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Google’s forthcoming Recorder app promises to both record and transcribe audio into text within the Google Pixel 4.

Andy Rubin teases new Essential phone with 'radically different' form factor

In a series of surprise tweets today, Essential Products CEO Andy Rubin has revealed a prototype of what could be the company's Essential Phone follow-up, tweeting out numerous pictures and even a video.In a statement published by 9to5Google, the company confirmed that it's "been working on a new device that's now in early testing with our team outside the lab.

The 'radically different' Essential Phone 2 is on its way, but why?

We might as well rename it the Rubin Phone.In no uncertain terms, Essential Phone was a beautiful disaster.

Owlcam review: The easiest, classiest, most phone-centric dash cam on the market

We tested what was basically a shipping beta, then known as the Owl Car Cam, just over a year ago.You might want to check your state’s laws before installing any dash camera.

Microsoft rolls out Your Phone's Calls feature: You can use your PC to make calls using your phone

With Calls for Your Phone, your phone can now make calls via your Windows 10 PC.Widespread appealWhat’s most welcome about the new Calls feature is the wide number of phones it now accepts.

Microsoft says its Surface Duo phone isn't really a phone -- here's why

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Microsoft doesn't want you to think of the newly announced Surface Duo as a phone.Panos Panay, Microsoft's chief product officer, even had difficulty denying that the Surface Duo is a phone.

Microsoft's Surface Duo phone is powered by Google's Android, and that's a big deal

Instead, the Surface Duo will be powered by Google's Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system, which drives three out of every four phones.(Here's every Surface Duo spec we know, and all the ones we don't.

Microsoft using Google's Android software is bigger than its Surface Duo phone

Instead, the Surface Duo will be powered by Google's Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system, which drives three out of every four phones.(Here's every Surface Duo spec we know, and all the ones we don't.

Microsoft says its Surface Duo phone isn't a phone -- here's why

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Microsoft doesn't want you to think of the newly announced Surface Duo as a phone.Panos Panay, Microsoft's chief product officer, even had difficulty denying that the Surface Duo is a phone.

Microsoft's embrace of Google's Android software is bigger than its new phone

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What he didn't say was how poorly Microsoft's well-regarded Windows Phone software actually sold.

iPhone 12 is Apple's next phone, according to acclaimed tech analyst

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It seems the iPhone 12 will very likely be Apple's 2020 smartphone, succeeding the iPhone 11 from 2019, according to a rather reliable source.This is what we thought of the iPhone 11And these are the best iPhone 11 dealsWhat are the best iPhones?

iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XR: Which phone is the better buy for the price?

With the new price points in mind, we compare the new iPhone 11 with 2018's iPhone XR to see which phone is the better buy today.In short, despite the iPhone 11's better camera and more modern connectivity hardware, we prefer the iPhone XR.

All the new Microsoft Surface products: Two new Surface Pro tablets, Surface Duo phone and more

The new Microsoft phone, the Surface Duo.The tech giant, which stopped producing phones years ago, is hoping to stage a comeback with the Surface Duo.

Microsoft isn't making another Windows phone for one simple reason

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Surface Neo and Surface Duo: Up close with Microsoft's.The more pressing reason to go with Android is because Microsoft learned the hard way that people want to buy Android phones, not Windows phones.

Surface Duo: No, Microsoft isn't making another Windows phone

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Microsoft did something unexpected in launching the Surface Duo, an Android phone with two screens that fold around a hinge down the middle.Although the Surface Duo won't arrive for a full year -- holiday 2020, in fact -- Microsoft's new hardware represents a renewed interest in a lucrative category that Microsoft all but swore off.

Microsoft thinks a dual-screen Android phone can take on Apple and Samsung

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Surface Neo and Surface Duo: Up close with Microsoft's.Google and its partners, HTC and T-Mobile, quickly followed with the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, in September 2008.

New Microsoft products: Surface Duo phone, Surface Pro, Surface Laptop 3 and every other Surface announced

The new Microsoft phone, the Surface Duo.The tech giant, which stopped producing phones years ago, is hoping to stage a comeback with the Surface Duo.

Microsoft Announces Surface Duo Android Folding Phone

“You’re going to talk about this as a phone," Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay explained, almost trembling with excitement as he revealed the new device.After missing out on the smartphone revolution, Microsoft hopes its folding Android-based Surface Duo phone will get it back in the game.

Microsoft Surface Duo is the foldable Surface Phone we’ve been waiting for

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At the Microsoft 2019 event in NYC, the company unveiled its next generation of Surface devices coming in 2019 and 2020, including the dual-screen Surface Neo tablet.But they had one more surprise: the Microsoft Surface Duo, a smaller device that seems to be for all intents and purposes a new Microsoft foldable phone.

Yes, the Microsoft phone is really happening: Introducing the Surface Duo

The Windows software maker showed off its device, called the Surface Duo, at an event in New York on Wednesday.More prosaic new products included the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 7 tablets, Surface Earbuds and the SQ1 custom Arm chip.