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The best DNA ancestry test

Who this is for Submitting your DNA sample requires either swabbing the inside of your cheeks or, even less elegantly, spitting into a tube, depending on the company you’re testing with. Photo: Caroline Enos DNA testing can have a wide range of use cases, from paternity disputes to informing if ...

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ZTE Axon M review – CNET

The best thing about having the Axon M phone is using it in public. On the bus, around my friends, sitting at a bar — the moment I fold out its second screen, people around me start homing in on the device and I am asked the inevitable question: “What is that?” ...

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Try not to puke while playing 'Wipeout' in VR next year

Wipeout isn’t the only PlayStation 4 game getting a new VR mode soon. A free VR demo for The Last Guardian is due out on December 12th, allowing players to get up close and personal with Trico. The Last Guardian VR demo is coming to PS VR! pic.twitter.com/8zUbFNOrTp — PlayStation ...

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Acer Chromebook 15 (2017) review – CNET

If you believe “bigger is better,” allow me to introduce the . For $399 (£249), and currently on sale at Best Buy for $349, the laptop packs a 15.6-inch touchscreen, making it one of the biggest Chromebook models you can buy. AU pricing and availability have not been announced, but ...

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Wirecutter's best deals: Save $65 on an iPad mini 4

iPad mini 4 128GB Street price: $340; deal price: $275 At $275, this price matches the low we saw for the iPad mini 4 128GB during Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. It’s an excellent deal and as low as we’ve seen for this small tablet. Gold, Silver, and Space Gray are ...

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Lytro’s ‘living pictures’ cease to live

As part of its move away from consumer gear toward professional cinema hardware, Lytro has killed off the site that once hosted its “living pictures,” still photos taken with its cameras that could be refocused after the fact. This will turn a handful of those pictures, where they had been embedded ...

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The Morning After: Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Thanks to mobile CPUs.‘Always Connected’ Windows 10 PCs have 20 hours of battery life Late last year, Microsoft announced plans to make Windows 10 work on ARM CPUs — usually used in phones and tablets — and now we’ve seen the first real devices. The HP Envy x2 and the ...

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