ASUS Reveals Exclusive ZenBook 13 Edition 30

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced the exclusive limited-edition ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL), a luxurious Pearl White model that has been specially designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASUS, and which features a hand-crafted genuine Italian leather lid cover.

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Amazon Music gets its first smartwatch app

From The Verge: Amazon has released its first smartwatch app for its music streaming service. Starting today, Amazon Music is available on select Garmin smartwatches, allowing subscribers to download and play music from their wrist. If you have a Prime subscription, then you can access 2 million tracks from Amazon Music, while Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers get access to the service’s full library of 50 million songs.

Facebook Finally Rolling Out 'Clear History' Tool

From PC Mag: Facebook is now rolling out its long-awaited clear history tool, which will (somewhat) block the social network from tracking which third-party websites you've been visiting.

The tool, called "Off-Facebook Activity," notifies you about which third-party websites and apps send data to Facebook. If there's anything you don't like, you can cut off the connection for the specific website or disconnect all the activity from your Facebook account.

Intel adds 6-core CPU for ultraportables with more oomph

From CNET: Oh, i7-8656U we hardly knew ye. So much water under the bridge -- all those lakes -- since we first tested you a mere eight months ago in the Razer Blade Stealth and already you've been replaced by a younger model who looks very, very much like you. The new Comet Lake-architecture CPUs don't promise any of the advances of its newly minted 10th-generation Ice Lake siblings, such as on-chip Thunderbolt 3 support, acceleration for voice-control processing, improved integrated graphics and more.

Realme 5 and 5 Pro announced with quad cameras and low prices

From The Verge: Realme is continuing its breakneck release cadence today with the announcement of the Realme 5 and 5 Pro, its new mainline smartphones for India and the successors to the impressive budget-focused Realme 3. Both phones have four rear cameras and will go on sale for typically low prices.

LG Teaser Video Hints at Dual-Screen Folding Smartphone

From PC Mag: In preparation for IFA 2019, LG released a teaser trailer for what's thought to be the V60 ThinQ dual-screen smartphone.

As TechRadar reports, the video, uploaded on the South Korean smartphone manufactuer's YouTube channel, shows a needle on a dial moving from zero to 180 degrees which implies that, much like LG's other dual-screen products, you'll be able to fold the second screen out from the first. Strangely, 104 degrees is marked at the side - the significance of which is not yet known.

Nokia 3 V budget Android phone launching on Verizon

From CNET: HMD Global has announced the Nokia 3 V, with the new phone to launch exclusively on Verizon. The budget phone unveiled Tuesday comes with two-day battery life, face unlock and a 6.26-inch HD+ screen, and runs Android Pie. It'll be priced at $168 or $7 a month for 24 months and is launching on Aug. 23.

The previous Nokia 2 V launched at the end of January, also as a Verizon exclusive. The 3 V will come in blue and be HMD Global's first post-paid phone on the carrier's network, according to the company.

Thermaltake Launches its first Level 20 Gaming Mouse

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake today announced the release of the Level 20 Gaming Mouse, as the first gaming mouse of Thermaltake Gaming, which will be available on the market in September.

Twitter Bans State-Sponsored Media Ads Over Hong Kong Propaganda

From PC Mag: Twitter will ban all ads from state-run news agencies after several Chinese government-controlled media outlets used them to promote content critical of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

"Going forward, we will not accept advertising from state-controlled news media entities. Any affected accounts will be free to continue to use Twitter to engage in public conversation, just not our advertising products," the company said in a blog post.

Apple's Unforgivable Mistake Threatens Millions Of iPad And iPhone Users

From Forbes: Apple is in a continuing fight to keep the iOS platform secure, and it has made a mistake that has blown open the entire platform. This weekend it was revealed that Apple has been sloppy, and an old vulnerability that was patched over has been broken in the move to iOS 12.4, so it is possible for a iPhone running the very latest version of iOS to run unsigned code.


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