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Chris Mills

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Montreal, QC, Canada

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  • Gizmodo UK
  • Gizmodo
  • Gizmodo Australia
  • kinja.com

Past articles by Chris:

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Politics

President Donald Trump this past Friday signed off on an Executive Order which restricts refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for a period of 90 days. In turn, Trump’s >> → Read More

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Verizon already has a buy-one-get-one-free deal on the Google Pixel 3

Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL all of three hours ago, but Verizon hasn't lost any time at all rolling out a new deal for its exclusive device. Starting today, anyone who buys one 64GB Google Pixel 3 will get a second device for free. → Read More

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Google kills bid for $10 billion Pentagon contract after employee protests

Google has dropped a bid for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing project, the company announced Monday. The about-face comes after Google employees protested and resigned at what they perceived as their company's enabling of warfare technology, and demanded a corporate policy to prevent Google fr... → Read More

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Google announces the Pixel Slate, a 2-in-1 Chrome OS tablet

The hardware just keeps coming at Google's Pixel event in NYC today, and it's not just new Pixel phones. Google also has some Pixel tablet hardware, with a whole new device called the Pixel Slate. → Read More

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HP’s new convertible Chromebook is a $599 MacBook killer

Chromebooks have a reputation for being cheap, low-powered computers that are good for schools and web browsing, and not a lot else. There are a handful of exceptions, but by and large, the best-selling Chromebooks have always been around $300, with the world of higher-priced laptops left for Apple ... → Read More

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Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow

Google's Pixel 3 event is happening tomorrow, and thanks to one of the leakiest pre-release seasons in recent memory, we have a pretty good idea about what's coming. → Read More

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Microsoft quietly increased the price of Windows 10, but you can still get it for cheap right now

Over the weekend, Microsoft had to pull its major fall update to Windows 10 after it emerged that the new software was deleting files wile upgrading. And, in a move that you have to assume wasn't pre-planned, Microsoft also increased the cost of Windows 10 Home edition to $139 if you want to buy it ... → Read More

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Google is killing Google+ after data breach exposed user information

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Monday lunchtime, a software glitch within Google+ exposed the private profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users to outside developers. → Read More

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The Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video war is making piracy cool again

When Netflix's streaming service was still in the early stages of taking over the internet, the received wisdom was that it would kill piracy. Studies showed that the launch of Netflix in a new country was correlated with a decrease in torrenting, making it even more popular for users' inner peace a... → Read More

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Apple hires cops to guard California stores after string of robberies

Given that Apple Stores are literal showcases where tens of thousands of dollars of electronics is made available just a few steps from public streets, it's never been surprising that they're targets for theft. → Read More

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Best Buy’s latest Samsung deal gives you a free TV when you buy a Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been around for long enough that we're starting to see some of the more creative deals appear. Sure, with Black Friday and holiday seasons coming up, there's going to be endless promotions on nearly every piece of tech you can dream of, but Best Buy's latest offer gets ... → Read More

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Analyst speculates about how cell companies are going to make money off 5G

On Monday, Verizon lit up something that can charitably be described as a '5G' network in a handful of locations around the country. It's a milestone, for sure, and more than anything, it marks the first time that customers are paying for something marketed as 5G. → Read More

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Why Wi-Fi 6 is going to make people care about good Wi-Fi

Since it was first introduced in 1997, the Wi-Fi protocol has changed from something that's slower than floppy disks into the backbone of people's home networking. It's done so whilst retaining the same simple Wi-Fi name, which is a win for the protocol's name recognition around the world. → Read More

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Once again, T-Mobile has the fastest network, according to Ookla

When it comes to measuring the "best" wireless network in America, a very familiar pattern plays out every quarter. T-Mobile is crowned as the fastest network according to Ookla and OpenSignal, two crowdsourced companies. → Read More

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Sprint adds Voice over LTE years after everyone else

Voice over LTE is a mature technology that allows for higher-quality voice calls over the 4G LTE protocol, rather than using the standard cellular voice system. It's been standard issue on high-end phones on most American networks for years now, but then again, Sprint isn't most networks. → Read More

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Telecoms industry sues California to kill strict net neutrality law

Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a statewide net neutrality bill into law, four telecoms industry organizations have filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that the legislature does not have the authority to overrule the FCC's decisions. → Read More

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The LG V40 is official, and yes, it has 5 cameras

LG has finally taken the wraps off its latest big flagship, the LG V40 ThinQ. The big, expensive Android phone is a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and at least at first glance, it has all of the individual ingredients needed to take it on. Up front is a 6. → Read More

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Best Buy’s deal with a Google Home Mini and a 4-pack of Tiles is too good to miss

If you buy a Google Home Mini or an Amazon Echo Dot at full retail price, you're a sucker. The $49 Google Home Mini is a favorite to be given away with TVs or phones or a particularly large tank of gas, since Google is keen to get it into everyone's homes and get them addicted to the virtual assista... → Read More

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Tim Cook talks privacy and banning Alex Jones in Vice News Tonight interview

Following a summer that's seen Apple launch three new iPhones and dodge most of the scrutiny that has been enveloping Facebook and Google, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Vice News Tonight's Elle Reeve for a typically Apple interview. → Read More

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New Google accessibility app lets you completely control an Android phone with your voice

At this year's Google I/O event, accessibility and inclusive technology took a much bigger spot in the software lineup than usual. Google made its commitment to improving accessibility across all platforms extra-clear, and those promises are starting to line up with real products that you can downlo... → Read More