TouchStadia on Android lets you play using touch screen controls

TouchStadia on Android lets you play using touch screen controls

It was only recently that Google finally opened the Stadia doors to smartphones outside its Pixel family but it had one important catch. It required the use of a wired controller which somewhat negated the portability benefits of the game streaming service. Fortunately, there are a few enterprising developers who refuse to take things sitting down. One such developer has brought his Chrome tool to enable Stadia gamers on Android to actually use the input method that's always available to them: touch.

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Samsung 16GB LPDDR5 RAM enters mass production to prepare phones for 5G

Samsung 16GB LPDDR5 RAM enters mass production to prepare phones for 5G

Smartphone makers are echoing the mobile industry's 5G battle cry but it takes more than just a 5G modem to truly experience the benefits of the new network technology. A phone needs a processor powerful enough to keep up with the flood of data and new experiences 5G enables. It also needs enough high-speed memory for apps and processes to move in. The latter is what Samsung is addressing with its new 16GB RAM package, the very same it used on its highest-end Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.

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Motorola Razr 2020 could add 5G and not much else

Motorola Razr 2020 could add 5G and not much else

It was supposed to one-up the likes of Samsung and Huawei in the nascent foldable smartphone market but the new Motorola Razr, a.k.a. the Motorola Razr 2019, ended up being more of a disappointment. The $1,500 phone felt overpriced for its specs and build quality, the latter of which the company continues to refute. Just like the first batch of Galaxy Folds, however, these are growing pains that Motorola could use to improve its next iteration. But based on non-final statements from Motorola designers, it may not be the case yet again.

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Essential Phone Android 11 dev preview is the company’s last gift

Essential Phone Android 11 dev preview is the company’s last gift

The Essential PH-1 was truly a one-hit-wonder, especially now that the company has announced it would be shutting down. No longer will fans receive the super early updates that were the pride of Android users and the shame of OEMs. It seems, however, that Essential will be giving them a parting gift in the form of an Android 11 preview. While not coming directly from Essential, the move proves one last time how a well-designed Android phone should ideally behave.

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Oscar-winning Parasite movie is a Hulu streaming exclusive

Oscar-winning Parasite movie is a Hulu streaming exclusive

South Korean Oscar-winning movie Parasite will soon be available to exclusively stream through Hulu, the company has announced. This exclusivity refers to the United States, of course; Hulu isn't available in international markets at this time, though Disney has indicated that this may change in the relatively near future. The movie will be available to stream starting on April 8.

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Xperia 10 II brings triple cameras, OLED, IP rating to the wide mid-range phone

Xperia 10 II brings triple cameras, OLED, IP rating to the wide mid-range phone

When Sony announced its first super wide (and super tall) Xperia 1 last year, it also announced the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. It's only fitting, then, that Sony would do likewise with the "II generation" of its wide smartphones, less the larger "Plus" model. The Xperia 10 II, however, does more than simply upgrade some specs. It also brings some firsts to the new line, including the first Sony mid-range phone with an OLED panel.

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Google Nest Cam outage continues: Here’s what we know

Google Nest Cam outage continues: Here’s what we know

If you own a Google Nest Cam home security camera, you've likely been unable to access live video from the camera for hours. This is due to an ongoing outage that has impacted the device's live video feature, as well as its video history. The outage was confirmed earlier today and has persisted in the hours since. Fortunately, the problem won't be around much longer.

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Artificial intelligence finds compound that can destroy superbugs

Artificial intelligence finds compound that can destroy superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' are a growing concern, spurring efforts to develop new types of treatments that can eradicate these bacteria. Here to help is a machine-learning algorithm developed by researchers with MIT; it identified a new compound that can destroy several varieties of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, among them being certain bacteria that are now resistant to all available antibiotics.

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Overwatch League cancels more matches over coronavirus outbreak

Overwatch League cancels more matches over coronavirus outbreak

In recent days, Overwatch League announced that it had rescheduled certain matches that had originally been set to take place in China, but that had to be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The makeup matches were rescheduled to take place in South Korea, but now the league has been forced to cancel those matches, too, as the virus spreads into the nation.

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EU recommends Signal messaging app to staff for privacy

EU recommends Signal messaging app to staff for privacy

This week, leadership at the European Commission (executive branch of the European Union) sent a staff-wide message pushing the secure messaging app Signal. This end-to-end encrypted messaging app was recommended on an EU internal discussion board for all staff. The message included, in part: "Signal has been selected as the recommended application for public instant messaging." Why would the EU do this?

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Netflix adds Top 10 feature with most popular TV shows and movies

Netflix adds Top 10 feature with most popular TV shows and movies

A large number of people have abandoned traditional pay-TV in favor of streaming, something that is better in most ways, but that makes it harder to figure out what is most popular at the moment. Here is help is a new feature from Netflix, which is making it easy for users to see which TV shows and movies are currently popular among other users. The feature involves a small notice added to the content's imagery.

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WHO: Coronavirus isn’t a pandemic yet, but the potential exists

WHO: Coronavirus isn’t a pandemic yet, but the potential exists

In its latest briefing on the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that at this time, COVID-19 cases do not indicate that the virus has reached pandemic status. However, the agency acknowledges that there is the potential for the disease to become a pandemic, something that would be based on a variety of criteria, including things like severity and its overall societal impact.

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