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Nintendo ‘gigaleak’ reveals the classic games that never were

If you’ve ever wondered how Nintendo’s classic games evolved before they reached store shelves, you might have a good chance to find out. According to VGC, (via Eurogamer) a “gigaleak” of Nintendo art assets and source code from the mid-1990s has sur…
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Major Galaxy Tab S7 leak hints at a smaller model without AMOLED

There might not be much mystery left when Samsung reveals its devices at its August 5th Unpacked event. WinFuture has posted (via SamMobile) what it says are leaked images and specs for the Galaxy Tab S7 line, and they suggest Samsung is shaking up i…
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Looks like AT&T will carry the weird Microsoft Surface Duo phone

While the Microsoft Surface Duo was originally announced back in October of 2019, Microsoft wasn’t planning on an immediate launch. It’s been tentatively scheduled for a holiday 2020 release, and it seems like we’re still going to hit that date, even with a pandemic. Additionally, it looks like Microsoft has courted AT&T into the folding […]

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AirPods Pro hit new all-time-low price of $199 at Staples

Apple’s AirPods Pro dropped to a new low price today — Staples has the true wireless earbuds for only $ 199, which is $ 50 off their normal price. The AirPods Pro have been discounted by $ 20 to $ 30 in the past, but this is the best sale we’ve seen on A…
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[Deal] Grab Amazon’s Show 5 smart display and the Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera for just $75

Amazon’s Show 5 Smart Display is on offer today with a Blink Mini indoor security camera bundled in for just $ 74.99, bringing about a $ 50 saving. The Alexa-toting smart display has an RRP of $ 89 by itself, so getting the Show 5 and the Blink Mini camera is a deal you may want to take […]

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Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called this

Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called by this engineering code name – at least, away from tech websites! The All About Android podcast interviewed Google’s Android VP of Engineering, Dave Burke, and during the conversation, he alluded to the up-and-coming Android’s engineering codename – […]

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Report – Samsung to squeeze Galaxy Note 20 Ultra buyers by only including a 25W charger in the box

With less than two weeks to go until the Galaxy Note 20 is officially unveiled on August 5th, a new leak has appeared that might put a tiny dampener on the occasion for those that are looking at ordering the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It seems that despite the Ultra being capable of 45W charging, […]

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Your next smartphone will probably have even tougher Gorilla Glass

Gorilla Glass is a pretty common term these days, and over the years Corning’s extremely durable glass has helped make smartphones less likely to break and shatter. But no matter how good the current iteration is, it can always be better. Your next smartphone might be using Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass, which calling Victus. Gorilla […]

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Epic Games Store summer sale discounts ‘Disco Elysium,’ ‘Control’ and more

Epic’s PC game store has kicked off a summer sale of its own — take that, Steam — and it includes a few noteworthy discounts on titles you might not have picked up yet. A game like Remedy’s shooter Control is available for 50 percent off at $ 30, whil…
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In-game content based on Netflix’s Cursed drama is coming soon to Black Desert Online

Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that they are developing in-game content for the Black Desert MMORPG title based on Netflix’s Original Series, the Cursed. In case you aren’t familiar with Cursed, it’s a medieval high-fantasy series that made its debut on the streaming service on July 17th. The crossover content is scheduled for […]

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Leaked Galaxy Tab S7 specifications reveal a Snapdragon 865 SoC under the hood

We at TalkSamsung TalkAndroid love writing about the world of Android and one of the biggest exponents of Google’s Mobile OS is Samsung, an electronics company that sits at the top of the pile when it comes to global sales. Samsung has an absolute slew of new devices gearing up for launch in the next […]

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Steve Wozniak sues Google for not acting on YouTube Bitcoin scams

Steve Wozniak has filed a lawsuit against YouTube, saying the site has repeatedly ignored his requests to take down phony bitcoin giveaways that use his name. He compared YouTube’s actions to Twitter, which quickly removed similar scams after Wozniak…
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New York lawmakers agree to pause use of facial recognition in schools

New York lawmakers have passed a moratorium that would ban the use of facial recognition in schools until 2022. Their decision comes a month after the New York Civil Liberties Union sued the State Education Department for approving Lockport City Scho…
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[Opinion] Despite recent progress, Android OEMs still lag behind Apple’s commitment to software updates

There are two major smartphone platforms in 2020: Apple iOS and Android OS, and they borrow features from one another in a never-ending arms race. As an Android user, I roll my eyes when Apple invents a feature Android users have enjoyed for years, and most of the tech world goes crazy for it. I […]

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T-Mobile Test Drive reintroduced, allows potential customers up to 30 days try before they buy

T-Mobile Test Drive has been reintroduced, giving potential customers up to 30 days or 30Gb to test the carrier’s coverage and signal quality. After signing up, T-Mobile will ship you a portable hotspot completely free of charge, and yours to keep or give to a friend after the Test Drive completes. T-Mobile reintroduced their Test […]

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Waymo and FCA’s expanded deal includes self-driving Ram vans

