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iPhone 12 release dates may split for Pro cameras

iPhone 12 release dates may split for Pro cameras

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will likely split down the middle, with release dates for the 12 coming first, then the Pro at a later date. A note came from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on the subject, with a focus on camera quality. The issue seems to have been with the lenses used a few models when put under heat pressure - but they only seem to have failed from one supplier.

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Mega Pokemon GO bracelets leaked, cutting way for first update

Mega Pokemon GO bracelets leaked, cutting way for first update

Soon Pokemon GO will have the glorious oddity of the Mega Pokemon. This temporary evolution mechanic appeared with Generation VI and included necessary Mega Stones and specific stones for each individual Pokemon which could go Mega. Users will likely find Pokemon like Mewtwo, Lucario, Aggron, and Ampharos able to Mega evolve once this mechanic is active in Pokemon GO.

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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on: You can preorder, but you shouldn’t

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on: You can preorder, but you shouldn’t

Samsung has a new flagship, though the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has the feel of something pretty familiar. Largest of the company's phones with its 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display, the S Pen enabled handset doesn't stray too far from last year's Note 10, only pausing to dip liberally into the aesthetic of the Galaxy S20 Ultra released earlier in 2020.

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Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

This week the folks at Verizon revealed a pair of new cities in which their 5G Edge tech would launch. This system works with AWS, making it the "world's first mobile edge computing platform with AWS." That means it's the first commercially available MEC with AWS cloud services, and it's launching in Boston and the Bay Area.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Unown, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Lunatone, Staryu

Shiny Pokemon GO Unown, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Lunatone, Staryu

Starting on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 1PM (local time), Pokemon GO will enter Enigma Week. This is a special week of bonuses and odd spawns activated by a successful "Ultra Unlock" during Pokemon GO Fest 2020. In this week, users will be able to attain some very, very rare Pokemon - not necessarily HELPFUL or POWERFUL Pokemon, but rare all the same.

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Pixel 4 and 4 XL discontinued as Google pulls plug early

Pixel 4 and 4 XL discontinued as Google pulls plug early

Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, taking the unexpected step of calling time on its Android flagship phones less than 10 months after they were released. The surprise decision comes only days after Google officially announced the upcoming Pixel 5, its new flagship that will include 5G for the first time, though that won't be released until later in the year.

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Absent iPhone, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate makes Samsung its launch BFF

Absent iPhone, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate makes Samsung its launch BFF

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Project xCloud game streaming will be launching on Android on September 15th. Since Project xCloud will be offered as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, that means Game Pass will be coming to Android as well, which is a pretty big move for Microsoft. Earlier today, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 20, and given the proximity of these announcements from Microsoft and Samsung, it probably should be surprising to see the two companies join forces.

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Samsung speaks on plastic Note 20, Fold 2 S Pen and Android update promise

Samsung speaks on plastic Note 20, Fold 2 S Pen and Android update promise

Samsung had a busy day, what with two new smartphones, a foldable phone, two tablets, a pair of earbuds, and a smartwatch, but as is often the case it's the little details that warrant the most scrutiny. Whether it's how long you can expect fresh Android for your old Galaxy, what sort of materials are warranted on a thousand-dollar Note 20, or why a fan-favorite feature is missing on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung had a mix of answers and evasions.

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Pokemon GO Shiny Rayquaza weakness update and best raid counters

Pokemon GO Shiny Rayquaza weakness update and best raid counters

Today we're taking a peek at what you're going to need to do to catch Rayquaza in Pokemon GO via Raid Battle! Rayquaza is available in Pokemon GO from July 31, 2020, until August 7, 2020, starting and ending at 13:00 GMT -7. The Pokemon that are best for defeating this Rayquaza are Ice Type, Rock, Dragon, and Fairy. This is another opportunity to find the most awesome SHINY Rayquaza if you beat any Rayquaza in a Raid battle. That Rayquaza is BLACK instead of Green - fancy!

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 official: Foldable refined

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 official: Foldable refined

Samsung has a new foldable Android phone, and it thinks you're really, really going to be convinced by the Galaxy Z Fold 2. If the original Fold felt like a prototype-made-real - complete with rough edges - then the Galaxy Z Fold 2 feels ready, maybe not for mass-market primetime, but certainly more in keeping with what you'd expect from its $2k price tag.

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The best Galaxy Note 20 deals [Updated]

The best Galaxy Note 20 deals [Updated]

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are finally official, and the big question is what big price tag these big smartphones might demand. As you'd expect, US carriers have been quick to step up with some Note 20 deals, while Samsung itself has some promotions during the smartphone's preorder period.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Note 20 are more than just the S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Note 20 are more than just the S Pen

With each passing year Samsung's flagship smartphones converge, and you'd be forgiven for asking what in 2020 truly differentiates the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from the Galaxy S20 Series. Newest iteration of the company's best-selling stylus toting smartphones, the two new Note models promise to be the most powerful, most flexible, and most productive yet, with fresh S Pen features and a periscope zoom.

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