Author Archives: JC Torres

An open source contributor and holds doubly lethal degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science. When not working, he spends his time lurking and helping out in KDE Project.

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector Review – Smart Entertainment

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector Review – Smart Entertainment

COVID-19 countermeasures last year has seen a surge in purchases of consumer electronics and home entertainment products, from laptops to gaming console to large TVs. Not everyone, however, might have the luxury of a large living room or large area to set up such a TV or, perhaps, they value flexibility and portability just as much as picture quality. Fortunately, consumers today don't have to make a choice between the two and opt for something like the new XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector that adds just a pinch of smartness to take away the drudgery of having to set up and position the projector perfectly every time you move it around.

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OnePlus Nord N1 5G might actually have a different name

OnePlus Nord N1 5G might actually have a different name

With the OnePlus 9 series, which was launched in March, now settled in the market, some people may have started fidgeting over the company's next phone or phones. After all, OnePlus spun off a new series last year, one that's designed to cater to mid-tier markets and lower. The distinction between the different OnePlus Nord phones can be a bit confusing, especially between the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus Nord 10, but it seems that the company isn't shying away from adding to that confusion with the OnePlus Nord CE.

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Galaxy A22 4G and 5G leak paints a confusing picture

Galaxy A22 4G and 5G leak paints a confusing picture

There was a time when Samsung was close to rival Nokia in terms of the number of confusing handsets but the company promised to consolidate its smartphone lines. Instead, it now has a confusing number of handsets under Galaxy A, Galaxy M, and even some remaining Galaxy J families. The confusion even continues with variants of the same model, like the Galaxy A22 4G and 5G models that seem to offer a mixed bag of features, at least based on this latest leak.

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AT&T to combine WarnerMedia with Discovery

AT&T to combine WarnerMedia with Discovery

Verizon recently sold off its rather ill-fitting media business, which included AOL and Yahoo, to a giant Las Vegas resort owner. Now one of its biggest rivals in the telecom market is doing something similar though with a slightly different spin. AT&T is now reportedly in talks to spin off its rather large media business in a deal that could see Harry Potter and Batman on the same large ship as the Discovery Channel and Food Network.

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Android 12 leak reveals major UI changes

Android 12 leak reveals major UI changes

Thursday saw the leak of the Pixel 6 and its rather controversial design which, given Google's past phones, isn't exactly a surprise. While some people may not be that impressed by the way the phone will try to catch attention, the software on it might be less divisive. Android 12 has already been leaked to usher in a new design language but the final look that's being shown off in this latest leak really puts a new different spin on those changes.

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Fake MSI website offers Afterburner app with possible malware

Fake MSI website offers Afterburner app with possible malware

When access to a popular resource suddenly disappears, people are likely to search for an alternative source, no matter where it comes from. That's true for websites but even more so for software and apps which can carry some unfortunate consequences. That might be the case with MSI's popular Afterburner tool that suddenly became unavailable without much warning and was, at least briefly, imitated by an almost convincing fraudulent website that could have caused unwitting users to download some malware instead.

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Lenovo Go accessory brand launched for hybrid work arrangements

Lenovo Go accessory brand launched for hybrid work arrangements

Last year saw many office workers find themselves working mostly from home. Even as restrictions get lifted, however, some businesses have embraced arrangements that have employees working remotely most or some of the time. This kind of hybrid workspaces and arrangements also require more flexible tools to keep up with ever-changing situations. That's why Lenovo is now launching a new brand of accessories designed exactly for that but, of course, these Lenovo Go products are pretty much just new faces in an already saturated PC accessory market.

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Nokia 2720 V Flip comes to the US through Verizon

Nokia 2720 V Flip comes to the US through Verizon

HMD Global isn't just making Android phones with Nokia's name on them, it is also making feature phones with Nokia's name on them. The company has been reviving Nokia's most iconic handsets and nothing probably gets more iconic than the clamshell form-factor that is always depicted on TV and movies back in the days. That revival arrived with the Nokia 2720 Flip back in 2019 and that same phone is finally arriving in the US as the Nokia 2720 V Flip, courtesy of Verizon.

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MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G wants to level up mid-range phones

MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G wants to level up mid-range phones

Qualcomm, as always, focuses heavily on the high-end, premium market where it's able to make the most profits from each unit sold. It does also have chips that cater to lower tiers but that is also where MediaTek's processors are better known. That even applies to the young 5G market where MediaTek's Dimensity brand is trying to establish a foothold before Qualcomm can stake a claim. Its latest attempt is the Dimensity 900 5G which flaunts Dual 5G support as one of its special features.

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TP-Link Kasa Spot and Spot Pan Tilt cameras keep an eye on your home

TP-Link Kasa Spot and Spot Pan Tilt cameras keep an eye on your home

Smart home products are called smart mostly because of how they're able to connect to the Internet to allow for features and experiences that may not have been possible without such a connection. In some sense, networking equipment manufacturers have the advantage of already being knowledgeable and well-known when it comes to exactly that field. It's no surprise, then, that the likes of TP-Link have long jumped on board the smart home train and it is expanding that line with two new 24/7 recording cameras and smart plugs that can make any old appliance a bit smarter.

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Apple Find My network exploit gets iPhones to send arbitrary data

Apple Find My network exploit gets iPhones to send arbitrary data

New Bluetooth-enabled item trackers would have flown under the radar in most announcements but since Apple made them, the new AirTags have landed at the center of attention in more ways than one. Apple's newest nondescript accessory has irked rivals like Tile who are complaining about the company's anticompetitive behavior once again but has also raised concerns among privacy advocates and security researchers alike. A new study, for example, shows just how easy it is to abuse the convenience Apple's Find My network offers to do unauthorized by thankfully still harmless things.

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Fall Guys Season 4.5’s long list of new features includes cross-play

Fall Guys Season 4.5’s long list of new features includes cross-play

You don't have to be developed by a large, famous game company to make it big in the industry. You just need unique and addictive elements to get people, sometimes even politicians, hooked. Indie titles like Among Us and Fall Guys definitely aren't your cookie-cutter triple-A games but they still rake in hundreds if not thousands of faithful players. For Fall Guys, those players have been segmented into their respective platforms but starting with Season 4.5 "Dave", they'll finally be able to play with and against each other.

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