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How Apple Traded Magic For Surprise

How Apple Traded Magic For Surprise

If you had a working internet connection and the capacity to Google before yesterday, you'd already seen the iPhone 6 and 6 Pro in full detail. The Apple Watch, though, remained a mystery until the end. How'd Apple keep the secret? By sacrificing a small part of its magic. And by putting itself at risk.

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Brian Barrett

September 10th

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iPhone 6 Hands On: Getting Up to Size

iPhone 6 Hands On: Getting Up to Size

I hate to be the person to break this to you, but the iPhone 5S in your pocket or purse is tiny. It's so small by today's smartphone standards that Sony released a compact version of its flagship that's still a whole lot bigger than the 5S. It was time to grow up. And the iPhone 6 has done that beautifully.

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Brian Barrett

September 9th

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Apple Watch Hands On: So Much Potential In Such a Shiny Package

Apple Watch Hands On: So Much Potential In Such a Shiny Package

When I say I had an Apple Watch hands on, I mean literally that and not much more; it went on my wrist, and cycled through some display modes. But after wearing it, and seeing a trained-up Apple professional but it through some delicate paces, it's clear that the Apple Watch could live up to its promises.

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Brian Barrett

September 9th

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I Don’t Want a Bigger Moto X. I Want a Better Moto X.

I Don’t Want a Bigger Moto X. I Want a Better Moto X.

Last year's Moto X is the best phone I've ever owned. It's just the right size, it has just the right features. And by the time I'm ready to upgrade, it won't exist anymore, because the way we make smartphones now is dumb.

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Brian Barrett

September 5th

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That Wonderful Sony Short Throw 4K Projector Costs as Much as Two Cars

That Wonderful Sony Short Throw 4K Projector Costs as Much as Two Cars

If you love short-throw projectors and hate money, you can officially purchase Sony's delightful short throw 4K projector for a grand total of $50,000 American dollars . But only if you live in the New York area.

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Brian Barrett

September 5th

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A “Private Photo” Mode For Your Phone Is a Great Idea

A "Private Photo" Mode For Your Phone Is a Great Idea

There are still too many unknowns about the hack that launched a thousand (well, a dozen or so) celeb nudes over the weekend; how it happened , what's being done to keep it from happening again. But one thing has become more clear than ever: the need for a "private photo" mode on your smartphone.

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Brian Barrett

September 3rd

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Facebook’s Rose-Colored News Feed

Facebook's Rose-Colored News Feed

Pope Francis. Haim. An inspirational Little League coach. You've likely seen these stories on Facebook today, along with ice buckets and your friends' babies. I know that because they're sitting atop the social network's "trending" list. What's not there at all? Ferguson. Welcome to Facebookworld, where everything's wonderful all of the time.

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Brian Barrett

August 19th

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What Do You Want Gizmodo To Do More Of?

What Do You Want Gizmodo To Do More Of?

Gizmodo began as a compendium of gadgets; page after page of strictly hardware and gear. But in the decade since, the ways society talks about and interacts with technology have evolved. This site has, too. And as we continue to, I'd like to know what you want to see us doing more of—or less—along the way.

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Brian Barrett

July 25th

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Skully AR-1 Helmet Hands On: What It’s Like To Wear the First HUD Helmet

Skully AR-1 Helmet Hands On: What It's Like To Wear the First HUD Helmet

The Skully AR-1 is the first helmet to include a heads-up display. It could change how we ride motorcycles forever. Below, you can read Indefinitely Wild's exclusive trial run.

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Brian Barrett

July 22nd

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​Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Is a Hero

​Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Is a Hero

Late last week, amidst an agonizingly slow pre-holiday news cycle, CNET introduced the world to Zack Danger Brown, a Columbus, Ohio native who wanted to crowdfund the making of his very first potato salad on Kickstarter. He wanted $10. He got over $15,000 (and counting). And here, because this is the world we have created, is your Kickstarter potato salad guy think piece. The thought: Kickstarter potato salad guy rules.

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Brian Barrett

July 7th

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