The Morning After: Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Richard Lawler

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

November is here, and Sony's pet robot is back. Before we play with Aibo, however, we're preparing for an afternoon news deluge. That includes Razer's 'biggest unveiling of the year,' as well as earnings reports from Facebook and Tesla at 4 PM ET. Stay tuned.

A pet with an off switch.Aibo's back

After more than a decade away, Sony has resurrected its robot pet. The new Aibo has advanced AI, and it's connected to the cloud so its personality will evolve. You can pre-order one today to get it in January -- in Japan.

99 euros for a smartphone that promises two days of use.The Nokia 2 is a very cheap Android phone with a huge battery

Cheap smartphone? A battery that lasts? Stock Android that promises to be up to date? Be still, my beating heart. Nokia steals a trick from its Windows Phone days by offering an entry-level smartphone that doesn't look like trash and has one major selling point: a giant battery.

Mario's return is the biggest hit yet for the Switch.'Super Mario Odyssey' is selling even faster than 'Zelda'

We learned earlier this week that the Switch is a bonafide hit for Nintendo, and its latest major game is also on track to be a hit. Super Mario Odyssey has already sold two million copies, according to the company. That was in a mere three days.

Nice specs.Razer Phone leak suggests it's made for gamers

We knew Razer was working on a high-end gaming smartphone, but a leak from one of its partners shows just how powerful it might be. According to a (since deleted) page from a UK mobile plan reseller called 3G, the Razer Phone will have a 5.7-inch, 120Hz IGZO display, Dolby Atmos sound with dual front speakers and amps, a dual 12- and 13-megapixel wide angle/zoom camera, 4,000mAh battery and 8GB of RAM. We'll find out what's true during Razer's launch event at 4 PM.

How much are you willing to pay for a Kindle?Kindle Oasis review (2017)

The first waterproof model in Amazon's Kindle lineup makes a strong case for buying a $250 e-reader.

Customers were complaining.Best Buy stops selling full-price iPhone X following backlash

It wasn't just full-price for the iPhone X -- more like full-price plus another 100 bucks.

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