Author Archives: Ewdison Then

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.

HTC promises to launch some 5G phone sometime this year

HTC promises to launch some 5G phone sometime this year

Nokia (at least the original company) and BlackBerry have bowed out of the mobile rat race but some pioneers like Motorola, Sony, and HTC refuse to call it quits. The latter, however, is in a bit of a bind because of the limited businesses it has outside of smartphones, VR, and a bit of networking hardware. Throughout its rocky recent history, the company has promised to keep on launching phones and its current CEO reiterates that promise but conveniently leaves out the details on how exactly they plan on succeeding when everything else has failed.

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OnePlus 8 leaked photos reveal a familiar OnePlus 7T Pro back

OnePlus 8 leaked photos reveal a familiar OnePlus 7T Pro back

With prices for high-end smartphones rising higher and higher, the appeal of OnePlus phones is similarly becoming stronger. They may no longer be the budget-friendly flagship killers they were when the company started but it still manages to generate interest and a loyal following because of the phone's mix of price and features. OnePlus has recently shown what it is capable of, at least in theory, but do not expect those experimental features to make their way to this year's OnePlus 8. In fact, you might even mistake it for the OnePlus 7T Pro if you don't look closely.

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Slickwraps massive data breach could have been avoided

Slickwraps massive data breach could have been avoided

Hacked websites, databases, and companies are nothing new these days but some make headlines either because of their massive reach, egregious negligence, or publicized drama. The incident surrounding almost all of skin-maker Slickwraps's customer data has all those elements, at least depending on which side you give credence to. The company has owned up to being hacked but only for a relatively low number of customer details and only in the past three days while the security researcher who disclosed the matter claims otherwise. Unfortunately, both sides may be a bit to blame for exacerbating the already unfortunate incident.

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Galaxy S20 5G teardown is thankfully boring but has one big problem

Galaxy S20 5G teardown is thankfully boring but has one big problem

After the Motorola Razr and then the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hit the market, they were naturally subjected to the rough treatment that only durability tests and teardowns could give. Considering their novelty, it was also no surprise that both foldable phones weren't exactly that easy to properly pry open. In contrast, the Galaxy S20 seems to be a walk in the park which bodes well for repairs. Except it actually isn't for the one component that may matter the most.

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GPD Win Max is a curious cross between mini laptop and handheld console

GPD Win Max is a curious cross between mini laptop and handheld console

Despite the recorded downward slope in PC sales, the PC market has been quite an exciting one in terms of new technologies and form factors. It isn't just about foldables or dual screen computers either, as a couple of Chinese manufacturers have created and cornered a new market for smaller form computers. Somewhat ironically or perhaps inevitably, these mini laptops are becoming larger and larger and the upcoming GPD Win Max could be the logical and a bit comical next stage in that evolution.

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 2020 gets a RAM upgrade

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 2020 gets a RAM upgrade

Smartwatches started out with only 512MB of RAM at most which, considering the software available back then, was enough to support the limited functions of the first wave of wearables. These days, however, that may no longer be enough and the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro, whose 4G model launch barely a year ago, has fallen way behind. Fortunately for fans of the smartwatch line, that's changing today and a new TicWatch Pro 2020 model is finally available with twice the RAM inside.

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New Windows 10 Fluent Design icons ditch flat monochrome looks for good

New Windows 10 Fluent Design icons ditch flat monochrome looks for good

Although it hasn't always gone smoothly, Windows is undergoing a period of change. It isn't just the way that Windows 10 is being developed and delivered, broken as that may be, Microsoft is also in the process of changing the operating system's literal image. It developed its new Fluent Design language which has started to appear in bits and pieces of Windows 10 UI. Now the company has started swapping out old its old Windows 8 era icons for something with more color and a little more depth.

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YouTube Music rolls out upload feature, Play Music migration coming

YouTube Music rolls out upload feature, Play Music migration coming

The end for Google Play Music seems to finally be at hand. It has, so far, co-existed with YouTube Music but only because the latter still lacks the features that have kept Play Music subscribers from abandoning it. Now, however, Google has finally flipped the switch for at least one of two long-awaited features, allowing YouTube Music subscribers to store their own files on the service.

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Makani and its energy kites are parting ways with Alphabet

Makani and its energy kites are parting ways with Alphabet

Google, and now parent company Alphabet, is often known for a place where dreams are made. The flip side of that coin is that it is also sometimes a place where those dreams are buried. Notorious for axing even expensive projects, Google and Alphabet regularly shut down things that no longer seem viable, especially from a commercial perspective. The latest to be given that treatment is wind power company Makani but, fortunately, the story doesn't end on a completely sad note.

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Galaxy S20 120Hz display details you should know about

Galaxy S20 120Hz display details you should know about

The 120Hz displays on the Galaxy S20 series are definitely game-changers as far as the traditionally slower AMOLED screen tech goes. But as with the first 120Hz screens that landed on the first Razer Phone, there is some confusion as to what the feature can and cannot do or even when. Samsung may have opted to err on the side of caution much to some new Galaxy S20 owner's dismay but it seems that at least one of those will be "fixed" in some future firmware update.

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12-inch iPad Pro with 3D ToF sensor still coming next month

12-inch iPad Pro with 3D ToF sensor still coming next month

Apple has just publicly admitted that the novel coronavirus outbreak will indeed have adverse effects on its upcoming products, warning investors of supply shortages and missing earlier guidance targets. It's not all doom and gloom though, despite the somewhat muted atmosphere, and Apple is still expected to push through with product launches despite potential supply problems. Apparently, that includes even a new iPad Pro that may launch next month, perhaps alongside the cheaper iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2.

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Cheaper iPhone production hit with delays after all

Cheaper iPhone production hit with delays after all

The effects of the novel coronavirus have already started to be seen and felt in the tech industry. Big events like MWC 2020 have been canceled while press announcements are being moved to live streaming platforms. Companies, including Apple, have lowered their forecasts due to supply, production, and logistics problems in China. For a while, reports gave hope that at least the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2, whichever it will be called, would be spared from this but now Apple's supply woes are expected to extend to April, potentially affecting the launch of this more affordable iPhone model.

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