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WhatsApp has received dark mode in latest Android beta

The latest beta version of WhatsApp’s Android app has introduced a long-anticipated dark mode, WABetaInfo is reporting. “Dark Theme” is available to all beta users with version 2.20.13, and can be enabled in the “Chats” section of the app’s settings menu. You have the option of turning WhatsApp’s dark mode permanently on, permanently off, or […]

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Manufacturing Technology

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review roundup

At CES 2020, AMD announced its new Radeon RX 5600 XT, a midrange $279 graphics card utilizing the company’s Navi architecture that sits between the cheaper RX 5500 series and the more powerful RX 5700 series. AMD is positioning the 5600 XT as “the ultimate graphics card for 1080p gaming,” and reviews out today seem […]

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Proton VPN Becomes The First Fully Open Source And Audited VPN

In a blog post, ProtonVPN just announced that it is open-sourcing its source code and has released the security audit reports as well. With this step, ProtonVPN aims to become the most transparent and accountable VPN provider in the VPN market. The company has also conducted an independent security audit, which will become a crucial […]

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Huawei signs deal with TomTom for a Google Maps alternative

Chinese phone maker Huawei will work with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to put maps on its phones, Reuters reports. A TomTom spokesperson told Reuters that the deal closed “some time ago,” but it became public late last week. While TomTom maintains self-branded apps on iOS and Android, Reuters describes Huawei building its own apps […]

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Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity

Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with grasping capabilities. Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain […]

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Android OS Technology

Android R spotted running on Google Pixel 4

Right off the bat, it is definitely worth noting that GeekBench device hardware data is simply reported on an OS level to the app and is relatively easy to manipulate and spoof. So, this should definitely be taken with a pinch of salt. Even so, Google has been very tight-lipped regarding the next version of […]

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Apple iPhone 9 to arrive with Face ID, bigger screen than iPhone 8

The oldest Apple phone currently on the market is iPhone 8, and the Cupertino company plans on using that as a base for its upcoming cheaper and more compact offering. New reports from suppliers who attended CES 2020 and spoke with a source from Japan shed some light on its specs. According to the info, […]

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DRAM breakthrough puts us one step closer to instant-on PCs

Fast, non-volatile DRAM would make PC sleep states and hibernation of a thing of the past. After all these years, we are still not at the point where our PCs turn on instantaneously, or restore an active session in Windows. Waking from sleep or hibernation can take anywhere from a short while to what feels […]

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Manufacturing Technology

Honor MagicWatch 2 goes on sale in the UK

The Honor MagicWatch 2, unveiled late last month, is now available for purchase in the UK. The smartwatch is priced at £160 ($210/€190) and you can buy one from Amazon UK or eBay. It’s the 46mm variant that’s been listed, while the 42mm version will arrive in early 2020, but we don’t know exactly when. […]

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Internet Clouding

Google Drive vs. Microsoft OneDrive: A point-by-point comparison

There are three cloud storage service that most people consider using: Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. More often the choice is coming down to the latter two. The magic combination of price and the convenience of integration with other Google and Microsoft services make them top choices. While both services offer the same basic thing—a […]