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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on the “Burdenless Design” of the new OnePlus TV

When OnePlus entered the smartphone market back in 2014, a lot of critics doubted the company and its ability to survive within a hyper-competitive market. Six years later, OnePlus' presence in the same market is about to reach another milestone. 2020 marks the year that OnePlus will go back to releasing a more affordable smartphone...

OnePlus U Series and Y Series TVs launch in India with 55″ 4K, 43″ Full HD, and 32″ HD-ready LED models

OnePlus is far from the brand it started as. But, it has lately been switching lanes and retargeting for a target group it had abandoned in the past few years with its products' steeply rising prices. Besides inching a bit more towards the premium smartphone brand, OnePlus also entered the smart TV segment last year...

NVIDIA GeForce NOW adds 12 games including Trackmania, Mount & Blade II, and SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW game-streaming service enjoys its share in the now-crowded game streaming market on the fact that it was one of the first to appear for end consumers. The service started beta testing for Android last year and opened up for everyone in February. NVIDIA had pledged to announce new games for GeForce NOW...

TWRP is now available for the Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy S4 Mini (Sprint), Fairphone 3, drops support for the Moto E4+/E5, Realme 2 Pro, and Redmi 6/6A

Developers working on the Team Win Recovery Project recently unveiled TWRP 3.4.0 - a major release with several notable improvements, such as partial support for Android 10. TWRP has become the de-facto custom recovery solution for the Android modding community, as it can be used to flash ZIP archives that contain custom ROMs or other...

Windows 10 Insider Preview 20161 brings a new Start menu design, Alt + TAB support for Microsoft Edge tabs, and more

Microsft's Windows operating system powers more than three-fourths of the PCs in the world but it often gets overruled as less visually coherent as compared to Apple's macOS. Microsoft has been working on these issues and gradually overhauling the aesthetics in the OS. The software giant has just released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview...

Google’s Messages beta now shows bubble notifications on Android 11

Last year, with Android 10 developer preview 2, Google added support for Bubbles API that enables floating chat heads similar to Facebook Messenger. The API was offered to developers so they can prepare their apps to support the Bubbles feature. Although Bubbles didn't make it to the final build of Android 10, the feature was...

[Update 2: Google Play Store blocks access] India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Mi Community, and Clash of Kings

The Government of India's Ministry of Electronics and IT has just issued a press release announcing the ban of 59 apps that are "prejudicial to [the] sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order." The list of banned apps includes TikTok among others. As of today, here is the...

Google discontinues the Pixel 3a with the Pixel 4a nowhere to be seen

Google was expected to launch the Pixel 4a last month alongside the Android 11 Beta release. However, the launch was postponed due to alleged manufacturing delays and it's now expected to launch later this month. While we still have no clear information from Google about the device or its release date, the company has now...

The YouTube mobile app still limits video quality to 480p in India, even after 3 months of restrictions

COVID-19 has affected this year in a lot of ways, and we cannot even begin to assess the damage the pandemic has done at large. Even within the limited and narrow scope of smartphones and the related tech industry, the pandemic has made everyone rethink whether physical launch events are still needed when online-only events...

ASUS will announce the ROG Phone 3 on July 22nd at the “ROG Game Changer” event

The ASUS ROG Phone was one of the original "gaming phones" and the company has continued to improve the series. The ROG Phone II was launched about a year ago and we've been tracking its successor as of late. Now, thanks to a countdown posted on ASUS' website, we know the ROG Phone 3 will...

The à la carte TV dream died before it ever got off the ground

Cordcutters are people who don't subscribe (literally) to the traditional forms of TV. One of the biggest reasons for "cutting the cord" (ie. canceling your cable subscription) is the bloated channel lineups and inflated costs. Many people look at a long list of channels and see a lot of stuff they'll never watch (but have...

Dish unveils new plans for Boost Mobile starting at $35

One of the stipulations for the Sprint/T-Mobile merger to be approved was that Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid business needed to be sold. Amazon was reportedly interested, but Dish Network eventually agreed to make the deal. Dish officially takes over starting today and they've announced new plans for Boost Mobile. All of the aforementioned prepaid...