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What better way is there to celebrate than to eat cake together with a group of friends? Recently, I was tasked with ordering one from Costco to commend the success of an event we ran on campus a few weeks ago. Since Costco allows you to fill out custom orders and write anything you want on the cake, some of the leaders suggested we inscribe it with the word "Yes". When time came for me to fill out the order form, I thought writing "Yes" was a little too mainstream. As such, I placed an order with the entry, "Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!" The next morning, I got a call from Costco's bakery department asking if I really wanted a cake with the word "Yes" on it. "Yes," I replied. "And I want every single exclamation mark that I put on the sheet, too." We got our hands on the cake later that afternoon, and it was exactly what I ordered: A chocolate cake with the word "Yes" on it along with all twelve exclamation marks I specified on the form. Now this is what I call customer service! Why all the exclamation marks, you ask? Clearly, the extra exclamation marks make it all the better. It is like saying "Yes", but better as it has more emphasis. A while ago, I looked at the Seasonic PRIME Titanium 850W, a product I said was "no doubt one of the best, if not the best, power supply in the market today". It seems to me Seasonic was not entirely satisfied with their success though. To make things even better, they released the Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium series. If adding twelve exclamation marks to a word on a cake makes it all the better, what about tacking on the word "ultra" to the product name? Read on to find out!

Sony’s new flagship Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact phones leak ahead of MWC

From The Verge: Sony’s Mobile World Congress plans seem to have leaked out ahead of time: details for its new flagship Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones have hit the internet a few days early, according to Evan Blass at VentureBeat.

According to Blass, Sony will be announcing the 5.7-inch XZ2 (a follow-up to last year’s XZ model) alongside a smaller 5.0-inch XZ2 Compact model (which had a prototype show up online earlier this week).

Report: Apple AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Launching in March

From PC Mag: Apple's iPhone event in September last year was all about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus until the iPhone X was revealed. The X is what people and the media have been focused on ever since, but there was another new product announced which you'd be forgiven for forgetting about. Apple has made its own wireless charging mat called the AirPower.

LG K8 and K10 pack nifty camera tricks into a midrange lineup

From CNET: LG is kicking things off a little early. A few days before the start of MWC 2018, otherwise known as the world's biggest mobile industry trade show, the company announced it will unveil two new phones at the conference.

Known as the K8 and K10, these phones will be available in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. They come in three colors (black, blue and gold) and will add to LG's lineup of affordable, midrange phones.

Intel expects PCs with fast 5G wireless to ship in late 2019

From PC World: With the first deployments of 5G high-speed wireless technology within the U.S. scheduled for later this year, Intel and its PC partners are already thinking about the next step: rolling out 5G-equipped PCs late in 2019.

Intel, along with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft said Thursday that the companies expect the first 5G Windows PCs to become available during the second half of 2019. That’s about the same time that Intel plans to begin shipping its XMM 8000 commercial modems, marking the company’s entrance into the 5G market.

Anchor’s redesigned app focuses on podcasting

From The Verge: If you’ve always wanted to start a podcast, Anchor’s new update is for you. The shortform audio app is fully embracing podcasting today with the launch of Anchor 3.0, which includes a redesigned app, the service’s debut on the web, and tools to distribute a show and track its success.

Apple reportedly releasing new AirPods 'as soon as this year'

From CNET: A new version of Apple's AirPod headphones could be released "as soon as this year," according to a report from Bloomberg.

The headphones will have an upgraded wireless chip designed by Apple for managing Bluetooth connections, according to sources familiar with the matter. You'll also be able to call up Siri by saying "Hey Siri," instead of physically tapping the headphones.

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 845 VR reference headset

From The Verge: Qualcomm has revealed a new reference design for a Snapdragon 845 VR headset today. The headset uses the similarly named mobile Snapdragon 845 system architecture that the company announced last month, which can be used for VR and AR.

The Snapdragon 845 headset is capable of displaying two 2400 x 2400 pixel screens at 120 frames per second, which is considerably higher than most existing headsets. (HTC’s Vive Pro headset only offers 1400 x 1600 resolution per eye, for instance.)

News & Analysis / Apple Filing Suggests New iPad Launching in March

From PC Mag: New device registrations by Apple discovered this week suggest that an iPad refresh is imminent, with March looking like the month an announcement and roll out will occur. We know this thanks to the way in which the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) regulates the sale of electronic products.

Smart devices could soon have their own cellular connections

From CNET: Connected devices such as smart light bulbs, refrigerators and TVs are all bound by Wi-Fi networks. But that might not be the case for much longer.

ARM, a processor tech company, is unveiling a new chipset that integrates SIM cards into Internet-of-Things devices. This will give all your smart gadgets their own internet connection. The company believes its Kigen chipset will be on a trillion smart devices in the next 10 to 20 years, Chet Babla, ARM's vice president of solutions said.

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