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The Morning After: Friday, October 20th 2017

Alphabet's big bet on Lyft.
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Good morning! Lyft got a big boost from Alphabet, and we're ready to help you find a great phone for cheap, or figure out if you need a GoPro Hero 6.


Panos Panay explains what he learned from the first Surface Book.The Surface Book 2's secret weapon is ceramic

Now that the Surface Book 2 has been revealed, we can dig into how and why it has certain changes from the first model. According to Microsoft's VP of devices Panos Panay, "We redesigned the connection mechanism, we went to ceramics, we lightened the whole product," in the name of stability. Another issue is reliability, after some of the glitches owners experienced last time. Now, Panay tells us that dealing with those issues created a closer connection with Intel, and a better understanding of how they're straining the CPU, GPU and hinge components.


You could have an iPhone X or four of these.The best phones under $250

High-end flagship phones are tantalizing, but what about mobile devices for those of us on a budget? If you're willing to give up features like OLED screens and super-sized storage, there are some deals to be had that will still run all of your favorite apps without a problem. Cherlynn Low explains why you should give choices like the Moto G5S Plus, Nokia 6 and others another look.


It's what's inside that counts.GoPro Hero 6 review

According to James Trew, the Hero 6 is an upgrade in important ways. As he puts it, "Voice control and other auxiliary features are nice, but it's good ol' photography that really matters, and there's enough improvement here that I think it warrants the upgrade." The only question remaining is if it's worth the extra $100, but you should check out some sample pictures before making a final decision.


Play the post-'RotJ' timeline from the Empire's perspective.'Star Wars Battlefront II' turns the Empire into an unlikely protagonist

We spent 90 minutes in Iden Versio's Imperial Squad boots, to find out what this sequel has to offer in its single-player campaign.


For everyone, even the haters and the losers.'The Daily Show' library of Trump's tweets opens in Chicago today

Back in June, we covered The Daily Show's presidential Twitter library in New York. After all, the frequency at which our Commander in Chief takes to Twitter is surely to become a part of his legacy. The library is now moving to Chicago, and you can see it this weekend only. It's free and open to the public from 10 AM to 10 PM CT through Sunday. The library is in the Burlington Room at Chicago's Union Station.

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