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New Pine64 phones with upgraded hardware begin shipping in August

Enlarge / This is a Pinephone with the back removed—note the replaceable battery and the privacy kill-switches for modem, Wi-Fi, mic, and cameras. Pine64 Yesterday, Pine64 announced the end of the PinePhone UBPorts Community Edition campaign—but more importantly, the company declared the beginning of the postmarketOS Community Edition campaign. The base version of the new run […]

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Samsung will reportedly unveil Galaxy Note 20 in early August Unpacked event

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will reportedly be unveiled in early August, according to reliable leaker Ice Universe. August 5, TheNextGalaxy — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 5, 2020 Samsung has historically announced its Galaxy Note flagship smartphones in early August, and with Ice Universe’s claim, it appears that the company remains on track […]

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Xbox rolls over Nintendo to lead a sleepy August for gaming industry TV spend

The summer slump for gaming brands continued in August, with the industry’s estimated total spend coming in around $ 3.6 million, down from July’s $ 6.2 million. Xbox surpassed longtime frontrunner Nintendo to claim 30.7% of the industry outlay, followed by Rockstar Games with 28.8%. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement […]

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Amazon to kill Dash button functions on August 31—you have a month to hack yours

Enlarge / RIP, Amazon Dash. Amazon / Sam Machkovech Amazon’s four-year dalliance with plastic “BUY! BUY! BUY!” buttons appears to finally be coming to a close. The Amazon Dash line of physical, Internet-connected buttons, which allowed customers to purchase (usually for around $ 5 a pop) one-tap restocking of home staples like snacks, toiletries, and […]