iPhone 12 and 12 Pro 5G: Apple unveils super-speedy new phone lineup

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Apple’s new iPhone 12 — including its premium Pro model, pictured here — pack in 5G connectivity.


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Apple’s iPhones just got a lot faster. During its virtual event Tuesday, the company unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup — and all four new devices come with 5G, including the ultra-fast millimeter wave version. The company’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Max pack in some of the biggest advances Apple has made in years. 

The two middle phones go on sale next week (preorders begin this Friday), while the Mini and Max arrive in mid-November. The starting prices range from $699 for the Mini — making it one of the cheapest premium 5G phones on the

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A Look At Apple’s 5G IPhone Lineup

Apple’s four new iPhones announced Tuesday will be 5G capable of connecting to the fast new wireless networks which are being upgraded worldwide.

Apple’s release comes after testing its 5G usage with more than 100 wireless carriers around the world. Here is a look at the devices:

The iPhone 12 is the successor to the top-selling iPhone 11 launched last year and has a display of 6.1 inches. At a starting price of $799, it will be available October 23 in more than 30 countries.

The handset will be powered by Apple’s own A14 Bionic processor with a dual-camera, using what the company called “computational photography,” or digital technology to get the best images in all conditions.

Apple said the IPhone 12 will use a “smart data mode” that will assess 5G needs and balance speed and battery life automatically.

Apple calls the iPhone 12 mini “the smallest, thinnest, and

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The Wall Street Journal announces speaker lineup for its first ever virtual WSJ Tech Live

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Wall Street Journal is set to host its annual WSJ Tech Live conference online on October 19-21, 2020.  

Reimagining the online event experience, this year’s WSJ Tech Live will feature interviews with top executives from across the globe, exclusive demos, virtual excursions, a lively debate and an interactive town hall on the power tech companies wield and their responsibility to users.

The three day conference will cover a number of topics including a look at big tech, antitrust and regulation; the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, quantum computing and their potential to transform business and society; how companies are tackling complex questions of data and privacy while working to regain consumer trust; the new ecosystem of startups; the future of work

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Zero Motorcycles Reveals New 2021 Lineup Featuring Updated Design and Engineering Elements for an Elevated Riding Experience

The company’s 2021 Model Year lineup is headlined by the category-defining SR/S and will feature updated colorways and graphics for each model

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains, has announced the model year 2021 lineup. The updated product line is headlined by the reintroduction of the transformational SR/S, released earlier this year. The SR/S is Zero’s first fully-faired motorcycle, and is engineered to reward riders with 13% improvement in highway efficiency and range versus its un-faired sibling, the SR/F. The SR/S sets the benchmark in both technology and experience standards for premium motorcycles, and its most visible feature is the functionally advanced full-fairing. Along with this update, the aesthetic evolution for the brand can be seen in the updated colors and graphic options throughout the model line. Additionally, all Zero electric motorcycles for the 2021 line are powered by Zero’s cutting-edge Cypher II and Cypher III

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HyperX Adds New Wireless Cloud Buds to Audio Lineup

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 12, 2020–

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX wireless Cloud Buds ™. The new Cloud Buds offers a Bluetooth ® 5.0 wireless connection using Qualcomm aptX ™ HD and feature 14mm drivers that deliver immersive premium HyperX sound for a range of playing and listening applications. Discrete and portable, the new Cloud Buds delivers immersive on-the-go gaming and entertainment with signature HyperX comfort and a multi-functional mic, making them a great fit for today’s hybrid work and school environments that require extended hours of digital communication.

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HyperX Cloud Buds Wireless Headphones (Photo: Business Wire)

The Cloud Buds is designed with signature HyperX comfort, featuring three sizes of HyperX patented silicone ear tips to provide ultimate comfort and sound experiences on-the-go. The Cloud Buds also

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Apple iPhone 12 lineup could lead to 5G ‘supercycle’

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Apple’s iPhone 12 launch with 5G will complete the smartphone equation to make speedier wireless access a reality in the US. And coverage with broader price points will spur upgrades into 2021.

