TECH fans are finally going to see Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy S10 launch later today – but is this new flagship smartphone a decent rival for Apple's latest iPhone models? We've put together the ultimate guide to the Galaxy S10 release date, specs, price and best features, plus the absolute latest Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e news, rumours and leaks. These include a Norwegian Galaxy S10 TV ad, which came to light just ahead of today's big Samsung Unpacked launch and has been widely shared on YouTube. As well as giving us a crystal clear look at the Galaxy S10, it also confirms the existence of Samsung's wireless earbuds, called Galaxy Buds. This guide also gives you a look at some of the Galaxy S10 cases set to launch with the new phone, and answers perhaps the most important question: will there be a 5G Galaxy S10 model? Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10 is right here.Samsung Unpacked 2019 live stream – date, time and how to watch the … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10: Ultimate guide to 2019’s BIGGEST phone release
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NORTH KOREA'S isolationism from the rest of the world has forced it to develop some barmy technology of its own. People in the hermit kingdom don't have access to the perks that come with capitalism, like shiny iPhones and social media. In their place, the country's repressive government has created heavily-censored Facebook clones, mediocre Android tablets, and a locked-down Internet that would drive most westerners crazy. Kim Jong-un just admitted that his nation's crumbling public services are too embarrassing to show to visiting leaders, amid thawing ties with its neighbour South Korea and evergreen adversary the US, and the same goes for its tech. This is what digital life in North Korea looks like. A tale of two Internets North Korea boasts two versions of the world wide web: an exclusive, restriction-free model for high-ranking government officials and people in select industries, and a threadbare alternative for everyone else. The latter is heavily curated, with some estimates … [Read more...] about Does North Korea have internet and smartphones? An inside look at the wacky tech in Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom
Contrary to popular belief, Fortnite hasn't taken over the world. Yes, it is ludicrously popular in North America and Europe, bringing in $126 million in February alone. In the weeks since the game launched on iOS, Epic earned an additional $15 million, as well as a few hilarious trend-pieces analyzing how schools have moved to keep kids off their phones in class. Fortnite has also famously ousted PUBG from the kingpin spot on Twitch, in a development that continues to cause a ton of consternation among PUBG's truest disciples. But seriously, despite all that buzz, despite those tectonic shifts in cultural cachet, Fortnite hasn't taken over the world, because Fortnite has yet to launch in China. No, you cannot acquire the game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, or mobile phones in China, and right now Epic is mum on a future release date. But it has to be coming, and probably sooner than later. This is a big deal, because PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to be a major force in China. If … [Read more...] about What happens when Fortnite hits China?
Fortnite, the game you’ve been playing on your £800 gaming PC or £400 console, is now playable on your phone. Admittedly the devices that can run it are around the same price, but the fact you can play one of the most popular PC games in the world right now on your mobile is impressive. This is the full Fortnite experience – well, the Battle Royale part of it – in your damn pocket. It’s the same map, ruleset, weapons, the same building mechanics, the same player count – there is parity everywhere except for in the controls and on the technical side. Playing on an iPhone X, I notice slight lag and a fair bit of texture pop-in. Others have reported the pop-in to be considerably worse on older devices, which is perhaps to be expected. Additionally, the textures are nowhere near the fidelity of the PC version, but they are by no means bad – everything looks sharp enough to play effectively, although spotting movement at long distances is … [Read more...] about Fortnite on iOS gives mobile players superpowers but makes them ineffective at range
A conservative estimate puts the value of the entire Neo Geo library of games - all European, US and Japanese variants - at around a quarter of a million dollars. Some of the games are so scarce that they come up for sale only once a decade. In October 2009, for example, an anonymous buyer paid $55,045.64 for the European versions of the fighting game Kizuna Encounter and the football game Ultimate 11 (as if guided by a scriptwriter's pen, the buyer carried a custom-made briefcase to meet the seller, to ensure the games remained pristinely cosy on the flight home). There are, it is estimated, fewer than ten copies of each game in existence. Even for the wealthiest game fanatic, then, there is almost no opportunity to play these games anywhere outside of a PC emulator. All this changed last year when a group of Spanish game enthusiasts released the NeoSD, a cartridge manufactured to look exactly like one of the chunky Neo Geo originals. As the name implies, the device, whose insides … [Read more...] about The SD card and the vintage video game revolution