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Leak: Samsung might bring back its Active line of smartphones

Google Chrome 76 automatically turns on a site’s dark theme

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Google Chrome version 76 is now out, with the highlight feature being websites adhering to your device’s theme. That means Chrome can now detect if a site has its own dark theme and automatically activate it if you set a dark theme on your device.According to Android Police, the aforementioned feature only works on devices running Android Q.Another highlight feature is the inability for websites to detect whether you’ve enabled Incognito Mode. That means you can get around certain websites’ cookie-based paywalls, though websites can simply change their types of paywalls to push away non-paying eyeballs.Also read: How to block websites on ChromeRounding out the feature set are more powerful Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), links to sentences and phrases through the chrome://flags#enable-text-fragement-anchor flag, Adobe Flash Player being disabled by default on the desktop, blocking websites from opening more than one full-screen window at once, and more.There’s even a Tron Easter egg incl…

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PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 showcased a bright future for mobile esports

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The early days of esports were by no means glamorous. Small, dimly lit internet cafes and teams competing only for glory, and if they were lucky, some small prizes — this was the reality of competitive gaming in the early 2000s. But in the last two decades, esports have undergone a major transformation. Game tournaments now fill stadiums, attract viewers in the thousands if not millions, and players are rewarded from increasingly larger prize pools.Editor's Pick PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: How to survive and win a battle royalePlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — or PUBG as it’s known by fans — is finally available on mobile. The PC, Xbox One, and now Android and iOS smash hit may have lost some ground to Epic Games’ … The mainstays of esports have proven to be complex and mechanically challenging games like Dota 2, League of Legends and CS:GO. Until recently, every title that has managed to attract esports viewership has been either a PC or console game. But times are changing. Mobile …

Double price drop! Pick up this Qi wireless car charger for just $24

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If you’re one of those people who often forget their phone charger at home, perhaps a wireless car charger is what you need. A great option from Choetech is currently on offer today for just $24.This wireless car charger is fast charging, perfectly compatible with Qi-enabled phones, and features a 360-degree rotatable head. It also comes with a Micro-USB cable for your friends who still carry around an older model phone. It features trickle charging to prolong your battery's lifespan. This wireless car charger automatically turns to trickle charging when your device reaches 95 percent, thus prolonging your battery’s lifespan. The charger also features protection against over-voltage, over-temperature, and over-current, so your phone is always in safe handsThe fast Qi wireless car charger at a glance:Recharge your Qi-compatible device with up to 10 watts of wireless power.Safely secure your phone while driving.Get a better viewing angle with the 360-degree rotatable head.It turns t…

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2: All the rumors in one place (Updated July 31)

OnePlus 7 Pro update brings August security patch ahead of Pixel phones

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Update, July 31, 2019 (2:28 p.m. ET): OnePlus is issuing a software update to the OnePlus 7 Pro that contains a few minor fixes as well as the August 2019 Android security patch. This update comes in at OxygenOS version 9.5.11.The August 2019 security patch isn’t yet available for Google’s own Pixel phones, and OnePlus is already rolling it out to its flagship smartphone. Google will likely announce the security patch on its security bulletin website sometime soon, likely Thursday, August 1.Check out the changelog below for the OnePlus 7 Pro’s OxygenOS 9.5.11 update:SystemOptimized Adaptive BrightnessOptimized the sensitiveness of the screen touch while gamingOptimized the accidental touches with notification bar in callingUpdated GMS to 2019.06Updated Android security patch to 2019.08General bug fixes and improvementsAs usual, OnePlus is doing a staggered rollout for v9.5.11. As such, it might be a few days before you see the upgrade notification on your device. If you want to manual…

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Nvidia Shield TV finally gets Android 9 Pie and much more in latest update

Deal: Master graphic design in one month for just $29

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There’s now more graphic design work than ever before. From social media memes to YouTube thumbnails, the demand is obvious.Unfortunately, the cost of training in this field can be high. Luckily, there are viable options out there that won’t require a second mortgage, such as the Graphic Design Diploma Masterclass. Right now it’s on offer for just $29.This CPD-certified training kit is a respectable route to the world of visual design, led by industry experts. With over one month of content, you’ll familiarize yourself with many elements and principles of design through hands-on exercises. Learn practical design techniques to communicate your message. Of course, no creative training is complete without learning about Adobe’s trio of top graphic design programs. A good chunk of your skills will be focused on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.By the end of your training, you’ll gain the knowledge necessary to amass a healthy portfolio. This body of work and your new skill set could be …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specs: The best ever, except the missing headphone jack

