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No curved screen? No problem for finding OnePlus Nord screen protectors!

The best OnePlus Nord screen protectors are as durable, smooth, and sensitive as the native glass, while adding an extra layer of impact protection and insurance against nicks, deformations, and scuffs. The OnePlus Nord is the first OnePlus in almost two years to not have a curved screen, meaning we have less to worry about when it comes to finding screen protectors that fit. These are the best of the bunch so far. First-party fit OnePlus Nord 3D Tempered Glass Staff pick You'll pay more for OnePlus's tempered glass screen protector, but you can be absolutely certain of the fit and finish here. Just be careful during your application because of the thin border around the camera. £18 at OnePlus Easy application Supershieldz Tempered Glass (2-Pack) This dual-pack from Supershieldz has one of the best installation methods around, using a pocketbook style to let you line things up. Then all you have to do is peel off the plastic and plop it perfectly into place. $7

Big savings on Philips Hue smart lights are here for one day only

Woot's latest sale on refurbished Philips Hue smart lighting gives newcomers the perfect opportunity to score their first setup at quite the discount. With prices starting at just $27.99, this sale includes picks such as color-changing bulbs, light strips, and even the essential Philips Hue Hub that you'll need to get the lights working properly. The only catch is that this sale is limited to just today only; these products have the potential to sell out at any moment too, so be sure to take a look and complete your purchase soon if you're interested. Today's sale at Woot includes a good mix of Philips Hue lighting, though as mentioned previously, the one thing every setup needs is the Philips Hue Hub . If you're new to the Philips Hue ecosystem, you'll want to pick that up in today's order. Luckily, it's one the most affordable options in today's sale at just $36. It helps ensure all of your Philips Hue lights can work together and even lets yo

Are you sad that Samsung Cloud is being shut down?

Having a chat with the AC forums. Samsung's partnership with Microsoft seems to be getting stronger with every year that passes, with the two companies finding new ways to integrate their services and products with each other. In one of the most recent moves, it was reported that Samsung Cloud is in the process of being shut down and will be replaced by Microsoft OneDrive as the go-to cloud storage solution for Samsung devices. This has gotten quite a few of our forum members talking, with some of them sharing the following thoughts: bandofbrothers2112 08-25-2020 03:20 PM “ I hope they don't personally. Reply bhatech 08-25-2020 03:37 PM “ Leave the those things to Microsoft/Google who are way better at it. Yeah I know unpopular opinion here in the Samsung forum but nevertheless my opinion. But even though personally wouldn't use Samsung cloud doesn't hurt people having choices. Probably financially makes sense for Samsung not to concentrate/

Rocket Lab returns to flight with a successful launch of a Capella Space satellite

Rocket Lab is back to active launch status after encountering an issue with its last mission that resulted in a loss of the payload. In just over a month, Rocket Lab was able to identify what went wrong with the Electron launch vehicle used on that mission and correct the issue. On Sunday, it successfully launched a Sequoia satellite on behalf of client Capella Space from its New Zealand launch facility. The “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical” mission is Rocket Lab’s 14th Electron launch, and it lifted off from the company’s private pad at 11:05 PM EDT (8:05 PM PDT). The Sequoia satellite is the first in startup Capella Space’s constellation of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites to be available to general customers. When complete, the constellation will provide hourly high-quality imaging of Earth, using radar rather than optical sensors in order to provide accurate imaging regardless of cloud cover and available light. Rocket Lab clear to launch again after first mission

iPhone 12 Again Reported to Come With LiDAR Scanner

LiDAR is set to see "increasing penetration in consumer electronics devices," catalyzed by the upcoming iPhone 12 , according to a new report by DigiTimes . LiDAR, which stands for "light detection and ranging," first appeared in the Apple product lineup in the 2020 iPad Pro . The technology was primarily used in the automotive industry before coming to handheld consumer technology products. LiDAR component manufacturers are reported to be benefiting from the proliferation of the scanning technology. LiDAR can measure distances by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflection with a sensor. This data can then be used to make accurate 3D representations of an object or environment, and can significantly improve augmented reality experiences. The report predicts that LiDAR is expected to be increasingly adopted for consumer electronics applications in the coming years, driven by the fact Apple will allegedly "incorporate the techno

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War cross-gen editions and upgrades explained

Best answer: It's a complicated mess but the short answer is if you're interested in playing the next-gen version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, you should buy a cross-gen edition copy. Guaranteed upgrade: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition ($70 at PlayStation) Upgrade later on: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition (PS4) ($60 at Best Buy) No upgrade required: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition (PS5) ($70 at Best Buy) Upgrade and extras: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition ($90 at PlayStation) What are the differences between Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War cross-gen editions ? Activision has opted not to provide free next-generation upgrades for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War . Trying to decide which edition to get though is going to get complicated. Buckle up, because there are inconsistencies depending on whether you're getting a cross-gen version of the game on PS5 or Xbox Series X . To

I'm equally excited and terrified of Amazon and Fitbit's newest wearables

A stress-tracking smartwatch sounds incredibly stressful. Seemingly out of nowhere, 2020 is quickly shaping up to be one of the biggest years for wearable tech that we've had in a long time. Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 proved to be a hit, there's a new Apple Watch on the horizon, OnePlus is expected to drop its first smartwatch very soon, and we have new health-focused wearables from Fitbit and Amazon. For the purpose of this editorial, those are the ones I want to focus on. What's interesting about these two releases is that while they're coming from two very different companies, both Fitbit and Amazon are taking unique approaches to the world of holistic health. With both the Fitbit Sense and Amazon Halo wearables, we have two devices that aim to help you live a better life by focusing on things other than your step count and exercise minutes. I'm all for new ways of using technology to improve one's quality of life, but the transition of getting use

