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LG Velvet review: LG steers towards another direction, but it doesn’t go far enough

With the 5G-enabled LG Velvet, the South Korean phone-maker is trying something new. The Velvet doesn’t belong to any of the company’s established lines, like the G- and V- series. It looks different than most LG phones and at an expected price of $600 to $700 for the US, it’s more affordable than LG’s G8 and V60. International prices aren’t available but it’s about £600 or AU$1,100, converted from South Korean won.

Like

  • Sleek design
  • Headphone jack
  • Good battery life so far

Don’t Like

  • No new standalone software features
  • Fingerprint reader is finicky

The Velvet is LG’s signal that it’s

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Cat S42 review: Rugged and enterprise-ready, with great battery life but sluggish performance Review

Cat-branded smartphones, which are developed and manufactured by the Bullitt Group, range from entirely rugged, element-laden devices like the flagship five.two-inch Cat S61 (£649) to the five.65-inch S52 (£380), which when however impressively sturdy, features a sleeker and a lot more buyer-helpful design and style.

Filling a gap concerning these devices comes the new five.five-inch Cat S42, an company-ready rugged smartphone aimed at discipline staff, 1st responders, clinic workers and everyone else who requires a rough, simple-to-thoroughly clean machine that can cope with mainstream workloads.

With the buyer sector quickly saturating, the company and ‘firstline’ sectors are obtaining increasing notice,

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ViewSonic M2 review: Battery-powered projector streams big

The ViewSonic M2 is tiny for a projector — about the size and shape of a small cake. Copper-colored flan, maybe. Aside from the tote-friendly size, a couple of unique features set it apart from the pack. Built-in streaming lets it project your favorite Netflix and Amazon Prime shows just about anywhere. And it can run off an optional battery, providing a big picture on the go.

Like

  • Compact, stylish design
  • Built-in streaming
  • Can run off a USB-C battery pack

Don’t Like

  • Worse picture than others at this price
  • Streaming options aren’t great
  • Battery not included

Unfortunately the M2’s picture

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2021 Chevy Trailblazer review: Reborn SUV is a hit-or-miss proposition

Once upon a time, the Chevrolet Trailblazer was a entire body-on-body, midsize SUV. The previous-school Trailblazer was a beefy matter, readily available with a V8 engine and rear-wheel push. But as shoppers’ needs have advanced, so have the SUVs them selves. Following a lot more than a 10 years, the Trailblazer is back in the type of a kinder, gentler, subcompact crossover.

Like

  • Snappy turbocharged engine
  • Outstanding styling
  • Excellent infotainment tech

Really don’t Like

  • Bland inside
  • Can get a lot more high priced than most of its competition

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is provided in LS, LT, Activ and RS

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YouTube TV review: The most full-featured live TV streamer is no longer the best value

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Ever had a cable bill jump by 30% in a single month? That’s what subscribers of YouTube TV are feeling now after a price hike from $50 to $65 taking place July 31. While the service did get some extra channels in the form of Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, they’re not worth another $15 a month for most subscribers. YouTube TV is still the easiest live TV streaming service to use and the one with the most channels and best features, but it’s no longer our top overall choice. That honor goes to Hulu Plus

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