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Apple iPhone XS vs. iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XR

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends There are three new iPhones to choose from in 2018, making any purchase decision a little harder than previous years, when there have only been two. If you’re looking at the iPhone XS and thinking maybe the iPhone XS Max is the one to go for, or perhaps wondering if waiting a […]

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Following AT&T, Sprint confirms it will carry Samsung’s 5G smartphone in 2019

Andy Boxall/Digital Trends While it feels like it’s been a long time coming, 5G smartphones are arriving sooner than you may think. One day after Samsung announced it will be launching a 5G smartphone on Verizon’s network early next year, both AT&T and Sprint revealed that they, too, will offer the device around the same […]

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Disney Magic Kingdoms has over $114 million in revenue, 70 million downloads

Gameloft and Disney announced today that their mobile game Disney Magic Kingdoms has made over $ 114 million revenue. It has also reached over 70 million downloads since its launch in 2016. The free-to-play game has players creating their Disney park. You can decorate your destination with attractions and characters from Disney and Pixar films […]

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Play Ventures will invest $30 million in game startups

Play Ventures is raising a $ 30 million fund to invest in game startups. The company will be run by Harri Manninen of Helsinki and Henric Suuronen of Singapore, but it will invest in startups around the world. It shows that some investors view games as a ripe opportunity for startups, even though the $ 139 […]

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This Language App Is Google's Pick for Best App of 2018

Language-learning app Drops is the best Android app of 2018, according to Google. On Monday, the Web giant released its annual lists of the best Android apps, games, and other content to grace the Play Store this year, and Drops—an app that uses illustrations and games to teach 31 languages—came out on top. Online multiplayer […]

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Apple AirPods will see upgrade in 2019, all-new design by 2020, analyst predicts

Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that an AirPods upgrade is coming next year, to be followed by an entirely new version of the wireless earbuds in the following year. Earlier this year, a Bloomberg report claimed that Apple is planning to include noise-canceling functionality and water resistance to a new version of the AirPods […]

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Alibaba’s speech recognition algorithm can isolate voices in noisy crowds

Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is one of the world’s largest ecommerce companies, but increasingly, it’s turning its attention to artificial intelligence (AI), In March 2017, it launched an AI services division for health care and manufacturing, and September, its public cloud division — Alibaba Cloud — unveiled plans to set up a dedicated subsidiary and produce […]

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Two months running, PlayStation dominates first place in gaming industry’s most-seen TV ads ranking

In the last 30 days, Sony-owned PlayStation edged its lead with a third of all industry TV ad impressions, while Nintendo extended its market share at second place, Xbox fell from third to fourth, and chart newcomer Riot Games joined at No. 5. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with […]

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Jam City lays off a number of game developers

Fresh off the acquisition of two games, casual game publisher Jam City laid off a number of employees on Friday. It isn’t clear yet how many lost their jobs, but one source, who asked not to be identified, said about 100 people were laid off, including about 60 percent of the San Francisco studio. On […]

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SatPaq’s satellite messaging is a lifeline for when you’re off the grid

Losing your cell signal while outdoors can be annoying — but if you’re out fishing, hiking, or hunting, your cellphone signal can mean the difference between life and death. Injuries, being lost, and any other number of hazards can mean we need to call for help — but if there’s no signal to carry your […]

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Cyber Monday extended: Best Cyber Week Deals on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is one of the most wished for gifts this holiday season and for a good reason — it is among the best smartwatches currently available. Retailers this year are offering discounts on the Apple Watch Series 3 while keeping the new Apple Watch 4 at its full retail price. Even though it is last year’s model, […]

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Volkswagen targets North America for new electric vehicle factory

(Reuters) — Volkswagen is deciding where to locate a new factory in North America to build electric vehicles for the U.S. market, the German automaker’s new head for the Americas said on Wednesday. Scott Keogh, the newly appointed CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, said a new plant was needed to build a vehicle yet […]