WhatsApp messages can now be deleted an hour after you sent them by mistake

From The Verge: WhatsApp has quietly changed the way its message deletion feature works. Originally introduced in October, the WhatsApp “delete for everyone” used to only allow you to delete messages up to seven minutes after you sent them. WABetaInfo has noticed that the latest version of WhatsApp extends that time limit significantly to one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds.

Galaxy Note 9 might not have an on-screen fingerprint reader after all

From CNET: It looks as if the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 may not sport a fingerprint reader underneath the screen after all.

According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider), who previously speculated himself that the phone would have the sensor, Samsung is postponing the feature due to technical difficulties.

Report: Intel Considers Buying Broadcom

From PC Mag: If a Broadcom-Qualcomm merger becomes likely, Intel may intervene. It's reportedly considering a bid for Broadcom.

Intel has been watching Broadcom's hostile takeover of Qualcomm, knowing that a potential tie-up represents a "serious competitive threat," according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.

Intel is "eager" for the takeover attempt to fail, the report said. Nevertheless, the company has been preparing a range of fallback plans, including a possible acquisition of Broadcom itself.

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Crucial MX500 500GB Review (Page 1 of 11)

"Here is your new license plate," the person at the local registry said as she handed me a license plate ending in "1688". I quietly giggled to myself about my sheer luck of getting the most Asian plate in the world -- I swear it was pure coincidence -- as I inserted my debit card to the payment terminal. A few years ago, in my Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK motherboard review, I talked about why Chinese people like license plates with certain numbers or combinations of numbers. While I did not grow up in a superstitious household nor am I superstitious myself, this is so ingrained in our culture anyway, everyone knows about the implications of these numbers or combinations of numbers right off the bat. And while some people may think I paid the agent to save me such a desirable license plate, or even think I am superstitious as I drive around in a Honda Pilot with a license plate ending in 1688, why would I not want to be the envy all of local C-Lais? Of course, with desirable numbers come undesirable numbers, and Chinese people generally like to avoid having a "4" anywhere, because it is homophonic with the word "death". So here we are today with Crucial's latest mainstream solid state drive, the MX500. In the past, we have reviewed the MX100, MX200, and MX300. Wait a second. What happened to the MX400? Exactly: It does not exist for the reason described. Featuring the same Silicon Motion SM2258 controller found in the BX300 and Micron's latest 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC NAND ICs, will the MX500 deliver a new level of balance in performance, features, and price? Read on to find out!

Microsoft to unveil new Surface Hub 2 displays in coming months

From The Verge: Microsoft is currently working on a second generation of its Surface Hub, the company’s giant 55- and 84-inch 4K smart displays. “Surface Hub created an entirely new device category and we’re thrilled with the strong momentum we have seen across the globe,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “We’re working on V2 and will share more in the first half of this year.”

Intel Launches Optane 800P SSDs for Consumers

From PC Mag: if you want a fast PC in 2018, then an SSD is essential as your boot drive while hard drives still have their place in a system, offering terabytes of cheap storage. But there is a third option you'd be forgiven for forgetting about. It's called Intel Optane Memory, was developed by Intel and Micron, and now it's being targeted at "mainstream consumers."

Fortnite is coming to mobile with PS4 and PC cross-play

From CNET: Fortnite, released last July for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, is best described as a game that's kinda like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. But now it's truly setting itself apart with a mobile port.

The mobile version of Fortnite, announced on Thursday by Epic Games, is ambitious: It'll feature the same 100-player battle royale gameplay that its console brethren is famous for (and which PUBG initially made a phenomenon). Even more impressively, the iOS and Android games will feature cross-play with the PC and PS4 versions.

Huawei leak shows differences between the P20, P20 Lite, and three-cam P20 Pro

From The Verge: After leaks of each individual device, VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass has tweeted a photo of all three rumored versions of the Huawei P20: the regular P20, the P20 Lite, and the P20 Pro. We can now clearly see what will likely be the front and back of each phone. They’re about what we expected.

Switching Out of Windows 10 S Mode Will be Free

From PC Mag: Yesterday, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, revealed on Twitter that Windows 10 S becomes 10 S mode in 2019. However, today that revelation got clarified and we probably won't be waiting until 2019 to get S mode.


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