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Senior Mobile Editor — Engadget
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Senior mobile editor @Engadget, formerly of @TechCrunch. I've got war in my bones.

Microsoft's upgraded Band is a little sleeker, and smarter too — For all its promise and potential, the original Microsoft Band wasn't exactly a runaway hit. It's OK - they can't all be winners. Even more surprising than the Band's existence in the first place is that Microsoft is taking another crack at the fitness gadget formula with a 2015 model of its oft-scorned wearable.

High-end Windows Phones make a comeback with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL — You could be forgiven for forgetting that Windows Phones were ever really a thing - iOS and Android devices keeping making headlines, but it's been ages since we got a high-end phone from Microsoft or one of its partners. It was...

Sony and Verizon just scrapped the Xperia Z4v's US launch — Sony makes a mean smartphone, but it could never quite crack the macadamia nut that is the US mobile market. For while there it seemed like it had another fighting chance in the Verizon-only Z4v, too. Not anymore.

Apple iOS 9 review — iOS 9 is a must-have update. That perhaps didn't need to be said considering it's the fastest adopted iOS update ever, but the level of thoug...
Oct 02, 2015

RT @KrisNaudus: Hey guys and gals, if you want your thoughts on iOS 9 featured in a post on Engadget, get those reviews in NOW:…

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: more than just a refresh — Some people look a little unkindly on the so-called "S" years -- those years when Apple updates the iPhone, but doesn't change how it looks, and then sells that while secretly working on something flashier that will debut 12 months later. I don't think that's exactly fair.
Oct 01, 2015

The world’s best tech site on the world’s most popular phone: @Engadget’s iPhone 6S review…

Google and LG's 5X is the Nexus for the rest of us — When Google (and Motorola) showed off the Nexus 6 last year, most nerds were excited. Others, making up a surprisingly vocal minority, reacted as though the companies dropped ice cubes down the back of their shirts. Bigger isn't always better, and they were more than a little concerned that the days of easy-to-grip Nexus phones were nearly over.
Sep 30, 2015

I am very excited about a new Nexus phone and I don't know what that means about me but oh well…

Meet the Nexus 6P, Google and Huawei's shockingly svelte flagship — After last year's unwieldy attempt Google had to think a little more carefully about how its nerd-friendly Nexus line should work and feel. Rather than just foist one few phone on us today, Google showed off two - the Nexus 5X and 6P - meant for different subsets of people.

iPad Mini 4 review: A long wait makes for a potent upgrade — Fans of Apple's smaller iPad Mini caught a tough break last fall when the company unveiled its new tablets for the year. Although Tim Cook & co. lavished plenty of attention on the faster, slimmed-down iPad Air 2, the upgraded iPad Mini 3 was regarded as a mere afterthought.

iOS 9 review: making the basics work even better — iOS 9 is deceptive. When Apple first publicly trotted out the update at WWDC a few months back, it seemed happy to hang its hat on just a few new features: Apple News, better Maps and an improved Notes app.

Sony's A7S II is a 4K-shooting pro for your darkest moments — We already got a lovely, refreshed A7R II just a few months ago, and Sony's eager to keep the upgrade train a-rollin'. The company unveiled the A7S II just a few days back, and despite a spec sheet that reads a lot like its predecessor's, this thing seems poised to nab the low-light shooting crown.
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Oct 07, 2015

@sokane1 @backlon oh man. was there any rhyme and reason to the placement of the sensors, or did they just shove them in wherever they fit?

Oct 07, 2015

@timseppala hold down the power and home buttons and everything will be OK

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