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Apple iPhone SE 2 Screen Protector With A Notch Leaked

Apple may finally loosen the leash on the NFC chips in its iPhones and Apple Watches in iOS 12 . A lot of Apple fans weren't happy that the device's new Super Retina HD display comes with a glaring compromise that sticks out like a sore thumb right at the top of the screen. Read More »

Teens are abandoning Facebook, Pew study confirms


While Facebook's problems nabbing teen users have been well documented for some time, the new study underscores just how quickly Facebook's losing ground in the 13-to-17-year-old demographic. Though this seems like grim news for Facebook , it's important to remember the company still owns Instagram, VentureBeat reported . Another 44% say they go online several times a day, meaning almost nine out of 10 go online at least multiple times per day. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 likely to feature in-display fingerprint sensor

The cameras are stacked vertically and placed on the top-left corner. The company reportedly wants to launch the S10 duo there, so it can launch its long-rumoured foldable smartphone at MWC in February. The Tab S3 update is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and has Samsung Experience 9.0. It's been reported before that Samsung is working on a premium smartphone, dubbed Galaxy A9 Star . Read More »

How do you spell that word? The most-Googled by state


The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a three-day, nationally televised event in which more than 500 kids compete with one another to spell increasingly hard English words. The last stage, however, occurs in two parts. One Alabama student - Erin Howard of Huntsville - is among the 41 finalists . Some words are easier to spell than others. Read More »

Dell reportedly working on a dual-screen Windows 10 device


Winfuture .de reports that it's seen documents detailing a Windows 10 on Arm Dell device codenamed "Januss", a two-screen machine the computer maker has been working on for the past year. Regardless, the rumours have inspired some quite interesting design concepts. Is a laptop/smartphone hybrid device as depicted in the renders above interest you? The form-factor and exact dimensions of the device are not yet known, so either a phone or tablet-style device is fair game at this point. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Odyssey officially announced by Ubisoft


From the look of the helmet featured on the keyring as well as the logo, it seems like we're heading to ancient Greece for the next instalment in the multi-million selling stabby actioner. At this time, it's unclear which manufacturer has marketing rights to the game. Nearly every mainline game in the franchise has been prematurely revealed through merchandise, gameplay images or the like. Read More »

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is now available


According to Capcom, Cody will sport a move set similar to his prior appearances in the series, but with slight alterations to match his - and these are Capcom's words - new spiffy style. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection also comes with an in-depth Museum Mode with never before seen concept art, early design documents, cancelled games, a music player, interactive timeline and more. Read More »

California Senate defies AT&T, votes for strict net neutrality rules


If the bill succeeds, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown would then have 30 days to sign or veto it. The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. "Yesterday, the Trump Administration's repeal of net neutrality went into effect, leaving people all across our country vulnerable to internet access manipulation by corporations looking to benefit shareholders and bottom lines". Read More »

Fallout 76 might be an online survival RPG like DayZ


Kotaku's Jason Schreier , meanwhile, clarified that the insider knowledge he has on Fallout 76 suggests that the game is inspired by Rust , DayZ , ARK and others, taking elements like the base-building already present in Fallout 4 and co-op, within the framework of "a unique multiplayer RPG". Read More »

Qualcomm launches a new chip specifically for standalone AR and VR devices


The XR1 platform has already caught the interest of some OEMs, including Meta, VIVE, Vuzix, and Picoare which have signed up to use the system. "As technology evolves and consumer demand grows, we envision XR devices playing a wider variety of roles in consumers' and workers' daily lives", said Alex Katouzian, senior vice-president and general manager of the mobile business unit at Qualcomm, in a press statement. Read More »

Telegram says Apple blocked global updates after Russian ban

The Register has contacted Apple for comment and asked Telegram when the last attempt was made to update the app and why it has taken until now to announce the problem. Durov has said that Russian Federation accounts for just 7 per cent of the Telegram user base, and claims Apple has nevertheless "restricted" updates for users around the world since mid-April. Read More »

Bethesda Teasing Fallout Announcement - Fallout 4


Given the publisher's treatment of Skyrim in recent years it wouldn't be a surprise if they started porting Fallout 4 to every imaginable console. The safest bet is a Fallout 3 remaster. Fallout 3 and New Vegas are the two remaster possibilities, especially as fans have been calling for a makeover of the latter for a long time. Read More »

Apple could put OLED displays in all 2019 iPhones


Even with two OLED models next year, that means Apple will need to raise the overall price tag and face the risks of selling fewer iPhones , he said. However, later on in January, it was revealed that Apple was in talks with Japan Display (JDI) in order to manufacture "Full Active" LCD panels for the budget category iPhone. Read More »

