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Hitting the Books: How autonomous EVs could help solve climate change

Climate change is far and away the greatest threat of the modern human era — a crisis that will only get worse the longer we dither — with American car culture as a major contributor to the nation’s greenhouse emissions. But carbon-neutralizing energ…
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The OPPO X 2021 concept has a rollable OLED display and could launch next year

With the launch of its Galaxy Z Fold 2 in August, Samsung has pretty much tied up the foldable smartphone segment while you could go as far as saying that LG has cornered the swiveling dual-displayed smartphone niche with its Wing. Out to stake some fresh ground for itself is OPPO, who today revealed a […]

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LG’s next weird phone could be called the Rollable or Slide

As Samsung cements its grip on the foldable smartphone segment, LG has taken an alternate route to differentiate its handsets with the Wing that sports a swiveling secondary display. It’s a polarising design that is either exciting reviewers or flat-out confusing them, and as Jared gets to grips with our review unit, a new report […]

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Company made to change name that could be used for website hacks

Companies have jokingly given themselves code-based names in the past (you can thank XKCD for that), but one of them was just forced to mend its ways. The Guardian reports that UK business registrar Companies House has forced a software consultant to…
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The iPhone 12 could support reverse charging in the future, FCC filing hints

The iPhone 12 may have an unannounced and currently dormant feature: the ability to charge your accessories wirelessly. In an FCC filing first found by VentureBeat’s Jeremy Horwitz, the tech giant wrote said that “2020 iPhone models also support WPT…
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Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro and Pro+ are official with almost everything you could want in a flagship smartphone

Despite the ongoing saga of its troubles with the US government, Huawei continues to plow ahead with its smartphone plans with its new Mate 40 Series once again pushing the envelope of technology. The trio of handsets consists of the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and the Mate 40+ that, as with the Mate 30 […]

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The Galaxy S20 FE is official and could be Samsung’s most desirable phone of 2020

After many, many leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE, an affordable flagship that just might prove to be the best non-folding phone of 2020 for the Korean company. Coming in 4G and 5G variants which are powered by the Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865 chipsets respectively, the Galaxy S20 FE […]

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Bloomberg: PS5 Digital Edition pricing could dip below $400

We’re only a day or so away from Sony’s next PlayStation 5 event where we hope to get a confirmed price / launch date for the new console, but the rumors are still coming in. After reporting in July that Sony would respond to the coronavirus pandemic…
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China’s new AI trade rules could hamper a TikTok sale

TikTok’s attempt to sell itself and avert a possible US ban may run into some complications. The Wall Street Journal reports that China has unveiled new restrictions on AI technology exports that could affect TikTok. The new rules bar the exports of…
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The 5G BlackBerry could be ‘the most American-made phone out there’

BlackBerry faithful were dealt a harsh blow earlier this year when TCL, the biggest company to build phones for the brand, said it would stop. That left enthusiasts clinging to their KEY2s, wondering about would-be replacements, and raising glasses t…
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Looks like the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 could launch in the traditional slot in early October

Having finally launched the Pixel 4a earlier this week, Google also discontinued the Pixel 4 and 4 XL and is now rolling out the final Android 11 beta. It seems that a slip has been made along the way, giving us the date when we can expect the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 to […]

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Chrome test could discourage websites from abusing push notifications

Google is continuing its war against annoying website notifications. TheWindowsClub has discovered that Google will test a feature that sets an expiration time for notification subscriptions. You’d have to enable the test, but it would let you decide…
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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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‘Predictive policing’ could amplify today’s law enforcement issues

Law enforcement in America is facing a day of reckoning over its systemic, institutionalized racism and ongoing brutality against the people it was designed to protect. Virtually every aspect of the system is now under scrutiny, from budgeting and st…
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GDC could return to San Francisco as a 3-day event in August

When GDC's organizers cancelled the annual conference due to the coronavirus outbreak, they said they were hoping to host another even in the summer. Now, they've officially announced GDC Summer, a three-day "celebration of all things game developmen…
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An algorithm could make CPUs a cheap way to train AI

AI is the backbone of technologies such as Alexa and Siri — digital assistants that rely on deep machine learning to do their thing. But for the makers of these products — and others that rely on AI — getting them "trained" is an expensive and oft…
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The next Pixel Feature Drop could roll out next week

It’s a couple of months since Google rolled out the first Pixel Feature Drop, and it seems that the search giant is preparing to release a second batch of improvements in the next week or so, according to the folks over at 9to5Google. As you might expect, this second Pixel Feature Drop will bring a […]

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Could you live with this budget Android for four years?

