Huawei could use Russian Aurora OS based on Jolla’s Sailfish

Huawei could use Russian Aurora OS based on Jolla’s Sailfish

The clock is ticking for Huawei and in less than two months, it will officially be blocked from installing Google's software on future devices. Not unless Google and Huawei are able to convince the US government otherwise, of course. With the stakes that high, Huawei was repeatedly been reported to be preparing a Plan B operating system for its future phones. While the Ark OK that has been mentioned in the past may still be based on Android, a new report suggests that Huawei is also looking into using a Russian-made version of Jolla's Sailfish OS.

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Renewable energy capacity in the US tips past coal for the first time

Renewable energy capacity in the US tips past coal for the first time

In April, the United States' renewable energy capacity tipped past coal for the first time, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is a milestone for the nation, representing the rapid growth of clean energy as a sustainable alternative to coal. Coal consumption in the US was at its peak in 2008; it now sits around its lowest point in four decades despite the current administration's attempt to prop up the industry.

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Huawei users say phone lock screens have started showing ads

Huawei users say phone lock screens have started showing ads

Some Huawei smartphone owners have reported the appearance of advertisement on their handset's lock screen. The unexpected ads, which seem to appear only on preinstalled wallpapers of landscape imagery, have been spotted on a number of models, including the P20 Pro and P30 Pro. All of the advertisements are for the same travel booking website.

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Epic explains how to get around Fortnite Mobile login issue

Epic explains how to get around Fortnite Mobile login issue

The mobile version of wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite is currently experiencing a login issue, the company revealed on Thursday. The problem is only impacting players who are attempting to sign into the game using a Facebook or Google account, meaning there is a way to get around the present issue. Epic explained a workaround on its Fortnite Mobile subreddit.

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Tesla cars are getting “Fallout Shelter”, Netflix and YouTube

Tesla cars are getting “Fallout Shelter”, Netflix and YouTube

Sitting in your Tesla and not actually moving might seem like an odd way to pass the time, but the addition of Fallout Shelter along with a host of other time-wasting dashboard distractions could end up more fun than even Ludicrous Mode. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an E3 2019 appearance this week to talk about new games and apps coming to the touchscreens of the EV-maker's cars.

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Salmonella resistant to ‘last resort’ antibiotics found in the US

Salmonella resistant to ‘last resort’ antibiotics found in the US

Researchers have announced that for the first time, evidence of salmonella resistant to 'last resort' antibiotics has been discovered in the United States. The evidence comes in the form of a gene called mcr-3.1 that causes the antibiotic resistance. Though the gene has already been identified in Asia, researchers say this is the first time it has been identified in a sample taken from a patient in the US.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield are ditching Mega Evolution and Z-Moves

Pokemon Sword and Shield are ditching Mega Evolution and Z-Moves

In recent years - ever since the series jumped to the Nintendo 3DS - the Pokemon franchise has been introducing some wide-reaching battle mechanics. First we had Mega Evolution, which allowed certain Pokemon to evolve into even more powerful monsters for the duration of a battle. Then, Pokemon Sun and Moon introduced Z-Moves, powerful attacks that any Pokemon could potentially use, but only once per battle.

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Google retires Play Movies and TV app for Daydream VR

Google retires Play Movies and TV app for Daydream VR

Google has quietly retired the Google Play Movies and TV app for its Daydream VR platform, fueling speculation that the company plans to shift away from virtual reality in favor of augmented reality. The company confirmed the app's removal in a statement on Thursday, saying that other Google apps already available on Daydream will remain. Device owners can still watch their purchased content.

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Here’s how Atari VCS will run PC games

Here’s how Atari VCS will run PC games

As far as the Atari VCS is concerned, the biggest news to come out of E3 2019 was the launch of pre-orders for the machine. The console is still quite some time off - it isn't anticipated to begin shipping until sometime in March 2020 - but today, perhaps to tempt out some pre-orders from those who may be on the fence, Atari dished some more details on the console.

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Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

What with apps, smart speakers, and smart displays, it feels sometimes like the connected home forgot about how useful a simple button can be. Lutron's Aurora always-ready smart bulb dimmer is a $40 fix for a thoroughly first-world problem, but don't let that put you off. If you're a Philips Hue user, Aurora may very well be the answer to your prayers.

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Ebola outbreak deaths confirmed as emergency WHO meeting called

Ebola outbreak deaths confirmed as emergency WHO meeting called

On June 11, the World Health Organization announced that officials have confirmed the presence of Ebola virus disease in Uganda, marking the first known instance of the virus spreading from the ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On Friday, officials will gather in a meeting to decide whether the Ebola epidemic should be declared an emergency situation that may potentially impact international populations.

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HORI’s Nintendo Switch Grip Controller is coming to the US

HORI’s Nintendo Switch Grip Controller is coming to the US

In general, the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers are pretty solid devices, especially since they don't add a lot of extra bulk when you attach them to the sides of the console. When you're playing an action-heavy game in handheld mode, though - say Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - they can leave a lot to be desired. That's where HORI, purveyor of licensed Switch accessories, and its new Grip Controller come in.

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