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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Hot on the heels of Sprint’s iPhone X deal, Verizon has unveiled its own discounts for the iPhone X. The carrier is offering up to $300 toward the new phone, assuming you meet a fairly specific set of conditions. To qualify, you’ll have to be...

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By: Megan Farokhmanesh

Netflix’s Stranger Things is a science fiction horror series that blends the nostalgic feel of ‘80s synth with the Stephen King-style horror of movies from Carrie to Stand By Me. It doesn’t seem prone to musical stylings, but YouTuber Brian...

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By: James Vincent

When MegaBots’ Gui Cavalcanti describes the fight between his company’s giant robot and a Japanese counterpart as a “strange event,” it’s both accurate and a bit of an understatement. The bout in question, broadcast last week, was the...

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By: Angela Chen

Anyone can download and read Stephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis “Properties of expanding universes” now that the scientist has given permission for it to be open access. Hawking is a theoretical physicist famous for his research in...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Amazon’s first Kindle e-reader was released 10 years ago this year, and while the actual anniversary isn’t for another month (the first device was released on November 19th) Amazon is marking the occasion by discounting several of its current...

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Fortune
By: Sarah Gray

The company is also offering e-book deals.

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Preorders for Apple’s iPhone X start this Friday at 3AM ET, and we’re starting to see the first carrier deals for the upcoming smartphone. First up is Sprint, which will be offering a deal through its Sprint Flex leasing for $22.22 per month for ...

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Fortune
By: Aaron Pressman

But not as great as last year's iPhone deals.

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

It looks like Google is having an even harder time keeping the Pixel in stock than it expected. Some people who ordered a white Pixel 2 and received an estimated ship date of late October are receiving emails saying their order has been delayed by...

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Phandroid
By: Ashley King

Some people who pre-ordered the white Pixel 2 are reporting up to a month delay on shipping their orders that were supposed to go out today.

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By: Alessandra Potenza

Nicotine in electronic cigarettes may be responsible for turning teens into regular smokers and vapers. Researchers surveyed 181 high school students from Los Angeles who vaped. Those who used e-cigs with higher nicotine concentrations were more...

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

Spectacles were one of last winter’s hottest gifts, but apparently demand for them quickly died off and left Snap in a bad position. The Information reports that Snap expected demand for Spectacles to continue after the holidays and ordered...

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By: Andrew Liptak

When The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, many moviegoers came away from the film disappointed by one character: Captain Phasma. The imposing stormtrooper captain was hyped as a formidable force on the battlefield, but ultimately ended up aiding...

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By: Tom Warren

Microsoft is extending its Xbox One X Enhanced program to existing Xbox 360 games. IGN reports that four Xbox 360 games will include enhancements specifically for the new Xbox One X console when it launches on November 7th. Halo 3, Assassin's Creed, ...

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By: Micah Singleton

Martenero has been selling American-made customizable mechanical watches for under a $1,000 a few years now, and it’s back with a new design at its cheapest price yet. Its latest timepiece is the Kerrison, a 42mm watch powered by a Miyota 9015...

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

Starting next year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin installing electronic fare readers at hundreds of subway stations and bus stops across New York City, kicking off a laborious, multi-year effort to replace the iconic MetroCard ...

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By: Andrew Webster

When Super Turrican launched on the SNES in 1993, it was hailed for its intense side-scrolling action. But the game that launched wasn’t the complete version — in order to make the experience fit on a SNES cartridge, the developers at Factor 5...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 The SNES Classic from Nintendo is pretty great, and it ships with the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 in the box. But Analogue’s amazing Super Nt – a precision engineered reference quality Super Nintendo console that can play the...

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Arstechnica
By: Kyle Orland

An over-the-top trailer for the previously unreleased version of Super Turrican, coming to the Analogue Super NT as a "Director's Cut" The Super NES Classic Edition isn't the only piece of modern hardware sporting an unreleased, decades-old...

