Apple Officially Unveils iPhone 12 5G-Enabled Family of Smartphones

Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 12, its first smartphones that support 5G wireless technology. And the company touted new lineup’s ability to capture and edit 4K HDR video, potentially giving filmmakers a powerful new tool to work with.

Apple said it has tested the 5G iPhone 12 phones with 100 carriers in 30 regions — and claims it obtained speeds up to 4 Gbps under ideal conditions on networks that use higher-frequency millimeter wave 5G. That said, Apple cautioned that real-world speeds will vary.

“5G just got real,” Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said at Apple’s virtual product launch event Tuesday from the tech giant’s Cupertino headquarters. Vestberg announced that the telco was activating 5G across the U.S., now available to more than 200 million people in 1,800 cities nationwide. Verizon’s higher-speed 5G Ultra Wideband service (which uses millimeter wave spectrum) is now available in 55 cities, 43 stadiums

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Samsung Officially Unveils Its Most Affordable 5G Smartphone, The Galaxy A42 5G

Samsung today, in an official press room release, unveiled its most affordable 5G smartphone, called the Galaxy A42 5G. The phone has tons of features and decent specs under the hood.

Samsung has been on a roll this year, with the release of new smartphones. We have got Galaxy S20 series, Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and tons of mid-rangers in between all of this.

And now, as per new reports, Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest device, the Galaxy A42 5G. The phone has multiple cameras, a fast-charging battery, infinity-U display, and on top of that, 5G support.

Basically, it covers its bases alongside being a 5G phone. This is something that users expect out of a Galaxy A series phone. Samsung has been committed to bringing next-gen connectivity devices to its users and hence, the Galaxy A42 5G.

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Amazon’s ‘Crucible’ Is Officially Dead

Perhaps it was just bad timing. Perhaps if Amazon Game Studios had released Crucible sooner, it would have been a hit.

Or perhaps it was marketing—or the lack thereof—that sunk the quirky competitive shooter, giving it one of the shortest lifespans in AAA game development.

Crucible was released on May 20th of this year, was promptly delisted from Steam in July and returned to Closed Beta status. Now, Amazon is now pulling the proverbial plug on November 9th when servers will officially go dark. That’s not quite half a year.

Then again, maybe Amazon simply shouldn’t have named its competitive shooter after the competitive mode in Destiny 2—a far better, more polished game. Just a thought.

Don’t get me wrong, when I previewed Crucible just before its launch, I actually enjoyed it quite a lot. Not enough to make it a regular part of my

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Apple officially announces iPhone 12 reveal event for October 13th



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  • Apple announced that it will hold its second virtual event of the fall on October 13th, where the iPhone 12 is expected to make its long-awaited debut.
  • Leaks and rumors have suggested that Apple will launch four all-new iPhone models this fall: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • You can watch the “Hi, Speed” Apple Event on October 13th at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on Apple’s website, the Apple TV app, and likely streaming live on YouTube.

Last month, Apple hosted a virtual event to reveal a series of new devices, but the latest iPhone was nowhere to be seen. We got early looks at the new iPad, iPad Air, and Apple Watch models, but for the first time in quite a while, the company didn’t have a new iPhone to unveil in

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Android 11 officially kills Daydream and the dream of smartphone VR

It was, like Thanos, inevitable but some might still get some feels with the revelation that Daydream VR is truly no more. At least not as far as Google is concerned. The writing on the wall has been there since last year so it was really only a matter of time before Android officially dropped support for Google’s remaining VR platform and with it goes the last remaining bastion of smartphone-powered VR headsets.

It may have sounded ingenious back then, especially when all you practically needed was some cardboard and specialized lenses. At least that was the appeal of Google Cardboard, what would eventually grow up to be Daydream, and it gave birth to a market of phone-powered VR headsets, many of them cheap and still available in markets.

Daydream, unfortunately, never reached its full potential, partly due to technical limitations and partly from lack of industry push and guidance.

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Google’s Daydream VR is Officially Dead

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If you happen to be one of the few people who still use Google’s Daydream VR platform, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s officially dead. (If you didn’t know Daydream was a thing, that’s totally OK. I forgot it was, too.) Spotted by Android Authority, Google recently issued a service update for Daydream letting any lingering users know the software is no longer supported.

“You may still be able to access the service, but it won’t receive any more software or security updates,” said the support page. “The Daydream VR app is no longer supported by Google and may not work properly on some devices running Android 11 or later.”

Some recent reviews on the platform’s Google Play store page show users users having difficulty launching Chrome in Daydream, as well as one confirming that it does not work with the latest Android

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Google officially joins the 5G game with new flagship phone

Google on Wednesday launched the $699 (£599, AU$999) Pixel 5, its first phone with 5G wireless capabilities. 



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The release marks the first time the search giant will take advantage of the technology, which boasts anywhere from 10 to 100 times the speed of 4G cellular networks. Virtually all other Android phone makers, including Samsung , LG and Motorola , have introduced 5G phones over the past year and a half. Apple ‘s upcoming iPhone 12 is expected to be 5G as well.

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Google is also releasing a new version of the Pixel 4A , the midtier phone it announced last month, that can connect to 5G networks, too. The Pixel 4A 5G costs $499 (£499, AU$799), or $150 more than the non-5G version. Google showed off the new phones during a virtual event on Wednesday, when

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Palantir officially begins trading through a direct listing

  • Shares of the big data company Palantir began trading on Wednesday via a direct listing.
  • The New York Stock Exchange established a reference price of $7.25 per share, valuing the company at about $16 billion ahead of its official debut.
  • Palantir has yet to become profitable, raising questions from investors.
  • Palantir also has faced criticism from activists for its work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which the company has acknowledged poses a risk to its business — partially because yielding to the criticism might endanger its business with government clients.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Palantir, the secretive and often-controversial big data company founded by Peter Thiel, made its public markets debut on Wednesday with a splash, as investors bid up shares and gave the company a roughly $19 billion market capitalization.

Shares of Palantir began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday through a direct

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Coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature officially confirmed

Coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature, first recorded by UW-Madison, officially confirmed
The coldest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere was recorded in Greenland in 1991. That temperature, first documented by the UW–Madison Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, was just confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. Credit: NASA

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the coldest recorded temperature in the Northern Hemisphere.


The measurement was first recorded by a University of Wisconsin-Madison Antarctic Meteorological Research Center Automatic Weather Station in December 1991. An AWS is a standalone instrument suite developed by UW-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center and AMRC scientists and engineers to collect numerous environmental parameters such as air temperature, pressure, humidity, wind direction and speed. The information is then relayed via satellite back to SSEC in near real time.

Over time, these data have come to provide a benchmark for

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Female whale sharks officially named biggest fish in the sea

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The largest whale shark ever recorded was 18.8m long!

Female whale sharks have officially been named the biggest fish in the sea.

The average adult length of a whale shark is eight or nine metres – that’s about 28 feet.

But for nearly 10 years, there has been an ongoing debate amongst marine experts – is the male or female whale shark bigger?

According to a new study which was published in Frontiers in Marine Science, the 10-year long analysis has concluded…and females are officially bigger.

Their average length is now 14m (metres).

That’s taller than a double-decker bus, and almost as high as the letters of the Hollywood sign, which are 15m!

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The Hollywood sign is 15m tall

A team of fish biologists at the Australian Institute of Marine Science tracked 54 individual whale sharks over the course of a decade and recorded more than

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