Ever since 2016 Waymo and FCA (which will soon be known as Stellantis) have partnered on self-driving vehicles and technology, and now that connection is expanding “in several important ways.” From FCA’s side, it’s exclusively using Waymo’s autonomou…
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AMD’s 4700G APU is a mid-range PC on a single chip

It's been a year since AMD's Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 CPUs changed the desktop PC market, with best-in-class productivity and "good enough" gaming performance. More recently, we've seen those same Zen 2 cores start making their way into laptops, with some st…
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What’s on TV: MLB, ‘Crysis Remastered’ and ‘Corporate’

This week sports action returns in earnest, no matter what else is going on in the world. The MLB season will get started on Thursday, while WNBA games hit the airwaves starting on Saturday. Netflix has the sequel to its rom-com The Kissing Booth, wh…
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SpaceX pulls off its first double fairing catch after a Falcon 9 launch

Part of the SpaceX mission has been to create reusable rockets that make spaceflight cheaper, and it has become routine to see the company’s booster rockets return safely to Earth. With today’s launch SpaceX set a new milestone by catching both halve…
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Microsoft migrates ‘Minecraft’ from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure

Being owned by Microsoft, you would think Minecraft developer Mojang would be all about using tools like Teams and Office. But when it comes to some of its online infrastructure, the studio has been using the platform of one of Microsoft’s main compe…
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Watch Nintendo’s ‘Direct Mini: Partner Showcase’ at 10AM ET

After holding a surprise “Direct Mini” event in March, Nintendo has announced that it’s holding another one, albeit on a smaller scale. Once again, this is happening with very little notice — it’ll start this morning at 10 AM ET, to be exact. “On 7/2…
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Take an early 360° look at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20

With under a month to go until Samsung finally takes the wraps off of its brand new Galaxy Note 20 series of smartphones on August 5th, a chronic leaker has given us our first 360° look at the base model. Showing off its curves in a grey finish with what seems to be a chunky […]

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OnePlus Nord RAM, camera specs get confirmed ahead of official launch

We’re getting pretty close to the actual unveiling of the latest OnePlus Nord, but we don’t have to wait that long to see exactly what’s going on under the hood. OnePlus has detailed a few more things about their next phone, including how much RAM it’ll have, plus the camera and display specs that you’ll […]

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Samsung could launch the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition with SD865 SoC and a ‘nice price’ in Q4 2020

We may be looking forward to August 5th when Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, but the Korean giant is already prepping to announce another handset sporting the Snapdragon 865 processor sometime during Q4, according to a usually reliable leaker. Known as the Galaxy Fan Edition, S20 […]

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Microsoft confirm Game Streaming service xCloud launch for September 2020

Microsoft have officially announced the xCloud launch. The Google Stadia rival game streaming service goes live in September. As part of a big update on the future of gaming, Microsoft gave further details on the Xbox Series X and xCloud. In September, the xCloud service will go live for current Game Pass Ultimate subscribers ($ 15 […]

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Hitting the Books: How to huck a human into low Earth orbit

Astronauts may get the glory for successful spaceflights but they’d never even get off the ground if not for the folks at Mission Control. In Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control, Paul Dye vividly recounts his 20-year caree…
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Google will ban coronavirus conspiracy ads to fight misinformation

Google is amping up its fight against coronavirus—related misinformation by banning ads that “[contradict] authoritative scientific consensus” about the pandemic. That means websites and apps can no longer make money from running advertisements promo…
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T-Mobile Uncarrier declares war on spam, and the Sprint brand set to disappear August 2

T-Mobile Uncarrier is the self-branded way the carrier identifies itself and its business moves to champion the wireless customer. For the July 2020 Uncarrier announcement, T-Mobile’s CEO, Mike Sievert, unveiled “Scam Shield,” the latest change to shake up the US cellular industry. Sievert also announced it is to combine T-Mobile and Sprint brands on August […]

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Google’s Shoploop is a new way of being influenced to buy things you probably don’t need.

If you love watching influencers using and recommending products on Instagram or YouTube and then searching an online shop for that specific item, Google’s new Shoploop service aims to simplify the multitasking process by bringing it all together in a single app. Shoploop, from Google’s Area 120 section, is a video shopping platform for discovering, […]

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Intel’s Mobileye will test self-driving cars at up to 80 MPH in Germany

Intel’s Mobileye self-driving division has received regulatory approval to test its vehicles on German roads, Intel announced. With a safety driver at the wheel, it can shake down its systems on city streets and the Autobahn at up to 130 km/h (81 mph…
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Check out these 6 weird gadgets you can buy right now

Maybe you’re looking for something fun and exciting, but you’re tired of buying cases, portable batteries, or video games. It’s easy to spice things up these days, and there’s a ton of weird devices and accessories you can buy that’ll definitely catch some compliments and questions from your friends. We’ve rounded up some of our […]

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Microsoft Launcher updated to v6 complete with reduced memory use, quicker launch times, and more

Microsoft Launcher has been updated to version 6.0, which the company says has been built on a new codebase, allowing the developers to include more new features than ever plus reduced memory use, quicker launch times, and lower battery use. The Microsoft Launcher for Android was designed to make it easier to move from working […]

