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Oculus Quest 2 outed early in pair of leaked Facebook videos

Oculus Quest 2 outed early in pair of leaked Facebook videos

It seems that Facebook is starting the work week off with an unexpected bang. Earlier today, the company published a couple of videos about the Oculus Quest 2, revealing a decent amount of information about the upcoming VR headset. This definitely isn't the official reveal Facebook is likely planning, and indeed, there are a few key details about the Oculus Quest 2 that these videos leave out.

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PadMate PaMu Quiet ANC Earbuds Review

PadMate PaMu Quiet ANC Earbuds Review

The proliferation of true wireless stereo or TWS earbuds like the Apple AirPods is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it has helped make wireless earbuds and earphones more common, making the loss of the headphone jack feel less painful. On the other hand, it also makes it harder for some products to stand out if they don't have a big company behind their name.

That is definitely a shame, considering how you may sometimes find a rare treasure among a sea of similar-looking earbuds. PadMate's latest earbuds, the PaMu Quiet, promises to rise above the rest and we take it for a spin to hear it for ourselves.

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OPPO ColorOS 11 Beta hands-on: more than just a version bump

OPPO ColorOS 11 Beta hands-on: more than just a version bump

The public launch of Android 11 was a big day for Android users but it was an even bigger day for some Android phone makers. While it may have been once normal for some like LG or even Samsung to announce some commitment to the new Android version in one way or another, OPPO was making a big splash about being one of the first few to announce a beta program on the same day as Android 11's launch. That was, however, just the tip of the iceberg and we took the upcoming ColorOS 11 beta for a spin to see if this is more than just a facelift.

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iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak suggests LIDAR inclusion

iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak suggests LIDAR inclusion

With the clock ticking down to Apple's official virtual event on Tuesday, last-minute leaks of this year's iPhone generation continue to come in. Not all of them, however, are encouraging, like word about the expected 120Hz refresh rate display on the iPhone 12 Pro. Swinging to the other side of the spectrum, however, a new leak now seemingly confirms one other debated details about the Pro iPhones, putting a LiDAR sensor on the back of the smaller 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro.

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US Customs seizes OnePlus Buds mistaking them for counterfeit AirPods

US Customs seizes OnePlus Buds mistaking them for counterfeit AirPods

Apple's AirPods design has become so iconic that it was only inevitable that many TWS earbuds would start sporting the same basic look. It was also inevitable that there would be countless knockoffs trying to rip consumers off that aren't able to tell the difference. It seems that even authorities may have been confused as the US Customs and Border Protection office proudly announced they seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods that were clearly marked as OnePlus Buds.

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LG Wing developer guide shows how to use the second screen

LG Wing developer guide shows how to use the second screen

In about 12 hours, LG will be revealing one of its craziest smartphones yet. Having tried the dual-screen idea and not really that interested in an expensive foldable phone, the company will instead be putting a smaller second screen underneath the main one. The LG Wing's swiveling system will surely raise a few eyebrows, both users' and developers', so it has prepared its new mobile developer portal to explain why app makers might want to take advantage of the unconventional extra real estate.

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iPhone 12 Pro might not have 120Hz ProMotion display after all

iPhone 12 Pro might not have 120Hz ProMotion display after all

The iPhone 12 series will be announced in practically two days, which hopefully means mass production of at least the base models have started by now. Indeed, if the phones have to be available within just weeks after the announcement, production lines should already be churning the units. That also means, of course, that hardware features should already be locked down and fixed and, unfortunately, that also means that one still debated feature is no longer coming according to one leak source.

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Oracle reportedly wins TikTok US bid as Microsoft drops out

Oracle reportedly wins TikTok US bid as Microsoft drops out

With just a few days to spare, the drama around TikTok's fate in the US has suddenly gotten intense again. TikTok would have been banned from the US Tuesday had it not found a buyer of the popular short-video social platform and that buyer was expected to be Microsoft. In an almost strange twist of events, Microsoft has announced that TikTok owner ByteDance would not be selling it to the software giant and sources claim it was because Oracle had a better offer.

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NVIDIA to officially buy Arm, focus on AI, promises neutrality

NVIDIA to officially buy Arm, focus on AI, promises neutrality

Putting all speculation to rest, NVIDIA has finally announced that it is making an official bid to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank. While the final say will be with regulators, this would mean that NVIDIA could soon be the owner of the intellectual property that pretty much powers the world's smartphones, cars, and many embedded devices. That does raise concerns about NVIDIA's hold on such IP and the computer graphics tech giant promises it will be business as usual as far as that licensing business goes.

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Samsung “Unpacked for Every Fan” could reveal S20 Fan Edition this month

Samsung “Unpacked for Every Fan” could reveal S20 Fan Edition this month

Samsung has announced its next event, coming hot on the heels of the big Galaxy Z Fold 2 unveil, and this time it's the company's most loyal mainstream flagship fans it has in mind. Come September 23, Samsung has confirmed today, it'll be holding "Unpacked for Every Fan," kicking off at 10am ET.

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NFL will use pre-recorded audio to help fans forget about empty stadiums

NFL will use pre-recorded audio to help fans forget about empty stadiums

Though the next NFL season will proceed with its kickoff being only days away, it'll look quite a bit different than past seasons, and you already know why. The pandemic is still underway, particularly in the US, and social distancing remains a key way to reduce the spread of the disease. For obvious reasons, packed stadiums aren't an option right now, meaning there won't be many people cheering.

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12 things about the upcoming iPhone 12 you should know

12 things about the upcoming iPhone 12 you should know

We’re already past the first week of September and on the verge of closing the second week; there is no hint of a new iPhone yet. Apple traditionally unveils new iPhones during the first couple of weeks of September with the phones retailing soon after. This year, owing to the global pandemic that has compelled many other companies to push back launch dates for their devices, iPhone 12 unveiling is impacted as well.

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