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Currently managing editor at 88gadget.info, admin 4 has been with the site for more than a decade. With a background in graphic design, Chris' eclectic coverage spans UX, 3D printing, mixed reality, and new media, in addition to bringing his exacting eye for detail to smartphones and tablets. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

iPhone 13 models leak in EEC: 7 codes, 3 sizes

iPhone 13 models leak in EEC: 7 codes, 3 sizes

This week several Apple iPhone products appeared in a regulatory filing database with the EEC. This is the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a filing database that is one of several with reliable information about Apple product models. In this particular filing, we see several new iPhone devices running iOS 14 as made public on June 11, 2021. It would appear that at least 7 different models were logged - but it remains likely that Apple's iPhone 13 collection will span four individual models here in the USA, with three basic display sizes.

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Pokemon GO update teardown reveals music and new graphics

Pokemon GO update teardown reveals music and new graphics

The latest update for Pokemon GO revealed new music, confetti, and graphics for the game. Several new assets in the game's files suggest that Niantic is preparing for the fast-approaching Pokemon GO Fest 2021, complete with rock and pop music for different maps, music notes, and a brand new intro curtain for the start of said event. Meloetta will apparently be playing a significant role in this event, as several new graphics were added for the event with Meloetta in the name - graphics that aren't just moves or the Pokemon monster itself!

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Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

The game Control is interesting - of that you can be sure. Due in part to the far-too-simple name of the game, you might've missed the release back in August of 2019. Today we're going to take a quick look at Control, as developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. Once you've seen what it's all about, you might want to head over to the Epic Games Store where the game is "free" for a while.

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New Among Us Hide & Seek mode, Visor Cosmetics, Achievements

New Among Us Hide & Seek mode, Visor Cosmetics, Achievements

The developers that make Among Us revealed today that they're bringing a new game mode to the title. This new mode will be called Hide & Seek. For a game as simple as Among Us, a whole new "mode" of gameplay can mean everything. In this case, it could make or break the future of the viral hit. There are also a bunch of new roles coming to the game - and new colors and skins, too!

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Netflix Masters of the Universe Revelation trailer: Bashasaurus and an epic cast

Netflix Masters of the Universe Revelation trailer: Bashasaurus and an epic cast

When Netflix started releasing She-Ra back in 2018, it seemed inevitable that they'd include He-Man in some form or another. As it turned out, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was fantastic enough - and gathered a fanbase massive enough - that it needed no assistance from the likes of its original co-brand. At the same time, Netflix decided it wanted to go ahead and create another show based on the original toy line, this time literally picking up where the original 1980's TV show (based on the toys) left off.

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Netflix shop opens with clothing, toys, and “blood spattered” jewelry

Netflix shop opens with clothing, toys, and “blood spattered” jewelry

Netflix opened their first online shop this week, powered by Shopify. They've 000ed up with a few radical designers to release their first bits of clothing, all with inspiration from some of Netflix's own IP. Shows like Yasuke and Eden lead the way, with collaboration and production power from the streetwear brand Hypland as well as clothing and product maker EDEN.

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Pokemon GO Mega Slowbro raid counters: Best to beat the weirdo

Pokemon GO Mega Slowbro raid counters: Best to beat the weirdo

There's a Shiny Mega Slowbro at a Pokemon gym near you, if you're lucky, starting this week. This raid boss is an absolute monster, a Pokemon GO champion, a goofy beast the likes of which COULD be Shiny once you've beaten it in single combat. Mega Slowbro is a Psychic and Water type Pokemon, most vulnerable VS Ghost, Dark, Electric, Bug, and Grass Pokemon.

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Walmart onn. Android TV devices released in two tiny sizes

Walmart onn. Android TV devices released in two tiny sizes

This week Walmart released their "onn." collection of Android TV devices, for real this time. These devices have appeared in leaks more than once before - now they're out there in the real world, for sale. There's a 4K Streaming Device and an FHD Streaming Stick in the mix, both at Walmart stores across the United States.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Go released with Qualcomm processor, Dolby Atmos, 14-inch screen

Samsung Galaxy Book Go released with Qualcomm processor, Dolby Atmos, 14-inch screen

There's a new notebook on the market from Samsung called the Samsung Galaxy Book Go. This device has a 14-inch TFT FHD display (1920 x 1080 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform (CPU), and Qualcomm Adreno GPU. The most enticing bit about this piece of hardware is the prospect of using it as an entertainment machine, given its relatively low price ($349) and Dolby Atmos speakers.

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The USPS’ dog attack rankings is the 2020 scorecard we never knew we needed

The USPS’ dog attack rankings is the 2020 scorecard we never knew we needed

The United States Postal Office released a chart ranking individual cities and states in dog attacks for the year 2020. This is not the first time the USPS released such a chart - as such, they have numbers of dog attacks available for both the top 25 cities and the top 10 states. While it's certainly not a ranking a state should be proud of, it's interesting to see which states have the most (reported) dog attacks on postal workers this past year - and which states have had the most dog attacks reported since the ranking system began to be tabulated.

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FaceTime could be the generic “video call”, but Apple won’t allow it

FaceTime could be the generic “video call”, but Apple won’t allow it

The brand name "FaceTime" could be genericised if Apple were willing to release it to alternate platforms. Here in June of 2021, Apple revealed that FaceTime would soon move just a TINY bit beyond iOS and macOS devices, courtesy of a web browser-based system for the video call platform. Once iOS 15 is out for new iPhones and iPadOS 15 is out for iPad, Windows and Android devices will be able to participate in FaceTime calls.

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iPhone 13 may return to camera dominance in 2021

iPhone 13 may return to camera dominance in 2021

The next iPhone could very well put Apple back in the driver's seat for smartphone camera innovation, so says today's Digitimes report. It's likely Apple's upgraded collection of iPhone devices set for release in the year 2021 will increase their use of VCMs. Increased demand for VCM components (voice coil motors) point to significant upgrades in 3D sensors and higher-end camera modules for the iPhone 13 family.

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