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admin 4 is currently the senior editor for 88gadget.info. Based in Fargo, North Dakota, admin 4 responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-000 of 88gadget.info. He has been investigating and reporting on the tech and design industry for over a decade.

This holiday, check your old phone for a fat battery

This holiday, check your old phone for a fat battery

I found something in a junk drawer this week that was at first exciting, then alarming. In the drawer was an old smartphone that I'd not powered on for several years, at least. Cool, I'll just start it up and time travel back to the point at which I last turned it off, right? But wait a moment here... this phone is significantly thicker than it was when I last saw it. This is not good.

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The Mandalorian S2E5 might’ve just spun off like Golden Girls

The Mandalorian S2E5 might’ve just spun off like Golden Girls

I was shocked, pleased, excited, then flabbergasted watching the latest episode of The Mandalorian. This episode took what we'd guessed about the near-future of the series and the inclusion of certain actors playing some BIG NAME roles, and shook it all up. Before you go any further, note that this is your first and last SPOILER ALERT. Do not read this article until you've seen The Mandalorian Chapter 13, AKA The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5!

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OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition unboxing – a packaging design masterpiece

OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition unboxing – a packaging design masterpiece

This week I unboxed the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition, and I was shocked. The phone, the bits I'd seen in the preview several weeks ago, those weren't shocking. They did not disappoint! But it was the detail in every element I wasn't able to see in the preview that surprised me. I was surprised to see such quality and extreme attention to detail in every aspect of the design of this device, from the outermost packaging to the materials used throughout.

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3Doodler Pro+ Review – An upgrade, not for all

3Doodler Pro+ Review – An upgrade, not for all

The 3Doodler Pro+ is a 3D printing pen. It's very similar to the first several 3Doodler devices, all of which are still very capable tools. The 3Doodler Pro+ tweaks the abilities of the otherwise most advanced 3Doodler 3D printing pen, refining the experience with new materials, new pen tips, and a more sleek industrial design.

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Disney+ Star might just swallow up Hulu, ESPN+, and more

Disney+ Star might just swallow up Hulu, ESPN+, and more

This week we've gotten word that the next major release from Disney won't be additional content inside Disney+. While the company's main streaming service will continue to get programming suitable for the whole family, Disney+ Star will presumably get the rest of the content to which Disney currently has the streaming rights. That includes content from ABC, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and 20th Century Studios.

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Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross art can now be found on Magic cards. That's Magic: The Gathering, the collectable card game, and Bob Ross, the painter. Ross' artwork is included in a new box set of land cards in limited edition box sets, foil and non-foil. What better way to celebrate the passing of the year 2020 than with 10 land cards with artwork from The Happy One?

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Permanent work-from-home plans expand – Square Enix is next

Permanent work-from-home plans expand – Square Enix is next

Throughout the year 2020, a wide variety of companies announced that they'd be testing work-from-home strategies. In the last few months, several companies announced that they'd be initiating permanent or semi-permanent work-from-home options for their workers. The latest major company to deliver an announcement on this sort of future-ready strategy heavily reliant on the connectivity delivered by the internet is Square Enix.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 feature may baffle Bixby haters

Samsung Galaxy S21 feature may baffle Bixby haters

The Samsung Galaxy S21 was tipped today to include a feature that'll baffle haters of the Samsung voice assistant Bixby. The inclusion of a dedicated Bixby button on Samsung devices over the past few years just became extra strange. Samsung's just been tipped to expand on their use of Bixby, this time with a feature that some users may remember... sorta already existed on Samsung Galaxy smartphones in the past, but does not exist on the most modern round of devices.

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Epic Games free game expires today – Elite Dangerous

Epic Games free game expires today – Elite Dangerous

Right this minute the folks at Epic Games are effectively giving a game away for free, but it won't be free for long. The game is called Elite Dangerous, it's an online game, it's highly populated, and it's free. Normally the game would cost you a few bucks, but the Epic Games Store wants you to download and keep their store on your computer, so they're doing a sort of loss-leader situation with the game Elite Dangerous to get you in the mix.

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Nintendo Switch Pro tip puts holiday Zelda plans on hold

Nintendo Switch Pro tip puts holiday Zelda plans on hold

The last few Nintendo Switch fans holding out hope for a "Pro" model in the year 2020 may have finally given in. Tips from insider sources and leaks this week suggest that the Nintendo Switch Pro has a tentative release date schedule set around the holiday season - but a year from now. Given the monstrous continued sales of the original Nintendo Switch along with the bevy of super-successful games released in the last few months, Nintendo's schedule suggests your best bet is spending that holiday cash on games here in the next few weeks.

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Rainbow Six Siege next-gen upgrade release – 4K 120FPS day 1

Rainbow Six Siege next-gen upgrade release – 4K 120FPS day 1

Today we're looking at next-gen console details for Rainbow Six Siege. That's the latest in Rainbow Six action for both the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Microsoft Xbox Series X. A set of new videos released today gives us a closer look at what we should expect from this monster game and its near-future evolution.

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Fortnite leak tips biggest feature add-on yet

Fortnite leak tips biggest feature add-on yet

A tip this week says Fortnite will soon have a feature that'll change the game. Where in the past, the idea that anyone would be "modding" Fortnite was punishable by ban. Now, if what's in the works is indeed what's expected, Epic Games is far more open to the idea that users might want to make Fortnite their own personal do-anything playground for chaos.

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