Huawei says the Mate 10 Pro is "the best phone you've never heard of," will bring it to the US next week

Last month, Huawei said that it would showcase a flagship
smartphone at CES 2018 in order to officially launch it in the US. We were
expecting that flagship handset to be the Android Oreo-based Mate 10 Pro, and now Huawei is confirming
this.

 

Huawei will bring the Mate 10 Pro to CES 2018 presenting it as “the best phone you’ve never heard of.” By you, the
company means US customers, as Huawei’s smartphones are already quite popular
in other regions around the globe, including Asia and Europe.

 

But is the Mate 10 Pro really the best phone you’ve never
heard of? Well, that’s …


Donald Trump attended Midnight Mass for Christmas and heard all about the power of words

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Do you think the message landed?

As Donald and Melania Trump sat for Midnight Mass in the wee morning hours of Christmas Day, the presiding reverend at one point seemed to speak directly to the Twitter-loving 45th president. It happened during the homily, which focused on the power of words.

You can probably see where this is going.

As a Sunday morning White House pool report notes, Reverend James Harlan started off with a quote from Nelson Mandela:

Harlan went on to talk about the ways that words can be used, both to make the world a happier, better place and to do harm. If you want to imagine him pausing on that last point and shooting a meaningful glance at Trump right there, go right ahead. It helps set the scene. Read more…

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There's a Netflix original horror movie you haven't heard of — and you need to watch it now

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You’ve never heard of 2016’s I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. But you should have. 

The lapse in coverage on it may come from Netflix’s inability to promote its Originals, with niche art house films like this one getting buried beneath the never-ending barrage of new content. Or maybe it’s because this ghost story is often categorized as a horror movie, but better suited to suspense lovers. Perhaps it’s the sentence-long title which, while intriguing, is not very search friendly.

For whatever reason, you’ve missed out on one of Netflix’s most daring experiments, and one of the most evocative atmospheric horror films exploring the female psyche since Polanksi’s Repulsion. Read more…

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Lawnchair, the best near-stock Android launcher you've never heard of, is now on the Play Store

On the topic of launchers, we have a pretty good understanding of what makes a third-party offering better than the built-in one – customizability, ease of use, and snapiness, of course. Nova Launcher is the anecdotal default answer when you will most definitely find when you go search for Android launchers, but it’s always nice to have some alternatives up in your alley.
A new entrant on the launcher scene is a niche debutant that has been doing the round in the underground – dubbed Lawnchair as a tongue-in-cheek joke, this one is closely mimicking the appearance …

‘The Florida Project’ is the best 2017 movie that you haven’t heard of

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This world has never suffered from an overabundance of empathy. Even when we’re trying to be kind, we have a bad habit of falling back on judgment and condescension, of projecting our own issues and beliefs onto the decisions of others. 

So when something like The Florida Project comes along, it feels all the more remarkable. 

In his last film, Tangerine, director Sean Baker chronicled a night in the life of two trans sex workers, just blocks away but a world removed from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. 

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Amber Heard and Tesla tycoon, Elon Musk call it quits

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The Tesla titan and actress Amber Heard are parting ways. The two officially got together after finalizing their respective divorces and had been heating up the tech world since. 

But looks like it’s their hectic schedules that eventually led to the sad breakup. Read more…

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Company you've never heard of reveals that face recognition and AR are coming to the Apple iPhone 8

A company that you probably never heard of has inadvertently revealed information pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone. Dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, this premium model is widely expected to include features including 3D sensing and AR capabilities. Back in February, KGI securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the front camera on the device will be revolutionary with its ability to provide face recognition and AR capabilities.

Since February, there have been various rumors at one time or another about whether Apple has been able to get the technology …

Samsung: we heard that CIA may hack our smart TVs, and looking into the matter

By now you should have already heard about the largest scandal involving a US intelligence agency since the Snowden revelations. The CIA, tips Wikileaks, is capable of snooping on your phone or encrypted messaging chat app of choice with no less skill than the NSA, and the tools to hack your gear are probably coming exactly from there. What, CIA is spying on people?  

We know, right, it’s hard to believe, but the problem is not that they are – after all, that’s what taxpayers fund them to do – but that the spying is so ubiquitous, with barely any civilian oversight. 

We …

7 awesome Android and iOS games you've probably never heard of

The mobile gaming market is a flooded one. There are new games coming out each day, and developers really struggle to make a splash in the huge ocean that are the various app stores. And while the majority of the unknown titles remain unknown for a reason, there are these select few that really deserve more exposure.

So, in order to give them said exposure and try and boost the confidence of some pretty solid developers by increasing their download stats, we decided to go digging through game development forums, subreddits and message boards for a portion of these diamonds in the rough.

So, …