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I’m the founder of GiXiO, the publisher of SlashGear - An open source advocate, Linux geek, high performance computing engineer and consumer technology journalist based in Japan.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered out now on PS4

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered out now on PS4

It didn't take long for rumors to turn into reality. On the heels of whispers about Modern Warfare 2 Remastered finally coming to light, Sony has finally announced not only its existence but also its immediate availability. In time for the stretch of days you'll be stuck at home, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, as it is formally called, is now available for the PlayStation 4 but with one big caveat that the rumors also alluded to.

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Google puts G Suite Less Secure Apps policy changes on hold

Google puts G Suite Less Secure Apps policy changes on hold

For the past few weeks, the world has become more reliant on the Internet, both for play and especially for work. The latter is why many software and platform developers have been adjusting their features and even their policies to account for the sudden change in work habits. Unsurprisingly, Google is making some changes to its G Suite platform, suspending its earlier move to cut off the access of what it considers "Less Secure Apps".

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Low-cost iPhone case shows up at retailers hinting at imminent launch

Low-cost iPhone case shows up at retailers hinting at imminent launch

Despite all the events unfolding around the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has been expected to still push through with its new product launches. It did so almost two weeks ago with the new iPad Pros but curiously missing was the low-cost iPhone that was also expected to debut at the end of the month. Apple probably just wanted to give the 2020 iPad Pros their time in the spotlight because if this leak about the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 is accurate, we might finally see it as early as Sunday.

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G and its Dual Screen apparently work with Active Styluses

LG V60 ThinQ 5G and its Dual Screen apparently work with Active Styluses

When it comes to phones with styluses, Samsung's Galaxy Note is pretty much the only serious game in town. Yes, there are some that hide a stylus inside, like LG's Stylo/Stylus line, but these are pretty much just glorified sticks that are not exactly that different from the cheap ones you can buy with rubber or plastic tips. There have been a few random surprises, like the Moto Z4 last year. It turns out, LG might have a hidden surprise as well waiting for those who buy into its V60 ThinQ 5G and its Dual Screen promise.

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Apple Watch kid mode will include modified Activity tracking rings

Apple Watch kid mode will include modified Activity tracking rings

For all the Apple Watch's popularity, the company hasn't made any effort to appeal to a wider audience, specifically kids. That doesn't stop the young ones from wanting an Apple Watch, of course, but the systems Apple has built up around the wearable aren't exactly conducive to that use case. That may finally be changing when iOS 14 comes around along with a watchOS 7 with a few new features designed to address exactly that.

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G official video released to remind you it’s still coming

LG V60 ThinQ 5G official video released to remind you it’s still coming

Dismal Galaxy S20 sales, Huawei P40 announcement, new Apple iPad Pros, are just some of the highlights in the mobile industry the past few days. Given the situation around the world, it has been a slow and uncertain trudge for that market but the world keeps on turning and products still need to start selling. And just to remind consumers it hasn't disappeared because of the novel coronavirus, LG has released a promotional video highlighting the LG V60 that you can buy, along with its Dual Screen partner, starting next week.

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OnePlus phones could finally get an Always-on Display feature

OnePlus phones could finally get an Always-on Display feature

OnePlus has always prided itself on its more direct connection with its customers compared to giant companies like Samsung and Apple. It claims to always consider what users ask for but one thing that those users felt has been repeatedly ignored is the request for an Always-on Display or AOD feature. At long last, OnePlus has officially put that feature on its roadmap but it might not be a done deal yet, depending on how its tests turn out.

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Fitbit Charge 4 adds built-in GPS but not much else

Fitbit Charge 4 adds built-in GPS but not much else

It has been months since Google bought Fitbit and fans from both sides of the have hoped that the union would bear fruit sooner rather than later. Some expected that Google would integrate more health features into Wear OS or even release its own fitness trackers. Others have hoped Fitbit would also get more smart features and maybe even have a Wear OS smartwatch. Neither of those happened and, instead, we're getting a new Fitbit Charge 4 that adds just one new feature to the mix.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro leaks prepare us for what’s coming next month

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro leaks prepare us for what’s coming next month

With the Huawei P40 series out of the bag, the next high-profile early 2020 flagship left is OnePlus'. Not unless HTC has a surprise waiting for its remaining fans. Like any other premium phone these days, the OnePlus 8 and its Pro sibling have all but been leaked entirely. That's not to say we know with absolute certainty that the phones will turn out like these but, judging from the sources and the consistency of information, this is pretty much what we can expect from the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

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Roku Home Together is joining the growing list of Internet strainers

Roku Home Together is joining the growing list of Internet strainers

Whoever said that the Internet was just a luxury definitely didn't see this global crisis coming. Sent and forced to stay at home to protect their lives, people have become almost completely dependent on the Internet to do work they were told could never be done at home. They also need the Internet to distract them from their urge to run out of their doors. Numerous companies and streaming services have already voiced their support for this period of quarantine and Roku, naturally, won't be left behind.

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Macs with ARM processors coming early next year according to Kuo

Macs with ARM processors coming early next year according to Kuo

One of the longest-running rumors about Apple's Macs and MacBooks is that they will eventually offer configurations with ARM processors rather than Intel's. If analyst Ming-chi Kuo is to be believed, that will finally happen in the last quarter of the year or early 2021 at the latest. Apple's foray into making its own Apple A CPUs for iPhones and iPads definitely lends some credibility to that outlook but, as Microsoft found out the hard way, it takes more than an ARM chip to make a successful ARM computer.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming to add new titles every week

NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming to add new titles every week

A gaming distribution system lives and dies by how many games are available for it. Moreso for game streaming services that challenge the old ways games are licensed and distributed. The latter is one of the problems that NVIDIA faced when it made its GeForce NOW game streaming open to the public, causing some publishers to suddenly yank out their products. To assure earlier adopters that everything is well, the graphics tech giant is committing to a weekly cadence for adding new games to its catalog.

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