Tag Archive: Might

After being killed twice, Newton Mail might have a buyer (again)

Third time’s the charm?

What you need to know Newton, the popular email app, may not be going away after all. Following the closure of Essential, Newton announced it would be shutting down on April 30. We should get a final announcement by April 20.

Don’t call it a comeback — call it a comeback x2. On March 26, the official Newton blog was updated with a new post announcing that the company is trying to hold  [Read More…]

The Oculus Quest 2 might have been leaked by Facebook

A not-so-hidden codename.

What you need to know The Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset with built-in cameras for tracking. It has made waves in the VR world for its aggressive pricing and wire-free experience. While it’s too soon to announce a successor, we may have confirmation it exists. A codename ‘Del Mar’ hints that an Oculus Quest 2 may be in development.

The Oculus Quest is still a fledgling VR platform, but it looks like  [Read More…]

Huawei’s upcoming P40 Pro might not bring faster charging speeds

The P40 Pro could have the same 40W SuperCharge wired fast charging tech as Huawei’s current flagship phones.

What you need to know Huawei P40 series phones have been certified by China’s 3C regulatory body. The certification reveals the standard P40 supports 22.5W charging, while the P40 Pro supports 40W charging. Both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be announced at a global launch event in Paris on March 26.

Huawei’s P30 Pro was one of  [Read More…]

A new patent indicates the PS5 controller might read biometric data

More Sony patents emerge, shedding light on possible future controller plans.

What you need to know A new patent has been filed by Sony for a different design of controller. This patent is for features on a controller that could read biometric data from players for gameplay feedback. The PlayStation 5 controller has not been described as having any of these features so far.

More and more Sony patents for possibly controller designs are continuing to appear.  [Read More…]

The first Android-powered feature phone might be the Nokia 400 4G

It’s been coming since 2019.

What you need to know HMD Global is reportedly working on an Android feature phone. Called the Nokia 400 4G, it’ll ship with a new variant of Android customised for the form factor. New evidence of its existence was just spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance.

HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand, might be getting ready to bring Android to the feature phone world. A phone known as the Nokia 400  [Read More…]

The Nokia 9.2 might be an affordable Android One flagship

It’s ditching the failed Nokia 9 Pureview strategy.

What you need to know The next Nokia flagship is reportedly the Nokia 9.2 Pureview. It will launch after June 2020. The smartphone will ditch the Nokia 9 PureView’s approach, and position itself as a Nokia 8-esque affordable flagship.

HMD Global’s adoption of the Nokia brand started off great with the Nokia 8, and then the & Plus. Since then, the firm has been treading water, putting out phones  [Read More…]

I miss my fingerprint sensor but not for the reason you might think

The Pixel 4’s facial recognition is good, but it needs to see your face to work.

I’m both a fan and not a fan of biometrics. I’ll admit I am using face unlock on the Pixel 4 since Google implemented lockdown mode so I can switch it off with a press of the power button, but I still don’t love biometrics.

My fingerprint or my face is my identity, not my password. I may have 10 fingerprints  [Read More…]

Floating conversation bubbles might be coming soon to Google Messages

Bubbles will give an on-screen floating notification, much like Facebook Messenger.

What you need to know The Bubbles feature was first seen in Android 10 Beta 2 on Pixels. Currently, the feature can be enabled within the Developer Options on Android 10 devices. Bubbles can be enabled and disabled within the Google Messages app notification settings.

Google apps have been getting a fair number of updates as of late, and Google Messages is no different. Shortly after  [Read More…]

Galaxy Home Mini might finally make an appearance at CES 2020

After showcasing the Galaxy Home at CES 2019, Samsung may be showing off the mini version at this year’s event.

What you need to know The Galaxy Home Mini is a smart speaker from Samsung running its Bixby assistant. Samsung showed off the Galaxy Home Mini at its Developers Conference in October 2019. The larger version, called the Galaxy Home, has yet to be released and was showcased at CES 2019.

CES 2020 is fast approaching, and  [Read More…]

Official Stadia Controller CLAW is still not available, might be soon

Your Stadia controller Pixel phone will be reunited soon.

What you need to know Google Stadia has been out for several weeks, but the official Stadia controller phone mount is not yet available. Power Support, the manufacturer behind the CLAW mount, said it will be available mid-December for $ 14.99. The mount is compatible with the Google Stadia controller and for all Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 models.

If you were a part of the proud individuals  [Read More…]