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About OnePlus 7 Pro’s super speedy new screen

About OnePlus 7 Pro’s super speedy new screen

Apparently someone told OnePlus to get on the sweet, sweet high refresh rate display train, because the OnePlus 7 Pro's coming in hot. If the latest set of rumors come true - and there's good reason to believe that they will - the OnePlus 7 Pro might well be reaching for the finesse of a "gaming" product, but without the whole "gaming" necessity. This might be the super-sweet display you didn't know you were waiting for.

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Intel quits 5G smartphone modems after Apple Qualcomm deal

Intel quits 5G smartphone modems after Apple Qualcomm deal

Only hours after Apple revealed that it has reached a deal with Qualcomm that will settle the companies' various legal disputes comes a big announcement from Intel: it is dropping its 5G cellular modem plans. This ends Intel's goal of launching its 5G modem next year, though the company says it will still meet its existing 4G modem commitments. The decision comes only months after Intel said it was speeding up its 5G modem plans.

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After Smartphones, you’ll need an Expandable

After Smartphones, you’ll need an Expandable

If you're like me, one of your least-used smartphone apps is the Phone app. I use my smartphone for reading news, communicating via text, and wasting time on social networking apps - also I play a few games now and again. Now that we're about to see our first expandable smartphone with a device like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, it's high time the Smartphone went the way of the Feature Phone.

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Acer Predator Helios 700 has a weird slide-out keyboard (for good reason)

Acer Predator Helios 700 has a weird slide-out keyboard (for good reason)

Today, Acer took to the stage in New York City to announce a slew of new products, and one of the most interesting machines it revealed is the Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop. On the surface, the Helios 700 might look like your garden variety gaming laptop, with its beefy build and its RGB keyboard. However, that seemingly straightforward design is hiding an interesting quirk: A slide-out "HyperDrift" keyboard.

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Samsung makes phone part prices public (for repairs)

Samsung makes phone part prices public (for repairs)

Now that some phones have broken the $1k price mark without breaking a sweat, Samsung's jumped aboard the up-front repair bandwagon. The company's begun showing prices of individual components (for repair) to the public. They're not necessarily available to everyone, and it's not like you'll be buying these to re-sell on eBay, but here they are nonetheless - out there for all to glance upon.

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NVIDIA brings ray tracing to some GeForce GTX cards today

NVIDIA brings ray tracing to some GeForce GTX cards today

Back at GDC 2019, NVIDIA revealed that it would be bringing ray tracing to some of its GTX cards by way of a new Game Ready driver. What used to be the sole domain of NVIDIA's higher-end RTX cards, this announcement meant that many more PC gamers would get the chance to see real-time ray tracing in action. That Game Ready driver is landing today, so those of you with a GTX card can give it a download and get a taste of what ray tracing adds to video games.

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Netgear looks to the future with four new WiFi 6 routers

Netgear looks to the future with four new WiFi 6 routers

Netgear is introducing four new routers today, and with them, it's looking to get its foot in the door early when it comes to WiFi 6 (802.11ax). All four of these routers support the new WiFi standard, which makes some pretty big promises for network capacity, latency, and battery life. With more and more devices and appliances connecting to the internet these days, that extra capability will come in handy, and Netgear wants one of its routers at the center of your IoT setup.

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Razer Ripsaw HD challenges Elgato for capture card dominance

Razer Ripsaw HD challenges Elgato for capture card dominance

Slowly but surely, Razer has been building out its offering of broadcaster gear. First it was the Kiyo camera with a built-in ring light, then we got the Seirẽn Elite microphone. Today, Razer's broadcaster range of hardware is expanding once again with the Ripsaw HD capture card.

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Galaxy Note 10 : A new variety of options

Galaxy Note 10 : A new variety of options

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was tipped this weekend to be coming in a new variety of shapes and sizes come August. The Samsung Galaxy S10 proved that the company was prepared to go beyond their previous limits for iterations on a single concept - what with the small, medium, large, and extra-large of the 5G model. Now it would appear that Samsung's preparing something similar for their hero of the second half of the year.

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What’s in Galaxy Note 10 (plus the fold of 11)

What’s in Galaxy Note 10 (plus the fold of 11)

Today we're looking at the latest leaked set of Galaxy Note 10 specs with a dash of detail on what's coming up in 2020. There's a distinct possibility that the Galaxy Note 11 might open like a book, with a stylus inside for writing on a tablet. It would seem that details from a patent we've been investigating recently match up with the plans Samsung's got in store with the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the future of the Galaxy Note in its current iteration may fork.

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LG G8 ThinQ (2019) released: Here’s why you might want it

LG G8 ThinQ (2019) released: Here’s why you might want it

The latest LG smartphone was revealed at MWC 2019 last month, but just had store dates and pricing revealed today. This is one of two major LG smartphones the company releases each year - the lesser of the two, but still the premium choice by most other smartphone brands' standards. There's the LG G line (this one), and the LG V line (the most recent of which, the LG V40, was released in late 2018) (SEE NOTE BELOW).

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has a release date, and its price is bananas

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has a release date, and its price is bananas

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be the first Samsung phone with 5G connectivity onboard, and today its launch details were revealed. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be released with no pre-order program, instead relying heavily on the already strong launch sales numbers and excitement about being first in line to work and play with 5G. The 5G network this phone will come to first is in South Korea, where the phone will cost 1.5 million won.

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