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COVID-19 and air travel: The effect and future

COVID-19 and air travel: The effect and future

You’re wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kit, someone walks up to you to monitor your temperature and you’re then asked to walk across the aisle to be seated distant from a co-passenger. Welcome to the future of air travel. Traveling by air is not going to be as it was probably a few months back. The onset of COVID-19 – biggest global disruption in centuries – has changed the way we will travel in more aspects than one.

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Smartphone fast charging technology – myths and facts

Smartphone fast charging technology – myths and facts

Smartphones today are marketed with a very important feature that promises lightning fast charging speeds compared to the older generation phones. The battery charging technology that phone makers rely on for delivering quick charge to the devices is based on Programmable Power Supply (PPS) and USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) 3.0 standards. These technologies deliver power at the right amount of voltage and current to minimize battery degradation issues.

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Galaxy Watch 3 release date, features, pricing and things you should know

Galaxy Watch 3 release date, features, pricing and things you should know

Countdown for the launch of Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch has officially started. After various rumors and countless back and forth, we have July 22 as the alleged release date; as it nears - we can expect more details of the watch to surface. From what we already know, courtesy some of the most credible speculations we have come across, the new smartwatch dubbed Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is going to be a worthy successor to the first generation Galaxy Watch.

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iPhone 12 rumor round-up, as we know so far

iPhone 12 rumor round-up, as we know so far

There is still time for the launch of iPhone 12 and its variants, a lot of them this time. Apple’s iPhone launch event may be pushed back (from regular September) by a month at least because of the prevailing pandemic but the phones are not expected to retail until the fall — no clarity on the definite time though. If the Cupertino tech giant sticks with the name scheme it followed last year – we are expecting the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to be the two models, which will unveil with their own Max variants i.e. iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max sometime in October.

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Electric cars worth your money in 2020 – and ones to avoid [Updated]

Electric cars worth your money in 2020 – and ones to avoid [Updated]

Making the shift to electric cars makes more sense now since their costs are now comparable to hybrid vehicles. In some cases electric vehicle (EV) costs more or less similar to their gasoline-powered counterparts. The drivetrain technology and the battery units powering the EVs have evolved dramatically in the last few years, giving the buyer true value proposition.

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Apple Glass will be here soon: Things you should know

Apple Glass will be here soon: Things you should know

For reasons best known to Apple, the Apple Glasses – believed to be called Apple Glass – is one of the most mysterious devices in the tech fraternity. For years now we have been sleeping with rumors about Apple’s augmented reality/smart glasses only to wake up with another set of hearsays the next morning. While we long to see the first real images of the glasses in any form, an Apple leakster, has managed to see them and “they’re sleek as hell,” he says.

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Why compulsive spending on new flagships is ill-advised

Why compulsive spending on new flagships is ill-advised

When you think of smartphones, the first thing that comes to mind is the latest flagship model. Yes, this term is all over the internet for quite some time now, and perhaps a reason for the OEMs to make huge profits from a niche market segment. To put it straight, a flagship is a device with no compromises and in most cases, the best that a brand has to offer to its premium buyers.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 7: I got the Joy-Con blues

Conquering the Backlog Part 7: I got the Joy-Con blues

Another week has passed, which means it’s time for a new update on my quest to complete as many games in my backlog as possible in 2020. After adding a new game to the list last week - thatgamecompany’s Flower - this is another week where there isn’t a new addition. I have a good excuse this time around (I promise), and even though there isn’t a new entry on the list, progress has been made in a number of games.

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When is cloud gaming worth making the switch?

When is cloud gaming worth making the switch?

The gaming industry is looking up to a future where the requirement for complex hardware will no longer be necessary. Cloud gaming is here and it’s going to change the way we interact with our devices. No longer will there be need for high-end, processing-power hungry hardware which keeps evolving every month. You can literally play any high-end gaming title with just a basic machine.

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Why a single pixel on this wallpaper crashes Android phones?

Why a single pixel on this wallpaper crashes Android phones?

Recently a vulnerability in Android 10 was exposed, when a simple photograph of St Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, set as wallpaper caused smartphone screens to turn on and off unceasingly, making some handsets unusable. Phones with the image used as wallpaper stuck in a bootloop and users were compelled to reset their phone to get rid of it.

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The electric truck wars are getting interesting

The electric truck wars are getting interesting

No longer can the automotive industry afford to move at its old, glacial pace, not when the players in the electric truck wars are starting to show their hands. Pickups, vans, and utility vehicles in general have typically lagged behind their passenger vehicle counterparts when it comes to embracing new tech, but with no reasonable person able to write off electrification as a passing fad, it's time for trucks to get charged up.

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The Apple ARM move demands a classic Mac reboot

The Apple ARM move demands a classic Mac reboot

The dawn of Apple's switch of macOS to run on Arm processors is finally almost here, at least if the leaks are correct, and I'm hoping it gives one misunderstood Mac product another chance to prove its merit. Rumored for years, it's a blow to Intel and potentially some work for developers between WWDC 2020 and the arrival of the first hardware come 2021.

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