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Meizu PRO 7 second screen might actually be a mirror only

Meizu PRO 7 second screen might actually be a mirror only

Well, now it makes more sense now. Not completely but it’s just a wee bit less ridiculous than before. When rumors started to swirl around the Meizu PRO 7’s second screen, it was rather confusing. That screen wasn’t some grayscale, power saving screen on the back but a full color one. Based on a new set of photos leaking on the Internet, it might not even be a second screen as we know it so far. Instead, it will simply be a mirror screen.

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Chuwi Hi-Dock Review

Chuwi Hi-Dock Review

There is no shortage of smartphone and tablet accessories of all kinds. We power banks and chargers of different wattage and technologies. We have stands and holders of all shapes and sizes. There are, however, only a few that combine these two traits: docks. And those that do are, more often than not, specifically designed for a specific model or OEM to the exclusion of others. Chuwi wants to do away with multiple wall chargers and multiple stands for those with multiple devices and it does so in a rather unique way. Chuwi calls it the Hi-Dock and it’s almost exactly what the doctor ordered. Almost.

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This could make creating convincing fake news videos too easy

This could make creating convincing fake news videos too easy

Fake news is a big and thorny subjects these days and there is no indication that it’s going away any time soon. In fact, it might get worse before it gets better. Countless people are already easily duped by legit-looking text and professionally photoshopped images. But what if they can be deceived by video as well? While the machine learning algorithms developed by University of Washington researchers have more lofty goals in mind, this “lip-syncing tech” could also be used to prank and mislead people in the future.

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Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E is a more conventional Android Wear watch

Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E is a more conventional Android Wear watch

Chinese startup Mobvoi probably wouldn’t have even made a blip if not for the fact that it had Google, and later Volkswagen, behind it. Despite that Google connection, Mobvoi tried to carve its own path with its own Ticwear OS, at least for the Chinese models. While not exactly a failure, its users have started to ask for more and Mobvoi eventually obliged. So now with the new Ticwatch S and Ticwatch E, the smartwatches won’t be straying and will run Android Wear from the get go.

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Detached back cover on your Apple Watch 1? Get it fixed for free

Detached back cover on your Apple Watch 1? Get it fixed for free

If you own one of the first generations of Apple Watch and find your wearable’s back suddenly naked, fret not. Even though the smartwatch is more than 2 years old and Apple already has a 2nd gen line, you can still get it repaired free of charge. That’s because Apple has just extended the warranty of its very first wearable due to that exact same issue and the warranty period now covers three years from the date of purchase.

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Nintendo Switch’s first streaming app inbound, others coming soon

Nintendo Switch’s first streaming app inbound, others coming soon

The Nintendo Switch would make a great portable multimedia device if not for the fact that it isn’t exactly a multimedia device. Or rather, it currently lacks one of the most popular entertainment pastimes of the modern age: video streaming. Nintendo did promise that video streaming apps would come in time. And apparently that time is this week with the first streaming app that you can’t have. Not unless you’re in Japan.

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Take your PC games with you anywhere with LiquidSky for Android

Take your PC games with you anywhere with LiquidSky for Android

Almost everything is in the cloud these days. We store our files on the cloud and we stream our videos and music from the cloud. We can even play games from the cloud too. Well, sort of. Game streaming has been around for quite some time, but it never really fully took off. LiquidSky wants to change all that by making cloud-based PC game streaming more accessible everywhere, especially with its shiny new Android app available now in public beta.

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iPhone 8’s software isn’t ready yet either, dread ensues at Apple

iPhone 8’s software isn’t ready yet either, dread ensues at Apple

Although Touch ID is the favorite whipping boy for whatever delays or flaws the iPhone 8 might, it is apparently far from being the only source of worry for Cupertino. This time, however, it isn’t the new hardware that’s the problem but the software using those hardware. If theses issues aren’t resolved in time, Apple might be forced to either delay the iPhone 8 launch or ship it on time with certain features disabled. Neither are ideal scenarios for this 10th anniversary smartphone.

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Dell Latitude 12 7285 comes bearing wireless charging support

Dell Latitude 12 7285 comes bearing wireless charging support

Although wireless charging has been around for years, it isn’t still a staple of modern life, particularly with smartphones. That might suddenly change if Apple jumps into the fray as rumored. Perhaps trying to get a lead on others, Dell is bringing wireless charging capability to a device you might expect the least: a 2-in-1 laptop. Dell has just launched the Latitude 7000 12 7285, touted as the worlds first 2-in-1 to support wireless charging, though in a rather odd way.

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You can easily install Ubuntu Linux inside Windows 10 soon

You can easily install Ubuntu Linux inside Windows 10 soon

If you’re the sort of technophile that follows Microsoft’s every movement on the Windows front, then you’re probably well aware of how many times Redmond froze hell over with its professed love for Linux and open source. Now it has done so again by making it almost too easy to install Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions around, right from within the Windows Store, as if you were just installing an app.

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Nintendo Switch actually has a hidden NES emulator

Nintendo Switch actually has a hidden NES emulator

Console makers have a love/hate relationship with emulators. On the one hand, emulators walk the thin line between innocent emulation of legally owned games and piracy. On the other hand, console makers themselves are now known to make use of that very same technology for their own benefit, from the Xbox One’s backward compatibility to the tiny NES Classic. Now it seems Nintendo is yet again banking on emulation, this time for the Nintendo Switch as homebrew modders discover traces of one inside Nintendo’s latest console.

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Windows Phone 8.1 will no longer get any updates starting today

Windows Phone 8.1 will no longer get any updates starting today

As of today, Windows Phone 8.1 is deader than dead. You’ll probably be more surprised to learn that it wasn’t already, but they do say that fact is stranger than fiction. Officially speaking, however, Windows Phone 8.1 only ends its mainstream support 11th July this year. This means that, unless Microsoft relents and shows a bit of mercy, devices running on this version of Microsoft’s operating system will no longer receive updates, even critical security ones.

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