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Peter Pachal

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Technology Editor — Mashable
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Tech Editor at @Mashable. Dad. Steak enthusiast. My other car is @MashableTech. Instagram/Snapchat: mirrorpete

How Google Is Making YouTube More Like iMovie [EXCLUSIVE] — If you've been seeing a strip of thumbnails along the bottom of YouTube videos lately, you're not seeing things. The site has been quietly rolling out a feature that automatically generates thumbnails of every moment in a video, laying them all out the way a video-editing app like iMovie would.

How wireless emergency alerts work — If you live in or close to New York City, your cellphone likely made a strange sound at about 8 a.m. this morning. The noise accompanied a special notification about the identity of the chief suspect in this weekend's Chelsea bombing, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, with advice to call 911 if he's spotted.

Apple Watch Series 2 ticks all the boxes except the 'wow' factor — SAN FRANCISCO - Wearing the Apple Watch Series 2 is nothing new. That is, it doesn't inspire much in the way of "wow" moments where you can see, hear or feel something different. It's a new Apple Watch, same as the old Apple Watch. That's not really true, of course.

Apple's AirPods are either genius or a complete disaster — SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's new AirPods are either genius or a disaster. After trying them out at the iPhone 7 launch, I think they might be both. Each AirPod looks almost exactly like a regular Apple EarPod, just with the cables cut off. The bottoms of each are silver and contain the microphones.

If Apple kills the iPhone 7 headphone jack, it's hubris plain and simple — There's a great anecdote I like to tell at parties about how music has changed over the past couple of decades, and I find it particularly relevant on the eve of the iPhone 7 launch.

The gimmicky LG V20 is the first Android Nougat smartphone — Like Samsung, LG releases its flagship line of phones in the spring and a weirder, but still high-end, phone in the fall. The second model acts as a kind of testing ground for more cutting-edge tech. Last year, LG set up this pattern with the V10.

Michael Kors smartwatches are exactly what Android Wear needs — Smartwatches have changed a lot since the release of the Apple Watch. Once a mess of myriad operating systems and designs, the smartwatch space has morphed into a trinary system with the vertices consisting of the Apple Watch, Google's Android Wear platform and Samsung's Gear watches.

How much does the iPhone's headphone jack matter to you? — Can you live without a headphone jack? For millions of iPhone owners, they're about to find out, assuming reports (and there are many) that the iPhone 7 will be the first smartphone from Apple to do away with the venerable audio port.

Google is absorbing parts of Nest, and that's a good thing — Google's Alphabet is shaking things up at Nest... again. reports, and Mashable has confirmed, that the tech giant is moving several software developers back to Google. Nest will continue to make, sell and market its hardware, but those developers will now work on Google's broader Internet of Things platforms. The move isn't too surprising given what's been happening with Nest - and the broader category of smart-home devices - over the past year.

This gadget was the key to the best steak I've ever cooked — Mashable Choice highlights the best of everything we cover, have experienced first-hand and would recommend to others. I love steak. That's why, for most of my adult life, I've tried to hone my skills at cooking it. Grilling, pan-frying, broiling - I've done it all, with all kinds of cuts.
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Sep 30, 2016

@settern Quick question for you, Serenity. Can I DM you?

Sep 29, 2016

RT @petradiz: The impact of VR and AR on TV, entertainment and gaming industries #NYME #tech #innovation

Sep 29, 2016

Admittedly anecdotal, but it sure feels like Team Mystic has won Pokémon Go.

Sep 28, 2016

Great to come back to the office to find this sweet ride. Thanks, @chelseabot! (It's the E…

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