Nintendo Switch is getting upgraded display from Sharp, report says

From CNET: The Nintendo Switch is reportedly getting a screen upgrade. The video game console will start using IGZO displays from Sharp, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Sharp says its IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, displays offer high resolution, low energy consumption and durability.

Twitter is testing a snooze feature to let you pause push notifications

From The Verge: Twitter is testing a new feature that lets you snooze notifications from its app for a short period of time. The feature, which was discovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong in the code for Twitter’s Android app, allows you to pause push notifications for one, three, or 12 hours at a time. This will prevent the app from generating push notifications, but you’ll still be able to see them inside the app’s notification menu.

Toshiba Offers Tiny Alternative to Soldered-Down SSDs

From PC Mag: The continued push for thinner and lighter laptops has seen more of the components they use become non-removable. However, Toshiba is set to offer a tiny alternative to the soldered-down BGA SSDs that have become common by introducing a new storage form factor.

Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer reveals Galarian forms and rivals

From CNET: We're got another dose Pokemon Sword and Shield details Wednesday, when the Pokemon Company revealed a fresh trailer for the Nintendo Switch game sahead of their Nov. 15 release.

The previous update showed us the games' Gigantamaxing mechanic, some of the gym leaders and revealed some new Pokemon.

The games have already been subject to some controversy -- you won't be able to transfer every old Pokemon into them, a decision that angered fans and caused producer Junichi Masuda to address it in a statement.

Hacker paid AT&T employees thousands of dollars to unlock millions of phones, DOJ claims

From The Verge: A 34-year-old man has been accused of paying AT&T employees thousands of dollars over the course of five years to unlock millions of phones tied to the company’s network. The Department of Justice says that Muhammad Fahd, who has been extradited to the US from Hong Kong, paid one employee over $420,000 over five years to unlock the phones.

Cathay Pacific Records Passengers During Flights

From PC Mag: If you take a flight on board a Cathay Pacific aircraft, you are being watched and recorded. Is says so in the newly updated privacy policy.

As CNN reports, the airline updated its privacy policy at the end of July to make it clear passenger activity will be recorded both before and during a flight. That includes using CCTV cameras in the airport and on aircraft to capture footage of individuals.

AT&T turns on 5G in New York, but it still isn't available to consumers

From CNET: AT&T turned on 5G in New York City on Tuesday, but it still isn't making its speedy new network available to regular consumers.

The new millimeter-wave network, or what AT&T calls "5G+," will be available in "parts" of New York City, though parts may be a bit of a stretch. In its release, AT&T acknowledges that the service will be in "limited areas initially" with a company spokesperson telling CNET that the new service will be available first in parts "near and around East Village, Greenwich Village and Gramercy Park."

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Audioengine 512 Review (Page 1 of 4)

"You were in my dream last night," my friend said. Given it was the first thing she said after not seeing me for a few days, I got a little curious and asked, "What did I do in your dream?" To which she said, "You were questioning my life choices." I could not help but laugh. More often than not, we dream about things that connect to our perceptions of reality, and in this particular case, even I have to admit I frequently question her life choices in real life. Maybe this is why we often hear the phrase "perception is reality". Of course, regardless of whether these perceptions are accurate or not, they are often developed through a lens of which we see the world. For example, when we think of Mercedes-Benz, most people in North America would probably imagine an expensive luxury car, even though a good chunk of the company's lineup are actually not actually that high end. When it comes to computer audio, Audioengine has consistently projected an image of distinction in my head. The HD6 simply shattered my expectations of excellence, while the HD3 and A2+ were real winners in size to performance. The B2 portable speaker was pretty good in terms of sound quality, except for the fact it is not actually portable. Not to be left out of the market, Audioengine decided to build a true portable speaker from the ground up to challenge the masses in performance and portability. Will the 512 continue to reinforce the perception of Audioengine's brilliance, or will it fall short of what we expect? Read on to find out!

Intel launches 10th-gen 'Ice Lake' chips, pushing hard on graphics for notebook PCs

From PC World: Intel’s eleven new Ice Lake chips are betting big on graphics. Intel claims that its new 10th-gen Core family, launched Thursday, will offer the best integrated graphics experience of any thin-and-light notebook PC—about equaling what some discrete chips offer in PCWorld tests.

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