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Unicode 10 Officially Released with 56 New Emojis and a Host of New Characters

The Unicode Consortium has officially announced Unicode 10. The new version adds 8,518 characters including 56 new emoji characters, a set of four new scripts, and new symbols. Currently, the standard consists of a whopping total of 136,690 characters. Aside from adding support for lesser-used languages, the Unicode Consortium included a Bitcoin sign. The most popular cryptocurrency's...

Latest Alpha Build of CrossOver Android Released With Android Nougat Support

If you are familiar with GNU/Linux-based operating systems, you have almost certainly heard of Wine. This great project allows you to run Windows applications without the need of installing a virtual machine. CrossOver Android is a similar concept, but it's made for Android tablets and Chromebooks running Intel hardware to allow these platforms to run...

Nova Google Companion Allows Google Now Integration on Lollipop

Custom launchers offer much more customization options than the stock launchers that ship with your phone. Unfortunately, there are some really enticing features from the stock launcher that most custom launchers do not support. One of those features is the Google Now pane that is accessed by swiping towards the left. The Nova Launcher developer...

Unboxing The OnePlus 5

https://youtu.be/w6PT9cpdu9AThe OnePlus 5 is officially here. In this video, Miles does the complete unboxing of their new flagship device. We have covered our first impressions of the device too, if you would like to know more. If you are perhaps hesitant about upgrading to this phone, but still enjoy OnePlus, maybe the OnePlus 3T will...

Xperia X and X Compact Receive Android 7.1.1

Sony is rolling out a new Nougat update for the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. The update brings both Android 7.1.1 and the new security patches, and users of these handsets should soon get a notification about the update. This comes shortly after Sony's release of the Android 7.0 update for the Xperia XA. Back...

The Burger King Ad That Activated Google Home Just Won A Prestigious Award

The growing popularity of voice activated speakers can be troublesome: one of the biggest fast food companies, Burger King, used the OK Google trigger in their commercial to activate Google Assistant and Google Home, prompting the service in thousands of households. The annoying ad has just won a prestigious Cannes Lions' Grand Prix award. Burget King first...

Qualcomm Partners with Packet to Introduce its 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor

Along with smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm has their hand in a lot of other markets right now. Their modems are quite popular due to the patents they own, and the company is trying to dive into IoT solutions as well. We generally don't hear much about Qualcomm's processors in the server space, but the company is...

DirtySanta Exploit Unlocks the Bootloader of the LG V20 H990

While some OEMs allow bootloader unlocking on almost every model, the LG officially supports just a few devices. We have exciting news for the owners of the international variant of the LG V20. The bootloader can be unlocked thanks to the DirtySanta exploit. The method has been adapted to work with the H990 model by XDA...

New Galaxy S8/S8+ Device Maintenance Update Lets You Manually Put Apps to Sleep

When Google announced Doze for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it got a lot of people excited because they're always looking for ways to increase the battery life of their smartphone or tablet. However, the first implementation didn't really benefit many outside of tablet usage because it required the device to be stationary for a certain period...

Hue Tile Lets You Control Your Hue Lights with a Quick Settings Tile

There's a new application from XDA Junior Member anilejder called Hue Tile that lets you control your Philips Hue lights directly from your quick settings tile. The setup is simple as it just requires you to connect to your Hue Bridge and then follow a tutorial that lets you select your lights and turn on a specific scene. You...

SEGA Forever Allows You to Play Classic Games For Free On Android

Retro gaming fans may have just got the best news in a while. SEGA has just officially launched the SEGA Forever collection which allows gamers around the globe to play classic games for free. The list of games is relatively short, but will soon include nearly every SEGA game ever released from every console era –...

Report: LG to Unveil its Next Flagship, V30, at IFA 2017

According to the South Korean tech publication ETNews, LG is planning to launch its next flagship in its V line-up at IFA 2017 in Berlin. If true, this will mark the first time ever LG launching its V series device at IFA (last year's V20 was even announced through a Facebook stream in a small...