Five years ago, Sharad Mittal had a dilemma. He and his wife had just watched Noah, a movie starring Russell Crowe with a heavy environmental message underneath its retelling of the classic Biblical tale. The movie moved him deeply, giving him a new…
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Pixel 5 could feature an exclusive double-tap gesture with Android 11

The Android 11 developer preview has officially kicked off, and we’ve seen a few cool new features for our phones already. But some of the exciting part about these early releases is seeing what might be hinted at in future builds, or even phones. The latest rumor suggested by the Android 11 developer preview build […]

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Would you be interested in a Windows 10 phone that could run Android apps?

Windows Phone is long gone, and even Microsoft’s attempts to get back into the smartphone game just run Android. But if you still like the idea of Windows as a mobile operating system, well, you’re not alone. Emperion is a smaller company that’s apparently worked with Microsoft to put Windows 10’s ARM version on a […]

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MIT’s ‘smart surface’ could improve your WiFi signal tenfold

There's a problem with stuffing wireless connections into ever-smaller devices: they can struggle to maintain a good signal when there's so little space for antennas. MIT CSAIL researchers might have a fix, though. They've developed an RFocus "smart…
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Wuhan Coronoavirus could put a delay on Galaxy S20 accessories

The Wuhan cornoavirus is putting a serious anchor on worldwide market growth, but it looks like it’s going to start having an affect on tangible goods as well. A new report claims that the virus is going to delay production on accessories for Samsung’s upcoming flagship. MobileFun has started receiving reports that early adopters of […]

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Poco Season 2 is incoming – could be rebadged Redmi K30 variant

After wowing us back in 2018 with the Poco F1 that boasted flagship specifications such as the Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB of RAM, and upwards of 64GB of built-in storage with a starting price of just $ 300/$ 329, Xiaomi’s budget brand was eerily silent during 2019. Now spun off from Xiaomi as its own brand, it […]

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Google’s Messages could soon get floating conversation heads

We’re all familiar with the floating conversation heads in Facebook Messenger, but now it seems that Google’s Messages app is testing something similar for its own texting conversations. It’s being developed in the back-end as the Bubbles API. It hasn’t made it into a stable release of Android 10 yet, but it is expected to […]

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Android Auto could soon see a redesigned Google Assistant

Android Auto got a pretty big redesign earlier this year, but now Google is considering updating the Google Assistant design for Android Auto. The current Android Auto animation and design for Google Assistant is fairly standard across Google’s services. But Android Police, in an APK teardown, discovered some new designs and placements for Assistant in […]

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Qualcomm’s larger in-screen fingerprint sensor could seriously improve security

Qualcomm took a different approach from the rest of the smartphone industry last year when it announced its 3D Sonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead of relying on an optical image of your finger for authentication, the 3D Sonic system uses ult…
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Adobe’s experimental ‘sneaks’ could make editing so much easier

Adobe has revealed a lot more experimental tools — or "sneaks," as what the company calls it — other than Project Awesome Audio at this year's MAX conference. One of them is Project All in, and it could be the answer to your woes if you're always t…
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NASCAR could introduce hybrid race cars by 2022

NASCAR has been talking about hybrids for a while, but it has kept quiet about a timeline. Now, the association says hybrid tech could show up in its vehicles by 2022. "We travel the world visiting other sanctioning bodies and are not ignorant to the…
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Huawei’s Richard Yu says that Google apps could roll out to Mate 30 Pro overnight once the US ban is lifted

Huawei launched the new Mate 30 Pro in Munich yesterday without Google apps and services installed out of the box thanks to the company getting caught in the trade war between the US and China. It’s a great shame that consumers outside of the US are beginning to feel the impact of the trade dispute, […]

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Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone could finally launch next month

First revealed during MWC 2019 back in February, Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone has been the subject of delays and rumored tweaks, which is understandable when you consider the issues that Samsung has faced with its Galaxy Fold. While an exact date has yet to be announced, it seems that the Huawei’s Mate X could […]

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The Amazon Prime Day strike could be a turning point for workers’ rights

Today, Amazon will start its fifth annual Prime Day, which has been expanded to 48 hours this year. Designed to enlist (and keep) Prime members, it is the company's biggest shopping event of the year — on the same level as Black Friday — with exten…
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Mars crew could 3D-print skin and bones for injuries

A journey to Mars will take several years, and humans won't be able to turn back if an astronaut suffers a burn or a bone fracture. Which is why scientists at the University Hospital of Dresden Technical University have now produced the first bioprin…
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The next version of Chrome could block resource-hogging ads

Browsing the internet is excellent until you happen across a site with intrusive adverts that hog the resources on your device, causing the page to either load at a snail’s pace and sometimes even completely fail to load. Google is reportedly on the case, though, with a new feature called “Heavy Ad Intervention” that may […]

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Mobvoi teases July 10 launch for what could be the LTE-equipped TicWatch Pro

