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If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

I'm a Mac user, and a macOS fan, and I like Apple's industrial design, but the chatter of a return of the SD card slot to upcoming MacBook Pro laptops has me muttering a silent prayer of thanks. It feels like we've been languishing in dongle hell for many years now, and while Apple wasn't alone in betting on a tech future dominated by a single port, it's certainly been the most stubborn about that.

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2021 Infiniti QX80 Review – Four-wheeled fratricide

2021 Infiniti QX80 Review – Four-wheeled fratricide

Sometimes buying smart involves hoops and hurdles, and other times it's as easy as two dealerships probably occupying the same lot. So goes it for the 2021 Infiniti QX80, the automaker's biggest and burliest SUV, making its pitch for seven or eight seat excellence but finding Nissan may have stolen its thunder along the way.

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Bugatti Bolide is a technological masterpiece of lightweight 3D-printed components

Bugatti Bolide is a technological masterpiece of lightweight 3D-printed components

You probably heard of the Bugatti Bolide, the French brand’s lightest, fastest, and most aggressive hypercar to date. As with all things Bugatti, the Bolide is all about the numbers. It still has a gloriously powerful 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine like the Chiron. But the secret behind Bolide’s propensity for extreme speed has something to do with weight – or the lack of it.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review – Lower price brings tougher decisions

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review – Lower price brings tougher decisions

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra is more affordable than last year's flagship, has more cameras, and adds an S Pen: on paper, at least, what's not to love? Setting the bar for smartphones in 2021, the daddy of the currently three-strong Galaxy S21 family promises more of that monstrously effective Samsung recipe: heap on the features until there really is something for everyone. Still, for all its merits, it's difficult not to see the Galaxy S21 Ultra as the evolutionary pinnacle of a species set to be replaced.

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2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

Polestar may be occupied making all-electric cars right now, but that doesn't mean it's too busy to give co-owner Volvo a hand with some performance upgrades for the Swedish automaker's most popular models. The 2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered is fine example, a plug-in hybrid promising not only green credentials but a bump in power under the hood and in pleasure from behind the wheel.

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88gadget.info’s Best of CES 2021 – The Tech that Mattered

88gadget.info’s Best of CES 2021 – The Tech that Mattered

It's fair to say that CES 2021 was a tech show of firsts: no huge Las Vegas bonanza of gadgets and vast booths, but still plenty of news delivered up virtually instead. As always, the TVs were big, the laptops potent, and the oddball gizmos, well, odd. Read on for 88gadget.info's best of this year's show.

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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review – A very rational compact crossover

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review – A very rational compact crossover

Times are tough if you're in the market for a brand new all-wheel drive crossover on a severe budget, but the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer thinks it has the answer. Cheapest model in Chevy's SUV line-up, its sticker price isn't quite that attention-grabbing $19k by the time you add AWD, but even then it still won't break the bank - just as long as you're willing to put up with the Trailblazer's compromises to get there.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review – ANC in the big leagues

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review – ANC in the big leagues

Active noise cancelling earbuds were arguably the stand-out product of 2020, and Samsung is starting out the new year with its latest offering, the Galaxy Buds Pro. Launching alongside the Galaxy S21 family of smartphones, the new earbuds promise not only audio isolation from the hubbub of homeschooling and working from home, but the option to intelligently blend the real world with your bubble of silence.

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Movement that Inspires: Kia’s new logo and brand strategy aims for the future

Movement that Inspires: Kia’s new logo and brand strategy aims for the future

Kia is reinventing its brand strategy and corporate mission with a literal bang. Most recently, Kia presented its new logo to the world by commissioning a world-beating fireworks display, an innocuous message of the brand’s promise in solidifying its presence in the ever-changing automotive industry.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra hands on – Heavy Hitter

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra hands on – Heavy Hitter

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S21 are here, and Samsung had to make some tough decisions to keep its flagship smartphones relevant in 2021. If last year demonstrated anything, it's that things can change rapidly and so, too, can buyers' priorities. If you want them to dig deep and splash out on a four-figure smartphone, you need to offer them something special - and different.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro pack smarter noise-cancellation and 360 Audio

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro pack smarter noise-cancellation and 360 Audio

Samsung is adding a new flagship set of earbuds to its range, with the Galaxy Buds Pro promising active noise cancelation and more as they take on Apple's AirPods Pro. Unveiled alongside the Galaxy S21 family today, the new earbuds stick with the general bean shape of last year's Galaxy Buds Live, but with a more natural design that should stick out less from your ears.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21+ and S21 make brave choices for 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21+ and S21 make brave choices for 2021

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 are here, but 2021's flagship Android phones find the smartphone market - like the rest of the world - isn't what it once was. On the one hand, Samsung says, there are those who insist on a high-end device, won't compromise on features or design, and are willing to pay handsomely to get it.

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