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Instagram plans to kill standalone Direct app

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Instagram plans to kill standalone Direct app

Instagram has confirmed plans to kill its standalone Direct app for Android and iOS. The Snapchat clone made its debut in December 2017, but is being axed as part of Facebook’s mission to consolidate its services into a single platform. Users will see their conversations automatically moved to the regular Instagram app. Direct launched as

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Samsung is fixing the Galaxy Fold, could finally deliver in June

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Samsung is fixing the Galaxy Fold, could finally deliver in June

Samsung is said to be making a number of changes to the Galaxy Fold in an effort to fix its durability issues. The South Korean company could finally launch its first foldable phone next month. Fans were hoping to get a new release date last week — at least for customers in the U.S. — but

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There’s a brand new Pokémon game for Android and iOS

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

There’s a brand new Pokémon game for Android and iOS

There’s a brand new Pokémon game out for Android and iOS. Pokémon Rumble Rush is a free-to-play title from the long-running Pokémon Rumble series, in which you take control of your favorite pocket monsters as they battle. Its launch comes almost two years after the game was first announced. When The Pokémon Company first confirmed

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New Samsung smartphone camera sensor is a 64-megapixel monster

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

New Samsung smartphone camera sensor is a 64-megapixel monster

Samsung says it will begin mass production later this year on a 64-megapixel smartphone camera sensor, the most powerful salvo in the megapixel war among the smartphone companies. A megapixel-packed half-inch sensor is only as good as the accompanying software and with highly regarded sensors in its current Galaxy smartphones, Samsung’s announcement today makes some

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Watch an adorable beluga whale rescue a phone from the ocean

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Watch an adorable beluga whale rescue a phone from the ocean

A phone dropped in the sea is usually gone forever, but not when a friendly whale retrieves from the ocean floor. Video of exactly this happening in Norway has to be seen to be believed. Even better, the beluga starring in the video is thought by some to be the Russian spy whale who made

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Samsung will reveal new shipping date for Galaxy Fold this week

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Samsung will reveal new shipping date for Galaxy Fold this week

Samsung’s boss Koh Dong-jin says that his company will announce its conclusion about the future of the Galaxy Fold this week. Samsung has reportedly “reviewed the defect” highlighted in early reviews, and will announce its rescheduled launch plan in the U.S “in a couple of days.” That would suggest that Samsung is still weighing up

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Feds might ban loot boxes and pay-to-win games

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Feds might ban loot boxes and pay-to-win games

Some of the methods developers use to get players to pay for “free” games would be outlawed by legislation proposed today in the U.S. Senate. The act would ban games played by children from offering items only as in-app purchases that are actually required to win. The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act (PCAGA) was

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Nest Home Max combines a smart home hub with a security camera

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Nest Home Max combines a smart home hub with a security camera

Google revealed today that it is unifying all of its Home products under the Nest brand. Instead of having smart speakers from Google and smart home speakers from Nest, everything will be Nest. To kick things off, the company debuted a new product too: the Nest Hub Max. Nest Hub Max is a lot like

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Pixel 3a is basically the iPhone SE 2 Apple won’t give us

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Pixel 3a is basically the iPhone SE 2 Apple won’t give us

Google is bucking the trend of expensive flagship smartphones with its new Pixel 3a phone that debuted at Google I/O this morning. The new Pixel 3a looks a lot like the Pixel 3 that debuted last year. It has some of the Pixel 3’s best features, like its fantastic camera, only its made with the

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Android Q steals the innovative iPhone’s gestures we love

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Android Q steals the innovative iPhone’s gestures we love

Google debuted its big Android Q update that will arrive on phones later this year. The company has a bunch of new features that focus on accessibility and privacy. There are also some new navigation gestures and it looks like they’ve been stolen straight from the iPhone’s UI. With Android Q, Google introduced a new

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