Day: March 7, 2020

Samsung Galaxy A31 Support Page Goes Live, Phone Reportedly Receives Bluetooth Certification

Samsung Galaxy A31 support page appears to be live in Russia, suggesting its imminent launch. The handset, which has not yet received any official confirmation, has also reportedly received a certification from Bluetooth SIG with model number SM-A315F/DS. The Samsung Galaxy A31 is expected to debut as the successor to the Galaxy A30 in the coming days. The new Samsung phone would run Android 10 out-of-the-box and come with at least 4GB of RAM. Earlier this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance website also suggested the existence of the Galaxy A31 with the same model number that is said to have spotted

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Samsung Galaxy A41 Surfaces on Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance Sites, Launch Appears Imminent

Samsung Galaxy A41 has apparently received certifications from Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance. The smartphone has appeared on the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance websites with model numbers SM-A415F/DSM and SM-A415F/DSN. The South Korean company could unveil the Galaxy A41 as the successor to its Galaxy A40 that was launched back in March 2019. The new smartphone was recently spotted on Geekbench with a model number SM-A415F, similar to the ones featured on the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance sites.

The Bluetooth SIG listing, dated March 6, clearly shows the name of the Samsung Galaxy A41 along with model numbers

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Google Is Opening a New Studio to Make Stadia Games

Welcome to Replay, WIRED’s rundown of the week’s biggest videogame headlines. This week, we’ve got news about Google Stadia, Riot Games, and some more coronavirus updates. Let’s dive in.

Google Opens a New Studio to Make Stadia Games

First up, some good news for people who actually want things to play on Google Stadia. According to a blog post from Google’s head of Stadia games, Jade Raymond, the company is opening a new studio dedicated to developing content for the streaming console. The new office, located in Playa Vista, California, will be lead by Shannon Studstill, the former head of

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The Alternate Universe Where Facebook Bought Twitter

The Twitter buy would have had an impact on Facebook’s News Feed also. In real life, after the rejected offer, Facebook tried to copy a number of Twitter’s features, including a real-time urgency and an increased viral pulse. That would not have been necessary if Facebook owned Twitter. Maybe the News Feed would not have courted so much of the toxicity it became known for later on.

The big impact for Facebook, though, would have been a massive data merger of the databases of both companies. As it would later do with WhatsApp, Facebook undoubtedly would have integrated the profile

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Fujifilm X100V Review: Refined and Almost Perfect

Fujifilm’s X100 series has long been one of the finest cameras you can shove into your pocket. The latest version takes that even further with a new lens, tilting rear screen, and weather sealing (with some caveats).

The X100V sports an aluminum body, but fear not, it still looks like an X100. The design is refined, dials are larger, corners sharper, but it’s still the X100. To that end, there’s a slew of things that have not changed, like the near-silent leaf shutter, great fill flash, excellent Fuji JPEG quality, and the comfortable, natural feel in the hand.


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