Thursday, one of the most intriguing was the awkwardly named Amazon Echo Link Amp. This is a $300 streaming amplifier with multiroom and voice control, and …

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus first drive review: Something old, something new

The Lincoln Motor Company is reinventing itself. After a generation of MK-thises and MK-thats that struggled to differentiate themselves from high-trim Fords, we got the one-two punch of Continental and redesigned Navigator. These aren’t just a return of proper nameplates, either. Instead, Lincoln finally has some compelling luxury vehicles that …

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Amazon Echo Link Amp takes on Sonos for half the money

The $199 Echo Link and the $299 Echo Link Amp. Ry Crist/CNET Among the panoply of devices that Amazon announced at its event on Thursday, one of the most intriguing was the awkwardly named Amazon Echo Link Amp. This is a $300 streaming amplifier with multiroom and voice control, and …

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Ring’s redesigned Stick Up Cams want a spot inside your home

Meet Ring’s first-ever indoor/outdoor security camera. Ring Amazon announced its takeover of Ring back in February, so I wasn’t surprised that Ring’s new Stick Up Cam Wired and Stick Up Cam Battery indoor/outdoor security cameras — both $180 — were among the dozens of things Amazon announced at its Thursday event …

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