Leaked HTC U11 Plus shows a translucent option

From The Verge: The new HTC U11 Plus flagship phone looks like it will come in a translucent option as revealed in a hands-on video accidentally posted to Facebook, and spotted by Phandroid. The video has since been taken down, but not before copies were made and uploaded elsewhere. If you look closely at the image above, you’ll see a circular coil beneath the shell that might be a component for wireless charging or NFC.

Razer's gamer phone leaks with big RAM and battery

From CNET: Razer is rumored to be working on its own phone, and now we may have an idea of what it'll bring to the table.

Rumors of the phone started after a report claimed that the gaming hardware company went public to help fund the device. Razer also acquired Nextbit, makers of the Nextbit Robin phone, which adds more evidence to the Razer phone case. As the company's most known for gaming laptops, folks assumed that Razer's phone would be built for gamers, but what does that mean? A now-deleted listing for the Razer phone on online retailer 3G UK may give us a clue.

Nintendo Reveals Switch Players Favor Handheld Mode

From PC Mag: The Switch was a risk for Nintendo as the hybrid console attempted to be two devices in one. It can act as a games console hooked up to a TV all the time, but it can also be used as a handheld games machine, or as a tabletop gaming device. So which mode is the most popular?

As Eurogamer reports, Nintendo decided to publish Switch usage data as part of a six month financial results briefing (PDF). The usage data was revealed in the slide I've included below.

HMD’s €99 Nokia 2 has a giant 4,100 mAh battery

From The Verge: Does your phone's battery die too quickly? Are you sick of lugging around a power pack to top up your phone throughout the day? Well, HMD Global has announced the entry-level Nokia 2 phone which the Finnish company says will last for two days on a single charge off its massive 4,100 mAh battery. It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor, a 5-inch 1280x720 LCD, an 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable to 128GB with a microSD card.

The all-screen BlackBerry we were promised is here... sort of

From CNET: Two months ago, we learned that a new, all-screen BlackBerry phone would head our way in October, and on the last day of the month, it finally has. But "our way" has a limited meaning, and in some ways, the phone might not quite be the showstopper we were hoping for.

Called the BlackBerry Motion, it's the first BlackBerry phone to repel water and dust with its IP67 rating. It's also got the largest battery of any BlackBerry at 4,000mAh -- that's expected to last more than a day on a single charge.

Nintendo Expects to Ship 16.7M Switch Consoles by April 2018

From PC Mag: The only way sales of the Switch could go any better for Nintendo is if production could be easily increased. We are now eight months on since launch and Nintendo continues to struggle to keep up with demand, but that's a problem any console manufacturer loves to have.

Android 8.1 may let you send and receive text messages on Chromebooks

From The Verge: We’ve heard rumors about receiving and sending text messages on the Chromebook before, but that function has now been discovered in the developer preview for Android 8.1, as spotted by ArsTechnica and 9to5Google.

Xiaomi nearly snatches Samsung's top spot in India

From CNET: Samsung may make the world's most popular phones but it's losing ground to Xiaomi in India.

The Chinese phone maker just needs another two percent of the market to claim the title of bestselling phone brand in the country, according to a new report published by Counterpoint Research on Friday.

It's progress for Xiaomi, which is growing faster than any other brand in India. The Chinese phone maker grew from six percent this time last year -- when it first made it into India's top five -- to 22 percent this quarter.

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SteelSeries Sensei 310 Review (Page 1 of 4)

When I was little, my parents told me to take piano lessons. As my mom was more than competent to teach me piano, I did not really have to go far to find someone outside. To be honest, I really struggled with it. I had issues with rhythm, coordinating my two hands, and reading music quickly. At first, my parents told me I would have to go to the sixth grade in piano. Then they reduced it to grade three. By the time I quit, I had yet to take a piano exam and I was so glad for it to be over. Overall, the biggest pain point was always reading the bass clef and using my left hand. I was quite uncoordinated to put both my right hand and left hand together, but reading the bass line and moving my left hand was something I struggled with. Looking back, this was quite ironic, as the next instruments I played were all played with music in the bass clef, including trombone, electric bass, and cello. Thankfully, those instruments use both my left and right hands, and I think if I were to try piano again, I would be a bit more prepared this time. On the other hand (Pun intended), I think I could never get used to putting a mouse with the left hand, as it feels and looks really off to me. This is not to say southpaw users are weird, but I do not think I could get adjusted to it at all. Today, we have the SteelSeries Sensei 310 mouse in front of us. While it is not specifically for left-handed users, it is an ambidextrous mouse and thus can be used in either hand. While I will be testing it primarily in my right hand, how does the Sensei 310 perform in daily use, and is it the ambidextrous mouse for everyone? Read on to find out!

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