Karl Schroeder’s “The Million”: a science fiction conspiracy novel of radically altered timescales

By Cory Doctorow <!– By Cory Doctorow –> Karl Schroder’s 2014 novel Lockstep featured tour-de-force worldbuilding, even by the incredibly high standards of Karl Schroder novels: the human race speciates into cold-sleeping cicadas who only wake for one day in ten, or a hundred, or a million, allowing them to traverse interstellar distances and survive […]

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Hands-on: Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 takes aim at OnePlus 6

Xiaomi is coming full circle. The company that pioneered the “affordable flagship” model is launching a new sub-brand to sell even more affordable flagships. Ironically, Xiaomi is taking cues from Huawei and BBK, who copied Xiaomi with their budget-focused sub-brands, Honor and OnePlus. Editor’s Pick Android smartphones with the best battery life (July 2018) Some […]

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Moto Z3 review: An okay 2017 flagship phone in 2018

Article Contents Motorola is still pumping out successful mid-range and budget phones, but a smash-hit flagship device has eluded it for years. The Moto Z phones with their modular accessories have potential, but consumers aren’t running out to buy many $200 projectors or $130 photo printers. If you ignore the Moto Mods, past Moto Z […]

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Moto Z3 Review: We Wanted More

When Motorola hosted a bunch of press at an event at their Chicago headquarters on August 2, the collective “Wait, what?” faces from those in attendance as a new phone was announced spoke volumes. We were all reacting to the Moto Z3, a phone we expected to be Motorola’s take on a 2018 flagship […]

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Lenovo Smart Display review: The best new kitchen appliance since the dishwasher

Article Contents So-called smart speakers became the darling of every big tech company in the last three years, with Amazon, Google, and Apple all trying to push their digital assistants as a complementary and indispensable part of their locked-in ecosystems. Incremental advancement continues, and the Assistant-powered responses to Amazon’s trailblazing, screen-equipped Echo Show have started […]

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Mile High Hitter

Categories: Products, Reviews, Smoking | by Jimmy Bell Tweet I am loving my new Mile High Hitter!  Not only is the name cool, but the product itself is handy, unique, and lots of fun. First, the product […]

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