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Xperia Compact mini flagship could finally make a comeback

Xperia Compact mini flagship could finally make a comeback

There was a time, back when phablets were still looked at with suspicion or ridicule, when some smartphone makers would launch smaller versions of their premium flagships. Samsung had its Galaxy mini while Sony would have its Xperia Compact. Large screens, however, soon became the norm and those smaller premium phones vanished. Until now, that is, when the trend seems to be reversing direction, paving the way for the Xperia Compact's possible return.

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LG Rollable phone might not happen after all

LG Rollable phone might not happen after all

Although LG tried to start the year with a big bang, it seems that some of its boasts may have been a bit premature. After teasing what could be the world's first rollable phone, the company was suddenly rumored to be shutting down or selling off its ailing mobile business. As the rumors continue to pile up about LG's exit from the smartphone market, the fate of the LG Rollable now also hangs in the balance.

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All Boeing commercial aircraft will use biofuel exclusively by 2030

All Boeing commercial aircraft will use biofuel exclusively by 2030

Boeing has announced that it has set a target for its commercial aircraft to fly on 100 percent sustainable aviation biofuel by 2030. The move is part of Boeing's effort to reduce carbon emissions produced by its aircraft. Boeing has said that it is already conducting test flights with aircraft that have replaced petroleum-based jet fuel with pure biofuel.

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Facebook fixed iOS log-out issue, but some users are still having problems

Facebook fixed iOS log-out issue, but some users are still having problems

On Friday, a number of Facebook users were logged out of the platform's iOS app and weren't able to log back in using two-factor authentication. Facebook said via a tweet that it was investigating the reports, and it has since returned with an update explaining that the issue has been fixed. However, some users say they're still having problems.

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Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple has been chasing after augmented reality and virtual reality for almost a decade now, hoping to come up with a commercially feasible product that changes the way we interact with our devices and the world around us in more ways than one. The Cupertino giant planned to launch the combined VR/AR headset in 2020, but in late 2019 it was announced that the launch will be delayed to 2022 as the then developed prototype didn’t meet the quality standards at Apple – mainly due to its bulky size.

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iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

It is probably very early to make a claim about the forthcoming iPhone – or a new lineup. But with rumors flowing in from every side of the globe, it’s fitting to touch upon certain aspects that’ll make the iPhone 13 a different deal. Presumably, and various sources confirm, the 2021 iPhones will not have a dramatic change in the layout to outrightly contrast the already revamped and exciting iPhone 12 line introduced in fall last year, but some notable changes in features are expected to make things interesting.

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Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google is about to roll out a redesigned Search on mobile, the company said in a blog post today, explaining the adjustments users can expect. Google describes the updated UI as a 'major visual redesign,' one that is intended to simplify things for users, bringing 'information into focus,' improving the readability of text, and more.

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Pinterest’s new AR feature lets you try on virtual eyeshadow

Pinterest’s new AR feature lets you try on virtual eyeshadow

Shopping online is the primary way people get most of the items they want or need, but there are some downsides: you can't try on clothes to make sure they'll fit right and it's not easy to determine whether a particular makeup color will look good on you. Pinterest has introduced another feature that addresses the latter problem, one that lets you virtually try-on eye shadow before buying it.

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If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

I'm a Mac user, and a macOS fan, and I like Apple's industrial design, but the chatter of a return of the SD card slot to upcoming MacBook Pro laptops has me muttering a silent prayer of thanks. It feels like we've been languishing in dongle hell for many years now, and while Apple wasn't alone in betting on a tech future dominated by a single port, it's certainly been the most stubborn about that.

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US Treasury nominee considering “curtailing” cryptocurrency

US Treasury nominee considering “curtailing” cryptocurrency

President Joe Biden's top pick for head of the US Treasury Department Janet Yellen responded to questioning this week by the US Senate Finance Committee. Questioning from Senator Maggie Hassan prompted Yellen to speak about cryptocurrency and the use of said digital currency by the public. Hassan asked Yellen about cryptocurrency and its use "for terrorist financing."

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Honor marks independence by inking the supplier deals Huawei couldn’t

Honor marks independence by inking the supplier deals Huawei couldn’t

Honor is going it alone, cutting ties with Huawei as it spins out as an independent business, and inking the deals that the US government blocked its former parent company from making. The Chinese phone-maker launched its first device as a standalone company today, the Honor View40, a 5G smartphone with aggressive pricing.

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Google Play Hot Air Balloon offline game released to the masses

Google Play Hot Air Balloon offline game released to the masses

This week the Google Play Hot Air Balloon offline mini-game launched into the wild. This game was in development for quite a while now, appearing in testing for months back in 2020 - now it would appear that it's ready to roll. If you'd like to give this game a go, make sure you've got the latest version of the Google Play store on your Android device - then disconnect from the internet.

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