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Bang & Olufsen’s latest lunchbox-shaped speaker has a built-in Qi wireless charger – The Verge

Bang & Olufsen’s latest lunchbox-shaped speaker has a built-in Qi wireless charger – The Verge

Bang & Olufsen’s latest portable Bluetooth speaker is the Beolit 20, a lunchbox-sized successor to 2017’s Beolit 17. The big upgrade this time around is a new Qi wireless charging pad that can be found on top of the speaker, which can charge other devices like phones or earbuds. According to Bang & Olufsen, the Beolit 20 can also play for 30 percent longer than its predecessor. The company says the speaker’s 3,200mAh battery offers 37 hours of listening at low volumes, but this reduces to a little over 8 hours if you’re listening at typical levels, or just under 4 hours at max volume. There’s a USB-C port for charging. Image: Bang & Olufsen ...
343 Industries studio head steps away from Halo Infinite amid uncertain development – Destructoid

343 Industries studio head steps away from Halo Infinite amid uncertain development – Destructoid

Chris Lee is out after 12 years on Halo It was most certainly not an easy decision for Microsoft to delay Halo Infinite out of the Xbox Series X's launch window. Halo Infinite would've been both a system seller and an Xbox Game Pass seller. It would've been the explosive start to the generation that could set the tone for years to come.  That's how you know something is very much not right with Halo Infinite. We're left to assume things aren't going as expected -- aside from some meme-worthy screenshots -- entirely by occurrences that come out of Microsoft and developer 343 Industries.  Another big one happened recently. Bloomberg reports that 343 partner studio head Chris Lee is no longer working on Halo Infinite. Lee says "I have stepped back from Infinite and I am looking at futur...
Evidence Of Resident Evil 3: Cloud Version For Nintendo Switch Seemingly Uncovered – Nintendo Life

Evidence Of Resident Evil 3: Cloud Version For Nintendo Switch Seemingly Uncovered – Nintendo Life

It seems as if the floodgates have opened for cloud game releases on the Nintendo Switch. Following on from the announcement of Hitman 3 and the release of Control on the eShop, dataminers have now supposedly uncovered evidence of Capcom's Resident Evil 3 remake coming to the hybrid system via cloud technology. This information apparently comes from the Control: Cloud Version website. Industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, previously said there were "no plans" for a native version of the game "right now", but a cloud version was being explored, and there's now seemingly evidence of this. So apparently this was just data mined from the Control Ultimate Edition cloud version website for some reason.I guess every version of RE:3 is just doomed to being data mined before its official announcement. ...
Google tests cool new feature for the Play Store – PhoneArena

Google tests cool new feature for the Play Store – PhoneArena

In its never ending battle to improve the Google Play Store, Google is testing a method to allow users to make comparisons between two or more apps. As AndroidPolice mentioned, this comes after Hamburgers were removed from the Play Store menu earlier this month. No, Google wasn't competing with Mickey D's. The Hamburger menu was an icon consisting of three straight horizontal lines that looked like a Hamburger from the side (top bun, meat, and bottom bun) and when tapped, a menu list appeared. The Compare apps section appears near the bottom of a Play Store listing and at the moment it seems to be limited to a few side-by-side comparisons of media players under the heading of Compare apps. The apps are compare...
5 ways Samsung Galaxy S21 can beat the iPhone 12 – Toms Guide

5 ways Samsung Galaxy S21 can beat the iPhone 12 – Toms Guide

The Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks are ramping up earlier than expected, and that’s because Samsung’s next flagship is rumored to launch earlier than usual. In fact, the S21 series could debut as soon as January. So what can we expect from the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra? I don’t think Samsung can win on performance, as the A14 Bionic is crazy fast according to our iPhone 12 benchmarks. But based on existing advantages and new developments, Samsung could overtake the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro as the best phones around. Here’s how the S21 lineup can pull it off.  A cheaper model from the start Samsung made a huge mistake with the Galaxy S20 launch by making the cheapest model $1,000. And the pandemic didn’t help matters. So it responded to market trends by launching the...
Vizios latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support – Engadget

Vizios latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support – Engadget

With new game consoles just around the corner and PC GPUs delivering high-res graphics at 120fps, Vizio is rolling out an update for 2021 SmartCast-enabled TVs with its ProGaming Engine tech built-in. While Vizio mentioned HDMI 2.1 support in V-Series and above TVs for this year, support for things like 120fps 4K input aren’t available on all of the models. According to Vizio, this update improves black level performance, sharpens local dimming and improves brightness for both SDR and HDR content on its M-Series and P-Series LCD TVs. On the M-Series, it also adds support for AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, which enables tear free, low-latency performance with 4K graphics at up to 60fps.