Essential says "a new wave" is coming on February 15 – will we see a new phone?

Several months back, Essential confirmed that it was working on a next-generation handset, saying that this should be easier to repair than the original Essential Phone. Now, the company is getting ready to announce something on February 15 – that’s Thursday – and this might have something to do with a new smartphone. 
Essential took to Twitter to inform the world that “a new wave [of something] is coming” on February 15. The company also shared an image – seen above – showing what resembles the fingerprint scanner of the first Essential Phone. This could mean …


Meizu 15 render appears revealing curved screen, fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup

Earlier this week, we showed you a couple of renders that allegedly show the front and back of the Meizu 15 Plus. The handset features very thin bezels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a dual camera setup on back. Below the rear camera is either a 10-LED flash (like the one found on the Meizu Pro 6 Plus) or perhaps a laser auto focus for the snappers on back. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform or the Exynos 8895 chipset.

Besides the 15 Plus, Meizu is planning on launching a smaller version of the device which carries the moniker of the Meizu 15. A render of the phone …

Google releases an official $15 Home Mini wall mount

The smart speaker market is rapidly growing. Are you a new owner of a Google Home Mini? Are you looking for a place to put your new, donut-shaped smart home speaker? Well, until now—unless you went for a third-party solution—the Home Mini was destined to occupy a flat, horizontal surface in your home.

However, Google has somewhat surprisingly partnered with mobile accessory maker Incipio to bring an official wall mount for the Mini to the Google Store. The mount itself is a simple plastic build with a slot for the tiny device to snap into place. It comes …

PSA: 'ER' is now streaming for the very first time – yes, all 15 seasons of it

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If you’re looking for another excuse to avoid going outside, Hulu just dropped a great one right onto your screen.

The company has just brought ER to its streaming service (or any streaming service) for the first time ever – all 15 seasons of it

An impressive 331 episodes of the show aired between 1994 and 2009. At about 45 minutes each, that amounts to over 10 straight days of nonstop viewing. You may never have to go outside again.

I like Hulu a lot, as we all know, but their BEST news isn’t some new show they picked up but, rather, that they SECURED THE RIGHTS TO ER. ER IS COMING, BABY. ER. AMBULANCES. SIREN NOISES! GEORGE CLOONEY! ER! #tca18

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Mark Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million 'All The Money' fee to Time's Up

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In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams’ name to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

Wahlberg’s hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time. 

The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Today first reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more…

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HTC U11 EYEs to be announced on January 15, here is what it looks like

The HTC U11 EYEs, also known as HTC Harmony, is supposed to be revealed next week. We reported earlier this month that a mid-range smartphone with that might go official very soon.

Well, it looks like the Chinese media has already received invitations to an HTC event, which mention the word “Eye.” The announcement is scheduled for January 15, while rumors claim the HTC U11 EYEs will go on sale in three Asian countries – China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, on January 17.

Specs-wise, HTC U11 EYEs is a mid-range device equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, …

After 15 years, this 'GoldenEye 007' speedrunning record has been broken

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More than 20 years its release, gamers are still trying to master GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo 64, with a recent influx of speedrunners trying to play the game as fast as possible.

Many have tried to crack a long held record by speedrunner Bryan Bosshardt on “Dam,” the game’s first level. 

With a time of 53 seconds on the game’s lowest difficulty (Agent), many gamers have pondered if it was even possible to go faster126 people are tied alongside Bosshardt’s record. 

But now, after 15 years, that record has been broken by Australian speedrunner Karl Jobst, who clocked in with a run of 0:52 on Sunday.  Read more…

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp scores 15 million downloads in just one week

It looks like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has just become Nintendo’s second largest mobile game launch after Super Mario Run. The game has achieved a certain number of downloads that proves how popular Nintendo’s franchises are among mobile users.

Based on Sensor Tower’s early estimates, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been downloaded at least 15 million times worldwide in just one week. We’re talking about downloads across both App Store and Google Play of course.

In comparison, Super Mario Run reached 32 million downloads one week after launch, while …

Don't like the iPhone X notch? Here's 15 wallpapers that make it disappear!

The iPhone X’s “notch” has got to be one of the most divisive design choices made by Apple in recent years. The classic iPhone silhouette is one of the most recognizable in tech – heck, even in modern culture in general. A large rectangle with rounded corners and a smaller rectangle within it, positioned atop an even smaller circle. Three simple shapes that, when arranged like that, are universally recognized as an iPhone. But then the iPhone X comes along to erase all bezels and remove the home button, and how does Apple strive to make its silhouette iconic in a new way? …

Deal: Save 15% on the purchase of either one of these 10,000mAh Romoss power banks

From now through Sunday, November 12th, you can save money on the purchase of either one of two specific Romoss power banks being offered on Amazon. If you are constantly watching the battery indicator on your phone and start to get worried when it begins to drop, purchasing one of these devices will forever change the way you use your handset. Instead of holding back with the features on your phone to conserve battery life, with one of these power banks in your pocket, battery life will no longer be an issue for you. And that will allow you to enjoy your smartphone to its fullest potential.

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