Tag Archive: Takes


Samsung’s new 108MP camera sensor takes the megapixel race to another level

Xiaomi will be the first smartphone maker to use the new 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor.

What you need to know Samsung has introduced the world’s first mobile image sensor with a resolution of 108 million pixels (MP). The new Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor is said to have been developed in collaboration with Xiaomi. It is slated to enter mass production later this month.

Xiaomi announced its plans of launching a Redmi smartphone with Samsung’s  [Read More…]

Google takes down seven stalkerware apps from the Play Store

All seven apps removed by Google were detected and reported by Avast.

What you need to know Google has removed seven Android apps from the Play Store after it was found that they allowed people to stalk others. The apps were quite popular, with 130,000 total downloads. All the seven apps were apparently created by a single Russian developer.

Google has pulled seven apps from the Play Store after mobile threat researchers at Avast discovered they allowed  [Read More…]

RHA takes its high-fidelity T20 headphones wireless in this latest upgrade

RHA Audio announced earlier today that the follow-up to its popular T20 in-ear monitors is now available. Dubbed the T20 Wireless, the latest model to RHA’s line-up takes the best features of the T20 while offering them in a Bluetooth-compatible form factor.

The new T20 Wireless headphones were designed around RHA’s acclaimed DualCoil driver that’s capable of providing high-resolution sound reproduction, but one of the coolest features included is the ability to unscrew each of the stainless steel-housed  [Read More…]

Chase takes on Amex with 5% cash back on streaming services

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For those with or considering the Chase Freedom card, Chase has just announced what categories will be earning 5% cash back for Q3, from July 1 through September 30, 2019. Payments at gas stations will earn cardholders 5% back for 3 months starting in July, a solid offering  [Read More…]

Nioh 2 closed alpha takes place next week on PlayStation 4

Team Ninja is back with another entry in the Nioh series, but only a select few can play it.

What you need to know Nioh 2 still does not have a release date. A closed alpha for the game will take place May 24 – June 2, 2019. There are no plans to expand the alpha to everyone.

The action series Nioh bears resemblance in some aspects to Dark Souls and Bloodborne, with people even calling it a  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Q1 2019 profits plunge by 60% as chip business takes a hit

Samsung isn’t making as much money from its chip business, and that’s worrying.

In recent years, Samsung has relied heavily on its semiconductor business to drive growth. With the manufacturer occupying a dominant position in the DRAM space, it was able to post record profits quarter after quarter even as its phone business saw little to no growth.

But with the global memory market seeing a decline, Samsung’s profits have taken a drastic hit. In its Q1  [Read More…]

India’s oldest record label takes Spotify to court over licensing rights

Spotify agrees to remove Saregama’s catalog of 120,000 songs from its platform.

Spotify made its long-awaited debut in India earlier this year, with monthly plans starting off at just ₹119 ($ 1.70). The launch went through in spite of litigation from Warner Music, which prevented Spotify from streaming the record label’s vast catalog of songs in the country.

In what must feel like déjà vu for the streaming service, it is now facing another injunction, this time  [Read More…]

This coupon code takes $60 off the 8TB WD My Cloud Home Duo

Like a NAS, but more accessible and easy to use.

The 8TB WD My Cloud Home Duo personal cloud storage is down to $ 339.99 at Newegg when you use coupon code 48SMDA16 at checkout. That code takes a huge $ 60 off its $ 400 retail price and takes it to $ 20 less than the current discount at Amazon. This is actually the best price we’ve seen on it in over 6 months.

Make your own cloud  [Read More…]

Umidigi F1 Play takes on Redmi Note 7 as global sale starts

One of the biggest trends we’re starting to see in 2019 is the rapid growth and iteration in cameras. The advent of multiple cameras is a huge one right now with not just a second one, but a third, or fourth. Another big trend is jumping from 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras up to 48-megapixels.

Indeed, that’s a key feature in Umidigi’s latest phone, the F1 Play. Launching as an affordable Android 9 Pie device, this one delivers a ton of  [Read More…]

This one-day sale takes $350 off Samsung’s dual-SIM 512GB Galaxy Note 9

Upgrade to a Galaxy Note 9 with enough storage for all your stuff.

The unlocked 512GB dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is down to just $ 749.99 at B&H for today only. The deal applies to the Black and Ocean Blue variants of the phone, taking them down to the lowest prices we’ve seen to date. This phone sold for as much as $ 1,250 at the time of release and even with the recent release of  [Read More…]