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Oppo phone with 10x zoom camera will launch this spring

Following the teaser from mid-January, today Oppo held an event just ahead of MWC to talk more about its upcoming 10x "lossless" camera zoom technology. This will still be enabled by a triple-camera module, but now we know that from …

The Morning After: The problem with the Galaxy Fold

Welcome to your weekend! Did you hear? Foldable phones are a real thing. Beside Samsung’s big Unpacked showcase, we re-reviewed PlayStation’s streaming service, we need to (and do) talk about Huawei’s rough year and dream of solar farms in space. MWC…

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams bids the company’s board farewell

Twitter co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams has stepped down from the social network’s board of directors. He didn’t really give an explanation other than saying that he’s doing so to be able to “focus on some other things.” Williams currently serv…

YouTube prevents anti-vaccine channels from running ads

YouTube is killing anti-vaccine channels’ ability to earn from advertisements following a BuzzFeed News report that put a spotlight on the spread of anti-vax videos on the platform. During its investigation, the publication discovered that ads, inclu…

Japanese safety video teaches cats the rules of the road

As a species, we’ve done a pretty bang up job making the rest of the planet incredibly dangerous for other animals. Ask any badger and they’ll tell you, “humans are the worst.” Roadways are particularly treacherous to the rest of the animal kingdom….

Virgin Galactic sends its first passenger to the edge of space

Virgin Galactic sent its first test passenger into sub-space today. The company’s chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses accompanied two pilots on a flight 55.85 miles above the Earth, just a few miles below the internationally recognized space bounda…

Huawei’s billboard may have just leaked its foldable phone

Huawei’s big reveal at next week’s Mobile World Congress may have been scooped by a billboard. An advertisement on display at the event, spotted by Twitter user @gimme2pm, shows a yet-to-be-announced folding smartphone called the Huawei Mate X. Engad…

Intel’s 5G modems won’t be in phones until 2020

Intel has said that while it will send out sample versions of its 5G modems to its clients this year, the chips won’t be in phones before 2020. Apple uses Intel modems in its iPhones, so the timeline suggests we might not see a 5G iPhone until next y…

Snapchat is in the middle of an identity crisis

There was a time a year or so ago when, if a friend wanted to send me a meme or a funny selfie, it would be on Snapchat. But I don’t remember the last time that happened; at some point Instagram became our go-to messaging app. And apparently I’m not…

Analogue’s mini-Genesis will include an unreleased game from 1994

If you needed another reason to consider buying Analogue’s Mega SG console, you might just have one: the chance to play Hardcore, a 1994 Sega Genesis game that was previewed but never published. After 25 years in the dark, Hardcore will see the light…