Verizon’s cheapest 5G phone may soon be LG’s

Verizon’s cheapest 5G phone may soon be LG’s

The least expensive 5G-capable smartphone carried by Verizon right this minute is a Samsung Galaxy. There's the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW, as put on sale earlier today, hundreds of dollars cheaper than the next-most-inexpensive 5G phone on the carrier. The LG Q92 5G may soon take that title. Images leaked today suggest the new mid-range smartphone from LG could be the key to LG's late 2020 success in the United States.

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YouTube cracks down on videos intended to disrupt the election

YouTube cracks down on videos intended to disrupt the election

As the US presidential election nears, many companies are detailing the measures they've taken to prevent their platforms from being used as a tool to manipulate the public and interfere in politics. YouTube is the latest among them, revealing the steps it is taking to address the potential abuse of its streaming platform as a means for election interference. Which videos are facing the banhammer?

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Watch Microsoft justify Surface Duo

Watch Microsoft justify Surface Duo

It's fair to say that Microsoft's newest hardware is proving divisive, with Surface Duo splitting opinion between those who think it's potentially the future of computing, and critics who say it's just too expensive. The dual-touchscreen clamshell will cost a heady $1,400 when it goes on sale in September, and now Microsoft has released its thirty minute briefing video on just why it thinks that's worth it.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW released: Is it worth the money?

Verizon Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW released: Is it worth the money?

Today we're taking a brief look at the newly released Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW as released by Verizon in the summer of 2020. This device was released as a sort of alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S20, complete with 5G connectivity. Users were given the option to pay approximately $550 retail or around $15 a month for 24 months.

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Apple deleted Fortnite from the App Store [Update: Epic sues Apple]

Apple deleted Fortnite from the App Store [Update: Epic sues Apple]

Earlier today, Epic rolled out a new direct payment method for Fortnite on iOS and Android. With this new system, Fortnite players have the option of paying Epic directly for in-game purchases in exchange for a 20% discount on the items or V-Bucks they're buying. That's a big perk for players, and if they end up paying Epic directly, the company avoids using the App Store and Google Play Store as payment processors - and the 30% fee that Apple and Google skim off the top.

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Signal messaging app finally offers more control over random chats

Signal messaging app finally offers more control over random chats

Encrypted messaging app Signal is making it easier to evaluate a potential contact before letting them have access to your profile, giving users more control over who is able to connect with them. This new feature comes in the form of message requests, which means anyone who isn't already in your phone's contacts will be presented for you to accept or reject before they can message.

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These five 2021 Bronco concepts explain Ford’s strategy perfectly

These five 2021 Bronco concepts explain Ford’s strategy perfectly

Ford is cranking up the pressure on Wrangler and other SUVs, by doubling-down on the 2021 Bronco's bulging accessory portfolio. Official add-ons for the upcoming truck - along with the 2021 Bronco Sport that will launch later this year - were given equal billing in Ford's big Bronco announcement last month, and now it's showing just what can be done with that selection.

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Epic Games Store free game today works on your MacBook

Epic Games Store free game today works on your MacBook

The game "A Total War Saga: TROY" was released on the 13th of August, 2020, and through the Epic Games Store it was delivered for free. This game will eventually cost users approximately $50, but for now, it's available with a tap of the "GET" button. This is the latest game that's "free" through the Epic Games Store as such.

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Fall Guys players get free stuff after launch week server woes

Fall Guys players get free stuff after launch week server woes

At this point, it's clear that Fall Guys is a very popular game. Not only is it inescapable on streaming sites like Twitch, but for the game's first week following release, the servers often buckled under the sheer number of players trying to find a match. Those who contended with spotty servers throughout the first week are getting some goodies today, which are offered on the house as an apology from the developers.

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WHO: COVID-19 control possible with consistency and vigilance

WHO: COVID-19 control possible with consistency and vigilance

Today the World Health Organization spoke on humanity's current handling of global pandemic with COVID-19 here in August of 2020. Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical Lead, COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Program spoke in response to a question of numbers - how it may appear that we've flattened the curve, and how some countries appear to be doing quite well with COVID-19 suppression.

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Finally, some good Cadillac Lyriq news

Finally, some good Cadillac Lyriq news

It'd be easy to get disillusioned about the Cadillac Lyriq, its first all-electric car. After plenty of fanfare - and a few delays - we were finally treated to the sight of the luxury crossover last week, and a very handsome EV it is too. Unfortunately we also found out just when Cadillac actually expects to start building it, and there the news isn't so grand.

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Civilization VI arrives on Android after a very long wait

Civilization VI arrives on Android after a very long wait

Civilization VI first launched on PC and Mac in 2016, and in the four years since then, we've seen it come to a bunch of other platforms. The game launched on iPad in 2017, on iOS and Switch in 2018, and then on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2019. Firaxis and Aspyr - the company that largely handles the porting duties for Civ VI - have covered a lot of ground in these four years, but eagle-eyed readers (or those who read the title) will see there's a platform missing from that lineup: Android.

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