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Samsung’s first 64-megapixel smartphone reportedly decided

Samsung’s first 64-megapixel smartphone reportedly decided

Samsung's huge 64-megapixel camera sensor for smartphones won't show up in the Galaxy Note 10 first, reports out of Korea suggest, but the phone-maker may have decided on its debut device. The new ISOCELL Bright GW1 was announced earlier this month, aiming to leapfrog Sony's well-esteemed IMX586 sensor.

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B&N NOOK GlowLight Plus makes clever screen tech even bigger

B&N NOOK GlowLight Plus makes clever screen tech even bigger

Barnes & Noble has a new ereader for the summer, with the NOOK GlowLight Plus hoping to remind you that Kindle isn't the only deal in down. The new model has B&N's largest E Ink screen in the NOOK series so far, clocking in at 7.8-inches.

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Fujifilm GFX100 is a 102MP photographer’s mirrorless dream

Fujifilm GFX100 is a 102MP photographer’s mirrorless dream

Fujifilm is combining the image potential of a large format camera with the flexibility of mirrorless, with the new Fujifilm GFX100 packing a whopping 102-megapixels. Slotting in as the flagship of the camera company's line-up, the GFX100 boasts a sensor that's larger than you'd find on a full-frame, 35mm format camera.

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Google Pay and Assistant team up to calm your commute

Google Pay and Assistant team up to calm your commute

It was more than a year ago that Google started rolling support for transit tickets into Google Wallet, and now it's looking to further simplify the process of riding public transit. Today, Google announced a new "pay-per-ride" feature for Google Pay, meaning you can use your phone to pay for single-ride tickets instead of buying multi-ride passes ahead of time. Going hand-in-hand with this update to Google Pay are a new transit-related features for both Google Maps and Google Assistant.

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MIT robot helps you lift by watching your arm muscles

MIT robot helps you lift by watching your arm muscles

People instinctively know how to work together when it comes time to lift something that takes two people. People coordinate their motions and work to be sure that each side of whatever is being carried is at the same height. While tasks like that are natural for a human, for robots, it's not natural at all.

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Huawei US ban threatens to wreak havoc on Android as well

Huawei US ban threatens to wreak havoc on Android as well

It's almost old news by now. The US government, courtesy of an executive order from President Donald Trump, has blacklisted Huawei from buying from or selling to US companies. That has caused Google, Qualcomm, and ARM to withdraw support from the Chinese manufacturer, three companies that have a mutually beneficial relationship with Huawei. It has gotten a temporary and short reprieve but, unless the situation changes, the hammer will fall again. Disregarding political and economic considerations, the effects of this ban won't just cause headaches for Huawei, it could also throw the Android world into disarray.

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Acer Nitro 5 and Swift 3 updates bring 2nd gen AMD Ryzen 7 to the fold

Acer Nitro 5 and Swift 3 updates bring 2nd gen AMD Ryzen 7 to the fold

It's been quite a while since Acer updated its Nitro 5 gaming laptop and its Swift 3 thin-and-light notebook but now that it is, it's making quite a bit change. Granted, these two new models aren't exactly the first of their kind to be powered by AMD's mobile Ryzen processors. But with the jump to AMD's latest Ryzen chips for portable computers, Acer is promising enough power for HDR visuals for streaming and gaming.

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Sony sees its smartphones as critical to its entertainment business

Sony sees its smartphones as critical to its entertainment business

HTC, LG, and Sony are three companies from three different countries that have two things in common. All three's mobile businesses have been bleeding for years and none of them are ready to give up the fight just yet. But while HTC and LG seem to just be going through the motions of launching smartphones, Sony has a more specific vision for its mobile devices. And, somewhat ironically, it's not really for the sake of smartphones themselves but for the core of its consumer electronics business: entertainment.

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Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

There are only a few Android tablets left in the market and even fewer companies making them. Aside from Samsung, Amazon is probably the next biggest maker of Android tablets and it isn't even making premium ones. Its Fire tablets have a completely different purpose and Walmart is taking a few pages from Amazon's book to make its self-branded Onn tablets a gateway into its own retail empire.

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LG AI ThinQ TVs get Amazon Alexa support on 2019 models

LG AI ThinQ TVs get Amazon Alexa support on 2019 models

TVs are no longer what they were just a few years ago. Never mind how some have become so thin that they almost disappear into walls, they've also become so intelligent they could become the hub of modern smart homes. Many of them, however, can't do it alone and require the help of some AI assistant. That's why LG is rolling out support for Amazon Alexa to its 2019 TVs under its AI ThinQ smart brand.

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OnePlus 7 Pro owners are divided on camera quality

OnePlus 7 Pro owners are divided on camera quality

Benchmarks are great for starting a discussion as those usually have set rules and guidelines that can make comparisons a bit more consistent and standardized. They aren't, however, great for gauging real-world performance, which can vary wildly depending on unpredictable factors and, sometimes, personal preference. That seems to be the case with the OnePlus 7 Pro which has been given rather high scores on DxOMark, putting it in second place (tied with the Honor 20 Pro). Now that the phone is actually in users' hands, however, some are questioning how the site achieved those figures.

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Amazon tests video games for bored warehouse workers

Amazon tests video games for bored warehouse workers

Amazon is attempting to make warehouse work'fun' via the launch of video games for employees. The games are described as an experiment tied to each worker's performance, rewarding them with points and/or progress whenever they retrieve a product and fulfill an order. The games are optional for warehouse workers, and are currently only available in 'a handful' of facilities.

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