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NVIDIA will announce new games for GeForce NOW every week

Streaming services are surging in popularity thanks to most people staying at home due to COVID-19. While video streaming services are getting the most attention, cloud gaming is also on the up and up since it's become difficult to go out and buy new gaming hardware. If you don't own a modern gaming console or...

Android 11 x86 system images for the Android Emulator support ARM ABIs

Google released the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 earlier this month. With this release, Google made a key change to enable more efficient app debugging on Android Emulator within Android Studio. The Android 11 system images for x86 CPUs now allow applications with C or C++ dependencies to run more smoothly without full ARM emulation...

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro launched globally with the Snapdragon 865, 108MP camera, and 90Hz display

Xiaomi launched its newest flagship, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in China just last month. The company planned to bring their flagship to regions outside of China, but COVID-19 did delay their plans by first getting MWC 2020 cancelled, and recently, getting the Indian launch postponed indefinitely. In an online event, Xiaomi is...

Call of Duty: Mobile update brings 2v2 Showdown mode, Meltdown map, new weapons, and more

Following the year-long beta run, Activision finally released Call of Duty: Mobile on Android late last year in October. At the time of launch, the game featured a couple of game modes, including Free-for-All, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Domination, and Battle Royale. With update v1.0.10, which was released earlier this year in January, the developers added...

Make the Most of Social Distancing with these Coding Courses

When you’re stuck at home, one of the best ways to stave off boredom is to learn something new. Programming is a skill that is useful in many careers, and you can learn to code at home quite easily. The 2020 Comprehensive Programming Collection provides a great starting point, with nine courses and 14 hours...

Samsung is preparing to launch a 5G version of the Galaxy A51

Earlier this year in January, a report from Sammobile revealed that Samsung was working on a 5G variant of the Galaxy A51. The report cited sources familiar with the matter who revealed that a device with model number SM-A515F and 128GB of base storage was in the works. Since the regular Galaxy A51, which was launched...

OPPO may launch the Chinese Reno3 and Reno3 Pro globally as the Find X2 Lite and Neo

OPPO launched the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro in China in the last few days of 2019. This OPPO Reno3 Pro claims to be the world’s thinnest dual-mode 5G phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G inside, while this OPPO Reno3 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L 5G SoC. In March 2020, OPPO sought to bring the Reno3 and Reno3...

Tencent is building a cloud gaming platform in collaboration with Huawei

Cloud gaming services have become increasingly popular over the last year, with several major players like Nvidia, Google and Microsoft vying for a piece of the pie. While Nvidia was among the first big-name brands to enter the space with its GeForce NOW service, it was soon followed by Google Stadia and Microsoft's xCloud. Now,...

Wireless Android Auto is now supported in most of Europe, India, Australia, and more

Android Auto is basically a way to mirror/extend certain apps from a smartphone in a driver-friendly format to a compatible head unit/display within a car. For this mirroring and extension to happen, the Android smartphone needs to be connected with the head unit, obviously. Initially, Android Auto solely worked through a USB connection. But in...

[Update: May move forward] U.S. Government considers blocking TSMC from making chips for Huawei

For close to a year, Huawei has been trying to stay competitive despite dire US sanctions hitting them very hard for certain regions. The company was placed on the Department of Commerce's Entity List, meaning that US companies are barred from exporting products to Huawei. This sole fact by itself is already pretty devastating, as...

Google Play Store now shows download count and size in app search results

Thanks to the Play Store, downloading an application on Android devices doesn't take more than a few taps. You open the market, search for the desired app, and tap install. Though, with more than 2.8 million applications hosted already, it's not always easy to find exactly which one you want, especially if you're downloading it...

[Update: Resumed] Google temporarily pauses Chrome and Chrome OS updates to prioritize security

It's no surprise anymore that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a huge impact on nearly everything. In the technology space alone, we've seen major events get canceled, product launches pushed back, and the effects of changing working conditions. The next thing being affected by adjusted work schedules is Chrome and Chrome OS updates. Due to...