Google Pixel review roundup: iPhone’s toughest Android competitor


The Pixel comes in beautiful blue.
Google's first phones are a hit.
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Google stepped up its fight against the iPhone with its new Pixel smartphone, but has it found a formula that’s good enough to worry Cupertino?

The Pixel looks pretty at first glance, and it’s the first handset to offer Google’s latest Android 7.1 Nougat software. It also promises a great display, stunning photos, and peak performance. Here’s what the first reviews have to say about it.

iPhone 7 first impressions: The smartphone you love, only better


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iPhone 7 has landed.
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At first glance, the iPhone 7 looks just like the iPhone 6s … and the iPhone 6. It feels the same in your hand, too. Unless you buy the jet black model, or you’re upgrading from a 4-inch iPhone, you’re not going to get any surprises when you pull this baby out of its box.

But there are some subtle changes you’ll appreciate. This is the iPhone you already know and love — only much, much better.

Apple Watch 2’s battery will be significantly larger than its predecessor


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Thinner display and thicker battery? Works for us.
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The Apple Watch 2 is going to pack a much bigger battery if you believe a new video, which purports to show off the body of Apple’s next-gen smartwatch. Fortunately, the bigger battery is not going to make the device any thicker.

Check it out below.