WhatsApp will no longer be offered as a free service

WhatsApp will no longer be offered as a free service

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This may come as a shock for many of you, but Facebook decided that WhatsApp will no longer be offered as a free service. They will change its business strategy from 2019 onwards. More specifically, Facebook announced that WhatsApp, which has around 1.5 billion global users, will start earning money from both companies and company-targeting advertising. Thus, company messages will be priced at prices ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents / message, with the final price being set by country, writes telegraph.co.uk. The company is already charging about 100 companies for sending messages and will also send targeted advertising to WhatsApp users through the status feature. Companies that have begun to be taxed already include giants Uber Technologies and Singapore Airlines. The announcement comes amid tentative attempts by the…
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Samsung Galaxy S10 – What do we know so far

Samsung Galaxy S10 – What do we know so far

Smartphones
According to recent information, in September this year Apple will launch three new iPhone models: a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.1-inch affordable LCD iPhone and a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Plus. But the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kua says that these will be the dimensions we will probably see in the new Galaxy S10. Thus, there is a high probability for Samsung to release three Samsung Galaxy S10 models: a 5.8-inch version, a 6.1 inch and another of 6.4 inches. All this information can be found in Kuo's report for TF International Securities. Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner built into the display The 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 models will feature an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen, writes MacRumors. Just like Apple, Samsung will also launch a cheaper version of the Galaxy…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch date

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch date

Smartphones
Samsung has sent press invitations to the release presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The official Unpacked event will take place on August 9th at the Barclay Center in New York. By choosing this date, Samsung is trying to get as close as possible to its main rival Apple. Let's not forget that this year Apple will be introducing the new iPhone models in September. According to the information we have about Note 9, we know that the screen will be larger than the previous model, it will have a Snapdragon 845 processor, and the launch show will focus on improvements made to the camera. Note 9 will have a glass case, headphone jack and it will look a lot like Galaxy Note 8. An important change could…
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Oppo Find X – an expensive smartphone with class

Oppo Find X – an expensive smartphone with class

Smartphones
This summer, a new smartphone manufacturer from China will officially enter the European market. We are not talking about a small company, but one that has over 200 million users globally. If you have not figured out yet, we are talking about Oppo. They will introduce a new device to the market, the Oppo Find X. This smartphone has interesting features, including complex facial unlocking through 3D scanning. Also, there is a sliding mechanism that hides the three cameras (the dual on the back and the front). It opens in just 0.5 seconds, it automatically activates the camera application and is built to withstand at least 300,000 slide movements. Oppo Find X has a display-to-body ratio of 92.25%. Full specifications for Oppo Find X: 6.4 inch Full HD + (2340…
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Asus launched ROG Gaming Phone, a smartphone for gamers

Asus launched ROG Gaming Phone, a smartphone for gamers

Cool Gadgets
Asus launched a premium smartphone with outstanding specifications. It was designed specifically for the needs of gamers all over the world. The Asus ROG Gaming Phone is part of the Republic of Gamers series of gadgets, so we look forward to great performances at a reasonable price. The phone has a dynamic and rather unique design, metal body and glass back. Also, on the back there is a special slot, which ensures effective ventilation of the gadget, to prevent its heating when overloaded with all the games that you can play with it. There are two stereo speakers and a USB Type-C port for headphones. The screen is AMOLED with a ratio of 18:9. The new smartphone has an interesting feature: the special game controls can be integrated on the…
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The first images with Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The first images with Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Smartphones
Images with the screens that are designed for the new Pixel just leaked and they depict interesting design changes. The new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL models will have a different design. If these images are correct, then we are witnessing an important change made by Google. The larger model, Pixel 3 XL, will have the famous notch at the top of the screen, just like the iPhone X. The smaller version, Pixel 3, will have margins at the top and bottom of the screen, even though they will be a bit thinner than the previous model. If we pay a close attention to these images, we can see other important details: both models keep the stereo speakers. Also, this year they will also feature dual front cameras. Unfortunately,…
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Qualcomm will launch a special chipset for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications

Qualcomm will launch a special chipset for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications

Smartphones
Qualcomm has just introduced Snapdragon XR1, designed specifically for VR and AR applications. XR1 is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 800, but it can play 4K resolution at 60 frames per second while being battery efficient. At the same time, the new platform is compatible with Artificial Intelligence algorithms that allow Augmented Reality applications and recognition of objects in the image. Snapdragon XR1 also supports OpenGL, OpenCL and Vulkan, making it a good choice for game developers. The XR1 is also compatible with the 3D Audio Suite, Qualcomm Aqstic Audio, Qualcomm aptX Audio, which offers great hi-fi experiences and "always-listening" for digital assistance.
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LG G7 ThinQ – First impressions

LG G7 ThinQ – First impressions

Smartphones
Finally, it's time to upgrade my old LG G4 with a new smartphone. Folks at LG have finally manage to come up with a new and attractive design. Let's be honest. The LG G6 and especially the LG G5 struggled a bit. But I do believe that the company learned and they've returned with a flagship that's definitely a win: the LG G7. What's to like about this smartphone? Well, I should probably begin with the main dual camera system with artificial intelligence and image stabilization. Then, I should continue with the powerful processor, the large display with custom notch, the 7.1 surround and "Boom Box" stereo speakers. LG claims that LG G7 ThinQ has the best multimedia speaker on the market today. LG G7 uses the same processor that's…
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iPhone X Tesla luxury phone: how much it costs

iPhone X Tesla luxury phone: how much it costs

Apple
iPhone X Tesla luxury phone is inspired by the technology used in the Tesla Roaster created by Elon Musk's company. Caviar, a Russian company, has created a luxury version of iPhone X, that's equipped with a solar panel. The technology is inspired by the one used by Elon Musk on the Tesla Roadster car. On the smartphone you will find the inscription "Made on Earth by People", a tribute to the message that's written on the Tesla Roadster, the car that was launched in space. The phone case is much thicker than a regular iPhone, so it now has a nearly double thickness. The phone's dimensions are 143.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 162 mm and it weighs 260 grams. iPhone X Tesla has on its back a solar battery,…
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Sony introduced the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Here’s what’s cool about it

Sony introduced the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Here’s what’s cool about it

Smartphones
Just two months after launching the Xperia XZ2, Sony is introducing the premium version of this device with even better specifications. Xperia XZ2 Premium has one of the best screens that you will find on a smartphone in terms of screen resolution: it features a 4K HDR display. In addition, the smartphone features a dual camera system and lens with superior sensitivity, so it can shoot pictures even in the dark. The videos can be recorded up to 4K HDR resolution. Unlike the Xperia XZ2 model, the Premium version comes with a slightly larger 5.8-inch screen, 3.450 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and more powerful cameras. We find a 19MP + 12MP dual camera module on the back, the first sensor being used for shooting color images and the second…
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