Mobvoi launched the TicWatch Pro smartwatch running Wear OS and sporting killer battery life almost a year ago, and now it seems that the company has a follow-up of some sort planned for July 10th. A video has been posted on Mobvoi’s website sporting a tagline of “New Solution to Boost Your Daily Efficiency” along […]

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Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard could be cut off from accessing Gmail from July 15th

In its day, the SwiftKey keyboard app was one of the first apps installed on new Android smartphones because it was so much better than the stock offering, and it still has a faithful following years later. Now the keyboard app is in the news because it appears to have run afoul of Google’ new […]

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Honor 20 Pro could go on sale soon after finally getting Google certification

Huawei’s ongoing troubles with the US government’s decision to place it on the ‘entity’ list came just before the launch of the Honor 20 Pro on May 21st. The impact of the blacklisting meant that although the regular Honor 20 achieved Google certification before the cutoff date of May 16th, the Pro version was left […]

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Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro could sport a 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display and revamped rear camera layout

When Huawei launched the Mate 20 Pro in 2018, we were mightily impressed by its trio of rear cameras, gorgeous finish, and superb battery life. But how could the Chinese handset maker improve upon its flagship handset? According to a bunch of leaked renders, the Mate 30 Pro could sport a display with an improved […]

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[Rumor] Samsung could ditch the headphone jack and physical buttons on Galaxy Note 10

In a world where smartphone brands have ditched the headphone jack one by one, the audio port has been an ever-present feature on Samsung’s range of handsets. It looks like the 3.5mm audio jack and physical buttons could be kicked to the curb by the Korean company when it launches the Galaxy Note 10 around […]

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Holographic tech could be key to future quantum computers

A breakthrough in studying light might just be the ticket to the future of quantum computing. Researchers at EPFL have found a way to determine how light behaves beyond the limitations of wavelengths, opening the door to encoding quantum data in a s…
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Amazon Prime shipping could shrink to just one-day

One of the perks of Amazon's Prime membership is free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible purchases. That, however, might change. In a call to investors following Amazon's first quarterly earnings report today, CFO Brian Olsavsky said that the company…
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Juul’s pilot program could trace retailers that sell to teen users

Juul has launched an experimental track-and-trace program meant to curb teen vaping, perhaps as an attempt to appease the FDA and other government agencies. The e-cig company has been in authorities' crosshairs since last year due to its products' po…
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Nintendo could launch two new Switch consoles this year

Nintendo might launch two new Switches as early as this summer, reports the WSJ. As previously rumored, one would likely be a smaller and cheaper model with a focus on portability. However, Nintendo might also release a higher-end model Switch aimed…
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Owning a Call of Duty eSports franchise could cost $25 million

Activision Blizzard is apparently making headway with the launch of the city-based Call of Duty League it announced in February. According to ESPN, an esports executive from the company has already been meeting with prospective buyers — namely profe…
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Google shows how it could make a cloud-savvy game controller

If Google ever makes hardware to go along with its rumored game streaming service, you might have an idea as to how it will work. Yanko Design has spotted a recently published Google patent application for an internet-connected game controller that…
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US could soon end mass phone surveillance program exposed by Snowden

The US government might put an end to the controversial NSA phone surveillance program Edward Snowden exposed by the end of 2019. Republican congressional national security adviser Luke Murry revealed during a Lawfare podcast that Congress might not…
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The ‘Digit’ robot could be the future of humanoid pizza deliveries

Agility Robotics has unleashed a new model that joins the exclusive club of humanoid robots. "Digit" is the company's first bipedal robot to have four degree-of-freedom arms. It can use those for balance, pushing doors and lifting boxes up to 40 poun…
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AI-guided material changes could lead to diamond CPUs

Scientists know that you can dramatically alter a crystalline material's properties by applying a bit of strain to it, but finding the right strain is another matter when there are virtually limitless possibilities. There may a straightforward solut…
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Stem cell breakthrough could help cure type 1 diabetes

Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it's the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing cells that type 1 patients don't have. The ke…
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Huawei could launch a foldable smartphone with 5G at MWC 2019

5G and foldable smartphones are the buzzwords of 2019 when it comes to mobile technology, with MWC 2019 expected to be awash with demonstrations and announcements concerning the two segments. While Samsung is thought to be showing off its Galaxy F folding smartphone during its Galaxy S10 launch event on February, Huawei is set to […]

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Samsung could launch a Galaxy S10+ with 10GB RAM, 1TB of storage, and a ceramic finish

The Galaxy S10 leaks are increasing in frequency in the run-up to Samsung’s Unpacked launch event in San Francisco on February 20th. The latest leaked render shows three Galaxy S10 variants encased in transparent protection and now details about the top of the range Galaxy S10+ handset that features a ton of RAM, storage, and […]

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