Surface Go 2 vs. iPad (2019) vs. Galaxy Tab S6 Lite vs. Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019)

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Microsoft has announced the Surface Go 2, an upgrade to 2018’s Surface Go, and this new version packs a lot of new features, including a larger 10.5-inch display, a camera app for the rear-facing camera, and improved battery life. The Surface Go 2 also starts at $399.99, making it affordable enough for people who may just want a cheap Windows computing machine without the more expensive bells and whistles of a Surface Pro or Surface Pro X.

The Surface Go has a lot of competition, however, and its rivals have similar screen sizes and lower prices. Apple’s

Samsung heir offers rare apology, won’t pass company control to children

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The heir-apparent to the Samsung Group, Lee Jae-yong (or Jay Y. Lee in the Western construction), has apologized for his role in a succession plot that resulted in a bribery conviction, and for executives caught sabotaging attempts to organize labor at the company. Lee, the only son of the incapacitated Chairman Lee Kun-hee and grandson of founder Lee Byung-chull, also pledged that he would not pass management control of the Korean dynasty to his children.

Until today, two things were thought to be true about Samsung’s royal family: it doesn’t apologize unless things explode, and company control is a

SpaceX has fired Starship’s Raptor engine and the vehicle still stands

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Enlarge / A view into the maw of SN4, showing a single Raptor engine mounted inside.

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For the first-time, a full-scale prototype of SpaceX’s Starship vehicle lit its engine on Tuesday evening. After ignition, it appeared that the Raptor rocket engine burned for about 4 seconds. At the end of this test at the South Texas Launch Site, the vehicle still stood. About 90 minutes after the test, SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk confirmed the test firing was good, saying, “Starship SN4 passed static fire.”

Tuesday night’s test, which took place at 8:57pm CT local time

Spotify CEO expects Apple will ‘open up’ even more in the future

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said he expects longtime rival Apple will “open up” iOS and its platforms more in the future as a result of contention with developers and growing antitrust concern from regulators, according to an interview with Ek published on Tuesday by Bloomberg.

Spotify filed a regulatory complaint with the European Union last year, calling Apple’s mandatory 30 percent App Store cut a “tax” that stifles innovation and unfairly benefits Apple against its competitors. Spotify also cited Apple’s control over system-level features like its Siri voice assistant, which at the time did not work with Spotify

Google Pixel Buds (2020) review: Android’s AirPods

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Everyone deserves a second chance, even audio manufacturers, and the new Google Pixel Buds (2020) exceed our expectations. Google properly marries form and function with these true wireless earbuds; the elegant design begets an elegant user experience that’s revved and ready to rival the AirPods.

What’s it like to use the Pixel Buds?

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The Pixel Buds charging case is Qi-compatible and has a USB-C input.

It’s great, and echoes the experience of using an Apple product. This comes as no surprise since Google is considered the Apple of Android. The earbuds are remarkably thin for how many sensors are packed

Disney Plus review revisited – how is Disney Plus shaping up in 2020?

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Disney Plus has been out in the wild for US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealanders, and Netherlands residents since late November. In late March, it finally expanded to India and other European countries. As a result, Disney Plus now has over 50 million subscribers in less than five months. However, is the service still worth the $6.99 a month price? Our Disney Plus review will give you our answer, based on using the service since its launch date.

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