Alleged Asus ZenFone 5 shows its iPhone X-like notch in live picture

Asus has already confirmed that its next wave of Android smartphones will be unveiled on February 27 during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 trade fair. At least two devices will be introduced later this month: Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite.

The standard ZenFone 5 model is expected to feature the same notch that made the iPhone X so popular among other smartphone makers, which are now planning to include the design change into many of their products.

Asus ZenFone 5 allegedly leaked in a live picture that confirms the inclusion of the so-called “lip,” which is supposed to make …


Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 may have just leaked ahead of MWC 2018 announcement

Samsung fans are most likely focused on learning as much as they can about the company’s upcoming flagships – Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, there’s another device that South Korean handset maker is likely to introduce later this month at Mobile World Congress 2018, a new tablet.

Even though the Galaxy S9 is expected to steal the show, Samsung has another ace up its sleeve, the Galaxy Tab S4. The unannounced tablet has been recently spotted at GFXBench, along with some of its specs.

Naturally, the Galaxy Tab S4 (model number SM-T835) is a high-end tablet, so it’s no wonder that it packs …

Deal: Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi only) is on sale for $150 off at Best Buy

Best Buy is running a sale on some of Apple’s products as part of its President’s Day promotion that ends on Monday at 11:59 pm CT. However, according to the US retailer, some offers will be extended beyond the deadline mentioned, though we don’t know which ones.

One of the discounted Apple products, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi only) tablet can be had for less than $1,000, its usual price. Even though the discount isn’t that high, you’ll still be able to save $150 if you buy the slate by the end of the sale period.

It’s worth mentioning that all four color variants are on …

The sequel to Warhammer Quest is coming to Android in March

Warhammer Quest, one of the better titles in the Warhammer franchise, is a tactical turn-based mobile game developed by Rodeo Games and launched back in 2013. In the meantime, the Rodeo Game’s co-founder Ben Murch decided to start another studio called Perchang, which released a very successful game called … Perchang.

In fact, the reason Perchang was able to release of Warhammer Quest 2 is the success it achieved with its first new game. Warhammer Quest 2: The End of Times made its debut on iOS last year and costs $4.99.

Earlier this week, Perchang confirmed the sequel to Warhammer …

Deal: Save $100 on the Motorola Moto X4 (unlocked, compatible with most US carriers)

If you’re in need of a water-resistant smartphone that offers nice features while not being too expensive, you may want to consider buying the Motorola Moto X4. Right now, the Moto X4 is sold in the US for just $299.99 – that’s $100 off its original price. According to Motorola, this is a President’s Day deal, but it won’t expire too soon, being valid from today (February 18) through March 3, 11:59 p.m. CT. 
To get the Moto X4 at $299.99, you don’t need to use Project Fi, and neither to be an Amazon Prime member. This is the fully unlocked version of the handset …

Designer produces concept images of Apple's rumored AR glasses

While the Apple HomePod smart speaker is Cupertino’s next big consumer tech device, on the horizon is something bigger that could replace the iPhone as Apple’s top revenue producer. Last June, analyst Gene Munster, who now pores over spreadsheets for venture capital firm Loup Ventures, said that AR powered Apple Glasses will become bigger than the tech giant’s iconic smartphone. Based on comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook about the current state of AR technology, we probably won’t see this device launch until 2020 at the earliest. Apple will reportedly turn to contract manufacturer Quanta to produce …

Even gorillas need dating apps to find love

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If a lonely Valentine’s Day has you doubting the power of dating apps, get ready to believe again. 

Calaya and Baraka met just three years ago thanks to a matching algorithm. Since then, the two strangers went from potential dates, to lovers, and finally, to expectant parents — of a baby gorilla.

Baraka and Calaya are western lowland gorillas, residents of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Their, erm, fruitful partnership, only got underway thanks to a dating algorithm, made specially for gorillas.

As reported in the New Yorker on Monday, the Smithsonian’s “Gorilla Matchmaking” program is responsible for the union of Baraka and Calaya. The Smithsonian brought Calaya to meet Baraka back in February 2015 (quite the Valentine’s Day present), thanks to a match determined by a genetic and personality algorithmic compatibility ranking. The initial “Gorilla Matchmaking” technology was designed as part of the Gorilla Species Survival Plan back in the ’80s, and they’ve continued to refine the algorithm to promote gorilla breeding and species health ever since.  Read more…

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A dad carved Hogwarts out of ice for his daughters

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Most dads have a “world’s best dad” mug, but this guy probably has the actual trophy.

Kelly Davies of Alberta, Canada is an ice sculptor. So a heavy snowfall meant lots and lots of material to work with. What better thing to do with it than build a huge Hogwarts replica?

The sculpture features a section of the Great Hall as well as Albus Dumbledore’s own chair, according to CBC. Davies chose the magical school as his artistic subject for his daughters Anna and Julia, who are eight and six years old. Read more…

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Qualcomm's new X24 LTE modem can reach a ridiculously fast 2 gbps

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You future smartphone could be ridiculously fast even without 5G.

That’s the promise of Qualcomm’s latest LTE chip: the Snapdragon X24, which the company says is capable of hitting blazing-fast download speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. 

Now, as we’ve noted before, the company’s touted top speed is more of a best case scenario, rather than a guarantee. There are many other factors that determine network speeds other than the modem. 

Even so, there’s a good reason to be at least cautiously optimistic about Qualcomm’s latest milestone: it’s a very good sign for the future of 5G. Read more…

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A pilot drew a massive heart in the sky using flight radar

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In case you hadn’t already spotted the onslaught of heart-shaped everything in the shops, it’s Valentine’s Day. 

And, one cheeky pilot decided to have a bit of fun by drawing a giant love heart in the sky. The Virgin Atlantic pilot—who was out on a training flight—took a heart-shaped route off the coast of Cornwall, UK. 

The love-heart flight path was visible on FlightRadar24.com, and was first spotted by eagle-eyed plane spotter Philip Davis. 

Virgin A330 drawing a heart off the north Cornwall coast ❤ pic.twitter.com/DZjAWyWJh7

— Philip Davis (@PlanePhil5) February 14, 2018 Read more…

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