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Jul
17
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  • A recent report suggests Samsung will include ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors on its high-end devices next year.
  • Ultrasonic sensors are able to produce a 3D image of a fingerprint.
  • The in-display fingerprint sensors found in Vivo, Huawei, and Xiaomi devices use optical technology.

A recent report has suggested that Samsung will use ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors in its high-end phones next year. According to analyst Ming Chi Kuo (via 9to5Google), the ultrasonic sensors will appear on the two high-end versions of the...
Jul
17
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JerryRigEverything

  • The Vivo Nex features a pop-out camera, but the mechanics are hidden.
  • JerryRigEverything removes the painted glass backing to expose the phone’s internals.
  • Some shielding is also removed to expose the camera module.

The Vivo Nex is one of the most unique handsets on the market at the moment, thanks to its pop-up front-facing camera. Zack Nelson, the voice behind the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel, thought it was crazy to hide the internal mechanics of the camera, so...
Jul
17
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ClassPass to launch in Asia for the first time (Singapore/US). The New York-based fitness booking app will launch in Singapore in the lead up to the city-state’s National Day on 9 August. The Temasek-backed company was founded in 2013 and has a network of 10,000 studio, gym, and wellness partners in over 50 cities worldwide. ClassPass relies on a monthly flat-rate subscription fee model to charge users for access to fitness classes. (ClassPass)

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EOS’s Block.one gets billionaire, Bitmain as investors in latest funding round (Hong Kong). Block.one, the company behind Ethereum competitor EOS,...
Jul
16
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Alcatel

  • Alcatel quietly announced the Alcatel 5V, a new mid-range smartphone.
  • The phone features a very wide display notch, dual cameras, and Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • The Alcatel 5V launches in select markets sometime in July.

Alcatel has been releasing a slew of low-end and mid-range smartphones lately, and today it quietly released one more. The new Alcatel 5V is the latest entry to the company’s mid-range lineup and is expected to...
Jul
16
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Amazon

As part of the ongoing Amazon Prime Day extravaganza, Samsung is offering a smart home bundle deal with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus.

You can choose from three different colors for the smartphone — Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, or Midnight Black. However, you can’t choose the internal storage size, you are stuck with the 64GB option only.

But that’s a minor quibble,...
Jul
16
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The only thing preventing Google’s Project Fi from being the absolute best wireless carrier is the fact that the service only supports certain phones. But from now until July 29, two of those phones are part of a promotion that will get you a whopping $300 bill credit to add to your existing or new line of service with Fi.

The two phones in question are the LG G7 ThinQ and the...
Jul
16
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If you’ve been holding out on buying the Essential Phone because of cost alone, you have no excuse now. Today, as part of the Amazon Prime Day celebrations, the Essential Phone is selling for only $250.

To be clear, that is for a brand new device, not a used or refurbished one.

Essential announced the news via its official Twitter account:

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Jul
16
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  • The Galaxy A (2019) smartphones will reportedly feature in-display fingerprint readers.
  • Even though the Galaxy S10 will likely feature the same tech, the Galaxy A (2019) smartphones might launch first.
  • The rumor also alleged that the Galaxy Note 10 will include an in-display fingerprint reader.

Rumors strongly suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature an in-display fingerprint reader for the first time in any...
Jul
16
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A short while ago the AAPicks minions found a great deal on a Raspberry Pi bundle, which we sent your way. The slight downside was that it was just the learning materials. Today we’ve gone one better.

The Ultimate Raspberry Pi 3B Starter Kit includes both the hardware to assemble and the know-how to do it. You’ll be all set to build games, robots, tools, or any other contraption you can visualize.

In case you were wondering, a Raspberry Pi is a...
Jul
16
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Motorola’s Moto Z Play series has always brought a great balance of modern features and specifications to an affordable price point. The brand new Moto Z3 Play is no exception, and brings some of the most significant changes to the Play line yet. Is it a worthy upgrade to last year’s model? Find out in our Moto Z3 Play review.

Pros: Cons:
  • Sturdy glass and metal design
  • Slender profile
  • Fast performance
  • Stock-like software experience
  • Expandable storage

  • Subpar camera
  • Average...
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