SpaceX successfully launches its first polar orbit mission from Florida

SpaceX performed a milestone first polar orbital launch of a satellite from its East Coast launch facility at Cape Canaveral on Sunday. The Falcon 9 mission carried three payloads, including a SAOCOM-1B synthetic aperture radar satellite which was flown on behalf of the Argentine space agency, and two small satellites for clients Tyvack and PlanetiQ. The launch took place at 7:18 PM EDT from Florida, and used a first stage booster that SpaceX previously flew on two separate commercial resupply missions on behalf of NASA for the international Space Station, as well as one of SpaceX’s recent Starlink internet satellite launches. SpaceX also recovered the booster again with a controlled landing back at their landing site at Cape Canaveral. This was originally set to be one of two launches that SpaceX was going to perform on Sunday – both from the same launch facility, though at different pads. That would’ve been a historic first, but weather earlier in the day meant that the first mi

Semalytix picks up €4.3M to build the world’s largest patient experience data set

Semalytix , a Bielefeld, Germany-based startup that offers pharmaceutical companies an AI-powered data tool to better understand real-world patient experiences, has raised €4.3 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is venture capital firm btov Partners, with participation from existing investor Fly Ventures and several unnamed angels. Semalytix will use the injection of cash to expand its business development with pharma companies and the wider healthcare market. Founded in 2015 as a spin-out of research group Semantic Computing, Semalytix pitches itself as a data and A.I. analytics startup that wants to bring more real-world evidence to the development of new drugs and treatments. Its flagship product, dubbed “Pharos”, is a patient research tool that pulls in and cleans up various unstructured public data — such as blogs, forums, social media etc. — and then applies algorithms to deliver real-time patient insights into unmet needs, treatment experience and how severely a

iPhone 12 to Come in 'Dark Blue' Color Option

Apple will offer a new "dark blue" model in its upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, according to a new report today. ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro in Navy Blue concept via EverythingApplePro/Max Weinbach Hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claims that a dark blue iPhone color will be available "for the first time" in addition to several new features and specification upgrades coming to Apple's smartphone lineup. In addition to adding a dark blue model, for the first time, into the ‌iPhone‌ family products, Apple also brings a number of specification upgrades to new iPhones, including camera modules, displays and communications modules. The claim adds another voice to early rumors regarding the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup and new colors becoming available. XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach claimed in January that at least one of the ‌iPhone 12‌ models will come with a new navy blue finish . Weinbach believes that Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finis

Did you misplace or break the S Pen on your Galaxy Note 20? Get it replaced

In the event that you've either misplaced or broken the S Pen with the Galaxy Note 20, all hope is not lost. You can get a replacement if you can't manage to locate the S Pen that came with your new phone. Products used in this guide New and shiny: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 / Ultra (From $1,000 at Amazon) Not just a stylus: Samsung S Pen ($40 at Amazon) Last year's version works: Samsung Note 10 S Pen ($21 at Amazon) Try to find the S Pen first Unlike the Galaxy Beans or Galaxy Watch, there's no real way for your Galaxy Note 20 to "locate" where your S Pen may be in the event that you forgot to re-holster it. However, if you move too far away from the Bluetooth connection, a notification will appear on your Note 20, offering a gentle reminder to double check and make sure that the S Pen has been put back into its place. Other than that, you'll need to look around and see if you can figure out where it was the last time you were using the S Pe

Samsung Galaxy M51 is here with a 7000mAh battery, 64MP quad cameras

It is Samsung's first M series phone to support 25W charging speeds. What you need to know Samsung Galaxy M51 is now official. The phone features a 6.7-inch FHD+ Infinity-O display, quad rear cameras, and a 7,000mAh battery. It has been priced at €430 in Germany. Samsung today quietly unveiled a new budget phone under its Galaxy M series. The new Galaxy M51 packs a bigger battery than any other phone Samsung has released so far and happens to be quite impressive in a few other areas as well. The Galaxy M51 comes with a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display featuring a centered hole-punch cutout, housing a 32MP selfie camera. While Samsung hasn't listed the name of the chipset powering the phone yet, it is likely to have the same Snapdragon 730 chipset under the hood as Google's Pixel 4a . Around the back of the phone is a quad-camera setup featuring a 64MP main sensor, an ultra-wide-angle 12MP shooter, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro shooter. The phone's m

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War going to have Zombies?

Best answer: Yes. We don't have many details right now but we know that Zombies mode will be included with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Next-gen only: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition (PS5) ($70 at Best Buy) Be completely covered: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition ($70 at PlayStation) Multiplayer extras: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition ($90 at PlayStation) Is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War going to have Zombies? Yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have a Zombies mode, much like every Treyarch-developed Call of Duty title before it. We don't have any further details at this time, but based on past games, players can expect a variety of maps with a wide variety of complicated scenarios to survive and easter eggs to find. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies what other modes will be included? In addition to Zombies, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have a campaign and based on the preview