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PopSockets just made a knob for your beverage can

PopSockets just made a knob for your beverage can

Easily one of the most Millennial companies in the world, PopSockets, just revealed a new sort of knob accessory for devices outside the mobile smart device market. The first PopSocket was a knob with a top that stuck to the back of a smartphone in order to keep headphone cords wrapped. Now the company is worth a couple hundred million dollars, and they want to make a "first foray into the food and beverage space!" Their words, not mine.

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Google Pixel 4 camera may out-magic iPhone 11 Pro

Google Pixel 4 camera may out-magic iPhone 11 Pro

The Google Camera 7.0 leak we're looking at today suggests that the Google Pixel 4 will have several new features from the get-go. This newest leak suggests that the features we've just seen revealed for the iPhone 11 Pro may give Apple a run for its money. These features for Pixel 4 include - but are not limited to - Live HDR, mesh warping (for selfie distortions), Night Sight improvements, Motion Blur, Zero Shutter Lag, Dynamic Depth Format, Playground AR Sticker integration, Measure Mode (AR), Rewind Mode, Audio Zoom, and of course new Google Lens abilities.

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iPhone 11 two-way charging may be inside, but disabled

iPhone 11 two-way charging may be inside, but disabled

Earlier this year the iPhone 11 series was rumored to have access to two-way charging via its backside wireless charging panel. This system was rumored to work with Qi-standard technology, much like earlier iterations of the iPhone - the first generations with wireless charging tech. Today an insider tip suggests that the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max may still have this two-way charging tech, just "disabled" via software.

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Huawei’s iPhone 11 Pro retort is beyond weird

Huawei’s iPhone 11 Pro retort is beyond weird

Huawei's Honor brand posted a strange subtweet this week just after Apple's iPhone 11 Pro event. In this social media post on Twitter, Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) suggested that "Pro photography shouldn't cost an [arm] and a [leg]. Or a kidney." As you'll see in the image below, they used emoji imagery to illustrate their point.

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Deoxys Pokemon GO raid tricks and types to avoid

Deoxys Pokemon GO raid tricks and types to avoid

Raid Boss Deoxys in Pokemon GO is one of the beefiest Pokemon in the game when it comes to defending its turf. We took a look at the Best Pokemon in Pokemon GO when going up against Deoxys of several sorts earlier this week. Now we're looking at which tricks and selections of monsters you'll want to avoid. Pokemon that worked against Mewtwo won't necessarily work against every form of Deoxys!

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Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Today we're looking at Google Photos latest update that includes new collaboration with CVS and Walmart for photo prints. Google Photos has access to soft and hard-cover books as well as prints of photos at "11,000 locations with print centers across the U.S." as of this week. As it is with any photo printing service via your phone or computer, this service has some fine print details which you'll want to become familiar.

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The first Samsung Galaxy S11 leaks are here

The first Samsung Galaxy S11 leaks are here

Today we're taking a peek at the first of what'll likely be a long line of teasers, leaks, and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S11 for 2020. This device will replace the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, devices that were first released in March of 2019. In the year 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S11 line of phones will be detailed with colors that expand upon work done on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus.

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Coaxing out the best value iPhone in late 2019

Coaxing out the best value iPhone in late 2019

As of launch time for the iPhone 11, Apple's entire Apple Store-based iPhone sales lineup has shifted. To look at Apple's iPhone collection right now is to decide between several different generations, prices, specs, colors, and future-proofing software promises. Today we're looking at the most important factors which a future new iPhone owner should consider.

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I can’t stop thinking about the Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro

I can’t stop thinking about the Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro

Of all Apple's surprises at its big 2019 iPhone event yesterday, the one I was least expecting was that I'd fall for a dark green phone. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max proved controversial from the first leaks, the aesthetic balance of including a new triple camera array without making a smartphone look, well, ugly ending up being a very hot topic indeed.

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

The smartphone you see before you represents everything good about reading tech news today. It's very easy to get wrapped up in believing the best phones only come from the most visible brands - Samsung, Apple, etcetera - but that's not always true. Imagine there's a phone that's just as good as far more expensive devices but isn't made by a brand you recognize - could such a device exist?

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Pokemon GO guide update: Deoxys raid counters, best movesets, weakness

Pokemon GO guide update: Deoxys raid counters, best movesets, weakness

In Pokemon GO, today is a good day to hit up a Deoxys Raid Battle in a Pokemon Gym near you - they're everywhere! Niantic announced that several different forms of Deoxys would be battling trainers in Pokemon GO, including Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed! It might seem daunting, not knowing which Pokemon might be best against the various forms - but have no fear. All four different Deoxys Raid Boss Pokemon are weak against the same Pokemon types!

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iFixit Fairphone 3 teardown is a rare treat for DIYers

iFixit Fairphone 3 teardown is a rare treat for DIYers

While modern-day smartphones look nice, getting into them to fix something is usually an exercise in frustration. From components that are held in place by a ton of glue to non-standard screws, a lot of manufacturers out there seem to be making it as difficult as possible to repair their phones. Fairphone is not one of those companies, and iFixit's teardown of its latest phone, the Fairphone 3, is proof of that.

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