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Firefox Focus is switching from Chrome WebView to the Gecko engine

There are a number of components to the web browser with the parts we interact with simply being the user interface for it. There's a lot of stuff going on under the hood and how a browser performs can depend largely on which engine it's using. Mozilla introduced Firefox Focus as a separate web browser...

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 forums are now open

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 just launched, a brand new tablet with some top-end specifications by Xiaomi. Their devices are often unlockable and have huge developer communities. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 forums were (and still are) one of our most popular ever. Although tablets are facing a decline in demand, that doesn't mean Xiaomi has...

Nokia 8 will soon support ARCore for augmented reality apps

ARCore is Google's new augmented reality platform, taking up where Project Tango had left off. Project Tango was killed off in December in favor of its successor: ARCore. ARCore doesn't require any specialized hardware, which vastly simplifies its adoption. It was announced by Google in August 2017, and Google stated at the time that the...

New Samsung Galaxy On phone with Infinity Display may launch next week in India

Xiaomi and Samsung have been competing for the top spot in the Indian smartphone market. For years, Samsung had successfully held off challenges from Indian companies such as Micromax, and had consolidated its place in the market. However, Xiaomi's entry into the Indian smartphone market resulted in rapid change. In only three years, Xiaomi overtook...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 Mobile Platforms

For a few years now, we’ve seen affordable phones become competitive options that are able to satisfy the needs of more and more customers. As OEMs shifted their focus towards emergent markets, cost became a premier concern and mid-range components were put into the spotlight. Qualcomm’s 600 series best exemplifies this shift in enthusiast minds,...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Detachable Chromebook may have a built-in stylus

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chromebook appears to be on its way, and we already know a decent amount about the device. Codenamed "cheza", it could well be one of the very few detachable Chromebooks on the market. It could even have LTE support at launch - though that doesn't appear to be unique to...

WPA3 WiFi security standard is final & coming to devices with the Snapdragon 845

The WPA3 WiFi security standard has been certified, as announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance earlier today. It's yet another incremental network security protocol upgrade and was necessary after WPA2 was cracked wide open early last year - eleven years after it was officially unveiled. Devices require more enhanced security hardware to utilize it, something which...

LG G7 ThinQ update brings 4K @ 60fps video recording

When you buy a high-end flagship smartphone these days you kind of expect it to have all the top of the line features that are available from its competition. While there are some features that are exclusive to some OEMs there are some basic features that should be available to everyone as long as the...

Samsung is ending My Bixby Level which unlocked Samsung Pay rewards points

Samsung launched Bixby Voice almost a year ago. Since expanding to over 200 countries, the service hasn't received many feature updates to compete with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Samsung's rumored Bixby Speaker and upcoming 2.0 update launching with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may turn things around but for now, Bixby Voice remains the worst voice...

LG V40 may have 5 cameras, display notch, and Google Assistant button

The LG V30 was announced late last summer (though it didn't launch until October) as a new direction for the V Series. They ditched the Second Screen in favor of a floating widget and gave the device a more "premium" design. Unfortunately, people didn't like the OLED display and the cameras weren't top-notch. LG has...

Google Pay launches in Germany with support for 4 banks

Google Pay has been rolling out across the world in the last few months after it replaced Android Pay and Google Wallet. It combines the two services, allowing you to save all of your payment details in one service that can be used for tap and pay and also online purchases. Google Pay is now...

YouTube picture-in-picture rolling out more widely in the US for non-Red/Premium users

Google added picture-in-picture mode support for Android smartphones back in 2017 with the release of Android Oreo. For a long time, only the premium version of YouTube (be it YouTube Red or YouTube Premium) supported the feature, which means you had to pay for it. Last month, some people started noticing that the feature was...