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Pixel 4 is lacking dual-band GPS at launch, but it’s ‘coming soon’

The tech ensures more accurate location tracking for your phone.

What you need to know The new Pixel phones have the necessary hardware, but Google will only turn on the feature at a later date. Dual-band GPS can help improve location tracking accuracy to within 30 cm. The Pixel 3 did not support dual-band GPS.

Head over to the official spec sheet for the Pixel 4, and you’ll find buried in the fine print Google’s admission that  [Read More…]

The new Google Assistant will be U.S. only, English only at launch

It features a new look and is said to be considerably faster than before.

What you need to know The new Google Assistant can run on your device locally, yielding a massive increase in performance It’ll first roll out with the Pixel 4 series. At launch, the new experience will be exclusive to the U.S. and available only in English.

Alongside launching a slate of new products at its launch event earlier today, Google also showcased the  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate X set to launch at the end of October in China

Supplies will be limited.

What you need to know A report from cnBeta has revealed that Huawei’s first foldable phone, the Mate X, will debut in China at the end of October. The Mate X was originally expected to be released in June but was delayed for “extra tests.” There is no word on when the Mate X would launch globally, but supplies will be limited at launch due to the difficulties in manufacturing the device.

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The GRID launch trailer shows off plentiful different tracks and cars

The launch trailer for GRID is here, showing different cars and tracks that players can expect to see.

What you need to know GRID is an upcoming racing game being developed and published by Codemasters. GRID is currently expected to release on October 11. You can grab GRID for $ 60 at Amazon.

GRID is right around the corner and to celebrate, Codemasters has released a new launch trailer, showing off the different tracks and cars players  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 4 could launch at all four major carriers

Google could launch its next phone, the Pixel 4, with all four of the big wireless providers. According to a leak provided to PhoneArena, AT&T may finally join the others in offering the big flagship device.

The previous models, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, are available at Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Google does offer an unlocked version direct to consumers which works on AT&T, but that’s as close as it gets.

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Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL specs and details surface ahead of launch

As if we were to expect anything else in the run-up to its announcement, it appears the full set of specifications have leaked for the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

We’d seen plenty of rumors and conjecture over the last few months as the picture comes into focus for Google’s annual flagship phones. While most of the details had bubbled to the surface, we’re now getting what’s likely the complete list of hardware for the two phones.

According  [Read More…]

Disney+ is close to launch, but are you ready to stream it?

Best answer: At a minimum you’ll want at least 1.5 Mbps to stream Disney+. However, if you want to get HD quality for your shows you are going to need 5 Mbps.

Magic on demand: Disney+ (From $ 7/mo at Disney+) The need for speed

If you’re like me, then you’re anxiously awaiting the launch of Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. There are so many franchises and stories that are under the Disney umbrella that it’s hard not  [Read More…]

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep launch times announced

Here’s the times you should keep in mind if you’re eager to hop into the Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2 on October 1.

What you need to know Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the newest expansion for Destiny 2. Ahead of the expansion’s release, the official launch times have been revealed. Players are expected to be able to access Shadowkeep on October 1 at 1:00 p.m. EST, though it could take a bit longer due to maintenance. You  [Read More…]

Realme will soon launch its first Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered smartphone

The Realme X2 Pro will be the company’s very first smartphone to be powered by a flagship Snapdragon 800 series chipset.

What you need to know A Pro variant of the Realme X2 with a Snapdragon 855+ chipset under the hood is on the way. The device is codenamed “Super Samurai.” A specific launch time frame has not been confirmed yet.

Chinese phone maker Realme introduced the Realme X2 last week, featuring slightly more impressive tech specs  [Read More…]

Samsung trolls Huawei during Mate 30 launch in email blast

Clap, clap, clap.

Samsung doesn’t always love to tout its close relationship with Google — that is, not unless it’s expedient to do so.

Now, during a fractious and awkward time for Huawei to launch the Mate 30 series, which doesn’t and can’t ship with any Google services, is one of those times.

In the middle of the Mate 30 keynote in Munich today, Samsung sent a Spanish-language email blast to its Latin American customers  [Read More…]