Netflix wants your smartphone’s physical activity data, but reasoning is weird

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 announced: Snapdragon 855, S Pen, and no headphone jack

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Deal: Master the Microsoft Excel formulas and functions

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Microsoft Excel is one of the most important business tools ever created. If you learn how to use it to its full potential then you’ve got the ultimate transferable skill. Tasks that would have previously taken hours can be done in seconds.You could be that go-to person who can bend Excel to their will. Today’s deal on the Professional Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle is a great opportunity to train in your own time from the comfort of your couch.This 45-hour online masterclass is tailored for even the most spreadsheet-shy learner. During this special sale, it’s massively reduced from $1,600 to just $39.From formulas and functions to charts, graphs, and even VBA code, no stone is left unturned in this eight-part learning kit. You’ll even get certificates of completion to validate your training.The Microsoft Excel Certification Bundle:Excel: Advanced Formulas & Functions— $200 valueExcel: Data Visualization with Excel Charts & Graphs— $200 valueIntro to Power Query…

Best MediaTek phones (July 2019)

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MediaTek sits alongside Qualcomm as one of the most important third-party chipmakers in the Android smartphone ecosystem. The Taiwanese company’s processors are in loads of phones around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the best MediaTek phones on the market right now.Best MediaTek phones:Xiaomi Redmi 6ARealme C2Vivo Y3LG Q7 Realme 3Nokia 5.1Oppo F9 Pro Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best MediaTek phones regularly as new devices launch.1. Xiaomi Redmi 6AXiaomiXiaomi‘s Redmi A sub-category is its cheapest smartphone range around, but it delivers a few features you might not find on other sub-$100 devices.The Redmi 6A is the latest model in the family, powered by MediaTek’s Helio A22 chipset. This processor is designed for low-end phones, featuring a quad-core Cortex-A53 design, but it stands out thanks to a tiny 12nm design. Before the Snapdragon 439 and 429, not even Qualcomm had a 12nm or lower chipset for ~$100 phones — its closest product was the 14nm octa-c…

Samsung eyeing Galaxy Note 10, A series success in wake of earnings slump

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Samsung has announced its Q2 2019 earnings, revealing a 55.6 percent year-on-year drop in operating profits. In the report Samsung published yesterday, the company said it was looking to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Fold, and the Galaxy A series to help boost its profits in the second half of the year.Samsung’s operating profit in Q2 2019 came in at 6.60 trillion won (~$5.6 billion), compared to the 14.87 trillion won (~$12.58 billion) operating profit it reported in Q2 2018.Editor's Pick Samsung Galaxy Note 10: All the rumors in one place (Updated July 29)Update, July 29, 2019 (02:00 PM ET): We just got our first look at the pink variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. We also have some information on the 5G variant in the Note … It’s a significant drop, which Samsung largely attributed to, “The weakness and price declines in the memory chip market.” For context, the company’s chip business usually earns about twice as much as its consumer electronics division.Samsung also noted “slow…

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Get lifetime access to over 15,000 presentation templates for only $40

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The saddest movies on Netflix

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Image via IMDB. Whether it’s a cartoon classic, quirky indie film, or uproarious comedy, everyone loves a feel-good movie, but sometimes it’s just not what you want. Sometimes you want something glum, something dark, something sad. Netflix has a great selection of all kinds of movies, and plenty of it is perfect for when all you want is to sit in the dark and really stew in it. Here are some of the saddest movies on Netflix right now.Saddest movies on Netflix:Schindler’s ListRomaThe Boy in the Striped PyjamasTallulah PaddletonOkjaA Silent Voice Editor’s note: This list will be updated as sad movies leave and other new arrivals debut on Netflix.1. Schindler’s List image via IMDB. This is probably the saddest movie on Netflix, and maybe one of the saddest movies of all time. Schindler’s List focuses on the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a German businessman who used his factory to employ and eventually smuggle 1,200 Jews out of a concentration camp during the Holocaust.Directe…