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Xiaomi says it is going all-in on 5G, starting work on 6G

Samsung and Huawei have also started working on 6G.

What you need to know Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that the company has shifted its focus to 5G phones for the Chinese market. Along with an increased focus on 5G phones, the company is said to have started work on 6G as well. It could take nearly a decade for 6G to become a reality.

Yesterday, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 10X in China, its most affordable  [Read More…]

Facebook VP says that AAA titles for Oculus Quest are coming soon

There are some caveats, however.

What you need to know Jason Rubin, VP of special gaming initiatives at Facebook, says that there is interest in making the Quest/other Oculus products more powerful. Users can expect to see more AAA titles within the next year or so. Whether that can be accomplished without cloud computing is unclear at this time.

The Oculus Quest is a great, consumer-ready VR headset with one small issue: its catalog. While there are  [Read More…]

WhatsApp says its new rules reduce viral forwards by 70%

In the coronavirus era, fake news and misinformation may have dire consequences.

What you need to know WhatsApp placed forwarding limits on its service earlier this month. The company now claims this has cut the spread of viral forwards by 70%. WhatsApp forwards have been criticized as a breeding ground for hoaxes and fake news.

WhatsApp may have just recently instituted forwarding limits in its war against fake news and hoaxes, but the company says that it’s  [Read More…]

EU states ‘being completely held hostage by Google and Apple’ says official

The pair strongly rebuffed calls to support centralized contact tracing technology.

What you need to know An EU official has said that Apple and Google are holding EU states hostage. That’s after they rebuffed calls from France and Germany to back their contact tracing solutions. Apple and Google will not accommodate solutions that involve holding personal data on a central server.

An EU official has said that Apple and Google are holding EU states hostage after they  [Read More…]

New rumor says the POCO F2 will make its global debut next month

The phone is also rumored to lack 5G connectivity.

What you need to know If a new leak is to be believed, the POCO F2 will launch in global markets as a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 Pro next month. The vanilla Redmi K30 had launched as the POCO X2 in India in February this year. POCO is also tipped to be working on a new budget phone featuring similar specs to the Redmi Note 9  [Read More…]

Nokia 9.3 PureView will have a 108MP penta-camera setup, says rumor

The phone is rumored to be announced in late August or early September.

What you need to know A new rumor claims that the upcoming Nokia flagship phone will have a penta-lens camera system with a 108MP wide-angle camera and a 64MP main camera. Unlike the Nokia 9 PureView, however, the rumored 9.3 PureView will not utilize Light camera technology. The phone is expected to be announced sometime in the third quarter of the year.

Finnish Firm  [Read More…]

Sony says the ‘overwhelming majority’ of PS4 games will be playable on PS5

Sony has offered such sorely-needed clarity regarding backward compatibility in its upcoming console.

What you need to know Earlier this week, Sony revealed the specs of the PlayStation 5. Due to the way comments by lead architect Mark Cerny were phrased, confusion ensued over the number of backward compatible PS4 games that would run on PS5. Sony has issued an update to provide more context. Players can expect the “vast majority” of PS4 games to run on  [Read More…]

The YouTube app says goodbye to ‘Trending’, hello to ‘Explore’

The new “Explore” tab includes landing pages for different types of content.

What you need to know The ‘Trending’ tab in the YouTube mobile app is being replaced by ‘Explore.’ The new tab has everything the ‘Trending’ tab did, plus links to destination pages for various categories of videos. These include Gaming, Music, Fashion & Beauty, and more.

Google is making a slight change to the YouTube mobile app. A new ‘Explore’ tab will be taking the  [Read More…]

PS5 upscaling could make low-res games look much better, developer says

With Sony’s relative radio silence, we’re hearing about the PlayStation 5’s potential power from developers instead.

What you need to know The PS5 will take advantage of a custom AMD Ryzen 8-core CPU and custom Radeon Navi GPU. Developers have stated how its power will make even low-res games look amazing. Sony expects the PlayStation 5 to release Holiday 2020.

LKA, the developer behind Martha is Dead, recently spoke to Official PlayStation Magazine and brought up some  [Read More…]

Valve says it hopes Half-Life: Alyx is the return of the series

Don’t get your hopes up for Half-Life 3 just yet, but we could be seeing more Half-Life projects in the future.

What you need to know Half-Life: Alyx releases on March 23. This VR-only title is the first entry in the series in over 10 years. Valve now says that it hopes this marks a return to the series instead of being a concluding chapter.

With Half-Life: Alyx set to release this month, Game Informer sat down  [Read More…]