Everything you need to know about Honor’s just-launched 9X Pro

Today in Barcelona, Honor — Huawei‘s youth-focused, entry-level brand — announced the launch of its new phone: the 9X Pro. We covered the previous device in this series — the Honor 9X — in a piece about how good budget phones have become in the past few years. And, let me tell you something for free, the new 9X Pro has made this market all the more crowded. Anyway, now the device has been properly announced, here’s everything you need to know about the Honor 9X Pro — including a short hands-on segment at the end. Don’t say we don’t…
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Samsung temporarily shuts down a factory in South Korea due to Coronavirus

Coronavirus has caused plenty of manufacturing units in China to stop production. Now, the deadly virus is affecting manufacturing in other countries too. Samsung has temporarily shut down its factory in Gumi, South Korea. According to a report by Reuters, the company found a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the factory last week. Due to the fast-spreading nature of the virus, the Korean giant decided to close the factory till February 24; the floor where the affected person worked, will be closed till February 25. [Read: I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump] Samsung said it’s…
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We need more colorful consoles like this pink Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo announced this week a new color for the Nintendo Switch Lite, the first since the handheld launched, and it’s a lovely shade of coral-pink. While I had no intention of getting a new Switch that I don’t need, I admit this one color is making me question my own color preferences, but also why we don’t have more brightly colored consoles out there. A new splash of color joins the #NintendoSwitchLite lineup! The vibrant and playful coral Nintendo Switch Lite system arrives on 4/3! pic.twitter.com/bZwdrPMm1R — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 18, 2020 Nintendo revealed the new color would…
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Video: The Canvia digital art frame is gorgeous, expensive, and flawed

I just moved into a new apartment. This process threw up a lot of things I wasn’t expecting (why did no one tell me how fucking expensive dining chairs are?), but one of the elements that has most surprised me is the artwork. I thought choosing some cool things to hang on your walls would be easy. But it really isn’t — especially when there are two of you having to decide on something. It’s also damn expensive if you want something beyond a Bob Marley poster. And then what happens if you spend a whole load of cash on…
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I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump

I dig my MacBook Air. It’s not a mighty machine by any means, but it’s lightweight, has a decent screen, an excellent trackpad, and does the job. There’s one thing I despise about it, though: The butterfly keyboard. If you’ve purchased a MacBook model recently, you’re likely familiar with the term, but for those out of the loop: In 2015, Apple dropped the standard scissor key in favor of the so-called butterfly switch. The new design was supposed to reduce travel and speed up your typing (it also makes the device thinner), but it breaks awfully easily. [Read: What the…
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New Android 11 feature suggests Pixel 5 might support reverse wireless charging

Last night, Google dropped the first developer preview of its upcoming Android 11 mobile operating system. While the company listed some features such as floating chat bubbles and limited location data access on its blog, there are some nifty hidden features in this version too. Sleuths at XDA Developers who installed the developer preview, found a hidden menu called Battery Share under settings. The report notes that Google has added new code for this feature, and it might be working on reverse wireless charging for the upcoming Pixel 5. [Read: Google introduces one-time location access for apps in Android 11] The code suggested it’s a…
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Google introduces one-time location access for app in Android 11

Last year, Apple introduced a new control for location tracking with iOS 13, which allowed apps to access your location data only once. Now, Google has followed its footsteps with similar location controls with its Android 11 developer preview. The preview, released today, also introduces one-time location access for apps. The new Android version also includes similar permissions for microphone and camera access. Additionally, Google has removed the “allow all the time” permission from the dialogue box by default. That means an app can’t ask for background location information at the launch. As a developer, if your app needs to have…
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Report: Coronavirus could cause iPhone SE 2 shortage, iPad Pro delay

Coronavirus fears shut down Mobile World Congress, and now the virus appears to be impacting Apple too. Yesterday, the company announced problems stemming from the outbreak would cause it to miss its next quarterly earning goals. Today, a report from Nikkei suggests supply shortages means Apple will likely miss its schedule for mass-producing the long-awaited iPhone SE 2 (sometimes rumored to be called the iPhone 9). Inventories of existing models may remain low until April or longer as well. Nikkei reports Apple had previously planned to release the more affordable iPhone in the spring; it was just yesterday we reported…
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Leak: TCL’s new phone turns into a tablet without folding

We’re living in a new era for phone design. We’ve seen phones with bendable displays that fold horizontally and vertically, folding phones with dual screens, and phones with screens hidden on their backside. But I can’t for the life of me figure out how this TCL concept phone – leak courtesy of CNET – is able to expand to a normal size to an honest-to-goodness tablet. Unlike the myriad of folding phones we’ve seen so far, this TCL concept actually has an extendable screen. CNET‘s Jessica Delacourt guesses that the phone has one continuous flexible display and that the panel essentially unwraps…
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The new iPad Pro might be announced soon — here’s what we know

We reported earlier that the iPhone SE 2 could be launched on a March 31 event, but it appears there might be some other hardware launched on the same day: The iPad Pro 2. DigiTimes, a paywalled Taiwanese publication that focuses on production line news, claimed that “Apple is scheduled to launch its new ‌iPad Pro‌ series around March.” If this is true — which is a big if — then it’d make sense the company would announce it at the same event. Unless Apple suddenly decides to start throwing weekly events that is. [Read: Life with the MacBook Touch Bar is…
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