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Why it’s time for an iPhone SE2

Why it’s time for an iPhone SE2

Back in 2016, Apple shocked everyone with the $399 iPhone SE. Suddenly, we had an iPhone more people could bear to afford and was still worthy of the Apple logo. At that point, phones were getting even bigger, with the iPhone 6 Plus pushing the boundaries back then. It was also pushing the boundaries of how much people were willing to fork out for a phone.

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How much does a movie need to be profitable?

How much does a movie need to be profitable?

A movie’s performance gets plenty of buzz these days. Not just how well it does with critics, but how well it is doing in the box office – how much people are paying for it. Avengers: Endgame drew plenty of hype as it steadily rose to become the highest grossing film of all time. Conversely, many gasped in horror as the Cats movie became one of the most unprofitable movies ever made.

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A look back at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One era

A look back at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One era

With next-generation consoles due to launch as early as May 2020, we are finally nearing the end of the road for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. These consoles have been docked by our TVs since 2013, with exciting releases that have shaped gaming as we know it.

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Foldable laptops: What would you do with two times more screen?

Foldable laptops: What would you do with two times more screen?

Laptops have a new look for the new decade. CES 2020 introduced us to a handful of new foldable laptops. And yes, while laptops already fold, many of these concepts feature bending screens or dual-screen devices held together with a hinge. We really should’ve seen this coming, given the rise of folding phones in 2019.

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2020: The year ahead for Samsung Galaxy smartphones

2020: The year ahead for Samsung Galaxy smartphones

If you’re a Samsung fan, annual releases follow a predictable trend. The year begins with the launch of the Galaxy S and ends with the Note. We could be seeing a change to the routine this year. Samsung's surprise Galaxy Lite announcements during CES 2020 signaled a change in the release of Samsung phones this year, bringing even more competitively priced devices into the mix. New innovations like the Galaxy Fold also means there is another flagship phone to look forward to every year now. This is how Samsung's year in smartphones is shaping up.

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Small tweaks we wish these smartphone brands would make

Small tweaks we wish these smartphone brands would make

Do you ever look at someone else’s phone and wish you had just that one feature that would make your phone perfect? We all want the flawless device, but many manufacturers insist on certain designs and features that put it shy of perfection. A phone may have the best camera in the business but have an atrocious camera arrangement; another phone could have max-ed out specs but miss out on sturdy materials to protect it.

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Tech trends in the next decade

Tech trends in the next decade

Brace yourselves. We have entered a new decade and with it comes all sorts of cool tech upgrades that are sure to change our lives – and get us spending, no doubt. Tech will be building on the electric vehicles, mobile internet, smartphones, tablets and other foundations laid in the 2010s. From consumer tech to new industrial forces, this is what the 2020s will bring to us.

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How Cats became a box office Catastrophe

How Cats became a box office Catastrophe

What a way to close the decade. All the hopes of delivering the endearing musical classic, Cats, to the big screen is all but lost. Produced by Universal, Cats is receiving some of the worst box office performances you will ever witness.

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Air Taxis: How will they work

Air Taxis: How will they work

Beating the jam by hailing a flying taxi could soon become a thing. Major players like Boeing and Uber are pouring in big money into air taxis as a new way to bring people around cities. Most of these taxis today look like small planes or helicopters that ferry people to airports, beaches and other destinations efficiently, greatly reducing the amount of time spent in commute.

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Reasons why Star Wars IX upset viewers (SPOILERS)

Reasons why Star Wars IX upset viewers (SPOILERS)

Ever since The Force Awakens, Star Wars’ sequel trilogy had been divisive. From breaking away from LucasArts’ Star Wars lore, to playing it safe with well-trodden plot points, fans found plenty of reasons to nit-pick at Disney’s take on the beloved canon. With Disney’s latest effort, The Rise of Skywalker, the House of Mouse may have gone even further to incite fans and viewers. Loopholes, conveniences and ludicrous marketing – let’s talk spoilers.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2: Why it’s time to reconsider EA’s hot mess

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Why it’s time to reconsider EA’s hot mess

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is not the same game that released in 2017 to thunderous outrage. EA’s road to redemption has seen game-changing updates this month, including the Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition and The Rise of Skywalker update. Most importantly, they all come free.

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Why you should consider a Chromebook

Why you should consider a Chromebook

2019 has been an exciting year for Chromebooks. Google’s line of Chrome OS laptops has seen plenty of releases this year, adding to the range of budget-friendly models and even introducing a new flagship, spec-ed out Chromebook in the Pixelbook Go. It may be enough to get Apple and Windows users on the other side interested, but will it work for you?

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