Meizu PRO 7 invite has a hidden surprise

Meizu PRO 7 invite has a hidden surprise

If there were any doubt that the Meizu PRO 7 would have a rather unconventional second screen on its back, the company's press invite puts those to rest. Or at least that seems to be the case based on these leaked photos of what is allegedly the boxed invitation for the smartphone's unveiling in two weeks. Because in addition to the details of the event, the box also contained a replica of the Meizu PRO 7, including its second screen.

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Remove HTC Keyboard ads: here’s how [UPDATE]

Remove HTC Keyboard ads: here’s how [UPDATE]

Yes, you read that right. As if it weren't bad enough to be faced with ads no matter what corner of the Interwebs you go, HTC has decided that you should also see them in almost all screens of your smartphone. HTC has just pushed out an update to the Touchpal keyboard that it uses by default on some of its smartphones, like last year's HTC 10, that puts very visible and obnoxious ads at the very top of the keyboard, which means you get to see them all the time.

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Squeeze for Alexa, coming to the HTC U11 very soon [UPDATE: It’s out!]

Squeeze for Alexa, coming to the HTC U11 very soon [UPDATE: It’s out!]

In the future, we might no longer need to even touch our phones to control them. We can just do it by voice. That is, if Samsung's vision for Bixby ever truly takes off. In the meantime, however, we'll have to content ourselves with less powerful but more useful personal assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa. And we'll still need to have a physical way to trigger those, like, say, squeezing your phone, which is exactly what HTC wants you to do with its U11 phone, possibly starting this week.

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“Night of the Living Dead” director George A. Romero dies at 77

“Night of the Living Dead” director George A. Romero dies at 77

Legendary horror director George A. Romero has died, his family has confirmed, at the age of 77. Romero was best known for effectively birthing the zombie movie genre, with Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea, the movie was made with a mere $114,000 budget, but went on to gross $12 million in the US and $18 million internationally.

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Meet Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor (and yes, finally, it’s a woman)

Meet Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor (and yes, finally, it’s a woman)

Iconic science fiction series Doctor Who has named its latest star character, and as has long been rumored there's now a female Time Lord at the helm of the TARDIS. The BBC has confirmed that actor Jodie Whittaker will be the thirteenth Doctor, replacing Peter Capaldi, who will leave the show after the Christmas special. It's the first time in the character's many regenerations that a female actress has taken the role.

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Powers United VR game brings the world of Marvel to Oculus Rift

Powers United VR game brings the world of Marvel to Oculus Rift

Along with the plethora of other announcements taking place at Disney's D23 Expo this weekend, there was some exciting Marvel news to be revealed. It turns out that Star Wars isn't the only property that Disney is betting on for VR & AR experiences, as the game Powers United VR will let players take on the role of their favorite Marvel superhero.

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Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode trailer leaks ahead of SDCC debut

Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode trailer leaks ahead of SDCC debut

Anyone who's played a Call of Duty title in the last few years knows that certain titles in series include a very popular zombies mode, where players must work to survive against unending waves of the undead. This year's Call of Duty: WWII has players returning to a World War II setting for the first time in many years, and many are eager to see what changes that brings to the zombies mode. But while that part of the game was due to be revealed at San Diego Comic Con this comic week, a trailer has already been leaked.

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‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

Demand for Tesla's new Model 3 sedan is already at an all-time high, meaning their Gigafactory, the huge Nevada facility where Tesla mass produces batteries for their electric vehicles and Powerpack storage systems, is going to be very busy for the foreseeable future. But while the first Gigafactory isn't even completed yet, CEO Elon Musk says they already have plans to build "2 or 3" additional facilities in the US.

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Fully immersive “Star Wars” hotel coming to Disney World

Fully immersive “Star Wars” hotel coming to Disney World

As part of the Star Wars announcements at this year's D23 expo, Disney revealed that it has plans to open a resort hotel that will completely immerse guests in the world of Star Wars. An exact opening date wasn't revealed, but the hotel will be a part of the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land being created at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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Amazon developing its own messaging app called Anytime

Amazon developing its own messaging app called Anytime

Rejoice smartphone users! If you've been looking for a new messaging app and options like Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Whatsapp, Google Allo, Hangouts, Slack, Signal, Telegram, Skype, Viber, and whatever else is already installed on your phone still aren't enough, Amazon might just be working on something to meet your needs. That's right, we could soon be getting yet another messaging app, this time from the internet marketplace giant.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Disney's big D23 expo is being held in California this weekend, and game developer Square Enix was there to drop a big two-part bombshell announcement: The very, very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. The other half of the news, which is possibly even more exciting, is that the world of Pixar's Toy Story will be coming to the massively popular RPG.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges puts an AR lightsaber in your hands

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges puts an AR lightsaber in your hands

Disney has teased what Star Wars fans have long been demanding: an augmented reality game that allows you to wield your own lightsaber. Previewed at D23, Disney's annual expo, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges combines an AR headset with a smartphone app and a number of games. While details are in short supply right now, there are already several hints at just what the system could do.

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