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FCC will make carriers authenticate IP calls with STIR/SHAKEN by the end of June 2021

Robocalls and spam calls are a major issue for people in the United States. The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, estimates that fraudulent calls cost Americans a total of $10 billion every year. As such, there have been efforts by software technology giants (such as Google), smartphone makers, telecommunications carriers, and the FCC itself aimed...

Hands-on with the Nubia Red Magic 5G – 144Hz Gaming [Video]

Earlier this month, the Red Magic 5G was officially announced in China. This is the latest device in the growing "gaming smartphone" category. The Red Magic 5G boasts a few features that should set it apart from the competition, most notably the 144Hz refresh rate display. XDA TV's TK Bay has the device so he...

WireGuard VPN protocol makes its way to Linux Kernel 5.6

Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, can be an essential tool in the digital age. Due to growing privacy concerns or simple geolocation barriers, more and more users are taking advantage of the increased privacy and versatility afforded by VPNs that they trust. With COVID-19 forcing millions of workers to stay at home, many are forced...

HMD Global rolls out the Android 10 update to the Nokia 7.2

HMD Global has had decent success with its Nokia-branded Android smartphones since they started licensing the name back in 2016. The new Nokia's approach to Android smartphones was an interesting one: with a focus on updates and software without unnecessary fluff and gimmicks, their phones were pretty close to what Motorola released in 2013 and...

2020 Mi Fan Festival & Xiaomi Mi 10 Global Launch (with coupon code!)

2020 Mi Fan Festival Mi Fan Festival aka Xiaomi MMF Sale is a huge online shopping festival announced by the Xiaomi company where Xiaomi’s lovers around the world can buy Xiaomi products on special deals and discounts.Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival was first announced on April 6, 2012, but introduced to the global Mi fans at the...

EMUI 10.1 roadmap reveals beta timeline for Huawei and Honor smartphones

Just a few days ago, Huawei unveiled its newest series of flagship devices, which include the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and the Huawei P40 Pro+. The Chinese OEM is shipping a slightly upgraded version of their custom Android 10-based UI, dubbed EMUI 10.1, with the P40 lineup. One notable inclusion in EMUI 10.1 is...

Realme 6 launches in Europe with 90Hz displays, 64MP cameras, MediaTek Helio G90T alongside Realme 6i and Realme C3 Global variant

Realme has had quite an eventful year so far. While the majority of its launches this year have catered to Asian markets, especially India, the company did launch in 5G flagship – the Realme X50 Pro (first impressions) – in Europe and in India last month. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down its...

Samsung AKG N400 truly wireless earphones boast of ANC and water resistance

Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S20 series at the Samsung Unpacked event earlier this year in February. At the event, the company also announced the Galaxy Buds+ alongside the three highly-anticipated devices. As previous leaks suggested, the Galaxy Buds+ only offered a minor upgrade over the original Galaxy Buds with improved battery life, better microphones,...

LG V40 ThinQ Android 10 kernel source code published ahead of LG UX 9.0 rollout

The smartphone wing of LG heavily struggled in 2019 due to lagging sales, and the company might even drop their flagship G-series brand this year. The Korean OEM is also having a hard time to keep their existing phones up-to-date, as only a handful of LG flagships have received the Android 10 update so far....

POCO X2 Custom Development Update: Paranoid Android, arter97 kernel, Google Camera port, more

Earlier this year in January, Xiaomi India set up POCO as an independent brand and, shortly thereafter, the newly-formed brand launched the POCO X2 into the market. Since the POCO F1 was quite a big hit among custom ROM enthusiasts and developers alike, POCO sent out a couple of units of the new POCO X2...

NewPipe lets you watch higher quality YouTube videos in India

Most of us are staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While it means more work for some and leisure for others, the burden on the internet has increased multi-fold as people seek new ways to keep their spirits high while in quarantine. This anticipation of the burden on the internet has led stakeholders...

Discord alpha hints at upcoming Pokémon GO collaboration, and surfacing COVID-19 channel

Discord began its journey in 2015 as a chat service that primarily focused on gamers, providing VoIP services to supplement real-time strategies in MOBAs. Over the years, the service has solidified its place as a chat platform, and it has also emerged as a good alternative to IRC. Discord as an app and service allows...