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TCLs latest phone has 5G speeds and solid specs for just $400 – Engadget

TCLs latest phone has 5G speeds and solid specs for just $400 – Engadget

TCL has unveiled the 10 5G UW, a $400 Verizon-exclusive device that will be the most affordable 5G smartphone in Verizon’s lineup. It has very decent specs for a device in that price range, including a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 6.5-inch TCL-built Full HD+ display that supports HDR10 video playback. That compares favorably to the OnePlus Nord, but with a price tag that’s $100 lower. The phone should also have decent endurance with a 4,500 mAh battery and quick charge capability that can juice it to 50 percent in a half hour, along with reverse charging that lets you charge a smartwatch or other small device using the phone. Other specs include a 48-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel super wide-angle camera and a 5-meg...
The 12 best new and updated games for the Oculus Quest 2 – The Verge

The 12 best new and updated games for the Oculus Quest 2 – The Verge

At its $299 price point, the new and improved Oculus Quest 2 headset is likely to draw a lot of new people into VR. And while the Quest platform is much more locked down and curated than the Wild West of SteamVR, there’s still a lot of stuff coming out all the time, so it can be hard to know where to begin with the library. If you’ve just picked up a Quest 2, here are some new games to get started on. It’s not at all an exhaustive list, as we’ve focused on titles that make the most of the new headset’s improved capabilities. But it should give you a sense of the breadth of experiences available on the platform. The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners The highest-profile “launch title” for the Quest 2 is The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. It’s a first-person horror survival game ...
Yeah, XDA made a phone… – XDA Developers

Yeah, XDA made a phone… – XDA Developers

... and it's the world's first phone to run LineageOS out of the box! There have been many rumors and running jokes over the years that XDA would, and probably should, make a phone. Our history with alternative platforms such as LineageOS (and CyanogenMod that came before it) has meant that XDA has been at the forefront of helping develop viable alternatives to the primary platforms available on smartphones. Today, we’re super excited to announce that we’ve finally done it – we’ve made a phone. Earlier this year, we partnered with F(x)tec to discuss how we can bring an alternative platform to a wider audience. The F(x)tec Pro1-X does just this: it’s the world’s first phone to run LineageOS out of the box, and you can also get a version running Ubuntu Touch OS. Here are all the details: ...
Microsoft Surface Pro X review: Better battery life for the coolest Surface – CNET

Microsoft Surface Pro X review: Better battery life for the coolest Surface – CNET

Last year, when Microsoft launched the original Surface Pro X, the idea of a premium Arm-based PC was a fanciful one. There had been a handful of lower-cost models from HP, Asus and others, but they generally failed to impress. The Surface Pro X was a bold move to ditch the usual Intel (or AMD) chips and power a high-gloss, high-price two-in-one with a more smartphone-like processor. In that case it was the Microsoft SQ1, a collaboration ...
Apple’s AirPods Pro are $200 at Amazon and B&H Photo today – The Verge

Apple’s AirPods Pro are $200 at Amazon and B&H Photo today – The Verge

Apple’s AirPods Pro are $200 at Amazon and B&H Photo today - The Verge Skip to main content clock more-arrow no yes Plus, save up to $150 on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. This story is part of a group of stories called Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is t...
Ditch the soundbar with new Amazon Echo speakers – USA TODAY

Ditch the soundbar with new Amazon Echo speakers – USA TODAY

Besides sporting a new round look, Amazon's updated fourth generation Echo speakers have something else going for them. Buy a pair for $200 and they make fabulous TV speakers. Without wires spread across the room from the TV. TV's have gotten way thinner and cheaper over the years, and a big casualty has been the tinny speaker, sending many consumers to soundbars that fit near the TV and connect directly.  The advantages to two Echo speakers instead are huge. Instead of paying anywhere from $100 to as much as $1,800 (which includes a multi-speaker soundbar setup) and having the sound coming from the other side of the room, you can put the little Amazon devices in your bedroom by the bed, and have the sound by your ears. Beyond just playing music and podcasts, operating your smart home and...
Valorant patch 1.11 notes: Skye, left-handed view option – Polygon

Valorant patch 1.11 notes: Skye, left-handed view option – Polygon

Valorant’s first big update of Act 3 is here and that means Skye is joining the roster. Alongside the new Agent, this patch also brings a few balance changes to other Agents, an update to the in-game economy, and the addition of the long-awaited left-handed gun option. Skye is this patch’s biggest addition. Skye brings all kinds of utility to any team she’s on with ways to discover enemies and heal her teammates. For a full breakdown of Skye’s abilities you can check out the ability preview video below. As for balance changes, this patch brings some adjustments for three different Agents. The first is a slight buff to Breach that makes his flash just a little bit longer. Cypher’s Trapwires are now disabled after he dies, which should prove to be a huge nerf for him. Finally, K...
Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt and Beyond Light calendar – Polygon

Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt and Beyond Light calendar – Polygon

On Tuesday morning, Bungie launched its new “ViDoc,” a 15 minute video previewing a bunch of new content coming soon to Destiny 2. The studio spoke about the season launching alongside Destiny 2: Beyond Light, called Season of the Hunt. In a separate blog post, the studio revealed the roadmap for the next few months in Destiny 2. In Season of the Hunt, players will work alongside Osiris and Uldren Sov — now going by The Crow — to stop Xivu Arath from amassing an army of Darkness. Players have never really encountered Oryx’s second sister, Xivu Arath, in-game before, so this should be a completely new story for players. This will be the first time players have encountered Uldren since his resurrection as a Guardian back in Destiny 2: Forsaken. It seems that his resurrection is unk...