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By: Nick Statt

Lending startup Affirm, founded by PayPal and Yelp co-founder Max Levchin, is out to destroy the credit card, or at the very least make a noticeable dent in its utter ubiquity. The company, which began in 2012 by offering simple and transparent...

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Tech Crunch
By: Katie Roof

 Affirm is rolling out an app to make it easier to pay for large purchases in monthly payments. The concept has been in beta testing and it is now being made available widely. The company was started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin.  He...

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By: Adi Robertson

Influential games forum NeoGAF is in disarray after a woman accused owner Tyler Malka of sexual misconduct in 2015. In a Facebook post that’s preserved here, the woman — identified by Kotaku as a film director who has worked with Malka — said...

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By: Andrew Liptak

The USS Discovery will continue to explore the galaxy. CBS announced this morning that it has renewed the latest iteration of the Star Trek franchise for a second season. CBS noted that the show has been successful at bringing in new subscribers to...

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Tech Crunch
By: Anthony Ha

 CBS seems to be happy with its bet on a new Star Trek series — the network just announced that it’s renewing Star Trek: Discovery for a second season. Discovery premiered on CBS, but subsequent episodes aired on the paid streaming ...

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Fortune
By: Chris Morris

The series streams exclusively on the network's subscription service.

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Cnet
By: Richard Trenholm

Mutineer Michael Burnham and the crew of the Discovery will boldly go for more episodes in season 2.

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The experiment has been a success, because news has just dropped that CBS is renewing Star Trek: Discovery. The show, which was used as a tentpole to launch CBS' All Access streaming service, has been enough of a success to justify a second...

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By: Andrew Liptak

The nine-episode second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things will begin streaming on October 27th. It’s been more than a year since the kids from Hawkins first faced the otherworldly monsters from The Upside Down. The show was a huge success, and ...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

HTC is rumored to announce the U11 Plus, an updated successor to the U11 at an event in November, but an early leak from TENAA (China's version of the FCC) has given us an early look at the new smartphone, as spotted by Droid Life. Moving the...

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

A new digital tool tracking how autonomous vehicles are being deployed and tested across the world went online today, and it’s an interesting — and honest — snapshot of where we are right now with this new technology. The Global Atlas of...

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By: Sam Byford

It feels like no-one cares about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Last week it was reported that Apple’s latest iPhones are actually being outsold by their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. I can’t vouch for the veracity of that analysis, but it...

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By: Colin Lecher

Customs and Border Protection has an employment crisis. After a massive growth in ranks through the 2000s, the agency has been steadily losing Border Patrol staff since 2011, even as President Trump demands more. The problems are manifold, including ...

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By: Thuy Ong

If you were frustrated by the Europe-only release of the SNES-styled 3DS then today is a great day because the awesome-looking console is coming to the US, as spotted by Engadget. The 3DS XL SNES console is exclusive to Amazon and is currently on...

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By: Tom Warren

Microsoft revealed at E3 earlier this year that the Xbox One will be backwards compatible with some original Xbox games. It appears the feature is ready to launch, as original Xbox games are now appearing in Microsoft’s “games on demand”...

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By: James Vincent

The patent battle between Apple and Samsung over who owns the concept of smartphones with round corners (among other things) is back for another trial. The lawsuit was originally settled in 2012, with a court ordering Samsung to pay Apple more than...

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Cnet
By: Shara Tibken

Judge Lucy Koh also details how to determine what "article of manufacture" actually infringed.

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By: Thuy Ong

A deep dive into the code of a new version of the Google app by AndroidPolice supports rumors of a potential new Google Home device with a touchscreen. A TechCrunch report from September said Google was working on building a table-top smart-screen...

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By: Thomas Ricker

Today Google is making good on its May promise to ease purchasing process from Android devices with the launch of Pay with Google. Now you simply choose the preferred credit or debit card you gave Google when setting up products like Google Play,...

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Tech Crunch
By: Sarah Perez

 Google announced today it’s launching a new way to pay on mobile devices, using any card you have on file – including those saved to your Google Account via products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome, or Android Pay. This...

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Cnet
By: Katie Collins

Google's online payments system should help you blast through online checkout in no time.

