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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Where should your money go

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Where should your money go

Galaxy unpacked 2020 is just around the corner and the main attractions at Samsung’s yearly event are going to be the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Even the invitation page and the teaser trailer for the event have the liquid splash in copper color which apparently is one of the hues of Note series device and most likely one of the colors of Galaxy Z Fold 2.

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Google Pixel 4a slated for August 3 launch: What to expect

Google Pixel 4a slated for August 3 launch: What to expect

It is not easy to keep an upcoming smartphone a secret these days. Especially, if it is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. This is what has happened with the Google Pixel 4a – which has been thoroughly leaked – even though Google chose to stay tight-lipped about the device. The smartphone has been long delayed from its first speculated May launch at the Google I/O 2020 along with Pixel 4a XL and Android 11 Beta.

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LG’s self-cleaning earbuds now available in the US: Should you buy it?

LG’s self-cleaning earbuds now available in the US: Should you buy it?

COVID-19 pandemic has made the masses more aware of the importance of sanitization that has also seeped into the products we use. Virtually anything that can be advertised as having better protection from germs is a hit these days. Right from UV smartphone sanitizers and wireless charging stations which double as UV sanitizers to the self-sanitizing door handle and air humidifier - if the pitch is right, a product will sell like hotcakes.

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Why Twitter is looking at subscriptions as new revenue model?

Why Twitter is looking at subscriptions as new revenue model?

Twitter is one of the most popular social media networks and by far the biggest microblogging service out there. The tech company’s current sources of revenue include advertising – which grosses up to 84-percent (per last quarter reports) - the rest of the income coming from data licensing. With the advertising business taking a major hit in the ongoing pandemic, Twitter is mulling new ways of amassing revenue from its user base, including by the means of a subscription model.

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Subscriptions, not specs, could settle the next-gen Xbox vs PlayStation war

Subscriptions, not specs, could settle the next-gen Xbox vs PlayStation war

Generally speaking, the console wars come down to one of two things for a lot of people: hardware and games. Some people compare spec sheets to determine which console is for them, while others look at launch titles and exclusive game lineups to make their decisions. This generation, though, subscriptions may wind up being the difference maker for some, specifically in the case Xbox Game Pass.

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Gimbal in phone camera module – Image stability tech explained

Gimbal in phone camera module – Image stability tech explained

Smartphone camera technology still has some scope for improvements when it comes to achieving DSLR camera-like photography. Lately, we saw the periscope architecture for phones which allows for flat-plane movement of the lens using an L-shaped tunnel design. This brings hyper-zoom levels to the smartphone cameras which have limitations in the zoom lens movement. Huawei brought this innovative camera technology to the P30 Pro last year and then other manufacturers like Samsung followed the footsteps with their flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra.

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COVID-19 vaccine candidates: Key ones to follow

COVID-19 vaccine candidates: Key ones to follow

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many countries suggesting clearly that the pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down. The virus remains the number one human enemy with the sole intention of finding people to infect. The only way to remain safe from the virus is to break chains of transmission by following public health principles of social distancing, washing hands frequently, wearing masks in public, and staying home when sick.

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Progressive Web Apps still have a long way to go

Progressive Web Apps still have a long way to go

We live in an app-centric world. Even those products and experiences that advertise focusing on your documents first mostly stop at the boundaries of the app. Crafting such apps isn't easy, especially when you want to support all the incompatible platforms in use today. There have been and continues to be numerous attempts at crossing those platforms but one solution seems to reappear time and again, a solution harnesses the power of the web, the one platform available on all platforms. Progressive Web Apps, as the current incarnation is called, has definitely gone a long way from the earliest Java applets but is still far from becoming the all-in-one solution its proponents try to advertise.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Surface Duo: who will fold and who will win

Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Surface Duo: who will fold and who will win

The foldable phone dream, seeded by Samsung a few years ago, didn't seem to have generated the market reception its proponents may have hoped for. Partly due to limited availability and accessibility and partly due to timing, foldable phones have yet to take root in consumers' hearts and retail shelves. That hasn't stopped manufacturers from trying and two, in particular, will be taking almost opposite spins on the idea. Samsung's second Galaxy Fold, believed to be rebranded as the Galaxy Z Fold 2, promises a refinement of the original dream but the Microsoft Surface Duo offers a more practical compromise. Which of the two, then, is more likely to take the market by storm? We compare the two to get a glimpse of the probable future.

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More of this, please, Nissan

More of this, please, Nissan

Nissan lost its way, and now it looks like it has found it again. Revealed this week, the 2021 Nissan Ariya isn't just a new electric crossover from the Japanese automaker, but an appealing electric crossover. In the midst of a maelstrom, that's exactly the sort of reinvention Nissan needs.

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YouTube TV’s ‘value’ is why people ditched cable in the first place

YouTube TV’s ‘value’ is why people ditched cable in the first place

Remember several years ago, when streaming services like Netflix were really hitting their stride and internet TV services were starting to ramp up, how optimistic we all were about the internet being a force for change with the cable industry? "Surely once they see people flocking to these internet providers and canceling their cable subscriptions, the industry will change for the better," some of us thought back then. Remember those more encouraging days?

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Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Elon Musk is headstrong about his vision for a world where sustainable energy fulfills a major chunk of our life’s needs. Elon kick-started his vision with the first-ever Tesla Roadster making it to production lines in February 2008 and then completing a batch of 500 cars by June 2009. That was an eye-opener for the world as Tesla’s battery technology and the electric powertrain for cars displayed what was coming in the future.

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