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[Deal] Snag a refurbished Fossil Sport smartwatch with WearOS for just $49

If you’ve been on the fence about dipping your toes into the Wear OS platform, there’s no better time than right now to strap a smartwatch with Google’s smartwatch platform on to your wrist. And with Fossil’s refurbed Sport smartwatch reduced all the way down to just $ 49, there’s no need to break the bank. […]

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The Morning After: Twitter hackers took over accounts for Elon, Obama and Apple

Twitter’s bad day started with a weird tweet from Elon Musk (not that unusual) and probably peaked when Barack Obama’s account suddenly posted a scam message begging for Bitcoin. Someone at Twitter decided to prevent all verified accounts from tweeti…
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Audeze’s new Penrose wireless headsets are made for gaming

There are a lot of options when it comes to picking a premium set of cans to listen to your favorite music on, but how about when you are busy blasting the baddies away on your PC or gaming console? Well, Audeze has thought of this scenario and has just announced its new Penrose Wireless […]

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Twitter has apparently disabled tweets from verified accounts

In an effort to prevent more hacked accounts from posting crypto scams, Twitter has apparently chosen to disable tweets from verified accounts. Though the company has not yet confirmed this to us, Engadget staffers are experiencing this with our own…
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OnePlus Buds have 30 hours playback time, coming on July 21st with the Nord

It might be a brand better known for its #NeverSettle hashtag and range of flagship-killing smartphones, but OnePlus has been producing quality audio gear along the way, such as the Bullets Wireless Z. With its new mid-range handset, the Nord, launching on July 21st, OnePlus is taking the opportunity to announce its latest audio product, […]

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US government drops online class restrictions for international students

The Trump administration has backpedaled on a policy that would have forced international college students to leave the US if their fall courseload was entirely online. A federal judge in Boston announced that the Department of Homeland Security has…
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Spotify expands to Russia and 12 other countries in eastern Europe

Spotify is expanding to 13 additional markets. Starting today, music fans in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine can check out the platform….
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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 family receiving July 2020 software update, starting in Germany

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 family has started receiving the July 2020 software update in Germany. The new version of the firmware – detailed as versions G960FXXUAETG3 and G965FXXUAETG3 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ – follows just a few days after newer Galaxy flagships received their update. This is the first software update available for […]

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Ford’s 2021 Bronco SUVs offer 360-degree cameras for a ‘spotter view’

After years of leaks and speculation, Ford is finally showing off the three 4x4s that will reintroduce its Bronco brand. The two- and four-door Broncos are “rugged” SUVs with removable roof panels and available 35-inch tires, while the “smaller sibli…
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You can now pre-register for Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad on the Play Store

Tom Clancy may have died a few years ago, but the gaming franchises using his brand and characters from his books are alive and kicking. The latest title to bear the Tom Clancy name is Elite Squad which brings together a host of heroes and villains from Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell, […]

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Google says that something special is coming today – likely the Nest smart speaker

After a week that saw the new Nest smart speaker make its debut in a certification image from its Japanese certification that gave it a rather drab appearance with Google hastily sending out a press render and promo video to tech sites, it seems that today is the day that all will be revealed. Well, […]

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‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ shows what happens far below the bridge

CBS has expanded its Star Trek offerings on its All Access streaming services with an offbeat animated series. Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the lives of the least important crew members aboard one of the least important starships, the U.S.S. Cer…
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Google is preparing Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5 smartphones for launch (eventually)

Made By Google is preparing three smartphones for release later in 2020, believed to be derivatives of the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5. These were believed to be a single Pixel 4a model, a Google Pixel 5, and a Google Pixel 5 XL. However, code discovered in the Google Search app shows a Google Pixel […]

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‘Fall Guys’ brings mini-game battle royale to PS4 and Steam on August 4th

If you want a battle royale-like experience but want something more family-friendly than Call of Duty or Fortnite, you won’t have to wait much longer. Mediatonic and Devolver have announced that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be available on PS4 a…
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BTS Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy Buds Plus are now in stock

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition and Galaxy Buds Plus BTS Edition, are now available to order from the Amazon and Samsung websites. If you’re an Amazon Prime member you could potentially have the new smartphone on the weekend, although you may have to wait up to two months for the earbuds. The Galaxy S20 […]

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Samsung rumored to be reducing the launch price of the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

A report from the South Korean website Naver points to the next Samsung Galaxy Note costing less than expected. The article quantifies this and explains it believes the device will start at KRW 1.2million, approximately $ 999, which is less than the Galaxy Note 10’s South Korean launch price of KRW 1.25million. The paper goes on […]

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Call of Duty Mobile Season 8: The Forge released with a stunning post-apocalyptic wasteland theme

Call of Duty Mobile Season 8, The Forge, is now available and includes a whole swathe of new features. The developers took to Reddit to announce the new season, which is centered around surviving in a new post-apocalyptic wasteland. There’s a new multiplayer map, play mode, weapons, and more. Season 8’s post-apocalyptic wasteland looks stunning […]

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Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

We’ve dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect of living and working beyond the bounds of Earth remains tantalizingly out of reach. In his latest book, Spa…
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