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As promised, Google is streamlining online purchases made through Android devices by rolling out Pay with Google. The feature lets you use any of the credit or debit cards you've previously logged on the web titan's products (like Chrome,...

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Google today launched Google Payments, a new online checkout service for PC and mobile. The post Google Brings Speedy Online Payments to PC and Mobile appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Dieter Bohn

Essential is slashing the price of its eponymous phone, down to $499 at its website. That’s a $200 price cut from the original $699 price, less than two months after it began shipping to customers. There is really no other way to read the move...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Essential has an offer that’s honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked. That’s an amazing price for their debut...

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It's no secret that the Essential Phone isn't a hot seller. Whether or not you believe the sales estimates, it's difficult to move large volumes of a $699 phone with limited carrier deals (in the US, only Sprint) and no brand...

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Phandroid
By: Andrew Myrick

As the company seemingly struggles with sales, the Essential Phone has been discounted by $200, bringing the price down to just $499.

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Essential announced this weekend that its first smartphone, the PH-1, is getting a permanent $200 price cut. The post Essential Phone Gets a Permanent $200 Price Cut appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Cnet
By: Daniel Van Boom

The phone is now $200 cheaper, with the company saying it chose the price drop over spending money on marketing.

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Mashable
By: Stan Schroeder

The Essential Phone just got a whole lot better.  Yes, it's still the same phone, but the price just dropped by a whopping $200 — from $699 to $499 — which puts the Essential Phone in a completely different category.  SEE ALSO: ...

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

I love Russian automotive culture. When their not using stripped-down Soviet-era cars as curling stones, they’re doing something equally ridiculous like embedding Tetris in the operating systems of their vans. Tetris, the quintessential Russian...

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By: Andrew Liptak

Google is introducing a new program to help root out vulnerabilities in third-party apps in its Google Play storefront. The Google Play Security Reward Program will pay researchers who discover problems in popular Android apps found in the store....

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By: Adi Robertson

Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that has never shipped or even shown a product, has just gotten a $502 million investment on top of its nearly $1.4 billion in existing funding. The round is led by Singapore holding company Temasek, and...

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By: Andrew Liptak

There’s something appealing about space artwork, whether it’s the cover of a zany science fiction novel, or promotional art cooked up by NASA. Recently an art blog from Polish concept artist and illustrator Maciej Rebisz caught my eye. Titled...

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By: Loren Grush

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence made NASA’s new goal clear: the space agency is tasked with sending humans to the surface of the Moon again, this time to create a foundation for deep space missions. Though it’s unclear exactly how...

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By: Andrew Liptak

Tesla has made an arrangement with Shanghai’s government to built a manufacturing plant in the city’s free-trade zone, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites reports from people briefed on the company’s plans. The WSJ reports that...

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Tesla has reached an agreement to set up its own manufacturing facility in Shanghai, a move that could help it gain traction in China’s fast-growing EV market.

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Arstechnica
By: Megan Geuss

Enlarge / This picture taken on March 17, 2015 shows a Tesla Model S car on display at a showroom in Shanghai. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) On Sunday morning the Wall Street Journal reported that Tesla has reached an agreement to...

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Fortune
By: David Z. Morris

It sold $1 billion worth of cars there in 2016.

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Autoblog
By: Jeremy Korzeniewski

Filed under: Green,Plants/Manufacturing,China,Crossover,Hatchback,Sedan,Electric,Luxury,Performance Tesla says it will "more clearly define [its] plans for production in China by the end of the year."Continue reading Tesla won't...

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It's difficult for foreign car makers to crack the Chinese market. Unless they're willing to partner with a local brand (and thus give up both profits and technology), they have to pay for shipping vehicles and swallow a 25 percent import...

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Tech Crunch
By: Megan Rose Dickey

 Tesla has reportedly made a deal with the government in Shanghai to open up a manufacturing facility in the city’s trade-free zone, the Wall Street Journal reports. Foreign car-makers traditionally partner with local manufacturers, but...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

The Nintendo Switch is great for a lot of things, but when it comes to playing retro games, you’re better off looking at something like the SNES Classic than Nintendo’s current-generation console. Or, if you’re like Tim Lindquist, a hardware...

