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Mobile benchmarks are still mostly pointless – Here’s why

Huawei’s recent misstep was like opening up a wound we thought had gone away. And while Huawei did admit to cheating benchmarking tools, its justification for doing so only serves to highlight something that was brought up half a decade ago. Mobile benchmarks, while not completely useless, are still nowhere near the maturity of their PC counterparts.

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Nokia notch-hiding option removed, foreshadows Pixel 3 XL problem

The notch is probably one of the most divisive design trends in smartphones today. Some hate it with a passion, others don’t mind it at all. Fortunately, most manufacturers that have screen cutouts provide an option to “hide” it.

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Shortwave from Google Area 120 to serve podcasts in tidbits

The podcasting market is experiencing a renaissance, in part due to how easy it is to make podcasts these days and how YouTube has made dreams of popularity come true for once small-time creators. But that rebirth has also caused an explosion of podcasts that have ironically made it more difficult to enjoy those audio content

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Epson Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD projector brings HDR to home theaters

Epson has launched a new pro-tier Ultra HD projector with high-dynamic range, a model intended for high-end home entertainment systems. The new projector was unveiled at CEDIA Expo 2018, where Epson detailed its new model. Among other things, buyers enjoy 4K HDR content with 100-percent balanced color brightness and the promise of an “extraordinary range of color.” The new Pro … Continue reading

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Fujifilm X-T3 joins this year’s mirrorless parade

As expected, Nikon’s competitors have answered its mirrorless challenge after announcing the Nikon Z7 and Z6 late last month. First to arrive is Fujifilm with the new X-T3, the camera maker’s fourth-gen X series mirrorless camera in five years. While it’s not getting into the full-frame arena, the Fujifilm X-T3 is giving X-T2 almost every reason to upgrade, plugging up … Continue reading

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Palm PVG100 leak shows a puzzling comeback

Even before phones became smart, Palm was already blazing the trail for smart pocket devices where users would dump their personal and professional lives into. But when phones did become smart, Palm was left scrambling to remain relevant and survive the smartphone onslaught. After a change of hands and a few unsuccessful reboots, it seems that Palm is about to … Continue reading

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Fortnite High Stakes and v5.40 downtime schedule revealed

Epic Games originally intended to release its new “The Getaway” LTM and High Stakes event today with the v5.40 Fortnite update.

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Vivo V11 is unique: Low cost, hype features

The Vivo V11 was revealed this week with a new sort of notch on its face and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a full-screen display and looks, by all accounts, to be a high-priced piece of hardware

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Privacy-focused Purism Librem 5 Linux phone delayed

Very few crowdfunded projects have ever shipped on time. That’s especially true for ones that promise to create a device that has never existed yet so far

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Skype adds call recording feature, but Windows 10 users have to wait

Microsoft has released an update for Skype that adds a call recording feature, enabling users to save a copy of the call for archival and more. This new cloud-based feature has launched on “most” platforms except Windows 10, says Microsoft, which has plans to launch it on the OS some time in the next few weeks. Call recording is exactly … Continue reading

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