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A ‘cursed’ wallpaper could crash your phone with its color profile

An improperly coded image can somehow crash the Android System UI.

WARNING!!!Never set this picture as wallpaper, especially for Samsung mobile phone users!It will cause your phone to crash!Don’t try it!If someone sends you this picture, please ignore it. pic.twitter.com/rVbozJdhkL

— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 31, 2020

What you need to know There’s a photo of a sunset making the rounds because when set as a wallpaper, it will brick some Android phones. The image has an  [Read More…]

Meet ARM’s Cortex-X, the design that could create custom Pixel chips

Custom chips are about to mean so much more.

ARM announced new CPU designs for 2020 and one of them is something nobody saw coming — a program that would help companies that make processors build specially customized chips targeting specific user-facing improvements.

You might have read about how the new Cortex-X1 CPU will be 22% faster than the new Cortex A78 design, but that doesn’t do the new Cortex-X program justice. The exciting part of it  [Read More…]

This unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10+ deal could save you $270 right now

Getting your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ just became much more affordable thanks to the latest sale at Daily Steals. Right now the unlocked 128GB Samsung Galaxy S10+ is on sale in New/Open Box condition for just $ 579.99 when you use promo code THRIFTERS10 during checkout. You’ll even score free shipping with the purchase, along with a one-year warranty.

While these devices have open-box packaging, they’re still new; that’s quite a discount for unsealed packaging. The factory unlocked  [Read More…]

OnePlus could launch its AirPods competitor this July

OnePlus’ lack of true wireless earbuds was disappointing for some, but the company may be about to fix that.

What you need to know OnePlus is rumored to be launching its first true wireless earbuds in July. The company launched the Bullets Wireless Z, a set of wired earbuds with its OnePlus 8 Pro last month. OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus Z, an upcoming mid-ranger powered by the Snapdragon 765, around that time as well.  [Read More…]

Google’s Pixel 4a could undercut the iPhone SE by at least $50

This could hit the iPhone SE where it hurts, and put Google’s Pixel right back in the mix.

What you need to know Initial reports suggested a 64GB model would cost $ 399. New rumors say that a 128GB model might cost $ 349 Either way, Pixel 4a would be priced competitively with iPhone SE

The entire Android world has been eagerly anticipating the imminent launch of Google’s new budget flagship, the Pixel 4a. After the success  [Read More…]

Ethics board warns contact tracing apps could amplify inequality

In the UK, 21% of adults do not own a smartphone.

What you need to know An Ethics Board has warned the NHS that its contact tracing app could exacerbate inequality. That’s because 21% of British adults don’t own a smartphone. The warning highlights the wider global limitation of contact tracing.

An ethics board has warned the NHS that its contact tracing app could amplify inequality in the UK, on the basis that 21% of adults do  [Read More…]

Grab the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G smartphone and you could save up to $700

Interested in the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G smartphone? Verizon has the hookup for you. You can save as much as $ 700 at Verizon and get a $ 150 gift card on top of that plus a bunch of other free stuff. If you switch to Verizon and grab the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Verizon smartphone you will get a direct $ 150 discount just for going for that phone. You can also save up to another $ 550 through  [Read More…]

Samsung could soon launch a Snapdragon 865-powered foldable for $1,100

Its relatively affordable price tag could help make foldable phones a lot more popular.

What you need to know Samsung could be working on an “affordable” foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold Lite. The phone is tipped to be powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor and feature a smaller outer display than the Galaxy Fold. Just like the Galaxy Z Flip, it is expected to lack 5G support.

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, despite being an impressive engineering feat,  [Read More…]

Apple and Google show what a contact tracing app could look like

Apple and Google’s new contact tracing APIs will let public health agencies build efficient contact tracing apps.

What you need to know Apple and Google have teamed up to create a contact tracing API for their respective smartphone operating systems. The API will enable efficient and light contact tracing experiences on smartphones running iOS and Android. Both companies shared screenshots and code snippets this week to help developers get a headstart.

Amid the unprecedented actions taking to  [Read More…]

The Sonos Playbar’s long-awaited update could arrive May 6

Sonos has an announcement planned for May 6.

What you need to know The Sonos Playbar was originally released in 2013. Aside from a visual upgrade, Dolby Atmos, and Apple AirPlay 2 are among the rumored updates as well. The Sonos Play:5 and Sub are expected to receive an update as well.

Sonos is much loved by audiophiles, and the Playbar is one of the reasons for the love, but it lacks in some of the newer  [Read More…]