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HP’s new all-in-one PC has a replaceable screen

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HP is introducing a new all-in-one today with a pretty uncommon feature: the ability to easily upgrade some of its components, including its screen. The new PC, called the EliteOne 1000, hides most of its parts inside a wedge-shaped base, which can be opened up to access its storage, RAM, and networking equipment.

What’s most unusual is that you can even upgrade the all-in-one’s display. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to swap on any external display you have lying around — you’ll be limited to a few specific HP-made display options — but it still allows for an added degree of flexibility. So you could start with a 23.8-inch 1080p display and later switch it out for a 34-inch curved WQHD display.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! will likely be 2017’s most hated movie

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Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the Toronto International Film Festival.

The history of cinema is littered with movies that became infamous for pushing audiences beyond what they’re willing to accept. There’s an implied contract when someone buys tickets to a film — particularly one released by a major studio — that it’s going to fit within certain constraints in terms of intensity, imagery, or just general good taste. When films reach beyond that, the result can be pure outrage.

Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is the latest film to join that proud lineage.

It stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple living…

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Jaguar is starting an all-electric SUV racing series

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Jaguar has announced the “I-Pace eTrophy,” an all-new, all-electric racing series that will pit 20 of the British automaker’s forthcoming I-Pace SUVs against each other on the same street circuits that Formula E competes on. The new series will consist of 10 races spread across Formula E’s fifth season, which starts in late 2018, including stops in Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, New York and Sao Paolo, Brazil.

The I-Pace SUVs used in the series will be modified by Jaguar Land Rover’s special vehicle operations unit in order to make them race-ready, presumably according to the standards of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body of Formula E. As for drivers, it’s sort of an open call; anyone holding the “holding…

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The Sony RX10 IV is a blazingly fast superzoom camera

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Sony just announced a pretty substantial performance update to its superzoom camera lineup with the RX10 IV. While the new $1,700 RX10 IV doesn’t gain any extra range, that’s fine; the RX10 III already tripled the maximum zoom of its predecessor last year. It also has the same fixed f2.4-4, 24-600mm (25x optical) zoom lens with optical image stabilization. The big difference here is all about what’s inside the camera, and how Sony is bringing the RX10 in line with the crazy shooting speeds that its other cameras have become known for.

The RX10 IV, in some ways, offers the same specs of the RX100 V in a different form factor. It uses the company’s stacked 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS sensor, and combines that with the ultra fast…

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DxO’s mobile photography benchmark now tests dual cameras and depth effects

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DxO’s mobile photography test has become the go-to benchmark for comparing smartphone cameras. But the test, created in 2012, wasn’t designed to measure a lot of features that are now common in phones, so DxO is updating it to start considering a bunch of new factors, like second lenses and depth effects.

The updated DxOMark Mobile test has three big new focuses: zoom, bokeh, and low-light performance. The first two are meant to take into account additional lenses and focus effects, like on the iPhone 7 Plus. A phone with an additional telephoto camera will necessarily perform better on a zoom test than a phone that’s relying on digital zoom. And while the bokeh test will look for how well the camera is able to pleasantly blur the…

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