One upping the Nex: OPPO Find X may have the highest screen to body ratio we've ever seen

The OPPO Find X is due to be formally announced on June 19 in Paris and, as we have been reporting over the past couple weeks, it could be an impressive device. The phone already has a promotional page live on the OPPO Netherlands, signalling that the Find X could help OPPO break into the European market. 
#OPPOFindX— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) June 16, 2018  
OPPO teased us by hinting at the Find X’s screen to body ratio. And thanks to some clever measuring by Ben Geskin, OPPO’s secret may be …

Last chance to save $80 on the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier

Earlier this month, this awesome Costco deal shaved $80 off of the price of the Samsung Gear S3 and now’s your last chance to get it!

Both Gear S3 Classic and Frontier (non-LTE) are going for $239.99 + Tax, a cool $80 off the usual price, so if you’ve been holding off, now may be a good time to jump the gun. The Samsung Gear S4 (or Galaxy Watch) is inching closer and closer, and it will no doubt be a worthy successor to the current model, but the Gear S3 is one seriously good smartwatch, and hey, it’s only dropping in price!
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Dogfight expected in emerging markets among smartphone manufacturers

According to Taiwan’s handset supply chain, we should expect to see a brutal battle for smartphone market share in emerging markets between Apple and China-based manufacturers. This fight over consumers in markets like India and China is expected to take place this year, just before the launch of 5G. The manufacturers are hoping to impress smartphone buyers before the transition to the next-generation of wireless connectivity. This way, their brand will be the first considered by smartphone buyers looking to replace a 4G unit with a new one that supports 5G.
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Dell is letting you take an *extra* $150 off the Inspiron 15 7000 laptop with this coupon code


If you were waiting for the right time to upgrade from your bulky, creaking old laptop— we got news for ya: the time is now.

While Dell isn’t exactly screaming this deal from the hilltops (or their website )— we are. 

(You’re welcome.)

Dell is going all in with this coupon code that knocks the 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 7000 down to only $579. Man we love a good clearance deal. 

Incase you didn’t know, this is the sleekest model of the 7000-Series, complete with InfinityEdge display and the newest 8th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor. On top of that, it also comes with Windows 10 Pro, which normally would be a $50 upgrade over Home. This’ll definitely come in handy for those who need their computer supported by their IT department. Read more…

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Animals are becoming nocturnal to avoid humans, and that could mean trouble


Animals that live near human activity are becoming nocturnal just to avoid us, and the implications for ecosystems around the world could be huge. 

A team of researchers conducted a meta-analysis which included data about 62 species across six continents and found an overwhelming trend: To avoid encountering humans, animals are becoming nocturnal at the expense of their biologically predetermined schedules. 

Of the species studied that typically split their activity equally between day and night, more than 80 percent of those living near humans increased their nighttime activity. The new results were published in the journal Science this week. Read more…

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'Transference' isn't your typical gaming experience


Transference, the heady virtual reality project that made a splash with its trailer at E3, is more than just your typical gaming experience.

During E3, we had a chance to talk to a couple of folks behind Transference: Elijah Wood, actor and founder of the production company Spectrevision, and Benoit Richer, game director at Ubisoft. Both of whom discussed how their backgrounds in film and games helped develop Transference into something that’s a unique mix of both with a heavy dose of emotional pull.

“Games have always looked to film for inspiration, especially in the last 15 to 20 years,” Wood said. “They’ve become more and more cinematic and inspired by film history in terms of cutscenes and narrative approach.” Read more…

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Cardi B joins Zach Galifianakis and Jerry Seinfeld for a new episode of 'Between Two Ferns'


The wait has been well worth it: Zach Galifianakis is back with another episode of Between Two Ferns, his first episode since Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama appeared on the show in 2016. 

This time he’s joined by legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld and rapper Cardi B, a more recent legend in her own right.

Seinfeld takes up most of the interview, and the hilarious banter between the two men is full of drags and knocks against the franchises that brought them fame (Seinfeld and the film The Hangover, respectively).  Read more…

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Elon Musk and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hold 'Loop' press conference to shut down the haters


Haters gonna hate, but that’s not stopping Elon Musk and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from pushing forward on a potentially game-changing new high-speed rail project.

Musk and Mayor Emanuel held a press conference on Thursday to announce The Boring Company’s winning bid for an underground high-speed rail between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport.

“This is the fastlane to Chicago’s future,” Mayor Emanuel said.

The line will be called “The Chicago Express Loop,” also known as The X. Pods made by Tesla will travel between 125 – 150 mph, transporting travelers the approximately 16 miles between Block 37 in downtown Chicago to the airport in about 12 minutes. It’s not Hyperloop, but it’s fast — about four times faster than existing public transportation, at least. Read more…

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Snapchat could soon get its own version of Instagram's Boomerang


It looks like Snapchat may soon be borrowing a feature from Instagram, for once.

The app is currently testing a new video feature that lets users create looping Boomerang-style videos. The feature, called “bounce,” is being tested in a beta version of the app but isn’t publicly available yet.

Snapchat already lets you create looping videos — the feature was added a year ago — but it doesn’t quite create Boomerang-like effects. (Boomerang creates its looping effects by playing clips forward and then backward.)

The new bounce feature brings Snapchat’s version closer to Instagram’s Boomerang, though. It appears alongside the other video playback tools. Using a slider, you select a portion of the video to “bounce.” The clip will play backward and forward in a loop, similar to a Boomerang. Read more…

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