Brian X. Chen

lead consumer technology writer for The New York Times; Mike Isaac, New York Times tech reporter

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Reporter covering technology for the New York Times and its Bits blog

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Video games have been an escape for many during quarantine, and this week, two competing companies released new consoles.

Latest Playstation, Xbox consoles capitalize on cutting-edge tech with a side of nostalgia

Video games have been an escape for many during quarantine, and this week, two competing companies released new consoles.

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Apple's new  iPhone 5  debuts tomorrow. The reviews are in, the technocratic is gaga over the gee-gaws, but there's a Google hoo-haa brewing.

The iPhone 5 Loses Google Maps

Apple's new iPhone 5 debuts tomorrow. The reviews are in, the technocratic is gaga over the gee-gaws, but there's a Google hoo-haa brewing.

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Apple's new  iPhone 5  debuts tomorrow. The reviews are in, the technocratic is gaga over the gee-gaws, but there's a Google hoo-haa brewing.

The iPhone 5 Loses Google Maps

Apple's new iPhone 5 debuts tomorrow. The reviews are in, the technocratic is gaga over the gee-gaws, but there's a Google hoo-haa brewing.

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