All Articles by Derek Kessler

The cheapest way to quickly charge your iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Toss out that stupid little USB charger that comes with your new iPhone — there are so many better options!

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Net neutrality, consolidation, monopolies, and you

A fair and open internet is vital to the national and global interest. It promotes our democracy and economy. Recent moves at the FCC threaten to undo rules supporting "net neutrality", which would unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of ISPs.

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The specs of the Tesla Roadster are simply mind-boggling

Tesla invited us to watch the unveiling of the Tesla Semi. An impressive vehicle, no doubt, but something of a ho-hum affair for most of us. And then they blew everybody's mind with the new Roadster.

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The Star Wars Jedi Challenge is AR-awesome and all I want is more

They say that greed and desire are the path to the dark side. I don't care. I want to get my hands on the Star Wars Jedi Challenge that Lenovo and Disney have cooked up. Now.

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The State of iMore Survey: Help us help you (and win big!)

Our sites at Mobile Nations are living things, always changing and evolving to meet your needs. So we're checking in with you to see how we're doing — what you like, what you don't care about, and where we can improve.

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Uber CEO steps back as his company burns down from within

Sexism. Bro culture. Rape. Fleeing executives. Autonomous cars. There's a lot going on at Uber, and CEO Travis Kalanick has decided the best course right now is for him to just step away from the company he co-founded for a bit.

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The Best Smartphone Camera, as judged by YOU!

Who makes the best smartphone camera? The results from our blind camera comparison are in and it was a closer race than you might expect…

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Which smartphone camera do YOU think is the best?

We're putting the latest and greatest smartphone cameras to the test — but this time, we want you to tell us which one you like best.

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What you need to know about the Mac, Thunderbolt 3, and external GPUs

The new NVIDIA Titan Xp GPU is obscenely powerful, and it now has drivers available for macOS — pretty interesting, given that Apple currently doesn't offer official support for the Mac on its end. Could it be a sign of Mac support to come?

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Intel missed the smartphone revolution — they're making sure not to miss self-driving cars too

Intel lost the war for smartphone processors before they even realized it had started. With their $15 billion purchase of Mobileye they're making a big play to not miss out on autonomous driving.

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Swift-ing to Autopilot: Why did Lattner leave for Tesla?

Up until recently, Chris Lattner lead Apple's Developer Tools Department, leading the development of Swift and Xcode. Now he's at Tesla, leading the development of Autopilot. Why make such a risky jump? Our Tesla expert, Derek Kessler, weighs in.

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CES 2017 Day Three: How many pixels do you really need?

Laptops that are thinner and longer lasting, displays with more pixels than we've ever seen, everything connected to the web in ways we can't yet comprehend. This is CES.

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CES 2017 Day Two: New laptops, new phones, and old ideas made new

The big announcements day ahead of the actual CES show brought some things we expected, and plenty of pleasant surprises.

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CES 2017 Day One: Processors, convertibles, and clamshells galore

CES proper is still a few days away, but that wasn't enough to hold back the flood of news.

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Lenovo's making a prettier Amazon Echo and a smarter home NAS

Lenovo's CES 2017 announcements aren't just laptops galore: they've got their own take on an Amazon Echo —powered by Alexa, no less — and a next-generation home network storage device. Oh, and a slick compact keyboard for your smart TV.

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Apple Maps now plots out EV stations to help keep your Tesla charged

Apple Maps is picking up an invaluable integration for electric vehicle drivers: ChargePoint integration.

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Take the State of the Mobile Nations Phones Survey for your chance to win $600 towards a new phone!

Silly season for new phones and gadgets is on us — it feels like we can't go a week without a major release as the calendar races into the holidays. So we want to get an idea about what's important to you in a phone and in a cellular carrier!

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Smartphone Camera Comparison: iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S7 vs. LG V20 vs. Lumia 950

We showed you the photos and asked you to pick your favorites. And now it's time to figure out which smartphone camera you all ranked as the very best!

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixeling, retargeting, and pivoting

Google ramps up to Pixel, BlackBerry ramps down hardware, and Lenovo's Yoga is coming in hot for landing.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Sequels and successors

iPhone 7 takes the world by storm, Forza races onto consoles everywhere, and yet another chat platform says Allo.

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