Audi e-tron to Receive Virtual Exterior Mirrors


With a typical usage profile this set-up increases the range by around 35 kilometers (21.7 mi) per battery charge in the WLTP cycle. To achieve a drag coefficient of 0.28, the Audi claims to have developed a wide range of aerodynamics measures in all body areas. Read More »

Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X


The screen-to-body ratio touches almost 90 percent but more accurately, it comes in at 88.5 percent, with the brightness of the display going up as high as 600 nits. Here's the full list of Xiaomi smartphones that will receive the new UI update. There's no word yet on their availability, and the pricing for the headset is also now missing. Read More »

Samsung reported to skip in-display fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 9


The Korean smartphone manufacturer will not delay the update for Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge by too much, it will closely follow the update of Note 8 by nearly two weeks. "A Microsoft customization is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Microsoft Edition when the devices are unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi". Read More »

Atari VCS Pre-Orders Available Through Indiegogo Today, Campaign Easily Surpasses Goal


There are two Atari VCS models now available for pre-order, with the standard Onyx version taking orders at $199, and a classier Day One Collector's Edition (with a genuine wood front) coming in at $299. Above: Atari's classic joystick prototype for the Atari VCS . We also know that that VCS will provide universal peripheral support through Bluetooth and USB, and anyone who buys one will be able to immediately access 100 classic arcade and 2600 games through the Atari Vault . Read More »

Star Citizen's Legatus Pack Costs $27000


To even view the Legatus Pack store page, you need to have already spent $1,000 on Star Citizen . Fortune reached out to Roberts Space Industries, Star Citizen's developer, for comment, but did not receive an immediate response. Despite an initial projection for a 2014 release, Star Citizen's debut was pushed back a number of times and is now only available in alpha testing phase. Read More »

XCOM 2, Trials Fusion lead PlayStation Plus lineup for June


As for Vita, you'll be getting two games that I don't really know much about. They will be available to download starting from June 5th. While most strategy enthusiasts have likely already played XCOM 2 , this is a great opportunity for those few holdouts to check it out. Read More »

HP launches smaller, more powerful Omen 15 laptop - Laptop


You can choose from a six-core Core i7-8750H or a four-core Core i5-8300H CPU. As for graphics support, users will have the options of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max Q GPU, there will also be the option of GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 which will be available at cheaper rates. Read More »

Google's Project Fi adds three new phones to its lineup


For those unfamiliar with Project Fi , it's a network that actually consists of multiple networks. The first is the Moto G6 . Starting at the low-end, the Moto G6 is an excellent little device. Under the hood LG has installed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 2TB. Read More »

Plex Media Center Now Supports Podcasts

Better yet, Podcasts is available to all users, paid and free, and there is no need to set up a Plex Media Server for them. The new update also introduces a new customizable interface for the app's home screen. Once you find a podcast you're interested in, you can add it to your personal collection and from there it behaves just like any other TV show you would add to your collection. Read More »

School shooting video game removed after backlash


The game, set to be released next month, lets players choose between taking the role of a SWAT Team member trying to stop an ongoing school shooting, or the role of the shooter themselves. According to Variety , the Active Shooter game had originally been posted on Steam with a disclaimer that read , "Please do not take any of this seriously". Read More »

Walmart Are At It Again, Team Sonic Racing Leaks


Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital, well-known for their fantastic racing titles. However, where those games pulled in characters from across Sega's lineup of games (plus a cameo from Ralph of Disney's Wreck-It Ralph and Danica Patrick of the Indy Car series - and those god-awful GoDaddy commercials) Team Sonic Racing is strictly about Sega's spikiest mascot and his friends. Read More »

Bethesda hints at new Fallout game


The full reveal trailer can be viewed below, with no release date known at the time of writing. With Bethesda initially teasing that a new game was on the way back in March, to a chorus of poo-poo's I suspected that it might have been a new Fallout title. Read More »

PUBG creator is suing Epic Games over Fortnite


Let us know in the comments section below! Since its release, PUBG's gameplay has remained relatively the same. Starting with absolutely nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the only one alive. PUBG had peaked at 3.3 million players just before that. According to The Korea Times , the suit was originally filed in January with the Seoul Central District Court in Korea. Read More »

Motorola G5S Plus gets updated to Android 8.1

The news means that the phone will have a newer version of Android (for now) than the new Moto G6 series. As of now, the Motorola One is unofficially confirmed to launch in the U.S. The Chinese brand delivered news of the update via its support portal (thanks to Android Authority reader David for spotting this), adding that the update also includes the June 2018 security update. Read More »

New PS4 Limited Edition Blue Console For Days Of Play


Sony is releasing a limited edition PlayStation 4 and reducing prices on games and peripherals for their Days of Play promotion next month. The console and controller are blue, featuring iconic PlayStation details in gold in several places. Read More »