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Galaxy X, Galaxy S10: here’s when they’re coming

The Galaxy Note 9’s sudden popularity might be short-lived. Samsung is scheduled to launch its phablet early to offset the Galaxy S9’s weak sales. However, it seems it may have yet another reason to do so: to give it enough time in the market before it gets shoved out of the spotlight. A new rumor […]

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Freeview launches new On Demand experience

Freeview has commenced roll-out of a new On Demand TV Platform to replace the existing FreeviewPlus service.  The new Freeview On Demand supposedly provides a more seamless experience and easier access to free shows and movies you can watch any time, directly on your TV. Implemented in collaboration with New Zealand broadcasters (TVNZ, MediaWorks, Māori […]

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Belkin Boost Charge 10K power bank recharges with Lightning cable

Belkin has launched a new power bank that charges using a Lightning, rather than USB, port. The device is marketed directly at iPhone and iPad owners who likely already carry a Lightning cable around but don’t want to add a USB cable into the mix. According to Belkin, this is the first power bank of […]

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Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives in August

Samsung’s Bixby assistant will soon provide sports scores to users in the United States. The announcement was made by theScore, which reported today that it will be providing game updates through Bixby. The assistant is baked into Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, though many users complain that it still lacks the features necessary to compete with […]

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Mars’ global dust storm size visualized in new animation

A new animation helps us visualize just how massive the Mars dust storm is. This storm, which obscured the Sun and resulted in NASA’s Opportunity rover going into a deep sleep, at one point was “only” as big as North America. In the weeks following that detail, NASA continued to update the public on this […]

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Is my phone recording me? Watching me?

A study was published this week that surveyed the potential for unwanted multimedia recordings in phones by Android apps. Having worked with 17,260 apps in all, this study group’s results might at first seem exceedingly thorough. In reality, though, given the number of apps the average person uses regularly (very few, that is), the results […]

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Solar cell with E. coli generates energy in low light conditions

Researchers have created a type of solar cell that can convert light into energy even in overcast conditions. Unlike commonly used solar products, these newly developed solar cells feature living organisms, making them “biogenic.” According to researchers, their new biogenic solar cells are both sustainable and relatively inexpensive. Though solar farms are an increasingly common […]

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Emirates flies high with VR technology

Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform.  The 3D seat model is a visualisation engine that displays an immersive 3D 360-degree view of the interior of the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777, giving customers a chance to […]

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2019 BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle pricing announced

BMW went official with the 2019 X5 Sports Activity Vehicle early last month. It’s certainly a nice-looking SUV and those interested in the vehicle wanted to know about pricing, but BMW was mum on that with the initial announcement. BMW has now announced pricing on the X5 and offered up a few more details. The […]

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LG foldable phone patent has some interesting twists

Bezel-less screens, notches, and elevating cameras have practically stolen the market spotlight from the foldable phone. If things happen according to leaks, however, the tables could be turned before the year ends. Almost anyone and everyone has a foldable phone concept from Samsung to Apple to Huawei. Unsurprisingly, LG isn’t far behind. But while the […]