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By: Andrew Liptak

In June 2016, the Dawn spacecraft reached the end of its primary mission over Ceres. Since then, the spacecraft has remained in orbit around the dwarf planet, where it has continued to monitor and study its surface. This week, NASA has announced a...

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By: Angela Chen

We hear a lot of promises about the future. But what’s truly on its way, and what’s going to remain a pipe dream for a few decades yet? That’s the question that Zach and Kelly Weinersmith set out to answer in Soonish: Ten Emerging...

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By: Andrew Liptak

Preorders for the iPhone X begin on October 27th, and supplies are expected to be limited. If you’re a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, you might have a chance to streamline the ordering process when preorders begin. Apple announced that...

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While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just like it...

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

I've really been enjoying the selection of offbeat, smaller films that Amazon picks up for Prime. One of those is Paterson, the Jim Jarmusch movie that has Adam Driver playing a bus driver named Paterson in the city of Paterson. It's slow and odd,...

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By: Chloe Reznikov

As mentioned in last week’s roundup, most retailers are holding out on any major promotions until November, but there are a couple deals we recommend taking a look at. This week we’ve got two exclusive deals for our readers — both the Anker...

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By: Bryan Bishop

When director Joseph Kosinski made his 2010 feature debut with Tron: Legacy, he was almost instantly heralded as an impressive visual stylist with impeccable attention to detail. He solidified that reputation with his follow-up, Oblivion, another...

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By: Dieter Bohn

Travel essentials Continue reading…

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By: Tasha Robinson

This is probably how Geostorm came about: at some point a year or two ago, a bunch of Warner Bros. executives were sitting in front of a dartboard marked “big American concerns,” trying to decide what their next disaster film should be about...

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By: Nick Statt

Alphabet’s Project Loon has officially deployed its LTE balloons to Puerto Rico, the team announced this afternoon. In a blog penned by Project Loon head Alastair Westgarth, the company says it’s working with the Federal Communications...

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About a month after Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on the island. Part of (Google parent company) Alphabet's X ...

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Tech Crunch
By: Matthew Panzarino

 Apple has been working with AT&T to extend and activate cell service for users in Puerto Rico. To improve what is a terrible connectivity situation there, it’s going to enable a provisional band of LTE that has been recently...

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Cnet
By: Richard Nieva

Google’s parent company Alphabet teams up with AT&T to fly internet balloons over the storm-ravaged island.

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Mashable
By: Lance Ulanoff

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Billboard
By: Megan Armstrong

Indie pop duo Wild Belle, comprised of siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman, has released an impromptu single titled "Hurricane" Friday...

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Mashable
By: Jack Morse

Puerto Rico is in trouble. Approximately 3 million of its residents are still without electricity after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria, and 30% lack access to drinkable water. Exacerbating the process of recovery is the fact that...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

The 3G version of Nokia’s resurrected 3310 was announced in September as theoretically working in the US, unlike the 2G version released earlier this year. But at the time HMD Global, which owns the rights to Nokia phones, didn’t say when (or...

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By: Shannon Liao

A Japanese company, which owns the trademark for “Animoji” in the US, is suing Apple for using the word to name its iPhone X feature. The Tokyo-based company, Emonster, filed the suit on Wednesday in US federal court, saying, “Apple made the...

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Cnet
By: Mike Sorrentino

A Japanese company says they claimed the rights to animated emoji before Apple did.

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By: Michael Moore

Kyoto Animation’s work isn’t quite like anyone else’s. The style of its animation and storytelling separate the studio from the majority of other Japanese companies. It’s known for high production values compared to its contemporaries;...

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By: Shannon Liao

Razer launched two new products today for streamers: the Razer Seiren X portable microphone and the Razer Kiyo webcam with a selfie light. These two products are Razer's latest attempt to become the popular choice for microphones and webcams, which...