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MIT engineers produce a completely flat fisheye lens

MIT engineers produce a completely flat fisheye lens

Fisheye lenses have been around for a long time and are used to capture panoramic views in a single shot. These ultra-wide-angle lenses are made from multiple pieces of curved glass that can distort light to produce the wide images. The challenge with traditional fisheye lenses is that the spherical design and multiple pieces of glass makes them bulky and expensive to produce.

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OnePlus 5 and 5T updates blocked by a serious, unfixed bug

OnePlus 5 and 5T updates blocked by a serious, unfixed bug

OnePlus has always prided itself on never settling for the status quo, be it in the pricing of its devices or its commitment to regular and timely software updates. It hasn't exactly been perfect in those promises but it can't be faulted for not trying. There has been some discontent, however, among owners of the 2017 OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T over the lack of updates since May and now the company is coming clean on its silence and, unfortunately, it's not all good news.

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Logitech MX Anywhere 3 mouse puts MagSpeed scroll wheel in a smaller package

Logitech MX Anywhere 3 mouse puts MagSpeed scroll wheel in a smaller package

Logitech today announced the MX Anywhere 3, a wireless, compact mouse that’s meant to be taken on the go and used across multiple machines. Despite being significantly smaller, the MX Anywhere 3 borrows some features from the MX Master 3, including the mouse’s MagSpeed scroll wheel that’s built out of machined steel. In a few ways, the MX Anywhere 3 seems to be a smaller counterpart to the MX Master 3.

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Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

The dual-screen foldable Surface Duo may hold promise but its current execution has left many giving it an uneasy thumbs down. While there has been a lot of criticism over the state of its software, most reviewers have actually been rather impressed by the quality of the phone's design. But will that design stand up to the test of time and back pockets, an important question to be asked of a $1,400 phone? Fortunately, we have JerryRigEverything to test that for us without finding out the hard way ourselves.

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OnePlus 8T teased by RDJ as coming soon, launch date leaked

OnePlus 8T teased by RDJ as coming soon, launch date leaked

The smartphone market is in a bit of a frenzy this year, both in good and bad ways. New kinds of devices, from foldables to swiveling screens, have popped up while the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown schedules and business plans into disarray. Even OnePlus seems to have gone over its strategy and decided to release a new line of mid-range phones while still sticking to its premium guns. The latter will be represented by the upcoming OnePlus 8T which the company has confirmed is coming really soon.

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Galaxy S20 FE prices and hands-on video leak ahead of launch

Galaxy S20 FE prices and hands-on video leak ahead of launch

The Galaxy S20, particularly the Ultra variant, was panned for being excessive and while the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, in particular, stepped back a bit, it was still regarded to be too much. Sales of Samsung's flagships might be seeing a downward trend this year but the company's revenues might still be salvaged by what could actually be its best smartphone of 2020, the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition or FE. Presuming, of course, these latest details are on the mark.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

The price that consumers have to pay for novel and futuristic devices like foldable phones goes beyond the literal price tag. The longevity of these devices, given their youth, also needs to be factored into the decision-making process. It was really no surprise that the Galaxy Fold would fail almost spectacularly in its durability and repairability but Samsung has now had more than a year to get things right or at least better this time. Fortunately for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, that does seem to be the case but iFixit still has some reservations about it.

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PlayStation 5 NCC photos emphasize its massive size

PlayStation 5 NCC photos emphasize its massive size

Sony's upcoming console hasn't been without its fair share of controversy even as fans start counting down the weeks before the PlayStation 5 launches. The design of the console itself was already a point of heated discussion, with some loving it and others mocking it. One thing that may not have been given much attention, however, is the size of the console even after Sony gave the figures. Thankfully, Taiwan's NCC has published photos of an actual PS5 that really puts that size into perspective.

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WeChat US ban has been blocked for now

WeChat US ban has been blocked for now

There might be a small reprieve for embattled Chinese social media companies that would have been removed from the US market this month. Although there's still some confusion over the exact fate that awaits TikTok and its deal with Oracle and Walmart, there is less ambiguity with what will happen with WeChat. A US judge ruled that the US Commerce Department cannot order Google or Apple to remove the instant messaging app from their app stores but this victory for owner Tencent is by no means final.

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FDA warns more thyroid drugs recalled because they’re not potent enough

FDA warns more thyroid drugs recalled because they’re not potent enough

On Thursday, September 17, the Food and Drug Administration brought attention to another voluntary recall of thyroid medication -- and as with the previous recall, the drugs may be too weak to properly treat those who take them. This follows a similar recall of thyroid medications issued in recent weeks, though that one was issued for the opposite reason: the drugs were too potent, putting patients at risk of becoming hyperthyroid and developing the risks associated with that.

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Solar flare activity could have contributed to the Titanic sinking

Solar flare activity could have contributed to the Titanic sinking

A new paper has been published concerning the iconic and tragic wreck of the Titanic. The research paper speculates that the solar flare activity could have contributed to the massive ship's sinking. The Titanic sunk on April 14, 1912, and the new study has found that the northern hemisphere was being hit by a moderate to severe magnetic storm on the very night the ship sank.

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This incredibly rare 1995 BMW 850CSi could be yours

This incredibly rare 1995 BMW 850CSi could be yours

Back in the mid-90s one of the ultimate BMW cars was the 850CSi. This was a very good looking car for the era and notably had a big V12 engine under its hood. The car in the images here is an extremely rare example boasting only 39,900 miles on the odometer.

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