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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro fingerprint-on-display knows a new trick

It seems that the smartphone market should look to Chinese OEMs to push the in-display fingerprint sensor technology, a.k.a.

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GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver and White revealed: All the specs

GoPro, the action camera company that started it all, isn’t scheduled to unveil its latest generation of action cameras until later today, but someone seems to have been a wee bit too excited and pushed the “Publish” button a bit early. Thanks to that, we’re getting an early look at the GoPro HERO7 generation that has not just one, not … Continue reading

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White Shark Cafe: Why sharks travel to this one spot

There’s a spot in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Mexico where great white sharks hang en masse. This is the White Shark Cafe, and it’s not the plot of a fictional story – it’s a real place. Originally discovered 14 years ago by Stanford marine scientist Barbara Block, this year a team of researchers took the plunge to see … Continue reading

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Galaxy S9+ with Android Pie: here’s what it will look like

Having launched before Android Pie did, it’s not really surprising that the Galaxy S9 is still on Android 8.1 Oreo (the Galaxy Note 9 has fewer excuses). And given Samsung’s track record, it’s also unsurprising that it hasn’t been upgraded yet. That said, it’s good to hear that Samsung is actually already working on its Samsung Experience 10 based on … Continue reading

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Google Maps for CarPlay released for iOS 12

Google Maps has navigated its way to CarPlay, with Apple’s in-car infotainment interface opening up to Google’s app with the arrival of iOS 12. One of the most-requested features of CarPlay since it launched, it means no longer being forced to use Apple Maps when you hook your iPhone up to a compatible in-car infotainment system

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Yamaha Wabash gravel e-bike previews off-road electric

There’s no shortage of e-bikes intended for slicker city riding, but Yamaha wants to take the tech off-road with its new Adventure Gravel e-Bike, the Wabash. Revealed in prototype form today, the power-assisted bicycle looks at first glance like a regular mountain bike, but it packs an electric punch

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NASA TESS shares first science photograph

NASA has a new planet-hunting tool in orbit called Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS. TESS is in orbit specifically to search for new worlds beyond our solar system or exoplanets. The satellite has completed its first orbit and part of the data from that first orbit includes this detailed image of the southern sky taken with the quartet of … Continue reading

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Xiaomi phones showing ads everywhere, including Settings app

Everyone loves to hate ads. Even when they can have benefits, the way they’re being misused has made even the plainest of consumers wary and tired of them

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Punkt MP02 is a 4G Android phone for calls and not much else

We live in a smartphone-centric world so it’s not surprising that there is a sort of counter-culture rallying against it, from advocating analog/physical notebooks to pushing for simpler mobile phones. The latter often means going old school but also wasting the power of the Internet, not to mention the money you pay for data plans. Swiss company Punkt, which almost … Continue reading

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro leaks release details: Poco F1 battle?

This morning Xiaomi had a pretty big leak of their next large phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. This smartphone rolls with a 6.26-inch full screen display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch that’s both long and lean. This machine’s leak looks particularly legit due to a number of details that’d be too expensive to fake: including the … Continue reading

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