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Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Like pretty much everything that requires meeting in person, dating has been forced to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tinder today is rolling out a new feature that will allow matches to talk face to face without having to meet in person. Unsurprisingly dubbed "Face to Face" this is essentially Tinder's take on video calling with a little extra focus on security so everyone involved can be a little more comfortable video chatting with their matches for the first time.

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Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

The Yamaha Civante is the first Class 3 power assist bicycle Yamaha's released in the United States marketplace. The Yamaha Civante works with a 10-speed Shimano drive train for top-notch versatility and a design that's aimed at ergonomics from top to bottom. In this bike is a PWSeries SE motor and Yamaha's own Triple Sensor System for "the most natural-feeling bike ride, even at top speeds."

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Android 11 release date leaked, here’s how

Android 11 release date leaked, here’s how

Today Google essentially revealed the release date for Android 11, a version of Android that does not (yet) have a dessert name. While Google maintains that they will no longer be giving fancy food names to their new Android iterations, we're now about to let that stop us from naming it ourselves. How about Red Velvet Cake, or ...roscón de reyes (ring of the kings)?

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iPhone 12 supply clues show major OLED change, a first for Apple

iPhone 12 supply clues show major OLED change, a first for Apple

An iPhone 12 leak today says Apple decided to move to an entirely OLED display range for all four models of its next smartphone. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max will all have not only OLED display panels, but 5G connectivity as well. The lesser two devices are rumored to come with limited 5G connectivity - with sub-6 range - while the two "Pro" models will come packed with sub-6 and mmWave 5G connectivity, if reports prove entirely accurate.

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Garmin’s new solar-powered watches definitely aren’t for the budget shopper

Garmin’s new solar-powered watches definitely aren’t for the budget shopper

Just about a year ago, Garmin rolled out a solar-powered fenix 6X smartwatch - the first solar-powered watch it's ever released. The fenix 6X Pro Solar, as it's officially called, featured a special lens called "Power Glass" that would charge the watch when exposed to sunlight. Today, we're seeing Garmin bring its Power Glass to a range of new smartwatches, with wearables in the Instict, fenix 6, and tactix series all being outfitted with these solar charging capabilities.

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Thunderbolt 4: Intel talks speed, security & when it’s due

Thunderbolt 4: Intel talks speed, security & when it’s due

Thunderbolt 4 is coming, with Intel detailing the next-generation port that promises better performance and more security, as well as greater flexibility on laptops and desktops. Sticking with the same USB Type-C connector as Thunderbolt 3 - and indeed backward compatible with the existing port - computers with Thunderbolt 4 will now support two 4K displays instead of just one.

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Snapdragon 865 Plus gives flagship Qualcomm 5G chipset a 10% boost

Snapdragon 865 Plus gives flagship Qualcomm 5G chipset a 10% boost

Qualcomm has added a new flagship chipset to its smartphone processor line-up, with the Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform promising even more performance than its Snapdragon 865 sibling. As the name - which Qualcomm is also stylizing as "Snapdragon 865+" - suggests, this isn't so much a full revamp of the existing SoC but a way for Qualcomm to massage more power out of it as it looks to new phones for the second half of the year.

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Your chances of finding authorized iPhone third-party repairs just improved

Your chances of finding authorized iPhone third-party repairs just improved

If you've cracked your iPhone screen or need a battery replacement, there are now more places to get an official repair, Apple has announced, with its Independent Repair Provider Program expanding both in the US and abroad. Launched back in the fall of 2019, the program promises genuine Apple parts but installation by approved third-party repair shops, handy for those too far away from an actual Apple Store.

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Walmart+ tipped to take on Amazon Prime later this month

Walmart+ tipped to take on Amazon Prime later this month

Amazon has practically won the e-commerce race and much of that isn't simply because of the convenience of online shopping. Its subscription-based Prime membership is a major factor in its success, providing exclusive perks that even go beyond the act of buying things. Amazon's biggest rival isn't taking the threat sitting down, of course, and Walmart may soon launch its own Walmart+ loyalty program within just a few weeks.

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OnePlus Nord price leaked ahead of AR launch event

OnePlus Nord price leaked ahead of AR launch event

OnePlus said it was going back to what it does best. There was even a promise of a sub-$500 smartphone that, while not a flagship killer, is expected to be a David among Goliaths. The company has just tried to drum up the hype by confirming its AR-flavored event later this month. Unsurprisingly, that may have opened the floodgates of even more rumors and leaks, including one about the OnePlus Nord's price tag that should remind people to be a bit more realistic with their expectations.

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Apple Pay QR code support could be coming soon

Apple Pay QR code support could be coming soon

Apple's mobile payment has been around for more than half a decade now but its primary interaction with the physical world has been through NFC. While more convenient and more secure than the likes of Bluetooth or RFID, that convenience requires both the phone and the terminal to have the hardware necessary to enable it. Now it seems that Apple is working on adding support for scanning QR codes and barcodes that could open the system to more users and potentially make it safer given today's health situation.

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ARM shifts away from IoT to focus on core chip business

ARM shifts away from IoT to focus on core chip business

The past weeks have been great for ARM, the designers of the most-used processors in the mobile and embedded world. From Apple's switch to its own ARM-based Silicon to powering the world's fastest supercomputer, ARM seems poised to become an even bigger threat to Intel than AMD was. Perhaps emboldened by that newfound prestige, the company has decided to stay focused on what it does best and spin off from that other popular IT market, the Internet of Things.

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