Analysts are expecting the iPhone 12 family–iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max–to all feature 5G. The models are rumored to cover a wide range of price points including the $400 to $700 range where the growth will be.

Now Android devices have been all over 5G, but Apple represents the 46% of the market in the US, according to Counterpoint Research. In addition, 5G devices have typically been reserved for the premium market until recently.

Apple’s iPhone 12 series will ensure the two leading smartphone platforms are 5G equipped. As a result, analysts are betting on another supercycle for the iPhone, or a once in a decade upgrade cycle.  

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Verizon adds 8-inch TCL Tab to its Android tablet lineup

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TCL Tab 8

You might recognize the TCL brand from its value-priced Roku TVs sold through Amazon, Best Buy and the like, but it’s been a player in the mobile space through its manufacturing of phones for the likes of Alcatel and BlackBerry. In 2020, the Chinese company has moved to release Android phones under its own moniker, which have been well-reviewed by ZDNet’s own reviewers (here and here). Next up: launching into the tablet market through a partnership with Verizon.

Whereas it’s selling its TCL 10 Pro and 10L smartphones unlocked in the U.S., it’s taking a different approach with its Tab 8 tablet by hooking up with a wireless carrier. At $199.99, or $8.33 per month for 24 months, the 8-inch slate is Verizon’s cheapest tablet offering, about three dollars per month cheaper than an 8.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Though the Galaxy Tab has a slightly bigger screen

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What to Expect at October’s Apple Event: New iPhone 12 Lineup, Smaller HomePod Mini, Wireless Chargers and More

Apple’s second fall 2020 event, “Hi, Speed,” is set to be held on Tuesday, October 13. Apple already held an event in September, but it was focused on the iPad Air and the Apple Watch rather than iPhones as usual.

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October’s event is expected to be much more exciting, because it will see Apple unveil the much-anticipated iPhone 12 lineup with some of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the iPhone in years, including a redesign. Rumors suggest we could maybe see other long-awaited products such as the AirTags, smaller and more affordable HomePod, AirPods Studio over-ear headphones, and perhaps even an Apple Silicon Mac.

We’ve rounded up everything we know about the products that Apple might announce at the event so you know what to expect on Tuesday. Note that the images below are mockups of what we’re expecting based

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Leaked Bethesda Game Collections Hint Upcoming Lineup Could Be For Xbox Series

KEY POINTS

  • Microsoft recently acquired Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Studios
  • The acquisition provides Microsoft access to a wide range of hit games and franchises from Bethesda
  • A recent leak may have revealed the upcoming games that Bethesda is working for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Two collections of games from videogame publisher Bethesda, apparently being developed for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, were recently leaked online.

Microsoft recently acquired Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax Studios.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) recently issued ratings for the two collections, which include the “Wolfenstein Alt History Collection” and the “Dishonored & Prey: The Arkane Collection”. Both collections list the Xbox Series consoles as their only platforms, suggesting that they could release as Xbox-exclusives.

Each of the game collection features four games but there is no information regarding the specific titles included in them. There are speculations that

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HyperX Adds Blue Mechanical Switches to Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard Lineup

New Durable Mechanical Keyboard Offers Reliable HyperX Blue Switches and Minimalistic Design for Gaming Setups and Home Offices

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is shipping the new HyperX Alloy Origins™ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard featuring HyperX Blue mechanical switches. Built for performance and longevity, HyperX Blue mechanical switches offer a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating to meet gaming and work from home needs. The full-sized HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard features a minimalistic, compact design with RGB backlit keys to enhance home offices and PC gaming setups. HyperX blue switches are favored by gamers that like clicky key sounds and operating action.

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HyperX Adds Blue Mechanical Switches to Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard Lineup. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard is the first full-sized gaming keyboard built with HyperX

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