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Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X, X Compact

When Sony launched its new Xperia X line, some of the models lacked the punch to make them appealing as flagship devices. It turns out that the Sony received the numbers proving so as well. At its investor conference in Tokyo, it revealed how its “Premium Standard Models”, which included the Xperia X and the Xperia X Compact, didn’t live … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo Dot price cut briefly offers Alexa for $10 less

Curious to dip your toe into the smart home assistant market? Amazon’s Echo Dot has been given a rare discount, bringing the cost of the Alexa-packing connected home puck down to under $40.

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iPhone 8 dummy hints at what could be

Depending on whether there is really a delay, we might just be about 4 months away before we can finally close the case on the mystery of the iPhone 8. It’s still quite a long way to go, though, and opinions and information from “credible” sources remain conflicting. A new video of what is allegedly an iPhone 8 dummy unit … Continue reading

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HP’s ENVY 13 aims to eclipse Surface Laptop and MacBook Air

Microsoft may have made some waves with its Surface Laptop announcement, but a new challenger has entered the ring. HP has unveiled new models in its ENVY line – at Cannes Film Festival no less – and these new notebooks seem to be positioned for competition with Microsoft’s latest notebook

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Android O will allow graphics driver updates from Play Store

In some ways, mobile platforms have influenced trends in the desktop space, from minimalist user interfaces to app sandboxes to sanctioned app stores. It seems, however, that the next trend will be going in the opposite direction, with desktop platforms influencing the “plumbing” of mobile operating systems. That is, perhaps, nowhere more evident in the upcoming Android O, which will … Continue reading

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Android Go is just a config, not new version, of Android

It’s not that hard to compare the recently announced Android Go with the more or less dead Android One initiative and conclude that the former replaces the latter. After all, both target entry-level devices which are most likely going to litter emerging markets.

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The arcane rules Facebook uses to censor its users

If you looked at your Facebook feed over the past election season and wondered “just what does it take for a post to get censored?” then prepare to be even more confused. A set of slides from the social network’s moderation manuals have been published publicly, revealing the narrow line the site’s managers tread between “credible statements” invoking violence or … Continue reading

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Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in next James Cameron Terminator movie

The Terminator movie series seemingly died with the bomb that was 2015’s Genisys, but as we reported earlier this year, none other than director James Cameron may be returning to the franchise for a new film. But now there’s news coming out of the Cannes Film Festival this weekend that actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he’ll return to star in … Continue reading

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New Microsoft Surface Pro leaks, but it still isn’t the 5

Microsoft recently stated that it currently had no plans for a Surface Pro 5, however it appears a new Windows 10 tablet is still on the way. Expected to be the center of the company’s May 23rd press event in Shanghai next week, images of a new Surface Pro device have leaked, but this time with no mention of a … Continue reading

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Overwatch director confirms more animated shorts are on the way

Despite strictly being a multiplayer-only game, Blizzard’s Overwatch has a surprisingly detailed universe with plenty of story and lore for each of its characters. A large portion of the game’s story is told through the animated short films that the developer has released on occasion, with the popular clips focusing on the backgrounds of specific characters, introducing new ones, and … Continue reading

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